Wednesday, June 14

MiniArt upscale their German‌ Traffic ‌Tractor‌ ‌D8506 with Roof in 24th scale.

When MiniArt made their recent Lanz Bulldog series of tractors in 1/35th scale many wanted these upscaled to  1/24th scale. this release sees their series in 24th nearly rounded out. We have details on this tractor & the kit, including colours & plastic in our preview...

MiniArt upscale their German‌ Traffic ‌Tractor‌ ‌D8506 with Roof in 24th scale.

German‌ Traffic ‌Tractor‌ ‌D8506 with Roof
From MiniArt Models
Kit No #24010
1/24th scale
Tractor & three marking choices inside the box.
The Lanz D8506 tractor was nicknamed the "Bulldog" because of its compact, stocky, and robust appearance. The tractor was a multi-fuel vehicle. The single-cylinder hot-bulb engine ran on heavy oils such as tar, distillation residues such as naphtha and mazut, and other unusual oils (including vegetables) for which there was no use in the combustion of a vehicle until then. This helped during the Great Recession of the 1930s when any fuel was better than none to run their machinery.

A modern restored and running D8506 with the rounded roof.
Lanz Bulldog tractors were able to stay on the production line for many decades (at least in Germany) because their 2-stroke hot-bulb engine was cheap to produce and required little fuel ignitability and resistance to detonation. The simplicity and practicality, combined with the robustness of the vehicle allowed Heinrich Lanz AG to sell the vehicle in a consistent manner, and the tractor concept evolved over the years, becoming an example of commercial success that lasted decades, mainly in Germany.

The 1/24th scale German‌ Traffic ‌Tractor‌ ‌D8506 with Roof kit from MiniArt...
MiniArt Models has given us the new rubber tyre version of the German Traffic Tractor D8506 with roof in 1/24th scale, a kit that many modellers have been asking for a while. This version sports new tyres (in plastic) in place of the steel wheels of the earlier version. This, along with the part cabin for protection of the driver.

The model features several sprues in light grey and clear injection moulded plastic that make the tractor...
The smaller tyres are of the sandwich type to keep the tread intact.
The larger tyres (moulded in plastic - whew) are a feature of this kit.
Clear parts for the cab are included
 Decal sheet included
Three marking choices are included in the box...

That is all we know about this kit so far, See more about all of MiniArt's kits on their website...

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