From the Shed: Beute Panzer Platoon.

One of the tank history blogs that I follow (and highly recommend) is – a bit ago they did a post on French tanks in German service after 1940. After reading it I thought it would make a nice project for my 3D printer.

The tanks were sourced from the ever prolific Bergmann from Thingiverse. Doing this project really made me appreciate my £d printer as it is not something I would have done if I had to buy the resin models as before.

The tanks were actually all printed out a long time ago- just after the publication of the blog post- but have waited for paint until I got the decals for them. I wanted to num,ber them properly as one platoon: 331-335, third company, third platoon, tanks 1-5 with number 1 being the command Somua.

I may yet print out more and do them in the later camo scheme for use in Normandy and the Balkans towards the end of the war….



25 comments on “From the Shed: Beute Panzer Platoon.

  1. tehlulzpare says:

    Very nice! Bergmann has done a great service to the hobby; they scale up well to 1/56th in my experience. Now that I play flames of war, perhaps I’ll print some in their default scale.

    Do you intend to wargame with these? And if so, what ruleset?

  2. These look excellent Pete.

  3. I printed several of Bergman’s models, converted to 6mm, until my printer gave up talking to my PC.

  4. Very nice, I love the dirty tracks.

  5. Very nice, Pete! 🙂 And they come with the German-style split hatches as well!

  6. Ohh I’m liking these Pete

  7. Marvin says:

    Lovely creations! Looking good with the decals.

  8. Nice Pete, love these!

  9. Ann says:

    Prettily painted tanks and nice sculpts too.

  10. These are damn fine models for 3d printing. The painting and decal work is nice as well. Subtle and clean.

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