“When it is all over” pzkpfw. 38t 1:35

Here we have a rather simple and quick model of a german Pz.Kpfw. 38t.

Sadly I wasn’t able to do anything special with it, since it was a commsion made by a a good friend of mine where he wanted me to create a loose recreation of a historical picture. Due to copyright I can not show it here, but it can be easily found by searching for it.

Build after the reference
The “free style” part of the build

My guess was a detonation of the ammunition stored in the back of the turret, thus I modeled it with that thought in mind. And I have to say that it really was interesting working with these thin bolted armour since they act completly differently than the thick welded armour you usually have. As can be seen in the pictures I opted for the metal sheets to be bend into two different directions. The first were bend inwards towards the impact and the second in the direction of the detonation (outwards).

Furthermore more I made a very simple inferior to stay within my timeframe, because the cupolar and drivers hatch were seen open and I was certain from the moment I saw the picture, that I wanted to recreate it.

The interior, but as much as there can be seen here will never be visible to the audience

In the end it was a nice “in between” project and a good training to recreate a historical picture, which I haven’t done in a long time. He was also very pleased by the finished product – so a win win situation for everyone. I just wish I had a little more time to fix some minor things like the simplified weathering on the interior or the tracks.

The kit I used was the “Panzer Kpfw. 38(t) Ausf.b with full interior by tristar (35039) and I have to say that it is highly recommendable. All parts fit together nicely and no aftermarket is necessary. Of course you can add some, but you can build a nice model “out of box”. Just like I did here btw.

Any of you have an opinion? I would be very happy about a comment. Otherwise you can also contact me here, in case you don’t want it to be published.


  1. gralion torile

    With havin so much content and articles do you ever run into any issues of plagorism or copyright infringement? My website has a lot of completely unique content I’ve either created myself or outsourced but it appears a lot of it is popping it up all over the internet without my agreement. Do you know any solutions to help stop content from being ripped off? I’d really appreciate it.

    • darian.nelles

      Hi Gralion,
      I personally do not really have a problem with that currently, since my area of work is very much for a small interest group. In addition to this i currently try to go to conventions to present my work and conect them with my name, though for your kind of content that might be difficult. The only thing i can recommend, which i also do, is to make a copyright notice for your content on the website, stating that this content here, unless otherwise statet belongs to you and will be taken down, when used without your permission. When you then find your videos contact the copying author. or similar to bring him to delete the copyed stuff,
      hope i could help

  2. zoritoler imol

    I always was concerned in this subject and stock still am, regards for posting.

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