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Blue Star Model Company is proud to offer for its initial 1/16th scale release the notorious German JADGPANZER HETZER 38tor "BAITER". Two years in the making, and designed using the latest in AutoCad and Stereolithography, Blue Star Models has accurately captured all of the details of this historic piece of German military might.
This static (non-RC) resin kit offers the modeler one of the most detailed and accurate models of this famous WWII Tank Destroyer. Blue Star Models has even included extra details to build your HETZER in one of many variations. Those extra details include 2 optional rear engine decks(early or mid-production), 2 Pak 39/L48 main guns (1 with muzzle cap and one threaded barrel), Choice of early or late gun mantlets, 2 Drivers Visors, (earlyor late caststyle), 26 bolt pattern Road Wheels with inner bolt details, Super detailed remote MG-34 with or without stock. Accurate commanders scissors periscope with postionable swing arm. Accurate "foundry cast" texture on mantlets and "rolled steel" textures on all flat armor plates.
Other details on this model include adjustable suspension arms, main gun elevates and traverses,Inner details on Drive Sprockets and adjustable Rear Idler Wheels, MG-34 with optionalstock and adjustable commanders periscope, 2 large sheets of photoetch parts includingdetails such as the sliding rear air intake cover/screen, 6 piece side armor skirts, 2 style of tool boxes (perforated and solid), front and rear fenders, AFV tool hold downs and periscope guardsjust to name but a little of the details.
Oh, and did we mention the link to link track! 210 individual track links so you can display your model with the correct "sag" of the tracks or drill out the ends and have working tracks.
Decals include markings in both red with white outline numerals and solid black numerals allowing you to model vehicles from both the battalion staff section and any of the 3 Hetzer Company vehicles. National markings include 3 style of national crosses and we've even thrown in 3 vehicle"nicknames" painted byHetzer crewmen.
Each HETZER kitcomes with a fully illustrated assembly instructions, and complete etch instructionsrendered by Mr. Willy Peeters, noted military artist and the mastermind behind Kendal Model Companies (KMC)wonderful resin products as well as former chief artist for Verlinden Productions. So you know you are getting the best.
Blue Star Models is currently in production of the limited run HETZER and will be shipping these tanks on a first come first ordered basis. Foreign Orders will be billed the standard air mail rate for your country.We have a lot of questions about shipping price to Germany. Shipping to Germany is about$27. PLEASE READ SHIPPING DETAILS / INFORMATION IS YOU LIVE OUTSIDE OF USA OR CANADA.
All kits are made to order, so allow at least 2 weeks for delivery. We try to fill orders on a "first in - first out" basis and also as fast as we can but production can get bogged down at times casuing a longer than normal wait.
All of our kits are only available direct fromBlue Star Models. So, you won't see them in any stores. Don't wait - Get yours today!
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Not recommended for modelers under age16. Advanced modelling skills required.
NOTE: THERE WILL BE A CHANGE TO THIS ITEM / sale BEGINNING SOMETIME IN APRIL 2012. THIS KIT (BSM15001) WILL BE DISCONTINUED AND REPLACED WITH 2 OTHER VERSIONS (BSM15002 & BSM15003). THE FIRST PRODUCT (BSM15002) WILL BE A EARLY-MID HETZER (FORMER BSM15001 kit) AND THE SECOND PRODUCT WILL BE A LATE WAR HETZER.
EACH KIT WILL ONLY CONTAIN PARTS FOR THAT KIT, UNLIKE BSM15001 THAT CONTAINS PARTS TO BUILD EITHER VERSION.
ALSO LATE HETZER KIT (BSM15003)WILL NOWFEATURE NEW RIVETED ROAD WHEELS< LATE WAR EXHAUST< CUT DOWN MG-34 GUN SHIELDS, & 6 HOLE REAR IDLER WHEEL.
BSM15004 (NOT YET AVAILABLE) WILL BE A 1/16th BERGEHETZER.