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Wiking’s Hanomag K55 crawler tractor 1/25 scale [#2 front grill] [video]

May 15, 2012

by Seb Perez

Here is the second part of Wiking’s Hanomag K55 crawler tractor in 1/25 scale. This time I’m adding more detail to the front grill.

First of all i had to cut the gas tank, hood and front grill in separate pieces as they were molded all together in one piece. Soon after starting cutting and shaping the model i realized that the plastic is very rigid and therefore breaks easily. Is not as flexible as the styrene used on traditional model kits (this is not kit! maybe they use a different plastic for this kind of “toys”… I don’t know)

The plastic is also very thick so I soon realized that it was not a good idea to cut each section of the front grill open and decided to cut the whole grill open after molding it on aluminum sheet.

Have a look at the video and the pics below for more details, enjoy!

 

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monster May 16, 2012 at 6:52 pm

Hello, you do great job on your models. I like many of your ideas. You can show my models on my website. Good visit.

Seb May 17, 2012 at 9:48 am

HI monster, thanks for your feedback. I’ll have a look at your site! Thanks for sharing

Hiroshi May 21, 2012 at 1:46 pm

Looks fantastic! It’s definitely coming along nicely, I greatly enjoy seeing your work.

Seb May 21, 2012 at 1:52 pm

Thanks Hiroshi! I greatly enjoy your kind words! 😉

Mark September 1, 2012 at 1:57 am

Great work. This site is fantastic. I’m new to this site, thanks for advertising in S.A.E.
Now the big question… Who do I have to slap to get one of these Tractors? I need one of these.

Seb September 1, 2012 at 9:22 pm

Hi Mark, you have to google for “Wiking Hanomag K55 1/25 scale”, search in ebay, amazon or your local scale model store. They are still available and are quite cheap (15 to 20 US-dollars). It’s a very basic model but it has lots of potential, as you’ve seen here. Enjoy!

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