|Not just any old truck could recover a Tiger!|
|The only wartime photo (1944) I can find showing the Sd.kfz 'Famo' in use|
with the Finns gives a glimpse of the huge vehicle taking part in some sort of
army review in front of command staff. You can clearly make out the front of
the Famo on the left, but - tantalisingly - could this be a fleeting appearance
of one of the Finn's Bussing-NAG recovery cranes on the right?
Picture source: SA KUVA Finnish wartime archive.
|Oh my! Braille Scale porn! And, for the first time, a 'premium' display quality|
kit...A real beauty!
|Yet another cheap Altaya diecast model fresh off eBay!|
The solution seemed simple - transplant the crane onto the Bussing-NAG and convert the Famo back into the standard crew-carrying version of the half-track. (Lucky for me Trumpeter include the parts needed to make the standard version of the Famo in the kit!)
Both kit and diecast model look very nice. Obviously the Trumpeter kit should look fantastic but what amazed me most of all about both kit and model was the sheer size of the vehicles! Thus far I have been making pre-war era medium trucks and these wartime goliaths dwarf my earlier models.
|The big Bussing-NAG compared to a contemporary medium truck! Oh heck!|
|Really that big? Oh yes, they really were! OMG!|