The 29th model I completed depicts a French-built Renault FT-17 tank, produced towards the end of the First World War, put in a diorama. Due to the pandemic, I took a bit to finish it, from September 2019 to November 2021.
The Renault FT, later also known as FT-17, is considered the first tank of the History with "modern" features ever built. It was developed in France during the First World War.
The Tiger II was a heavy tank used by the German Army (Wehrmacht) during the Second World War, successor of the more famous Tiger I. It was unofficially nicknamed Königstiger ("Bengal tiger") by the Germans and King Tiger or Royal Tiger by the Allies. Here are some information about its history.
The 28th model I made represents a US-built M88 A1G armored recovery vehicle (ARV), operated by the German armed forces (Bundeswehr) under the designation Bergepanzer 1. It took approximately one year and 9 months to build, from September 2018 to late May 2020.
The Bergepanzer 1 is an armored recovery vehicle used by the armed forces of the Federal Republic of Germany (Bundeswehr). It is a variant of the American vehicle M88, which is in turn based on the chassis of the M48 and M60 combat tanks.