Hetzer – Weathering

Adding a weathering to this scale model of Hetzer was useful to give a more realisti look to the entire work.

The weathering on this model is similar to that performed on other works already seen before. I started with "dotted" oil color filters, that blended together the various colors of the camo. Then I continued adding effects of rust, dust, and oil and fuel stains.

Hetzer – Assembling

This kit by Academy impressed me for the easy of assembling, for the precision of its seam lines and for its high detail.

This model by Academy (no. 13230) shows a light tank destroyer Jagdpanzer 38(t) "Hetzer", built in Czechoslovakia but used by the German Army during the final months of the Second World War.

By Adamicz (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons

Hetzer – History

History of Jagdpanzer 38(t) “Hetzer”, a Czechoslovakian-built German tank destroyed used during the Second World War.

The Jagdpanzer 38(t), nicknamed by the crews "Hetzer" ("baiter"), was a German light tank destroyer used in the last months of the Second World War. It was based on the chassis of the Panzerkampfwagen 38(t), a Czech ("tschechisch" in German, hence the "t") light tank, obsolete in 1944 but still with adequate mobility, reliable and easily maintainable.