27. Januar 2010

Raupenschlepper Ost paper kit by Satoshi Yoshioka

If you mentioned my linklist on the right side of this blog you will find Satoshi Yoshioka's website who designs model kits building from paper. There is a nice sortiment (15+) of downloadable model kits.

I downloaded the kit of the Raupenschlepper Ost as tractor for one of my two artillery batteries. The PDF document contains all parts for two simple models of the RSO on one DIN A4 page. Unfortunally the RSOs are grey colored that I had to modify this kit for my personal use.

This picture shows my first try with the building of paper kits, and I was surprised that the building went only with some minor problems. I changed all grey parts to white that I can paint them with water colors in some camo pattern.

My cmera makes a little trouble that I made only one picture of it. The figures come from the figure set "German Auto Infantry" of Russian producer Mars. They look like they are pirated copies from Matchbox and Airfix, maybe I will do a comparison of this figures in the future.

At the moment I am designing the interior section for the RSO. When it is done I will make it downloadable
in order to supply the RSO with some interior equipment. In the next days some more pictures of the paper kits will come.


I compared the measures of my kit (51 mm lengh) and the measures that I found in the wikipedia (4425 mm lengh). It seems like the model I build is not 1:72. The comparison resulted that the kit is in 1:87 scale, that means that i have to do some conversions on the scale.

If someone of you has an 1:87 or 1:72 model or kit of the RSO, it would be nice if you could post the lengh of it in the comments.


easternfunker hat gesagt…


They can tell you themodel kit length and the real length!

Captain hat gesagt…

Thank you for that link, looks like an interesting forum. Fortunately I found out what went wrong and tonight I will start a new try on this kit.

easternfunker hat gesagt…

They are friendly people at that forum and it has people right around the world on it, so perfect English isn't needed.

Maverick Collecting hat gesagt…

I have an old metal one which I think was Skytrex (1:76) it is has a round (steel) cab and GS body and is exactly 55mm long.

Captain hat gesagt…

Thaks for that information, I will write something about the second try with this kit soon.