Hetzers were very effective tankhunters, built by Skoda on the 38t chassis. This Hetzer represent a halfbuilt model pulled up by the Czech insurgents during the final days of 1945. By that time the Reich had fallen, Czechoslovacia was surrounded from one side the US armies from the other the Soviets. People took up arms to end it all and this is one of the heroes, converted as a moving MG pillbox. I have to thank the Czech historian Tomas Jakl who has helped me a lot with references.
Till date it has been a great debate these hetzers what colour they had, or no colour at all. It seems that probably they went out in just their primer, but again no one is certain what was the primer as during that period the factories used at least two types ...
So back to the model, thank God took me long playing around this beast, as in the meantime MrJakl provided with some updates and had to correct the already constructed model. I am basing my model on one of the first group of liberated Hetzers that took part in the Prague fighting.
The model is Dragon, Hetzer Late Type. Updates were Aber PE, probably took more to finish up then the model, especially hinges as these are workable, some basic updates and damages, the idler is an SKP resin offering and the fenders were thinned out but kept the plastic ones as are decent enough and tracks had to rely on the only late type workable type, Model Kasten. Some updates the insurgent made as this vehicle was unarmed and without a gun, was they added a wooden cover visionport and also opened up a new viewing window cut on the front under the armoured one of the hetzer.