Panzer Crew 1945 Set 1
FC Modeltrend, 1/35 scale
Reviewed by Brett Green
F i r s t L o o k
FC Modeltrend has a growing range of 3D printed accessories, full kits and figures.
One of their newest figure sets is Panzer Crew 1945 Set 1.
They don't come much simpler than this.
The set supplies two standing figures - a late-war German Panzer officer and a crewman - produced by 3D printing.
The officer is wearing a peaked cap and has a jacket slung over his shoulder.
The crewman is wearing aside cap and has his thumbs hooked in his trouser pockets.
Facial features and fabric draping looks very natural.
The poses are casual and versatile.
3D Printing quality is excellent with no visible striations that I have been able to find.
The figures have been supported during the printing process with fine strips / rods. These taper inward where they attach to the actual figures, so clean-up may be a bit tedious but certainly not difficult.
I would recommend nipping the rods as close as possible to the kit part with a good quality sprue cutter and then cleaning up any residue with a new hobby blade and a sanding stick. This should be a good task to undertake while binging your favourite streaming series on TV.
C o n c l u s i o n
FC Modeltrend’s 3D kits, accesssories and figures are a pointer to the future of our hobby.
3D printing will allow very short runs of even the most esoteric subjects with no compromise in terms of detail or quality.
Parts breakdown and assembly will be very simple in these scale models of the future.
Thanks to FC Modeltrend for the sample www.fcmodeltrend.com
Text and Images by Brett Green