German Brummbär (Late production) (Tamiya)

This is the Tamiya 35 353 kit in 1/35 scale, of the ‘German Brummbär (Late production)’.

German Brummbär (Late production)


Developed for infantry support during WWII, the Assault Tank IV married the trusty Pz.Kpfw.IV chassis with a simple fighting compartment featuring 100mm of front and 50mm of side armor, plus a high-powered 15cm gun that could defeat 160mm of 30-degree armor from 5km.

Its variants can largely be grouped into early, mid and late production types, the latter of which was most numerous with 160 examples manufactured between May 1944 and March 1945. Feedback from crews of earlier Brummbärs had led to new a fighting compartment design and cupola, plus partial use of steel road wheels.

Brummbärs were assigned to their own dedicated Assault Tank Battalions and fought on the Eastern Front and in Italy as the war drew to its conclusion.

Source: Tamiya website


German Sturmpanzer IV (Early version) (Tristar)

This is the Tristar 35038 kit in 1/35 scale, of the ‘German Sturmpanzer IV – Early version’.

German Sturmpanzer IV


The Sturmpanzer (also known as Sturmpanzer 43 or Sd.Kfz.166) was a German armoured infantry support gun based on the Panzer IV chassis used in the Second World War. It was used at the Battles of Kursk, Anzio, Normandy, and helped to put down the Warsaw Uprising.

It was known by the nickname Brummbär (German: “Grouch”) by Allied intelligence, a name which was not used by the Germans.

Just over 300 vehicles were built and they were assigned to four independent battalions.

Source: Wikipedia


Where I got it

  • Hobbymesse 2013