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Famo with Bilstein crane 1/144

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The Famo in 1/144 is nothing new, but to use him on a Diorama the model looked a bit naked. With the big storage and nothing on it, no that does not looks good. As I already had built the spade for the Famo, I came up with a new project. the Famo with the Bilstein crane. I remember some years ago you could buy this model from a small company in Japan, but is was not that cheap. So I decided to build the crane by myself.

First a short overview about the cranes in use with the German Panzerwaffe:

The German Army had for their maintenance several types of cranes. 


Büssing with an Bilstein 3 ton crane (a 4,5 ton truck) 
sZgkw. 18t. with the Bilstein 6 ton crane.
Friescrane with 15, later 16 ton lifting capacity, often in combination with a Hanomag tractor
All other cranes do not belonged to the maintenance units.

For my model I used the Famo from PanzerDepot. The model looks good and it is easy to put into his parts.





After some work with a screw driver I have disassembled everything I need. The m…