P.K.40 Fledermaus – Maschinenkrieger MA.K / SF3D

lol this one has a really cool name …..

ZbV3000 Maschinenkrieger Panzer Kamp 40 – (P.K.40) / Jagd Flugzeug 40(S) – (J40(S)) FLEDERMAUS

Ok that is too much, more commonly called the PK40 or Fledermaus (Bat), originally this was designed as a 1/20th scale single seat aerospace fighter and produced by Nitto as part of the quite large MA.K/SF3D universe.

For this job I was asked to convert it to 1/48th and found that with a little jiggery a tandem cockpit from an Apache would fit. Apart from detailing the cockpit it was a straight forward OOB build with no major flaws. I did seal off the interior of the wings though as it is possible to see in through the large front intakes but all else is stock. The finish is brush painted with the main colour being enamel and the camouflage and detailing being done with acrylic.

I’m now at the stage of selecting markings and have to select and source something to suit the look and size of the airframe …


The Fledermaus as it sits at the moment awaiting markings ….

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Assembly and in progress pictures ……

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Early cockpit mock up using the Apache canopy. I quite liked this as I reckoned it looked a bit like a Focke Wulf. In the end though we went with the standard supplied kit canopy.

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Simple beginnings ………
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1/48th Wargaming Aircraft

Just for a change of pace …..

Must be on some sort of nostalgia trip as I’m trolling through my hard drives sorting out old pics and projects. Here’s a bunch of 1/48th aircraft (20 years old or more) that we use for airwargaming and over table support for our ground games. Due to their age they’ve had some hard use and have the odd bit missing. Like everything else I do they’re brush painted and because back then I knew nothing about laying down decals the edges are a little silvered in places.

However after digging out these pics I must admit I’m feeling the itch to make another aircraft soon ……


Spitfire 485-0

FW 190D-000

ME109F - Priller


ME109 - Galland-1



ME109F - Molders-1

Spitfie V-1