Paint and Glue Miniatures Kfz 19 Krupp Protze

Kfz 19 Krupp Protze FL

This iconic vehicle featured heavily in the sort of photographs that were available in pre-internet days to a teenaged Panzer fancier.  I always fancied building one, but never got round to it. So I was delighted when PGM offered this model. It is a very nice print too. The usual comments about print lines apply , and when I get the review of the resin schwerer geländegängiger Personenkraftwagen (6rad) (Kfz. 21)
mit Fahrgestell des l. gl. Lkw. (o)
onto the blog, the differences can easily be seen, showcasing the superiority of  resin over FDM. As resin printers become more affordable, they are the way forward, I think.

Kfz 19 Krupp Protze FR

The PGM model can be used as a Fernsprech-Betriebskraftwagen (Kfz. 19)
mit Fahrgestell des l. gl. Lkw. (o)
(telephone vehicle ) or as a Funkkraftwagen (Kfz. 19) mit Fahrgestell des l. gl. Lkw. (o) (Radio vehicle). The latter , according to Holger Erdmann (see sidebar), was a rare variant, making up numbers for the commoner Kfz. 15.

Wikipedia gives 7000 chassis being built overall, but the radio and telephone bodies would have been a much smaller proportion of these. I believe that the Kfz. 19 and 21 were essentially early war vehicles, so I have painted mine grey. I haven’t seen any vehicles painted in mid war camouflage yet, although there are a couple of Kfz. 70s in the pre-war three tone pattern of dunkelgelb, green and brown. The vertical wooden panels on the doors and body are rendered nicely, but it would really take a resin print to take full advantage of this detail. the wheels are printed separately, needing to be stuck on. I’m very happy with my model, and can recommend it.

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8 responses to “Paint and Glue Miniatures Kfz 19 Krupp Protze

  1. Joseph

    Cool, I’ve got a few models of that make vehicle in my German forces but mine are all open-topped. Obviously I only have nice weather in my wars, 🙂

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  2. A nice variant to have on the Krupp Protze chassis! 🙂 Hoping to have a review on a couple of PGM models of my own up before too long (two models finished, one still to go)!

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    • Looking forward to that, John.

      Regards, Chris.

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      • Since you influenced me into buying a PGM STZ-5 tractor, I’ve got a question on artillery prime movers if that’s OK? What were the most common prime movers for the M1927 76.2mm infantry gun and the ZIS-3 76mm field gun? I’ve got the options of the STZ-5, a Komsomolets T-20, a Gaz-AAA and a horse drawn limber and team – I realise the STZ’s probably not right for this, but I just love the model!

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  3. These are from films, so should be treated with suspicion, http://www.imfdb.org/images/a/a7/Dikiy_myod-M1927-1.jpg http://www.imfdb.org/images/4/47/Stalingradskaya_bitva-P1-Artillery-9.jpg but horses were pretty common for regimental guns and mortars https://albumwar2.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/00894.jpg , https://www.quartermastersection.com/russian/artillery/867/76mmM38 , otherwise the Komsomolets T-20 seemed to feature a lot. For the larger ZIS-3, again pretty much anything went, https://www.quartermastersection.com/russian/artillery/872/76mmM39 , http://wio.ru/galgrnd/usv.htm , https://www.o5m6.de/redarmy/m5.php , including the STZ-5, although this seems to have been the preferred choice for 122mm and above. GAZ AA and AAAs seem to have been used when available, and even tanks https://weaponsandwarfare.files.wordpress.com/2015/09/rdgztr6r.jpg would tow guns when needed on an ad hoc basis. http://wio.ru/galgrnd/zis3-2.htm . If you are happy with a single secondary or tertiary source then it would be this one perhaps? https://www.quartermastersection.com/russian/support-vehicles/892/STZ-5

    Very fluffy, but hope it helps, John.

    Regards, Chris.

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    • That’s brilliant, Chris, thank you! 🙂 Appreciate you putting in the links but your word would have been good enough for me! 🙂 I’ve probably got what I need for the period 1938 to 1945 but I’ll probably get another PGM STZ-5 ’cause I really like the model!

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  4. Very nice- like the look of it.

    Cheers,

    Pete.

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