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Trakz: German Staff Car
Teacher
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Posted: Tuesday, July 11, 2006 - 10:46 PM UTC
Here''s a great looking kit from Trakz that just might tax your skills a little!

Vinnie

Trakz: German Staff Car



If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
Grumpyoldman
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Posted: Wednesday, July 12, 2006 - 07:10 AM UTC
Well, I know a senile old man that would give it a try...... if you would like to send it....... :-) :-)
Joker
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Posted: Wednesday, July 12, 2006 - 07:45 AM UTC
But it does look like the "Staff Car"" they used on "Hogans Heroes"......cool in Luftwaffe grey, if it was painted like that... bit steep though...
Regards
Pete

Pedro
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Posted: Wednesday, July 12, 2006 - 01:29 PM UTC
It doesent look like any of the real german limos of the period, none of the Mercedes' or Horchs. I understand they did it like that not to pay royalties For the price it is sold I would expect it should look like some specific car model, not just generic 'german staff limo'.

Cheers
Grzegorz
PetrOsipov
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Posted: Sunday, March 02, 2008 - 07:43 AM UTC
I fetched it today at the excibition, and I quite like its looks Flash is not too heavy, and the pour stubs does not look too complex to remove. I need to check the accuracy, if it matches a real car type, but i assume I'd start this one soon. The quality is much better then Wespe's Phaenomen Granit Sankra or Baluard BR 75 Loco which I dealt recently.
PetrOsipov
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Posted: Sunday, March 02, 2008 - 07:57 AM UTC
I just checked the references, and found a match
It is Mercedes 770K, an example of which is present in german Sinsheim museum, which I will be visiting in 2 weeks.
http://www.museum-sinsheim.de/00004718A882_D4E3D357_000048AE_0001.html
Pedro
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Posted: Sunday, March 02, 2008 - 09:08 AM UTC

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I just checked the references, and found a match
It is Mercedes 770K, an example of which is present in german Sinsheim museum, which I will be visiting in 2 weeks.
http://www.museum-sinsheim.de/00004718A882_D4E3D357_000048AE_0001.html



No it's not, the resemblance is only remote. Proportions of the "staff car" , it's hood and grille are totaly off compared to the actual 770K.

Greg