Armored draisine TATRA T-18
1/72 VVV model
This armored rail vehicle served
Czechoslovak army in the thirties last century.
is realized according to HPM No.12/93 magazine and kit instruction
sheet. Other references are the pictures I have found in ATM military
magazine and Military History of Czechoslovakia III book.
was built straight from the box without bigger modifications. The kit
includes very good photo etched brasses facilitating modeling. On the
other hand some resin parts of the kit are very poor /especially
lights/. I have replaced also machine guns and used guns from airplane
kits (BH-21, D-1).
I used Agama, Revell,
Humbrol paints to airbrush this model. The edges of the camouflage are
realized with help of sticky covering band and firm hand with good
When I finished this
model I have bought new book about Czechoslovak AFVs with many other
very good pictures of this type and I have found out that my reference
camouflage published in mentioned HPM magazine is wrong unfortunately.
The correct colors should be light green, black and middle gray. It was
typical example of modeling Murphy’s Low again!
Now when the problems with
camouflage are solved the other lovers our army history can built this
rare vehicle (only one was serving in our army) to remember old times
when our army was well equipped and ready to fight and defend our
it is impossible to say something similar now!