This is a highly detailed 3D printable set of the 1944 planned Flakpanzer 38D with Kugelblitz turret.

The set comes in scale 1/35, 1/48 and 1/72, all of which include presupported files.

A fully workable running gear as well as lazy tracks are also included.

Use a sharp hobby blade for careful support removal.

Print layer 0.01-0.02mm for smaller parts, 0.035mm for large parts

Supported Files Included!

Full instructions included!

Scale: 1/35, 1/48 and 1/72 Highly quality scale model detail set.

Vehicle Information

The Panzerkampfwagen 38(d) was an adapted and expanded iteration of the Panzer 38(t), intended as the

foundation for a new family of weaponry in 1945; however, it never progressed to the manufacturing stage.

The Panzer 38(d) chassis (the d denoting Deutsch, indicating a German version built upon an aging Czech

blueprint) was projected to resemble later versions of the Panzer 38(t), albeit slightly larger for enhanced versatility. It was equipped with a German TATRA 12-cylinder air-cooled diesel engine, generating an estimated

210-220 horsepower. This updated engine necessitated the development of a novel drive train, alongside

new drive and sprocket wheels. The track width was also intended to expand from 380mm to 460mm.

Around mid-1944, German strategists proposed the gradual discontinuation of Panzer IV chassis production.

(as seen in the StuG IV), aiming to substitute it with a combined Panzer III/IV chassis. Although this transition

was scheduled for the summer of 1945, the Panzer III/IV amalgam was ultimately scrapped in autumn 1944.

Subsequently, aside from the Panther and Tiger lineages, forthcoming armored vehicles were earmarked for

construction using either the Panzer 38(t) or Panzer 38(d) chassis.

The Panzer 38(d) was meticulously designed to accommodate various armaments, such as the 7.5cm PAK

42 (L/70) akin to the Panzer IV/70, the PAK 39 (L/48), and StuH 42, enabling it to supplant the StuG III. Additionally, it was intended to house a potent anti-aircraft turret that would replace the Panzer IV-based

Kugelblitz. An expanded version of this chassis was also envisioned for a tracked personnel carrier, with the

capacity to transport up to eight occupants.

Furthermore, the Panzer 38(d) blueprint laid the groundwork for two self-propelled artillery units: the Leichter

Einheitswaffentrager, configured to support a 10.5cm or 88mm gun, and the Gerat 578 Waffentrager, designed to accommodate a broader spectrum of vehicles.

Although prototypes were crafted for some of these concepts, no vehicle based on the Panzer 38(d) framework advanced to the production stage.

File Information

In case of the resin being still soft and sticky, lay the part into the sunlight for a few hours. (remove support structure beforehand! gently heat up the part with a hairdryer to soften the supports).

Use a side cutter to detach the support structure from the model.(use a hairdryer to gently heat up the part to prevent part from breaking!)

Bumps and remains of the support can easily be filed off. Gaps can be filled with putty.

Wash the piece with soap water.

The piece can be prepared with usual primer

Faustus Models 2023

You may only use the files provided for personal projects.

The distribution of the files is not permitted in any form f.e.: in digital or

3d printed form; the same applies to the sale of the files or the printed models, or other forms of distribution f.e.: resin casting.

If you are interested in the conditions for a commercial license, feel free to contact me.

Copyright Faustus Models

by Tom Theunissen

(minor failures might occur since this is an early version - please contact me if you experience any issues while printing)

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  • PDF (.pdf) (3 files)2.42 GB
  • Stereolithography (.stl)2.41 GB

3D Model details

  • Publish date2023-08-06
  • Model ID#4687751
  • Ready for 3D Printing