Recovery vehicles models aren’t as popular as their armed equivalents, especially in 1/72nd scale. But they’re a great topic for modellers, if you like weathered and heavy worn models, because they were often used in hard conditions on the battlefield.
Bergepanzer 38(t) was built by Germans since the half of the 1944 until the end of the WWII. Presented model is based ukrainian made “UM Models” company kit. As far as I know, this is the only plastic injection model kit of this vehicle, avalible now in hobby stores. Unfortunately it’s part’s fitting is quite poor, and some putty is needed. Also some parts are scratch-made, because the original ones were too rough, or too simplified.
I added towing cable, made by polish “Eureka XXL” company. Sideskirts are PE parts included in UM’s kit. Crane parts and their’s mounts are scratch-bult, as well as canvas on crew’s compartment.
Presented model, as usual, was built for “Battlegroup” tabletop wargame. It was painted with Tamiya acrylics, and weathered with AK, Vallejo, MiG, Wilder and Pactra paints and products. Dried up grass is a self-adhesive product, made by “Paint Forge” company.