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Modelling the Jagpanzer 38(t) 'Hetzer'

Modelling the Jagpanzer 38(t) 'Hetzer' Book Review

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review November 2004 Title Modelling the Jagpanzer 38(t) 'Hetzer'
Author Gary Edmundson Publisher Osprey Publishing
Published 2004 ISBN 1-84176-705-0
Format 82 pages, softbound MSRP (USD) $17.95


In their tenth installment of their modelling series, Osprey provides another interesting topic - the Hetzer tank destroyer. The author walks the reader through a variety of subjects that are based on the multitude of captured Skoda and BMM tank chassis, how to modify the kits, adding resin and photo-etched details, and of course, painting and weathering.

Modelling the Jagpanzer 38(t) 'Hetzer'

The table of contents outlines the variety of subjects covered:

  • Materials
  • May 1944 BMM Production Hetzer
  • May 1945 Skoda Production Hetzer
  • 15cm Schweres Infanteriegeschutz 22/3 (Sf) auf Jagdpanzer 38(t) Hetzer
  • Bergepanzer 38(t) and Vignettes
  • Further Reading, Media and Websites
  • Museums and Collections
  • Kits Available

The author doesn't limit his discussions to building just the model. He also provides a refreshing insight into developing vignettes in which to place the model and some figures into a moment of history. There is a nice discussion of diorama/vignette bases, building camouflage, and the various elements to take your modeling into the next realm of realism.


My sincere thanks to Motorbooks International for this review sample!