Maschinen Krieger Strahl Democratic Republic Deep Recon Suite.

Brief History of Ma.K or SF3D: From Krueger’s Krieger at

Brief History of Ma.K or SF3D: From Krueger’s Krieger website located at  “SF3D was a Sci Fi plastic model series which ran during the mid 1980s. The series was created by artist Kow Yokoyama with Kunitaka Imai and Hiroshi Ichimura. SF3D was introduced in the Hobby Japan Magazine as a special monthly installment of scratch built models. Nitto, a small Japanese company picked up the rights to make plastic kits of Kow’s designs. The models produced were very high quality with crisp molding, fine details and they included copper rod, brass tube, spring coils, and photo-etched parts. They were one of the first multimedia kits produced. The series ended after a few years. In 1998, the series was reintroduced by Nitto and Kow under the new name Maschinen Krieger Zbv 3000”.

I have always been a big fan of these kits and story since early 2010 . I found a few images on-line and just started to dig into the story and the kit. With artist like Kow Yokoyama, Kunitaka Imai, Hiroshi Ichimura, and Licoln Wright I just couldn’t believe what they created. Over the years I have drifted in and out of the subject but more and more I find myself being pulled into this wonderful world. So with that I started a new build with a gutted kit I had sitting around that I had removed a few parts from for another kit. This gave me a idea of a deep recon soldier with minimal  equipment for fast movement over great distance, basically a gutted suite for speed and stealth not firepower and strength.