Here’s a 28mm (1/56th scale) model of a German Maus Super Heavy Tank from Blitzkreig Models. Only two prototypes of the Maus where ever produced and neither saw combat but it’s a massive beast armed with a 128mm main gun along with a 75mm gun coax gun! It’s kind of a silly model to build for WW2, but I built it to enter into the Bolt Action Tank Platoon tournament at Cold Wars.
Like all of the Biltzkreig Models I’ve built this was a fantastic kit. The entire kit is resin cast (and weighs close to 2 lbs. I’ve put a 28mm US paratrooper figure next to model to show it’s size - it’s twice as big as a Tiger 1. I actually completed this model last february but waited to submit it so it would be a surprise at the tournament.
So how did I do? Hmmm well umm…. I came in last! It seems in Bolt Action sinking almost half your points into a single vehicle is not the brightest of ideas. I did have a lot of fun and received the last place award (which was a nice gift certificate to Warlord). Going forward I will be describing my performance as I was the highest ranked player who fielded a Maus at the tournament.
The model will be a fun component to any “Secret Mission” scenarios I cook up for WW2. I highly recommend Blitzkrieg models if your in the market for a tank from WW2.
That there is a monstrous bit of kit. Is this the same tank that couldn't go over most bridges due to both its size and weight? Ridonkulous.
I've heard very good things about 'Blitzkrieg Models' and its great to see another example in the flesh, as it were.
This Maus will give Miles 15 points. Thanks for showing us this Bad Lad, Miles!