Mercedes-Benz L 4500 Maultier

Faustnik (jose_ventura(at)

Manufacturer: AL.BY Miniatures (Kit #814)

What you Get:

- 49 Parts moulded in yellow resin of good quality (not all presented in the photo)

- Packed in a transparent box

- A small sheet with an assembly sketch

USEFUL References:

FRANK, Reinhard, 1991. German Trucks & Cars in WWII:Mercedes-Benz At War, Schiffer Mil. Hist..

VANDERVEEN, Bart, 1989. Wheels & Tracks Historic Military Vehicles Directory, After the Battle Pub.


Another excellent model, with a high standard of casting and details, you only need to do a small cleaning, and could almost build it right from the box. In my specimen there were no air bubbles, and I only detected a little warping in the sides of the cargo compartment. This could be easily corrected with a gentle source of hot air or water.

In this resin model, the only problem is the lack of interior in the driving cab - my specimen already shows my work in that area. The track section could be a little tricky, but either using the hair dryer option or the link-to-link one, with patient this will make an impressive track-work.

The present model replicates the standard cab version, and recently AL.BY started to offer the version with the pressed cardboard cab, the so-called Einheits.

In terms of variants, you could use this version together with a 3,7 cm FlaK 36 or 43, to produce the improvised FlaK as used in the Eastern Front, like the ones in strength with the Ski-Jäger-Brigade in early 1944.

As far as scale is concern, using the available data the overall dimensions are at 1:72.


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