THE WORLD'S LEADING MANUFACTURER OF 1:6 SCALE METAL MODEL KITS

1:6 SCALE HETZER JAGDPANZER 38 – AVAILABLE AUTUMN 2021

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From: £ 3,295.00 excl VAT.

Like the Easy Eight, the Hetzer (Jagdpanzer 38 – Sd.Kfz. 138/2)also made its debut around mid 1944. Based on the chassis of the Czech Panzer 38(t) it proved formidable in service with its low profile and 75mm Pak 39 gun .

Thanks to its ease of production and simplicity and reliability of operation, the Hetzer came to serve as Germany’s main tank destroyer in the latter period of the war with over 2,800 being made. They served to deadly effect on both the Eastern and Western fronts.

Armortek’s Hetzer is based on measurements of the tank at the Tank Museum in Bovington and research from their archives.

The Armortek Hetzer is sold as a kit for assembly and can be turned into an Radio Controlled (RC) Tank through the addition of options.

BUILD IT YOURSELF – NO WELDING NEEDED, ONLY FASTENERS
REMOTE CONTROL CAPABLE – JUST ADD OPTION PACKS
PROTOTYPICAL METAL CONSTRUCTION
CNC PRECISION ENGINEERED
WORLDWIDE SHIPPING WITH UPS

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To reserve your kit, we offer 3 payment plans:

(i) Pay a deposit of £700 now and the remainder prior to shipping of the kit

(ii) Pay a deposit of £700 now and then pay in monthly instalments until shipping

(iii) Pay the full amount now.

For either (i) or (ii) above, please contact us using the Reservation form.

For option (iii), you can use the Add to Cart below and proceed with your online order, or contact us at sale@armortek.co.uk and we can assist you in your order.

Please note that our kits are produced in limited batches (LIMITED EDITION).

We may occasionally re-run a kit, but there may be several years between batches.

    IMPORTANT NOTES:

    1. When you reserve your kit, you will need to pay a deposit of £700. Should you cancel your order after this point, we reserve the right to charge you an admin fee of £150. (see our Terms of Sale)
    2. The shipping date is an ESTIMATE. Due to a variety of factors that date may move either way by a couple of months.
    3. Shipping will only take place after full payment has been received.

    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

    What is included in the Armortek kits?2021-01-09T16:01:22+00:00

    The kits include all the parts necessary to build the model as illustrated.

    This includes:

    • machined, cast, and sheet metal parts
    • Bearings and all fasteners required
    • Comprehensive instruction manual and assembly drawings.

    The basic kit provides you with a complete static model.

    Option Packs can be added to provide Motion, Sound, Gun Recoil and Smoke.

    Not included are adhesives and paints.

    What experience do I need to build a kit?2021-01-09T13:14:07+00:00

    We recommend that you have some experience of modelling or working with metal to build our kits. Although the parts are manufactured on state of the art CNC machines, the builder can expect to need to fettle some parts – for example, filing, clear holes, deburring, etc.

    A comprehensive instruction booklet with drawings and part numbers breaks down the construction into simple stages. We also offer support via email and there is a very resourceful customers forum to provide guidance if you get stuck.

    What tools will I need to build a kit?2021-01-09T15:57:39+00:00

    You will need a set of good hand tools. The following list should be regarded as the minimum:

    • Spanners (wrenches) 5.5mm, 7mm, 8mm, 10mm and a mini adjustable.
    • Allen (hex) keys 1.5mm-6mm.
    • Screw drivers small flat blade 3mm and 4mm.
    • Pliers 5” long nose, 5” combination.
    • Small hammer
    • Files selection of needle files and small hand files.

    In addition to the above, a selection of larger files and a cordless drill with 3mm, 4mm and 5mm drill bits (for clearing through holes) can be useful to speed things up. You will also need a good sturdy work bench as these kits are heavy once fully assembled.

    What are your kits made out of?2021-01-09T15:56:02+00:00

    Our kits are predominantly made out of metal – with the obvious exception of components like rubber tyres and canvas roofs.

    We use mainly aluminium. In general, steel is used for some drive components and thin sheet metal, whilst brass is used for some bushes and decorative components.

    Can the kits be remote controlled ?2021-01-10T13:04:35+00:00

    Yes, our vehicle kits can be remote controlled through the addition of the Motion option pack.

    Can the models be left as bare metal?2021-01-09T13:15:00+00:00

    Yes they can. Some customers choose not to paint their kits.

    However, some of the parts of the kit are mild steel and would need either an oil or lacquer coating to prevent them from rusting. All other parts can be left untreated as bare metal components.

    Do you provide ready built models or only kits ?2021-01-09T13:19:09+00:00

    We predominately sell kits for our customers to build themselves.

    However, we do offer a service to build and paint the model. We have limited capacity to offer this service – if you are interested, please contact us at sales@armortek.co.uk. This service cannot be ordered through our website.

    How can I order a kit?2021-01-09T13:19:46+00:00

    You can either place an order via our website or send us an email at sales@armortek.co.uk and we will get back to you.

    What payment methods do you accept?2021-01-09T13:32:19+00:00

    Through our website we accept American Express, Visa and Mastercard in British Pounds only. Payments are handled securely online through Opayo (formerly) SagePay. We do not hold your Credit or Debit card details.

    We also accept payment by Bank Transfer (Wire Transfer) in British Pounds, Euros and US Dollars. Please contact us to pay in EUR or USD.

    Can I pay in installments?2021-01-09T13:34:58+00:00

    Yes, you can make payments in instalments. We offer flexible payment plans from as low as £499 a month.

    The products will not be shipped until the full payment has been made and there is no additional charge for this service.

    Please contact us if this is of interest to you at sales@armortek.co.uk

    Why do I need to pay a deposit on a kit?2021-01-09T13:37:54+00:00

    Our kits are produced in batches of limited quantity. When they are sold out, no more are available until the model is re-run. Historically a model has been re-run every 3 to 8 years, with some models having no re-run to date.

    Therefore to reserve one of our kits, we ask for a deposit from our customers and operate on a first come first served basis.

    Do you deliver to my country?2021-01-09T17:52:31+00:00

    We ship our products worldwide and already have customers in over 30 countries. Click here for details, or contact us at sales@armortek.co.uk

    Can I pay in USD($) or EUR(€)?2021-01-09T18:05:05+00:00

    Yes you can.

    We accept USD and Euro payments by Bank Transfer (Wire Transfer). For more details, please contact us at sales@armortek.co.uk.

    How many parts are there in an Armortek kit?2021-01-09T15:46:40+00:00

    The number of parts per kit will vary by model and it is best to check the product’s page for more details.

    However, as an example, the Elefant kit contains:

    • Almost 190 UNIQUE parts (excluding fasteners)
    • Over 1,300 parts (excluding fasteners)
    • Almost 1,500 fasteners
    How long does it take to build an Armortek kit?2021-01-09T15:55:07+00:00

    In general, one of our tanks takes about 100 to 200 hours to build and paint, but it is not an easy question to answer and depends on your modelling experience as well as how much time is spent on painting and adding after market details or customising parts.

    We have customers who build the kits and keep them in their bare metal finish and we have customers who can spend years researching a certain tank and faithfully replicating all the details of that particular tank onto their model. We also have the full spectrum of customers in between.

    What are “Option Packs”?2021-01-09T16:01:49+00:00

    Option packs are optional extras that can be bought and added to the basic Armortek kit.

    We currently sell the following option packs:

    Motion Pack – enables motion and steering for the vehicle through radio control. In the case of tanks it also allows turret rotation and elevation/ slew of the main gun. The product pages for the relevant motion pack provides more details on what is included.

    Sound Pack – enables sounds linked to the motion of the vehicle such as start up and running. Some sound cards also enable crew voices. Motion pack must be purchased in order to use the sound pack.

    Recoil Pack – in the case of tanks, it allows for the recoil of the main gun via radio control. The sound of firing is also triggered. Sound pack must be purchased in order to use recoil.

    Smoke Pack – allows for a smoke effect to be created on starting and driving the vehicle. Motion pack must be purchased in order to use the Smoke Pack.

    I have more questions.2021-01-09T13:11:30+00:00

    If you have more questions, please have a look at our Frequently Asked Question page – click here.

    Can I buy the kit now an option packs later?2021-01-10T13:08:45+00:00

    Yes you can.

    We generally keep option packs in stock for several years so they can be purchased at a later date. With most of our kits, the option packs can be added once the kit has been built, however some disassembly may be required.

    To pay in full, select the options you require and select Add to Cart.

    Motion Pack
    Bring your Tank to life with remote control motion.

    Sound Pack
    Add realistic sounds to your RC tank including engine and gun firing

    Recoil Pack
    Add realistic main gun LED flash and recoil to your RC tank

    Smoke Pack
    Add realistic exhaust smoke to your RC tank

    Motion Pack

    ARMORTEK MOTION PACK

    Turn your kit into an RC tank with the motion pack

    The pack includes 2 HE electric motors for drive, servos for elevation/ slew as well as an electronics pack and the mechanical parts needed.

    Sound Pack

    ARMORTEK SOUND PACK

    Bring your RC tank alive with real high definition sounds

    The pack includes the electronics and speakers needed to bring engine start up, acceleration sounds (proportional to RC transmitter throttle position) gun firing and many more. Digital recordings made from real engines. 

    Recoil Pack

    ARMORTEK RECOIL PACK

    Add main gun recoil and flash to your RC tank. 

    The pack includes the motor, LEDs, electronics and mechanical components to add realistic main run recoil and recovery to your tank.

    Smoke Pack

    ARMORTEK SMOKE PACK

    Add realistic exhaust smoke to your RC tank. 

    The pack includes the smoke box, heating unit, fan and the electronics needed. The fan activates when the tank moves.

    KEY FEATURES

    All metal construction featuring scale thickness armour.

    Functional hatches

    Leaf spring suspension

    Weight: TBA once the prototype is built (Less than 45kg)

    Length: 106cm (42″)

    Width: 43cm (17″)

    Height: 33cm (13″)

    SHIPPING

    We ship our kits worldwide using UPS as our delivery partner.

    For all shipments outside the UK, the customer will be responsible for local VAT and any applicable duties. UPS normally contact the customer directly to arrange the payment.

    The cost of the product is listed in the table below along with the carriage to your country and total cost.

    COUNTRY/ REGIONKIT COSTVATSHIPPINGTOTAL
    United Kingdom£ 3,295£659£120 (inc. VAT)£4,074
    Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany,
    Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Spain, Sweden
    £ 3,295NO VAT AFTER BREXIT£132£3,427
    Channel Islands, Norway, Switzerland£ 3,295 –£174£3,469
    Canada, Russia, USA£ 3,295 –£333£3,628
    Australia, Hong Kong, Japan£ 3,295 –£403£3,698
    New Zealand£ 3,295 –£481£ 3,776

    (We ship worldwide with UPS, so if your country is not listed, please contact us)

    SHIPPING AUTUMN 2021 – RESERVE YOUR KIT TODAY

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    Whilst every effort has been made to describe and illustrate our model accurately on this web site we reserve the right to vary the kit content, design, or materials used. All dimensions and weights used throughout this website are approximate.

    Our kits are made predominately of metal, but may contain some rubber part (tyres and bump stops) as well as some perspex (periscopes) and resin detail parts (axe, shovel, jack etc).

    Where feasible, our kits have scale thickness armour – which is one of the reasons why they are so heavy and robust. However, in some cases, for engineering or practical reasons the thickness of the parts may not be to scale. An example is the mudguards on the tanks which we make from 1mm steel. If we were to make these to scale thickness, they would not be robust enough.

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