The Swedish LKII is finished. I tried to use a system similar to the ones painted on the museum pieces that was not the German WW1 Mustard/Red-Brown/Grey but something subtely different.

So I ended up with Foundry Slate Grey, my basing colour brown, and Foundry Moss. Given a brown wash, and then highlighted.

A picture showing the LK II (Copplestone Casstings) which is 1/55th next to Brigade Games Mark V (which is 1/56th), next to First Corps Erhart which is probably 1/48th (?).


The Germans in WW1 were slow (if not almost stationery) in getting off the mark when it came to tanks. They did produce the A7V in small numbers which was a slow lumbering beast, but having encountered the French FT-17, and then the British Whippet took the plunge and commissioned a Leichte Kampfewagen which turned into the LK II. They were too late to see combat but a small number were ready by the end of WW1. The Germans, prohibited from having tanks by the Allied Powers, sold them to Sweden.


Whilst Rich pinned it together he innocently commented that it look like an agricultural tractor, and I had to point out that that was how the Germans listed them after WW1 when shipping them to Sweden:

The parts were shipped as boiler plates and agricultural equipment and then assembled in Sweden as the Stridsvagn m/21 (Strv m/21 for short), which was essentially an improved version of the LK II prototype.

A nice little model even if the pictures don’t show the back plate….