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Hasegawa 1/20 scale Ma.K. Lum-168 Camel

By John Plzak
Published: September 4, 2013

Thirty years ago, Kow Yokoyama, Hiroshi Ichimura, and Kunitaka Imai created a monthly series for Hobby Japan magazine featuring 1/20 scale scratchbuilt models. The series chronicled the conflict between the Strahl Democratic Republic (SDR) and mercenaries hired by the colonists of a repopulated Earth in the 29th century. Titled “SF3D,” the series ran for three years. After a long dispute over copyright was settled in the 1990s, Yokoyama dropped the “SF3D” name (owned by Hobby Japan) for “Maschinen Krieger ZbV3000”, or Ma.K. for short.

A few years ago, Hasegawa obtained the license to produce Ma.K. plastic model kits and has been producing some of the larger vehicles from the series — most recently, the Luna Tactical Reconnaissance Machine LUM-168 Camel.

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