1:144 Kampfgruppe144 X CGD
Black Label Series
1/144 German VK501 Series Vehicles
VK501 “Katzchen”

This is from the new Kampfgruppe144 Black Label Series. Manufactured for Kampfgruppe144 (UK) by CGD (HK) .

This model is fully painted in Dunkelgelb scheme and weathered. Can be used as is or as a basis for overpainting with camouflage schemes.

Kampfgruppe144 : Black Label Series

World Exclusive: Kampfgrupe144 one of the most globally recognised names in the 1/144 modelling and collecting community launches the Black Label Series, this Series will seek to bring fresh and innovative miniatures to the collector by utilising the latest design and production techniques available to 1/144.

VK501 Series Vehicles

1/144 VK501 “Katzchen”

The History
In January 1943 the lesser known company “Weserhutte” was asked to design an armoured ammunition carrier (VK 501) for the Wehrmacht. It was planned that mass production should start in 1944, however conflicting demand for resources on the German industrial war machine caused this to be delayed.

Designed to have a weigh 6 tons, it utilised the proven 6-Cylinder Maybach HL42 providing 100HP and a speed of 65 Kilometres per hour, transverse mounted. The armour thickness was specified at 20 millimetres, and was capable of stopping a 7.63 round.

Although derived from the requirement specification issued for the VK501 Munitionsschlepper, the final design was somewhat different:

The chassis was lengthened
The engine was repositioned to the side
Installation of a rear door:
  Allowing for ease loading/unloading
  Allowing rear access for Troops
Removal of the side loading hatches
Max Speed reduced to 30 KPH
Payload was increased to 2,000 kg

This version of the vehicle could therefore carry increased loads and was also suited to acting as a light armoured personnel carrier for the transport of up to 6 soldiers, and is also able to retrieve stretcher based casualties.

Self-defence was provided by the MG-42 machine gun(s).

Fact or Fiction?

While this does verge on being a paper project at least one vehicle was found out “in the wild”, and became the subject of a British Army Intelligence Report submitted on 19th May 1945.

No further records have been discovered to reveal how many of these vehicles were completed, and as it does not appear that this example made it past the scrap merchant and into a museum...?

This miniature has a range of interesting and unique features

1. Detailed Model, (includes British intelligence reports sources)
2. Detailed Exteriors
3. Detailed Interior drivers and troop/cargo area
4. Digitally mastered and produced using state of the art 3D printing technology
5. Made with strong and flexible nylon material, extremely durable.
To learn more about the material or painting go here.
6. Individually hand painted and weathered.


This product will be equally at home on your gaming table, in your display cabinet, or on your workbench.

This item has been sourced from high quality plans and has been remodelled using the latest 3D CAD modelling processes and many cycles of quality reviews and revision to ensure the most accurate representation possible in the scale. Every effort has been made to present the purest of design, while striving to employ innovative features and configuration options within the practicalities of the 1/144 scale.

This miniature is uniquely produced through the collaboration of a specially assembled team, using skilled and reputable subject matter experts available in this dynamic and exciting area of 3D miniature production.

The mission of the team is to ensure that the highest possible standards of research, design, manufacturing and finishing are employed in the development of the miniature supplied.


(Diorama, other vehicles and figures NOT included)