After purchasing the Trabant from Revell, I decided to build a beautiful DDR diorama around it. After the Second World War, Berlin was heavily damaged and was divided into east and west.
In communist East Berlin, not much money was spent on renovating the often heavily damaged buildings. Often buildings were even partially nailed or bricked up.
Public transport, including trams, were also widely used in the streets of East Berlin. I also wanted to turn the Trabant into a Polizei version to create an interesting diorama.