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Volkswagen Kübelwagen Type 82 - 3D Sculpts 180314
« on: February 27, 2018, 02:09:37 PM »
A quick single sprue project for the German!







Enjoy!
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Re: Volkswagen Kübelwagen Type 82 180227
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2018, 03:56:06 PM »
The problem is that I want them now. :(
How soon will it be available?

Quick question. Will the MG (MG34 / MG42) parts for this kit have modeler and gamer versions? I really like that the M4A3 kit (#2900042) gives you this option to have a gamer or modeler version of the MG.

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Re: Volkswagen Kübelwagen Type 82 180227
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2018, 05:55:55 PM »
Excellent. A one sprue kit would be good value.

I assume the Kubelwagen will be true scale like the Perry one: http://ultravanillasmurf.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/perry-miniatures-kubelwagen.html.

On the subject of modeling and gaming machine guns (I do want a Rubicon MG42 in gaming style for my Totenkontrolfahrzeug). Possibly something for the next German stowage set?

Any chance this could follow through with a schwimmwagen? That would probably be a slide mould plus bits.

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Re: Volkswagen Kübelwagen Type 82 180227
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2018, 06:34:03 PM »
This is very welcome...

Has anyone seen a photo of a Kubelwagen which actually has this machine gun mount?  It's very common on models, in war films and on restored vehicles, but I wonder if anyone really used it.

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Re: Volkswagen Kübelwagen Type 82 180227
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2018, 09:40:15 PM »
Has anyone seen a photo of a Kubelwagen which actually has this machine gun mount?

Yes, there were a few historical photos with MG mounts in the Squadron book.

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Re: Volkswagen Kübelwagen Type 82 180227
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2018, 10:04:28 PM »
Lovely model, and it fits right into my preferred "Early War" timeframe!

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Re: Volkswagen Kübelwagen Type 82 180227
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2018, 11:09:32 PM »
Just spent the last hour or so looking on Google for the MG mount in period photos . Did find a couple but very indistinict and small pictures , not worth saving . Most interior  pictures of presurved late ( 42 -45 ) kubels  show the 4 rifle mount instead ( don't see how a AA mount would work there )

I wonder if the MG mount was an early 1940s kind of attachment ,most vehicles , Horch , Krupp Boxer etc had some sort of  a AA MG mount during the invasion of France . Hmm , guess its time to pick up another Haynes book


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Re: Volkswagen Kübelwagen Type 82 180227
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2018, 12:42:22 AM »
Lovely model, and it fits right into my preferred "Early War" timeframe!

Kubelwagens didn't really enter service until after the Fall of France.  A better early war vehicle would be the various light passenger cars (Kfz 4).  Which were often fitted with a prominent machine gun mount. 

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Re: Volkswagen Kübelwagen Type 82 180227
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2018, 02:21:26 AM »
Has anyone seen a photo of a Kubelwagen which actually has this machine gun mount?

Yes, there were a few historical photos with MG mounts in the Squadron book.

Very few combat photos show this type of MG mounted on a Kubelwagen, so it might be that it wasn't a common thing. However, Rubicon Models stated it will be an "option", so modelers/gamers that do not want it do not have to use the parts. For gamers that want to have it can use the parts.

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Re: Volkswagen Kübelwagen Type 82 180227
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2018, 04:06:05 AM »
Are those representative of the desert tyres?

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Re: Volkswagen Kübelwagen Type 82 180227
« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2018, 05:57:30 AM »
Yes , those are the larger desert style tires , CAD style ;D .

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Re: Volkswagen Kübelwagen Type 82 - Final Drawings 180302
« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2018, 05:45:04 PM »
This is the final design of the Volkswagen Kübelwagen, will now proceed to 3D printing for review. Digital sculpting of the driver is on the way!











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Re: Volkswagen Kübelwagen Type 82 - Final Drawings 180302
« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2018, 06:48:11 PM »
Nice.

So the soft top is still in development.

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Re: Volkswagen Kübelwagen Type 82 - Final Drawings 180302
« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2018, 11:56:51 PM »
Nice.

So the soft top is still in development.

I was just going to ask a similar question about the tarpaulin top.
Will the Kubelwagen kit come with full tarpaulin top cover like your Jeep kit?

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Re: Volkswagen Kübelwagen Type 82 - Final Drawings 180302
« Reply #14 on: March 03, 2018, 12:22:47 AM »
Nice.

So the soft top is still in development.

I was just going to ask a similar question about the tarpaulin top.
Will the Kubelwagen kit come with full tarpaulin top cover like your Jeep kit?



I think the "fold or extended canvas top(WIP)" means they are working on the extended top.
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