Schwimmwagen Typ 129 Radiocontrolled Explosives Carrier
Edited by Al Magnus
This is a complete resin kit from a small cottage manufacturer called LEC Models, and a fine kit it is. The information on this rare subject is very scarce to begin with, making reviewing somewhat tricky in the accuracy department. I will not comment on the measures or dimensions, but eyeballed, the main forms and shapes look to be in place, and it looks like the old Hasegawa Schwimmwagen kit possibly having been used as the master for this conversion. The details are satisfactory and the casting is faultless, no bubbles or serious indeficiencies can be found. Very minor flash is present on some parts, though.
This is a simple kit, so there is only a small number of parts, and since their breakdown is logical, putting the kit together should be very straightforward. The instructions are very basic, but will definitely do their job. Unfortunately no mention is made on the painting options, so the decision on the finishing touch is left completely with the modeller. Some liberties will most likely have to be allowed in this respect. No decals are included with the kit, and I believe that no markings would even be needed.
This kit can be hard to find coming from a small manufacturer. All in all, a very good representation of a highly exotic subject, which should give interesting modelling possibilities especially when placed into a diorama setting.
 Funklenkpanzer, Marcus Jaugitz, J.J. Federowicz Publishing, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, 2001 ISBN 0-921991-58-4
A big thank you for Bram Corts for the sample kit.