Kubelwagen Sand Tyres
|Kit #: 72-008||Review by - Rob Haelterman|
set contains five resin wheels to give a Kübelwagen kit desert
"boots" as most Kübel kits come only with normal tyres
(one exception being the S-Model
These wheels represent a very common type of wheel for Kübelwagens in the North African theatre of operations. Indeed, the majority of Kübels seen in the desert sand were equipped with these high flotation tyres, which were unavailable to Braille scale modelers until this release and the very recent S-Model DAK Kübelwagen and a set released by MK72.
difficult to measure tyre diameters as tyre profile, wear and inflation
all had an impact. Therefore I measured the wheel rim.
is near perfect, with no pin holes or other blemishes. Detail on the
hubs is very crisp. The tyre thread is almost non existent (and even
less so than on the MK72 wheels
and definitely less than that on the
S-Model DAK Kübelwagen), but to be honest, the real tyre
thread on these balloon tyres was also very indistinct and these tyre
quickly became "flats" due to abrasion in the desert. The
way the wheels are attached to the casting blocks avoids the loss
of too much detail as the small "flange" only covers the
centre of the tyre.