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by Gert Ten Brink
Edited by Marc Mercier
Finally, a Kübelwagen in plastic with
The Dragon Kübelwagen
is also very good. It even has some points were it is better than
the S-Models version. The Dragon model has some better details, for
example gas and brake pedals. It has an engine. The air filter on
the back is correct, where the one from the S-Model is only half an
air filter. S-Models did this to make room for the folded tilt. But
on the down side, the Dragon model has separate tires from the rim.
When they are put together they look horrible. They let the whole
model down. If the model had single piece wheels like most models do, this would
be the best Kübel. There are, what I think, map holders on the
doors, something I have never seen pictures of. But that does not
mean they did not exist. The trouble I have with it, is that the doors
cannot be built without them. There is no inner detail on the doors.
If you want to further
detail this area, there is a jerry can placed underneath it, but this
can hardly be seen, even on the real vehicle. See the reference
photo. I also added some window wiper motors to the window frame.
offers only one colour option for the kit, but this sells the kit short.
The Tankograd book, "Kübelwagen on all Frontlines",
is a perfect reference. There are pictures in the book of Kübelwagens
with balloon tires in panzer grey, in panzer grey with sand overspray, sand yellow,
three and two tone camouflage in Italy, and in olive drab
for captures ones used by the Brits and Americans. The balloon tires
gave great traction on loose sand, but they did not last very long.
They wore down very quickly. So you can build a mid-version from the
box without changing the kit, something I plan to do with the second
kit, and give it a three tone camouflage.
As you might have guessed, I really like this grandfather of the Porsche 911.
Review sample purchased by the author.