Toms 1/6 scale Dragon Kubelwagen

Discussion in 'Modelling' started by Smudger Jnr, Mar 20, 2009.

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  1. militarycross

    militarycross Very Senior Member

    Progress is so rewarding, Tom.

    Well done, mate.

    cheers,
    phil
     
  2. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Phil,
    Many thanks for you kind comments. After taking the youngest to school I am off to the DIY store for more spray paint in order to finish the base colour.

    The weather here is so changeable at the moment, but will attempt today if possible.

    Regards
    Tom
     
  3. Kieron Hill

    Kieron Hill Senior Member

    I like it Tom very much, I remember my
    Dad building one of these I think it was
    a Tamiya kit...nice job!

    Thanks for sharing, Tom do you know
    what the best 1/35th Stuart tank is
    on the market, I thought Tamiya did
    one but can not seem to lay my hands
    on one.

    Cheers
    Kieron
     
  4. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Kieron,
    I am about to take the youngest to school, but will PM you later.

    Regards
    Tom
     
  5. militarycross

    militarycross Very Senior Member

    It must be your influence, Tom. Just bought an 06 Jetta VW yesterday.

    My youngest gets my 03 Dodge to go find work with as she graduates next month.

    cheers.
    phil
     
  6. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Phil,

    A very luck young lady by the sound of it.

    Hope you like your VW, as I remember the Jetta has a very large boot for its size, which comes in very useful.

    About an hour ago I finished the sand base colour on the Kubelwagen.

    I will let it set for 24 hours before I try the camouflage streaking! and in between time I will practice with my airbrush technique.

    Regards
    Tom
     
  7. militarycross

    militarycross Very Senior Member

    The boot is about 1/2 larger than the Mazda 3 we looked at. My oldest Dtr has one of those and loves it. Should have been her da's car and she have the 03, but that's another story.

    I am looking forward to seeing the camo. My late neighbour was a wizard with an air brush. He was a HO railroader with an amazing layout that covered 1/3 of his basement. I swear you believed that if you touched the "metal clad" buildings, the rust would come off on your fingers. Very life like.

    cheers,
    phil
     
  8. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    I have nearly finished, but wanted to share the final camouflage colours as I had just finished varnishing.

    The headlamp mask must come off and the interior seats recoloured and a little bit of finishing off, then the transfers.

    I am reasonably happy with the results so far.:D

    Regards
    Tom
     

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  9. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Thats Excellent Tom !
     
  10. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Andy,
    Thanks for that.
    Light at the end of the tunnel.

    Then its a 2cm Flak cannon that I treated myself to at Christmas! That should be pretty easy I hope.

    Regards
    Tom
     
  11. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Will it recieve washes Tom? I found them a bit tricky on larger scale kits I've done as they dry so quickly.
     
  12. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Adam,
    I don't know about washing, but I may occassionally dust it!

    The spray paint is just normal Revell (Made for spraying and like water) but it dries pretty fast.

    Regards
    Tom
     
  13. Kieron Hill

    Kieron Hill Senior Member

    Magic Tom looks great! Cheers for sharing
    the build.

    Regards
    Kieron
     
  14. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    I love the thought of an Englishman standing in his German Garden spraying a large model of a Kubelwagen in that distinctive 3 colour style. Well done for maintaining our Europe-wide reputation as somewhat 'eccentric' :D.

    I don't think I could resist a wash or two, I always find it's the stage when a model starts really coming to life, but it can also look awful when it goes wrong :unsure:... but hey, that's what weathering's for - masking mistakes.
     
  15. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Adam,

    I cheated on the last stage as I used my airbrush which is not so toxic and finished it off in the basment workshop!

    Sorry to be a big disappointment:D

    Regards
    Tom
     
  16. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    A question occurs to me.
    Can I take it that nazi & SS symbols are missing from German modelshops as per the anti-nazi laws?
    Are kits' decals provided in a German/censored Version without any swastikas or Zeig-runes (as happened briefly over here a few years ago)? Or is it ignored?
     
  17. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Adam,

    Anything on display which shows Nazi symbolism is edited usually by black felt tip marker.
    This is whether the box or whatever is on display in the window or inside.

    Some models are arriving with the decals minus the swastika but some firms are getting around the law by making the decals in two parts so by the emblem is not evident.
    Revell Germany will not print decals with swastika and so you cannot build a truly 2nd World War model accurately.

    Same with the SS Runes.

    Like all things I am sure that you can purchase seperate decals from some places, but it is not advertised.

    I have just finished putting the WH numberplates on plus other little bits and pieces.

    When you visit the Model Exhibitions all signs are covered by sticky tape etc on the large scale flying models of WW2 Planes.

    It apears silly really when you can see the swastika displayed on museum aircraft, which are exempted.

    Regards
    Tom
     
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  18. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    You've just explained what the odd-looking double L shaped decals are from a few kits I've had - Half a swastika! They've often puzzled me.

    It disappeared from Museum Aircraft at Duxford for a while, which I did think was daft really.
    SS marked vehicles that attend Beltring that have travelled (driven or trucked) through Germany and other parts of Europe on their way to Kent often have small white detachable panels on the number plates that cover the runes.
     
  19. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Posted the camouflage paint job last night (post no 28), but then I added the number plates and speedo decals etc just to finish it off.

    These photos just show the decals.

    Hope you like the results.

    Regards
    Tom
     

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  20. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    I have just finished weathering the inside a little and must wait for tomorrow to take some photos.

    I have also started dying the grey hood, which is not so easy. But I have found some textile dye to brush on and it appears to be working.
    Again base colour sand and then the other two colours added later.

    Regards
    Tom
     

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