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Posted: Tuesday, December 26, 2017 - 12:05 AM UTC

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I wonder if I have time to build another JEEP, …


Hey Bob, you’ve got plenty of time. … Two Jeeps on the bench are worth three in the stash.

—mike
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Posted: Tuesday, December 26, 2017 - 12:18 AM UTC
Mike, I like how your JEEP turned out. I finished my build way back then went off and did other stuff. But after looking at the great work here plus too much time on my hands, jut thought MAYBE!

Bob
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Posted: Tuesday, December 26, 2017 - 10:06 AM UTC
Hi guys, I hope you've been enjoying the holidays!🎄

Thought I'd share a little progress on a sub-vignette I've been working on. For now, you'll need to imagine a map unfolded over the GPW's hood.



Uh-oh, I've just given myself two more figures to paint! ... Did somebody say "plenty of time?" 🤭 Lol!

Happy Modeling!🍺
—mike
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Posted: Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - 02:18 AM UTC
Aweful Mike. Hate it. Sorry you just have to start all over again.... and hurry

Seriously, it is a nice layout. Love the guy with the radio - "Well, were kinda near this big green and brown blob, just a few inches up from the river, three fingers away from a bridge......."
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Posted: Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - 08:56 AM UTC


... three fingers from a bridge too far. Lol!
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Posted: Monday, January 08, 2018 - 10:56 PM UTC
Some progress. Based on reference photos, the rear seat is similar to the front seats, whereas the instructions just have you take a slice out of the part that is sat on, so I cut to match references, using cardboard from a wine box to fill in. I'll take my chances on everything fitting properly later. Everybody from Down Under recognize the logo?




And finally, painted, and in place.

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Posted: Tuesday, January 09, 2018 - 06:05 AM UTC
Good to see you’re Kübeling away, Johhar! 🛠🍷
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Posted: Tuesday, January 09, 2018 - 01:19 PM UTC
Very nice so far Johar. Can't say I recognise the brand you hint at though.
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Posted: Tuesday, January 09, 2018 - 03:02 PM UTC
Very nice work going on around here!

I'm still working on my jeep too. The basic building is done, stowage sorted out and everything is primed. I'll post some pictures later
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Posted: Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 02:24 AM UTC
Nice to see all the progress happening. It inspired me to get back to my little Kübel. Ready for paint at this stage.


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Posted: Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 04:07 AM UTC
Ben, that Kubel looks cool and pushes me from a maybe to a definite on building the standard version some time soon. Questions; what manufacturer, what scale, what are those things that look like windows but seem to be different sizes?
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Posted: Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 01:05 PM UTC

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Been a while since I was active on the boards and since I did much intensive modeling, so I figured this would be a nice campaign to start me off.



I cannibalized some regular wheels from another kit to build it into a regular Kübel, as I have a bit of a twist planned for this one.



The above was originally posted 2017-08-07, page 6 in this thread.
I am also curious about the "twist" and what those frames might be. My initial thought was some kind of frames to hold radio equipment ...
/ Robin
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Posted: Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 03:28 PM UTC

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Ben, that Kubel looks cool and pushes me from a maybe to a definite on building the standard version some time soon. Questions; what manufacturer, what scale, what are those things that look like windows but seem to be different sizes?



The base kit is just the retooled Tamiya 1/35th scale one, with a few bits and pieces from the spares box added and some details done in evergreen and two-part epoxy putty.


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I am also curious about the "twist" and what those frames might be.



As for the frames: those are picture frames from Reality In Scale, with the backs sanded down to open them up and with some tenters added for a more painting-like effect. I hope to be able to show the twist soon
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Posted: Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 06:45 PM UTC
Hello all,
@mike: your cleanly built Jeep deserves a big congratulations!

Well, as far as I see, a Kübelwagen Club slowly forms here so I decided to present a short status report on my Kübel. It is waiting for paint - I had no time for that recently but I hope the next two weeks I find the right moment for some spraying

The engine bay finished and before masking it looked like this:

And for the first time I used Tamiya paint (and not the light grey primer) as a priming. It covers perfectly. I plan to paint with AmmoMIG late war german colors...


Cheers,
Zsolt
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Posted: Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 07:12 PM UTC

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...deleted for clarity...

As for the frames: those are picture frames from Reality In Scale, with the backs sanded down to open them up and with some tenters added for a more painting-like effect. I hope to be able to show the twist soon



That's just cruel. Keeping us curious like that. Glued to the computer waiting for the secret to be revealed
/ Robin
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Posted: Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 08:51 PM UTC
Zsolt, that's a great looking engine bay. Is that part of the kit or aftermarket? What kit is that?
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Posted: Friday, January 12, 2018 - 07:20 PM UTC

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Zsolt, that's a great looking engine bay. Is that part of the kit or aftermarket? What kit is that?



It is the Kübelwagen Engine Set from Tamiya, sold separately but fits 100% the engine bay and it looks cool with some added wiring
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Posted: Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 11:47 PM UTC
Very nice engine bay! 🛠🙂

—mike
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Posted: Monday, January 15, 2018 - 06:21 AM UTC
Zsolt - is that the Tamiya Kubelwagen engine maintenance set that comes with one figure.

Anyone - can anyone explain what that third radio box that comes with the radio car kit is for, the one that seems to be stored underneath the platform on which the other two sit. I don't see any pictures with wires leading from it to the other two. Is it a spare or does it have a different function?
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Posted: Monday, January 15, 2018 - 01:27 PM UTC

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Zsolt - is that the Tamiya Kubelwagen engine maintenance set that comes with one figure.



Yes, that is it. Includes a figure and also a wheel with extra details if someone wants to depict a wheel-change situation
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Posted: Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 11:08 PM UTC
Update 2.
My Kubel-kiddies are nowhere near ready for prime-time but it seemed time for an update. The hands look like mannequins, everything has a brand new look, and there are construction misfits to address, but I think seeing them without heads is a nice touch.






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Posted: Monday, January 22, 2018 - 12:52 AM UTC
I'll post an update as well. The pictures aren't great (they're pretty bad actually)

After priming everything i painted it in a mix of Tamiya Olive Drab and Dark Yellow. Perhaps not the most close match, but it looks nice anyway. After that some detail painting was done with Valejo and Ammo paints. Here's a bunch of jeep parts on sticks:

And the jeep itself:

The stowage is more or less painted as well, but on other sticks somewhere. And after a week of being missing, the carpet monster coughed up the steering wheel again. Sometimes you feed it, sometimes it feeds you

Next it's a decals, varnish, putting it together and weathering. And work on the GMC of course
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Posted: Monday, January 22, 2018 - 09:35 PM UTC
@ johhar, Cool! The figures will add a lot to the Kübelwagen.

BTW: Looks like the driver doesn’t have much say in radio station selection. … Max has the MP40 in his lap and Max wants to hear American Swing. 🎹🎺🎷… “Fahr schneller, Otto!”

Wikipedia: Swing music was a notable example of wartime radio music. Even Nazi Germany fielded some swing music bands despite Hitler's objections to "decadent Western music." After the end of World War II, this music escalated until the paranoia of the Cold War made this kind of music irrelevant after the Soviet menace (under Joseph Stalin) replaced the Nazi menace (under Adolf Hitler). Lawrence Welk would later play this kind of music on The Lawrence Welk Show. Jazz music would also become part of the "cultural war" that raged alongside the actual fighting of World War II. Having its roots in African-American music, the racist Nazi regime had declared it to be "inhuman music" and banned it in all of occupied Europe. The local musicians of Paris, France chose to play jazz music in French rather than in English as a loophole in the Nazi jazz music ban. Rebellious German kids would meet in secret locations and listen to Allied music stations to hear jazz music behind the Gestapo's metaphorical back. This generation of German kids saw jazz music as a "religion worth fighting for."


@ Goof, Glad to see the Carpet Monster hasn’t slowed down the assembly line.

Cheers!🍺
—mike
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Posted: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 02:57 PM UTC
Goof, it is amazing what you find after you burp the little monster. I once found a brass 20 cm flak round months, and many vacuums later...

Johhar the Kubel is looking good... a bit disturbed about you preferring the crew headless though Is there a seam line on the left hand of the figure holding the MP 40, the area between the thumb and forefinger, or just a trick of the light?
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Posted: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 03:27 PM UTC

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Goof, it is amazing what you find after you burp the little monster. I once found a brass 20 cm flak round months, and many vacuums later...

Johhar the Kubel is looking good... a bit disturbed about you preferring the crew headless though Is there a seam line on the left hand of the figure holding the MP 40, the area between the thumb and forefinger, or just a trick of the light?



Maybe the heads are somewhere doing something useful, maybe on a road to nowhere: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWtCittJyr0
The missing heads doesn't have to mean that a psycho killer has been in action.
/ Robin