FB72005 Vw Typ 157 Kubelwagen
1. Italeri 1/72 Kubelwagen
2. FBMinis FB72005 Vw Typ 157 Kubelwagen conversion
Here's an inbox review and an out-of-the-box construction of the Italeri offering:
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This was supposed to be a quick build but I ended up adding a lot of bits. I started with the doors inside detail, seats, steering wheel, parking brake, gear shifter, notek lights, exhausts and moved on to the front and rear axles, license plate and so on. Excess resin being sanded off:
The model was primed with Duplicolor automotive primer using an airbrush, then it receive a first layer of black to create some sense of depth to the following yellow layer. This was mixed from Tamiya's desert yellow, buff and white, protected by a coat of floor wax before the weathering washes with raw umber+black oil paints. The details were painted with Vallejo ModelColor paints.
I decided to add some figures to this project, just to put the car in context. Since this was a prototype, I thought showing 2 or 3 figures inspecting it would give a better sense of what's happening. The finished figure you can see here, was created using a plastic-figure core with copper-wire arms, all covered with Magic Sculpt using toothpicks shaped to my desire. Magic Sculpt is the best material I've encountered for this job: very fine, dries in a couple of hours, can be smoothed with rubbing-alcohol and a paintbrush...
These are some of the photos I used as reference: