x 2 in 1/72
Italeri's 1/72 scale Kubewagens will
be available online from Squadron.com
S u m m a r y
||7024 VW Kdf.1 Typ 82
||48 injection moulded
plastic on two dark grey sprues; decals
||Around GBP£5.00 /
||Wheels look to be the
right size; generally accurate; impressive decals
||Lacking some details
(pick-axe, gear stick and tail lights)
Some of us Braille Scale modellers have been waiting in eager
anticipation for this kit because Hasegawa's and Academy's 1/72
scale Kubelwagens were such disappointments.
I thought that all the small-scale military vehicle new releases
from Italeri are from ESCI moulds but I was not aware of an old ESCI
Kubelwagen. We hoped it might be a brand new moulding by Italeri and
not a re-boxing of someobe else's Kubel. Well, it is not; and it is
Italeri's 1/72 scale Kubelwagen does not display the finesse that
we have come to expect from their most recent new tool releases,
especially in the finer parts. The moulds seem a little old. The
wheels, however, appear to be the right size - addressing the major
shortcoming in the Hasegawa and Academy kits - although they are
lacking detail on the inside.
Some other details are also missing, including the gearstick,
tail lights and the pick axe from the passenger's side mudguard. All
of these can be easily replaced from the spares box or fabricated.
Otherwise, detail is not bad. Indeed, the canvas hood is superior.
The decals are up to Italeri's usual high standard.
The real bonus is that you get two Kubelwagen models in the one
Although this is not as good as the brand-new tool kit I had
hoped for, it is the best small-scale injection-moulded Kubelwagen
on the market today. I think that Italeri's Kubelwagen is the basis
for a good model due to its general accuracy and the correctly sized
Italeri for the review sample.
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