Tom's Finished Kubelwagen

Discussion in 'Modelling' started by Smudger Jnr, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Although nothing in the modelling line can be said to be really finished, I think that my Kubelwagen is finished enough at the moment and so here are some photographs of the 'Finished' vehicle, with a few accessories added :D.

    As a project goes, I have enjoyed the experience of building and sharing it
    on the forum and hope that I have not been too much of a bore.

    Hope you like these photographs.


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  2. Gerard

    Gerard Seelow/Prora

    Very nice Tom. Good work as ever. Tell me how did you do the weathering on the windshield? Looks fantastic!
  3. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    I used a pair of dividers on card, marking the windshield wipers sweep and cut out the shape.

    I then dry brushed on some colour to represent a film of mud on the outside.
    Quite simple really and the first time I have ever tried it.

    Other modellers may probably use other techniques, but this worked fine for me.

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  4. Gerard

    Gerard Seelow/Prora

    Well its does the job just nicely Tom. well done!
  5. Buteman

    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA

    As a project goes, I have enjoyed the experience of building and sharing it on the forum and hope that I have not been too much of a bore.

    Hope you like these photographs.


    Tom -

    "Boring" - Are you kidding. You've done a fantastic job. What's next?

  6. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    After Easter I will be starting putting together a 1/6th scale 2cm Flak 38 cannon.
    I bought it as a Christmas Present from my local model shop who ordered it for me.

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  7. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    The Rad Op needs a shave :lol:

    Great work Tom ...I was good to see the fruits of your labour from start to finish !

    A worthy rep added to your list.

  8. James S

    James S Very Senior Member

    Some muck and mud on the tyres and an odd dent and she will look just like my old car did :)
    I admire people who can do this sort of thing , nice one Tom >:)
  9. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    He's a Gebirgsj├Ąger radio man and used to living hard in the mountains and going without a shave!! :D

    As I mentioned, models are never finished and sometime I will get around to fixing a little weathering to the body and tyres. :)

  10. militarycross

    militarycross Very Senior Member

    Well done, Tom. I have a deep appreciation for modellers and the work they put into their models. Here's to you. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Tom, were the seat covers really that colour or where they made from cloth like material, just asking cos it looks a bit odd with the whole interior the same colour.
    Is there a bit of the garden that you could take some more realistic photos of it rather than sat on the table?

    Looks good, must be nice to have spare cash to spend on such 'toys' ;)
  12. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Spring has only just arrived and after a long cold winter the grass is not up to much at the moment.
    When it looks decent, that means after airating and lawn food, in about 6 weeks time , I will try and get some better shots for you.;)

    With regards to the inerior I have looked at other models and photographs and everyone was different.

    I just kept the base colour and weathered it to look a bit used.

    The seats covers were material, sometimes leather and varied in colour.
    So really anything goes, particularly with modellers licence!

    At the moment the drivers been told off by the officer for washing the car and forgetting the windscreen. (Well that's my excuse at the moment).

  13. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Got a bit of a 'thing' for mud & windscreen wiper effects on kits, nice one.

    If constructive criticism is allowed ( :unsure: do tell us to sod off if not Tom :D) - I'd respectfully suggest that spare tyre needs dulling down a bit with some dust or similar. An article in a modelling mag last year proclaimed never using pure black on a model, particularly on it's tyres, due to the effects of scale on colour; so I tried assorted shades of very dark grey instead and it does seem give a more realistic effect.

    I am getting seriously tempted by 'big scale' seeing this...
    Mollusc? You done that oversized King Tiger yet?..
  14. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Not a problem about the tyres. As they are real rubber I intend just to weather them as I did the tyres on the 3.7 cm PAK.
    That should tone them down a little and I have yet to fix the spare wheel, which is still loose.

    I experimented with Tamiyas dry powder kits which are ok, but in big scale I needed a larger brush and I think 'drypaint' with a brush is ideal.

    Thanks to all for the feedback, it is much appreciated.

  15. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Ah, sorry, real rubber responds rather well to a bit of sanding doesn't it.
    I can see those Tamiya weathering kits lasting about half a model in that scale...

    Not as big in scale, but I find myself hovering over this page again:
    1/16 Radio Control Tanks
    Not seen the Jagdpanther before, or the Panzer IV, now that's really tempting.
    Until I looked at the price that is.
  16. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

  17. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek

    Excellent job, Tom. You must be well pleased.
  18. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    Tom, Looks great.

  19. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

    Nice to see the finished article, well done Tom.
  20. Currahee101

    Currahee101 Junior Member

    Well done Tom.

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