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M.Brindos

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Concept or stock?



Input needed.

The front seats, steering wheel, one of the wheel hubs, and the windshield are missing and will have to be scratch built. I see this project one of two ways; Ridiculous American "Dub" style, or factory model.

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Be cool to see a hot rod kubelwagen Mike ! Maybe with a stylised camo finish ? those rims would look cool on it too !

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The kit is a wreck but I'm putting it back together. I'm still missing a headlight and the mirrors as well as the exhaust. Fortunately I have a ton of spare car parts. Unfortunately they are all 1/24 scale. So this will be interesting. Porsche steering wheel, 1/48 Sparco Seats (needing extensive modification - but 1/24 seats are too large to fit), 1/24 low profile tires and rims, and 1/24 headers.

Not sure what to do about the headlights yet...  I'll have to come up with something. I'm thinking of making the windshield chopped and matching the angle of the top to match up with it. But I'm not sure about that yet.

I'm definitely envisioning  an all grey scheme however. But I have considered a Camo pattern as well. Too early to tell yet. Just getting the wheels on it is going to be the first hurdle.
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definitely concept of some sort!
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Okay I'm going "Hot Rod" style. I remembered I had an odd scale kit of a 70's-something Corvette in what I assume is around 1/36~37 scale. Bucket seats, steering wheel,  Aluminum Mags and tires. I'm also going to go with the Camouflage.

In my searching I found a full set of Model Master decals for a Bf 109G10 in 1/72 scale. That would have come in handy about a week ago.  :/
Full set of markings in the correct scale, go figure. Also found my Italian markings among loads of others, and the full uncut sheet of original Tamiya decals for the Panther...  That's some luck.

So yeah, super 70's style Kubelwagen on the way.
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Progress:







Now back to the table I go.

Work, work, work....
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I've scratch built new exhausts, a roll bar (paper clip - Yay for office supplies!), found a worthy mirror, added a skid plate under the front end, door post supports, firewall, gas pedal, and started building the windshield frame. All of that done and almost ready for primer and I still have not found anything that will suffice for headlights.

Does anybody else remember an old cartoon character called "Speed Buggy?"









So I may have to do this build without headlights till I can scrounge up something or build something and add them later.

Well guys, this is the "Hot Rod" Kubelwagen you decided on. What do you think so far?



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Go Mike ! That looks great, the wheels are a prefect fit and ingenious usage of office supplies ! I do remember speed buggy, wasn't the scooby doo gang or at least shaggy in it ? The thing that the pics don't show is how small a Kubelwagen is in 1/35, it looks much larger than it really is in the pics, this is going to be stellar mate !

Edit : for headlights how about craft store googly eyes ? You could remove the eye, or maybe even leave it in for a crazy custom look

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Hmm.... craft store googly eyes.... I'll think about it lol. AT least for temporary measures. They would make some funny pictures lol.

Yeah it's a tiny little car. Not much to work with and dang crazy to make up all the tiny parts its missing. Challenge, yep. That's what makes this fun.

...now what happened to my short little German figure? I'll have to find him for a scale shot. If I put this next to the Panther you won't hardly see it lol!

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For scale; A 1/35 soldier in a sleeping bag and a 1/72 Kubelwagen. I couldn't find my little green German.
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Hehe I was serious about the googly eyes, but more for the clear domes to use as lenses, I have seen builds where armour modellers have used them for lamps

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Sie muß so groß zu fahren!


LMAO!
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Great and ingenious build love it, for the headlights do you have any clear drying 2 part epoxy adhesive? if you do push the rounded end of a Biro/Bic pen into some milliputt, let it set, then wipe a little Vaseline or similar into the created mould, then mix the epoxy and pour into the mould, 24 hours later remove and hey presto lenses, cover the backs with foil or simply paint chrome silver. I have used this method many times for my Rally builds when I wanted extra fog lights etc.
Hope this helps
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That's a great tip Gary. I have only one headlight bucket at the moment and the other is MIA. i wasn't worrying about lenses because they will be covered. But that little trick will save me someday and I thank you for it!

Googly Eyes. [sigh] Okay Pete. Just for you.



Okay, so now I wish I had some smaller ones. That might actually work Pete. Thanks, all silliness aside.
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Hehehe the eyes really set it off lol, it looks like a character from a kids tv show, the figure looks like he is dancing to night fever by the bee gees lol can't wait to see what you are going to do with the paint, this is a great build

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Hey  Brindos you have created a New character for the next Disney Pixar Cars movie its Kurt the Kubel, brilliant.
Best wishes
Gary

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