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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Volkswagen Schwimmwagen Type 166







Here are some images of Dragon Model's 1/6 scale Type 166 Schwimmwagen.
The first thing I noticed when I first opened the box was that it was quite literally packed to the top with parts. The next was the beautiful detail of these parts. However in keeping with Dragon's fine tradition with supplying their beautiful model kits with the worst possible instructions ever created by man or beast this kit did not disappoint. If Dragon models ever sees this I would like to ask them. How is it that you put all this effort in producing some of the finest kits in the world yet are a complete dismal failure when it comes to instructions? All these instructions show are pictures of the completed model with arrows pointing to parts with a number indicator, and some of those numbers are wrong. LOL!! As for assembly procedure and in what order sorry but you're on your own. Thankfully though they at least had the courtesy to supply a tree parts diagram. One notices that when the model is finished you're left with a lot of unused parts. I suspect these parts must be for a 1/6 scale Kubelwagen. That being said once you've struggled through its building you are left with one hell of a model. A real head turner. The mother of all Schwimmwagen kits.

7 comments:

Pat Tillett said...

Right down to the dirt and dirty windshield. The level on detail on this is amazing! This is one of my favorites...

Warren Zoell said...

Thanks Pat - It's a big model.

Diego said...

The instructions are horrible, but you will have been great.
How do you put the mud in that way?

Warren Zoell said...

Gracias Diego - Primero mezclar una mezcla de tierra para arriba pastel de sombra tostado y marrón Van Dyck para simular un color barro. Luego de que la mezcla con un limpiador de manos con alcohol. Entonces lo lenguado en la superficie del modelo con un pincel grande y para obtener el efecto spray de barro que usar un cepillo de dientes mediante la ejecución de mi dedo sobre las cerdas del cepillo de dientes en la dirección que yo creo que el spray se vaya si el vehículo se movimiento a través del barro.

Diego said...

Great, with a projecting tooth brush the mud ..... I have to try, thank you very much. So far I am using the airbrush.

Anonymous said...

I agree, very nicely done. I don't think you'll need to do a composite with this one, just photograph it on the road from a low angle.
Yes, this and the large very rusted u-boat really transcend even the best model building I've ever seen. Kudos-
Paul

Warren Zoell said...

Why thank you Paul - It's very much appreciated.