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DAK Kubelwagen w/Officers
Teacher
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England - North West, United Kingdom
Joined: April 05, 2003
KitMaker: 4,924 posts
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Posted: Monday, January 22, 2007 - 03:08 AM UTC
Cyber Hobby have taken an already superb kit and done what they always do........made it better!

DAK Kubelwagen w/Officers



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Thanks!
Vodnik
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Warszawa, Poland
Joined: March 26, 2003
KitMaker: 4,312 posts
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Posted: Monday, January 22, 2007 - 06:47 PM UTC
Interesting is that three photoetched parts for water cans do not fit to plastic water can parts - holes in PE pieces are in different place than pins on plastic parts. But these metal parts seem to fit to single original fuel can provided in the kit, but marked "not for use" in instructions... Of course it is very simple to cut off the pins from plastic parts and assemble cans without them, but more care is needed to align parts properly. Also maybe worth mentioning is that instructions show the cap (part N3) attached to the wrong side of the water can - should be attached to N2, not N1.

Other interesting things are two photoetched jerry can racks provided in the kit, but in instructions they are only shown on a drawing with the cans - separately from the vehicle. Any idea if such racks were indeed used and where were they attached to Kuebelwagen?

Pawel
JamesDean
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Alabama, United States
Joined: August 17, 2005
KitMaker: 77 posts
Armorama: 67 posts
Posted: Wednesday, May 02, 2007 - 09:59 PM UTC
I also noticed the mismatch of plastic-to-PE parts on the cans, and was wondering as well where an appropriate place on the wagen would be to place the PE "baskets" (with or without the cans in them).

I'm in the middle of assembling this actually and noticed last night part B11 needs to have the guide on the right side trimmed or it wont fit.

Here's a question: I'd like to opt for the clear plastic windshield as well as the PE wiper blades...but there are wipers molded on the clear plastic. How can I shave those off without ruining the part....?

Also, I'm unclear about the placement of PE parts M1 and the M2s. The directions are not clear and they do not actually appear in any of the subsequent illustrations...
shado67
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Texas, United States
Joined: October 16, 2003
KitMaker: 220 posts
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Posted: Thursday, May 03, 2007 - 12:27 PM UTC
yawn.....a rebox of a softskin wheeled thingy.....