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Black Dog Schwimmwagen Set
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Monday, October 06, 2008 - 03:34 PM UTC
Bret Foland reviews the 1/48 resin Schwimmwagen Accessory Set from Black Dog.

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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Friday, October 10, 2008 - 02:30 PM UTC
these guys are producing some VERY nice resin......whos selling it ? How can I get me some?
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Posted: Friday, October 10, 2008 - 08:45 PM UTC
You can get some of the Blackdog sets at.

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United Kingdom
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Posted: Monday, October 20, 2008 - 01:10 AM UTC
Nice rendition but I think not an entirely accurate representation.

If I'm correct between the two rear seats of the Schwimmy is a large vent which allows air into the engine compartment, this is important for two reasons.

Firstly the engine is air cooled and secondly because its amphibious it can't have it like the Kubelwagen, the engine must be contained within a water tight compartment. Put all that stowage as shown and you block this and cause the engine to overheat and seize.

If my memory serves me correct they (Blackdog) made a similar mistake on a recent release of stowage on a Panzer. They had stuff depicted rammed down between the turret and the additional armour plates which is fine except it was all the way round thus completely blocking the crew turret hatches and their means of entry/escape from the tank.