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RyeField: German staff car type 82E
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Posted: Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 08:36 AM UTC


Federico Collada looks over and builds the Rye Fields Model offering in 1/35th scale of the German staff car type 82E.

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Thanks!
brekinapez
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Posted: Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 01:58 PM UTC
This may be of interest to those of you planning to build this kit:

http://www.kvh-pressburg.szm.com/history.html

I think you will find it a treasure trove if you have never seen it before and build WWII dioramas set in Europe.

Apparently Peter Dinklage had his own personal Ju 52/3M; I did not know that.
brekinapez
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Posted: Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 02:11 PM UTC
Oh, and based on what I know as a VW enthusiast I am not entirely convinced by the interior of the trunk and will do mine shut. I see more of these with the spare leaning back in that front space at the bottom with the more cylindrical fuel tank behind the spare. The tank in the kit just seems too 'flat' IMO.
And even if you fix that, you'll need to recreate the hood support. Extra fuel tanks look better in the back or in a bracket welded to a fender or the rear quarter panel anyway.

Just wanted to throw that out there...

****ADDENDUM****

Just remembered I have the Tamiya Kubelwagen repair set with the engine and set of tools for a basic tune up. I was originally trying to snag another Tamiya VW and do a diorama of exactly that scenario based on my years owning a '69 Type 2 bus.

But as I was likely buying this kit anyway I do wonder if the two might mesh.
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Posted: Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 02:28 PM UTC

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Oh, and based on what I know as a VW enthusiast I am not entirely convinced by the interior of the trunk and will do mine shut. I see more of these with the spare leaning back in that front space at the bottom with the more cylindrical fuel tank behind the spare. The tank in the kit just seems too 'flat' IMO.
And even if you fix that, you'll need to recreate the hood support. Extra fuel tanks look better in the back or in a bracket welded to a fender or the rear quarter panel anyway.

Just wanted to throw that out there



Otherwise, externally, this is accurate for an end of war vehicle?

brekinapez
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Posted: Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 02:46 PM UTC

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Otherwise, externally, this is accurate for an end of war vehicle?



For all intents and purposes it looks close enough that the differences come down to minor adjustments as production went on. Volkswagen was noted for making continual adjustments as a vehicle was in production, but changes weren't usually noted unless that began to affect a tolerance outside of it's allowed range. If this required enough parts to be remilled to keep it all relative that would note it as an update, or patch in modern terms. A lot of the changes were in the engine and suspension. Others were based on feedback suggesting features or asking changes/deletions of problematic ones.

Anyway, short answer gone astray, yes this is good enough enough for government work, both civilian and military. Just don't open the trunk...
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Posted: Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 01:06 AM UTC
I built the it and itís a nice kit.
It does have the low transfer case lever which I removed.
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Posted: Monday, September 16, 2019 - 12:50 PM UTC
Didn't see this one coming from RFM and while pleasing I wonder how this compares with the CMK version (?) I built years ago. I shamelessly stole the engine compartment from Dragon's Kubelwagen and outfitted it with desert balloon tires. Wonder if RFM will later offer the four-wheel drive version as well? Perhaps a new Kubel? So many possibilities once the chassis is available.
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Posted: Monday, September 16, 2019 - 09:37 PM UTC
I think it's head & shoulders over the Revell kit. the Tamiya repair scene engine only has the "top half". I thought I could do the same for another project, but ended up building it in an open crate to represent a recently shipped replacement engine. nice detail on what is provided.
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Posted: Monday, September 16, 2019 - 09:38 PM UTC

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This may be of interest...

http://www.kvh-pressburg.szm.com/history.html

... a treasure trove Ö



definitely; thanks.