Building the Kübelwagen Type 82 Holzgas from a Tamiya kit - 1/35 scale
by Federico Collada © Modeler Site
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Some years ago a friend of mine gifted me a resin kit, he had made, to convert the Tamiya Type 82 Kübelwagen into a Holzgas powered vehicle. Before that moment I have never seen a picture of such car and when I finally found one it seemed quite peculiar to me. The prominent hunch on the hood gave it a very different look from the normal Kübelwagen.
The instructions of the XS-Proyect kit were not very clear so I had to check for other similar kits to use the resin parts correctly. I used some of the photoetched parts provided but not all of them. I didn’t use all of the Blackdog kit resin parts neither, I left the spare wheel and the covered windshield.
I built the Tamiya kit mostly straightforward substituting the correspondent plastic parts for the resin ones during the process. It was very easy as both XS-Project and Blackdog kits fit perfectly to the vehicle. The tubes of the conversion kit seemed too narrow for me so I made them again with some plastic rods that I cut and bent with a candle flame.
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