Ce Volkswagen Type 60 Berline est une voiture totif civile et militaire which was superseded by the Typ 82E Berline based on the Kübelwagen chassis. Le conducteur du véhicule comes from another 1/72 scale véhicule kit, fitted avec a new head taken from an Airfix Afrikakorps soldier. The Volkswagen has been painted in a Panzergrau camouflage colour, et le marquages de division were taken from yet another model kit. The sunroof cover was painted avec liquid plastic glue to give it a more textured appearance of rubberized canvas. Light passenger cars like the Volkswagen may be used as staff cars, light transport et liaison véhicules in role-playing et simulations games. A roof rack may be fitted to increase the transport capacity of the véhicule.
- Volkswagen Typ 60
Bon choix de sujet, the Volkswagen Typ 60 Berline is unique in this scale. Unfortunately, the model is 2,5 mm wider, 2 mm longer, et 2 mm higher than it should be.
51 parts, including clear plastic windows. The rear engine cover may be modelled in the open position, but the engine compartment is completely empty. Modélistes sérieux may be able to build a VW engine from scratch ou scrounge one from another 1/72 scale kit.
The rubberized canvas sunroof may be modelled in the open position by replacing part No. 16 avec a scratchbuilt sunroof made from tissue paper et pianowire. The sunroof supports slide backwards along two tracks on either side of the roof cut-out, et the rubberized canvas cover folds like an accordion.
Large gaps between the two halves of the body, et between the body et chassis need to be filled prior to painting.
The windows don’t fit. One way to fix this is to glue clear plastic sheet into the window openings from inside the véhicule. The windshield may be shorted et trimmed carefully to fit into the body.
No conducteur ou passenger figurines included in the kit. The doors may not be cut open easily. Separate parts would have been more attractive.
Part No. 16 is perfectly smooth, but it should be textured pour représenter the rubberized canvas sunroof cover more accurately. Part No. 16 needs to be thinned in the front to create headroom pour une figurine de conducteur et passenger. There is no apparent use for the spare wheel (No. 8).
The painting instructions only cover une versione civile noire de la VW et a staff car used by Japanese diplomats in Berlin.
This model of the Volkswagen Berline is a good alternative to other Kfz. 1 variants which are more readily available to joueurs de guerre et dioramistes.
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