1/35 Italeri Schwimmwagen

Gallery Article by David Hawkins on Mar 2 2012

 

Hello fellow modelers!  Here is my Schwimmwagen from Italeri.  It was a fun but not too quick of a build like I thought it would be.  I thought it would be a quickie before shoulder surgery, but it took a while to finish. 

 

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I added wire mesh vents to the rear deck, gas, brake and clutch pedals, latches, bolt heads, and brackets throughout.  I chose to leave the top up because of the lack of engine intake between the rear seats, and the joint seam along the insides. 

I really like the looks of the Schwimmwagen.  The Germans really knew how to build neat vehicles.  I hope you enjoy!

David Hawkins

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Photos and text by David Hawkins