|Kit #: PS720083||Construction review by Rob Haelterman|
I gladly refer to the kit review by Gert Ten Brink for another take on this kit.
represented by the kit and impact on the licence plate number
While not 100% conclusive, I feel confident to say that the Kubelwagens with the features as represented in the kit would not be carrying licence plates outside the WH-1377***-WH-1429679 range. Pictures in  show vehicles of this batch both on the Eastern and the Southern front (which were the main fronts in the period of production). The diorama in which my kit ended up represents a scene from Germany in 1945, so we have to assume vehicles from this batch survived this long, which is not unlikely for a utility vehicle.
(Disclaimer: I haven't done the same analysis for vehicles used by other services than the Heer.)
Note that the kit doesn't come with decals at all, so I used licence plate decals from JK Resin and some unit markings from the spares box, including an instrument dial from an aircraft cockpit detail set.
I added the following details, even though the kit is already nicely detailed, as is:
I did not use part A-12 (the air filter) or the spare wheel.
I was a bit disappointed that the tarpaulin only comes in the folded position and that the PE parts for the frame were not handed. As these parts have only detail on one side, and are identical pieces for both sides, you can only see the detail on one of them after gluing them in place. This was also the only area where some extra care was needed to blend in the tarp with its supports.
At the very end, I "misplaced" the steering wheel, so I replaced it with an item from Wespe.
The vehicle was added to a DioHistory base together with Milicast figures.
This is a nice little kit that goes together well, with good detail and a fair price.
 Kübelwagen on all Frontlines, Tankograd, Jochen Vollert
Review sample purchased by the author.
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Article Last Updated: 09 May 2022
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