Rubicon Models have one of the fastest growing and highest quality ranges of model kits on the 1/56th scale market. Choosing to specialise in World War Two vehicles, they aim to not only provide some of the missing vehicles from this period but also provide for as many options as possible to the model-maker and wargamer.
The first kit we have is the Volkswagen Type 1 “Käfer” (beetle), the ‘People’s Car’ which was championed by the Nazis in the years prior to World War Two. This particular kit provides options to create the civilian or military versions, removing the special light fitting and adding hubcabs to produce the latter. We’ve shown both ‘sides’ of this vehicle on the same model. Mostly used during World War two as a small staff car or similar, the civilian version wasn’t produced until the late 1940’s but is still the longest produced car design in history. The kit comes with a decal sheet with options to use it in a range of theatres and roles.
The second kit is an entirely military design, for use by the US military and her allies. The M3A1 Scout Car was used extensively across the various theatres, and was known as the White Scout Car in British and Commonwealth service. It was also used by the Soviet Union, Chinese Nationalist Army, Free Belgian and Free French, Czechoslavakian and Polish forces. Its active life continued after World War Two, seeing service in the French Indo China War, Algeria, the Arab-Israeli War of 1948 and in the Dominican Republic, who used it until the late 1990’s. The option to field an early variant with .50 M2 Browning HMG and .30 cal M1917 HMG or the later version with the M1919 Browning MMG is offered, and the model also comes with a tarpaulin and command vehicle antenna. The decal sheet provided carries a wealth of options to field US, British, Soviet, Chinese Nationalist, French and Polish operated vehicles. Our assembled model reflects the early and late optional weapons and tarpaulin with antenna.
Rubicon Models produce great kits with parts which fit together easily. In addition, they provide the options which other companies don’t, aiming to produce model maker’s kits with tabletop toughness and survivability.
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