login   |    register
Armor/AFV: Braille Scale
1/72 and 1/76 Scale Armor and AFVs.
Hosted by Darren Baker
Question:German Kubelwagen in 1/72nd scale
New Hampshire, United States
Joined: June 06, 2002
KitMaker: 1,220 posts
AeroScale: 55 posts
Posted: Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 11:26 PM UTC
I would like to know who makes the best German Kubelwagen in 1/72nd scale?
I'm looking for the kit that has the best quality in terms of detail and accuracy.
Thank you.
Ontario, Canada
Joined: March 23, 2008
KitMaker: 2,824 posts
AeroScale: 138 posts
Posted: Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 11:54 PM UTC

If you are able to find one, the Kubelwagen that comes in the Dragon kit that is combined with a Tiger I appears to be one of the finest I've seen when compared to the offerings of other manufacturers(Airfix, Revell, Bandai, ESCI etc). I reviewed this kit(set) back in 2012 and you can find the review at Tiger and Kubelwagon.

BTW, I never finished the Kubel but rest assured that there are more parts to it than you see including a clear windscreen.

South Carolina, United States
Joined: December 14, 2006
KitMaker: 1,352 posts
AeroScale: 1 posts
Posted: Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 11:58 PM UTC

You might want to read this article from "On The Way!" website, which discusses the Academy and Wespe Models:

A tale of three Kübelwagen

Additional comments are on this page:

Academy Kit List

Hasegawa also makes/made one:

Kubelwagen and BMW Motorcycle with Sidecar

S-Model makes two versions, a standard and a DAK version:

S-Model Kit List

DAK Kubelwagen Type 82

DAK Kubelwagen Type 82 Build Review

Italeri (ESCI?) also make/made one:

Kübelwagen Type 157

Dragon makes/made one with a Tiger I kit, #7434, but Jan Etal addresses it in his post above.

I hope all of this helps, but I am not familiar with the kits to tell you which is better.
Quebec, Canada
Joined: January 01, 2004
KitMaker: 7,208 posts
AeroScale: 118 posts
Posted: Monday, July 17, 2017 - 03:44 AM UTC
This is the SModel Kubelwagen. It's nice, although could use some interior detailing. Best, it's available and comes two to a box.