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German 3 Ton 4 x 2 Cargo Truck

Tamiya, 1/48 scale

by Brett Green


Here is Tamiya's new 1/48 scale German 3 Ton 4 x 2 Cargo Truck - of course an Opel Blitz.

Please note that this model has no parts in common with Tamiya's earlier re-boxing of Italeri's 1/48 scale Opel Blitz.

This was a pleasant two-day job including painting.



The model was built entirely out of the box with the sole exception of the number plate being repainted to represent a Luftwaffe vehicle (WL instead of WH).

The six-hole front wheels date this as an early production truck, so I started with a base coat of Panzer Grey followed by an uneven overspray of Panzer Grey.



The cargo tray is clean at the moment as I have further plans for this area - stay tuned!



A detailed Feature Article describing construction, painting and weathering will appear in Issue 115 of Model Military International magazine.

Thanks to Tamiya for the sample

Tamiya kits are distributed in the UK by The Hobby Company Limited

Model, Images and Text by Brett Green
Page Created 24 August, 2014
Page Last Updated 24 August, 2015