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