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Roden 1/72 Opel Omnibus
BigSmitty
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Minnesota, United States
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Posted: Sunday, September 30, 2012 - 11:29 AM UTC
Russ Amott builds Roden''s 1/72 Opel Omnibus W39 in late WWII service markings.



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Thanks!
russamotto
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Utah, United States
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Posted: Sunday, September 30, 2012 - 12:03 PM UTC
Matt, thank you for getting this posted, and thanks again to Stephen Lawson for the review sample. It's a nice little kit.
firstcircle
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England - South East, United Kingdom
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Posted: Wednesday, October 03, 2012 - 12:29 AM UTC
Hi Russ, I was trying to work out the difference between the plastic involved between this one and the Opel 3.6-47 Omnibus by looking at that review, and I couldn't get it... is it just the decals, or is there actually a different sprue somewhere? You mention the body being different, but maybe it's just too subtle for me to see in the photos.

Cheers, Matthew
russamotto
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Posted: Wednesday, October 03, 2012 - 04:39 PM UTC
It is the same kit with new decals. All the sprues are the same, right down to the flash. I wonder if they will try to produce a late body style at some point. They were squared off and I believe made of plywood.
TimReynaga
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California, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, October 03, 2012 - 04:49 PM UTC
Russ,

Thanks for a great review of an interesting and slightly oddball vehicle. (They can't all be Tigers...)
Really cool!
russamotto
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Posted: Friday, October 05, 2012 - 12:40 PM UTC
Glad you liked it, Tim. If this ever comes available in 1/35, I'd jump on it much sooner than a tiger or a panther. It's just so different.