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#1 Old Marine

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Posted 04 December 2019 - 10:52 AM

Brian posted these photos of a VW used by the US Army in the post war era.  

 

http://www.usmilitar...rmy-volkswagen/

 

 

Based on Brian's posted photos I out dug out this old kit of a German Army VW Type 87 Command Car that I had on the shelf for years.  I chose to depict this car as being used by the US Army in the immediate post war era, summer 1945.

 

This model is set sometime after just after VE day when there was time for repainting vehicles and hunting for souvenirs and foraging.  This Sergeant has a back seat full of souvenirs and other trading stock.  It was a fun project

 

 

Here are some photos.  Thanks for looking.  

 

 

 

 

Dennis

 

 

 

 

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Posted 04 December 2019 - 10:53 AM

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#3 Old Marine

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Posted 04 December 2019 - 10:53 AM

Side views

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Posted 04 December 2019 - 10:54 AM

Front and rear views

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Posted 04 December 2019 - 10:55 AM

Top view and a back seat full of scrounged up souvenirs

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Posted 04 December 2019 - 10:56 AM

Photo of an actual VW 877

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Posted 04 December 2019 - 10:58 AM

A well painted and marked captured Schwimvagen. 

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Posted 04 December 2019 - 10:59 AM

Another Reference photo I found online.  The vehicle in the front is not a VW877 but it's similar.  The GIs used a lot of German vehicles at the end of the war.

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Posted 04 December 2019 - 11:03 AM

Dennis,

This may be my favorite one you have ever done! It looks great!!


...Kat

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Posted 04 December 2019 - 12:53 PM

That's great!  



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Posted 04 December 2019 - 03:18 PM

KEWL!



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Posted 04 December 2019 - 03:32 PM

Thats awesome! I love the loot in the back!

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Posted 04 December 2019 - 06:33 PM

Another Reference photo I found online.  The vehicle in the front is not a VW877 but it's similar.  The GIs used a lot of German vehicles at the end of the war.

 

I think that could be a Fiat Topolino, or the French-made version the Simca 5?



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Posted 05 December 2019 - 09:15 AM

I love this "Spoils of war Beetle", amazing!



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Posted 05 December 2019 - 10:37 AM

Got to love the VW. The souvenirs and bottles of booze are perfect. And great photos. Thanks for posting a great model. Made my day. Mike

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Posted 08 December 2019 - 09:41 PM

Another fine piece of work Dennis. I can tell that the Sgt like his little beetle.

 

Semper Fi.

 

Manny




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