Opel Blitz 3.6-47 Model W39 Ludewig Early Omnibus 1/72 Roden

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Many thousands of civil Opel "Blitz" S produced before the war were drafted into army units. These civil trucks were brought up to army standard Kfz.305 - the official military designation for the Opel "Blitz". In all about 140 different army modifications were installed on the Opel "Blitz" chassis during the war years - they became radio cars, repair stations, fuel trucks, and even some exotic types like mobile laundries or printing-houses. Many other vehicles like staff buses or fire trucks were also based on the Blitz chassis. Opel Blitz tire tracks could be seen in the great city squares of Europe; in the fields of France and also in the endless sands of the African desert; and it even overcame the infamous Russian mud. Opel Blitz 3.6-47 buses were used by the army until the very end of the war, but immediately afterwards they quickly disappeared, giving way to more modern developments of the Opel concern during the early postwar years.

Please see the paint guide below for the manufacturer’s recommended colors. Roden recommends Model Master paints for this kit, and you can find the full line by clicking here.

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Product Details:

Scale: 1/72

Skill Level: 3

- Highly detailed plastic parts

- Illustrated instructions

- Includes decals for two versions:

         1. Opel 3.6-47 Blitz Omnibus, Deutsche Afrika Korps, autumn 1942

         2. Opel 3.6-47 Blitz Omnibus, unknown medical unit, probably Western Front, summer 1944

*Cement is recommended for polystyrene plastic*


Paint Guide:

Matte Leather

Matte Black

Matte White


Matte Rust

Chrome Silver


Matte Ochre

Matte Light Olive

Dark Blue Grey

Sand Brown

Matte Natural Wood