Opel Blitz Omnibus W39 Late 1/72 Roden

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The Opel Blitz 3.6-47 type W39 Ludewig was a German staff bus of the WWII period, designed on the chassis of the well-known Opel Blitz three ton truck. Series production lasted from 1939 until 1943, at the Ludewig plant in the German city of Essen. Almost three thousand units of this type were produced during this time, which were employed at every front of the war, as a conveyance for officers and an ambulance, as well as a staff transport, a telephone exchange, a radio station, and more.

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

- Chassis frame with individually molded suspension and exhaust

- Fully detailed engine and driveline

- Detailed dash, driver’s seat, and full passenger interior

- Segmented hood panels

- One-piece injection-molded wheels and tires

- Notek lamp

- Acetate window glazing

- Includes decals for two versions:

  1. Opel 3.6-47 Blitz Omnibus, 1st Panzer Division, Ukraine, November 1943
  2. Opel 3.6-47 Blitz Omnibus, Propaganda Vehicle, captured by the Red Army, 1st Ukrainian Front, summer 1944


Paint Guide:

Matte Black

Matte Light Olive

Matte Leather

Matte White


Matte Ochre

Matte Rust

Chrome Silver

Matte Natural Wood


Russian Green