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Kubuś- Warsaw uprising 1944 (1/72)

The Kubuś (Polish for "Little Jacob") is an improvised combat vehicle used by the Polish Home Army during the Warsaw Uprising of 1944.
The vehicle was secretly built in a garage in two weeks and is based on a Chevrolet truck chassis.
It had double-walled armor made of bolted and welded sheet steel and was equipped with a DP machine gun and a flamethrower.
The Kubuś was damaged but survived the war and is now on display in the Polish Army Museum.

I had to invest some time in this kit from Mirage (724001) because the structure consists of many individual parts.
All parts have beveled edges and mitres, which requires a lot of rework due to the poor fit.
I also re-engraved all the welds, added the hinges and some small details.

For the masking process i've used (a lot of) Vallejo's liquid mask.

The figures are from Scibor Monstrous Miniatures TKS crew 1 (72HM0003) that were left over from another project.

I made the base myself.

The parts come from the leftovers box from different manufacturers or I built them scratch.

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5 responses

  1. Nice work Simon.
    I read about the uprising in the Ballantine series and never knew about this machine.
    Thank you for informing this community about it .
    Keep the builds coming coming !

  2. A superb build of a vehicle that has a very interesting story, Simon!
    Well done!

  3. Hi guys!
    Thanks for your interest and that you left a comment here!
    However, I made a mistake in my research.
    I overlooked the fact that the four sloping plates between the axles that run under the vehicle were not welded on the original, but instead hang down from the floor plate.

  4. Very interesting subject build in excellence, Simon @s-nagorsnik
    Amazing work done again in this miniature scale.

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