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Opel Blitz Walk Around - Reference
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Posted: Monday, December 18, 2017 - 06:23 PM UTC
It goes below the frame rather than above it. Also the tire is too wide to go between the frame members.

p.s. Again regarding the bus, if you are using the side mounted spare that rear cross member that is used to mount the spare underneath the rear frame should be removed altogether.
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Posted: Monday, December 18, 2017 - 05:53 PM UTC
Thanks, Iím doing Dragonís latest opel ambulance and the wheel wonít fit in itís normal place without hitting the bottom of the box body.
Dan
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Posted: Monday, December 18, 2017 - 10:23 AM UTC
Usually between the frame members behind the rear axle. If you are doing the Opel Blitz bus without the side mounted tire up by the driver, then it should also be under the frame at the rear.
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Posted: Monday, December 18, 2017 - 08:16 AM UTC
where does the spare tire go on a Opel Blitz with a Einheitskabine?
Thanks, Dan
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Posted: Friday, December 15, 2017 - 08:17 PM UTC
Have found interior photos of the Opel bus ambulance but very few of the truck ambulance.

Frenchy, any chance you can help us out on this?

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Posted: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 11:53 PM UTC
Just found this thread...
Iím finishing up on Dragonís Opel ambulance (what a great kit) so I hope that I can find some nice pics and info here.
Dan
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Posted: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 09:33 PM UTC
Verlinden battery and other assorted engine details: gauges, horn, dip stick and voltage regulator added to firewall.


Interior body framing added.


Ceiling trim, hat racks, air vents and overhead lighting added.
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Posted: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 09:15 PM UTC
Details:

Scratch built Generator Trailer.




Added proper "C" channel framing to underbody.






Additional floor supports added'


Roof rack shortened. Crates and gas cans added to roof rack.


"Duck Boards" down center aisle.
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Posted: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 09:09 PM UTC






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Posted: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 09:06 PM UTC
Working on my Blitz Command/Comms Bus from Roden - very nice kit. Here I have added additional figures and radios from other manufactures to flesh out the interior.



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Posted: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 08:44 PM UTC


Announcement of Dragon's new Opel Blitz (2x4) ambulance truck is here on Armorama:

http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=260646
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Posted: Sunday, April 16, 2017 - 12:16 PM UTC
Tnx Mike
I think the toolbox seats might do for a panzerpionier company.
W
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Posted: Sunday, April 16, 2017 - 03:17 AM UTC
A Steyr with length wise troop seats: I built this model based on a Wings and Wheels book that has photo documentation of the real vehicle.



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Then too, here is also a Blitz with length wise seating:


And another, different Blitz also with lengthwise seating,


And finally, a Ford 1500 with lengthwise, toolbox seating.
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Posted: Sunday, April 16, 2017 - 12:13 AM UTC
I suppose different arrangements existed. I'm searching for some references of this one https://www.airfix.com/media/tinymce_upload/0fed23b44a8bf6ba3e2758b80ede486d.jpg
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Posted: Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 06:39 PM UTC
Don't really have any reference on the troop seats. I guess I have always taken Italeri as gospel given that they always show four large planks arranged cross wise on their Blitz and fitted into side wall brackets.

Saw a Steyr once with lengthwise folding benches a bit like Deuce folding benches.
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Posted: Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 04:31 PM UTC
Great initiative and pictures!
What I'm searching for years for are pictures showing the seats/banks in the cargobed for those Opels that served as personal carrier as i would like to model one.

Kind regards
Walter

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Posted: Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 01:21 PM UTC
Some progress on my kooky 4x6 Blitz searchlight truck and generator trailer:





I intend to also add a large wooden, slope topped tool chest at the front of the loadbox and electrical cable reels mounted at the rear edge of the bed.
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Posted: Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 04:26 AM UTC
Ah yes, but that truck was, I think, a Henchel. . . . or maybe a Mercedes.

Beautifully done crates and Blitz though!
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Posted: Thursday, August 04, 2016 - 10:01 PM UTC
How about replicating a scene from a popular movie?

Italeri's 1/24th scale Blitz.


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Posted: Thursday, August 04, 2016 - 03:44 AM UTC
A little progress on my home built Blitz 4x4 ambulance conversion:

Lowered the height of the Italeri shelter body, scratch built the clerestory and the cab top stowage rack. Working now on the rear doors and staircase.

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Posted: Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 03:55 AM UTC
A recent Blitz project:

I modified the load bed to represent the more rare, easier to load, low floor, "curbside" version of the Blitz. Also scratch built a small tool trailer I saw at the Victory Museum in Auburn, IN.
(Only the load box on the trailer is scratch built - the rest is a standard flak trailer.)








Victory Museum, Auburn, IN. All photos copyright Michael Koenig 2012
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Posted: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 12:30 AM UTC
Thanks Dave. I need to take more progress photos - both the 4x6 Opel and the Einheits cab Blitz have progressed to the painting stage. The Einheits cab Blitz is now in full cammo and the 4x6 has a base coat of finished paint, however the cab is still in primer.
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Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 11:51 AM UTC
Excellent photos and models Mike.
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Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 01:17 AM UTC
I considered going with a standard cab and an extended load box but then thought what the heck, if Opel were going to show this design to Hitler they would have gone for the most striking design changes possible so why not a crew cab as well?



I made the body overhang at the rear the same as it is on the two axle Blitz. If I were to do it over again I would move the 2 axle boggie closer to the rear of the vehicle.
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Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 01:00 AM UTC


This structure is called an "over the shoulder gearbox". Use of this device avoids the need to add a transfer case and double rear drive shafts to the vehicle such as is used on the US Deuce and a Half.