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Old 11-24-2021, 11:13 PM
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Default FMS 1/12 Type 82 Kubelwagon

I posted earlier on FB but look for FMS' new 1/12 Kubelwagon that debuted today. At 1/12 scale, its a mixed bag for my taste but will look good alongside the 1/10 Hetzer & a 222 I'm just about to build. Hopefully someone will come out with a figure set since it looks awfully dumb without a driver & passengers.





Old 11-25-2021, 12:32 AM
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Strange scale, even 1/10 would have more sense.

1/12 Figures are available on ebey and Aliexpress but they are more expensive than 1/6 figures

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Yes, I am well aware of that. Have a few & even here where I sit, they're too rich for my blood at 30% less than what eBay sellers want. I don't see FMS offering figure sets for this one like Torro routinely does.

Agreed, 1/10 would be nicer but I understand FMS is following HG & plans to focus on 1/12. Would be nice to see them supersize this release to 1/6 but doubt that'll will happen.

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Default HEC Review Up w/Photos

HEC posted a detailed review with many photos. Its in Chinese but you can translate easily by opening in Chrome.

https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/T-5NsSddAO9uFeJHJqocxQ
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Wow! I still haven't bought the 1/12 jeep but its a nice one. Maybe they will make a 1/6 version. Their big jeep has sold well.
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They may release in 1/6 like they did for their new Suzuki Jimny.

After seeing Cross' new offering, I'm not such a doubter anymore regarding this scale. Cross, HG, KKRC all offer high end, excellently engineered 1/12 kits & RTR models so I can understand why FMS is not interested in 1/10. KY Models is supposedly releasing Torro's upgraded Scwimmwagon in this scale so they seem to know the market. Just my opinion but Hooben has effectively fumbled the ball given their low quality & lack of customer interest.
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Originally Posted by RC_BobM View Post
Wow! I still haven't bought the 1/12 jeep but its a nice one. Maybe they will make a 1/6 version. Their big jeep has sold well.
I've drilled down through their details over the few previews that I have seen here & am very impressed with this release. The suspension is an exact copy of the original VW & even the starter button on the dash works just like the real Type 82. Am sure some will nitpick the exposed screws underneath among other points but FMS did their homework on this one. If they scale this up to 1/6, it will be a winner.
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Released date?
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If they do one in 1/6 I'm definitely in.
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Originally Posted by tch2000 View Post
Released date?
Its available now where I sit. 11/25 was the kick off.
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Released date?
Selling for 1688RMB or US$260.
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Must....resist buying.......must hold....out for 1/6 version.......ugh.

Chuck thanks for detail link - that is really nice! I see no reason they won't do a 1/6 version. Their big jeep sold and is still selling like hotcakes. It may be simplified like the Jeep in the bigger scale, which is fine. I love my FMS Jeep even if the undercarriage isn't scale.

Never been a better time to love RC. Plenty of things to spend your $$$ on. Tamiya got us hooked way back when but was incredibly stingy with their releases (took forever to release new models, then discontinue quickly at peak demand). I wish they'd get with it again (Centurion looks promising).
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I wonder why FMS decided to make a 4wd Type 82? Just for crawling performance? Never was a real one.
I do like the features and details though.
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Actually, there was a four-wheel-drive Kubelwagon, though they were made in very limited numbers in 1944 and 1945 and they were only four wheel drive in first gear. The schwimmwagen was always four wheel drive.
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Yes there was a Type 86 that was 4wd. Only a half dozen prototypes were made. This is a Type 82. Rear wheel drive only.
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Somehow I don't think the crawler market that FMS is focused on will mind. They demand 4WD & that's the intended audience.
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That's the same reason the jeep doesn't have leaf springs. I'm sure they use these suspensions on more than one vehicle. I'm looking forward to a 1/6 version, should they go that route. And what's with FMS? I thought it was ROC Hobby? What did I miss?
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Originally Posted by Tailspin View Post
Yes there was a Type 86 that was 4wd. Only a half dozen prototypes were made. This is a Type 82. Rear wheel drive only.
My 1/6 type 82 (currently under construction, there's a thread around here somewhere) is two wheel drive, mainly because it would be a lot harder to make it four wheel. I'm not entirely happy with the set up I have so I'll want to do something different in the DAK kubel. Were there any major differences in the front end of the DAK kubelwagen, as compared to the regular type 82? The rear set-up I came up with for RC is pretty good, and a fairly easy conversion, but still not quite like the real thing. But the motor is in the right place. I got pretty lucky on that part. Obviously we have to make compromises when building RC versions.
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Perhaps they made it 4WD on the model because the real Type 82 was quite capable off road, even being only 2WD. Perhaps to replicate that performance in the model they elected to make it 4WD. Tamiya's 2WD Kubel isn't very capable without some extra work (extra weight, gearing etc). I'd prefer a good driving RC vehicle.
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That's the same reason the jeep doesn't have leaf springs. I'm sure they use these suspensions on more than one vehicle. I'm looking forward to a 1/6 version, should they go that route. And what's with FMS? I thought it was ROC Hobby? What did I miss?
Same company but just another of their brands geared to a different market. FMS is the parent & brand geared towards RC flight. ROC Hobby is crawler related. FMS is based in Dongguan in Guangdong Province about an hour from Hong Kong.

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