Tamiya's 1/48 scale
Schwimmwagen Typ 166
Recently l was given a couple of the Tamiya 1/48 scale military
vehicle offerings to build for a friend of mine and, boy, are they
nice little kits.
This Schwimmwagen is the first one that I built. It has been
finished pretty much out of the box, except for the mounted machine
gun and the tarp over the windscreen which was to cover up a silly
As you can see, l didn't put any markings on it , or even the
number plate, so as to keep it generic.
Building this kit was a dream with no problems at all. I was very
impressed with the high level of detail and you could really go to
town on this if you wanted to.
I painted it in the three colour scheme and only very lightly
All paints were Acrylic sprayed through my trusty old Aztek A470
airbrush, followed by light dry brushing with Citedal Acrylics.
As you can probably tell, l am very impressed with this kit and
have already built the second.
Keep an eye out for it in the future!