Kit Preview : 1/76 Nitto VW Schwimmwagen
About the manufacturer
Nitto produced 1/76 armor models in the seventies and eighties. They were very sophisticated for the time, often including interior and engine details, separate, lights, tools, and stowage. Unfortunately, they tended to get the big picture wrong and most had major dimensional flaws.
Nitto kits are now sold as part of the Fujimi range, but it is worth remembering the origin of those kits.
About the vehicle
About the kit
The instruction sheet is from an original kit in Japanese. The picture are self explanatory:
This is a well done little model but the wheels need to be replaced. Kubelwagen wheels have a similar pattern but are too thin. Either carve out the wheel centers from those of the Nitto Kubelwagen and replace those of the Schwimmwagen or add plastic card to those of the Kubel to make them thicker and carve out the tread pattern.