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Tool-Making Plant Roden Ltd., 7a Nevska Str., off. 35, Kiev 03062, Ukraine


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Kit RO-008 - PKZ-2 WWI Helicopter PKZ-2 "Petrochy-Karman-Zurovec"

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Finished model by Al Magnus

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Roden 1/72 PKZ-2 - (Comments NKRModels)
This actually looks better than the 1/48 PKZ-2 Eduard did several years ago! There's just one sprue of 50 very finely moulded parts, a base on which to mount the finished model and a small decal sheet. Although there's not all that much to this trimotor WW1 helicopter (or 'flying garbage bin'), the detail is excellent, with the parts so fine they are probably to scale. Three rotary engines are included and the twin propellers are designed to turn but there's no 'pilot' ... a seat is supplied though.


Kit 701 - Russian Josef Stalin III Tank

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Model built by Erhan Atalay

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Roden 1/72 IS-3 - (Comments NKRModels)
Promised by Toko several years ago, this long awaited 'replacement' for the decidedly old Airfix kit, has finally been released...and for the price, it's very good (as good, if not better than PST 1/72 AFV kits)! There are two sprues of 127 crisp, flash free injection moulded parts, plus vinyl tracks and a small decal sheet (markings for two vehicles). Detail is good...all road wheels and suspension arms are separately moulded...the turret and main gun are moveable (there is also a turret mounted machine gun, supplied)...upper hull accessories include fuel tanks and spare tracks while each of the turret 'handles' is moulded separately (and very finely too).

For "Doug Chaltry's / OTW" review of kit 701 - Russian Josef Stalin III Tank visit:

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German 8-Wheelers

Kit 702 - SdKfz.231

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For "Doug Chaltry's / OTW" review of kit 702 - SdKfz.231 visit:

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Kit 703 - SdKfz.234/1

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Model built by W.L. Baars

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Modeling the Sd.Kfz. 234 Armored Cars in 1/72nd Scale, by Doug Chaltry visit:

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Kit 704 - SdKfz.232

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Model built by Andrei Makarov

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For "Doug Chaltry's / OTW" review of kit 704 - SdKfz.232 visit:

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Kit 705 - SdKfz.234/2 - "Puma"

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Modeling the Sd.Kfz. 234 Armored Cars in 1/72nd Scale, by Doug Chaltry visit:

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For "Doug Chaltry's / OTW" review of kit 705 - SdKfz.234/2 visit:

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Kit 706 - SdKfz.233 "Stummel"

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Model built by Andrei Makarov

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Model built by Mick Hill

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For "Doug Chaltry's / OTW" review of kit 706 - SdKfz.233 Stummel visit:

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For "Leonid Postny's / 1/72 Depot" review of kit 706 - SdKfz.233 Stummel visit:

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Kit 707 - SdKfz.234/3

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Modeling the Sd.Kfz. 234 Armored Cars in 1/72nd Scale, by Doug Chaltry visit:

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Kit 708 - SdKfz.263

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For "Doug Chaltry's / OTW" review of kit 708 - SdKfz.263 visit:

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For "Andy Moser's / OTW" review of kit 708 - SdKfz.263 visit:

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Kit 709 - SdKfz.234/4

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Modeling the Sd.Kfz. 234 Armored Cars in 1/72nd Scale, by Doug Chaltry visit:

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For "Simon Barnes' / OTW" review of kit 709 - SdKfz.234/4 visit:

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8 Wheelers Spreu Layout

Most of the parts from all 8-wheelers are the same as from the 231 or 234. The main hull sprue, as well as the wheel sprues are the same. For the different variants there are a new sprue. The lower hull is obviously designed to provide for many versions of this vehicle. The molding quality is excellent.


Kit 710 - Opel Blitz 3ton

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Model built by Alexander Matevski

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Model built by Florin David

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For "Florin David's / 1/72 Depot" review of kit 710 - Opel Blitz 3ton visit:

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Kit 711 - Pak 40 - (sprue pictures from Glen Porter / Missing Lynx)

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Kit 712 - Sd.Kfz. 4/1 Panzerwerfer 42 (early)
(pictures from www.acemodel.com.ua/forum/)

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Warning - wrong wheel Layout on instruction manual !

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I have recently built a Roden Panzerwerfer 42 model in 1/72 (kit No. 712 and 714) and found that their instructions are wrong regarding the position of the bogies to be cemented on the vehicle's hull - the front bogie is drawn in the reverse position on all drawings regarding the construction of parts, while it is drawn OK on the painting instructions. - (by Vojislav Jereb)


Built model by Przemek Sobusik - (note: wrong wheel layout!!)

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For "Scott van Aken's / ModellingMadness" review of kit 712 - Sd.Kfz. 4/1 Panzerwerfer 42 (early) visit:

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For a "Britmodeller" review of kit 712 - Sd.Kfz. 4/1 Panzerwerfer 42 (early):

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For "Rodens Panzerwerfer 42" kit 712 - Sd.Kfz. 4/1 Panzerwerfer 42 (early) visit:

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For "Leonid Postny's / 1/72 Depot" pictures built model kit 712 - Sd.Kfz. 4/1 Panzerwerfer 42 (early) visit:

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Kit 713 - FWD Model B 3-ton & BL 8-inch howitzer Mk. VI

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Kit 714 - Sd.Kfz. 4/1 8cm Panzerwerfer 42 (late) - (see note by kit 712 about wrong wheel layout on instruction manual!!!)

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Missing parts??

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Important information about RODEN No 714 Sd.Kfz. 4/1 (8cm) Raketenvielfachwerfer auf Panzerwerfer 42: The parts C5 (rockets) are only 24 times in each kit, but you need 48 rockets. It is a problem of RODEN, because they describe in the part list only 24 C5, but in the building instruction they write 48 C5. problem is signed in red. - regards note by Albert Zrenner

Missing parts corrected - (September 2013)

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Olav Hauke from Germany informed that Roden has corrected the problem. He wrote: "As I wrote you yesterday in the boxes of my two kits I found six complete sprues "C" (in each box), although four would be enough. But it is always good to have some spareparts ;-) Best regards, Olav Hauke


Kit 715 - SdKfz. 3 Opel Maultier

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Model built by Patrick Clarck

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Model built by Levscha

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Small misprint in scale - original 1/72 but printed 1/48 - Ilian Filipov

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For "Leonid Postny's 1/72depot" conversion Roden kit 715 with Ace Kit 72294 - 3cm Flak 103/38 'Jaboschrek' visit:

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Kit 719 - OPEL BLITZ (Daimler built, L701 Einheitsfahrerhaus)

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Kit 720 - Opel Blitz Omnibus model W39

Picture 12 "roots of the boxtop", by Ilian Filipov

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Photo Etching set from NH Model

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(pictures built model taken from www.acemodel.com.ua/forum/

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Built model by Paul Tian

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For "Britmodeller" review of kit 720 - Opel Blitz Omnibus model W39:

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For "Rodens Opel Blitz Omnibus" - kit 720 - visit:

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Gasgenerator variant - Possible this will be a next variant of the W39 Omnibus - info from www.acemodel.com.ua/forum

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Kit 721 - Opel Blitz Omnibus (model W.39 Ludewig-built, late)

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Kit 722 - Sd.Kfz. 4/2 Panzerwerfer 42

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In early 1943 a ten-tube multiple rocket firing system, the Nebelwerfer 41, designed by Rudolf Nebel, was mounted on the chassis of the well-known Opel Blitz Maultier half-track. The vehicle, later named the Sd.Kfz.4/1 Panzerwerfer 42, was completely covered with armor of varying thickness, and it offered its crews the potential of a responsive self-propelled artillery piece with significant advantages in case of firing, being able to quickly move away from the very visible smoke trails. The 158-mm rocket system designed by Nebel was a near-perfect development and quite different from its Soviet counterpart (the famous BM-13 Katyusha), with greater accuracy of shooting.
By 1943 the first production Panzerwerfers were sent to fighting units on the Eastern Front. Production of the self-propelled artillery was very slow, and so the use of these vehicles was quite limited.
The main drawback of the machine was the relatively small amount of ammunition available per vehicle - each Panzerwerfer 42 could transport only ten 34-kilogram rounds during combat operations in the launcher installation itself, above the armored body, and another ten within the hull. First, there was a plan to introduce the Sd.Kfz.250 half track for the transportation of additional ammunition into the organisation of combat units; however, the idea was later abandoned because of its ineffectiveness. It was decided to create an ammunition transporter on the exact same chassis and with the same design as the Panzerwerfer 42. The mobile launcher installation was removed for this purpose, and additional compartments for 10 rockets were installed inside the truck and a further container on the upper armor plate for another 10 rounds, so the transporter could carry thirty rockets.
The truck was designated the Munitionskraftwagen for Nebelwerfer (Sd.Kfz.4) and was incorporated into the combat units of tracked artillery. During 1944-45, in addition to 300 Panzerwerfer 42 rocket firing systems, they managed to build at least 287 Munitionskraftwagen ammunition transporters, which were in use until the last days of the war on both the Eastern and Western Fronts.


Kit 723 - Opel Blitz Omnibus 3,6 47 Staffswagen

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Model built by Mark Deliduka

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For a "Hobby.net.ua forum" preview of kit 723 - Opel Blitz Omnibus:

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For "Russ Amott's / Armorama" preview and built model - kit 723 Opel Blitz Omnibus 3,6 47 Staffswagen visit:

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For "Neil Lyall's / BrailleBuilder" review of kit 723 - Opel Blitz Omnibus 3,6 47 Staffswagen visit:

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Kit 724 - Opel Aero omnibus

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For "Neil Lyall's / BrailleBuilder" review of kit 724 - Opel Aero omnibus visit:

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Kit 725 - Opel Blitz "Strassenzepp Essen" omnibus

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Built model by Mark Deliduka

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For a IPMS Deutschland "first look" - kit 725 Opel Blitz "Strassenzepp Essen" omnibus visit:

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For "Neil Lyall's / BrailleBuilder" review of kit 725 - Opel Blitz "Strassenzepp Essen" omnibus visit:

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Kit 726 - Opel Blitz Omnibus W39 - (Late Service)

Note: The decals No. 11, 12 and 13 (for the captured Soviet vehicle) are not on the decal sheet. (missing decal sheet?)

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Model built by Vojislav Jereb

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Built model by Mark Deliduka

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For a IPMS Deutschland "first look" - kit 726 Opel Blitz Omnibus W39 visit:

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Kit 727 - 8,8 cm Flak on the Sd.Kfz. Vomag

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Built model by Harvey Low

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Built model by W.L. Baars

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Built model by Vojislav Jereb

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Built model by Laszlo Somogyi

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For "Erhan Atalay's / MiniAFV" preview of Kit 727 - 8,8 cm Flak on the Sd.Kfz. Vomag , visit:

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Kit 728 - Opel Blitzbus Ludewig (WWII service)

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Model built by Mark Deliduka

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Kit 729 - VOMAG 7 OR 660 Omnibus (WWII service)

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Model built by Mark Deliduka

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Kit 730 - Opel Blitz Kfz.385 Tankwagen

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Kit 731 - WWII British Armoured Car - (Pattern 1920 Mk.I)

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For "Augusto Versiani's / IPMS Rio" preview of Kit 731 - WWII British Armoured Car - (Pattern 1920 Mk.I) visit:

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Kit 733 - FWD Model B 3-ton Lorry (WWI service)

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spruepart pictures from Augusto Versiani / OTW

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For "Al Magnus' / OTW" preview of Kit 733 - FWD Model B 3-ton Lorry visit:

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Kit 734 - Rolls-Royce Armoured Car Pattern 1920 Mk.II Modified with sand tyres (WWI service)

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Kit 735 - Vauxhall D-Type Staff - (WWI service)

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Kit 736 - FWD Model B 3-ton US Army Lorry (WWI service)

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