Saturday, January 11, 2014

And The Budget Comes Tumbling Down! (Yes, Already)


Well, while reading around to see who offered what with regards 1/32 WW2, I came upon a picture of a W. Britain's Kubelwagen. I really liked how toy-ish it looked. And then, by chance, while browsing ebay (a terrible pastime when you're on a budget) on a pricing research mission for kubelwagn 1/35 models, i found one under $30.

I bid and won.

And so, 8 days into January, I borrowed against my future budget!


Our Hero with the Recently Acquired Britain's Kubelwagen
Unfortunately for me, I also discovered that Britain makes/made a Wehrmacht panzerfaust team. From what I've found previously, this combination is a rare thing in 1/32 (CTS's 10-year old excepted) - Waffen-SS are easy to find with anti-tank but Wehrmacht, not so much.

That 2-figure set runs about $30.

When you throw into the mix the Soviet maxims from Irregular Miniatures that are on my list, my budget is blown out through June or July!

So, this is going to be a lot more difficult than I thought - thankfully, my birthday is next month and I am sure to get some money for gaming things. If not, I may need to reevaluate the amount of money I budgeted per month!


  1. There's still hope to stay on budget, but you do have to be careful. That's a good find on the Kubelwagon, and it occurred to me that you could use the CTS Germans for Volksturm.

    1. Hi Sean,
      That's a great idea re: CTS as Volksturm. I did notice that those figures aren't horribly out of scale with the Britain's figures in the Kubelwagen. They might also make decent passengers on the CTS sd.kfz. 251 which is 1/38.

  2. Years ago my dad had a VW "Thing", very similar to a Kubelwagen I think. Had some good off-road adventures/camping trips in it.

    1. Hi Fitz-Badger,
      I had to go look up VW thing. If that isn't a direct descendant of the Kubelwagen, i don't know what is!