The progress on the Opel Kapitän has been slow due to my expectations of trouble with the assembly of the upper body. Recently I saw a very nice model of a Kapitän on the military modelling site Missing Links
and was assured the model could be finished. With motivation regained I set out to finish my model.
|Door parts in abundance awaiting painting, weathering, glazing and assembly. Female passenger test fitted in the rear seat. Decals fitted to the dash board. |
I decided to prepare all interior parts including painting and weathering before I close up the car. I have also spent some time planning the sequence of assembly. With most of the parts ready and having a plan I'm looking forward to test it.
Inspired by the Opel model on Missing Link I will keep the left rear door open and fit a passenger. I picked the female figure from Nemrod's set with two figures for the Citroen Traction Avant. It is not a set seen often in shops. I bought my set from Blast Models
|The male driver in the set gets most of the attention on the image on the package. The female passenger is barely visible through the wind screen. |
|Interior finished and figure fitted. Right side doors glued in place. Car ready for left side and roof.|
Next up is the dreaded final assembly and painting. The car will be painted mahogany with chrome lining, trim and bumpers.