Opel Maultier

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About Bruce Suelzle (Slug)

Like many folks here I began modeling when I was a youngster. I mostly built cars, the mono tones of military vehicles was not appealing to me at all. I have always had an inkling to return to the hobby and after many years I decided to give it a go. I began by searching for my favorite model of my ...


I'm glad you like my maultier. It was a joy to built, and I'm quite happy with the results. Mike I do plan on putting it in a simple dio, with a couple of figures, but this will be some time in the future as I find myself with a lot of home improvement projects for the summer. Thanks for taking the time to leave comments, they are always truly welcome. Cheers Bruce
MAY 03, 2008 - 10:03 AM
OMG, that is outstanding! I can't imagine the hours you put in on all that detail! Thanks for posting your pics Maynard
MAY 04, 2008 - 01:41 PM
Not only great but a total work of ART your work is a big Inspiration Regards Leonel
MAY 10, 2008 - 06:16 AM
good job ! very nice !
MAY 10, 2008 - 01:26 PM
Very beatiful) Really good job=)
MAY 11, 2008 - 12:23 AM
Hi Bruce Really nice scene and outstanding modelling skills, attention to detail etc. Is there any chance you would be kind enough to share the source of the tiny chain you used on the step ladders and welding bottle retainers. It's difficult to find fine small chain like this. Once again, great modelling, thanks for sharing. Alan
MAY 11, 2008 - 01:04 AM
That's one hell of a JOB!!! A real Winner....(can't help myself in making a US counterpart...how bout a GMC???)
MAY 11, 2008 - 01:54 AM
Amazing. I am working on one now. I have the rear structure set up a little different but am amazed at the similarities. I have only seen one other workshop and it was on a blitz, which is what I am doing. Where did you do your research? I am new to modeling German, is this painted for North Africa? What model is this? Italeri? What other accessories did you use? Verlinden? What PE sets did you use? You have inspired me to continue this project, as I have let it sit idle for a few months. I scratch built the bed and side panels along with the canopy frame, and then havenít touched it since December. I would love to post some pics, if you donít mind. Great job! Kevin
MAY 12, 2008 - 11:58 AM
Hi Kevin, -As far as I know there were no maultiers used in North Africa, there were designed to combat the endless Russian mud. -The maultier is the Italeri version, as I don't know of any of any one else who makes it. -I used a Lionroar Opel Blitz PE, for some add ons, but most were scratched. ( I got the lionroar set a little late) -The box canopy was completely scratched using the Verlinden set as inspiration. -Italeri supplied most of the odds and ends in the back ( with some tweaking). -PE tool box by Lionroar -Broom was scratched... trying to add some humor. -You also have to replace the awful kit supplied tracks with some indies -On the research end of things, there is precious little about these beasts and very few pictures available. I used artistic license to see me through. Hope to see some pictures of your maultier soon. -Bruce
MAY 12, 2008 - 12:52 PM
Bruce, Thanks for the info. I thought I had read some where a few made it to North Africa. So my first Opel was the Maultier with the AA gun on the bed but before I realized they were used in Russia I had painted it for North Africa (I geuss it could be a ĎWhat Ifí). Also I hadnít learned of PE sets or aftermarket accessories and it was completely stock, I will post a few pics of it. It was the first model I had completed for close to 30 years. I am doing the Blitz anyway, as I am a fan of the North African campaign. I will post some of my progress asap. I really love the Opel and have 3 or 4 (Blitz and one Maultier, all Italeri) in the collection (still in the box). I originally saw the Verlinden workshop conversion but the only pictures I could find of it were very low res and so I just used my imagination. Anyway, thanks for all the info and inspiration. You have great talent and I look forward to seeing more of your work. Kevin P.S. I read that Tamiya is releasing a version of the Blitz. Its on my 'Most Wanted List'.
MAY 12, 2008 - 01:18 PM