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The Duke's Final Model for 2017 30 Dec 2017 19:26 #1

Finally, I am able to close out 2017 with my last model for the year. This is my Roden 1/72 scale Opel Ludwig Areo bus that is the last bus I needed to complete the entire line of 1/72 scale buses offered by Roden. The Ludwig Areo came out in 1932 as a touring bus for those tourists who wished to ride in style. Later, some of these were inducted into the Lufwaffe as pilot and staff transport buses. I finished my version of the Luftwaffe bus some months back.

Here is the civilian version of the Ludwig Areo bus:





And as I mentioned, that completes my entire collection of 1/72 scale Roden buses; until they come out with another one....

Thanks all for looking in, comments are welcome.




Last Edit: 30 Dec 2017 20:15 by Duke Maddog.
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The Duke's Final Model for 2017 30 Dec 2017 20:43 #2

Pretty wild looking bus. :ohmy:

Nice job. :thumbsup :thumbsup
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The Duke's Final Model for 2017 30 Dec 2017 22:58 #3

Nice job Duke. Strange lookin' beastie, innit?
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The Duke's Final Model for 2017 30 Dec 2017 23:25 #4

:good
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The Duke's Final Model for 2017 31 Dec 2017 16:43 #5

Thanks guys! Dave, it is pretty wild looking, especially considering this was developed and built in the early 1930's!

Thanks Stoneboat! Yes it is indeed!

Thanks Mike! Glad to see you stop in!




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The Duke's Final Model for 2017 31 Dec 2017 17:49 #6

Nice job Mark! I'd love to see one of these in person! they look like they would have been nice to ride in!
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The Duke's Final Model for 2017 01 Jan 2018 12:26 #7

Thanks Sharkman! Yeah, from what I read, they were air conditioned and the leather seats were very plush and comfortable. They had coolers that held wine bottles and wine glasses inside that the passengers could pour and sip while watching the countryside go by. Most of the seats were angled at a 45 degree angle so passengers in them could see both out the front and side of the bus. Yes, these Areo and Strassenzepp buses were top of the line luxury.




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The Duke's Final Model for 2017 01 Jan 2018 13:46 #8

Very interesting!...great :good

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The Duke's Final Model for 2017 02 Jan 2018 08:53 #9

Thanks Luiz!




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