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Rubicon

Rubicon Models manufacture hard plastic kits for the Tabletop Miniature Games and Military Modeling market.

Company Overview

The Rubicon Models dream has always been to create miniatures under a brand name of our own. The time has come to realise that dream with the launch of Rubicon Models. Their vision is to create the best hard plastic model kits for the Tabletop Miniature Game and Military Modelling market. Each kit will be easy to assemble, highly detailed and accurate.

What distinguishes Rubicon from other companies in this field is not only fine detail and accuracy but also all of the Rubicon kits will be multi-variant. Each kit you buy might have several choices of main gun, two choices of road wheels, three choices of gun turret, detachable protective armour or even two choices of hull.

  • You get more choice for your money with a Rubicon kit!
  • You get more value for your money with a Rubicon kit!

The Rubicon Models name stands for:

  • High Quality
  • Detail
  • Accurate Scale
  • Multi-Variants
  • Easy to Assemble and Paint

Rubicon Models are working hard to release new kits on a regular basis. Rubicon are growing the range regularly to help you build up your arsenal of weaponry, and to aid you to become the best-equipped general in your gaming community!

Products


  • SdKfz 251/1 Ausf. D Stuka zu Fuss (28mm)

    The Wurfrahmen 40 (“launch frame 40”) was a German WW2 multiple rocket launcher. When used on the SdKfz 251 halftrack, a frame with six base plates was used, with three on each side. It formed a more mobile and protected artillery piece than the towed Nebelwerfer. It was nicknamed Stuka zu Fuss (“Stuka on Foot” or “Walking Stuka”) and Heulende Kuh (“Bellowing Cow”).

    Introduced in late 1940, the weapon system was a framework with adjustable base plates fitted over and alongside a vehicle which could hold 300 mm high explosive (HE) rockets; 280 mm HE and 320 mm incendiary rockets were also used, the rockets being fired while in their loading crates. Although spin stabilized, the rockets were not as accurate as conventional artillery and reloading was time consuming due to the rocket’s weight. Rockets were ripple-fired in large numbers where feasible to quickly saturate a target. The Wurfrahmen 40 was successful in service as a support weapon for the mobile Panzer formations, particularly in urban areas.

    This highly detail Rubicon Models plastic kit depicts a SdKfz 251 Ausf D with a Wurfrahmen 40 multiple rocket launcher. The Wurfrahmen 40 frame is detachable enabling you to revert the vehicle into a standard SdKfz 251/1D personnel carrier.

    Number of Parts: 70 pieces on 3 sprues

    RU-280020
    £20.00
     
  • Panther Ausf D and A Rubicon Models 28mm

    The German Panther tank was a compromise. It had the same engine as the Tiger I tank, it had better frontal hull armor , better gun penetration, was lighter and thus faster, and could traverse rough terrain better than the Tigers. The trade off was weaker side armor, even less than the T-34 it was suppose to counter. The Panther proved to be deadly in open country and long range engagements, but vulnerable in close-quarters combat. Also, the 75 mm gun fired a smaller shell than the Tiger's 88 mm gun, providing less high explosive firepower against infantry and penetration which decreased faster with distance.

    It was intended as a counter to the Soviet T-34, and as a replacement for the Panzer III and Panzer IV. While never replacing the latter, it served alongside it and the heavier Tiger tanks until the end of the war.

    This Rubicon model kit depicts two early versions of the Panther tank. About 3,000 were produced between January 1943 and June 1944. With this kit, you can assemble the Panther to become either an Ausf D or Ausf A variant with 2 cupola choices, and with or without side armour.

    Number of Parts: 53 pieces / 3 sprues

    RU003
    £20.00
     
  • Panther Ausf G Rubicon Models 28mm

    Panther (designated as Sd.Kfz. 171) is the common name of a medium tank deployed by Nazi Germany in World War II from mid-1943 to the end of the European war in 1945. It was intended as a counter to the Soviet T-34, and as a replacement for the Panzer III and Panzer IV. While never replacing the latter, it served alongside it and the heavier Tiger tanks until the end of the war. The Panther’s excellent combination of firepower, mobility, and protection served as a benchmark for other nations’ late war and post-war tank designs, and it is regarded as one of the best tanks of World War II.

    The Panther tank was a compromise of various requirements. While having essentially the same engine as the Tiger I tank, it had better frontal armor (including the benefit of a sloped armor, increasing effective armor depth), better gun penetration, was lighter and thus faster, and could traverse rough terrain better than the Tigers. The tradeoff was weaker side armor. The Panther proved to be deadly in open country and long range engagements, but vulnerable in close-quarters combat. Over 6,000 Panther tanks were produced between January 1943 and April 1945.

    This model kit depicts the late version of the Panther tank. About 3,000 were produced between March 1944 and April 1945. With this kit, you can assemble a Panther Ausf G with optional air cooler and rear exhaust choices, with or without side armour.

    Number of Parts: 53 pieces / 3 sprues

    RU004
    £20.00
     
  • Tiger I Ausf E Rubicon Models 28mm

    Tiger I (designated as Sd.Kfz. 181) is the common name of a German heavy tank developed in 1942 and used in World War II. The official German designation was Panzerkampfwagen VI Tiger Ausf.E, often shortened to Tiger. It was an answer to the unexpectedly impressive Soviet armour encountered in the initial months of the Axis invasion of the Soviet Union, particularly the T-34 and the KV-1. The Tiger I gave the Wehrmacht its first tank mounting the 88mm gun in its first armoured fighting vehicle-dedicated version: the KwK 36. During the course of the war, the Tiger I saw combat on all German battlefronts. It was usually deployed in independent tank battalions, which proved to be quite formidable.

    While the Tiger I was feared by many of its opponents, it was over-engineered, using expensive materials and labour intensive production methods. Only 1,347 were built between August 1942 and August 1944. The Tiger was prone to certain types of track failures and immobilizations, and limited in range by its high fuel consumption. It was expensive to maintain, but generally mechanically reliable. It was also difficult to transport, and vulnerable to immobilization when mud, ice and snow froze between its overlapping and interleaved road wheels in winter weather conditions, often jamming them solid. In 1944, production was phased out in favour of the Tiger II.

    With this Rubicon model kit, you can build all three (early, mid, and late war) versions of the Tiger I tank. It comes with three turret tops, optional Feifel air cleaners, and two different sets of road wheels.

    Number of Parts: 68 pieces / 4 sprues

    RU005
    £23.00
     
  • Russian T34/76 Rubicon Models 28mm

    The T-34 was a Soviet medium tank which had a profound and permanent effect on the fields of tank tactics and design. First deployed in 1940, it has often been described as the most effective, efficient, and influential design of World War II. At its introduction, the T-34 possessed the best balance of firepower, mobility, protection, and ruggedness of any tank. Its 76.2 mm (3 in) high-velocity gun was the best tank gun in the world at that time; its heavy sloped armour was impenetrable by standard anti-tank weapons; and it was very agile. Though its armour and armament were surpassed later in the war, when they first encountered it in battle in 1941 German tank generals von Kleist and Guderian called it "the deadliest tank in the world.”

    The T-34 was the mainstay of Soviet armoured forces throughout World War II. The design and construction of the tank were continuously refined during the war to enhance effectiveness and decrease costs, allowing steadily greater numbers of T-34s to be fielded despite heavy losses.

    It was the most-produced tank of the war, over 33,805 were produced.

    With this Rubicon model kit, you can assemble the T-34/76 into either a Model 1940, 1941, or 1942 version of the tank. It comes with 2 gun, 2 turret, 2 hull and 2 road wheel choices.

    Number of Parts: 55 pieces / 3 sprues

    RU007
    £20.00
     
  • SdKfz 251 Ausf. D (3-in-1) 28mm

    The SdKfz 251 (Sonderkraftfahrzeug 251) half-track was an armored fighting vehicle designed and first built by the Hanomag Company during World War II. Used by the Wehrmacht, the SdKfz 251 was designed to transport the panzergrenadiers of the German mechanized infantry corps into battle. SdKfz 251s were the most widely produced German half-tracks of the war, with at least 15,252 vehicles and variants produced by various manufacturers, and were commonly referred to simply as “Hanomags” by both German and Allied soldiers.

    There were four main model modifications (Ausführung A through D), which formed the basis for at least 22 variants. The initial idea was for a vehicle that could be used to transport a single squad of panzergrenadiers to the battlefield protected from enemy small arms fire, and with some protection from artillery fire. In addition, the standard mounting of at least one MG34 or MG42 machine gun allowed the vehicle to provide support by fire for the infantry squad once they had disembarked in battle.

    Variants were produced for specialised purposes, including with anti-aircraft guns, light howitzers, anti-tank guns and mortars or even large unguided artillery rockets.

    From early 1943, the D model was developed with the purpose of halving the number of angled body plates, simplifying the design and thus speeding up the production. D models can be easily recognized by their single piece sloping rear (with flat doors).

    This highly detailed SdKfz 251 Ausf D is a 3-in-1 plastic kit. The kit can be built to represent one of:

    • SdKfz 251/ 7 (Assault Engineering vehicle)
    • SdKfz 251/8 (Ambulance)
    • SdKfz 251/10 (with 37mm PaK 36 anti-tank gun).

    Number of Parts: 64 pieces on 3 sprues

    RU010
    £20.00
     
  • Rubicon 28mm German Stowage Kit 1

    Stowage for German armoured vehicles. This includes:

    • 200L fuel drums
    • spare road wheels & tracks (Panzer III / StuG III / Panzer IV / Panther / SdKfz 251)
    • ammo boxes (Panzer IV / Panther / Tiger I)
    • wooden & metal tool boxes
    • wire noose for tow cables
    • fuel pump & jerrycans
    • bucket & helmet
    • various rolled up tarpaulins
    RU013
    £10.00
     
  • Rubicon 28mm M5A1 Stuart / M5A1 Recce

    The M5A1 light tank was essentially an M5 with the larger turret first introduced on the M3A3. Production began in early 1943, and a total of 6,810 M5A1s were produced. By June 1944, the US Army had almost most entirely switched to the M5A1. It was also used by the US Marines.

    In Northwest Europe, the M5A1 was primarily used for scouting and security duties, although it still had a role as a gun tank in the Pacific. It was also used by Britain, Canada, Poland and France, as well as the Yugoslav partisans and (after WW2) China. In British, Canadian and Polish service, the M5A1 was known as the Stuart VI, and from 1943 onwards the turret was frequently removed, resulting in the Stuart Recce.

    Product Highlights: - Choice to build either a mid or late production M5A1 (Stuart VI) - Can also build as a M5A1 (Stuart VI) Reece / Kangaroo - Various machine gun (MMG & HMG) options - Open hatches, spare road wheel & hedgerow cutter - Decals include both US & Allies insignia & markings

    RU014
    £18.00
     
  • Rubicon 28mm M8 Scott / M5A1 Stuart

    The M5A1 light tank was essentially an M5 with the larger turret first introduced on the M3A3. Production began in early 1943, and a total of 6,810 M5A1s were produced. By June 1944, the US Army had almost most entirely switched to the M5A1. It was also used by the US Marines.

    In Northwest Europe, the M5A1 was primarily used for scouting and security duties, although it still had a role as a gun tank in the Pacific. It was also used by Britain, Canada, Poland and France, as well as the Yugoslav partisans and (after WW2) China. In British, Canadian and Polish service, the M5A1 was known as the Stuart VI, and from 1943 onwards the turret was frequently removed, resulting in the Stuart Recce.

    The M8 75mm Howitzer Motor Carriage (HMC) was based on the M5 chassis. It was intended to provide indirect fire support for armoured reconnaissance units. A total of 1,778 M8s were produced from Sept 42 to Jan 44. The M8 was used by the US Army and Free French in Italy and Northwest Europe, and by the US Army in the Pacific. Eventually replaced by the M4 (105mm) and M7 Priest, it saw service after WW2 with the French Expeditionary Force in Vietnam & Algeria.

    Product Highlights: - Choice to build either a mid-production M8 HMC or M5A1 (Stuart VI) - Possible to be upgraded to a late war variant with our 280023 kit - Open hatches, spare road wheel & hedgerow cutter - Decals include both US & Allies insignia & markings

    Product Code: 280024 Number of Parts: 52 pieces / 2 sprues

    RU015
    £18.00
     
  • Rubicon 28mm SdKfz 305 3 ton Opel Blitz Cargo Truck

    The Opel Blitz series of 3-ton trucks (designated as SdKfz 305) proved the true backbone of German military strength in World War 2. Production began in Apr 1937 and proceeded into Jul 1944 to which some 70,000 4x2 Opel Blitz trucks were delivered out of German factories.

    Seven main variants which include heavy ambulance, radio or telephone communication van, standard truck, fire truck, emergency vehicle, and fuel tanker. Some were converted to mount AA guns to guard against low-flying aircraft.

    This is a 2-sprue base kit for the 3-tonner. It includes a single piece engine & driver cab for ease of assembly and model integrity without scarifying details. It also comes with a detachable canvas top with an open or close rear tarpaulin. Other features include optional benches, searchlights, spare tire, under-carriage storage boxes and fuel cans. Driver and passenger included.

    Product Hightlights: - One piece engine & truck cab for ease-of-assembly - Detachable canvas top with rear open or close tarpaulin - 2 headlights options - standard or small blackout lights - Optional searchlight, spare tyre, benches & fuel cans - Driver & passenger included

    Product Code: 280026 Number of Parts: 49 pieces / 2 sprues

    RU017
    £18.00
     
  • Rubicon 28mm M3 / M3A1 Half Track

    The Carrier, Personnel Half-track M3, also known as the M3 Half-track, was an American armored personnel carrier widely used by the Allies during World War II;and in the Cold War. Derived from the M2 Half Track Car, the slightly longer M3 was extensively produced, with about 15,000 units and more than 50,000 derivative variants manufactured (most of which were interim designs). The M3 and its variants were supplied to the US Army and Marines, as well as British Commonwealth and Soviet Red Army forces, serving on all major fronts throughout the war.

    This is a 2-sprue base kit for the M3 Half-track. It comes with choices to build either a M3 or M3A1 version. Other options included a Tulsa Model 18G winch, unditching roller, open or closed rear stowage racks with metal boxes, front armoured louvers in open or close position, and various machine gun (both MMG and HMG) choices. Driver and passenger included

    Product Highlights: - One piece engine & truck body for ease-of-assembly - Option to build either a M3 or M3A1 Half-track - Choice of winch or unditching roller - Optional rear stowage racks in open or close position - Driver & passenger included

    Product Code: 280027 Number of Parts: 55 pieces / 2 sprues

    RU018
    £17.00
     
  • Rubicon 28mm M8 / M20 Armoured Car

    The M8 Light Armoured Car, the “Greyhound”, entered combat service with the Allies in 1943. It was purpose designed to serve as the primary basic command and communication combat vehicle of the US Cavalry Reconnaissance Troops. The M8 first saw action in Italy in 1943 and was used by the US Army both in Europe and in the Far East. In the latter theatre, it was used mostly on Okinawa and the Philippines, and was occasionally employed in tank destroyer role as most of the Japanese armour was vulnerable to its 37 mm gun. Between March 1943 and June 1945, a total of 8,523 units were built. The M20 Armoured Utility Car, also known as the M20 Scout Car, was a Greyhound with the turret replaced with a low, armoured open-topped superstructure and an anti-aircraft ring mount for a .50-in M2 heavy machine gun. A bazooka was provided for the crew to compensate for its lack of anti-armour weaponry.

    The M20 was primarily used as a command vehicle and for forward reconnaissance, but many vehicles also served as armoured personnel carriers and cargo carriers. It offered high speed and excellent mobility, along with a degree of protection against small arms fire and shrapnel. When employed in the command and control role, the M20 was fitted with additional radio equipment. A total of 3,680 M20s were built by Ford during its two years in production (1943–1944).

    After the war, the M8 was used for occupation duty; it also saw combat in the Korean War, being retired by the US Army shortly thereafter. In French use, the M8 was used during the Indochina War (1946–1954) and Algerian War (1954–1962). Many vehicles formerly used by the US, Britain and France were exported to NATO allies and third world countries. As of 2002, some still remained in service in Africa and South America.

    Rubicon Models Product Highlight:

    • 1/56 (28mm) scale 2 sprue plastic kit
    • Option to build either a M8 or M20 Armoured Car
    • Two MG arrangements for the M8 – rear or ring mount
    • Open or close front driver hatch
    • Choice of external utility toolbox or landmine rack
    • Simplified yet detailed chassis interior
    • Product Code: 280028
    • Number of Parts: 53 pieces / 2 sprues
    RU019
    £18.00