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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
     
  • 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 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 Jagdpanzer 38(t) Hetzer

    The Jagdpanzer 38(t) (SdKfz 138/2), later known as Hetzer (“baiter”), was a WW2 German light tank destroyer based on a modified Czechoslovakian Panzer 38(t) chassis. The Jagdpanzer 38(t) was intended to be more cost-effective than the much more ambitious Jagdpanther and Jagdtiger designs of the same period. Using a proven chassis, it avoided the mechanical problems of the larger armoured vehicles. It was better armoured than the thinly armoured earlier Panzerjäger Marder and Nashorn with a sloped armour front plate of 60 mm sloped back at 60 degrees from the vertical (equivalent in protection to about 120 mm), carried a reasonably powerful 75mm gun, was mechanically reliable, small and easily concealed. It was also cheap to build.

    The Jagdpanzer 38(t) succeeded the open-top Marder III (based on the same chassis) in production from April 1944; about 2,584 were built until the end of the war. The Jagdpanzer 38(t) fit into the lighter category of German tank destroyers that began with the Panzerjager I, continued with the Marder series and ended with the Jagdpanzer 38(t). The 75 mm PaK 39 L/48 gun of the Jagdpanzer 38(t) was a modified version of the 75 mm StuK 40 L/48 used in the StuG III and StuG IV assault guns. With this gun the Jagdpanzer 38(t) was able to destroy nearly all Allied or Soviet tank types in service at long ranges (except heavy tanks) and its fully enclosed armour protection made it a safer vehicle to crew than the open-topped Marder II or Marder III series.

    The Jagdpanzer 38(t) was one of the most common late-war German tank destroyers. It was available in relatively large numbers and was generally mechanically reliable. Like some other late-war German SPGs, the Jagdpanzer 38(t) mounted a remote-control machine gun mount which could be fired from within the vehicle. The Flammpanzer 38(t) was a Jagdpanzer 38(t) modified with a Keobe flamethrower in place of the main gun. It was deployed on the Western Front, with first use during the Battle of the Bulge. Less than 50 units were produced.

    Rubicon Models Product Highlight:

    • 1/56 (28mm) scale 3 sprue plastic kit
    • Option to build either an Early, Mid or Late Hetzer tank destroyer
    • Option to build kit as a Flammpanzer 38 as well
    • Choice of three gun mantlets and two road wheel sets
    • Multiple rear idler wheel choices
    • Product Code: 280030
    • Number of Parts: 85 pieces / 3 sprues
    RU021
    £20.00
     
  • SU-85 / SU-122 Self Propelled Gun Rubicon 28mm

    SU-85 / SU-122 Self Propelled Gun has options to build either a SU-122 or SU-85
    - Open hatches & elevating gun
    - Optional fuel cans

    Product Code: 280034
    Number of Parts: 59 pieces / 3 sprues
    RU025
    £20.00
     
  • Studebaker 2½ ton 6x Truck US6 U3/U4

    Studebaker 2½ ton 6x Truck US6 U3/U4 depicts the long wheelbase version of the truck, either without a winch (model U3) or with a winch (model U4). The kit includes the metal cab (moulded as a single piece) and an optional canvas canopy, as well as a choice of an open or closed rear tarpaulin cover and tailgate.

    Product Highlights: - Single piece cabin & canvas canopy - Optional canvas canopy & winch - Choice of rear tarpaulin and tailgate in open or closed position - Driver figure included Product Code: 280035 Number of Parts: -- pieces / 2 sprues

    RU026
    £18.00
     
  • BM-13 Katyusha

    BM-13 Katyusha was greatly feared by German infantry. A battery of four BM-13 launchers could fire a salvo in 7–10 seconds that delivered 4.35 tons of high explosives over a 400,000-square-metre (4,300,000-sq-ft) impact zone, an effect roughly equivalent to that of 72 conventional guns. Katyusha batteries were often massed in very large numbers, with devastating effect. The distinctive howl of the rockets added to the psychological impact of the weapon. The Germans nicknamed the Katyusha “Stalinorgel” (“Stalin’s organ”), because of the launcher’s supposed resemblance to a church organ.

    This highly detailed plastic kit depicts a BM-13N Katyusha, comprising a Studebaker US6 6x6 truck with a rotating and elevating rocket launcher.

    Product Hightlights: - Single piece truck cabin - Rotating & elevating rocket launcher - Truck can be assembled without the launcher - Driver figure included Product Code: 280036 Number of Parts: -- pieces / 3 sprues

    RU027
    £20.00