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Posted By: David Holcombe
Posted On: Tuesday October 6, 2020 at 11:33 PM
A windshield wiper problem? (pics)
Working on a somewhat similar kit, I picked up my Minichamps Maybach Zepplin today. Uh oh. Broken windshield wiper.

But on second look I wasn't sure. I looked closely.

Still not sure, I turned to 1:1 pictures, remembering there aren't a lot of early 30's Maybach Zepplins out there.

(Okay, I could have cut this one down to just the windshield, but thought the 43 crew might appreciate the whole picture. How often do you see such a beautiful castle?)

One more 1:1 shot:

I found others, but no consistency. It seems that Maybach used different body builders and most every Maybach had a different type of windshield wiper. My hat's off to Minichamps. They did well in portraying one of these early 1930s systems. But there's no way I will try to duplicate this mechanism for my little project!

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Message thread:

A windshield wiper problem? (pics) by David Holcombe #28885
Interesting post David. Who would have guessed that the original by Bob Jackman #28885.1
Or that there were so many variations. (EOM) by John Kuvakas #28885.1.1
Lovely turrets on that castle, David. (EOM) by John Kuliak #28885.2
Huh..? Castle, what castle... :-) (EOM) by Steve Jakubczak #28885.2.1
You didn't see the castle Steve?.....................................................(pic) by BenD Lampson #28885.2.1.1
Just looks like a big house in suburbia (EOM) by Tom Ciryak #28885.
Sorry, I see the 'turrets' but not the castle :-) (EOM) by Steve Jakubczak #28885.
Bingo! (EOM) by John Kuliak #28885.
There's a bingo game at the castle tonight? (EOM) by Harvey Goranson #28885.

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