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  • Member since
    June 2011
  • From: Detroit
Back to my roots
Posted by garylee on Friday, November 6, 2020 12:08 PM

Hi Guys, I haven't been active here for a long time, mainly because I fell in love with Radio Control Tanks, in 1/16 and 1/6 scale. I still have aircraft kits in the stash, and I've also lately gotten into RC miliary trucks in the aformentioned scales. That's actually what brings me here today, to see if anyone can assist in my search for what's inside a German Henschel D33 commuications truck from WWII. There are some very cool model kits for this, but I don't think any of them come with the interior. So what the heck was in that thing? I'm hoping that someone here has built one and may have come across any photos or drawings of the interior that you could steer me towards. Or maybe knows a good book on WWII trucks that might help? Any info at all would probably be helpful so maybe I'll get lucky.

 

Thanks, Guys, I need to pop in here more often. Some of you guys are doing some incredible stuff. Very easy to get lost here for hours just looking at cool models. ;)

Detroit, where the weak are killed and eaten. Bwahahaha

fox
  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Friday, November 6, 2020 1:14 PM

Welcome to the Forums! Glad to have you with us.

I just Googled "German Henschel D33 communications truck interior photos" and about the 3rd or 4th one down is a complete build of the model with an interior. The builder shows all the modifications to the entire truck frame, bed, interior walls and equipment. It looks great.

Hope that this helps. Let me know how you make out. 

Jim Captain

Stay Safe.

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  Revell 1/96 USS Kearsarge - 70% 

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

  • Member since
    June 2011
  • From: Detroit
Posted by garylee on Friday, November 6, 2020 2:29 PM

I saw that one, it's excellent work, and another bud found this, if |I can get it to post

 

Detroit, where the weak are killed and eaten. Bwahahaha

  • Member since
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  • From: Detroit
Posted by garylee on Friday, November 6, 2020 2:36 PM

Let's see how imgur does here. This is a 3D printed CCKW, not the canvass, of course, but even the tires and rims are right off my printer.

 

Detroit, where the weak are killed and eaten. Bwahahaha

fox
  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Friday, November 6, 2020 3:55 PM

Nice work! If you post this on the "Armour" section of the Forums I think there are going to be a lot of guys asking you questions about it and being able to help you with all sorts of info.

I basicly build WWI & WWII planes but I also build anything else that strikes my fancy. Here's a few.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/1mD9ReiysHeerUex5

Jim Captain

Stay Safe.

PS - I've been building since I was 6 years old (1946). So, there's a lot more where they came from. Wink

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  Revell 1/96 USS Kearsarge - 70% 

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

  • Member since
    September 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Friday, November 6, 2020 4:41 PM

Welcome back.  Nice work!

 

 

 

 

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  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Friday, November 6, 2020 11:09 PM

Welcome back to the forums mate.

I long to live in a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned

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    October 2020
Posted by rcguy on Saturday, November 7, 2020 7:24 PM

fox

Nice work! If you post this on the "Armour" section of the Forums I think there are going to be a lot of guys asking you questions about it and being able to help you with all sorts of info.

I basicly build WWI & WWII planes but I also build anything else that strikes my fancy. Here's a few.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/1mD9ReiysHeerUex5

Jim Captain

Stay Safe.

PS - I've been building since I was 6 years old (1946). So, there's a lot more where they came from. Wink

 

Jim I find the truck with the barrels and crates an interesting subject.

Can you tell me what it is?

Thanks!

fox
  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Saturday, November 7, 2020 8:44 PM

The truck is an Italaerei Opel Blitz "S" kit #824. It came with a choice of open wood sided or canvas over frame. All the fuel drums, pumps and water/fuel cans are from an AM set. The rest of the cargo is scratch built boxes and crates. It has a motor that I wired up like I do with the cars. The hood was supposed to be non-opening, but I made it an open one to show off the engine. 

Jim Captain

Stay Safe.

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  Revell 1/96 USS Kearsarge - 70% 

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

  • Member since
    June 2011
  • From: Detroit
Posted by garylee on Sunday, November 8, 2020 10:05 AM

An unfinished Blitz in 1/16 scale. This one is mostly metal, with plastic bed.

 

 

Th barrels, most of the jerry cans and the darker crates in this photo were all printed on my 3D printer, and I can print in any scale I want. These happen to be 1/16. The darker wodden crates are printed with a special filament that's about 30% actual wood. When they come off the printer I just clean them up a bit, hit them with a dark flory wash and they're ready for service. 

 

 

I'm sure there are threads here on 3D printing, I'll have to chek. I may be able to contribute there, as I currently print I with both fdm and sla printers so I've learned a little bit, emphasis on "little". 

Detroit, where the weak are killed and eaten. Bwahahaha

fox
  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Sunday, November 8, 2020 3:51 PM

Very nice work. Would be nice if I could do 3d printing. Too old to learn and a little too expensive for my blood any way.

If you get a kit with missing or broken parts, can you make your own replacements without going back to the manufacturer? I guess you have to make up a blueprint for the computer first.

The tank in the pics I sent is a 1/16 R/C Tiger. Had it for a long time. Parts started giving out so I took all the gear out, detailed it up a bit and gave it to the Berks Military History Museum in Mohnton PA. They had a 1/16 jeep and 1/2 track and were happy to get the tank.

Jim Captain

Stay Safe.

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  Revell 1/96 USS Kearsarge - 70% 

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

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