Broken-down cargo truck - April 2013

Luis Felix, Calexico, California

Luis describes his 1/35 scale vignette: “I used Tamiya’s U.S. 2 1/2-ton 6 x 6 cargo truck “Red Ball Express” by Tamiya with a GMC 6 x 6 update set and Sherman M4A3 engine and compartment from Verlinden, a military field tool shop from Italeri, hand tools from Aber, and Warriors figures. I know a bit of auto mechanics, so I tried to elaborate on the brake system, from the brake pads to the wheel nuts, and detailed the truck and tank engines to make them more realistic. I also wanted to represent the wear on the truck in general.” Luis worked his magic with Tamiya and artist’s oil paints plus Mig pigments.

Posted 3/14/2013 11:33:33 AM by Tim Kidwell
Want to leave a comment on this photo?
Login or register for an acount to join our online community today!
Comments
  • Broken-down cargo truck - April 2013

    Top shelf work! Outstanding job of excellent detail. I would like to see more of your work. Thanks for sharing this one!

  • Broken-down cargo truck - April 2013

    Highlights a historically important moment in the US campaign in the ETO. This is why Patton was running out of gas in the Saar. This is what good modeling can do to illustrate supply problems. Very nice subject indeed.

  • Broken-down cargo truck - April 2013

    Nicely done,Luis,like the details.keep up the good work

  • Broken-down cargo truck - April 2013

    Awesome ! Really like the Ford GAA tank engine in the back ! 1100 cid 32 valve aluminum V8{18L}.  

  • Broken-down cargo truck - April 2013

    I like how you show the wear and weathering of the vehicle.   Unusual, way to show your build, very nice.

  • Broken-down cargo truck - April 2013

    Wow! If I lived to be 1000 yrs old I still couldn't do work of this caliber. Very Nice Work, Luis! The detailing is outstanding.

  • Broken-down cargo truck - April 2013

    Love the floating axle shaft!  First class detail!

  • Broken-down cargo truck - April 2013

    A big thank you to all for your comments, they can see more about this work and other companions on the next page www.modelismoaescala.com