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  • From: Cape Town,South Africa
1: 35 WW2 "Ah Crap" Willys Jeep dio
Posted by SafferScale on Saturday, February 10, 2018 8:19 AM

Heres a small dio I made depicting an unfortunate US soldier with a mechanical breakdown

 

Kit: Tamiya nr 219 Willys MB 1/4-ton 4x4 Truck

Paint:Tamiya Acrylics

Base:Balsa,Superwood,Organic materials,sand,gravel

 Build time: 1 week

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Posted by SafferScale on Saturday, February 10, 2018 8:19 AM

 DSC_1384 by Tobie Engelbrecht, on Flickr

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Posted by SafferScale on Saturday, February 10, 2018 8:20 AM

 DSC_1386 by Tobie Engelbrecht, on Flickr

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Posted by SafferScale on Saturday, February 10, 2018 8:20 AM

 DSC_1396 by Tobie Engelbrecht, on Flickr

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Posted by SafferScale on Saturday, February 10, 2018 8:20 AM

 DSC_1414 by Tobie Engelbrecht, on Flickr

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Posted by SafferScale on Saturday, February 10, 2018 8:21 AM

 DSC_1416 by Tobie Engelbrecht, on Flickr

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Posted by SafferScale on Saturday, February 10, 2018 8:21 AM

 DSC_1419 by Tobie Engelbrecht, on Flickr

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Posted by SafferScale on Saturday, February 10, 2018 8:22 AM

 DSC_1420 by Tobie Engelbrecht, on Flickr

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Posted by SafferScale on Saturday, February 10, 2018 8:22 AM

 DSC_1421 by Tobie Engelbrecht, on Flickr

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Posted by SafferScale on Saturday, February 10, 2018 8:23 AM

 DSC_1458 by Tobie Engelbrecht, on Flickr

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Posted by SafferScale on Saturday, February 10, 2018 8:23 AM

 DSC_1470 by Tobie Engelbrecht, on Flickr

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Posted by SafferScale on Saturday, February 10, 2018 8:23 AM

 DSC_1471 by Tobie Engelbrecht, on Flickr

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Posted by HeavyArty on Saturday, February 10, 2018 11:10 AM

Looks really nice.  One minor issue though.  There was no prop rod on a Willys MB hood.  The hood opens all the way back and has hold downs that attach to the window frame.  If you open it all the way against the frame, it will look more accurate, like these.

Gino P. Quintiliani - Field Artillery - The KING of BATTLE!!!

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Posted by WillysMB on Saturday, February 10, 2018 2:17 PM

Yes, nicely done piece. He's right, the MBs didn't have prop rods, none of the Jeep vehicles did. But they also didn't latch to the top of the windshield, just leaned against the hood stop blocks. The Jeeps came with extensive tool and spare parts kits stored in the rear storage bins, and the drivers were trained in basic vehicle maintenance as well, so he probably wouldn't be sitting wondering what to do. Another thing you could show which most people don't realize is that by loosening a wingnut the headlamps could be rotated around to illuminate the engine compartment and shed some light on the situation. That was a Ford innovation adopted by both Willys and Ford.

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Posted by Pawel on Saturday, February 10, 2018 2:44 PM

Hello!

Great info by Gino, as usual! Not only more accurate, but also more dramatic! Just goes to show you how good research pays off in modelling.

A very nice dio - thanks for sharing, and have a nice day

PaweĊ‚

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

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Posted by SafferScale on Saturday, February 10, 2018 10:55 PM

thanks for the suggestions guys.I'm fairly new to scale modelling (started less than a year ago) so I am learning basic skills and techniques as I go before I really start  to go into That much detail.But great suggestions that I will keep in mind for future projects.I still have to learn a lot of basic modelling techniques.

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