WIP: Early Willys MB Slat Grill

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WIP: Early Willys MB Slat Grill

  • I completed the early Willys, slat-grilled MB.  I have marked it as a vehicle from 5th Army, 101 MP Bn with field mods from late in the war.

    Here are some pics.

    Here you can see the instrument panel pretty well.  Of note, I used Archer instrument transfers on it.  I also put the tire pressure marking (TP 25) on the dash as well.  This was accurate for WWII vehicles.  The tire pressure above the rear wheel openings and on the front fenders was a post war feature.

    A good shot of the Willys script on the rear.

    I plumbed the engine compartment with ignition wires, coil, distributor,battery cables, fuel line, etc. I also added the support rod from the radiator to the firewall as well.

    It was a fun build and I like how it came out. 

    As always, all comments are welcomed.

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

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  • She came out great.

    Terry

  • Thanks Terry.  I enjoyed this one.

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

    Check out my Gallery: http://smg.photobuck...v231/HeavyArty/?

    "People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." -- George Orwell

  • Nice finish esp, the details. The engine components were this color? I didn't know

    Anyone with a good car don't need to be justified - Hazel Motes

  • Thanks SprueOne.  It was a fun build.  Yes, the colors of the engine are correct.  Here is an examle.

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

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  • Yes indeed, there it is. Very accurate, Gino

    Anyone with a good car don't need to be justified - Hazel Motes

  • a fun and informative build.

    I have this bookmarked for my next vehicle build ( OK ! my first vehicle build- geesh you guys are so picky )

     

    reguardless well done and

    Steve

    Building the perfect model---just not quite yet  Confused

  • Thanks Steve.  Good luck on your build(s).

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

    Check out my Gallery: http://smg.photobuck...v231/HeavyArty/?

    "People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." -- George Orwell

  • Very nice looking ride...love the engine work...nice details. Looks like it is ready, put it in neutral and press the starter pedal. I'm sure it was a fun build.

    Rounds Complete!!

    "The Moral High Ground....A Great Place to Emplace Artillery."

  • Stunning little build and some great detail.

      'I am a Norfolk man, and I glory in being so' Nelson

  • Mike - Thanks.  It was a fun build.  I have the Bronco GPW and may have to do one of it soon so I can add a Ford script to my collection.

    Bish - Thanks for looking in and the compliment.  These little jeeps are really fun and can be super-detailed pretty easily.  I enjoy them.

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

    Check out my Gallery: http://smg.photobuck...v231/HeavyArty/?

    "People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." -- George Orwell

  • Been following your build. Love the look of the slat grill.

     You are very talented, a steadier hand, a lot more patience than I have and better eye sight to. Thats why I like working 1/24 scale.

    Have to keep that trick about the super glue in mind cause going the paper detail route is the only way I'm going to get a slat grill jeep and it's going to have to be 1/35 scale.

    Again great build and great subject.

       Dave

  • Thanks Dave.  I just build them the most detailed I can.  Actually, there is a large-scale slat grilled MB.  Fine molds makes one in 1/20 scale.  I haven't built it (I like to keep them small), but I have heard it is nice.

     

    Here is a build/review as well:  http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=Reviews&file=index&req=showcontent&id=6847

     

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

    Check out my Gallery: http://smg.photobuck...v231/HeavyArty/?

    "People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." -- George Orwell

  • Very nice, Gino! YesYes  And thank you for that photo of the engine bay, I could have used that sooner, but at least I'll get the next one correct thanks to you.

    Lee

    I'm from the government and I'm here to help.

  • Lee - Thank for the compliments.  Sorry you didn't have the pic sooner.  Good luck on your next one.

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

    Check out my Gallery: http://smg.photobuck...v231/HeavyArty/?

    "People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." -- George Orwell