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WW2 WILLYS Jeep
Posted by PTConsultingNHR on Saturday, October 5, 2019 7:55 PM

Hi.

 

When I was 6 to 8 ... there was a show called RAT PATROL.

 

Is there a 1:72 jeep - even 1:48 kit of a Willys Jeep that could be built up into a Rat Patrol Jeep?

 

Thank you,

 

Tim

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Saturday, October 5, 2019 9:04 PM
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Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, October 5, 2019 9:06 PM

There are a few 1/48 and 1/72 Willy’s Jeeps out there. You just need to source any machine guns and mounts for them.

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, October 5, 2019 9:14 PM

Of course there is the ancient Aurora kit... maybe Atlantis Models could re issue it...

 

 

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Posted by goldhammer on Saturday, October 5, 2019 9:24 PM

stikpusher

Of course there is the ancient Aurora kit... maybe Atlantis Models could re issue it...

 

 

Cute... Box art has 38A1's.

Might be easier to source guns and accessories in 1/35, also more choices in MB's.

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Saturday, October 5, 2019 9:45 PM

stikpusher

There are a few 1/48 and 1/72 Willy’s Jeeps out there. You just need to source any machine guns and mounts for them.

 

The ones I referenced were ones with .50 and .30 cal machine guns.

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Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, October 5, 2019 10:21 PM

Rob Gronovius

 

 
stikpusher

There are a few 1/48 and 1/72 Willy’s Jeeps out there. You just need to source any machine guns and mounts for them.

 

 

 

The ones I referenced were ones with .50 and .30 cal machine guns.

 

I was thinking more of the old Hasegawa 1/72 kit, and the Hasegawa and Tamiya 1/48 Jeep kits. I don’t think any of those have any MGs. Now the old Bandai 1/48 Jeep did, if I remember right...

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, October 5, 2019 10:26 PM

Now here is a nifty little set...

 

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Saturday, October 5, 2019 10:44 PM

I only had the 1/6 scale Hasbro one...

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Posted by PTConsultingNHR on Sunday, October 6, 2019 2:14 PM
How much is that British Jeep? I've always wanted that GI JOE Jeep. I had the space capsule and the BMW Motorcycle with a sidecar. I had a ton of uniforms and accessories. All were lost a few years ago - when the basement flooded. I was so sad inasmuch I had a fortune's worth of stuff! They were the original GI JOE - not that sorry 1980s vintage stuff. Every summer - my friends and I would have a blast playing. One summer, I remember us building a whole camp down behind my friend's mother's garden ... that friend had the GI JOE Jeep with the recoiless rifle. Tim
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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Sunday, October 6, 2019 3:53 PM

I grew up with the 11" tal GI Joes, first one had blond painted hair, then later the bearded one. One of my last ones had Kung Fu grip and a bionic man rip off with clear arm that would spin a helicopter blade.

My pride and joy was the 8 wheeled command post that could disconnect from the rear portion into a 4x4 ATV. Battery operated searchlight and M16 rifles ready to defend against the Soviets.

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Posted by CapnMac82 on Saturday, October 19, 2019 4:49 PM

PTConsultingNHR
Jeep that could be built up into a Rat Patrol Jeep?

Not the scale you asked about, but the classic starting place would almost have to be the ancient Tamiya Jeep and trailer.  Even has a figure is classic Rat Patrol ose hanging onto the M2 .50bmg.

That is, if you wer keen to replicated the vehicles in the tv show.  Would need some tan paint, and some headgear changes for the personnel.  The tv series did not get into great detail about loading the vehicles down with gear, either a bonus for modeling).

Now, if a person were of a mind to, they could get an M7 Priest and an M3 Half Track to portray the "German" vehicles--in the same tan paint.  (Chopping the IDF troop exits might suggest a loswer-cost M3 half track.)

Hmm, now that I think about it, the tv series just used a ford jeep, which ought to be available in 1/72; might not be complicted to build up a 1/72 shooting set diorama with the various vehicles.  That LRDG Chevy truck might be a good host to turn into a camera truck (in either 1/35 or 1/72).

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Posted by GMorrison on Saturday, October 19, 2019 4:56 PM

I see a Meyers Manx for the director!

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Posted by tankboy51 on Saturday, October 19, 2019 6:47 PM

I made one back in 1967 using a Monogram jeep and their jerry cans.  I even converted one of the figures into the man with the Aussie hat using some putty some paper card.  I modified his arms to be firing the .50 cal gun.  I was very proud of the job I did.  My freind made a Rat Patrol using the Monogram "weisel".  He thought it would be better.  Kids.  Very odd thinking.  Man, Ive been doing models a Long time.

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Posted by EdGrune on Saturday, October 19, 2019 7:03 PM

Black Dog Models out of the Czech Republic makes a resin set for the Tamiya 1:48 scale US Infantry at Rest set which includes a jeep.

 

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Posted by nkm1416@info.com.ph on Sunday, October 20, 2019 9:46 AM

Academy released a 1/72 P-51C Red Tails with ground vehicle ( which is the jeep ).

Machine gun and mount are included in the kit. I bought this for the same reason above, Rat Patrol.

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Posted by mustang1989 on Sunday, October 20, 2019 6:36 PM

EdGrune

Black Dog Models out of the Czech Republic makes a resin set for the Tamiya 1:48 scale US Infantry at Rest set which includes a jeep.

 

 

Man that is impressive right there!! I've got one of those black dog sets for my 251 Halftrack and I wasn't disappointed at all with it.

                   

 

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Posted by E. Halibut on Monday, October 21, 2019 8:55 PM

I used to feel sorry for the guy in the helmet; everybody got a neat hat but him. Big Smile

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