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  • Member since
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  • From: East Stroudsburg, PA
Posted by TigerII on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 12:52 PM

Welll if you ever decide to make a diorama, those extra bomb carts and crews will compliment your bomb truck and B-17. 

Achtung Panzer! Colonel General Heinz Guderian
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Posted by jeaton01 on Monday, October 19, 2020 11:03 AM

Yes, the B-17 did come from Revell, but it is the B-17F that originated with Revell when the two companies had not yet merged.  The B-17G kit has the bomb cart but that type was used with the Chevrolet M6 bomb truck, not the later GMC type, so far as I have been able to discover.  The B-17G kit was a pre-merger Monogram kit originally.  I have a bunch of the Monogram G kits and should raid them for the carts.

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

 

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  • From: East Stroudsburg, PA
Posted by TigerII on Monday, October 19, 2020 12:14 AM

That bomb truck came out great. I have a question: Is that B-17 from Revell? I ask because that kit comes with the bomb cart and crew that would greatly complement your bomb truck. 

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Posted by jeaton01 on Sunday, October 18, 2020 10:15 PM

Thanks, Cliff, John and Waikong!  I will eventually do a diorama but I have a few more trucks to build, one is a resin 1/48 WC-62 Dodge.  I need more airfield figures, too.  Easy to find army figures in infantry uniforms but I'm a bit short on AAF troops.  I'll have to go through all the old Monogram kits I have, like the P-61.

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

 

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, October 18, 2020 5:28 PM

Oh wow how did I miss this? Looks like she's almost there- just add the fuel truck and a tarmac and you're pretty much done.

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by keavdog on Sunday, October 18, 2020 11:21 AM

Looks great John.  Sure makes a nice diorama - so much action.

Thanks,

John

Ain't no reason to hang my head, I could wake up in the mornin' dead 

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  • From: NYC, USA
Posted by waikong on Sunday, October 18, 2020 12:43 AM
Loving all these John. I just finished the tamiya hanamog ss100 and a cmk resin luftwaffe field caravan. Really nice to pose them next to same scale aircraft

My website: http://waihobbies.wkhc.net

   

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  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Monday, October 5, 2020 10:08 AM

Thanks, Cliff and Mr. Brindos.

 

See my post in the thread about the Tamiya fuel truck for more blabbing, here's pictures of the bomb truck nearly done, need to do more with the figures.

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

 

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  • From: Tumwater, WA.
Posted by M. Brindos on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 8:02 PM

Looks amazing so far. I love the added details.

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 3:03 PM

That looks good John, I have no idea if it's totally accurate but it looks like it could work.

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 12:01 AM

You're welcome, Mike.  I'm glad people find the subject interesting. 

Some paint is on. It may seem like there are too many wheels in the picture but that's the result of starting to build the Tamiya Fuel Truck now. Used Hataka WW II Tank OD, and a Tamiya mixture of German Grey, Flat Black, and Flat Brown for the rubber. Got the rigging a little tighter by pulling on it as the paint dried.

There will be lots of parts left over, Tamiya used the same A sprues on the fuel truck which have many parts that are only for the cargo truck I am using for the base for the bomb truck. Of course a lot of parts will also be left over from the conversion as well.

 

 

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

 

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  • From: Far Northern CA
Posted by mrmike on Monday, September 28, 2020 12:01 PM

Following along with interest! The pics really help to show the details in the rigging, thanks for posting them. I've got a feeling I'm going to want to build this kit and conversion.

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  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Monday, September 28, 2020 12:29 AM

This is a very interesting build and I will continue to watch it. If only I could build decent aircraft models I would love to put one in a diorama.

Rob F

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  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Sunday, September 27, 2020 10:23 PM

I made some progress, the resin parts are on and the rigging is done.  The resin is detailed but the light color makes it hard to see what I am doing, and also makes it hard to see the detail in the photos in the instructions.  I've taken a bunch of photos from different angles that may help anyone else that wants to do this one.  There are some clutch and brake linkages that go on the left and right side of the winch assembly and they look busy enough but I suspect they are not completely accurate.  I did the best I could placing them.  Some of the pulleys are not aligned as well as they should be, there was one in the trolley frame for the trolley cart cable that is too far forward to allow the cable to run to the lateral pulleys up there so I removed some material from the front of it.  The thread I used for the cable hides it pretty well.  Now I can go on to work on the rest of the truck.  There may be green soon!

 

 

 

 

 

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

 

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Saturday, September 26, 2020 4:18 PM

Ohhh, that's cool! I like stuff like that. People might not know how big an aircraft is but a big truck parked next to it puts it into perspective.

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by Jon_a_its on Saturday, September 26, 2020 3:16 AM

Just bought this from a French shop, as I couldn't find a UK seller.
What makes it pricey is the international shipping, almost as much as the kit

 

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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, September 26, 2020 12:38 AM

Oh I want one of these! Gonna follow this one.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, September 26, 2020 12:18 AM

Interesting subject John

Thanks,

John

Ain't no reason to hang my head, I could wake up in the mornin' dead 

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  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Friday, September 25, 2020 11:00 PM

Looking good so far.

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  • Member since
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  • From: Northern California
1/48 US WW II Bomb Truck
Posted by jeaton01 on Friday, September 25, 2020 10:41 PM

 

I've had a lot of fun things get in the way of my modeling lately so when I have had bits of time I have been working on this.  It's the Tamiya kit with a Gas-O-Line resin conversion set.  The resin is kind of overpriced for the quality I think but it will work OK.  I've used carbon fiber rod in place of some resin parts and where they call for plastic rod as it helps hold a warp in the trolley track better.  Should add some interest to the aircraft in the display case and in photos.

 

 

 

 

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

 

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