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Hasegawa 1/24 Willys MB

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  • Member since
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  • From: Up a creek, minus one paddle
Hasegawa 1/24 Willys MB
Posted by ski4jeepin on Wednesday, June 11, 2008 3:14 PM

Hi All,

     Just finished my latest, the 1/24 Willys MB by Hasegawa. Nice build, and my first try at using masking tape for something other than masking. The rifle sling, gas can strap and shovel strap were all made from masking tape. The buckles were the hard part, good thing I was working in 1/24. Any questions, comments, querys, critisisms, or remarks welcome...

And finally, Sarge, I shrunk the motor pool...

Model building isn't about patience, it's about passion.

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  • From: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Posted by T-rex on Wednesday, June 11, 2008 3:26 PM

Nice willy jeep, much better and cleaner than my tamiya jeep I've finish 2 days ago. I also notice I got the stearing wheel and engine painting wrong. But your is 1/24.

Again awsume jeep.

Working on: Trumpeter SU-152 (1/35) Trumpeter E-10 (1/35) Heller Somua (1/35)

"The world is your enemy, prince of a thousand enemy. And when they'll find you, they will kill you... but they will have to catch you first ''

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  • From: Dublin Rep Of Ireland
Posted by terry35 on Wednesday, June 11, 2008 3:27 PM

Very nice build, congratulations.

Terry.

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  • From: Up a creek, minus one paddle
Posted by ski4jeepin on Wednesday, June 11, 2008 3:54 PM

Thanks for the compliments, guys.

T-Rex, I looked at your build before posting my pictures, and didn't find anything wrong with your Jeep. Did you use pastels for weathering? I've tried that, in fact you can see the results in the 1/35 Jeep in the last photo (the Jeep in the middle). I wasn't happy with the control, rather lack of control, pastels gave me. I used a pin wash and airbrushed a dust color (specifically Model Master Sand FS 33531) for this Jeep. I feel this gave better control. As far as the "correct" colors, you could probably make an arguement for just about any reasonable color to have been applied to Jeeps in WWII. The key is research, which I did using books and the internet. I found several variations in color pretty much everywhere. How is that Tamiya kit, anyway? I've got one on my shelf and wondered if it was any better than, or the same as, the Italeri kit. Thanks again for the input!

Model building isn't about patience, it's about passion.

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  • From: WA
Posted by airtrans Crash on Wednesday, June 11, 2008 4:53 PM

what did you make the buckles out of?

I need to finish my 1/24 willys too. 

 A man's country is not a certain area of land, of mountains, rivers, and woods, but it is a principle; and patriotism is loyalty to that principle. ~George William Curtis
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  • From: Up a creek, minus one paddle
Posted by ski4jeepin on Wednesday, June 11, 2008 5:39 PM

Hey Crash,

     The rifle swivels were made from thin craft wire bent around a very small screwdriver. The gas can buckle was made from the same wire cut into four pieces and super-glued together (won't do that crap again!). The shovel buckle was made from thin copper wire out of braided speaker wire bent into a square and soldered. Then I soldered a piece of the same wire across the square for the look of a buckle. Hope this helps and good luck, wanna see the pics when it's done.

Model building isn't about patience, it's about passion.

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  • From: Dripping Springs, TX, USA
Posted by RBaer on Wednesday, June 11, 2008 6:36 PM
ski4jeepin, very nice jeep, the tow rope on the bumper is perfect.

Apprentice rivet counter.

  • Member since
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  • From: WA
Posted by airtrans Crash on Wednesday, June 11, 2008 11:57 PM

sweet, thanks!

I am going to try to work on it this weekend, its nasty outside so trying to go scuba diving this weekend will be pointless. (stationed on Okinawa).

 

we'll see if the 2YO lets me have peace and quiet... maybe a little of Grandpa's secret Sauce! LOL Make a Toast [#toast]

 A man's country is not a certain area of land, of mountains, rivers, and woods, but it is a principle; and patriotism is loyalty to that principle. ~George William Curtis
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  • From: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Posted by T-rex on Thursday, June 12, 2008 10:36 AM

Thanks for the complement. and yes it is a very nice kit, it come in four variation (normal, military police, reconnisance and tow jeep like mine) an the engine components are very good.

Yes I've use pastle weathering and I like the result because it looks like dry dirt, and can be wipe off if there too much.

Good luck on that kit.

Working on: Trumpeter SU-152 (1/35) Trumpeter E-10 (1/35) Heller Somua (1/35)

"The world is your enemy, prince of a thousand enemy. And when they'll find you, they will kill you... but they will have to catch you first ''

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  • From: USA
Posted by senojrn on Monday, July 14, 2008 11:56 PM

Ski! 

Finally, I was able to take some time and get back on here!!!  I am glad to see the pics of the finished product and can't wait to see it in person!!  Great pics and OUTSTANDING job on this kit!! Thumbs Up [tup]Thumbs Up [tup] Bow [bow] I really like the weathering job and the straps and buckles are amazing!  When I made my own buckles on my WC54 Ambulance, I about made it fly, so I definitely need to take some pointers from you. 

So, what scale is next for the motor pool??  Talk to you soon!

  • Member since
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  • From: Poland
Posted by PITERPANZER on Thursday, July 17, 2008 11:59 AM

Hello to everybody !

Well ,I find this post today because I`m not  frequent here , all my old Friends , who interests in 1-25 scale gone , nobody knows where :-( ,and 1-35 scale is  marginal for me.

 I `m very happy to see next 1-24 model on FSM .Looks very nice,impressive wethering and details. Congratulation ski4jeepin

I read all Your posts , and see some more 1-24 vehicles in progress . My Yeep the same scale is lost somewhere on Forum , but it`s Italeri . I will do Hasegawa in future , for sure in polish camo from west front.

How do You see difference between this models if somebody has done both ?

Best reagards Piter

  • Member since
    July 2007
  • From: Up a creek, minus one paddle
Posted by ski4jeepin on Friday, July 18, 2008 6:25 PM

Thanks for the kind remarks, guys.

Piter, my 1/35th MB was an Italeri. OK model, but I was unaware they did a 1/24th. Cool!

Nate, the next in the MB family is the Verlinden 1/48 resin and PE kit, whenever I get the time and courage!

By the way Piter, if you like Polish armor check out my Verlinden Black Prince post in the Figures section from a long time ago. The crest on the shield is supposed to be my family crest, Herb Jelita.

Model building isn't about patience, it's about passion.

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