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1/35 Thunder Models US Army Case VAI

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  • Member since
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  • From: Nashotah, WI
1/35 Thunder Models US Army Case VAI
Posted by Glamdring on Monday, July 18, 2022 8:04 PM

Not really armor, but it's OD green and works in the mud, so close enough.

 

I have been working on this one for a little while, and it will be going to a local show this week.  Thunder Model's 1/35 Case VAI.

 

This is the 2nd time I built this kit, and it was still a good time the 2nd time around.  

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for looking!

Robert

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." 

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, July 18, 2022 8:09 PM

Looks great! Maybe I'd add a little mud on the tires but otherwise perfect! 

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

 

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  • From: Nashotah, WI
Posted by Glamdring on Monday, July 18, 2022 8:35 PM

Gamera

Looks great! Maybe I'd add a little mud on the tires but otherwise perfect! 

 

 

Thanks!  I don't disagree about the mud, but I got stage fright so close to the show doing any kind of weathering.  

It will be like one of my friend's show tractors he takes around to engine shows and parades. LOL

Robert

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." 

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Posted by lurch on Tuesday, July 19, 2022 9:26 AM

That looks great. I like it the way it is. It is perfect.

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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, July 19, 2022 10:47 AM

Being an Army tractor I suppose it fits in the soft skin column of armor subjects. Either there or airfield ground equipment as an aircraft tug. That came out beautifully! 

 

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  • From: Nashotah, WI
Posted by Glamdring on Tuesday, July 19, 2022 2:45 PM

Thanks guys!

 

I grew some intestinal fortitude and dusted the wheels with some pigments, so they don't look so factory fresh.  That is as far as I can go at this late stage.  Big Smile

Robert

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, July 19, 2022 7:51 PM

Glamdring

Thanks guys!

 

I grew some intestinal fortitude and dusted the wheels with some pigments, so they don't look so factory fresh.  That is as far as I can go at this late stage.  Big Smile

 

I don't blame you a bit. I don't like covering models with rust and wear. And I do try to keep the dirt and mud to a minimum. 

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

 

  • Member since
    November 2005
  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Wednesday, July 20, 2022 2:16 PM

Cool kit.  Does seem to be missign the hitch parts (single or three point).

I have this nagging rememory that AAC/AAF kept a stable of single-point hitch tractors to tow aircraft on grass fields.

No need for a three-point if the primary use was to use a V drawbar.

Airfield tractors would probably be very clean as they'd likely be kept in the corners of hangers. 

Now, in thinking about it, "grass fields" implies mower attachments, which might want a three-point hitch for either sickle bar or rotary mosers (spiral mowers would not need a PTO).  Hmm, spiral mowers would give a "muldching" cut which would not require raking.

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  • From: North Pole, Alaska
Posted by richs26 on Thursday, July 21, 2022 1:10 PM

Three point lifts and hitches came with the 1939 Ford-Ferguson 9N.  They didn't become the standard type of hitch/lift until the '50's when the patents were done.  I believe that JD had the first powered implement lift. The Cases had a fixed drawbar and later had their own type of lift.  Many different brands of tractors were used by USAAF units for various tasks.  There are photos of a B-17 unit in the Pacific useing a Farmall.

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