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Ha! Fantastic. Our topic starter must be happy the more so that two different layouts of the box for that Jeep can be seen.

 

I saw your posts, and I was like

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I'm happy that this thread is not only giving people a chance to show off their stuff, but also an opportunity for people to learn more about their own collection.

 

:thumbsup:

-Todd

Currently looking for WWI items, specifically photos of the 116th infantry regiment, and any material related to the USS Olympia.

Always on the lookout for any rations, miscellaneous personal items, pack filler, care package stuffers, knit Red Cross material, and oddball equipment to supplement the Doughboy display.
Have some extras? I help friends fill out their living history kit, and could always use more loaner gear!

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This just came in the mail today, I thought I might post some images of it before I go make replacement guns for it. This thing is massive!

 

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I'm planning on putting the smaller 75mm on it, since this seems to be an early impression.

-Todd

Currently looking for WWI items, specifically photos of the 116th infantry regiment, and any material related to the USS Olympia.

Always on the lookout for any rations, miscellaneous personal items, pack filler, care package stuffers, knit Red Cross material, and oddball equipment to supplement the Doughboy display.
Have some extras? I help friends fill out their living history kit, and could always use more loaner gear!

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Jeep cardboard cutout ....................

 

An unused cardboard sheet featuring the WWII famous American Jeep, printed in Paris 1945. ;) :thumbsup:

 

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Young enough to care and enjoy militaria - Old enough to remember as surplus

 

" Life's too short for reproductions "

 

 

Life is like a tank of gas, the closer you get to a quarter tank, the faster it goes 

 

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@Ken...next time I pop over to Normandy we can shelve the dominoes and while away an evening or two assembling those Jeep kits on the kitchen table! :lol:

"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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@Ken...next time I pop over to Normandy we can shelve the dominoes and while away an evening or two assembling those Jeep kits on the kitchen table! :lol:

 

Or we could just go in the garage and while away the year refurbing the full scale Jeep. :dunno: :laughing1:

 

ken

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Young enough to care and enjoy militaria - Old enough to remember as surplus

 

" Life's too short for reproductions "

 

 

Life is like a tank of gas, the closer you get to a quarter tank, the faster it goes 

 

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Sounds like fun!

 

I've always liked those paper models. It's nice that you have them in their original sheets. You can find them built, but they almost always have stuff missing.

-Todd

Currently looking for WWI items, specifically photos of the 116th infantry regiment, and any material related to the USS Olympia.

Always on the lookout for any rations, miscellaneous personal items, pack filler, care package stuffers, knit Red Cross material, and oddball equipment to supplement the Doughboy display.
Have some extras? I help friends fill out their living history kit, and could always use more loaner gear!

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Could you please order me some tanks from that last page? :P

-Todd

Currently looking for WWI items, specifically photos of the 116th infantry regiment, and any material related to the USS Olympia.

Always on the lookout for any rations, miscellaneous personal items, pack filler, care package stuffers, knit Red Cross material, and oddball equipment to supplement the Doughboy display.
Have some extras? I help friends fill out their living history kit, and could always use more loaner gear!

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Fascinating! It took a great leap of faith...plus a heck of lot of sanding...to transform those blocks of balsa to anything vaguely resembling a Spit or an Airacobra etc! :o

"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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Could you please order me some tanks from that last page? :P

I cannot unfortunately but have something better for you if you like the tanks of 1930s. Join the expedition that wants to dig out seven Polish 7TP light tanks from the Vistula River and you will have 1:1 scale toy.

 

:rolleyes:;):)

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I cannot unfortunately but have something better for you if you like the tanks of 1930s. Join the expedition that wants to dig out seven Polish 7TP light tanks from the Vistula River and you will have 1:1 scale toy.

 

:rolleyes:;):)

 

Where do I sign up? I actually think the odd, riveted steel tank designs from the 30's are really cool.

 

Escht, those model kits are great! Neat that one has a war bond ad on the side. Must have taken a lot of work indeed to get these looking remotely as advertised!

 

I can commiserate with the kids back then, I just had to make a tapered barrel for my tank, royal pain in the rump without a lathe. Then there was the whole matching the paint issue. I'm just happy it came out as nice as it did!

 

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I shouldn't complain about making those few parts, though. Someone took a lot of time and planning to put this thing together. The hull alone (not counting tracks and turret) is made from nine side-by-side boards sanded down into the shape of the hull. The turret, which turns 360 degrees, is made in a similar manner only with 5 boards (7 if you count the thin sheets on the sides).

 

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The tracks are made from two sheets of 1/4" plywood with a 3/8" piece of plywood in between. The outward facing sheets have been cut to look like track and suspension, the details are impressive for being a home made creation.

 

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There were a few shreds of twine from the pull string still attached when I got it in the mail, I need to go get some to "complete" this, though I think it looks pretty good all the same.

 

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The guy who made this must have taken apart something pretty substantial to get wheels this big and heavy. Obviously a garage raid for parts on this thing, my kinda guy!

 

Can't go wrong with that :)

-Todd

Currently looking for WWI items, specifically photos of the 116th infantry regiment, and any material related to the USS Olympia.

Always on the lookout for any rations, miscellaneous personal items, pack filler, care package stuffers, knit Red Cross material, and oddball equipment to supplement the Doughboy display.
Have some extras? I help friends fill out their living history kit, and could always use more loaner gear!

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Source: Flying Aces, Vol. 48 No. 4, November 1944

 

Here is an interesting thing. The people think that Hasegawa has been the world's inventor and pioneer of such details for modellers. Really? :think:

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Source: Flying Aces, Vol. 48 No. 4, November 1944

 

One more thing for WWII era modellers.

 

X-ACTO knives/blades are still an essential tool for modellers today!

"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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