Case VAI – 1:35 Thunder Model
I built this kit before Christmas and it was fun mainly because my dad owned this tractor. Not the VAI, but VAC (row-crop version). My Grandpa always said he would give it to me, but then sold it. He said. “I wasn’t going up fast enough to enjoy it” So it got sold…
This is the military kit, but I built it as the farm version, which did exist in it’s Flambeau Red livery. Other than adding the plug wires and three black hood stripes, the kit is out-of-the-box. Just a fun little piece of family history I had to build. And I mean little. At 1:35 this thing is the same size as a 1:35 Jeep.
I wanted to do this tractor in a “fully restored” state, not weathered. This is what they look like at our local threshing show. Just like they rolled off the assembly line in the late ’40s.
Cheers Gang, keep building.
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Thunder Model 1/35 US Army Tractor CASE VAI 35001