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Colin Latta
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Peerless/Max 15CWT CMP truck with 6 Pounder anti-tank gun

March 22, 2019 · in Armor · · 9 ≡

This is the ancient Peerless/Max 1/35 15Cwt that was originally released with the 6 Pounder anti-tank gun. The kit dates back to 1974
Painted and marked as the 5th Canadian Armoured Division, 12th Infantry Battalion, 2nd Artillery co. - Italy, 1943

  • On CMP:

  • Modified from Chevy to Ford with Eduard's photo-etch grill, Ford instrument panel, "Ford Canada" and "Ford" logos on front

  • Detailed cab with rear internal structure, detailed Lee-Enfield .303 rifles, added slings (stowed behind seats), square Ford style clutch and brake pedals, shortened and modified seats and added leather texture and wrinkles, corrected/modified shift levers, hinged drivers door. Added side window mount brackets, sliding rear window handles, windshield wiper motors and wiring, front windshield opening adjusters, replaced windshield with clear acetate. Added wiper blades from brass wire.

  • Opened grill area, detailed rad and added shroud, added brake lines, spring shackles, fuel tank fill neck braces, corrected fuel tank supports to proper profile, scribed wood grain into load bed wooden panels, replaced canvass tie-down hooks with flattened wire, replaced canvass cover framework with brass tube and wire. Added padlock shackles to all stowage boxes, flattened tires.

  • Painted with custom mix Tamiya acrylics, mix of kit and IPMS Canada decals, weathered with pastels, oils and artist Gauche

    • On 6 Pound anti-tank gun:
  • Replaced all the tie-downs with fine copper wire, drilled out the elevation wheel, filled the sink holes in the carriage tongues and replaced the weld beads, drilled out tubes on spades, added pins and chains at the spade end and refined the spades, and on the forward splinter shield, made hinges on the lower shield and hooks and eyes from fine brass wire so that it is articulated.

Painted with Tamiya acrylics (custom mix for the BCC 2 service brown), weathered with artist oils, artist Gauche, pastels.

Hope you like!

Reader reactions:
9  Awesome

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9 responses

  1. Nice detail and weathering job, sir...good-lookin' build.

  2. Colin,

    I love it when someone takes a old kit and makes into show stopper. The painting and the weathering are spot on. The photography is well done and the whole project is a strong contender for "Model of the Month." Keep up the good work. Looking forward to seeing your next project and fingers crossed for the votes that count.

  3. I have to agree with Stephen’s opinion, you turned this kit into a show stopper. Great project, a solid build with great attention to details. I believe it’s the second Peerless CMT posted on the highlights this month, both stunning builds.

  4. Great one Colin, keep it up!

  5. Excellent work !

  6. I'm not into vehicles or armor as a modeler, but Colin this is really outstanding!

  7. 🙂 … Greetings … 🙂 :
    Very well done in every angle Colin, the weathering applied can be seen and appreciated as one very well thought of in it's application.

  8. Really cool build, I think you’ve nailed the weathering on it!

  9. Beautifully done!

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