This is a scratch built 1970s M35 Deuce US desert training truck. I copied the dimensions from an Academy M35 cargo truck but changed the wheels.The kit is a 1/72 scale so I made it four times bigger = 1/18 scale.Made from pine and ply.
This build took me from June this year to yesterday, when I made the finishing touches on it. It features the ICM kit #35462 of the Krupp L3H163 Radio Truck (Kfz. 72) in 1:35th scale. I dedicate this build to Bernie Hackett who left our earthl[...]
This is the model kit I got from Martin, the editor of Imodeler. It’s been mix feelings with this Heller kit. But seeing that it was a very old kit and compromises were taken into account, I now learn my way around such discrepancies in this kit[...]
AFV Club seems to have a knack for the “unsung heroes” of military hardware. The very first full kit they released back in the 90s was the M730 Chaparral, an anti-air missile system based on the M548 tracked cargo carrier. Talk about esoteric.[...]
For this build, I used a trailer from Italeri. Using the chassis from the Italeri kit, I scratchbuilt the flatbed and the coil rigid supports. The air couplings were also scratch built using pieces of styrene. I intend to replace the wheels usin[...]
I have been experimenting lately with different burnt out effects, on various vehicles. After doing the burnt out car, I just decided to go ahead and try a truck. In the earlier stages I had to re-do some parts and scratch built parts in certain[...]
Here is a very very old build. It is a 1/35 scale zis truck. The only effect I added was a slight hue tint to make the photo look slightly aged. I thought it looked convincing enough.