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  1. So, I'm fairly new to modelling and this is my third official build. First was a steam train as my 2 yr old son loves them. The second was a jeep 1:72 but I felt it was too small scale, so this was my first serious attempt so I thought I'd give weathering a go. It's the Tamiya British SAS Jeep 1/35. Happy for some thoughts or constructive criticism Just bought the Airfix M3 Grant tank as my next project. Looks complicated!!
  2. Hello Everyone, It's been a while since I have posted, but today I would like to share with you all my latest project. My driving force behind this project is a Christmas present for my Father. My father owns a real M38A1 jeep and I wanted to present him with a Scale model of the real thing as he is unable to build kits himself due to lack of time and failing eyesight. Anyway without further delay, here is what I will be building: So I started plodding away with the build, it's very tricky due to the size of parts, but I was very impressed with the snug fit of everything and the level of detail to the kit itself. There is very little to say about the build itself as I am building it straight out of the box with no extras added to the jeep unless I add a few Scratch Built items to give it some more interest down the line. The kit took me around 5 hours to assemble and then it was time to start the painting. Just for a little comparison, this is the jeep against the Tamiya Panther 1/35 scale: Painting: Again at the moment, I have not done any dirt washes or added any mud. The only thing I have done is a bit of work in the engine bay, with some oil splats and fuel spills to make it look like it's been through it all. I will be adding further wethering once I have the diorama setup, I have a lot of work to do and a short time to do it in. So now it was onto my first ever diorama build, I had no real idea where to start but after visiting my local hobby shop and HobbyCraft ... I found some products to get me heading in the right direction. For the sandbags I made them using the Milliput, it was easy to work and I think they came out rather good! At this stage, I decided I wanted to setup some kind of Field Station for refueling and supplies ... however looking around at the tents available in 1/35th scale ... I was far from impressed and decided to try to make my own, this is still very much a WIP but I feel like it has the potential to look good once finished. The tent is formed from cardboard then I have set about with some trusty PVA and Kitchen Roll. I am not worried about everything been perfectly in scale, it's just a little fun and a learning curve for more serious dioramas I have planned. Next was onto painting the now dry modelling clay with some kind of base colour, after a few coats I would then apply spray glue and start adding the pigments that create the field look: This is as far as I got last night, I am waiting on the delivery of a few ferns and still have some bushes and twigs to add but the spray glue was taking a long time to set. Hopefully, I will have more to share with you all later this evening. I do hope you like it and I would love to hear feedback from you all. Chris
  3. Hi boys. Looks like another project has come to an end. This time it's Willys Armoured Truck from Dragon. The model was fun to build, had few problematic issues with the manual and parts numbering, but nothing that could affect all the joy I had building it. Model is built straight form the box, no additions and aftermarket were used. Only sold portion of weathering Enjoy.
  4. Finally got it done and finally got some decent pictures. Here's the link for the works in progress. http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234995586-1939-willys-gasser/
  5. Afternoon chaps, Now it has most certainly been a while since I have posted here, after having a break from modelling over Christmas. However, while getting back into the routine I have managed to bash up this old thing It's the first model I've made in a couple of months and the first I've made with clear parts/transparencies so the windscreen didn't turn out as I expected. It is also the first model with the "Wet Mud" effect using filler, brown acrylic paint and Klear. It is built completely OOB apart from some additional extras in the trailer found in the Spares Box. The next thing I'm building is a J-35J Saab Draken and a LCVP boat Specs: Willys Jeep With Trailer (USA) 1st US Infantry Division Normandy, France 6th June 1944 D-DAY Here she is Sorry if the pictures aren't up to scratch in quality, they were taken on my new iPad but they're alright I guess Thanks for looking fellas please comment with improvements etc. ~Dylan
  6. Pictures are taken of 3 different Jeeps to show variations.
  7. Willys MB Jeep Weighted Road Wheels ER-35-044 ET Models 1:35 As the war in Europe spread in the late '30s, the U.S. Military wanted a new light-weight, four-wheel-drive, reconnaissance vehicle. They solicited bids for command/reconnaissance car with an 80" wheelbase and weighing 1300 lbs in June of 1940. Three companies responded: Bantam, Ford and Willys. The Bantam Car Company had the leading contender based on overall design, but Willys had the wonderful "Go Devil" flat-head four cylinder engine. Ford had some good ideas too and there was a pooling of ideas that surely violated the spirit, if not the letter, of intellectual property, trade-mark, and other laws, but served the governments needs. The final winner after a few resubmittals was the GPW. "G" for government, "P" for pigmy (a Ford term) and "W" for Willys. One story has it that the lowly, uninformed GI's thought "GP" was for general purpose, and pronounced it "jeep". Other people say that the word "jeep" was slang for any wonderfully multipurpose thing. The Popeye cartoon had a character, named "Eugene the Jeep" in 1936, who had all kinds of amazing powers. Anyway, the source of the name "Jeep" is now veiled by the passage of time... but on with the story. The government selected a vehicle based mostly on the design by the Bantam Car Company. Bantam didn't have the mass production facilities needed to supply the government, and the military wanted multiple suppliers. Willys got a contract to build "jeeps" in late 1940. Ford was also awarded a contract a week later. Many parts were interchangeable between the Willys and Ford jeeps. Of the roughly half million jeeps produced for WW2, Willys-Overland made about 360,000 between 1941 and 1945. The jeeps proved to be rugged and dependable in the war, and by the time the soldiers came home, jeeps were well known and loved for their durability and unstoppability ER35-044 There are numerous 1:35 scale Jeeps on the market, released by Tamiya, Heller, Italeri and Academy to name just a few. Whilst the wheels in these kits are of various qualities, they all suffer from the usual limitations of injection moulding. Unusual looking and incomplete tread patterns, no weighting, indistinct sidewall and hub patterns are some of the problems, although not always at the same time. ET Models have now released this set of wheels which can be used on any kit of the Jeep. The five wheels, four in use and one spare are beautifully moulded with fine hub details, good tread patterns and the weighted effect that a lot of modellers love these days. The small moulding blocks are attached to the weighted areas, so that when removed and cleaned up any imperfections will not be seen, with the possible exception of the spare wheel. Having checked each wheel carefully there appears to be only one small resin polyp on one wheel which will be easy to remove with a couple of swipe from an sanding sponge. Conclusion This is another nice set of replacement wheels from ET models. So easy to use, they will make a nice addition to any Jeep model. Recommended Review Sample courtesy of
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