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Roman Schilhart

1/72 Profiline Steyr 1500 Truck

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Ok, this isn't "Armour" but since I've seen a Kübelwagen here, I suppose this is the right section to present my 1/72 Profiline Steyr 1500 Truck.

I have a special interest in this vehicle as it was built in my country - in the town of Steyr in Upper Austria, to be exact (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steyr).

Profiline seems to be a subsidiary of Special Hobby, and the same kit is also marketed under their 'Special Armour' range.

It comes in various set-ups, as a cargo truck or ambulance vehicle.

When CMK/Special Hobby attended IMPS Austria's Go Modelling in March 2016 they had some version of this kit reduced -50%.

I got myself three.

Here's the first one finished.

As it is of short-run nature, some fiddling and fettling is neccessary to get everything lined-up.

Cargo are resin items from CMK, my spares box and scratch built tarpaulin (from rubber gloves).

Painted with Gunze/Mr.Hobby acrylics, weathering with artist's oils and pastel chalks.

Windshield wipers and rear view mirror are scratch built from photo etch scraps.

Hope you like this tiny truck!





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Lovely looking build of a lovely looking truck.

I did a conversion of the Tamiya staff car to the truck version many years ago and it still has pride of place In the display cupboard.

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