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Reini78

Bundesheer/Dad´s Jimmy...1/35 GMC CCKW 353 Austrian Army

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This is gonna be my dad´s first 1/35 build since over 20 years. He will try to recreate one of the GMC trucks he drove during his conscript time in the Austrian Army in 1966.

Our Jimmys had steel beds, so the Tamiya kit wasn´t an option. Between the Italeri and the Heller kit, my dad chose the latter one because it includes a canvas for the rear.

 

46952106502_a33fe4f735_b.jpgDSC_0009 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr

 

Here´s my dad back then 🙂

33129199378_8e0b42d5ec_b.jpgScannen0004 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr

 

33129199638_dcf5f8938c_b.jpgScannen0003 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr

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The original molds are from the 70ies, this Italeri boxing is from the 80ies and it is still a nice kit. Fit is very good, molding quality is ok.

46962217412_62f36ff1fc_b.jpgDSC_0003 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr

 

33138795798_be78303c75_b.jpgDSC_0004 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr

 

lots of wheels to paint

33138795378_0c844a81de_b.jpgDSC_0005 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr

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Chassis is more or less done

46135515175_e82514b396_b.jpgDSC_0001 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr

 

46997174292_1bdcec24ce_b.jpgDSC_0002 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr

 

46135510695_f8260219b6_b.jpgDSC_0003 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr

 

cargo bed too

46997170832_3784d5564b_b.jpgDSC_0004 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr

 

the Royal Model resin canvas doesn´t really fit, so my dad tried out the canvas from the Heller kit, some minor trimming and it will fit

40084304123_ce4fcee562_b.jpgDSC_0005 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr

 

46325168714_4037e5f0d6_b.jpgDSC_0006 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr

 

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some more progress

46440564784_1015b01ccd_b.jpgDSC_0001 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr

 

46249828615_03ba8d7427_b.jpgDSC_0002 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr

 

46440563044_6958dc0bf9_b.jpgDSC_0003 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr

 

drilled holes for the distance poles

46249827585_99b7d67771_b.jpgDSC_0004 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr

 

46440561334_2d7165f536_b.jpgDSC_0006 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr

 

 

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After some pause due to other priority projects, my dad finally continues with this.

 

Some scratchbuilding for the Austrian additional number plate and rear lights arrangements, using plastic sheet and spare parts.

32812433247_6092f9b2a7_b.jpgDSC_0003 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr

 

46839423085_ecec3f5262_b.jpgDSC_0004 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr

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Some longer pause, because my dad doesn´t really like to scratchbuild but he had to find a way to do the additional turnsignals on the front fenders.

In the end he used some plastic sheet, clear parts, wire and elastic thread

48008771443_9899e2f825_b.jpgDSC_0006 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr

 

48008764226_5e770fea49_b.jpgDSC_0007 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr

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Started with the decals (Schefczik company, which sadly doesn´t produce them anymore due to health reasons of the owner)

48060570597_fc70d29752_b.jpgDSC_0008 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr

 

scratchbuilding on the rear almost done, used paper copies of the numberplate decals to spare them for other models

48060519508_ffd137a2d7_b.jpgDSC_0007 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr

 

48060473761_e32473178b_b.jpgDSC_0006 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr

 

The old Austrian army trucks carried the wheel chocks on the front fenders, sadly the Italeri kit ones are too small. Had a chock set from Black Dog, but there are no fitting ones and the resin is of poorer quality...tends to break when sanding it.

So my dad keeps the chocks away and has only added the mounts.

48060472431_a4ff412fcb_b.jpgDSC_0010 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr

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Looking good so far. It's good to see a different scheme from the more usual US Army versions.

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Excellent build. Very nice

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