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Something I’ve wanted to do for a while, a “civvy” jeep converted to a small town fire truck. Using the Tamiya jeep & Black Dog conversion.

 

51677007501_cbc327e123.jpgCJ2A 2 by phil da greek, on Flickr

51677007466_87e076a0d0.jpgCJ2A 1 by phil da greek, on Flickr
 

The Tamiya kit is superb, almost snap fit no glue needed. The Black Dog set is, well, disappointing. Lots of snapped parts, rough casting & air bubbles where you don’t need them.

 

51697714906_85e027dae5.jpgCJ2A 4 by phil da greek, on Flickr
51718104415_48b8e2c96c.jpgCJ2A 11 by phil da greek, on Flickr

 

in the next couple of photos the dark green is Tamiya, the light grey is Black Dog resin & the white is plastic card that should be light grey resin.

 

51717237321_5e712d40d6.jpgCJ2A 8 by phil da greek, on Flickr
51717891944_d84e79cd7f.jpgCJ2A 9 by phil da greek, on Flickr

 

You get the idea, a fairly straightforward conversion became a bit of a chew, the resin ladder was so rotten that even after filling, sanding, glueing & painting I felt it necessary to hide it.

Here’s the finished piece, the ladder rack ended up not square but I was past caring at that point.

 

51819691121_26103720a2.jpgCJ2A 14 by phil da greek, on Flickr
51818744492_78d4253e3b.jpgCJ2A  17 by phil da greek, on Flickr

51818744487_15fc1c7cff.jpgCJ2A 21 by phil da greek, on Flickr
51819691111_62070620d3.jpgCJ2A 15 by phil da greek, on Flickr

51818744477_dd28cc4f6f.jpgCJ2A 20 by phil da greek, on Flickr
51820036129_d851cb00d2.jpgCJ2A 18 by phil da greek, on Flickr

51820036089_4960d704a3.jpgCJ2A 19 by phil da greek, on Flickr
51820036064_e315cc9203.jpgCJ2A 16 by phil da greek, on Flickr


There we are, not my best but it’s on the shelf, a project I may revisit one day.

Thanks for looking.

 

 

 

 

 

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Very cool.  It reminds me of my Dodge that I converted into a wilderness fire and rescue vehicle.

 

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I have a scheme to make a series of Department of Public Works vehicles from WW2/Korea era vehicles--snow plows, dump trucks, etc...

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