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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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It's really frustrating when you get resin parts that are so bad that you might as well have scratch built.

The good news though, is that your finished result looks superb.  Top job :thumbsup2:

 

Cheers

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Nice model build.

 

But if Black Dog actually mean it as a CJ2A (rather than a converted surplus MB) they should have given parts for no tool indents by the driver, a driver side fuel filler, bug eye headlamps, different grille and maybe the side mounted spare?

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And lots of those bits were there, in bits or badly cast. The new grille was several pieces of resin. Believe me, I made the best of what I had. This was the prototype.

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