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Tonka84

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I'm hoping the two links I have posted work as it's my first time using drop box and the first time I have posted in a long time as just getting my feet wet again after a couple of years out....can anyone identify for me the RAF Naafi vehicle in the pictures and if there is a 48th scale equivalent out there or something that can be converted? 

 

https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fi/s8a93liouk3l087p83pm8/Screenshot_20230731-081101_Chrome.jpg?rlkey=tijy4zcu25qyu0x2e51bhdb1a&dl=0

 

https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fi/sjaliiz518lrle6lehndo/large_000000_261493896784577.jpg?rlkey=h1xgtmz825fbiwnhxg3x1j4zx&dl=0

 

Many thanks 

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I'm thinking it's a1942 model G8T Ford 1.5 ton from the shape of the front wings visible in the 2nd linked photo.  Ride height says 4x2 rather than the M-H 4x4 conversion.

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Nothing available in 1/35 or 1/48.  PST do  - or did - a few kits with the right cab in 1/72.  But these seem to be hard to find.  Milicast do one too, but it's £25.

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I found some photos of a salvation army naafi on what was believed to be a chevvy body....either way we are thinking american with that style cab? 

 

I have a mk v spit that I would love to pair up with a possible naafi based on those pics. 

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1 hour ago, Don149 said:

Also could be a Dodge .

You can just make out the sidelights on the top corners of the Ford front wings too.  Dodge headlamps were faired-in differently.  More like individual pods, similar to Chevrolet.  This one is a Chevy, and clearly a commercial model rather than military.

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Here are 2 other desert vehicles with a different body to yours on 1941 Ford chassis.

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There is a whole thread on Welfare Vehicles on MLU here: http://www.mapleleafup.net/forums/showthread.php?t=29168  Yours isn't on there.  I've found your first image on Facebook captioned as an Austin K2, which it most certainly is not.

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Slightly different view of the one with 601 Sqn

 

601squadron.com/men-of-601-squadron/a-through-e/brown-harold/

 

It's about a third of the way down the page. I don't think it adds anything, but lower down there's what appears to be a photo from inside the van looking towards the Spitfire.

 

Cheers

 

Phil

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Note single rear wheel not duals.  You asked if there was a 1/48 equivalent.  Here is a 1/48th Ford cab I cross kitted which would at least give you the cab and chassis.  The cab is Tamiya GMC, the front mudguards are Tamiya US Staff car and the chassis is a Tamiya Blitz truck or alternatively you could use the Hasegawa Isuzu chassis.

 

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4 hours ago, Phil Evans said:

Slightly different view of the one with 601 Sqn

 

601squadron.com/men-of-601-squadron/a-through-e/brown-harold/

 

It's about a third of the way down the page. I don't think it adds anything, but lower down there's what appears to be a photo from inside the van looking towards the Spitfire.

 

Cheers

 

Phil

Brilliant reference piece that....love the individual stories that make up the complete picture.

 

https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fi/hlc4j9xz0s1kxynlf6p3w/image10.jpg?rlkey=788ih3a290312lblipn9heq8u&dl=0

 

This picture is amazing, love the spit in the background taking off. 

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1 hour ago, dcrfan said:

Note single rear wheel not duals.  You asked if there was a 1/48 equivalent.  Here is a 1/48th Ford cab I cross kitted which would at least give you the cab and chassis.  The cab is Tamiya GMC, the front mudguards are Tamiya US Staff car and the chassis is a Tamiya Blitz truck or alternatively you could use the Hasegawa Isuzu chassis.

 

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Brilliant kitbashing there, love it!....I have a tamiya staff car half built. I'll have to look into the GMC. 

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18 hours ago, Tonka84 said:

Now that is interesting, love the caunter scheme option......if it was only in 48th but I may have to get one of these anyway 😲

 

Sorry, is that more expense 

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