Fargo truck 1940s era

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Richard B.
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Fargo truck 1940s era

Post by Richard B. » 30 Mar 2019, 18:20

can anyone point me towards a 20mm or similar model or toy of one of these?

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"“Sir with the compliments of my officer, your shooting was excellent – you killed four of our men”!
Un-named Traillieur to an artillery officer at R`Fakah, Morocco, Feb. 29th, 1908

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Re: Fargo truck 1940s era

Post by CarlL » 31 Mar 2019, 10:16

This might help Richard. It tells story of a simialr search back in 2016.

http://www.salute.co.uk/blog/a-ww2-truc ... ll-armies/

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Re: Fargo truck 1940s era

Post by CarlL » 31 Mar 2019, 10:20

Richard

Shapeways also may be of interest see https://www.shapeways.com/marketplace/m ... argo+truck

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Richard B.
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Re: Fargo truck 1940s era

Post by Richard B. » 31 Mar 2019, 10:30

CarlL wrote:
31 Mar 2019, 10:16
This might help Richard. It tells story of a simialr search back in 2016.

http://www.salute.co.uk/blog/a-ww2-truc ... ll-armies/

CarlL
The PST model has come up, I`m considering it :D

Ian at Shellhole Scenics tells me he has nearly finished the master for a Dutch truck of a similar design/vintage he has promissed to show pics when complete :D
"“Sir with the compliments of my officer, your shooting was excellent – you killed four of our men”!
Un-named Traillieur to an artillery officer at R`Fakah, Morocco, Feb. 29th, 1908

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Re: Fargo truck 1940s era

Post by Richard B. » 31 Mar 2019, 10:31

CarlL wrote:
31 Mar 2019, 10:20
Richard

Shapeways also may be of interest see https://www.shapeways.com/marketplace/m ... argo+truck

CarlL
I`m not planning to spend that sort of money :o I can get the PST kit for £11 inc postage on Ebay
"“Sir with the compliments of my officer, your shooting was excellent – you killed four of our men”!
Un-named Traillieur to an artillery officer at R`Fakah, Morocco, Feb. 29th, 1908

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Re: Fargo truck 1940s era

Post by CarlL » 31 Mar 2019, 10:50

OK Richard, best turn away your eyes as following suggestion also more pricey that the ebay option, see some "Dodge" look alikes on

http://www.milicast.com/shop/search.php ... rch&page=1

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Re: Fargo truck 1940s era

Post by CarlL » 31 Mar 2019, 10:56

Sadly the cheap and useful range of trucks at http://www.minimi.co.uk doesnt include a lookalike for you Richard; but others may be interested in their other trucks.
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Re: Fargo truck 1940s era

Post by MrCreak » 31 Mar 2019, 11:02

No point looking at Minimi: they're currently not producing (AFAIK they've been moribund for a good while - couple of years or so).
I emailed them about a month ago asking if they had any idea when they'd be up and running again, but so far no reply.
Great pity because they do good stuff at highly affordable prices (despite my personal dislike of moulded-on bases).

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Re: Fargo truck 1940s era

Post by CarlL » 31 Mar 2019, 11:09

Richard,
The tilly hasasimailr nose job to yout Fargo truck and is avai;able from front line as Frontline 20mm (1/72) British Austin Light Utility Car 10HP "Tilly"
see http://www.frontlinewargaming.co.uk/
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But I am not sure if it is one of their models that has ceased production.
But qball on ebay seems to still have a couple at
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Frontline-20 ... 2352908185

Of course it is shorter in length than your lorry so would need converting.
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Re: Fargo truck 1940s era

Post by Richard B. » 31 Mar 2019, 11:25

Cheers Carl :D

Didn`t even bother looking at Milicast as I want to hack the truck about anyway - no fucking way I would do that to one of his models :lol: :lol: :lol:

Minimi are a dead thing unfortunately, Hobbyden do a similar Dodge in resin BUT anycase I want an open cab for the planned build (I could use complete closed one at a pinch) but prefer to do a correct model in this case. :ugeek:

The Austin/Morris Tilly is an interesting option, but again a solid cab (Raventhorpe do a white metal Chevy which may also do at a pinch) :D

Thank you all for the input much appreciated :D
"“Sir with the compliments of my officer, your shooting was excellent – you killed four of our men”!
Un-named Traillieur to an artillery officer at R`Fakah, Morocco, Feb. 29th, 1908

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