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Re: Fargo truck 1940s era

Post by sandsmodels » 31 Mar 2019, 15:11

you could use a gmc cab and a matchbox lrdg front end & chassis
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Re: Fargo truck 1940s era

Post by Richard B. » 31 Mar 2019, 16:24

sandsmodels wrote:
31 Mar 2019, 15:11
you could use a gmc cab and a matchbox lrdg front end & chassis
The GMC front end looks too angular to my eye, need to be more rounded?

To be honest I got so desperate I was going to use an Opel Blitz cab and fudge it :D
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Re: Fargo truck 1940s era

Post by David Reasoner » 31 Mar 2019, 18:10

Might be a bit extreme just to get a suitable cab, but the Wespe/Retrokit Dodge "Tanake" armored car kit has a hollow cast Dodge cab that is pretty much an exact match for what you want.

https://www.wespemodels.com/military_mo ... e_wes_r023

Oddly enough, most other "Tanake" models on the market actually have cabs based on a Chevy rather than Dodge, if you look very closely at the radiator grill designs.

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Re: Fargo truck 1940s era

Post by Richard B. » 31 Mar 2019, 20:02

David Reasoner wrote:
31 Mar 2019, 18:10
Might be a bit extreme just to get a suitable cab, but the Wespe/Retrokit Dodge "Tanake" armored car kit has a hollow cast Dodge cab that is pretty much an exact match for what you want.

https://www.wespemodels.com/military_mo ... e_wes_r023

Oddly enough, most other "Tanake" models on the market actually have cabs based on a Chevy rather than Dodge, if you look very closely at the radiator grill designs.

David
I have a long term plan to build a Tanake with a White TBC turret - just for fun based on a photo :D
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Re: Fargo truck 1940s era

Post by sandsmodels » 01 Apr 2019, 08:35

Richard B. wrote:
31 Mar 2019, 16:24
sandsmodels wrote:
31 Mar 2019, 15:11
you could use a gmc cab and a matchbox lrdg front end & chassis
The GMC front end looks too angular to my eye, need to be more rounded?

To be honest I got so desperate I was going to use an Opel Blitz cab and fudge it :D
richard
i meant the cab not the bonnet and grill :D
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Re: Fargo truck 1940s era

Post by Richard B. » 01 Apr 2019, 09:34

Further to this discussion Ian Clunie of Shellhole Scenics posted these WIP photos on FB

Belgium made Chevy as supplied to the Dutch & Belgium army, many found their way to the S.C.W also used by Germany & I.J.A,

When ready the cost will be about £8.50 for the GS, a little more for the office body

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Re: Fargo truck 1940s era

Post by sandsmodels » 01 Apr 2019, 15:00

nice
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Re: Fargo truck 1940s era

Post by Richard B. » 01 Apr 2019, 16:05

sandsmodels wrote:
01 Apr 2019, 15:00
nice
I thought so, pre-ordered two :D

Ian replied he thought I was done buying wargames stuff, but is happy to take my money :lol: :lol:
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Re: Fargo truck 1940s era

Post by CarlL » 01 Apr 2019, 19:22

Lovely work at Shellhole.
Problem solved.
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Re: Fargo truck 1940s era

Post by granty101 » 04 Apr 2019, 15:24

CarlL wrote:
31 Mar 2019, 11:09

Of course it is shorter in length than your lorry so would need converting.
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Carl, the 'Tilly' is nowhere near the size of a Dodge truck, so would be useless my friend.

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