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Re: Fargo truck 1940s era

Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 3:11 pm
by sandsmodels
you could use a gmc cab and a matchbox lrdg front end & chassis

Re: Fargo truck 1940s era

Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 4:24 pm
by Richard B.
sandsmodels wrote:
Sun Mar 31, 2019 3:11 pm
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

Re: Fargo truck 1940s era

Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:10 pm
by David Reasoner
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

Re: Fargo truck 1940s era

Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:02 pm
by Richard B.
David Reasoner wrote:
Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:10 pm
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

Re: Fargo truck 1940s era

Posted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:35 am
by sandsmodels
Richard B. wrote:
Sun Mar 31, 2019 4:24 pm
sandsmodels wrote:
Sun Mar 31, 2019 3:11 pm
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
shaun

Re: Fargo truck 1940s era

Posted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:34 am
by Richard B.
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

Image
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Re: Fargo truck 1940s era

Posted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:00 pm
by sandsmodels
nice

Re: Fargo truck 1940s era

Posted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:05 pm
by Richard B.
sandsmodels wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:00 pm
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:

Re: Fargo truck 1940s era

Posted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:22 pm
by CarlL
Lovely work at Shellhole.
Problem solved.
CarlL

Re: Fargo truck 1940s era

Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:24 pm
by granty101
CarlL wrote:
Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:09 am

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

Grant