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billk
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Re: WWII in 1:87 WIP

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Thanks Richard.
billk
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Re: WWII in 1:87 WIP

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Well, real life has been intruding on more relaxing pastimes.
I've gotten some primer on a few of the vehicles, and one has been basecoated.
Hopefully, more to follow soon. Hopefully.

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CarlL
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Re: WWII in 1:87 WIP

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That lot should keep you busy, Bilk.
All best
CarlL
billk
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Re: WWII in 1:87 WIP

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!!PRODUCTION LINE INTERRUPTION!!

Our wargaming pal, David Reasoner, sent me some 1/87 vehicles that were excess to his collection: no doubt superceded by 20mm items. Nice pieces I did not have so they jumped work already in the que. After some new paint, decals, and weathering here they are...

a pair of resin Magnusen Models 1941 Ford Pickups -
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and a metal Wheel Works 1934 Ford Panel Van done up in civilian paint so it can fill various roles -
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now back to our regualrly scheduled programming.
A pair of Stewarts Models resin Stugs -
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My apologies for the less than stellar photos. Thanks for looking.
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David Reasoner
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Re: WWII in 1:87 WIP

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You've made a huge improvement in the appearance of those old 1/87 scale Fords.

David
CarlL
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Re: WWII in 1:87 WIP

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Good work Bilk.
CarlL
billk
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Re: WWII in 1:87 WIP

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Thanks for the encouraging comments.
David, the pickups are really nice castings, thanks again for the reinforcements.
Did Magnusen do any other kits suitable for wargaming purposes?
David Reasoner
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billk wrote: 16 May 2021, 16:28 David, the pickups are really nice castings, thanks again for the reinforcements.
Did Magnusen do any other kits suitable for wargaming purposes?
IIRC, the 1941 Ford pickups were all I ever bought from them. They were a special sale item in the monthly Walthers model railroad sales flyer about 30 years ago. Walthers doesn't seem to carry them any more (they may be OOP), but I found a 5-page listing of their buildings and vehicles on this website:

https://www.trainz.com/collections/magnuson-models

It includes both HO and N scale stuff covering from the 1930's to the 1980's time periods. There are a few other wartime cars, trucks, and vans listed. You may be able to find some of them on eBay.

David
billk
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Re: WWII in 1:87 WIP

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Time and painting mojo worked in my favor the past couple weeks.
First is the trio of plastic Roco Pzkw IIIs...

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next is the resin Heisers Models observation halftrack, a plastic Wiking Opel Blitz radio-staff van, and a die cast metal toy conversion... its a Hasbro Titantium Series Indiana Jones Truck pressed into service as a psuedo-Einheits. This kit runs about 1/89 but what the heck.

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CarlL
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Bilk,
I like your desert vehicles with red-brown splashes, and the dry brush on your covered wagon.
CarlL
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