WWII in 1:87 WIP

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billk
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WWII in 1:87 WIP

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I'll use this thread to post images of my WWII work-in-progress.
Equipment is typically 1:87 and figures are 20mm.
Here we go...

Just completed Fidelis Models resin M3 GMCs...
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and an Alsacast resin M3 Scout Car and Roco Dodge Command Car.
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Roco M10s still needing some seam sealing and priming.
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Roco Pzkfw IIIs (horribly inaccurate model but I have too many to re-invest in newer resin alternatives) still awaiting seam sealing and priming.
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Militarizing of civilian die cast trucks from Interntional Hobby Corporation. Not sure how they will end up. For reference, these trucks run slightly big for true 1:87 HO Scale - I would guess 1:84-85th-ish; so they work well for medium military trucks and are suitable as light trucks in 20mm.
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Two of the same IHC civilian die casts, replaced wheels and details added, previously pressed into service with my DAK.
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more to follow...
David Reasoner
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Re: WWII in 1:87 WIP

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Very nice work on the American vehicles. The IHC diecasts are intriguing, as they might pass for Italian Fiat 15ter light trucks if one squints hard enough. Although a pre-WW1 design, a fair number seemed to have survived into WW2. From 1924-31 they were also license-built in the Soviet Union by AMO (later ZiS, and still later ZIL) as the F-15.

David
Richard B.
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Re: WWII in 1:87 WIP

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The colour on those US vehicles is excellent :D

As it happens I have 2 GMC75s on the table to do next myself :)
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CarlL
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Re: WWII in 1:87 WIP

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You are a busy person, Bilk!!

The IHC civilian diecasts are fun.

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billk
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Re: WWII in 1:87 WIP

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David, I'll leave the very fine technical details to you experts! As much as I love history, gaming, modeling, and all those interests encompass, I live by the mantra that these are war "games" and give myself a little leeway when approaching such things. As long as I keep my Panthers out of the Pacific, my M3 Lee/Grants out of Finland, and, well, you get the point. :lol: :D
billk
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Re: WWII in 1:87 WIP

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:idea: :arrow: Someone asked about the brownish colored material on the M10s... cutup tea bags (ya know we didn't throw all things having to do with tea into Boston harbor). I like the various materials used to make tea bags, some a more open fabric than others, because I find they are flexible, thin and easy to cut, and can be folded and layered quite nicely, once saturated with super or white glue they are very durable; plus they typically have a good finish once primed. my two cents worth.
Richard B.
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Re: WWII in 1:87 WIP

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billk wrote: 24 Feb 2021, 14:10 :idea: :arrow: Someone asked about the brownish colored material on the M10s... cutup tea bags (ya know we didn't throw all things having to do with tea into Boston harbor). I like the various materials used to make tea bags, some a more open fabric than others, because I find they are flexible, thin and easy to cut, and can be folded and layered quite nicely, once saturated with super or white glue they are very durable; plus they typically have a good finish once primed. my two cents worth.
I`ve used pieces of my wife`s old stockings as camo net before now :)
"“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
billk
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Re: more WWII in 1:87 WIP

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Okay, after dissing the Roco Pzkfw III it seems only fair that I show what can be done with that little monster. These are not recent WIP but are part of the force.

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Richard B.
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I like the faded camo on the Europian one :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
billk
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Re: WWII in 1:87 WIP

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While working on the Fidelis M3 GMCs, I found myself looking at a couple of unfinished Roco American halftracks and a tube of Green Stuff. Decided I needed some vehicles with the canvas tops rolled back/forward. Out came the hobby saw, the standard tops were cut, green stuff added. Still awaiting final detailing and weathering.

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and then I decided I needed to have a couple of trailers since I have only one. So...
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