2016. október 16., vasárnap

Alcan Highway builder: 1/35 ICM Studebaker US6 with field made bolster trailer.





I really like the Studeker kit of ICM. This is my second run, a converted truck, again. Made from only 2 period photograps, found on internet. The truck is a late 6x6 version, the same what ICM producing. The Stu is modified by the workers to haul extra long load. I believe the bolster trailer made from the chassis of a scrapped truck. (There were many, because the extremely bad road conditions.) A field-made "swivel thing" was fitted on the cargobed of the truck. A very simply and fast way to make a bolster truck.
I made a radiator grill cover from putty, and tryed to make the visible demages on the front fender and bumper. Chained wheels are from Tank Workshop the grill is from Limes Model (http://www.limesmodel.hu/). I have added some more details: tools, oil and fuel cans to a wood box behind the cab.
Later I found another interesting picture about this Stu on the icy road of Alaska. It looks its cargo-bed had been removed.

Opel Kadet and Olympia cars. Nicely restored to WW2 look.










2016. szeptember 19., hétfő

Yeah! I became a fighting vehicle owner! 1938 Opel Kadet Der Kleine Panzer!


Today is a perfect day, an old dream came thru, I found a wartime vehicle!!! Kübels and Jeeps are crazy expensive novadays, so I hunted for an Opel of the era since some years. Jeeps are so cold because no roof, and they drink a lot of fuel, so a little Opel is the possible way for me. Now I found the perfect project! Not immaculate, but the bodywork nearly done. Many parts missing, but the most important pieces are there (driving components, seats, etc...) Yes, my plan is not a show restration, but a fighting vehicle, with some dings and scratches on the 3-tone camo! Now I giong to hunt for period photograps of camuflaged examples and for the missing parts...










2016. szeptember 16., péntek

ICM Opel Kapitan 1/35





I choosen this grey one as it is a rare sunroofed version. I could not find more info about the "faltdach", so I used my memory about a Webasto VW sunroof made in late '40s. Webasto used wood-rails, and 2-3 fold depending on the lenght of the hole. So this car is a bit for fantasy category, but hope it is not so faar from the reality. I will paint it grey, as on the period picture.
As usually happens, I found another picture later (in a book at home...), what is more interesting... Its sunroof is a field modification maybe?
Moreover, an other two door sunroofed sedan.  With a great camo naturally...
Now I keep my original plan, so finish my Kapitan in grey with a bit more of personal stuff on it.


2015. november 24., kedd

AFV Club M10

Not really like to build tanks novadays, but this model was started when it was a news from AFV Club. I spent a lot of time with the building, so don't want to waist it. Now I added the stowage, but still missing a lot of details. Will finish it on a nice day hopefully.

A nice little collection of WW2 German vehicles in Germany.

We had to pick up a Schwimm body in Germany. The place waited us with some surprises, like nicely restored wartime VWs, Steyr RSOs in "as found" condition and a beautiful Stoewer Kübelsitzwagen. When I seen the huge grey car for first, I turned back to a child immediately... A truly fantastic car!