1/72 Academy WC54 3/4 Ton Ambulance Truck

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  1. wingnutz

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    Here's a project that I really enjoyed putting together. It's one of those ever present vehicles in WW2 movies parked on camp or along the roadside.

    The details were already fantastic for this scale, as it even came with a detailed chassis, engine, suspension and transmission. I decided to modify the kit a bit with a few touches;

    1) Added windshield wipers from stretched sprue;
    2) Turned the front wheels to have a more dynamic stance;
    3) Clipped the door windows and left the quarter-windows open;

    Paints with Mr Hobby acrylics and weathering with Mr Hobby weathering pastels, and then finished with a Mr Hobby Super Clear (Flat) coat.

    Decals were from the original kit, which proved a bit difficult to pat down for the rear doors with all the raised door handle details. This was remedied with some coaxing with Mr Hobby Mr Mark Setter and Softener.

    The grime and muddy effect is just a blast to do with those pastels.

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    More pix here...
     
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    Nice one!
     
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    Very nice work...
     
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    Nicely done!
     
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    Good job Mate. :)
     
  7. wingnutz

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    thanks folks...

    this is another good accompaniment for by 1/72 aircraft builds...
     
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    Very nice!
     
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    thanks again folks...
     
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    Lordy, that's a 1/72nd? That's a beauty man.
     
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    thanks again folks, gotta love 'em pastels sir...
     
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    Great looking truck. :) I know a local fellow that owns one just like it. We have a group here in Colorado that collects old military vehicles. I have a Styr Puch Pinzgauer myself.
     
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