361st Fighter Group Willys Jeep, Bottisham, May 1944.

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  1. Airframes

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    I've had a short break from the GB models over the weekend, and completed this neat little kit.
    This is the Hasegawa 1/48th scale 'Follow Me' Jeep, built OOB, but omitting the radio, pioneer tools and 'jerry' can. The latter has been replaced by a scratch-built rack and retaining strap, and foil strips have been fitted where the support straps for the tools would go.
    The model will be 'set dressing' for a P51 diorama I've been dabbling with, off and on, for about two years now, and I should have some photos of the completed diorama soon. I noticed I'd dislodged the canopy and support stays whilst taking the photos, and this will be corrected, and some finishing touches added, once the model is placed on the base board.
    The tyres, and some other areas of the model, have a 'wet' look, as the vehicle will be posed having just driven through some puddles after a rain shower, which were heavy and regular at that time. Sorry some of the pics lack depth of field - hadn't checked my settings!!
     

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    Wow Terry! The windows grime is spot on. Great work!
     
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    Thanks H. it's a very nice little kit, with full engine and transmission detail too - even the leaf springs are the correct pattern!
     
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    What size is this? 1/32?
     
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    1/48 Hasegawa kit Chris
     
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    That really looks like a fun one. Did you spray or use the brush?
     
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    Knowing Terry, it was the brush. Hes our secretary of the Committee to Abolish Air Brushes. :)
     
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    Top notch old chap, top notch!
     
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    Neat little jeep Terry and all in a weekend. It'd take me a week minimum.

    :hotsun: :hotsun:
     
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    Top stuff terry, looks great mate!:D
     
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    Thanks very much guys. Chris, it was part airbrushed, part brush painted. I started with the airbrush, then the paint wouldn't dry properly. So, when it eventually did dry, I gave a second coat with a paint brush. All the small areas and weathering are, of course, done by paint brush.
     
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    Good one.
     
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    Thanks Sys.
     
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    Very nice,
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    Really nice Terry. I built a Bandai 1/48th back in my first go around. They add a lot to the flightline. Don't know if I could do one in a weekend though.
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    Thanks guys.
     
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    Very nice. Look forward to the diorama. That's physically a small model isn't it. You wouldn't know it by the pics. I was hoping for some aft shots though. :toothy5:
     
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    Nice job Terry! I came close to buying one of the real things a few years back but my wife would have killed me.
     
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