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KoSprueOne
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Posted: Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 09:24 AM UTC
The M1008 CUCV progress with painted detail parts of the cab interior.

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KoSprueOne
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Posted: Monday, June 12, 2017 - 07:14 AM UTC
After a slight debacle, the grille is installed.






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Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 04:14 AM UTC

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CALLSIGN: supplyssg

Hello KoSprueOne

Yes, the old Dodge M880 series were bears to steer, especially when they were locked in 4x4 drive. You needed to be careful when in rough terrain when making hard turns as the steering wheels tended to whip violently out of your hands if the front wheels became locked in ruts. I had my thumbs jammed/sprained many a time by the steering wheel cross member when not paying particular attention to the terrain. I recall one of my young soldiers having his thumb fractured, requiring a splint, and placed on light duty for the remainder of the training exercise!

As mentioned above, we thought of the Chevy's as luxury vehicles with their power steering and enjoyed being able to steer one handed

I was able to locate a few photos of one of my old M1008's. I'm not sure of their quality as these are digital photos of old glossy pictures that I still had kicking around.

These were photographed in the early 90's sometime shortly after "Desert Storm" hence the Desert Yellow on the one, which happened to be my vehicle.

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The interior of these vehicles were nothing fancy being mostly generic stock/commercial Chevy truck interiors otherwise, clad in brown vinyl and plastics. The only military item I recall is the addition of the standard U.S. 3-toggle night vision light controls being installed on the dash. Also a note: these vehicles were almost always driven with windows down, with the obvious exception of inclement weather, so the interiors were always well coated in dust, especially on top of the dash!

I'm looking forward to following your build! I'm going to have to consider adding this kit to my stash. It's too bad it didn't come with the frame and vinyl bed cover as they were almost always present on this particular vehicle. Oh well, sounds like a scratch build project

I would have loved to enter this campaign with my civilian Opel Blitz, but I have it entered under the "1939 Poland" campaign.

Hope I could be of some help to your build!



Hi, supplyssg,
Did the M1008 have a spare tire under the bed in front of the rear bumper? Did they even carry a spare tire? Thanks!




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Posted: Monday, June 19, 2017 - 12:53 PM UTC
Progress update of my entry, pickup with ZU-23-2.



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Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 05:39 AM UTC
eMan, diggin' it man




eMan
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Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017 - 12:41 PM UTC
More update pics.



ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 07:28 PM UTC
Finally, ready for my entry, a 1917 Ford Model T Ambulance...



Work begins with the chassis...should be a pretty fast build, as the fit so far is perfect... But, the steering in not operable...




More very soon....
eMan
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Posted: Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 01:24 PM UTC
My pickup almost done, finished pics will post tomorrow.


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Posted: Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 06:50 PM UTC
Looks very good, Lap man!
eMan
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Posted: Friday, June 30, 2017 - 11:59 AM UTC
Pickup w/ZU-23-2 finished.



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Posted: Friday, June 30, 2017 - 06:46 PM UTC
Cool truck, E-Man, amazing that thing isn't a tail-sitter!
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Posted: Monday, July 03, 2017 - 01:01 AM UTC
More work on the Model-T...




...and this puppy is nearing the finish line...
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Posted: Sunday, July 09, 2017 - 07:16 AM UTC
As a spur to make me finish this I'll post a starting pic....

Been hanging around for some time now
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Posted: Monday, July 10, 2017 - 01:49 AM UTC

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I have my T3 kit. Initial impression is very nice. The interior will need some backdating. My version did not have any headrests and I think there was a bulkhead between the front passenger seats and the rear seats.

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Does anyone know what this color might be and what paint might be a close match? The Takom instructions call for NATO Green but that's far to light for what's in this picture.I was thinking maybe a 'Gelb-olive'?



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Posted: Monday, July 10, 2017 - 02:29 AM UTC
Olive-grey is my guess...
KoSprueOne
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Posted: Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 09:37 PM UTC
The reason for Takom calling it Nato Green is that the Takom box art looks like the "Syncro" T3 taken right out of Tankograd, No 7001, "The Vehicles of the Modern German Army in Afghanistan". That one looks like either Nato Green or Medium Green FS34102.

I guess that didn't really answer your question though. I'd go with what, ClaytonFromEllijay, said.




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Posted: Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 11:42 PM UTC
Thanks for the ideas and input. Going to experiment with Humbrol 75, 155 and 30 and Tamiya XF51. I know that Revell makes a grey-olive and yellow olive but those are very hard to come by here.
KoSprueOne
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Posted: Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 11:59 PM UTC
My other Tankograd pub pictures the ones on bases in Germany in that Olive Gray/Green you have.

I tried to color correct your image by taking out some of the yellow to see the color a little more true. I hope that's cool.






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Posted: Monday, July 17, 2017 - 08:32 PM UTC
A bit more on the Ambulance, should be wrapped up this weekend...


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Posted: Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 12:28 AM UTC

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My other Tankograd pub pictures the ones on bases in Germany in that Olive Gray/Green you have.

I tried to color correct your image by taking out some of the yellow to see the color a little more true. I hope that's cool.



Looks good. I think I'm going with Vallejo Gelb-Oliv. It's pretty close. Much work still to do and times running out.



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Posted: Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 02:50 AM UTC
A few in progress pics. I have a few interior photos and the parts here approximate what's in the photos. There was a bulkhead that separated the driver from the rear passenger seats and none of the seats had headrests. The main kit body is bit warped but the fit overall has been quite good. Vallejo Gelb-Oliv is the color used for the interior not covered with trim.









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Posted: Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 12:17 AM UTC
A bit more progress on the interior as time runs out



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Posted: Friday, July 21, 2017 - 03:04 AM UTC
Sorry to say but I'm out. The body shell is so warped and throws everything else out of alignment. The interior body panels won't line up and that in turn makes the windows not fit without large gaps. Pretty disappointed right now. May try to strip it down and go at it another way at a later date.
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Friday, July 21, 2017 - 06:37 PM UTC
Seems to me it was a nutso idea for the manufacturer to try to mold that flimsy body in one piece, so you were handicapped from the start there, Chris...
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Posted: Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 08:44 AM UTC
Sorry to see the VW bus stall, it was looking good.
Progress on the Admiral



For ease of painting i'm not following the instructions, so the whole body is one piece.



And as the deadline is looming, paint is on:








At the moment it's still a civilian, the Herr Doktor's pride and joy. It's also still in sub-assemblies and I'm really hoping the roof reaches the windscreen surround when it finally gets glued