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IBG: Chevrolet C30A
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Posted: Tuesday, September 04, 2018 - 11:28 AM UTC


Chevrolet C30A build review by Matthew Lenton.

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Posted: Saturday, October 06, 2018 - 06:23 AM UTC
Matthew,

Another very fine review of what appears to be a very nicely detailed kit (and truck?). Somehow I have seemed to have missed an announcement about this review in the "Armor/AFV" forum and therefore my tardy viewing of the review. I positively like the way IBG have handled the option of giving you a choice for a covered or uncovered cargo area with it's support framework visible. My thanks to you and Armorama for providing reviews of this kind.

Cheers,
--Jan
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Posted: Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 10:33 AM UTC
Jan, thank you for your kind comments on the review. Yes, this truck was quite a pleasure to build as it is relatively simple, particularly if using the tarpaulin option. The uncovered option may well prove more difficult, and in a way perhaps I should have attempted it as part of the review, as I suspect the roof supports may be quite hard to clean up without breakage. Please see my review of the related kit, the C15TA, where I had to replace the tarp supports with wire. Not sure if you also missed that review , one in which the model was finished fully painted.

Anyone interested in this kit may also be interested to know that CMK make replacement wheels of more authentic war time patterns (two choices of tread patterns available), rather than the post war type tyres with which IBG have unfortunately furnished all of their Chevrolet truck variants.

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Posted: Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 03:23 AM UTC

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... The uncovered option may well prove more difficult, and in a way perhaps I should have attempted it as part of the review, as I suspect the roof supports may be quite hard to clean up without breakage...



Obviously the review announcement process has changed as I don't recall seeing the C15TA in the Armor/AFV forum. I can fully appreciate that the uncovered truck option might prove a problem for some limited skill builders and that in preparing a review one doesn't need to always take the more involved option as long as its possibility is noted by the reviewer. I perhaps might be addled enough to attempt to build the uncovered option as I find it quite unique and have had experience with dealing with fine and delicate parts cleanup. I good case in point would be when I built an Sd.Kfz. 261 a few years back. The antennae system on that vehicle was just barely short of brutal.

SdKfz-261-2 by Jan Etal, on Flickr

SdKfz-261-5 by Jan Etal, on Flickr

Isn't it positively amazing how manufacturers can locate parts attachment points at the most problematic locations.

I'll check out the C15TA review shortly.

Cheers,
--Jan