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goofmuilwijk
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Posted: Monday, October 09, 2017 - 01:50 AM UTC
Thanks Peter. I haven't seen Chuckles around either so i thought i'd post the question to see how the response would be. Not making the starting pictures was an honest mistake. Cheating by posting a picture of another new jeep kit isn't really my thing
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Posted: Monday, October 09, 2017 - 01:52 AM UTC
I sure hope Christian is okay.

Goof, I kinda' like your concept, and since the Jeep retains its center stage status, I'm good with it.

—mike
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Posted: Monday, October 09, 2017 - 11:54 AM UTC

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How does everyone else feel?



I accept and to be honest all of us do make mistakes sometimes
cheers,
Zsolt
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 04:17 AM UTC
I have no problems with it!
petbat
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Posted: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 02:29 PM UTC

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Cheating by posting a picture of another new jeep kit isn't really my thing



There are NO degrees of honesty

Besides, my Dutch grandmother would roll in her grave and come haunt me if I didn't let you in anyway.

Welcome aboard... or is that Welkom?
goofmuilwijk
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Posted: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 12:30 AM UTC
Thanks for the support guys, i appreciate it

And Peter: thanks for the welcome which is indeed "welkom"!
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Posted: Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 01:51 AM UTC
Almost done. Decals went on just a bit ago. Shine is Future which will get dulled up with a flat coat. After that, it's just a matter of dusting 'er up.



Mike
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Posted: Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 05:15 AM UTC
Hi all

Finally cracking the seal on my Kubelwagen 82







Ramanathan
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Posted: Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 12:17 PM UTC
Hello guys,
@Mike: lovely Beetle! Grats!
@Linus: You will like this kit. Perfect fit and nice details. I'm just looking around in local hobby shops to get that engine set. Do you have any idea what camo scheme to apply?
cheers,
Zsolt
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Posted: Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 01:22 PM UTC
What shine Mike?

Well you are closer to the finish line than me. Still working on the GPA, but not a lot worth seeing yet. Had remove some of the Voyager interior and remodify it to be accurate. Bracing struts too long, etc. Hopefully pics this weekend.

Nice to see a dio theme Linus. Are you doing the mechanic as well, or just the engine?


petbat
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Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017 - 01:13 PM UTC
Okay, where I am up to:
Shortened the Voyager braces on the inside hull walls to fit them where they should be. This way everything else starts to fit correctly like the bilge pipe also scratch built from styrene.

Added actuator arm for vent and handles using wire. Added frame and Magic Sculpt seats to rear. Tamiya gives you a very wide ironing board for this and it does not fit with the Voyager etch added anyway! My research indicates the seats were 3 separate pieces also used as life preservers in an emergency.

Also scratch built all the gear levers using brass rod. Tamiya does the paired ones with D shaped profile shafts (Flat on one side) instead of the correct round shape. Leather boots again from Magic Sculpt.



Also done some work on the fore deck. Added the missing stiffening to the hatch cover from stretched sprue. This is a pressed steel piece in the original and the criss cross keeps the hatch firm and flat.



Lastly, the scratch built front seats with Voyager etch mounts. The Tamiya ones look little like the real thing. Also tried the press with pen routine in the trim vane. Jury is still out on that.

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Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017 - 02:10 PM UTC
Nice work, Peter!
I also like the shine of brass Pimped up the Tamiya engine set a little just to achieve a look that is even closer to the real engine bay. Some brass parts (on the side wall) are from the Aber set but all the wires came from my stash. Some more things (tool box, etc) to complete the engine compartment and then moving on with the Kübelwagen itself
cheers,
Zsolt

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Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017 - 03:24 PM UTC
nice
69mudbone
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Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017 - 06:12 PM UTC

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On one of my Google search outings, I stumbled upon the image below, and decided to go with something close to that driver position — still need to move the left arm down just a bit.

Figure is from the MiniArt 'US Jeep Crew and MP' set with replacement Hornet head and hands.

Trivia question , can you identify the passengers...
Cheers!🍺
—mike

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Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 12:17 AM UTC

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On one of my Google search outings, I stumbled upon the image below, and decided to go with something close to that driver position — still need to move the left arm down just a bit.

Figure is from the MiniArt 'US Jeep Crew and MP' set with replacement Hornet head and hands.


Trivia question , can you identify the passengers...
Cheers!🍺
—mike





For some reason your tagged pics didn't show up in your post Ken. These are Mike's pics you referred to

petbat
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Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 12:22 AM UTC
Looing good Zsolt. The extra detail does add to the look.
69mudbone
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Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 01:04 AM UTC
Peter, I screwed up post , I had a trivia question from Mike's pics , can you identify passengers.?
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Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 03:16 AM UTC

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I had a trivia question from Mike's pics , can you identify passengers.?


"Ooh, Ooh Ooh Ooh, Ooh Ooh Ooh ... I got it, I got it!!!" ...
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Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 10:08 AM UTC
Marshall and Clark.

And I should be starting on my UAZ soon.
justsendit
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Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 12:11 AM UTC
@ Bluestab. ... Correctamundo! 👍 🎉🍺

Found this about the Jeep passengers on the web — thought it might be worth a mention.👇


FATHER OF THE JEEP

General George C. Marshall A careful evaluator of people’s capabilities, General George C. Marshall chose good subordinates, let them do their job without constant interference by him, but relieved them if they could not perform well. One of his favorites, Assistant Secretary of the General Staff Major Walter Bedell Smith, came into Marshall’s office with a representative from the American Bantam Car Company whose design had been rejected by the heads of several Army departments.  Smith gave Marshall the background on the issue. “Well, what do you think of it?” Marshall asked. “I think it’s good,” Smith said. Major Smith suggested testing the vehicle and responded that he could find money in the budget for it. “Well, do it,” the Chief of Staff responded.

Once 70 cars were tested, requests for thousands of them poured in from Army commands.The Bantam Company was too small to manufacture the thousands of vehicles needed for global war, so the plans were given to Ford and Willys-Overland, each of which modified them and built new prototypes. The best parts of the three designs were combined to produce the standardized Jeep. “Thus the lowly Jeep- the light truck, 1/4 ton, 4×4 command vehicle, entered the Army and its place in history as the most practical, adaptable, and everywhere beloved means of transportation the war produced.” Marshall’s leadership, his ability to see the larger picture and his understanding of what the common solider needed produced one of the greatest assets of the war.  By 1946 more than half a million Jeeps had been produced for the Ordinance Department that had initially rejected the idea.




Did You Know? Fun Facts About Jeeps

• Most American Jeeps would have a full or broken circle around the star to designate it in the air as “American.” Otherwise, a simple star could be from any number of various countries.

• The groove in the left side of the Jeep with the brackets and straps was used to attach a shovel and ax.

• The wingnut on the support for headlights under the hood can be undone, which allows the headlights to rotate vertically so they may point upward to illuminate the sky or backward so they can illuminate the engine.

• It only gets about 13 miles to the gallon, so soldiers would carry many gas containers in the back for longer trips.

• The glass of the windshield pivots to open so the passengers can get air blowing though.

• The entire windshield tilts down to prevent debris from striking passengers.

• The storage areas to the left and right of the back passenger seats are for tools.

• The Marshall Museum Jeep was produced in 1943 and saw combat in Greece. There is a bullet hole in the passenger side. The Jeep was purchased after the war and restored by James A. McDonough.

• The headlight control mechanism has three stops: one for blackout lights, one for regular headlights, and one for just the brake light. It was designed with the push button so the lights could not be turned on accidentally and reveal your location to the enemy. The stop that turns on just the brake light was designed so that if you were driving without headlights and needed to stop the Jeep, the vehicle behind you would not rear-end you.

• The Jeep could not go into very deep water, but some did have an exhaust pipe which came out the back and went up vertically to keep the water out when they did have to cross deep water.

• The soldiers would heat their coffee on the hot engine after the Jeep had been driven a while.

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General Mark W. Clark was a United States Army officer who saw service during World War I, World War II, and the Korean War. He was the youngest lieutenant general (three-star general) in the United States Army during World War II.

During World War I, he was a company commander and served in France in 1918, as a 22-year old captain, where he was seriously wounded by shrapnel. After the war, the future U.S. Army Chief of Staff, General George Marshall, noticed Clark’s abilities. During World War II, he commanded the United States Fifth Army, and later the 15th Army Group, in the Italian campaign. He is known for leading the Fifth Army in its capture of Rome in June 1944.


Generals Marshall (center) and Clark (right)


And now for the bonus points: Can you identify the driver? 🤔

Cheers!🍺
—mike
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Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 08:21 AM UTC
Gomer Pyle... No wait, he was a Marine...

Radar O'Reilly.... no we wasn't old enough... or was he?
http://l7.alamy.com/zooms/62b828c77cb54d83873d90f7571bebb5/reconstruction-ww2-us-army-jeep-with-under-age-driver-c10k77.jpg

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Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 08:53 AM UTC
I ran down my battery on my I-pad looking for his name. Seen the picture in a lot of places but could not find the name. I know generals rated at least a buck sergeant
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Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 06:11 PM UTC
A joke from the internet about who's driving who:

The pope was visiting the U.S. to meet with the President, and had a limo waiting for him at the airport to take him to his destination. On seeing the limo, the Pope was visibly excited and asked the driver if he could take the wheel for a bit.

The limo driver was hesitant and replied “Well… I’m really sorry sir, but I don’t think my boss would like that very much.”

The Pope looked over at the driver and said, “Please, it has always been a dream of mine to drive a limo, can I drive it for a short distance?”

The limo driver didn’t want to deny the holiest man on earth his wish, so he agreed and gave the keys to the Pope, while he sat in the back seat.

The Pope drove down the freeway, gradually picking up speed. Eventually he was doing over a 100 mph in a 65 zone. The cops turn on their lights and flag the limo to pull over. An officer walks up the passenger side window and sees a man in the back seat. He then walks up to the drivers’ side and peers in through the window. He then walks back to his car and gets on the radio.

“Urm, I may need some help over here. I just pulled over this guy for speeding, but I don’t know if I can issue him a ticket.

“What, is he a mayor or something?”

“No, more important than a Mayor.”

“So, is he a Governor, Senator? What?”

“No, I’m pretty sure he’s more important than a Senator or Governor.”

“Did you pull over the President??!”

“No. He’s definitely more important than the President.”

“What?! How is that possible? Who is more important than the President?”

“Hey man, I’m not sure. All I know is that the Pope is his driver!”
69mudbone
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Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 08:04 PM UTC
Thanks Robin
petbat
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Posted: Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 02:26 AM UTC
Ditto