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JEEPS!
Delbert
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Posted: Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 12:05 PM UTC
Hello,

I finally got started on my Ambulance Jeep.





later
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Posted: Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 01:08 PM UTC
Thanks David. A bit better than the ones I have


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Posted: Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 06:58 AM UTC
Peter
Nice work I'm going to have to dig the 3or4 kits I have out and pick up a P E or two .
In reading your posts and looking at your work I started my own research on the internet.Came across a couple of restorations of full size GPA's. Found some interesting shots of the hull. Image and video hosting by TinyPic Image and video hosting by TinyPic
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Posted: Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 05:59 AM UTC

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Looks great Mike. The large base gives it that desolated, abandoned look for sure. "1946" View






LOL! Love it!!

Mike
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Posted: Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 01:38 AM UTC
Came across this photo thought some one else might find it of interest The jeep looks OD and take note of the tires. .
Removed by original poster on 11/16/17 - 15:58:46 (GMT).
j76lr
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Posted: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 02:31 AM UTC

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Enlist here for Jeeps! Campaign

Jeeps! Willys, MUTTs, GAZ/UAZs (Da, tovarich), Type 87 VWs/Schwimmwagens, or Kübelwagens (Jawohl!). How about whoever and whatever you want to tow behind, strap on to, or bolt on or in it. Focus on Civil Service, or anything military between WW2, and Viet Nam. To keep it simple, the Jeep must be the focus of the piece--e.g. not a Tiger running over a Jeep.

Static display, vignette, or a diorama. Any manufacturer, and any (and all) AM is allowed, scratchbuilding is allowed and encouraged. Figures are fine. Open to any scale 1/6 to 1/72 (sorry guys no 1:1 ).

Dates are from July 01, 2017 through March 01, 2018. Typical forum protocol: less than 25% completed upon start of the campaign, post a pic of the kit you intend to build, and at least 2 WIP shots, then post your completed pic/s in the campaign gallery.

Let's have some fun and see what you've got!




Thats a GREAT hood ornerment !!
petbat
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Posted: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 02:26 AM UTC

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Pretty cool V-Dub, Mike! ... That Jabo eye view (image 3) looks like the driver abandoned the scene posthaste — bugged-out! Lol!

Cheers!🍺
—mike




Looks great Mike. The large base gives it that desolated, abandoned look for sure. "1946" View



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Posted: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 10:32 AM UTC
Pretty cool V-Dub, Mike! ... That Jabo eye view (image 3) looks like the driver abandoned the scene posthaste — bugged-out! Lol!

Cheers!🍺
—mike
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Posted: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 07:13 AM UTC
Calling this V-Dub done.







Mike
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Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017 - 02:52 AM UTC

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Thanks for the clarification, Robin. So no Land Rovers allowed. Okay, than I'm out. Though it would fit in the time frame given, as the Land Rover was developed in the late 1940's. And sure has more in common with a Jeep than a VW Beetle .... Never mind.

Happy modelling!
Torsten



Hi Torsten,
1. I am not the leader of this campaign.
2. I have not enlisted myself either (already enlisted in a few other campaigns).

3.The campaign leader, Knuckles, has not been logged in to the forums since the 14th of August ....

You could consider the 'British Brigade', the Land Rover will fit there.
Another option could be to enlist, build the Land Rover, take the photos, have fun and then discuss the rules afterwards when Knuckles is back online.

The original Land Rover was built as a Made in Britain alternative for the Jeep, the first ones were almost the same size and weight as the Willys Jeep. Others have said/thought that the Land Rover could be admitted ...

/ Robin
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Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017 - 12:11 AM UTC
Thanks for the clarification, Robin. So no Land Rovers allowed. Okay, than I'm out. Though it would fit in the time frame given, as the Land Rover was developed in the late 1940's. And sure has more in common with a Jeep than a VW Beetle .... Never mind.

Happy modelling!
Torsten
Hudson29
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Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 08:59 PM UTC

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can we clarify the parameters for this one

'Jeeps' are still in use so how modern can we be? (you stated Vietnam but that leaves out two major mid east wars, plus the gulf wars, afghanistan, Grenada etc...)

I assume Landrovers are included as well as mechanical mules?

if you want to make this a true 'jeep' campaign make the vehicle cargo classification the defining item. (1/4 ton capacity vehicles only maybe?)

MJH



Thanks,

The campaign is focusing on the Jeep, or light personnel carrier, cargo hauler, ordnance-hauler, et al. This does not include Land Rovers, or MULEs. Keeping it limited to the smaller, more "personal" vehicles such as the ones I listed: Willys (US, or British), MUTTs, GAZ/UAZs, Type 87 VWs, Swimmwagens, or Kübelwagens keeps things more in-line with my campaign concept.

Being as there is a trucks and trailers campaign in progress right now, I wanted this to be more about the people and cargo movers used by the day to day grunts. Add some stowage, have a little fun.

As far as the dates, how about anything between 1939 (Germany invades Poland) to 1975 (end of the Viet Nam war). Beyond that, I am drawing a line--I mean, we gotta have rules, right?

I hope this clears it up, and looking forward to seeing all of the finished builds!



What Knuckles wrote as answer to an earlier question.

I don't know if it still applies though ....
/ Robin



I read that too several times & can only guess that the leader mistook a Land Rover for some sort of large truck. It is not. Dimensionally it is very close to the WW2 Jeeps and was built for the same jobs also. It is much closer to being a Jeep than other vehicles that were approved which is why I asked for clarification.

It is clearly NOT MY CALL and I have no dog in this fight. I am building a Jeep but I feel clarification is in order.
RobinNilsson
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Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 06:34 PM UTC

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can we clarify the parameters for this one

'Jeeps' are still in use so how modern can we be? (you stated Vietnam but that leaves out two major mid east wars, plus the gulf wars, afghanistan, Grenada etc...)

I assume Landrovers are included as well as mechanical mules?

if you want to make this a true 'jeep' campaign make the vehicle cargo classification the defining item. (1/4 ton capacity vehicles only maybe?)

MJH



Thanks,

The campaign is focusing on the Jeep, or light personnel carrier, cargo hauler, ordnance-hauler, et al. This does not include Land Rovers, or MULEs. Keeping it limited to the smaller, more "personal" vehicles such as the ones I listed: Willys (US, or British), MUTTs, GAZ/UAZs, Type 87 VWs, Swimmwagens, or Kübelwagens keeps things more in-line with my campaign concept.

Being as there is a trucks and trailers campaign in progress right now, I wanted this to be more about the people and cargo movers used by the day to day grunts. Add some stowage, have a little fun.

As far as the dates, how about anything between 1939 (Germany invades Poland) to 1975 (end of the Viet Nam war). Beyond that, I am drawing a line--I mean, we gotta have rules, right?

I hope this clears it up, and looking forward to seeing all of the finished builds!



What Knuckles wrote as answer to an earlier question.

I don't know if it still applies though ....
/ Robin
BlackWidow
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Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 04:42 PM UTC
Thanks for the answer, Paul!
As long as I don't hear a "No" from the campaign leader, I take it as a "Yes" and have just enlisted to the campaign.
I mainly build aircraft, so I only frequently visit the Amorama sides. Yesterday evening I had some time and started with the Rover. This is the work of 2 hours. Looks like a nice little build ....

.... still some parts left ....

At the moment I have also a Lockheed Ventura for the ANZAC Campaign on the bench which is my primary build and takes most of my building time, so the Land Rover will be done "in between". But it should be finished by the end of this month.

Happy modelling!
Torsten
Hudson29
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Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 03:05 AM UTC
I got my Tamiya Jeep started last night. It has been a very quick build so far. I have no idea about markings yet but we'll get to that as time goes by.

I was a little surprised by how small these things were. I learned to drive in the ex-Marine flat fendered Jeep and it didn't seem so little to me 50 years ago. I just finished a Soviet T-35 tank and its fun to compare. I think the T-35 could run over & crush the jeep and not even realize it had run over anything . . .



Hudson29
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Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 02:59 AM UTC

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Hi guys!
Would a Land Rover qualify for this campaign? I have here a Revell kit (ex Italeri I guess) in 1/35 and would go for one used by the BFG (British Forces Germany) in the 1970's.

Torsten



I have asked the same Q without hearing an answer. If any vehicle qualifies as a Jeep outside of a Jeep it would have to be a Land Rover. Both cut from the same cloth.
BlackWidow
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Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 04:27 PM UTC
Hi guys!
Would a Land Rover qualify for this campaign? I have here a Revell kit (ex Italeri I guess) in 1/35 and would go for one used by the BFG (British Forces Germany) in the 1970's.

Torsten
petbat
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Posted: Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 02:26 AM UTC
Ditto
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Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 08:04 PM UTC
Thanks Robin
RobinNilsson
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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 - 08:53 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
petbat
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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 - 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: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 10:08 AM UTC
Marshall and Clark.

And I should be starting on my UAZ soon.