My AHN project


Somewhere 1985-1990 I started with this very basic kit.

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Besides that a kit like this is not much more than a guideline, you have to add most of the detail yourself, the thing that made me stop where the wheels. They are not even looking the part if you where blind.


In December 2013 I tested whether I could convert the wheels of an Italeri Puma and a 3 cent toy truck into something that could look anything close. The AHN was always on civvy wheels, so bold military pattern rubber wil not do.

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When shown to some modelling friends, they only laughed about the truck I wanted to build with it, not about the wheels. So I cut out all the parts and made a first fit to see what it would look like.

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The Blitz is one of many, and only to compare how much bigger this AHN is.


Progress is only slow. The basic components of the chassis where put together January 19.

I'm building the rear suspention at the moment, but there's more projects that take up my time.


Over the last weeks and this weekend, all flaws revealing that it's a vacu-kit in the chassis are masked. Front and rear suspention constructed, the cargo bay got it's biggest ommisions and flaws fixed. (Tailgate got six big holes with a piece of card behind it, and the hinging strips) Now the cab, chassis and cargo bay are getting allined. Turns out that the cab needs a piece removed both front and back. Nice if it's already one piece.

Next is the frontwheels and the bigger parts of the cab. If that's all looking the way it's supposted too, I can add numerous details.


Building time has been sparse in the months in between. Although the 1:35th modell is stil not for sale, it would be nice to finish this one before it is. Detailing the chassis and the cargo part is getting to the point that I can start on the cab. The connection parts of the chassis have a guessing part in it. I'm not going to wait till I get to see a real AHN. The aim was alwast to build this "quick and dirty". The modell has so many things that are not exactly good that it's not sane to put in more time. Exhaust, fueltank, rear fenders and a lot of small details added.

Details on the canvas and the rear numberplate and backlight are the next things to ad.


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