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Dutch civy wrecker 1950




A CMP cab 12 artillery tractor gone wrecker

Original: Many of these reliable Canadian Ford and Chevrolet trucks served the local repair shop for a long time as makeshift of more elaborate wreckers. Open the back, make a new cab closing, guide the winch cable through the floor, and with a simple A-frame you have a wrecker. Local simple make shift replacement for the lost workfleet in 1945.

Model: 35th scale Tamiya "Quad".

Build: April 2016 - December 2017. The Scale Model Factory held a build marathon April 2016. This 1974 Tamiya kit was the choice, but I already have a smal fleet of them so, just building it? Nah, too easy.

Paint: Basecoat airbrushed in Tamiya Acryl. Black all over, with the rust loosely sprayed over. Hairspray and green over the flat surfaces and wheels. Acryl washes all over, last coat of dirt with airbrush.





Build history


December 10

Airbrush time finnaly. A thin coat of black and a touch of rust. Than a coat of hairspray on the wheels and bodyparts and a brightgreen on top and a duller on the sides. And start rubing with the wet toothbrush. Only some lettering and details to do.

November 22

It was done in an hour. The crane and the extra lights, and a lot of tools an rubbish a week later. Just in between projects.

April 23 2016

I started the kit just normal. Cleaning op the extruder marks and the flash. Than I sanded away the back row of seat supports on the chassis plate. I sawed through the back of the body and sanded away all details. A plate to close the drivers cab and that it starts to show what stil needs to be done.

The challenge was to finish it in the planned time: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM. So, I tried to cut a few corners. The grey parts to the sides are some left over construction parts. The floor is a piece of disposable picknic plate, the cabinet is a set of drawers from the Famo kit. The cab is ready, so, now "just" the crane to be added.


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