1/72 Airfix Jeep ETO 1944

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jaydee
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1/72 Airfix Jeep ETO 1944

Postby jaydee » Wed Jul 27, 2016 11:49 pm

This is the Airfix "Willys British Airborne Jeep" kit.It comes with options that include a trailer,a pack howitzer and or the basic vehicle itself. I've gone with the HQ version with the hood up.

I had to modify the kit in a number of ways as it's a bit chunky in places. I thinned the steering wheel and replaced the column of same with wire. The grab handles on the side and rear corners were moulded solid so I removed and replaced them again with wire. I replaced the wing mirror and the tools with parts from the spares box.I also thinned the canopy supports and used a mix of Scotch tape and clear plastic for the rear "window".I also worked on the handles of the"Jerry can" to add some depth.

The best of the kit are the decals,really well detailed for their size and easy to apply and as good as I've seen from any manufacturer.

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Re: 1/72 Airfix Jeep ETO 1944

Postby jaydee » Thu Jul 28, 2016 6:00 pm

Forgot to mention the paint I used.

Base coat Tamiya Nato Green, Humbrol Enamel Light Olive, Tamiya Khaki and Red Brown, Revell Enamel Anthracite and dry brushed Vallejo Iraqi Sand.

Also used Vallejo Decal Set and Medium.

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Re: 1/72 Airfix Jeep ETO 1944

Postby Vinny » Thu Jul 28, 2016 10:31 pm

That's just brilliant Jim! Great detailing and weathering… especially considering the size of it! :o

Well done! :DX

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Re: 1/72 Airfix Jeep ETO 1944

Postby jaydee » Thu Jul 28, 2016 11:48 pm

Thanks again Vinny. :o)b


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