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Armor/AFV: Large Scale
1/16 and Larger Armor Modeling
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DML 1/4 Ton 4x4 Truck
plane_mc
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Florida, United States
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Posted: Thursday, October 20, 2011 - 04:58 AM UTC

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Hi Mark
your work is amazing!I m building the SAS jeep in 1/6 and I want to ask you if you can send me the plans of the engine in 1/6!Thank you1



Thank you, but I didn't really have any plans. I started with a picture of the engine and scaled it to known dimensions. I built the engine from pictures that I found on the web.
plane_mc
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Florida, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 09:07 AM UTC
I guess itís been a while since I posted an update, Iím still here.



I started to work on the windshield back in October. I pulled out the clear portion of the windshield and it was warped really badly. I tried to straighten it out in hot water and it ended up all wavy.







I didnít know what to do with it after that. I searched around and couldnít find anything to replace it with. I ended up taking a break from the jeep and built another model out of the box to finish something up. I finished the other model on Christmas day and started working on the jeep again. During the time I was taking a break from it, I searched and searched for a suitable replacement for the windshield and finally came up with a solution. I made a new frame from sheet styrene that encloses new ďglassĒ pieces made from CD case plastic. I left the bottom of the frame loose so I will be able to paint the frame and then put the ďglassĒ in.



I also wanted the windshield to be able to be opened, so I had to figure out a hinge for it. I ended up using a piece of aluminum that I bent around in a semi-circle to make the hinge. I cut a slot in the outer windshield frame to accept the aluminum hinge and then glued the hinge in the slot. I added an extension and a piece of styrene rod to the top of the windshield frame to finish up the hinge. It now looks close to the full size hinge. I also made up the posts/snaps for the top to connect to and added them to the top of the windshield frame.































I also decided to replace the kit mirror so I could make it movable. I made the new one from aluminum tubing, brass rod and plastic. I used the kit "mirror" piece, I will add something to it for the actual mirror face.















I have also been working on adding the small details to the other assemblies that I have already made, but left off the little stuff. The small details are not complicated to make, they just take time.

I have also started priming and painting. Of course, as I prime, I find areas that need to be re-worked. The painting is going to keep me busy for a while.



Thatís all the updates for now, more to come later.

Thanks for looking.


panamadan
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Minnesota, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 09:25 AM UTC
Glad to see that you are back!
Dan
didiumus
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Utah, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, January 18, 2012 - 06:27 AM UTC
Holy cow. You just have the ability to rebuild everything better from stuff. Amazing... Great job, cannot WAIT to see this thing painted...

Scott G
plane_mc
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Florida, United States
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Posted: Monday, February 13, 2012 - 11:44 AM UTC
I finally finished something!!! It was originally intended to go on the jeep, but after finding a picture of an airfield defense jeep, I changed my mind on the project.

Here is the completed M31C pedestal with M2 .50 cal Heavy Barrel Machine Gun. The M2 is the DML kit, the ammo is Dr. Figures, the ammo can is from DiD, the data plate is from .308 and the rest is scratch built.
















I also got the engine most of the way finished up. I still need to add a few wires and some stickers for the fuel filter, oil filter, generator and starter. I will be adding those later.

















Thatís all I have for now. I need to get busy painting so I can get the rest finished up.

Thanks for looking.

plane_mc
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Florida, United States
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Posted: Monday, February 13, 2012 - 11:51 AM UTC
I forgot to add the picture of the exhaust.

I am pleased with the way it turned out. I tried the salt technique for the first time. This vehicle is going to represent a museum piece that has been restored and run for a short time.



Thanks for looking.
PropDuster
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California, United States
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Posted: Monday, February 13, 2012 - 05:14 PM UTC

'nuf said....
PropDuster
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California, United States
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Posted: Monday, February 13, 2012 - 05:22 PM UTC

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This vehicle is going to represent a museum piece that has been restored and run for a short time.

Thanks for looking.



Then don't forget the ubiquitous metal drip pan for the museum's floor
vonHengest
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Monday, February 13, 2012 - 05:52 PM UTC
Wow, if it weren't for the orange peel on the fan blades and the overly large braided grounding strap I'd swear I was looking at the real McCoy. It's great to see more on this project, and you've got me wanting to build one of these just to detail that little four banger!
plane_mc
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Florida, United States
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Posted: Sunday, March 11, 2012 - 09:50 AM UTC
Just a quick update this evening.

I have been busy painting when time allows. I got the majority of the chassis painted up, still need to paint a few details, but it most of the way done.






I went to an airshow yesterday and this happened to be on display with the military vehicles.





Here is a close-up of some labels that Paul made for me. I apologize for the picture quality Paul, I will get some better pictures soon. The actual labels look much better in person, the picture doesnít do them justice.




Thanks for looking.
plane_mc
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Florida, United States
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Posted: Sunday, June 03, 2012 - 09:29 AM UTC
I havenít updated in a while but I have been steadily working on the jeep, just havenít posted my progress.

Here is the wiring done to the body before it can be mounted to the chassis.






Here is the chassis ready for the body to be mounted.










Thanks for looking.
PantherF
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Indiana, United States
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Posted: Sunday, June 03, 2012 - 09:35 AM UTC
Nice work!

This is the scale that I could never walk away from. I would keep finding things to improve or change.

I do have a 21st Century Jeep ... very large and cool!

Thanks for the pics!








~ Jeff
plane_mc
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Florida, United States
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Posted: Sunday, June 03, 2012 - 09:53 AM UTC
Well I am happy to say that after almost 2 years of working on this jeep, it is finally finished.

First off, I would like to thank 2 people.
Jeff, thank you for the inspiration for this build, I watched you build yours while I was debating about getting this kit. When I saw how yours was turning out, I knew I had to build one too.
Paul . . . What can I say, you pushed me when I wanted to quit. You provided me with so many accessories and so much help along the way. I would have never finished this without your help. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Enough of that, onto the pictures.

I decided to make this a museum piece, so here it is with the M31C Pedestal and .50 cal that I started out with and a sign like a museum would put out.
All markings have been painted on using home-made stencils. The data plates and gauges are Paulís excellent set.
I still need to add the stenciling to the ammo boxes. I need to find some dry transfers to make them. I donít think I can cut out a stencil with lettering that small.






Here is the finished Jeep.























I forgot to take a picture of the glovebox open, so here is an older picture.





























This one is for Paul. Thank you again.



This is my work space, all cleaned up and ready for the next project.



I donít know what is next, I keep looking at my stash and canít figure out what I want to build next. It will probably be a simple, small scale kit out of the box. I need a break before I tackle another project like this.

Thanks for looking.
PantherF
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Indiana, United States
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Posted: Sunday, June 03, 2012 - 10:02 AM UTC
Under YOUR hood it looks like the real thing!

And, nice modeling area too.









~ Jeff
PropDuster
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California, United States
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Posted: Sunday, June 03, 2012 - 04:32 PM UTC
Done? already?? Gee, it seems like just yeaterday....

Seriously Mark, Well Done, you have accomplished a great job of modeling. Congratulations.


quiet aside to self- best not tell him about the need for a trickle charger to keep the scale battery charged; it would just set him off again
plane_mc
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Florida, United States
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Posted: Monday, June 04, 2012 - 03:01 AM UTC
Thanks Jeff.


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Done? already?? Gee, it seems like just yeaterday....

Seriously Mark, Well Done, you have accomplished a great job of modeling. Congratulations.


quiet aside to self- best not tell him about the need for a trickle charger to keep the scale battery charged; it would just set him off again



Thanks Steve, that last line made me laugh (and wonder how hard it would be to make a trickle charger).
Chilihead
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Missouri, United States
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Posted: Friday, August 28, 2015 - 06:37 PM UTC
Mark
Fantastic work on your Jeep, the .50 Cradle is totally a piece of art. Keep up the stellar work.
Mrosko
165thspc
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Kentucky, United States
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Posted: Friday, August 28, 2015 - 09:03 PM UTC
Much respect; great build here! I helped restore a 43' Ford jeep so I can really relate to what you are doing and the details you have added!
MARKIIO
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Lima, Peru
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Posted: Friday, September 11, 2015 - 07:33 AM UTC
Hi Mark,
really amazing job building your jeep 1/6, I finished mine but It I Do not approached or 80% of your work your engine stay amazing. God grant me some time for my jeep from one,, but for now I have no idea.

God bless you and continue with their projects

regards
youngtiger1
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California, United States
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Posted: Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 10:35 AM UTC
Wow Mark, this is awesome build. I have thought about this kit as I too love this jeep. I'm going to save your work for future reference just in case I do find this kit

Mike
mopy00
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Croatia Hrvatska
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Posted: Friday, September 09, 2016 - 02:54 AM UTC
Magnificent detailing (scratch building).
What reference did you use for scratching engine?
So far I was unable to find any decent side view pictures of engine that could be usable for determining dimensions, let alone finding any blueprints of engine or it's components.
plane_mc
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Florida, United States
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Posted: Sunday, September 11, 2016 - 03:20 PM UTC

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Magnificent detailing (scratch building).
What reference did you use for scratching engine?
So far I was unable to find any decent side view pictures of engine that could be usable for determining dimensions, let alone finding any blueprints of engine or it's components.



I sent you a couple of PMs
m4sherman
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Arizona, United States
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Posted: Sunday, September 11, 2016 - 08:13 PM UTC
I wish I had been on here while this was being built. I could have sent some pictures of my '44 MB.

Beautiful work all around. That frame your took some pictures of is a Ford frame. Note all insets in the frame to make an early type "boxed" frame. The Willys was open C channel, with plates put in to hold things like the brake master cylinder. Both frames are open c channel in front of the front axle, and back of the rear axle. The weak point on both frames is the thin front at the front spring mount. My Jeep frame has been welded there.

The only thing I think you missed is the rubber seal around the windshield.

As said before, you will need a drip pan! Parts made in the 1940's do not have the really fine surfaces and everything leaks eventually. Even the best sealer doesn't keep it from leaking. After that, most WWII era flat heads tend to drip from the radiator over flow, leaving that area Prestone yellow brown.
mopy00
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Croatia Hrvatska
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Posted: Sunday, September 11, 2016 - 11:26 PM UTC
Thanks!

Replied already!
LiquidShovel
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Tasmania, Australia
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Posted: Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 01:34 PM UTC
hi Mark your build looks absolutely amazing! i was wondering if you would be able to tell me how to make hinges for hatches and others? as i have several models that i would like to have unction hatches and/or bonnets

,Teague