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water tanker finished
MrRoo
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Saturday, September 20, 2003 - 02:40 PM UTC
Hi Folks well I have finally finished the display model of a GMC-CCKW water tanker in disguise. This one has been built twice as it had a major accident and did not like the sudden stop.

It is an Italeri Kit 1/35 with Eduard PE. The access hatch to the MG is scratch built along with the MG mount itself. 50cal MG and gun ring are Skybow. Back tarp is Heller GMC with Tamiya hood bows added to a scratch built frame.

any comments welcome.

Front -LHS 3/4 view


LHS showing the tilt cutout to show the tanker body


Back view


cab interior


Is it or isn't it
animal
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Posted: Saturday, September 20, 2003 - 03:04 PM UTC
Fantastic job. I really like the dash and steering wheel. One question though, are you sure they had a wooden steering wheel? A very unusual subject. Well done Cheers.
whiterook
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Saturday, September 20, 2003 - 03:43 PM UTC
Lt Colonel
Great job. I realy like the rust at the step by the door

stugiiif
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Virginia, United States
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Posted: Saturday, September 20, 2003 - 04:36 PM UTC
Cliff, Yet again you are the master of the soft skin vehicle!!! You shouldn't worry about your painting skills they are more than adequate!!! STUG
jrnelson
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Iowa, United States
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Posted: Saturday, September 20, 2003 - 04:39 PM UTC
Very NICE!!!! I like the weathering... Looks very convincing. I especially like the seat in the cab...

One small thing I noticed is the rust colored wash on the rear tire. You might want to take a brush dipped in thinner and dab that off the tire... it looks pretty red.

Overall a very superb build!

Jeff
chip250
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Wisconsin, United States
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Posted: Saturday, September 20, 2003 - 05:47 PM UTC
Hey that is a pretty good! I am really glad to see something a little odd. Its great!

~Chip :-)
WeWillHold
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Wisconsin, United States
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Posted: Sunday, September 21, 2003 - 12:29 AM UTC

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Cliff, Yet again you are the master of the soft skin vehicle!!!



The above pretty much captures my sentiments also!


Steve
Venom
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Alessandria, Italy
Joined: July 28, 2003
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Posted: Sunday, September 21, 2003 - 12:38 AM UTC
congrats MrRoo !
it's simply fantstic...i really like it!
very well done, well detailed and painted
great work..no critics from me
jimbrae
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Provincia de Lugo, Spain / Espaņa
Joined: April 23, 2003
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Posted: Sunday, September 21, 2003 - 12:44 AM UTC
Excellent work as ever Cliff, I now think it's time you did some dioramas...now that I would like to see..... Jim
MrRoo
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Sunday, September 21, 2003 - 09:00 AM UTC

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One question though, are you sure they had a wooden steering wheel?



animal the early hardcabs had a three spoke wood ring steering wheel while the later versions had a 4 spoke bakerlite ring. I have seen both on both versions so they did get replaced every now and again

the red on the rear tyre tread is a dark brown pastel. It does look very red in the pics though.

Thanks for the comments folks
SS-74
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Vatican City
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Posted: Sunday, September 21, 2003 - 03:14 PM UTC
As others had already said, this is a very very good truck models. You sir are amazing. And thanks for the knowledge of wood steering wheels, never knew it exists.
andy007
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Posted: Thursday, September 25, 2003 - 10:09 PM UTC
Holy Cow !!!!!!!!!!!!
Cliff, i think this is the best model you have done it looks amazing, I think the water tank looks really realistic.
Major_Goose
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Kikladhes, Greece / Ελλάδα
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Posted: Monday, September 29, 2003 - 08:15 PM UTC
VEEEEEEERRRRRRRRRYYYYYYYY NIIICCEEEEEEEE buddy
good work for an unusual subject and very good constructing and weathering .very good
scoccia
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Milano, Italy
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Posted: Monday, September 29, 2003 - 09:39 PM UTC
That's absolutely great Mr. Roo. I just love te work you've done wit the canvas and specially its tie downs.
Bravissimo!!!