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Studebaker US6 U5 tanker
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Posted: Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 04:41 AM UTC
I built the US12 side tipper. The spare tire holder was
Very similar to CCKW ones.

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Posted: Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 04:43 AM UTC
Nice work.
(A man after my own heart!)
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Posted: Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 04:47 AM UTC
OK,
So I'll just ignore that there ever was a CMK model of the Studer gasoline tanker!
Thanks for your help, everybody,
Peter
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Posted: Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 04:09 AM UTC
Hi all,
Slowly progressing with my US6 U5 ICM/HB kitbash, I've tried to mount the tanks onto their load bed, only to find that HB have goofed here, too: The cutout in the support braces has a wider radius than the tanks, so they only touch each other at a tiny spot in the center. This can be seen in photos 38 and 39 in Darren Baker's kit review:
https://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=Reviews&file=index&req=showcontent&id=10473
Does anyone know of a published remedy for this, or do I have to find one myself?
Peter
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Posted: Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 08:43 AM UTC
The answer to the question in my preceding post were 10 mm pieces of 1 x 1 mm plastic strip filed into long wedges that were cemented into the sides of the cutout.
Coming close to finishing my Studer gasoline tanker, there's another little problem resulting from HB having chosen an unusual prototype for their kit: WW II tanker trucks didn't have twin hose couplings. The photos in David Doyle's CCKW book unfortunately aren't showing the single faucet well enough to model a decent copy, so: Are there any pics of that original gasoline hose coupling that could help me along?

TIA, Peter
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Northwoods
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Posted: Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 10:12 AM UTC

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Just to throw a little more info into this discussion— I believe the Italeri deuce kit is actually an old (but still nice) Peerless Max mold, and not originally one of their own. But I think the more recent Studebaker mold from ICM is all new molds. But doesn’t someone else make a Studebaker deuce?
VR, Russ



No. Italeri and Peerless are not the same. For instance the cab walls and roof on the Peerles are thicker.

Also the Peerless trucks while very nice failed to capture the look of the real GMC because they look too substantial.
165thspc
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Posted: Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 10:41 AM UTC
LOVE the side tipper!

Great work Roy!
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Posted: Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 09:07 PM UTC

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Are there any pics of that original gasoline hose coupling that could help me along?



I guess these may not be good enough...





H.P.
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Posted: Friday, March 13, 2020 - 01:37 AM UTC


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I guess these may not be good enough...



Unfortunately, you're right, especially as they show a version that considerably differs from the photos (made by GM) in the Doyle book.
Thanks a lot, anyway!
Peter
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Posted: Sunday, May 17, 2020 - 04:18 AM UTC
Hi all,
At long last, my Studebaker gasoline tanker is finished, and the build report can be seen here:
http://www.panzer-modell.de/berichte/studebaker_US6/studer_e.php
I'd also be willing to show pics here in the "photos" section if someone told me again how it's done.

Here are my findings in a nutshell: The ICM truck really isn't perfect, but a decent kit. HB's tanker, however, is plagued not only by the mismolded fender/cab and the missing drag link, but the tank superstructure is so long that they had to extend the chassis a full 7 mm, which would be close to ten inches in 1:1 scale. Apparently, they designed the tank stuff without thinking of the different spare wheel position and then had to cheat their way out like this.

Or have I misunderstood something? Comments welcome!
Peter
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Posted: Sunday, May 17, 2020 - 04:27 AM UTC
Sorry, typo in the url:
http://www.panzer-modell.de/berichte/studebaker_us6/studer_e.php
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Posted: Sunday, May 17, 2020 - 04:40 AM UTC
Nice build, Peter. Just one remark: in your article you say that tanker trucks didn't have towing pintles. I guess at least some did indeed :










H.P.

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Posted: Sunday, May 17, 2020 - 04:46 AM UTC
Does anyone have experiences with the putting the master productions cab on the HB kits?
Thanks Dan
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Posted: Sunday, May 17, 2020 - 07:42 PM UTC
You're right, Henri-Pierre,
I should've limited my statement to the tanker trucks that David Doyle covers extensively in his CCKW book.
Peter