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petbat
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Posted: Friday, March 22, 2019 - 07:40 AM UTC
Excellent Richard. I assume the cab is not all glued? I would not envy you painting otherwise...
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Posted: Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 06:48 AM UTC
Looks good Richard!

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Posted: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 03:27 PM UTC
Very nice looking MAN there Torsten. I have one sat on the shelf of shame for the past 15 years or so, this may inspire me to finish it now.
Building of the ZiL-131 is done





and it now starts the long wait for the paint booth in its sub-assemblies.
dioman13
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Posted: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 09:45 AM UTC
Well time goes on. I see a lot og cool buolds going on. I might have bit off more than i wanted to chew but im still putzin around with weasel. Hell, i still havent even got my start pics here yet. Dsm logistics personel cant get the job done.
BlackWidow
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Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 07:13 AM UTC
Thanks Mark! Yes, I think I came quite close with the camo to the real thing.

Torsten
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Posted: Monday, March 18, 2019 - 08:04 AM UTC
Nice job on the MAN, Torsten. You nailed the camo.

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Posted: Monday, March 18, 2019 - 06:58 AM UTC
Thanks for your feedback Bogi, Peter and Richard! It's much appreciated!

This build was a bit of nostalgia and many memories came into my mind. This is a special build for me. In September it's 30 years ago that I left the army after 4 years service, spending 3 years more or less with this truck. In my first year I was a gunner/loader on a Leopard 2A4 but changed within the unit when I heared that truck drivers were needed. Back in the 1980's a military driving licence was valid also in civil life here. That's no longer possible.

Richard, I keep my fingers crossed for your build and will follow the progress here. If you have a question just let me know I'll try to help.

Torsten
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Posted: Monday, March 18, 2019 - 01:40 AM UTC
Excellent work, Torsten!

After spending much of last week repairing my roof and two sections of backyard fence thanks to an early morning storm, I got to finish up putting the NATO green on my MAN 5T.

Now that the days are getting longer maybe I'll get to finish up with mine...

petbat
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Posted: Sunday, March 17, 2019 - 09:24 PM UTC
Superb Torsten. great work and a fine build. You did yourself proud
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Posted: Sunday, March 17, 2019 - 07:25 AM UTC
Torsten, well done. Congratulations...
BlackWidow
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Posted: Sunday, March 17, 2019 - 06:48 AM UTC
Thanks Alex!
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Posted: Sunday, March 17, 2019 - 04:44 AM UTC
BlackWidow, nice work on your truck.

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Posted: Sunday, March 17, 2019 - 04:38 AM UTC

Quoted Text

what about the bird poop right above the license plate?

Looks great, Torsten!



There's another one higher on the front side. Can't remember if it was just a shiddy day for the birds or if they successfully made a Stuka attack on my truck .... No, I won't add them to the build.

Well guys, this is it. I call this beauty ready for truckin'. Just will add some pastel chalk to give it the dusty look the truck had most of the time I used it. In the next days I will take some better photos of it and show them in my Leopard and other animals thread and of course upload some to the campaign gallery. Was great for me to take part in my first Armorama campaign and I'll sure be back for "Logistics Mk. 2" ....




Recently I read that the Estonian Army bought quite a few of these trucks from the Bundeswehr. So maybe my old "245" is now running around the Baltics with an EK-Number (EK = Eesti Kaitsevägi).

Good luck for all your builds!
Torsten
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Posted: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 09:01 AM UTC
It's a pre-poop build Mark
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Posted: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 11:09 PM UTC
what about the bird poop right above the license plate?

Looks great, Torsten!

petbat
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Posted: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 08:11 PM UTC
Looks close enough to me Torsten. The gap yes and the dash a bit higher to the fork in the 'Y', but unless you look at the pics together, you would never pick the disparity. Nice little touches like the number of your own vehicle are a great addition. Adding the bolt heads too?

When I do these individual character decals, I place painters tape along where the bottom of where the characters will sit. I mark off even spaces with a pencil on the tape so I can work out spacing and setting the characters along the top of the tape helps keeps everything aligned.
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Posted: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 07:27 AM UTC
.... the original ....


.... and the model ....



There should be a small gap between the "6" and the "2", but I ran out of space on the plate. But for me it's fine enough and this build has a special meaning anyway.

Kalin, nice progress on your Mercedes!
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Posted: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 02:11 AM UTC

Quoted Text

...I think a casually leaning soldier...


Who is- I will suggest- casually yawning...

Well done, Batze!
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Posted: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 01:40 AM UTC
Thanks, Peter!
I think a casually leaning soldier will be a good addition.
petbat
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Posted: Monday, March 11, 2019 - 08:20 PM UTC
Very nice Kalin. Love the partly closed door window. That always adds a lot of interest to a build.
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Posted: Monday, March 11, 2019 - 09:38 AM UTC
Hello everyone!
My work progress.














Bogi, I did not respond immediately because I also did not see a photo of a truck MB L1500. As far as I know, the Mercedes trucks were not popular in Wehrmacht. This and the small load capacity may be a reason not to be used in Africa. But this is just a hypothesis.
So, the Italian Front remains.
Good luck to all.
Kalin
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Posted: Sunday, March 10, 2019 - 08:27 PM UTC
I had always presumed the High, Medium, Low loadbox floor levels was something common to any and all German logistical trucks regardless of brand but on that I maybe in error.

Here are the only German Fords I have encountered in real life:
(Just in case the reference might be of some assistance)






All photos Copyright Mike Koenig 2009 - All rights reserved
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Posted: Sunday, March 10, 2019 - 09:59 AM UTC
Torsten, Michael, Bogi;
Great-looking builds, guys!

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Posted: Sunday, March 10, 2019 - 07:56 AM UTC
Thanks Bogi and Peter!

Yesterday I have build the warning signs for my MAN with Evergreen Profiles and covered them with a piece of tissue. I soaked them with thinned white glue and after they were dry again I painted them with Greenish Grey (Revell 67). This comes very close to how these signs looked at my truck. The original is 30 x 40 cm big, here on the model it's 8 x 12 mm, which is close to 1/35. When I was transporting fuel or ammo for the Leos the orange signs were of course open but most of the time they were covered. They are not included in the Revell kit.


I have nearly finished my build now. Only mirrors, the spare wheel and of course the decals are missing now. Looking at the photo of my truck I remember now that it had no unit markings and also no tyre pressure markings on. So only the number plate and MLC sign. I found blank Y-plates and numbers in my ATF Dingo kit, which I don't need there, so this truck will get its correct number Y-276 245 ....

Torsten
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Posted: Sunday, March 10, 2019 - 07:02 AM UTC
Thanks Michael. Sorry for not being clear enough when I wrote that I was not aware of low and high cargo beds. I was referring to Ford V3000S, not Opel Blitz. Considering cabin roof bulge, I am still not convinced in your theory. It does not mean that you are not right...