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 Posted: Sun Jul 7th, 2019 07:31 am
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Paul Napier
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I'm continuing to work on my 1/48 scale WW2 Pacific airfield.

Camps were established to support the air operations which naturally required accommodation for the flyers and maintainers.
Small portable sawmills were established to allow the natural trees to be milled and used for construction.

So I'm modifying a GMC flatbed truck into a timber truck as used by the RNZAF. 
It's not your normal timber truck. 
The kits wooden deck has been replaced by a scratchbuilt steel deck and the cab modified as per the prototype.




















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 Posted: Sun Jul 7th, 2019 12:20 pm
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We had similar trucks, which were left behind by the US troops when they left in the Fifties,
when I was drafted in the Austrian Army.

The steel bed on your model looks like the factory tipper truck many of ours had.
 
I assume the tippers were kept until the end as they were considered more useful,
while the versions with plain beds were retired earlier.




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 Posted: Sun Jul 7th, 2019 06:38 pm
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Hi Paul  :wave:



Nice looking trucks !  :thumb:



I had no idea you were making a 1:48 Pacific WW2 airfield ...  ???

... but loved the photos of your 1:35n42 (3'-6" gauge) layout based on Rhodesia in the 1970s  :)



Which should probably get moved to the 'Narrow Gauge' Forum ...

... as it could be overlooked where it is, in the 'Joining Freerails' Forum.  L:



Is the 3rd grey truck a 'Mirror Models' CMP truck modified ? ... Perhaps ??

Excuse my military truck ignorance please !  :P

I have a 1:32 GMC 2 1/2 Ton & a 1:35 Quad ... Plus of course a 'Wileys' !



The 'Tamiya' 1:48 Japanese dozer kit is a nice Pacific WW2 model.  :Salute:



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 Posted: Mon Jul 8th, 2019 05:08 am
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Paul Napier
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The grey truck is a much modified Tamiya GMC.

Actually I only used the wheels, axles, springs and a few detail parts,
to make a Ford GT Bomb Service truck, commonly used by USN and USMC in the Pacific.

Yes latest project is 12mm gauge in 1/48th to represent the 2ft gauge railways,
used by Imperial Japanese Navy for airfield construction,
and occasionally also by US Navy.

It will be basically a single loop with a few sidings,
along an active WW2 airfield parking/servicing area.

This is an early picture of the layout. 
The white is the crushed coral that was used to surface the runways and taxiways. 





I have one of the small Tamiya IJN dozers and a resin Japanese road roller.





I am sick of scratchbuilding coconut trees, working on the 16th one now.


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 Posted: Mon Jul 8th, 2019 07:22 pm
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Paul,

Looks great so far, can't wait to see more!






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