2017. május 28., vasárnap

Wiking tour 2016

Back in 2016 I spent a nice day with two good buddyes; Peter, Gabor and his '42 Kübelwagen. We made some nice photos, so wanted to share. Peter is a historian, interested about the Hungaryan front of World War 2, so we had a very good tour guide. We have visited some places captured on celluloids, on the road of Wiking division. Gabor's nicely restored Kübel given the perfect atmosphere. Me? I was the load on the back seat. Or a captured soviet soldier?


Finally we visited a cemetery on Bicske, where monuments are placed for the casualties of the fight;
 for remember to the heros; Hungaryan, Soviet and German soldiers.

2017. május 6., szombat

Miniman Factory M1009 CUCV Chevrolet Blazer 1/35

Used by the US.Army on Taszár, Hungary, 1997.

Bronco Opel Olympia 1/35. Romantic scene...

Captured by the 9th Air Force.

2016. október 16., vasárnap

Alcan Highway builder: 1/35 ICM Studebaker US6 with field made bolster trailer.

I really like the Studeker kit of ICM. This is my second run, a converted truck, again. Made from only 2 period photograps, found on internet. The truck is a late 6x6 version, the same what ICM producing. The Stu is modified by the workers to haul extra long load. I believe the bolster trailer made from the chassis of a scrapped truck. (There were many, because the extremely bad road conditions.) A field-made "swivel thing" was fitted on the cargobed of the truck. A very simply and fast way to make a bolster truck.
I made a radiator grill cover from putty, and tryed to make the visible demages on the front fender and bumper. Chained wheels are from Tank Workshop the grill is from Limes Model (http://www.limesmodel.hu/). I have added some more details: tools, oil and fuel cans to a wood box behind the cab.
Later I found another interesting picture about this Stu on the icy road of Alaska. It looks its cargo-bed had been removed.

Opel Kadet and Olympia cars. Nicely restored to WW2 look.