1/76 Dodge WK60 Gantry/Cranes 7.5T Light Recovery Trailer/Universal Carrier

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  1. Neilie

    Neilie Member

    Here is one I just finished of a Dodge WK60 Gantry (REME HQ) recovering a Universal Carrier (2nd Btn Wiltshire Regt.) and all belonging to the 5th (Yorkshire) Infantry Division In Italy in 1944. All models are Milicast as are the figures with decals by Pete Marshall, Aleran. Mike Starmer was a huge help and provided a coloured drawing of the camo pattern.

    Cheers,

    Neil
     

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  2. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Neil great work as ever.
    I like that
    thank you for posting

    regards
    Clive
     
  3. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    As Clive says great work - how long did that take to make just out of interest

    TD
     
  4. Neilie

    Neilie Member

    Thanks Clive and TD.....this one took about a month but I don't go at it every day. This one took some time to get the cab more or less right as the front mudguards needed re-shaping a bit and some of the chassis detail needed adjustment as I always add a drive-train etc. even though it isn't seen.
     
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  5. Owen

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    The 5th Div insignia is wrong. Thin white Y on a black circle was used on vehicles . Thick white Y on khaki was used for uniforms.
    Have mentioned on forum before & posted photos.
     
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  6. Neilie

    Neilie Member

    Thanks for your insightful response.....it seems there is some errant info out there. I searched this site for info with no luck....perhaps you could point me to the postings you refer to. It's an easy fix as I have black patches and I do have some "Y"s as well but they may be on the thicker side. A photo would be helpful.

    Cheers,

    Neil
     
  7. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Some 2 Wilts vehicles on The Wardrobe linked in this post 5 Div march 1945


    Photos from 5th Div history showing the thin white Y & black circle used on vehicles & signage.

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  8. Neilie

    Neilie Member

    Thanks kindly Owen....great info which I wish I had before marking the models. I can fix it though but will likely wait for a roundel for aerial recognition that will fit on the cab roof. Do you know if they were always in place or sometimes left off?

    Cheers,

    Neil
     
  9. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Don't know the answer to that one but in the 5th Div history is a carrier with a roundal on the front.
    edit . zoomable photo > THE BRITISH ARMY IN SICILY 1943
    Notice in that pic & the 2 Wilts one which mudguard the markings are on,different to NW Europe.
     

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  11. Neilie

    Neilie Member

    Thanks again Owen and yes I did notice the different mudguard locations for the AoS/Formation signs so now it is a little more complicated as I will just get a new set made up with a roundel and re-mark when received.

    Cheers,

    Neil
     
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  12. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Once again I open pics of one of your models & go: "Bloody hell... 1/76th?".
    Remarkable.
     
  13. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

  14. Neilie

    Neilie Member

    Thanks VP.....yep 1/76.....I can't imagine having enough space to store the collection I have built in 1/35!
     
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  15. Neilie

    Neilie Member

    Thanks much TD...…..once again unless my 76 year old eyes are really failing me, the patch on this site shows a dark brown. As Owen has pointed out, it should be black so yet another version. In addition, I don't see a REME patch which I would think an Inf. Div. would have and does according to other sites....more confusion it seems!!
     
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  16. Neilie

    Neilie Member

    I have just ordered another set of decals to remark the vehicles. Now, the fact that the AoS and Formation signs are on different mudguards is interesting as most of my photos of "Canadian" vehicles in the Italian campaign were the normal way ie. if looking at the front of a vehicle, the AoS would be on the mudguard to your left and the Formation sign on the right. I also have a photo of a column of vehicle with a rear view where some are the other way about. Was the regulation hard and fast or subject to interpretation. The carrier in the photo clearly has it the other way around so was that regulation or just an anomaly? I just want to get the next attempt reasonably right.

    Thanks in advance,

    Neil
     
  17. Trux

    Trux 21 AG Patron

    Neil

    Interesting question to which I do not have the answer. Last year while tidying and improving some of my old models I looked at a large number of photos of vehicles in N Africa. Some had formation sign on the right and the AoS on the left, some had them the other way round and some had both on the same side. I could not discern a pattern so simply 'copied' the photo.

    Mike
     
  18. Neilie

    Neilie Member

    Thanks Mike.....seems to have been loosely followed on certain fronts at least. I have one of a vehicle on it's die in Italy and it has both on the same mudguard as well.

    Neil
     
  19. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Looking at the 2 Wilts vehicles in The Wardrobe's collection there are Jeeps with the Y on the right & a White scout car with the Y on the left & those are 1945 dated pics.
     
  20. Neilie

    Neilie Member

    Well, I'll change the carrier locations and add the new slimmer "Y" on a black background to both truck and carrier and leave the rest. Thanks for the input.

    Cheers,

    Neil
     
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