1/76 Scratch-built CMP Chev C60L GS

Discussion in 'Modelling' started by Neilie, Sep 20, 2015.

  1. Neilie

    Neilie Member

    Having been inspired by Mike Simpsons posts on CMP vehicles, I have been working on a scratch-built Chev C60L GS. It features a cab and gas tanks mastered by Dave Rhodes and cast by Les Freathy, a modified frame from Airfix and wheels from Wee Friends. The rest is scratch-built including the chassis details, spare wheel rack and body. The vehicle itself was featured in Steve Guthrie's great book, "Camouflage and Markings of Canadian Vehicles in WW2" and is an HQ vehicle of the 3rd Cdn Inf Div in France, 1944. Note that the crew added a cab roof storage rack for added tent stowage. The stowage and tilt still have to be added....just thought I would show the build progress.



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  2. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Hi Neilie

    Again words fail me on your patience and skills to build these models - :salut:

  3. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin


    Work in progress is always good to see and as it is one of your builds it makes it more special seeing your skills at work.

  4. CL1

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

    Well done Neil

  5. Neilie

    Neilie Member

    Thanks to all of you TD, Tom and Clive for your kind comments. I'm looking forward to painting this one.


  6. Trux

    Trux 21 AG Patron

    I admire the neat brass rod work on the tilt frame. This looks simple enough but I know it is not. I never mastered it.

    Good to see my efforts put to good use Neil.

  7. Neilie

    Neilie Member

    Hi Mike....many thanks for the great comments. The brass-work isn't as difficult as you might suspect. I don't solder it but use CA glue as a hot soldering iron around plastic makes me nervous. I made a little jig with some flat cardstock and tube and bent them more or less to the correct shape then used pliers to get the final shape. It seemed to work well as they are mostly consistent.

    Thanks again for all your postings.


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  8. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    Another nice job coming :) And the photography itself appears to be simple but quite effective, done by someone who knows. One thing I don't understand is why do everybody's cutting mats look so tidy while mine look like Napoleon drove his Grande Armée over them :)
  9. Neilie

    Neilie Member

    That's easy Miguel....the one I work on which is on my table looks like what you describe, but the one I photograph on is at a stand-up table where I do my cutting of larger pieces ;) and it doesn't see glue or paint.


  10. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    Oooooh, devious!

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