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The Willys MB (commonly known as a Jeep, formally as the U.S. Army Truck, 1/4 ton, 4x4) is a four-wheel drive utility vehicle that was manufactured during World War II. Produced from 1941 to 1945, it evolved post-war into the civilian Jeep CJ-2A, and inspired both an entire category of recreational 4WDs and several generations of military light utility vehicles.

The “Jeep” has been presented in kit form in 1/35 scale by Italeri, Tamiya (two versions) and most recently Miniart (Bantam BRC) and Dragon. With the exception of the Miniart kits all have represented the Willys version. Now, Bronco has released a new version of the ¼ ton 4X4 truck as manufactured by Ford Motor Company, and as a bonus, it includes a trailer and crew.

 

First, the kit is labeled as the GPW ¼ ton 4X4 Utility Truck (model 1942) with 10-CWT trailer & Airborne crew. The box art shows the vehicle as used by the 82nd Airborne division in Normandy in June, 1944 with three soldiers (one strongly resembling John Wayne). The trailer depicted is actually a Willys MB-T or Bantam T3 ¼ ton trailer. These were used by Canadian forces who classified them as 10-CWT.




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August 6, 2015 at 3:10 PM Flag Quote & Reply

pedro.negron
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Construction is very straight forward, no problems, but bear in mind, the parts are very small and fragiles.


Engine is a very good looking one.


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August 6, 2015 at 3:14 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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A Bug tool is a must have tool to work with this PE Parts.


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August 6, 2015 at 3:17 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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chassis progress done in just one day of work. 



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August 6, 2015 at 3:20 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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testing fitting of the jeep and the chassis, like a glove.



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August 6, 2015 at 3:27 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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the trailer is very easy to assemble, but careful, you have to fix the box very good in order to adquire the best fit for the top lid.



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August 6, 2015 at 4:02 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Started a basic painting in black and white to give some lights and shadows.



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August 6, 2015 at 4:34 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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I wanted to give it a try to this new set of ammo paint.


Here the initial results.



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August 6, 2015 at 4:44 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Added some parts again to check fitting.



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August 6, 2015 at 5:19 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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getting there, is gonna look awesome.



Added some silver dots to simulate the headlights.



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August 6, 2015 at 5:19 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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DECALS DONE!!!!



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August 6, 2015 at 5:20 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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For the next step, I make a filter using Model Master Sand color in a mix of 1/10 with mineral spirits and sprayed all over the kit. I make this step 3 times.

Then I make another filter, same way but using Burnt Umber. As you can see the change is dramatic.


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August 6, 2015 at 5:23 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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The kit after some weathering, still more to do on this matter.


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August 24, 2015 at 4:20 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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The Final result!



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September 8, 2015 at 9:19 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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