Couple more 1:35 jeeps!

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So the Jeep frenzy continues!  By now you may have seen the first part of my ongoing jeep series in Scale Military Modeler International, which started in January.  These two will be in the March and April issues, so enjoy the sneak peak!

The model to the left is modeled after a photo taken by the Signal Corps in Sidi Bou Zid after the battle of Kasserine Pass in Tunisia, Feb 1943.  This first major battle of the Tunisia Campaign found the inexperienced US Forces battling against veteran German Afrika Korps under Rommel.  The photo caught the return of this jeep and crew after evading behind enemy lines for three days, ragged and the jeep quite covered in mud and dust from hard driving as well as camouflage attempts to aid in the crews escape.  The model is the Tamyia kit with additional details.  Most of the rolled tarps and such were made with Apoxie Sculpt.  Various acrylic paints were used, layered on, to replicate the mud. 

As for the jeep below, it is also based on a photo of a jeep that was converted, most likely from a "scrapped" or damaged one, into a depot "mule".  A pusher plate in the front and various boxes of parts along with an air compressor gave this jeep a second life doing work around the depot in England.  Only markings are those added by the local soldiers, providing a boost of moral with a ever present smiley face!

 

 

 

 

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