I found a Tamiya Jeep just now, but the pin-up girls I was thinking of combining were fixed to a small pedestal. But since I found it, I will assemble it. I found two boxes, for now, I only need to assemble one.
I think Willys Jeep, Schwimmwagen, and Kübelwagen were released in light vehicles of Tamiya relatively at the same time. I thought I had made them at least once, but this might be my first Jeep making. It’s very easy to make, just like the other two cars.
The handle is fixed to fine-tune the figure’s pose. I will leave the handle and both hands as they are until the adhesive hardens, but will they fit in the driver’s seat after painting? It’s tight when put the handle on.
The figure attached to the jeep kit looks like this. I think it’s not bad. From this direction, I feel somewhat like former President Ronald Wilson Reagan. This time, instead of this head, I will try to replace it with a resin head.
The middle is the shell of a cicada. It was a bit hot day after day in Kanto. The temperature dropped a little yesterday and summer will finally end. I am thinking of duplicating the remaining parts of the kit I made before and putting it on the jeep. I made this with epoxy putty using a mold made of silicone that is heated to soften. I wonder if Tamiya’s epoxy pate is good because it has a high viscosity.
I pasted the decals. By the way, before I pasted the decal, I blew clear on the part to improve the adhesion of the decal. Once it dries, I think I will protect the decal by coating it with matte clear.
They have developed a four-wheel drive, lightweight, rugged, mass-produced vehicle. In order to cope with mass production, American bantam was the first company, and they had Willis and Ford make trial manufacture and modification, and officially adopted it. By August 1945, 640,000 units had been produced.
If I have a production function in a simulation game, I’ll only produce Panzer tanks or Sherman tanks, but in the real world, they had to produce small vehicles and trucks like this, and it will be hard for those who make plans. It’s hard because they had to think about aircraft and ships, and had to develop new weapons. The simulation game Hearts of Iron III have a set rail, but we never know what the future events.
The marking is the 7th Armored Division “Lucky Sevens” No. 814 Tank Destroyer Battalion and Reconnaissance Company, Car number 22, in Belgium in January 1945. Come to think of it, it’s been more than half a year since Normandy, but the front is still somewhere around Belgium. The German army held out a lot.
I hesitated a little because it was a small car, but I made it a little more dirty weathering. I’ve just started building a Jeep crew kit of Miniart, so I want to put one more person in the end. If there are many people in a car or AFV, I want to try weathering a lot.
I am interested in models of tanks, airplanes, ships, military figures, I build it little by little when I feel like it. I am also interested in the history of war. My starting is Tamiya’s Military Miniature series in the elementary school.
From elementary school through university students repeatedly suspend and restart my modeling, it’s about 25 years of this hobby’s history.
Born in February 1970, I live in Tokyo. From February 2007 I was quietly doing a site called “Miniature-Arcadia”. It is being transferred to this blog with the same name from December 2016. My update pace is uneven, but please come to see here occasionally.