Post by fordrodnkustom on Dec 29, 2019 17:23:58 GMT -5
I just built this jeep up from the recent military issue kit. I civilianlized it some.. I like the total utilitarian aspect of these vehicles. When I was growing up out in the pine barrens of Long Island in the late 50s' these were everywhere. Fond memories....but then that is a big part of what modeling is all about!
I remember growing up and many of these sat in the street most of the year as they were "huntin' cars." Back then, you could just walk down the street and climb in one and play. I never got yelled at for doing that anyway, lol.
Most of them were still green, but I think I like them in red better!
After WWII there was a glut of crated-up jeeps left over and sold for next to nothing. They were rugged, cheap to operate, easy to fix and real "go anywhere" vehicles. I'm happy to see models of them are still available. Tires are the only modern feature of yours. Thanx!
This is really nice Jeep. I've probably never seen a real one that was a civil version, so it's great to see one as a model. The simplicity of these cars make them so cool, and your model is very well done. Nice work.
jbwelda: is that what that is, a jo-han kit? sure looks great! have never had one of those classics jo-han kits but have always heard great things about them. My late friend Harry used to rave about them.
Nov 14, 2019 17:05:24 GMT -5
misterdhilton: Yes, the Mercedes quite nice indeed!
Nov 16, 2019 19:29:42 GMT -5
flatout: Love the Banner, well done TR3.
Nov 17, 2019 17:56:17 GMT -5
jbwelda: that's an oldie from my archive, thanks for noticing it!
Nov 18, 2019 12:45:10 GMT -5
jbwelda: thanks for featuring my most Uncertain T! Not bad for starting with a couple piles of (expensive) junk!
Dec 14, 2019 13:23:12 GMT -5