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1/144th Airfield Fuel Truck

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1/144th Airfield Fuel Truck

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Another beautiful (and fairly quick) build from the "old man" for the 1/144th scale Jolly Rogers Airfield Diorama we're currently building at the Connecticut Air & Space Center. I'll let him take it away:

"This is a build sequence of a 1/144th scale WWII Airfield Fuel Truck It's a very nice 3D printed model that has even a driver in the seat!. The cab is detachable. The truck is pictured here with "N Scale" 1/160 scale Jeeps."

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"Here is the truck painted with the same rattle can OD that we spray our REAL 42 Willys Jeep with. Its AMAZING what you find in the archives of modeling. I used the small bottle of HOT ROD PRIMER to "weather" the grill of the truck. Check out the 19 cent price tag!!!!!!!!!"

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"And here is the finished truck for the airfield. I created the dried fuel, rust and other weathering by using pastels. Crystal clear was used to fill in the windshield. Here are some pics of the extra field items in 1/144th scale. Also included in the pics is a new project. Stay tuned."

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As always, your "old man" comes up with the goods! A fabulous example, too, of how far 3D printing has come ... given the magnification inherent in the photos, most of the "layering" on complex surfaces has largely disappeared. What a contrast to the good old "Strong White and Flexible" that we started with through Shapeways. :mrgreen:
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Brilliant. It’s a beautiful 3D model - I have the same one which I have started. I must finish mine and can only hope it turns out this well!

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looks the part well and truly!
AND as per Angus I also have the same one partly started!
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Wow the fuel truck looks great! is it available for sale?

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cs-tbr wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 19:07
Wow the fuel truck looks great! is it available for sale?
Yes it is!
https://www.shapeways.com/product/HMQ76 ... d=58899456

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Post by Dave998 »

Truly outstanding! Please keep us advised of progress on the diorama, which I am sure will be breathtaking. I visited the Museum about 10 years ago, and need to go there again soon. Thanks for the great post!

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