Advanced Military Vehicle Modelling by Jerry Scutts

By Jerry Scutts

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A view of the model's floor area shows the drive train and seat locations. A secondary control wheel with spokes cut from plastic strip needs to be located aft of the driving position. supports riveted to the wall of the vehicle - which means further work for the ever-useful plastic sheet. Adding the two-part control wheel that alters the elevation of the gun adds to the realistic effect in this area of the model. What might be termed the 'driving platform' is situated over the engine compartment and comprises a framework with reinforcement strips joined and riveted by corner sections and covered with non-slip flooring.

Plans of the full size vehicle will show that supports are also needed at this stage. Details such as these can be added by utilising different lengths of plastic strip and rod. The steel cable supports are made up from 1-mm plasticard as oblong boxes 10-mm high and 7-mm wide. Inside the box there are four cylinders made from plastic tubing or 2-mm The centre chassis of the trailer is designed so that the wheels can be moved further inboard on narrow roads. Folding hydraulic ramps are held in the raised position by chains.

Flat plastic strip in various widths is also very useful. 3 mm 5x9 mm 5 x 5 mm 0. 2x 0. 2 mm 199 B 196 B 131 B 178 B 175 B 120 B 100 B The seats, steering wheel and some controls are taken from a similar kit in the same scale. New sections are cut from plasticard. Cab components shown as separate sheets with the cab sub-assembly in colour. The engine, gearbox and raised platform plate are taken from an Ertl 5000 Paystar truck kit in 1/24 scale. Wheels are custom-moulded from a plastic original, other items shown here being scratch-built from plastic sheet.

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