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Italeri DUKW 1/72
« on: September 29, 2010, 05:53:15 PM »
Yep, I know this is not an airplane, but anyway...
With previous (not-so-lucky) builds I managed to to break the spell, and finally here's a model I'm very happy with :-jump
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa189/jaka013/BrailleScale/DUKW/m32.jpg
Italeri DUKW 1/72
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa189/jaka013/BrailleScale/DUKW/m33.jpg
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http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa189/jaka013/BrailleScale/DUKW/m35.jpg
Italeri DUKW 1/72
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa189/jaka013/BrailleScale/DUKW/m36.jpg
Italeri DUKW 1/72
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa189/jaka013/BrailleScale/DUKW/m37.jpg
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http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa189/jaka013/BrailleScale/DUKW/m39.jpg
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and here are some pics form the build:
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa189/jaka013/BrailleScale/DUKW/m00.jpg
Italeri DUKW 1/72
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa189/jaka013/BrailleScale/DUKW/m02.jpg
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http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa189/jaka013/BrailleScale/DUKW/m08.jpg
Italeri DUKW 1/72
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa189/jaka013/BrailleScale/DUKW/m10.jpg
Italeri DUKW 1/72
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa189/jaka013/BrailleScale/DUKW/m11.jpg
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http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa189/jaka013/BrailleScale/DUKW/m16.jpg
Italeri DUKW 1/72
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa189/jaka013/BrailleScale/DUKW/m19.jpg
Italeri DUKW 1/72


Of course it is all brush painted and weathered using oil wash and mix of pigments. I used magnificent Extratech PE set (not so fancy like Eduard's, but nevertheless useful), and had to scratchbuild hosts for pneumatic lines which allowed driver to vary the tire pressure from inside the cab. These lines run form the hull to each of wheels...

Hopes you likes it! :-wave

BTW, I've seen pics of it flying - in 1959 in Florida Americans did some tests with installed retractable hydrodynamic wings, which made it amphibious hydroglider. It was appropriately named "Flying Duck" :)) More on that in the Foulis, Haynes book "The GMC6x6 and DUKW. A Universal Truck"

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Re: Italeri DUKW 1/72
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2010, 05:59:26 PM »
I like this machine very much, maybe one private would be nice to have :)) Build is soooooo gooooooood!!!!

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Re: Italeri DUKW 1/72
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2010, 12:04:14 AM »
Very nice build

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Re: Italeri DUKW 1/72
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2010, 03:55:33 AM »
What to say?Beautiful! :)) :-salut :-clap :-clap :-clap :-clap

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Re: Italeri DUKW 1/72
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2010, 09:10:20 PM »
It's a very special vehicle, and you gived him justice!

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Re: Italeri DUKW 1/72
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2010, 12:31:26 AM »
Profa :-ok :-ok :-ok