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      Started: 11-21-11 Build Revisions: Never  
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      Just in case anyone missed the intro post, I will add just the most important things about these model I built some time ago.

      First up was this Willys MB which I built out of aluminum, using a very simple plan for a paper model which went through a lot of corrections. I learned it's not the best one the hard way, when I started researching for other models and also hunting 1:1s because they are the ones that got me into building models. It sounds strange, but currently the prices for them are too high, we don't have any parts here and restoring one as it should be done is years away. For now, models will do just fine. Back to the model... After doing some of the 'easy' stuff a soon faced other problems. First I was lucky on finding a beginners airbrush 1:16 Willys MB & 3B (with a jar) and I was so happy, then it was the Olive Drab paint and the biggest problem the tires. I got them from my neighbor, who is now well over 70 and he has been in model buildings on and off his entire life. They are really bad, definetly wrong but they will stay for sentimental reasons. On to the pics...

















      I was very pleased with how it turned out, given the fact I was using just handtools and materials I could find home. During the search for some things I started building another popular Willys, the 3B.
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  1. JeepMkd's Avatar Active Member
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    Mite
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    After the paint cured I glued the details like the fender flares, side markers and turn signals




    Windshield frame and roll bar are still not glued in place


    White doesn't look too bad as I thought it would. I love the carpet!


    Here it is provisionally mounted on the chassis and with seats and dashboard.


    As you can see, the wheels look terribly wrong and they are not staying here
    I have a big problem because I can't find proper wheels and tires for my Jeeps.
    QUOTE QUOTE #17

  2. JeepMkd's Avatar Active Member
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    I put the "glass" and the weather striping for the windshield.
    You can also see the headlights. Front end is now complete.





    Now to make a salad and enjoy the evening...
    QUOTE QUOTE #18

  3. JeepMkd's Avatar Active Member
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    Mite
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    The YJ is nearly complete. Everything is in its final position but the dashboard. It will be glued permanently in place once I finish the gages.






















    A family shot - 1943 MB, 1953 CJ 3B and the 1993 YJ






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    These Jeeps are really cool! I love that you built them all from scratch and now have several in the same scale...great job!
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    All i can say is WOW.
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