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Post-war Opel Blitz....with hinged doors and folding hood


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#1 traditional

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 06:45 AM

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This is, of course, Revell's (of Germany) Opel blitz truck with the addition of hinges to fold the hood, discrete hinges for the doors, and some engine compartment detailing. In the original kit, the doors and hood are intended to be glued in position. 

I painted it (basecoat/clearcoat with Humbrol details) to represent a brand new truck in the early post-war period using factory photo reference.

 

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#2 Chillyb1

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 07:03 AM

That is spectacular. I have a couple of the Tamiya 1/35 kits and hadn't thought of building one as a postwar truck. 

 

Great color combo and details. I love it. 



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Posted 19 October 2013 - 08:32 AM

That's a beautiful truck and build, just flawless history here. Thanks for sharing!



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Posted 19 October 2013 - 08:32 AM

I agree with Curtis - spectacular! The door hinges are very finely done and I've never seen one with an opening hood before. If I remember correctly the hood is molded as part of the cab and must have required some complex cutting and fiddling to get it looking that tidy. Really nice work.

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 11:46 AM

That is an absolute BEAUTIFUL truck Clifford, Well done Sir!!  :D 



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Posted 19 October 2013 - 11:49 AM

Very nice and SHINY :) :) :)  truck.



#7 Davewilly

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 12:55 PM

Very nice looking truck



#8 Chris White

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 01:37 PM

Really nice work



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Posted 19 October 2013 - 03:09 PM

What a great looking build.



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Posted 19 October 2013 - 03:47 PM

Wow, super clean build  :D

 

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 04:23 PM

Very impressive build...



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Posted 19 October 2013 - 06:54 PM

As per your usual Cliff...INCREDIBLE! B)



#13 Silver Foxx

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 11:56 PM

Lovely build ,so nice looking.



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Posted 20 October 2013 - 04:28 AM

This a fantastic looking truck .



#15 Dominik

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 06:02 AM

very impressive - what a paintjob!



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Posted 20 October 2013 - 07:49 AM

Awesome work! The paint job is truly amaizing!



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Posted 21 October 2013 - 08:09 AM

Excellent!



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Posted 21 October 2013 - 12:06 PM

Beautiful! And man, that paint is flawless!

 

What's your source for the piano hinges on the hood?



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Posted 21 October 2013 - 02:22 PM

Beautiful! And man, that paint is flawless!

 

What's your source for the piano hinges on the hood?

Hi Harry, 

There's a place in Ottawa (Lee Valley Tools) that carries 'cabinet hardware', with hinges in all sizes down to very tiny.  I bought a couple of the tiny brass hinges and cut them  to the length that I needed.



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Posted 22 October 2013 - 04:22 AM

that sir .. is perfect ..
i know this kit in and out , i made like a hotrod styled coe of it but i know the lay out and parts and ..

the paint is just stunning ...

the funny thing is those opels where never ever that nice from the factory hahaha , but seeing it like this flawless wth a uber shiney paint job that looks stunning

i actually seen these in real life , unrestored and restored ... they where pretty common here in holland in those times ..
no i'm not that old (not young wither) but i have sen them in small museum collections