U.S. NAVY 1955 Chevy Step Side in the PhilippinesSeabees 2nd Series AMT ERTL kitmash conversion CUCV MILCOT
Posted 03 February 2012 - 04:59 PM
This is my current kitmash project in 1/25.
This is a pre-CUCV and pre-MILCOT of a U.S. NAVY '55 Chevy Step Side Task Force Second Series.
The prototype pics are from my dad's film footage when he was enlisted.
The iSheets indicate location for these exhaust parts, but there are no holes for the pins.
I had to drill hole at 1/16" through the top side of the chassis frame part.
thanks for looking.... build continues...
Posted 04 February 2012 - 05:34 AM
Posted 04 February 2012 - 02:07 PM
Posted 04 February 2012 - 03:04 PM
The Stepside kit doesn't have the stock engine parts, mainly the intake system, exhaust system, and rocker covers. It also has a dropped front axle and non stock wheels/tires. The Cameo kit provides all the missing stock components.
Perhaps its a stupid question, but why you need two kits? Where is the different of both? Can you explain it to me? In my view, the Stepside is correct to the pickup in the first picture.
A tip to pass along about the 1:1 '55-'59 Chevy and GMC trucks, the spare tire carrier that's molded to the frame on the AMT kits is actually a Cameo/Town and County specific part, not used on other trucks. The correct under frame spare tire carrier can be found in the AMT '50 Chevy 3100 or the Revell '64 and '65 Chevy truck kits.
Posted 04 February 2012 - 06:27 PM
Thanks all for looking in and your comments
The interior door handle deatil tooling wasn't satisfactory so new ones were scratch built from parts from a cassette recorder and a disposable lighter.
Then some work on the seat back detail with filler putty
Posted 04 February 2012 - 06:36 PM
Posted 10 February 2012 - 07:03 PM
progress continues . . .
Painted the chassis flat black for now and cleaned up the flash on all the AMT/ERTL kit parts for assembly of the bed and step side fender parts
Posted 10 February 2012 - 08:43 PM
And the door handle details ...dang Son !
That's MaGuyver written all over them.
Posted 12 February 2012 - 01:36 PM
I'm jumping around on this build
Careful and extensive online research revealed pictures of what the shifter base plate and auto-tranny cover plate looks like. Then I realized that I'm going to install a floor mat so the hole and any scribed in plate parts will not be seen anyway . . .
cab floor base plate photos:
floor shifter base plate
cover plate w/o floor shifter
I'll probably use this piece of styrene or textured paper.
I also realized this 'unseen' fact regarding the gas tank part as well. . .
Posted 12 February 2012 - 02:03 PM
Posted 17 February 2012 - 11:14 PM
Posted 18 February 2012 - 04:57 PM
pancake - is the WIP thread in the 'Workbench' forum? I'll check it out
The rear turn signals needed to be built and installed. These were made with the parts from the this AMT Dodge pickup kit parts 65.
They are the correct diameter so I used them.
Digging them out of the kit box I notice that they are bad bad, terribly tooled parts as you see below
I used tube putty to reshape the backs into a shallow dome shape
Clear lens parts from the spares box were sanded down to an appropriate thickness
The bracket was an electronics component. The lens looks weird in this picture because they are tacked in place with tac-putty temporarily
Bolt details were made by slicing hex rod then gluing them in place next to the tailgate hinge on both sides
This pickup is a small rear window cab version. Work will continue on this . . .
thanks for looking
Posted 18 February 2012 - 05:02 PM
As detail oriented as you seem to be, I'm sure you're going to correct the sloping door tops on this cab, yes?
Posted 18 February 2012 - 06:38 PM
Posted 19 February 2012 - 11:37 AM