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1/25 MPC Jeep CJ-5 WWII/Korean Conflict Staff Car & Trailer

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I didn't realize there was once a trailer included with the 1/25 MPC World War II/Korean Conflict Jeep kit, but it looks like it was replaced by a stretcher and some weapons, and the soft top replaced by the surrey top in the most recent reissue. Hopefully the tooling still exists and Round2 can reissue the kit with the trailer parts included next time.

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Interesting..not familiar with that kit..

I checked on scalemates and found a pic of it.  Listed as a 1974 release.

https://www.scalemates.com/kits/989876-mpc-1-1210-250-jeep-cj-5

And the WW II one that reissued in 2012, looks like it had a gun that could be mounted on the Jeep.

https://www.scalemates.com/kits/158940-mpc-785-world-war-ii-jeep

There was also the Hogan's Heroes one

 https://www.scalemates.com/kits/972131-amt-31752-hogan-s-heroes-jeep

Edited by Rob Hall

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FWIW,  neither MPC Jeep (the Hogan's Heroes Jeep, or the the CJ-5 kit) are WW-II Jeeps.  Their "Hogan's Heroes" kit actually is a model of a 1946-the 60's Jeep CJ-2A,  which was the civilianized Jeep introduced right at the end of WW-II.  It really cannot be built as a true WW-II Jeep,  due to several body shell changes that were done to make it more palatable to civilian buyers after the war.  Actually, most all the miltary hardware in that kit is correct for the Korean Conflict/Early NATO, as the CJ-2 was "remilitarized" in early 1951, as the US Army M-38.  The 105mm Recoilless Rifle in that kit is a Korean War-era weapon, not seen in WW-II.   MPC's "Korean War" Jeep is the Kaiser-Jeep CJ-5, which in its military dress,  did not serve in Korea, as it was first produced in 1954, nearly a year after the Korean Armistice--first as the military M38A2 (with a split windshield), and then as the CJ-5.  It has the Kaiser-Willys developed Jeep Hurricane 4cyl,  which is an F-head unit (one set of valves in the block--the other set of 8 valves in the head as with a fully overhead valve engine.  Both are,  however, very nice kits, and build up very nicely indeed.

Art

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Isn't the Duke Of Hazzard, Daisy Duke Jeep, the Korean kit with newer parts?

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Another MPC variation on that Jeep, circa 1978.  This one can't decide what it wants to be, with Army "Ordnance" markings and a recoilless rifle, but also a chrome bumper/fog lights, modern wheels/tires, aftermarket bucket seats etc.   (With a Thompson sub-machine gun resting on the driver's seat, no less!).

It looks something like the vehicles called "technicals" these days.  Or maybe a parade car for the dictator of a small developing nation...

 

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On 12/26/2017 at 5:30 PM, Daddyfink said:

Isn't the Duke Of Hazzard, Daisy Duke Jeep, the Korean kit with newer parts?

 

Yes and no, kinda. The chassis, axles, inner wheels, and a few other doodads are shared, but most everything else is unique to each version. The Daisy Duke Jeep is closer to a '55-'69 CJ-5 with the F-Head "Hurricane" engine. I think at one point that kit did contain parts to build it as a military M38, some of them might still be lurking around as spares in the Daisy Duke version. 

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On 1/14/2018 at 8:17 PM, Chuck Most said:

Yes and no, kinda. The chassis, axles, inner wheels, and a few other doodads are shared, but most everything else is unique to each version. The Daisy Duke Jeep is closer to a '55-'69 CJ-5 with the F-Head "Hurricane" engine. I think at one point that kit did contain parts to build it as a military M38, some of them might still be lurking around as spares in the Daisy Duke version. 

The real Daisy's Jeep is an AMC Jeep CJ-5, which has a longer chassis and longer engine bay/hood (to accommodate the AMC inline 6-cylinder engine).  MPC's kit (kitted in the late 1960's) is the earlier Kaiser Jeep CJ-5, which was built to accept the Jeep Hurricane 4cyl engine, and by the middle 1960's, could be had with the former Buick V6 engine--shorter frame (very much the same as under the Jeep Universal, the old CJ-2A style bodywork).  When AMC bought Jeep from Kaiser about 1969-70, they quickly went about stretching the frame and the engine bay, so as to accept their inline 6.  Interestingly, AMC then sold all the tooling and rights for the V6 BACK to Buick, at considerably more $$ than Kaiser had paid for that when they bought the then-discontinued-by-Buick V6--and the rest of that story is history!

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Same basic kit, sans trailer, with new box art:

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Awesome! I'll buy one just for the cool box art. And probably another to build someday.

Jeff 

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Here is a review of the Hasegawa kit of the Jeep.

https://www.cybermodeler.com/hobby/kits/has/kit_has_20221.shtml

Italeri does a nice one too.

https://www.italeri.com/en/prodotto/1991/3/20

And

https://www.italeri.com/en/prodotto/572

a Fire Jeep.

I have the Italeri Jeep. It is much nicer than the MPC Jeeps, but the tires a simple halves, and a very plain. The Hasegawa Jeep is probably better than the Italeri, but can be really pricey.

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BTW, the REAL Daisy Duke Jeep was a CJ-7, longer wheel base and had the square door openings. The kit is not even close to the Jeep used in the show. And yes, I know in the show they would use anything that even resembled a Jeep for some of the stunts and a few CJ5's may have been used, but the main Jeep was a CJ7. At some point they decided to run the Jeep with no doors, so the "Dixie" logo was moved to the hood to replace the "Golden Eagle" that was on the hood. Otherwise it was just a CJ-7 Golden Eagle.

 

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Wasn't there an issue of this kit that came with a half-cab and snowplow? Or am I thinking of a different kit?

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4 hours ago, whitetrash said:

Wasn't there an issue of this kit that came with a half-cab and snowplow? Or am I thinking of a different kit?

See here, "Rusty". :rolleyes:

 

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So the Best kit for a Semi-Accurate Daisy Jeep is the elderly Monogram CJ-7 kit?

I'll have to start looking for one.

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On 5/16/2019 at 9:53 PM, Rusty92 said:

@hpiguy another great video. Looks like I’ll be getting one!

Thanks! It's the first time I've ever built it and thought it makes for a nice Jeep!

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