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Title: LRDG 30cwt Chevrolet truck
Post by: ultravanillasmurf on March 22, 2018, 05:22:12 PM
An iconic vehicle for the LRDG, with various weapon loads.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_Range_Desert_Group (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_Range_Desert_Group)

Now I wonder if I have a photograph of the IWM example.

Inspired by Captain Blood's  CMP.
Title: Re: LRDG 30cwt Chevrolet truck
Post by: Rubicon Models on March 22, 2018, 05:45:41 PM
Still trying to get references books or material on the truck with "various weapon loads" and "configurations"... Unfortunately, not much info and hard to find one which is really good!  :(
Title: Re: LRDG 30cwt Chevrolet truck
Post by: Captain Blood on March 23, 2018, 06:23:44 PM
 :)

That’d be great!
Title: Re: LRDG 30cwt Chevrolet truck
Post by: ultravanillasmurf on March 23, 2018, 10:45:11 PM
:)

That’d be great!
Let us find them some references...
Title: Re: LRDG 30cwt Chevrolet truck
Post by: Rubicon Models on March 23, 2018, 10:49:31 PM
Let us find them some references...

Much appreciated!  ;)

Just to show our appreciation... here is a teaser!
NOT a project yet, just something we are exploring as a training exercise for our new staff!

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/UK%20Truck/Chervolet%20Truck%20180322-1_zpsyypnzpxo.jpg)

Enjoy!
;)
Title: Re: LRDG 30cwt Chevrolet truck
Post by: Captain Blood on March 24, 2018, 01:04:00 AM
How detailed reference material do you need to work from? There are many, many contemporary photographs of the LRDG chevrolets, and the Imperial War Museum appear to have one of the vehicles in their collection... I’m sure there are other surviving / restored examples. I guess it’s not possible to get the actual blueprints for the original 1940s vehicles to work from. What kind of reference / source material do you use for your other projects if it’s not photographs and surviving examples?
Title: Re: LRDG 30cwt Chevrolet truck
Post by: ripley on March 24, 2018, 07:36:35 AM
And there are a few good web sites out there . Even found one LRDG fan  site out of Germany , with lots of info and war time photos . Some sites also list reference sources and books that would be of interest to those wanting to expand their knowledge of the various LRDG squadrons
Title: Re: LRDG 30cwt Chevrolet truck
Post by: ultravanillasmurf on March 24, 2018, 04:21:25 PM
It turns out I have only one photograph of the example at the IWM, and that is not particularly informative.
(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-x0P-SHESWLQ/WrYG0eScg_I/AAAAAAAADaw/XwaReITIpGgHbcxX7TC0emlh0aNLCzNIQCLcBGAs/s1600/lrdgchevy1.png)

The bibliography in Osprey's Warrior 148: Long Range Desert Patrolman is also a good start.
Title: Re: LRDG 30cwt Chevrolet truck
Post by: ripley on March 24, 2018, 10:30:24 PM
 That's the only photo you took , or the only one you can find ? lol , rusty fuel cans  . I feel your pain , took a whole bunch of photos of a T-34/85 in Prague , back in the 90s and left the lens cap on  :-[
Title: Re: LRDG 30cwt Chevrolet truck
Post by: ultravanillasmurf on March 25, 2018, 01:00:29 AM
I think I took that photograph and another one of the cans.

Though there is not a lot of big hardware there (not like Duxford or Bovington) there was a lot and I just did not photograph it (the IWM is where the three Jerry cans photograph came from).

At Bovington I did not photograph the KV-1...
Title: Re: LRDG 30cwt Chevrolet truck
Post by: ultravanillasmurf on April 11, 2018, 05:11:55 PM
Yippee!

Work in progress here: http://forum.rubiconmodels.com/index.php?topic=722.0 (http://forum.rubiconmodels.com/index.php?topic=722.0)