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Jimmy_P

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Re: Willys MB - The Jeep - Winter Tyre 171123
« Reply #165 on: December 22, 2017, 08:01:25 AM »

Are there any plans to do a US Airborne crew/version or is the standard US one appropriate for Airborne use?

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Re: Willys MB - The Jeep - Winter Tyre 171123
« Reply #166 on: December 25, 2017, 02:53:43 PM »
Can i suggest an update set for the desert sas version with extra spare wheel ,loads of jerry cans ammo boxes and stowage etc. Maybe a US or British radio sets for the airborne/recce versions

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Re: Willys MB - The Jeep - Winter Tyre 171123
« Reply #167 on: December 25, 2017, 03:16:14 PM »
Can i suggest an update set for the desert sas version with extra spare wheel ,loads of jerry cans ammo boxes and stowage etc. Maybe a US or British radio sets for the airborne/recce versions
It might be worth looking at this Allied Stowage set.

Though spare wheels, crew and additional weapons to match the Boot Action LRDG load out would be useful.


Shortened jerry can set (one W^D can, half of the four can moulding and a German one).
« Last Edit: December 25, 2017, 03:22:03 PM by ultravanillasmurf »

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Re: Willys MB - The Jeep - Winter Tyre 171123
« Reply #168 on: December 25, 2017, 11:30:11 PM »
got that set on order

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Re: Willys MB - The Jeep - Winter Tyre 171123
« Reply #169 on: December 25, 2017, 11:56:35 PM »
got that set on order
Both sets are good.

It might be worth having a look at the wish list for the next set:
http://forum.rubiconmodels.com/index.php?topic=657.0
« Last Edit: December 26, 2017, 12:10:25 AM by ultravanillasmurf »

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Re: Willys MB - The Jeep - Stowage 171229
« Reply #170 on: December 29, 2017, 12:38:29 PM »
While the topic is still hot on stowage, here are some bits that we are working on for Willys MB!
More to come...







Enjoy!
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Re: Willys MB - The Jeep - Stowage 171229
« Reply #171 on: December 29, 2017, 01:12:04 PM »
Those look pretty good . Could even find uses for them on other vehicles as well , not just the Jeep . You seem to have a mix of US ( entrenching tool & helmet ) and British ( small pack )  personal kit   . Might be better to keep the large pieces of gear generic , like the ammo cans  ( 50 cal used by US , Brits , even the Russians ), gas can , crate and tarps . Make the country specific stuff separate so it can be used to accent  a variety of vehicle types . Or just make generic large pieces , the modeller can add his own bits to compliment his army of origin

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Re: Willys MB - The Jeep - Stowage 171229
« Reply #172 on: December 29, 2017, 03:17:13 PM »
Could you do something to the group of ammo cans 4 together in a perfect straight line like that just doesnt look right to me, maybe staggered a bit not so neat.

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Re: Willys MB - The Jeep - Stowage 171229
« Reply #173 on: December 29, 2017, 05:23:59 PM »
Interesting idea.

I do agree with somtec about the ammo boxes, there is nothing holding them together so why are they in a regimented line? Also, the blocks of stowage are sitting on top of each other, there is nothing keeping them in place. Straps and tarps might help.

I also agree with Ripley, generic stowage is more useful than nation specific. Nation specific items should just be separate.

Oh, and please, an additional call for individual ammo boxes (plastic or resin).
« Last Edit: December 29, 2017, 05:25:30 PM by ultravanillasmurf »

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Re: Willys MB - The Jeep - Stowage 171229
« Reply #174 on: December 30, 2017, 02:51:04 AM »
The blanket rolls and other soft items still look very rigid and unnatural.  And the arrangement of some of this isn't very convincing - like stacking jerrycans horizontally (no-one did this).  Also - as others mentioned, ammo boxes won't be in perfect lines unless they're held in place or pushed up against something.
« Last Edit: December 31, 2017, 10:13:22 AM by Pinky »

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Re: Willys MB - The Jeep - Winter Tyre 171123
« Reply #175 on: December 30, 2017, 07:12:10 PM »

Are there any plans to do a US Airborne crew/version or is the standard US one appropriate for Airborne use?

* cough cough *


Stowage looks nice (though agree with the points above).


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Re: Willys MB - The Jeep - More Jeep Crew 170711
« Reply #176 on: January 20, 2018, 04:01:54 PM »
Our work didn't just stopped when a product is released.
Supporting items, such as additional figures (for different
war theatres)

So may we hope for a Soviet version of the Jeep?

The crew could be reused if you ever release a GAZ.


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Re: Willys MB - The Jeep - More Jeep Crew 170711
« Reply #177 on: January 20, 2018, 04:19:29 PM »
So may we hope for a Soviet version of the Jeep?

We do have some initial Soviet crew sculpts lying around the studio... just haven't get posted!



Enjoy!
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Re: Willys MB - The Jeep - Stowage 171229
« Reply #178 on: January 20, 2018, 10:51:57 PM »
I like the Commisar figure  with the bottle . He would work in a Berlin 45 diorama meeting up with US troops , pass the vodka Comrade . Actually, all variations would work depending on the stituation ( game ,  static model , or diorama ) Nice one Rubicon