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British LRDG Chevrolet 30cwt Truck - 3D Drawings 180411
« on: April 11, 2018, 12:38:24 PM »
No more complaints... last of the April Fools mystery unveiled!
Project for an LRDG Chevrolet 30cwt truck had begun!

Please check for details and omissions so that we can revise it before sending the truck for 3d prototyping.  Much appreciated!











Enjoy!
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Re: British LRDG Chevrolet 30cwt Truck - 3D Drawings 180411
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2018, 02:27:36 PM »
This looks like a fun kit.  I always liked the Matchbox 1/76 scale version.  It has to come with lots of stowage though - which is a good excuse to do some of the specifically British items missing from the current Allied stowage sprue, and maybe improve on your sculpting of soft stowage like blanket rolls.  Some suggestions:

- teapot or similar item for brewing up
- British-style pressed steel ammo boxes
- proper British knapsacks
- ration boxes
- generic crates and barrels

The tread patterns and the shape of the tyres aren't correct.  The tyres were fatter, and had a diamond tread pattern which was quite distinctive.

Also, it's a small point but the petrol can racks on the running-boards are mis-shapen.  For some reason I can't post photos, but the rack was higher and the guard around the top was vertical, not sloping.  I think the petrol cans themselves are also underscale in your drawing.
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Re: British LRDG Chevrolet 30cwt Truck - 3D Drawings 180411
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2018, 05:10:13 PM »
Nice start.

I just looked at the photographs on Wikipedia https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_Range_Desert_Group.

The structures on the front mudguards look like tanks in the drawing but appear to be rolled up sand mats.


Pinky's comment about the can holder can be illustrated by the above photograph. I can see how the shape of the model was "seen" or it might be a variation.

Really looking forward to this one (or three).

Now, how about the heavy weapons option? That would please the Italian gamer/modellers ^__^.
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Re: British LRDG Chevrolet 30cwt Truck - 3D Drawings 180411
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2018, 05:13:52 PM »
The structures on the front mudguards look like tanks in the drawing but appear to be rolled up sand mats.

Yes, we are aware of it.  Those are a placeholder when we are doing the 3d drawings (with the correct size and measurement).  Once done, we will pass the file to our 3d sculptors to do the rolled up sand mats in details.

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« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2018, 05:16:15 PM »
Now, how about the heavy weapons option? That would please the Italian gamer/modellers ^__^.

If you are talking about a Breda 20mm AA Gun, that will be a separate project as we wanted all guns to be a standalone project.

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« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2018, 05:57:39 PM »
Now, how about the heavy weapons option? That would please the Italian gamer/modellers ^__^.

If you are talking about a Breda 20mm AA Gun, that will be a separate project as we wanted all guns to be a standalone project.
I thought it would be, I do not want to be buying multiples of the Breda if I am building troop carriers ^__^. Much better use of the two two sprues for stowage.

Thanks.

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« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2018, 06:01:26 PM »
The structures on the front mudguards look like tanks in the drawing but appear to be rolled up sand mats.

Yes, we are aware of it.  Those are a placeholder when we are doing the 3d drawings (with the correct size and measurement).  Once done, we will pass the file to our 3d sculptors to do the rolled up sand mats in details.
Cool, that explains it. Thanks.

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Re: British LRDG Chevrolet 30cwt Truck - 3D Drawings 180411
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2018, 08:44:44 PM »
Wow , very nice . So much potential to go wild with the stowage and weapons load out  ;D
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Re: British LRDG Chevrolet 30cwt Truck - 3D Drawings 180411
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2018, 07:01:12 AM »
Very happy to see this. Thank you and well done Rubicon  8)

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Re: British LRDG Chevrolet 30cwt Truck - 3D Drawings 180411
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2018, 06:05:37 PM »
What other countries made regular use (not captured) of the Chevrolet WB 30cwt truck?
Was it only used by the Long Range Desert Group?

Chevrolet WB 30cwt Truck (LRDG) with a 37mm Bofors:

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« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2018, 08:44:04 PM »
The tread patterns and the shape of the tyres aren't correct.  The tyres were fatter, and had a diamond tread pattern which was quite distinctive.

We are aware a good portion of the LRDG tyres will the diamond tread pattern, but this pattern is basically not possible to mould with a standard injection mould.  The only alternative is the current design which is also found in historical photos.  One way to create the diamond tread pattern is the use of rubber injection tyres... a questionable alternative solution.  We are still looking into other ways to solve this technical issue.

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« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2018, 09:01:14 PM »
The tread patterns and the shape of the tyres aren't correct.  The tyres were fatter, and had a diamond tread pattern which was quite distinctive.

We are aware a good portion of the LRDG tyres will the diamond tread pattern, but this pattern is basically not possible to mould with a standard injection mould.  The only alternative is the current design which is also found in historical photos.  One way to create the diamond tread pattern is the use of rubber injection tyres... a questionable alternative solution.  We are still looking into other ways to solve this technical issue.
Would it be possible to do a resin upgrade option for the tyres at a later date?

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Re: British LRDG Chevrolet 30cwt Truck - 3D Drawings 180411
« Reply #12 on: April 12, 2018, 10:04:53 PM »
Please, no rubber tyres...

I can see how this is an issue, but the diamond tread pattern is very distinctive.  Maybe this would justify including resin wheels? 

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Re: British LRDG Chevrolet 30cwt Truck - 3D Drawings 180411
« Reply #13 on: April 20, 2018, 06:57:58 PM »
What other countries made regular use (not captured) of the Chevrolet WB 30cwt truck?


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