Yet another masterpiece of our military history has been captured by master modeler Jim Lewis of GunTruck Models!
Here is what Jim had to say…
Here’s a new project in the works. There’s a Holiday Challenge going on on one of the AFV modeling forums I frequent where a member is putting on a friendly event challenging members to build a model during this time – from December 20 to January 4, 2009.
You can do anything you want to it, select any subject – just finish the damn thing!
Well, these are hard to resist, so I jumped in and selected a truck to model. I simply cannot build anything strictly Out of the Box-style. So, that is my challenge. I am afraid if I don’t resist the temptation to tweak something – I won’t make it!
My entry is the outstanding Skybow (now AFV Club) Dodge WC-62/63 Squad Personnel Carrier. If you have never built Armor, or Softskins, then you’d be in for a treat with this kit. It is simply the best 1 1/2-tonner yet done in 1:35th scale. It’s one of the all-time best out there for wheeled vehicles, so good that an OOB build renders excellent results for most modelers.
In one long (13 hours) day – I got the miniature virtually built.