Beyond The Sprues

Modelling => Completed GBs => Group and Themed Builds => Treadhead/Armour GB => Topic started by: Old Wombat on October 05, 2016, 11:10:05 PM

Title: M3A1 White Scout Car air defence - FINISHED - pic's pg.3
Post by: Old Wombat on October 05, 2016, 11:10:05 PM
No idea what but I'll start something soon! :)
Title: Re: Place Holder
Post by: LemonJello on October 05, 2016, 11:12:12 PM
Excellent. More entries! MORE, MOAR!!!!!!!
Title: Re: M3A1 White Scout Car air defence
Post by: Old Wombat on October 11, 2016, 06:53:45 PM
Here we have the obligatory sprues-&-box shots:


The White Scout Car;
(http://i459.photobucket.com/albums/qq311/GPlachy/M3A1%20White%20Scout%20Car_20mm/DSCN3896_zpskpsb2wqv.jpg)

The Air Defence (is from this sprue of this boxing);
(http://i459.photobucket.com/albums/qq311/GPlachy/M3A1%20White%20Scout%20Car_20mm/DSCN3897_zpsqngefebe.jpg)


Cheers! :icon_beer:
Title: Re: M3A1 White Scout Car air defence
Post by: ChernayaAkula on October 11, 2016, 11:07:00 PM
Interesting concept!  :)
Title: Re: M3A1 White Scout Car air defence
Post by: Frank3k on October 11, 2016, 11:52:14 PM
The White Scout car is a favorite of mine. This will be good. Are you going to slap wings and rockets on the torpedoes to make them "aerial" torpedoes?
Title: Re: M3A1 White Scout Car air defence
Post by: Claymore on October 12, 2016, 02:35:58 AM
Looking forward to this one.  :)
Title: Re: M3A1 White Scout Car air defence
Post by: LemonJello on October 12, 2016, 04:36:19 AM
This will be so good.
Title: Re: M3A1 White Scout Car air defence
Post by: finsrin on October 12, 2016, 04:56:09 AM
PT conversion kit looks like perfect source for air defense parts.  Switching PT boat intended parts to land use is resourceful.
Title: Re: M3A1 White Scout Car air defence
Post by: Old Wombat on October 25, 2016, 07:59:57 PM
OK, my mojo's slipped a bit & this build is dragging its @r$e but I've got it sectioned into modules & most of them are built.

Here they are sitting it the box waiting for a small mojo boost & paint.

(http://i459.photobucket.com/albums/qq311/GPlachy/M3A1%20White%20Scout%20Car_20mm/DSCN4149_zps74kknjwt.jpg)
Title: Re: M3A1 White Scout Car air defence
Post by: buzzbomb on October 26, 2016, 06:07:15 AM
Sssssssss... that was the sound of a Mojo injection.

this is sounding and looking too good to faf about... so....

Get on with !!!! ;D ;D
Title: Re: M3A1 White Scout Car air defence
Post by: apophenia on October 26, 2016, 01:17:09 PM
If all else fails, trial-fit the Bofors onto the back of the Scout Car. If that doesn't get your mojo juices flowing, consult a physician immediately  :o
Title: Re: M3A1 White Scout Car air defence
Post by: Old Wombat on October 26, 2016, 03:12:38 PM
Nah, it's general life issues getting in the way of being able to sit down & focus, maybe in the next couple of days ... with luck. ;)
Title: Re: M3A1 White Scout Car air defence
Post by: Old Wombat on November 25, 2016, 02:46:15 PM
Hi, guys! :D

Just to let you know this is still happening I've provided pic's of where I'm at now. :))

(http://i459.photobucket.com/albums/qq311/GPlachy/M3A1%20White%20Scout%20Car_20mm/DSCN4199_zpsb3atrjj9.jpg)

(http://i459.photobucket.com/albums/qq311/GPlachy/M3A1%20White%20Scout%20Car_20mm/DSCN4197_zpsbticavk8.jpg)

The Oerlikon is only sitting there, for now. It's slow going, in dribs & drabs but I'm getting there. :)

However, if there isn't an extension (Hello, mod's! ;) ) there's no way it's going to be finished before the end of the GB. :(
Title: Re: M3A1 White Scout Car air defence
Post by: tankmodeler on November 25, 2016, 10:48:05 PM
Without adding to your woes, what about having fold down sides like a German Mobelwagen? Raise up the Oerlikon base a bit, fold down the sides and back as an additional platform and then jacks to stabilise the whole thing. Those 20mms need a bit more swing room than the back of a Scout car can really provide.

Passenger seat well could hold ammo drums instead.

Just injecting a little mojo...
Title: Re: M3A1 White Scout Car air defence
Post by: Old Wombat on November 26, 2016, 11:36:55 PM
You're absolutely correct but this is a field mod using a salvaged weapon on an available platform.

It's extremely imperfect & awkward, which is part of its charm.

Also, this is Phase 2 of what was a 3 phase adaptation (Phase 3 involves losing the skate-rail & the front windscreen).
Title: Re: M3A1 White Scout Car air defence
Post by: kerick on November 27, 2016, 01:22:15 AM
Looking really good!
I was thinking sort of the same thing about the room in the bed. Too late to extend the bed to the rear, I know you want to get on with this one. Just my $0.02 worth.
Title: Re: M3A1 White Scout Car air defence
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on November 27, 2016, 05:49:12 AM
Very innovative use for that 20mm Oerlikon on the standard naval mount which I might add is quite heavy.  A darned shame the Italeri PT Boat update set did not offer the light weight tripod mount that replaced the heavier mount you have on smaller combatants.  Maybe the Mk II version will incorporate that upgrade?  :)
Title: Re: M3A1 White Scout Car air defence
Post by: Claymore on November 27, 2016, 07:55:22 AM
Looking great and I love the idea of the awkward, none too perfect field mod.  Just the sort of thing some innovative and bored mechs are going to get up to.    8) :)
Title: Re: M3A1 White Scout Car air defence
Post by: Old Wombat on November 27, 2016, 09:41:03 PM
Thanks, guys! :)


I knew you'd get where I'm coming from, Claymore! ;)
Title: Re: M3A1 White Scout Car air defence
Post by: buzzbomb on November 28, 2016, 07:09:14 AM
Works for me. I like the field mod idea. Certainly not the craziest thing that may have been jacked together in the field
Title: Re: M3A1 White Scout Car air defence
Post by: Frank3k on November 28, 2016, 08:33:53 AM
I like it! It reminds me of a WWII version of an M151 with a recoilless rifle.
Title: Re: M3A1 White Scout Car air defence
Post by: Old Wombat on November 28, 2016, 08:43:05 AM
Thanks, gents! :)
Title: Re: M3A1 White Scout Car air defence
Post by: LemonJello on November 28, 2016, 08:44:31 PM
At first glance, you'd think you were done with this, it has that "field expedient" and well-used look to it.  I like it!

I'll have a word with the mod about an extension - 1 week or 2?
Title: Re: M3A1 White Scout Car air defence
Post by: Old Wombat on November 28, 2016, 09:38:47 PM
Thanks, mate! ;)

With work & family life at the moment? :-\

2 would be nice, I might make it in 1 but 2 gives me lee-way for the unexpected. :icon_alabanza:
Title: Re: M3A1 White Scout Car air defence
Post by: Dr. YoKai on November 30, 2016, 09:32:58 PM
That is mighty nifty. Field expedient or no, it looks plenty intimidating to me.
Title: Re: M3A1 White Scout Car air defence
Post by: finsrin on December 01, 2016, 09:21:33 AM
Spot on as field mod. :)
Very plausible as being done during WW2 somewhere.
Did I hear nifty ?    It is nifty !
Title: Re: M3A1 White Scout Car air defence
Post by: Old Wombat on December 01, 2016, 11:26:17 PM
Thanks, gents! :)

Still slow going, but getting there! ;)
Title: Re: M3A1 White Scout Car air defence
Post by: Old Wombat on December 05, 2016, 12:43:24 PM
Almost there! :)


But, as I'm an idiot, I decided to move it up to the Phase 3 mod; so have been hacking & slicing & am about to fix the paint job up. ::)
Title: Re: M3A1 White Scout Car air defence
Post by: Claymore on December 06, 2016, 05:45:49 AM
Just a little bit more and... twang, ping, thud... DOH!  :o ;)
Title: Re: M3A1 White Scout Car air defence
Post by: Camthalion on December 07, 2016, 02:33:55 PM
very nice
Title: Re: M3A1 White Scout Car air defence
Post by: Old Wombat on December 08, 2016, 09:27:20 PM
Thanks! :)


I'm calling this done, for now. Photo's tomorrow. :))
Title: Re: M3A1 White Scout Car air defence
Post by: LemonJello on December 08, 2016, 10:47:40 PM
Can't wait to see it!
Title: Re: M3A1 White Scout Car air defence
Post by: Old Wombat on December 09, 2016, 05:44:29 PM
The story of this M3A1 White scout car is quite quirky & is designed to cover my heavy handedness with the weathering (I have far too much fun doing it :-[ ).

Vehicle #6074135 was, originally, destined for the US Marine Corps. However, an emergency order placed by the Australian government saw it transported to Australia, where it was supplied to the Head Quarters company of the Royal Australian Marines 27th Battalion in late 1941 (as opposed to the 2/27th Battalion AIF, which was still serving in North Africa).

Deployed to the Milne Bay landings during the New Guinea campaign #6074135 was accidentally dropped overboard next to the dock at Milne Bay. Spending a week on the sea floor before being salvaged it was not used during the following battles but it had the engine & drive train stripped down, cleaned out & rebuilt, & was given a bit of a rinse.

Its next deployment was to Western New Guinea, where it became bogged in the tidal mangrove swamps, & spent 3 days being submerged in sea water twice a day before being hauled out, having the engine, drive train stripped down, cleaned out & rebuilt, & being given another bit of a rinse. This time, however, it did serve as a recce vehicle. While on this campaign #6074135 became the recipient of a 20mm Oerlikon cannon stripped from a US Navy PT boat, that had been run ashore after being severely damaged by Japanese aircraft, & lost the middle 2 seats of the crew compartment.

After the Western New Guinea operations the crew compartment had 2 seats removed from the rear & a locker for 20mm Oerlikon magazines installed. Two machine guns, the .50 cal & a .30 cal, were also removed at this time to reduce the vehicle’s weight.

Its third landing, on New Britain, saw the landing craft lodge on a sand bar, where it dropped its ramp, & vehicle #6074135 dropped into water up to the base of its windscreen. Somehow the driver managed to coax it up onto the beach without stalling. It was at this time that “it” became a “she”, when the name “HMA Submersible Rusty Bottom” was given to her. During this campaign she was credited with the shooting down of 2 Japanese bombers, an Aichi D3A1 Val & a Mitsubishi G3M2 Model 21 Nell.

After this deployment Rusty Bottom lost her windscreen, doors & skate-rail, one of the remaining 2 crew compartment seats, the other being moved to on top of the access hatch between the front seats, & the .30 cal machine gun was moved to a mount in front of the front passenger seat.

Her 4th & final posting of the war was to Bougainville & the 2nd Battle of Rabaul. During this battle she was credited with 3 more aircraft kills; another Aichi D3A1 Val, a Kawasaki Ki-48 IIc Lily & a A6M5 Type 0 Model 52 Zero. By the end of the battle aircraft attacks were almost unheard of & she spent the last days of the war assisting the troops in the house-to-house fighting in the fringes of the city, using her 20mm as an anti-sniper weapon. The mixed Australian forces of the 3rd Australian Division & the 2nd Royal Australian Marines Division, numbering a total of approximately 15,000 soldiers & marines at any time, accepted the surrender of over 60,000 Japanese troops.

Curiously, despite her 3 dips in the ocean, Rusty Bottom suffered no damage, from either her immersions or from enemy fire, other than a tendency to rust.

At the end of the war she was brought back to Australia & scrapped.


(http://i459.photobucket.com/albums/qq311/GPlachy/M3A1%20White%20Scout%20Car_20mm/DSCN4204_zpsthukmx7a.jpg)

(http://i459.photobucket.com/albums/qq311/GPlachy/M3A1%20White%20Scout%20Car_20mm/DSCN4205_zpsnm45qweh.jpg)

(http://i459.photobucket.com/albums/qq311/GPlachy/M3A1%20White%20Scout%20Car_20mm/DSCN4206_zpsa4pfrxf3.jpg)

(http://i459.photobucket.com/albums/qq311/GPlachy/M3A1%20White%20Scout%20Car_20mm/DSCN4207_zpsexgcphtn.jpg)

(http://i459.photobucket.com/albums/qq311/GPlachy/M3A1%20White%20Scout%20Car_20mm/DSCN4208_zpsjgn5mevq.jpg)



Well, that's all, folks! :)


(For now, at least. ;) )
Title: Re: M3A1 White Scout Car air defence
Post by: Logan Hartke on December 09, 2016, 10:56:40 PM
The cut down sides and extra guns lend a greater air of authenticity, since it almost seems like the M3A1 going back "to its roots".

(https://handcartz.smugmug.com/Hobbies/T7-SCOUT-CAR/i-XGNKbvk/0/XL/phot5087a-XL.jpg)

Cheers,

Logan
Title: Re: M3A1 White Scout Car air defence
Post by: Old Wombat on December 10, 2016, 03:24:52 AM
Thanks, Logan! :)
Title: Re: M3A1 White Scout Car air defence
Post by: Claymore on December 10, 2016, 05:04:07 AM
The story of this M3A1 White scout car is quite quirky & is designed to cover my heavy handedness with the weathering (I have far too much fun doing it :-[ ).

<Snip>

At the end of the war she was brought back to Australia & scrapped.

Well, that's all, folks! :)

(For now, at least. ;) )

Stunning!  I love the back story and the model itself is both superbly made and endearing in its concept.  This is what whiffing is all about!  Bravo Sir!!  :)
Title: Re: M3A1 White Scout Car air defence - FINISHED - pic's pg.3
Post by: LemonJello on December 10, 2016, 09:38:55 AM
Very well done! So glad you got it finished.
Title: Re: M3A1 White Scout Car air defence - FINISHED - pic's pg.3
Post by: apophenia on December 10, 2016, 11:01:47 AM
Yeah, "authenticity" is the word. That really does look the field-mod business  :)
Title: Re: M3A1 White Scout Car air defence - FINISHED - pic's pg.3
Post by: Old Wombat on December 10, 2016, 02:36:47 PM
Thanks you all, kind sirs! :icon_alabanza:
Title: Re: M3A1 White Scout Car air defence - FINISHED - pic's pg.3
Post by: buzzbomb on December 11, 2016, 05:05:20 PM
works, just works.
The "sports car" cut downs sell it

Great job
Title: Re: M3A1 White Scout Car air defence - FINISHED - pic's pg.3
Post by: Old Wombat on December 11, 2016, 07:31:59 PM
Thanks heaps, Brian! :)