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Dodge 1.5ton 6x6 Truck WC-63 in 1/76...

...a metal model by MMS
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This metal model was originally released by MMS back in 2004, and they did both the WC-62 (without winch) and this one, the WC-63 (with winch). Over 20,000 of these were built in WW2 and they were used to support infantry squads.

The model is cast in white metal and was simple enough to assemble. As a metal kit you could use superglue or solder for the assembly. Given a coat of primer (I use Halfords Acrylic Grey primer spray cans) and then a coat of US Olive Drab, another acrylic spray can in the Tank Spray range from The Plastic Soldier Company. They also supplied the Allied stars I used in their range of transfers as well. The canvas tilt (which is removable) was painted in the Vallejo German Camouflage Tan which is a colour I like for canvas tilts.

The sad thing about the lovely MMS range of models is that the owner, my old friend Barry Walby, has got to a point where he has retired and the bulk of the range are no longer available, just a few remaining stock items left from his extensive range last time I heard. A real shame but it has been a pleasure to build these MMS Models over many years and it was just a random choice that I picked up the primed model from one of my drawers and decided to finish it off.  No weathering yet but certainly a model I like and which just 'looks right' to me.


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