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strongarden
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Posted: Friday, October 04, 2019 - 06:47 AM UTC
Yes very nice brass work Cheyenne, something I've yet to try.
!but dang! Hope there's an easy resolution dude.
Thanks for the link to WWII Jeeps too, will chk it out.

Regards
Dave
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Posted: Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 02:02 PM UTC
Nice brass work Glenn, I share your sentiments about p/e so you should be rightly proud when something you hate doing looks this good. But this wouldn’t be Armorama if someone didn’t point out that the glove-box door is fine, the rest of the jeep’s the wrong way round
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Posted: Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 08:20 AM UTC
PE love/hate... hate when that happens!😖 Still looking good at this stage!☀️

Cheers🍺
—mike
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Posted: Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 07:13 AM UTC
Ehm.. yes.... I hope this can be fixed easily?
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Posted: Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 06:58 AM UTC
LOL , Went back to the bench to continue working and just noticed the glove box open door is backwards .
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Posted: Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 11:51 PM UTC
Started the medic jeep . I've got a love/hate thing with pe , love the detail and look , hate using it . Pics could be a little better .....













Golikell
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Posted: Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 12:27 AM UTC
Sounds like you have had a good weekend (Y)

You might want to check out plastic aquarium plants. Specially after painting them, they look mightily realistic. Better than the moss...
https://nl.aliexpress.com/wholesale?catId=0&initiative_id=AS_20190926042556&SearchText=aquarium+plants+artificial&switch_new_app=y
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Posted: Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 12:11 AM UTC
Thanks guys , sorry for the belated bounce but September is a bad bench month for me .
After Labor Day the tourists are gone , the kids are back to school and the beaches belong to the locals , ...... and me .
College and NFL football watching on Saturday and Sunday accompanied by horse shoes and BBQ and some beers . Last Sunday was spent watching football and holding a small horse shoe tournament with awesome bbq from 10am till 2am in my yard , 3 to 4 cords of firewood needs to be split , I hit the beach around 4am and plug for stripers then bait fish and sleep in my beach chair .
Tim , thanks man , Japan must have been a very cool trip !!
Steve Broski , thanks man , yeah it's growing I've started my second medic jeep though slow progress for reasons afore mentioned .
Dave , thanks man appreciate the drop in , go to forums.g503.com for everything WW2 jeep .
Erwin , thanks man I'm glad you like it . As far as the moss goes it's not my fave either but used sparingly and adorned with grasses , small trees and ferns it does make a good space and ground foliage cover .

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Posted: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 01:48 AM UTC
Just started reading (and moreover: Watching) your thread and HOLY MACARONI!!! This is an awesome dio!!!! The amount of planning and the execution is fantastic!!!
I was not aware that the Jeeps in jungles used snow chains. Another lesson learned
My only thought is that the reindeer moss does look out of place, as it is not very tropical. But then again, this could be because I recognise it for what it is.. :
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Posted: Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 08:08 AM UTC
Wow Cheyenne this has really become a stunner, and even more so with your comments 'bout adding Artillery as well as another Jeep or three!
Enjoyed reading about the technical aspects of the jeep's hood, hinges, and wartime mounted .50's Thanks Phil!
Keep on keepin' on!

Your steady flow of images revealed a nice contrast: a tracked vehicle untracked, abandoned, derelict and forgotten forever backdropped to the all-time original rough terrain vehicle (not counting the packmule of course!) just pluggin' along:
The Willy's Jeep. Intended or not great result!
Kinda sorta like the Captain America HD (Peter Fonda R.I.P.) long chrome chopper getting its flat fixed as a farmer's horse gets re-shod.

BTW It's nice to see a set of chained wheels on stock steel rims in a jungle scene as opposed to some of the rim/tire combos some Jeeps are currently running around on in the streets and parking lots. Never to see anything more than a dirt lot or the shoulder of the roadway!

Look frwd to more jungley progress, and when it all gets pulled together Dude

Cheers
Regards Dave
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Posted: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 05:56 AM UTC
Sorry for my tardiness Bro, been building cabinets, so bunker time is out of the question till Moma get's her kitchen, lol.

And I thought I was a gluten for punishment when it comes to large base dios. This thing is huge, Cheyenne! It's all starting to gel from here, lookin really good. Where the heck ya gonna put this when it's done, or did you already mention that?

Cheers, Ski.

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Posted: Friday, September 06, 2019 - 10:44 AM UTC
Hi Cheyenne,

Just dropped in for the first time in a while and I'm loving how that jungle is spreading (a little like today's Amazon - but in reverse...)

Lovely Jeep too.

We got back from our first trip to Japan a couple of weeks ago and after visiting a couple of model shops in Tokyo and Kyoto I have suddenly developed an interest in the Pacific theatre. I'm thinking of something set in the Malayan Campaign.

So I will watching your jungle with even more interest!

Keep it coming, Tim
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Posted: Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 02:31 AM UTC
Thanks Phil , ok I promise I'll use something other than a weapon to prop the hood open .
Broken Jeep windshield , yep seen stuff like that happen before out of anger . Friend of mine once got peed over something working on his Jeep and launched a full beer bottle right into the passenger side windshield , wasn't aiming at it but his anger caused his release to fail .
Another time I was building cable tv systems out in Colorado back in the mid 70's . Snowed overnight , temps went below zero . Yahoo no work today . Friend went to clean off his Jeep to go into town to get butts , beer and food . I told him to go easy on the plastic panels but he banged on them anyway with an ice scraper and shattered his rear plastic window , a million pieces .
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Posted: Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 11:02 PM UTC
That hood hinge usually broke soon, too. I’ve not seen many flat fender hoods that weren’t broken. Also know of a guy who was so p*ssed at his Jeep that he flung his hood up so hard he shattered the panes of the windshield. Glad I wasn’t on that ride. Makes sense to get the hood up quickly with a hot radiator. There will be steam coming from the lower passenger side corner of the radiator where the vent outlet is. (I know this to be true). But could you scape up a nice stick to prop the hood? Carbines, jeeps and models; what more could I want from life? Oh yeah...
I sometimes think of that German beer cellar from a couple years back just before I go to sleep at night...
Love your work.
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Posted: Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 09:52 PM UTC
Hiya Mike , no problem man , you saw something that didn't look right and you questioned it , as you should have .

Phil , take two on the jeep hood . Well my neighbor and I were screwing around with my 2001 jeep [ sold him it in 2005 ] and we forgot [ beers ] that the jeep had a straight hinge across the top , not the arced windshield arms of a mb , gpw jeep of the 40's .
That being said I went back to scouring forums.g503.com , which I've spent more time on than building the model lol . I already knew jeeps from that period had no hood arm prop . The hood was either open or closed . As far as opening the hood with the windshield dogged down , it was possible but not practical.
Phil , you're right , wouldn't wanna work under the hood with it propped open changing a head gasket or plugs .
The scenario I've got is a propped open hood for a hot radiator [ modeled the cap off ] , let cool , add water , nothing mechanical being done . Can't really change it anyway , I've checked and I'll do more harm than good , so I gotta leave it as is .
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Posted: Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 07:09 AM UTC

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...Soooo after making a short story long , I'll have to redo it...


Hey Cheyenne,
Didn’t intend to hit the guy working under the hood with a wrench.🔧💥 I was just uncertain about the windshield/hood positioning. Ultimately, the Jeep still looks great as is, and it boils down to whatever “you” like. Keep moving forward with this fantastic build!

Cheers🍺
—mike
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Posted: Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 06:22 AM UTC
I've seen people use stupider things propping open hoods , a weapon no exception . Yet I have a better reason for this canvas covered windshield attached to the hood to be a bogus scenario ....... it's physically impossible !!! Went over to my neighbors house across the street , sold him my 2005 Wrangler [ think it was 2005 ] , anyway the length of the hood vs the height of the windshield are almost the same when the jeep windshield is down on the hood , but the hood is higher than the windshield when raised , lol . So if one were to latch the windshield to the hood while the hood was down and then tried to open the hood with the windshield still attached you would only get it about a quarter of the way open before it reached a point where it could no longer be raised . A coupe of beers with my neighbor and some redneck scientific experimental tests proved it !!!
Soooo after making a short story long , I'll have to redo it , thanks Phil for the heads up and liking me jungle !!! lol
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Posted: Monday, August 26, 2019 - 11:32 PM UTC
Hi Cheyenne, this jungle place of yours is awesome. Feels sticky for sure. As an owner/operator of a Willys I would beg you to reconsider the windshield and hood setup. I’ve had my head under the hood of mine a lot and I’ve seen other drivers under theirs. We trail ride stock, vintage jeeps from the forties. No one would work under the hood with the windshield attached. The windshield is heavy and awkward. The hood is flimsy and wobbly. The chances of bumping the rifle are very great because there are many owie places down inside the Engine bay. And the weight of that windshield is going to make more hurt to the head. Also, no rifleman I know is going to use his precious carbine to hold up the hood in a war zone.
Standard OP is get out, cuss, pop the hood latches, pop the windshield latches, raise the windshield, raise the hood without slamming it into the windshield, and then cuss again. Takes seconds.
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Posted: Sunday, August 25, 2019 - 11:18 AM UTC
Jerry , thanks for the high marks man , really appreciate them !!!

Mike thanks dude !! The real deal had openings in the canvas cover and the hooks clamped onto the windshield itself . The resin cover I used was all simulated canvas with no molded on openings . It would have been a bit of a nightmare to try and grind out openings in the resin , simulate the little bit of windshield showing and match that up to the hood clamps . As it is I placed the windshield hooks on the hood in not exactly the right place . The windshield hooks should be on the hood just above the hood hooks that are attached to the fender .
I tried using two small bits of pe to simulate the openings but it didn't work out to good .
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Posted: Sunday, August 25, 2019 - 07:26 AM UTC
Outstanding work as always, Cheyenne!

One question: Are the hood-latches on the Jeep hooked to the windshield’s canvas cover somehow? I’ve never seen it done like that before.

Cheers🍺
—mike
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Posted: Sunday, August 25, 2019 - 02:28 AM UTC
Wow man,every single separate piece you built is impressive but when they all come together it is very very overwhelming,culminating in that last view,which is,in my mind,the "money shot"!
Seriously cool and also nice to see a Far East concept for once.
J
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Posted: Sunday, August 25, 2019 - 12:07 AM UTC
Thanks Piet , I'm the one who should be thanking you . My journey into the PTO and especially doing the Buddha was inspired by your temple build way back when .
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Posted: Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 11:54 PM UTC
Thanks Tim , once I decide where the jeeps will be placed on the road they'll be properly snugged down into the terra firma .

A side note on the jeep and the 50 cal .
Widely seen in the ETO and rarely seen in the PTO I've read many times how stupid this match up was .
Vets claim you had a better chance hitting a target throwing a rock at it than using a 50 mounted on a jeep .
Jeeps have a high center of gravity even without the mounted 50 . The made for jeep mount for the 50 and 30 , M31c tore the floor boards up quite often , especially with the 50 .
Dashboard mounts were used too but that 50 shook everything up bad .
The preferred weapon was the 30 . Yet I couldn't resist using the 50 cause it does look intimidating in a " smile wait for flash " kinda way and yes it was used .

This will be my lead jeep for the JASO group , the second a radio jeep and trailer maybe with the 30 mounted and I plan on incorporating a medic jeep also .

The open space to the left might have a Marine 155 howitzer or a M7 . I'd prefer the Marine 155 cause that's what the Army - Marine JASCO group was sighting for . After realizing visual ground sighting was impractical the Marines used Army Pipers to do the sighting . Soon after the Marine arty left the Philippines and was replaced by Army arty .
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Posted: Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 11:46 PM UTC
The Buddha head .....WOW !
Overall an excellent project
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Posted: Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 05:08 PM UTC
Yikes incoming image barrage! There’s my ride dude (with the 50 cal)…although seems to have some helium in the t*res? Awesome monochrome too, but the colo*r paint job on Buddha’s face stays in my all-time top 5 items on this forum – maybe Jerry could give you a chapter in his meisterwerk, this is getting off the scale