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m35a1 m55 quad
thefngreek
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Posted: Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 02:32 AM UTC
This is my first Vietnam gun truck! i am pretty far into the build. I gonna try and do a diorama which will also be a first for me .. Anyways here are some pictures of where im at so feed back is always welcome... feel free to let me know if its accurate, if its wrong, if it looks like crap or if its good! Haha thanks
thefngreek
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Posted: Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 02:33 AM UTC
under carriage
thefngreek
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Posted: Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 02:35 AM UTC
m55 trailor which is pretty much scratched built.. The PE is from lionRoar m55 detail.






thefngreek
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Posted: Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 02:38 AM UTC
this is the 50 cal ammo bins... the PE for this is from eduard m35a1 set. The ammo bins didnt fit well at all so i had to think of some way to support them. I bet some kind of truck had this kind of ammo feed system.. if not or if there was a more common way please let me know



thefngreek
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Posted: Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 02:39 AM UTC
here is the motor.. This F'n think took a week to do!!
thefngreek
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Posted: Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 02:40 AM UTC
and here is the cabin



bat-213
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Posted: Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 04:15 AM UTC
great start on your build ,will watch .
thefngreek
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Posted: Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 10:29 PM UTC
does anybody know how many crew members serve on a gun truck?
infofrog
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Posted: Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 10:47 PM UTC
Looks good .
Amazing work so far .
Is that one of those Nancy trucks ?
Rick
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Posted: Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 11:05 PM UTC

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does anybody know how many crew members serve on a gun truck?



I guess it may depend on the gun truck type...AFAIK, it usually consisted of a driver, two gunners, a non-commissioned officer, and sometimes a grenadier armed with an M79 grenade launcher.



H.P.
thefngreek
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Posted: Friday, February 20, 2015 - 09:55 PM UTC
Thanks to all the people trying to help me! and yes this is a "nancy" truck but i want to call it something else cause there are too many nancy trucks out there haha. Does anybody have any catchy names or have pictures of a truck with this type of configuration? ...Anyways i am almost finished with this truck! Right now i am currently scratch building sand bags to fill the bed with using tissues and decor sand and it is coming out very nice!
here are some pictures

thefngreek
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Posted: Friday, February 20, 2015 - 09:58 PM UTC




HeavyArty
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Posted: Friday, February 20, 2015 - 10:03 PM UTC
Coming along nicely. Great job so far. I see you filled in the exhaust hole on the right front fender. Lots of people leave it, but it shouldn't be there on an M35A1.

For name ideas, here is a link to the Army Transportation Museum website that lists most (if not all) the guntrucks used in Vietnam. Most have pics too. If you poke around the site, there is a wealth of guntruck info there.
namengr
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Posted: Friday, February 20, 2015 - 10:59 PM UTC
Nice build! If you check the HARD RIDE and Have Guns will Travel books by James Lyles, they have a lot of pictures and info.
thefngreek
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Posted: Sunday, February 22, 2015 - 02:00 AM UTC
thanks heavy arty for the website.. i checked it out and liked a few of the names but i don;t know... its feel right to name it after a completely different truck.. i guess i gonna see if i can find one of the Hard Ride books at a book store or something and maybe get a few ideas.. anyways i about 90% finished, just got to do some touch up and decals.. here are pictures of the quad 50 that i just finished (could use a few ahhaa)











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Posted: Sunday, February 22, 2015 - 02:28 AM UTC
Looking good. You could drill out the conical ends of the flash suppressors on the .50 cals to make it look even better.
thefngreek
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Posted: Sunday, February 22, 2015 - 02:43 AM UTC
thats not a bad idea! thanks!
bat-213
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Posted: Sunday, February 22, 2015 - 02:50 AM UTC
I agree whit Gino if you drii out 0ut the barlls it would cool not my speeing great work .
thefngreek
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Posted: Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 09:01 AM UTC
i thought of a name! the saigon spartans! i couldnt find any m35 to replicate that i liked so i coming up with my own name. one the front of the shield will be a face of the spartan helmet and on the rear metal plate will be the back of a shield! good idea??