How this 1942 Chevrolet G506 army truck from WWII ended up in our grandpa’s junkyard in Argentina we’ll probably never know. One thing is for sure, it was a cool truck. It was functioning and our grandpa build a tow truck out of it for the junkyard.
As I told you before, I used to carry two cameras back then to make pictures in color and in black and white. For those of you too young to know about it, you needed different kind of negative films for color and for black & white pictures.
Building this truck as a scale model is one of my ultimate dreams. Unfortunately -as far as I know- this truck is not available in 1/24 or 1/25 scale. I just found 1/72 or 1/35 scale model kits, typical scales for World War II dioramas. For example the Airfix “GMC TRUCK” in 1/72 scale…
Or the Italeri GMC 2 1/2 ton 6×6 Truck in 1/35 scale:
In order to build the GMC truck in 1/24 scale I might use the Revell “Büssing 8000 S13″ as a basis and build the cabin and other details from scratch. Other possibility would be to build almost everything from scrtach using donor parts from other truck kits such as engine, transmission, wheels and a few more things. We’ll see.
It’s gonna be a great project! But I’ll have to wait for building it as I have a lot of other great cool projects to build first. If days had only 48 hours…
Well, finally, here you have a few detail and color pictures of the real thing from grandpa’s junkyard in Argentina:
And here you have a few color pictures of this great truck!