I never managed to build any 1/48 planes. I buy them store them and relize I have no interest in the scale and get rid of the model.
This has happend more then once so I was surprised when I finished a truck in this scale (or close. Its in 1/50).
During WW2 Sweden bought P-35 fighter aircrafts from USA and the only safe port where they could go to was in northen Finland. From there the planes were transported by trucks on the narrow gravel roads to Sweden. Ever sice I saw a picture of this I wanted to build a model of a truck. Finally I found a diecast Volvo truck of the right vintage. I stripped it and built a new cargo bay and the wooden box from plastic card.
I painted the box in a light yellow acryl paint and then painted the wood grain with oil paints.
That is one of the few things I has been satisfied with in my modelling. It even fooled some people thinking I built the box out of wood.
To make things worse I entered the truck in the 1/48 scale propeller aircraft class in the IPMS open just to annoy some people.
Here it is during the paint job:
Now I'm waiting for the Opel Blitz so I kan have the propellors transported as well. I saw the comment that the wheels was of the pre war type and not really suited for a wartime model but I'm very happy with that. It suits my need just right.
Now I'm building the Ford Staff car from Tamiya. With that high price I had expected more. At least an interior where you dont see the wheels. There was noo door panels either. The Citroen had it and it is cheaper.
But whining don't help, I tried to make a simple interior to hide those shortcomings. I made wheel wells from plastic card and Miliput and made the door panels. I also fixed the rear where the metal chassis was visible through the body work.
I am getting ready for the paint box.
But even if the kit wasn't to impressive the final results from some builders are. It can be made in to a really nice model but that is out of my reach. I build because I like it
Now I have bought the Citroen as well. It seems that I can build in 1/48 scale after all.