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normandy dio with civilian truck

March 26 2004 at 6:06 PM
Chris Pineo  (no login)
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Hi all. I am doing a Normandy diorama and want to include an old farm truck next to a hedgrow. Does anyone know of a company that makes trucks used by civilians in France. If not I was thinking of converting on Opel Blitz. What do you think.

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robin gallagher
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if any!

March 26 2004, 9:13 PM 

I would have thought that the Germans would have commandeered everything on wheels, long before 1944. I'd be interested in knowing what's around, `though, with a view to painting it up as in German use.


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Mark Burks
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Civilian trucks

March 27 2004, 4:38 AM 

You might want to represent a truck from the late 20's or early 30's. Like the response before this one, the Germans would have commandeered most every wheeled vehicle (with a possible exception of the very old and nearly worn out vehicles).

Go to Ebay, look under models (autos). Type in 1/32 in the search parameter box(the closest to 1/35 scale in cars & trucks will be 1/32 scale). There are quite a few car models there in 1/32 scale from the time period you need.


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ian sadler
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plenty of civilian vehicles csn be made from

March 27 2004, 11:21 AM 

hi if you buy the eastern express gaz a or aa or aaa , with a little research you can convert into anyone of over 100 civilian makes of vehicles from 1928 to 39 , like ford a , or bedford , or opel i ton , or chevy i ton , more obscure are bean or standard or morris commercial. i did a research project on this very item and it was published in tankette a while back ,i do not have copy as it was lost when my comutor crashed last year , but it is out there on the net on several sites cheers ian

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ian sadler
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your lucky day

March 27 2004, 11:30 AM 

hi a mate just turned up and had his copy on him , i have now loaded it yet again if you want the list of vehicles and makes just drop me an e mail and mark it toko conversions , i will gladly send it to you cheers ian ps it is up to you to search out the ref photos needed it is only a list ian

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Chris Pineo
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Thanks guys

March 27 2004, 12:01 PM 

Thanks for all the input guys. I was going to have the truck ruined and rusted out with wheels missing and such so I do have to worry about German interference. I am going for the look of that truck cab in the Band of Brothers Day of Days movie when the company is attacking the 105s at Brecort Manner. If I cannot find a sutable truck I will propably just convert an Opel into a ford or something.

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Tony Engelsen
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Re: Thanks guys

April 9 2004, 2:28 AM 

As mentioned by Ian the Eastern Express GAZ-AA is a very suitable kit. There are lots of pictures of restored Ford AAs on the net so it should not be a problem with converting it.
The kit comes with seperate rubber wheels so it will be easy to make it without them for the "wreck mode".

Tony E.

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Kimmo Siika
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Could I have that list too?

March 28 2004, 11:27 PM 

Hi Ian,

Could you sent that list in my e-mail?

Best regards,
Kimmo Siika

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Frédéric Garnier
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Azimut makes several french civil veh...

April 14 2004, 9:35 AM 

And some other french manufacturers do Peugeot, renault...
Try fench sites like Blast model, where you can order them.

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