This is the United States Army military truck Big Foot. It’s a modern army truck and seems to be a big volume kit.
A chassis part. There is no challenging work. I think there is no distortion.
Total of 7 tires, including one spare.
It became gradually complex. It became troublesome, and I left this kit for a while.
I attached these tires for trial. Hmmm, this tire isn’t so excellent. I feel it’s something different.
I have some stocks of truck models; some HEMTT tires have excellent detail; I cast them and re-used them. However, this tire is HEMTT M977, M978, M983, M984, M985, and M1120; the tire size is 16xR20, and 16 is the oblateness of the tires, thickness, and height ratio. R20 is the diameter of the rim. It isn’t very easy, and I can’t understand; anyway, the HEMMT tire is bigger than M923’s.
The tire size of the M923A1 is 14xR20. Though the rim is the same size, the tire is smaller. Because the oblateness (height/width) is a bigger number 16, the HEMTT tire diameter may be bigger than M923. The resin cast is troublesome, has many mistakes, and has a strong smell. I felt that experience was necessary to take a sharp casting.
The loading platform and the hood are also built.
By the way, the M923 tire size is 14xR20, M939A1 and M939A2 are 14xR20, and just the M939 truck tire side is 11.00xR20. Briefly, the diameter of the HEMMT tire is approximately 130cm, and M923A1 is 116cm. Oh, 14cm is big in diameter. It is 4mm when I convert it into 1/35. I cannot change it anymore. I focused on tire mold and didn’t mind the tire size difference.
When there is nothing in a carrier, I’m lonely, and I feel short of fun, so I used the fuel & steel drum set of Hero Hobby Kits. There are three types of drums.
I have already assembled them; like this photo, we need to build from some parts to one steel drum. It is not strange as the modern AFV accessories, even if I use three kinds.
Some dents mold on the drum surface.
I painted the driver’s seat inside. I painted the hood, too. But I must repaint it when I use the airbrush later. I wanted to see the atmosphere of the hood set.
There is no decal of the meter panel. I will hardly see it after completion. Anyway, I painted the detailed meters with a brush.
I assembled the carrier of the truck. When a hood is covered, almost no inside is seen. There are many injection marks inside, so it would be better to fill them with putty.
Because I changed tires for a bigger size, the fender of the rear wheels does not fit in well. It was a slight angle setup. I gave priority to the atmosphere of the tire.
The assembling of a truck is completed.
Now I’m making the Meal Ready to Eat Carton. I already got tired of the fourth box. I’ll make ten boxes with effort somehow!
There is nothing in the carrier; it’s boring; I put steel drums, MRE Cartons, and Alice Pack.
The drums of the box picture of the hero hobby Kits are painted in blue and red. I think these blue drums look pretty.
Now I’m painting the seven big tires in the tire black. I painted the lower body in black.
The base color is Mr. Color 302, Green FS34092.
I finished the camouflage paint with matte black and flat earth.
I intend to do weathering after gluing various baggage, drums, and boxes together. Because it is used in the desert, maybe I’ll finish it with dusty weathering.
This time I tried to build the US military truck M923. The chassis is called M939; the cargo truck type is M923.
This truck was used in the Gulf War and the Iraqi War. I suppose it is still active.
I wouldn’t say I liked this kit that included tires of Italeri, so I cast and installed the other kit’s excellent molded tire. The size is somewhat bigger than an actual one, and the space between the tires and space between the fender and the tire had become tight. When it is an actual truck, it is dangerous and may not run. But, well, it’s a kind of modeling fiction; it’s better volume and looks.
The front face is considerably cool. The small mesh and lights are good.
Changing the subject, now I’m preparing to move our room to the next ward. While I packed many kits in a cardboard box, when I put them in this and take them out from the cardboard, I can feel fresh like the one I ordered just now and take out. I’ll put all the kits in the box in the new room. I was taking out when you want to make it will be the motivation. This is serious.
I must carry many tools and paints, including the compressor, paint booth, drying booth, tower PC, books, and games. Moving is hard.
Since I have recently built airplane models, I think it’s like a reckless action not to be afraid of God blowing dust on clear parts. The AFV models are weathering emphasis, so I did leave a mark on the wipers. It looks lively vehicle.
Anyway, I wanted to pile up some baggage. Though the boxes of military ration were made, only ten boxes were. When thinking, it’s also interesting to stick this package sheet on the outside of something like a soapbox.
The Carton of the combat ration, the notation detail of the package is reproduced finely, and the atmosphere improves.
I did some tipping. The modern truck will have good maintenance; all looks good, even if there is no rust. The Middle East is a dry climate, so I did rather much dust weathering.
I like the clear orange warning lights, silver shining headlights from the front, and red and orange lights in the rear.
Though the box art was the camouflage of green, light green, and dark earth, the paint guide commentary of the Gulf War vehicle was green and dark earth and black camouflage. I saw the actual car, and many blacks used camouflage.
A truck will move by a convoy, but it’s armed with a machine gun for self-defense.
The molding of the spare tire became thick.
It is powerful when I take it from the bottom!
I painted the mirror metallic, and the feeling shined to some extent.
I cannot see inside so much through the dusty windows.
I think Iraq is in a heatwave. The door on the driver’s seat has only half-size glass. Though the gap is considerably large, doesn’t a driver feel hot?
Though there was a part of the wood in the carrier, I painted it dark green because I thought it was in the body color.
Since the parting line and burr are pretty often, it takes a little time and effort to complete, but the part is small. I think I piled up baggage and changed a tire, becoming the bold camion.
I am interested in models of tanks, airplanes, ships, military figures, I build them little by little when I feel like it. I am also interested in the history of war. My starting is Tamiya’s Military Miniature series in elementary school.
From elementary school through university students repeatedly suspend and restart my modeling, it’s about 25 years of this hobby’s history.
From February 2007 I was quietly doing a site called “Miniature-Arcadia”. It is being transferred to this blog with the same name from December 2016. My update pace is uneven, but please come to see me here occasionally.