Friday, July 14

Preview: MiniArt's 1/35th scale U.S. Army G7105 4x4 1,5t Panel Delivery Truck coming soon:

MiniArt's new U.S. Army G7105 4x4 1,5t Panel Delivery Truck has set tongues wagging since it was introduced in the catalogue for this year. We look at the kit and the real vans that feature in this boxing in our preview...

Preview: MiniArt's 1/35th scale U.S. Army G7105 4x4 1,5t Panel Delivery Truck coming soon:

U.S. Army G7105 4x4 1,5t Panel Delivery Truck
From MiniArt Models
1/35th scale
Kit No #35405 
Decals for five options in the box
Photo-etch included
The Subject: Chevrolet's 1.5t 4x4 Panel Truck (G7105)
The "Chevy panel van", as it was called by the soldiers that used them, the G7105, K51 body was the panel van version, with a completely enclosed cabin and two aft doors. 
Two views of the wartime version
The G7105 was very close to the Dodge WC panel "carryall" truck (G505 series), but carried more and had dual rear wheels. It was often used by the Signal Corps as a radio truck, redesignated K-51. Same engine and transmission as the rest of the series.

A restored version of the truck in Army colours
The simple but beautiful interior (for a truck of this vintage)
A US Navy version with the companion trailer - another forthcoming MiniArt release...
Other original US army pictures of the truck in the 1940's

The kit from MiniArt:
This new kit is based on the already very popular G506 & G7105 kits, this has the panel body on the rear that can be filled with cargo, and later on we will se a radio truck from MiniArt on the same base.

We see a CAD version from MiniArt showing the kit's lines and features...
The hood and the rear cargo doors opened up
The option for a plastic bull bar has been included
The opened rear cargo door.
Closed rear cargo showing the 1940's style streamlining
A look at both the platic & photo-etched front ends. Your choice!
The sprues of the kit
Clear plastic parts included
Photo-etched side skirts are offered for correct scale thickness and a scope for damage or removal if so desired.
The decal sheet for this kit's five markings
The five choices of colour schemes offered in this kit.
You can see more about this kit on the MiniArt Website...

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