Monday, January 15

Preview: MiniArt's 1/35th scale G506 4x4 1.5t Panel Delivery Truck

For those who want a quicker build with attractive colour schemes of MiniArt's 1/35th scale G506 4x4 1.5t Panel Delivery Truck, well, your time has come! Net month sees the delivery of the panel truck to the public. We look at the plastic layout, boxart, decals & profiles in our preview...

Preview: MiniArt's 1/35th scale G506 4x4 1.5t Panel Delivery Truck

G506 4x4 1.5t Panel Delivery Truck
From MiniArt Models
1/35th scale
Kit No #38083
Decals for four options in the box
Photo-etch included
The Subject: The G506 4x4 1.5t Panel Delivery Truck
The Chevrolet G506. A 1.5-ton, 4x4 hauler, the G506 was introduced in 1940 and remained in production until 1945. Chevrolet made about 154,000 units and supplied the great majority of 1.5-ton 4x4 haulers commissioned by the U.S. military.
Most trucks were shipped with a standard cargo body and shared their closed cabs with the GMC CCKW. But Chevrolet also built open cab trucks for bomb servicers, a few cab-over-engine cargo trucks, and a panel van version for the Army Signal Corps. The latter is among the rarest iterations of the G506.

A preserved G506 van still running about today...
Chevrolet built about 16 versions of the G506, not including the lighting trucks and turret trainers put together for the USAF. All these trucks were powered by a 235-cubic-inch (3.9-liter) inline-six gasoline engine rated at 83 horsepower and 184 pound-feet (249 Nm) of torque. The mill was a smaller version of the CCKW's 270-cubic-inch (4.4-liter) straight-six.

A not so well looked after G506 in the present day. These were used after WWII as is seen in the marking choices.

The kit from MiniArt:
This new kit is based on the already very popular G506 kits, this has the panel body on the rear was used for a general utility vehicle and so the markings matter for those different uses don't they?
Clear parts are provided of course...
The kit features steerable front wheels, open or closed doors front and back, a full engine compartment and suspension, photo etch & clear parts.
A decal sheet for four options will be included in this set.

You can see more about this kit on the MiniArt Website...