Monday, April 8

Preview: MiniArt's 1/35th scale US Army K-51 Radio Truck with trailer..

MiniArt's new K-51 Radio Truck with Trailer. This kit is without the interior for a faster build with four colourful post WWII markings from around the globe included. We look at the kit and the real truck/trailer that feature in this boxing in our preview...

Preview: MiniArt's 1/35th scale US Army K-51 Radio Truck with trailer..

US Army K-51 Radio Truck With K-52 Trailer 
From MiniArt Models
1/35th scale
Kit No #37062
Decals for four options in the box
Photo-etch parts 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.
A view of the wartime version with trailer
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)
1942 K-51 panel van housing mobile radio set SCR-299
The radio truck with K52 trailer in tow in the field.
The truck in operation without the trailer.

A diagram of the truck and trailer combination.

The kit from MiniArt:
This adapted kit is based on the already very popular G506 & G7105 kits, this has the panel body on the rear that can be used as a radio truck when combined with a trailer unit. The truck and trailer offer the choice of plastic or the photo-etched grille, the choice of a cover over the trailer or not is also present. 

The sprues included in this kit
The phot Etch sheet included in this kit
A decal sheet for four options will be included in this set.
These are the four marking choices. Colourful schemes from military or quasi -military operations around the world, used in service after WWII.

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