Ford GPA Jeep 1:25 Modelik
FORD G.P.A. JEEP
AMERICAN PASSENGER TERRAIN AMPHIBIAN FROM W.W. 2ND
This was the second carmodel I built.There was some minor fit problems with this one,but nothing that serious that a colorprinter and a scanner couldn't fix.
|The frame is put together.Parts are glued to 1mm cardboard
||The underside shows the frames
||Seen from the side
Making the underside
It was not as easy as it first looked,but I got it assembled after some thinking....
the instructions are not very good for one that not speaks/reads polish...and translating to english via babelfish and similar sites is not an option either,so every build become more like a puzzle.
|I have started to make the underside with the propeller "tunnel".The parts needed for this operation
||Here I have mounted half of the tunnel
||I got it assembled and ready for gluing to the framework.
||It fits pretty good, so I'll just glue it in place
Wheelwhells and the sides
|The drawing for the front part.
||The parts are cut and ready for some paint
||The part are put in to see if it fits, and it does!
||I'm satisfied with the result.
|Both sides done.
||Drawing for the rear wheelwhells
||Parts cut out and grinded
||Put loosely into place to see if it all fits.
|All 4 whellwels are finished and painted. And the right side cutted out.
||The sidepart fitted very well, but the front is a challenge for me....
||I got it into place
||And it came out rather nice...
||Parts to cut out
|The finished result.
||The front part
The front suspension
|the "hard" part of the suspension was made of 0.3mm leaf brass I got my hands on at work....cutted out as decribed.They don't look as good as I wanted,but they are more than ok since they will be covered of paper.
|The drawing for suspension.
||The brass and the parts.
||Parts cutted out and ready for assembly.
||Leaf spring mounted and ready for the paintshop.....
|One spring done, 3 to go!.
Adding a mesh to the front hatch
| I was not satisfied with the papernet that was in this "hole"
So I cutted out the part.
||Panted some fine gaz
||And the result was a lot better!
This part is not glued yet.I have some more work on this part as you can see.
|The drawing for the part.
||The parts are glued to 1mm cardboard
||Parts cutted and ready for mounting
||The framework completed.
|The drawing for the cover operation.
||Parts to use on this operation
||Replaced the "net"
||The finished result..
The front hatch
|I have glued the top cover to the front and made the small "bulb".
||Some of the parts to the rear cover with rivets done on one side.
||The hatch is done, and the front "strips" are in place
||Overview of the Jeep.
|I have started to finish the cockpit.I made the gearhandles.
||The front seats and the back seat.
Parts for the front seat.
||One seat left!