I bought this kit at the end of last year and when the box arrived in my home, my belly-worms simply stirred up. I love trucks and this model caught my attention as something different from the old Italeri and Heller CCKW kits.
In short, I could not resist the call of the truck and I began to build, just as see my bench vacated and clean.
With you, the CCKW 353 of 2 and 1/2 tons, with a 40mm Bofors anti-aircraft gun in the back. This arrangement fought in Europe at the end of WWII, in the hands of the Free French.
The real truck:
|CCKW 353 - 2 1/2 ton with AA Bofors 40mm gun in French hands|
|Notice the ammo box in the truck´s side|
|Bofors 40mm AA gun|
|France, 1946 - 1 year after end of war.|
The kit parts
|Instruction booklet (very good)|
|Rope, decal and photo-etched (very good, indeed...)|
Starting the building...One interesting thing: the pieces are stuck in trees according to the sequence number. It may seem silly, but very helpful in quickly mounting. Prevents us to be wasting time looking for a part in the tree at random way. I loved the HobbyBoss solution.
|The engine...very well detailled..|
|The engine in the chassi|
|Rear bumpers in metal|
|Dry-run with wheels to alignement...|
This is it, until now !!!
Tchau, Pessoal !!!