Comrades!!!Another oddball !! Another german Ford...This time, it's a Ford v8-51 - 1938, modified to carry a german field kitchen.
|Food time !!!|
As we saw in another topic about Ford -Germany, the trucks Ford v8-51 succeeded the Ford BB truck on the production line of the factory in Cologne and were manufactured from 1936 until 1939, when they were replaced by Fords G-917. The Fords v8-51 trucks were built and modified in many and various versions.
|Ford v8-51 german truck with gasogen device|
|Ford v8-51 with metal cabin|
|Ford v8-51 with open cabin|
|Ford v8-51 with metal double cabin|
|Ford v8-51 open cab leading a column of trucks in Russia|
|Ford v8-51 bus|
|Ford v8-51 in Luftwaffe use|
|Ford v8-51 in Wehrmacht use|
|Row, row, row the boat ...|
|Ford v8-51 tanker|
With the development of new and more potent versions, the old Fords v8-51 trucks were relegated to support functions in the rear of the front lines. Many were converted into ambulances and kitchens ...And this is the idea of this project: the use of an obsolete truck as field kitchen:
|A gulaschkanone in obsolete truck, crossing a pontoon bridge|
In my research, I found this profile: pure inspiration !!!!
|Opel Blitz 3 ton as fieldkitchen|
Let's rock !!!
|Type||Cargo truck / transport vehicle|
|Place of origin||German|
|Gearbox||4 forward + 1 reverse|
|Transmission||4x2 (rear axle)|
|Engine||Ford V8 3.583cc Flathead 8BA - 90 HP at 3.500 rpm|
7.25 x 20
I used one resin truck of the Commando5 ( a Brazilian resin kits company) in 1/35 scale. The e-mail of Jorge Fernandez (owner of Commando5) is: email@example.com
|Commando5 resin kit|
|Commando5 box art|
and the feldküche Tamiya kit:
Starting the building:
|Kit resin parts|
|Sanding the chassi in my sander-plate (notice the little bubbles)|
|The front wheels (tyres with civilian tread pattern)|
|Rear axle and transmission|
|Building the cabin...|
|Testing the alignment|
|again, the alignment...|
|The front axle...|
|...and the chassi with wheels.|
|The tie rods of reinforcing in the front suspension made with cooper wire|
|side view (sorry about the focus...)|
|Cabin in place...|
|Building the cargo platform...The balsa wood is to prevent bending...|
|All togheter !!|
|Side by side with Ford 1937 (Built in Romania)|
But this will be another topic...
Now, it's time to built the shelter. I used plasticard and scratch...
|Drawing the side walls of the shelter.|
I used Uncle Fester (Kojak's cousin) as a template size ...
|Testing the height of...|
|The idea and the kit...|
|The walls in plasticard almost done...drawing the wood planks|
|scribbing the planks|
|...and carving the wood grains|
|The shelter with roof and details...|
|Adding balsa wood poles|
|And the Tamiya's field kitchen kit. Notice the cook's platform|
|Making risers in the shelter with metal wires.|
Notice the chimney made with a metal tube
|Testing the chimney hole (top part) and the front aerator|
|Details and details...|
|Ladder and stirrup made with spare parts and metal wire|
|Panzer gray with tonal variations...|
|cammo with dark-yellow stripes...|
|Notice the Future (gloss aspect)|
|Decals...Hildegard was born...door in dry-run|
|1st SS Leibstarndarte - Kursk - 1st Bakery Company - Hildegard truck|
Starting the weathering...
|The stove in place...|
As there was a space in the cargo bed, I decided to make an auxilçiary table for the cookies, with balsa wood
|Testing the place|
|Breads and cakes|
|Two apples and cans|
|Potato, Precious !!!|
|The kitchen is ready...|
So, I found this pictures in my "internet's digs": The Germans (always very organized ...) built this platform to facilitate access by the soldiers to the kitchen. See below:
|Notice the wood platform in the truck side...|
Voliáá I did my platform with balsa wood and... The lunch is ready !!!!
|A little more, Sir??|
|Notice the spare wheel...|
|Ford v8-51 1938 - 1st SS Leibstandarte|
1st Bakery Company - Kursk - Russian front - July, 1943
Thanks for following, Gentlemen!