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  • US 6 model build, update 1, 2

    I have been wanting to start building models again and wanted one to enter in the model contest at Glendale this year. I decided to build the ICM model kit of the Studebaker US 6 two and a half ton truck.
    The kit came out a couple of years ago and may still be availible in some hobby stores. I also see then listed on eBay now. ICM has come out with a second version of the truck with Russian Katjusha rocket lounchers on the back. These kits should be availible at hobby shops now. You may have to order though.

    The kit is 1/35 scale and has over 240 parts. The first thing I did was spray paint the parts OD Green. I will update the build as I go if there is any interest.

    The starting point.





    Gary Sanders
    Nixa, MO
    President Toy Studebaker Collectors Club. Have an interest in Toy Studebakers? Contact me for details.
    Gary Sanders
    Nixa, MO

  • #2
    Please do keep us updated! I always thought these US6s were, but never built one. Can't wait to see the end result!

    Chris Dresbach

    Chris Dresbach

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    • #3
      Please do keep us updated! I always thought these US6s were, but never built one. Can't wait to see the end result!

      Chris Dresbach

      Chris Dresbach

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      • #4
        Please keep use updated, I need to get one or two of those.

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        • #5
          I'm interested in the build too. I wish I had bought one of these a while back. The price seems to have gone up.

          "In the heart of Arkansas."
          1952 Champion Starlight w/overdrive. Searcy, Arkansas
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          • #6
            I have a few kits that are similar:











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            • #7
              Gary, What brand of paint did you use to paint the body parts?

              Doug
              Venice, Florida
              1950 Champion
              9G F1

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              • #8
                Model Master olive drab. Sprayed out of the can. No air brush.


                Gary Sanders
                Nixa, MO
                President Toy Studebaker Collectors Club. Have an interest in Toy Studebakers? Contact me for details.
                Gary Sanders
                Nixa, MO

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                • #9
                  Neat!
                  With all the vaiations a builder could modify or scratch build a different bed for surplus civilian units found in the U.S.

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                  1914 Stutz Bearcat
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                  Washington State
                  63 Avanti R1 2788
                  1914 Stutz Bearcat
                  (George Barris replica)

                  Washington State

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                  • #10
                    quote:Originally posted by Gary1953
                    The starting point.
                    Right here!! A REAL one to go by for detailing it!![]















                    Craig

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                    • #11
                      quote:Originally posted by StudeMichael

                      I have a few kits that are similar:



                      Perhaps this may end the speculation as to why half of these ones are GREEN and the other half are RED.

                      http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...TOPIC_ID=36972

                      Craig

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                      • #12
                        Gary, The radiator guard is a bear to build.

                        Richard

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                        • #13
                          Richard on this model the grill is one piece. Not like the resin kit from a few years ago.



                          Gary Sanders
                          Nixa, MO
                          President Toy Studebaker Collectors Club. Have an interest in Toy Studebakers? Contact me for details.
                          Gary Sanders
                          Nixa, MO

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                          • #14
                            Gary, Great, might build an other. Maybe a Tanker ?

                            Richard

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                            • #15
                              What kind of price are they getting for these kits and where are they found?
                              Tom

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