Drivers!!!Let's see a tanker, now... not a crew member, but a canadian truck with thousands of fuel liters in his back: the rare Chevrolet CMP C60S petrol tank, wearing the cab 11.
|Chevrolet CMP C60S - cabin pattern 11 - petrol tank|
The Canadian Military Pattern (CMP) truck was a class of military truck made in large numbers in Canada during World War II to British Army specifications for use in the armies of the British Commonwealth allies. Standard designs were drawn up just before the beginning of the war.
CMP trucks were also sent to the Soviet Union following the Nazi invasion of Russia, as part of Canada's lend-lease program to the Allies. During the War, CMP trucks saw service around the world in the North African Campaign, the Allied invasion of Sicily, the Italian Campaign, the Russian Front, the Burma Campaign, the Battle of the Philippines (1941-42), the liberation of Northwest Europe, and theWestern Allied invasion of Germany.
CMP trucks also saw service in post-war conflicts in Indonesia, French Indochina, and the Portuguese colonies in Africa.
You can see all about this amazing lineage of Canadian trucks in my other post, about CMP's.
When IBG Models was release this fuel tanker kit, it was heavily criticized because the Polish factory had injected a kit with no historical evidence. The controversy remains with the truck with cabin pattern 13...No pics found about this version!!!
With pattern 12, nothing was found, also (for now ...)!!
But few photos with the cabin pattern 11 were found (see in the top and below)
It is not version 12 of the IBG model, but the transformation of pattern 12 into 11 is not that sooooo difficult. And this will be the goal of this post: show the Chevrolet C60S petrol tanker CMP with cabin pattern 11. Let's have fun, colleagues ....
|Chevrolet C60S cabin pattern 11|
Petrol tank (font: Armorama)
As I said before, I'll use the IBG Models (#35036) Chevrolet C60S Petrol Tank for this project:
|IBG's box art|
Following the booklet: wheels!!
|The Chevrolet engine : 6 cylinders in line...|
|I'll reproduce this portion of engine...|
|A very detailed engine....|
|Planning the surgery in the engine hood|
Notice the pattern 11 cabin in the image...
|I used Dremel (with dental drills) and scalpe to sculpe the hood...|
|The surgery done in the right side|
|In close up|
|Testing the hood in the Chevy snout (blue arrows)|
Notice the grills of the pattern 12 ( red arrows)
|Removing the grilles from the truck.|
Done in the right side...
|The holes of the pattern 11: 3mm diameter|
|Pattern 11 snout done!!!|
|And the hood in place...|
|Scribbing details of the pattern 11 hood engine|
No...I did not miss the position of the grill ... In cabin pattern 11, the grill was one-piece and with this position I'm going to hide the "splicing" of pattern 12
|With the grill...|
|The pumps in the rears tank|
A major sin of this kit is the absence of decals from the dashboard instruments of the versions and the dials of the petrol pumps. Well, it's time to do the decals with my Laserjet color. As the laserjets don't print the white, I do the decals in transparent films and painting the decal positions in white...See below:
|Panzerserra decals: in order:|
Shift plate, rectangular instrument of dashboard and
dials of petrol pumps.
|The white backgrond painted in the cabin...|
|...and in the pumps...|
|Decals in place...|
|...and pumps with dials. Much better!!|
|The pump casamate|
And the girl is growing:
|The trunck in development!!|
Let's filler up!!