Tuesday, March 01, 2011
GMC Truck Body
The body of the GMC truck is designed around sub-assemblies muchy like the real thing. Best of all, Airfix have given the model maker some options so you can build different trucks from the same kit. Some might suggest this is so they sell more kits to people who want to try everything. I like to think it's because they realise our childish minds are pleased to have some bits left over to put in the spares box.
I can't be the only one who has Spitfire wheels hanging around from 20 years ago "Just in case they come in handy" can I ?
Anyway, the back builds up simply enough although some support under those seats would have been nice. The cab can be made with a canvas top, or metal support for a machine gun, or with canvas sides. The windscreen can be open or closed.
What you can't do is leave the back uncovered as no hoops are provided for the canvas. That wouldn't be a problem except that the canvas part is a bloody awful fit. Or at least the one I have is. It's not much too wide but enough to be annoying. I'll have to think about this, maybe I can glue it to one side, let it dry and do the same on the other. But then the sides aren't that strong.