So, Its not quite a tank, or a truck, but its got a tank, and its got 4 wheels, so its a truck of a kind! ITS A FIRE TRUCK! Specifically, the A/S-32 P-19 series of vehicles were one of the most succesful and long lasting firefighting vehicles fielded by all services. Started in the early 1980s, Oshkosh built these trucks in 3 versions. The version you see here is actually an Air Force version, but I am going to paint it to represent a vehicle near and dear to me.... In 1990/91, I was assigned to MCAS New River NC during ODS/S. The P-19A was the Marine Corps version of this truck. It has a structural pump panel on the side and a manual roof turret.
I have always wanted a scale model of these fine pieces of rescue firefighting equipment, and USAFLine, a small company in England specializing in 1/72 resin accessories has come through BIG TIME for me. What you see here are a few shots of the progress I am making towards my very own P-19 (the numbers will be 22 on the side).
and just for a little humor......
Media is Very finely molded resin
Brass Photo Etch
White Metal accessories
Very nicely made decals
Coming together with a little work, and I bought two so the next one will benefit from some much needed attention in the cab.
Well pretty close to calling this one done. I didnt like the White metal red light on the roof, and I happened to find a set of old scale model caro or truck lights that seemed theyd fit, so..... it has more lights than it normally would! Hope you like it, fun build, kinda advanced because of soldering the cab PE together but not too bad!
I used Micro Set AND Micro Sol on them....to no real sucess. I almost took the hobby knofe to them and scored em, but those decals for some reason are extra sticky and dont like to be poked or prodded very much, so once I got them to where they belokged I left them ALONE!