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1/35 U.S Utility Truck M151 Ford Mutt
« on: August 05, 2023, 01:47:07 PM »
The M151 was developed in the 1950's. It had a 4 cylinder 2.3 litre OHV engine. 4 speed with 4 wheel drive,
Ford began production in 1959 and later models were built by Kaiser Jeep and AM General.
This is the M151A1 version from 1964, various upgrades had been made.
Around 200,000 version of the M151 were produced.
Essentially a Jeep upgrade.

This is the Tamiya version under construction.
I will build this as a Marine Corps version.
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Re: 1/35 U.S Utility Truck M151 Ford Mutt
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2023, 02:02:23 PM »
On the Modelling Day, I started this Academy version, it is not the same as the Tamiya and includes a full engine. This is the M151A1 version.
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Re: 1/35 U.S Utility Truck M151 Ford Mutt
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2023, 02:40:43 PM »
The Academy has much more detail included, engine, radiator, air cleaner. battery compartment under the seat. See photo.
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Re: 1/35 U.S Utility Truck M151 Ford Mutt
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2023, 02:47:23 PM »
Hope you'll be painting the batteries.
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Re: 1/35 U.S Utility Truck M151 Ford Mutt
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2023, 02:49:31 PM »
I might even wire them up!
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Re: 1/35 U.S Utility Truck M151 Ford Mutt
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2023, 02:52:36 PM »
Don't forget the dipstick for the engine  ::) ::) ::)
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Re: 1/35 U.S Utility Truck M151 Ford Mutt
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2023, 03:08:34 PM »
Make the lights work aswell?
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Re: 1/35 U.S Utility Truck M151 Ford Mutt
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2023, 03:27:28 PM »
Don't forget the dipstick for the engine  ::) ::) ::)
There is only one dipstick I know!

Battery and plugs wired up!
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Re: 1/35 U.S Utility Truck M151 Ford Mutt
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2023, 04:00:21 PM »
HoHoHo you little wag you - now who are you thinking about  ??? ??? ??? ???
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Re: 1/35 U.S Utility Truck M151 Ford Mutt
« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2023, 12:20:21 PM »
The Tamiya one has had the wheels added and some weathering.
Decals added as well.
Just the driver to add and some dry brushing to do, then a bit more weathering.
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Re: 1/35 U.S Utility Truck M151 Ford Mutt
« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2023, 02:29:22 PM »
Looking great.
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Re: 1/35 U.S Utility Truck M151 Ford Mutt
« Reply #11 on: August 07, 2023, 07:38:21 AM »
Weathered, almost there, just a figure to convert as a passenger.
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Re: 1/35 U.S Utility Truck M151 Ford Mutt
« Reply #12 on: August 07, 2023, 07:39:13 AM »
Back to the Academy kit, engine detail and batteries painted.
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Re: 1/35 U.S Utility Truck M151 Ford Mutt
« Reply #13 on: August 07, 2023, 08:23:14 AM »
Looking great but I can't see the dipstick - hohohho  ::) ::) ::)
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Re: 1/35 U.S Utility Truck M151 Ford Mutt
« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2023, 12:36:58 PM »
Looking great. Nice detail.
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