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by Paul Nikolic




Italeri's 1/35 scale DUKW is available online from Squadron.com



This is one of my first attempts at miltary vehicle modelling.

I could not resist Italeri's 1/35 scale DUKW when it came out, especially for only 15. I normally make aircraft but really enjoyed the assembly of this rather large model straight from the box.



Even more enjoyable was the painting with Tamiya acrylics and weathering with oil washes and MIG powders and some graphite powder. I think I overdone this a tab, but there's always next time. The decals silvered somewhat and I had to respray carefully around them.

Tools and oil drums came from Italeri and Tamiya sets.

The base was a piece of dense foam sprayed with Tamiya desert yellow to represent a piece of Normandy beach.



I'm sure I saw this particular vehicle on video with DeGaulle climbimg out of it, but I'm no expert.


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Model, Images & Text Copyright 2004 by Paul Nikolic
Page Created 05 July, 2004
Last Updated 06 July, 2004

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