Little works on it to have the good version :
mercredi 9 septembre 2020
mercredi 2 septembre 2020
I present to you my new project: a GMC Bofors belonging to the 2nd DB.
GMC Bofors are attached to Tactical Group but the unit was 22eme FTA.
This unit passed through Mayenne department before going up to Alençon then taking the road to Paris.
I have 2 photos of GMC Bofors in the city of Chateau-Gontier.
First one in protection of a bridge :
I had bought long time ago the model of the GMC Bofors from Alby, the only one existing in Braille Scale.
Alas, the chassis of this mockup is completely twisted and twisted and despite hair dryer sessions and hot water baths, I never managed to put it back right.
So I decided to use a GMC Heller chassis. Additionally, this chassis has the winch (which the Alby mockup does not) and is much more detailed.
But now, it's too simple to be easy !
I don't know which chassis Alby came from but it doesn't quite match Heller's (yet fair in dimensions according to reviews, like this one on OnTheWay website).
So here I am with a Heller chassis that is 3.5mm longer than Alby's. So I have to make up for this gap by modifying and slightly lengthening the Alby pieces.
And how I tried to make up for it :