The End of Days

Many people asked me recently to write a new article. So instead of sitting down behind my favorite modeling desk I climbed behind the keyboard to write this article.

This model is being built by several other modelers, and everyone has his own way of building. But never the less, I will give it a go. Normally, I don't build Allied equipment, but to build only German equipment for many years was getting boring so I tried to build something Allied instead. I chose this subject because I read an article in the Military Modeling magazine which grabbed my attention. The item in that magazine was the G.P.A. Jeep and my interest was born.

So I went by my local modeling shop and bought the kit for a very nice price. Because I'm a bit of perfectionist I wanted to 'dress' up the model as much as possible so I ordered a P.E. set from Eduards on the internet.
So after a few days when I had everything that I needed. I started with first step

About the Author

About H.L.Sikkema (demodelbouwer)

hello i'm eric and i live in the Netherlands. I'm married with ilona and have three daugters. for the last year i am a very active modeller. Before that the hobby was only a time distraction. I'm a modeller for over 35 years now and i like to share my knowledge with others in any way i can.


thanks to both of you.Eric for details and Scott for showing the way
NOV 07, 2003 - 04:25 AM
i want to thank you for putting it up.. Hope you enjoyed it.. hth Eric
NOV 12, 2003 - 08:45 AM
i'm not placing this reply to brag but will ya please give me some comment on this model. It was the first US model i've build in years ( i normally build German subjects ) After this model i've build the DUKW and you all gave me some good information and tips. Perhaps i have to alter here and there some little things on this tiny vehicle . Also i wish everyone a very happy new year . All the best Eric
JAN 01, 2004 - 08:39 AM
A great and very useful article Eric. Good description of tools used, paints used, and accessories. Would have improved the article even more if you had of given a short explanation of how you made your bedrolls and vignette base. Tips like this are invaluable, no matter how many times you read them. I love how you dressed up this little beauty. I have seen it countless times in my local hobby shop and when I looked for it along with the DUKW, it was gone. IŽll get it someday. I love reading articles like this and would love to see more! The whole scene is very nice and especially the wild plants at the side of the road. I have only one nit-pick on the whole scene. That is the gaps between your road pavings. They all seem quite deep .... the depth of the paving. These would fill up through time with grit etc, even if they were not filled with sand at the time of laying. Great work and will go well with all your german dios.
JAN 02, 2004 - 03:34 AM