M52 / M127 Combo

  • M52 / M172 Combo
  • M52 / M172 Combo
  • M52 / M172 Combo
  • M52 / M172 Combo
  • M52 / M172 Combo
  • M52 / M172 Combo
  • M52 / M172 Combo
  • M52 / M172 Combo

About the Author

About Dave Willett (animal)

I am a Vietnam vet and retired Govt. employee living in Ormond Beach Fla. I have been building models since I was a small boy(a long time). I got into the afv models about 4years ago. My passion is the vietnam era. I am also very fond of the modern soft skin of Desert Storm and OIF. Scratch building...


Thankx for thelink. But the trailer is not a M172 but surely a M127 Here pics from M127 : http://community.webshots.com/album/35478070KTzODf (from Wallace 1212 webshots page) Here pics from M172 semi triler (flat bed) : http://community.webshots.com/album/121347508PbEbbE from Walace1212 and here from me : http://community.webshots.com/album/121436933LexUNc
APR 25, 2005 - 03:38 AM
Hey Dave, Looks really good. An excellent job indeed. The only thing to me is, there may not be enough weathering on the tractor's undercarriage. To me, it looks rather clean compared to the rest of the vehicle. None the less it's a real inspiration for me to continue to improve my skills. Joe
APR 25, 2005 - 03:53 AM
You are very right about the trailer Pascal I guess I am dyslectic at times. Thanks for pointing that out. It is cleaner than most of my builds but this one was in competition back in the fall of 2003 for the Hobby Town USA Nationals (I won best military by the way) and I did not want to cover up any of the undercarriage detail. The chassis has a dusting of dirt on it. Much the way it would have looked after being cleaned. The tires are made to look weather beaten. It is modeled after one of the different trucks I drove in Nam. I kept them as clean as I could. This load is going to Tay Ninh providence in Dec 67. We were lucky to have blacktop roads in are area of operations. Even our Base camp of Cu Chi had some of the roads asphalted.
APR 25, 2005 - 04:19 AM
Hey Dave, I know it's a year and a half late , but congratulations on your win. After all that work, it would be hard to cover it up with weathering. Thanks for sharing Joe
APR 25, 2005 - 06:09 AM
Hi Dave I have always liked your scratch building another great model keep it up. Cheers Ralph
APR 25, 2005 - 08:15 AM
Big Brother Dave - you already know I like this one! I like it too much, when I look at it I get all distracted. I don't have a rig like this in my personal model collection. When I see yours I just want to build one too! Gunnie
APR 25, 2005 - 09:05 AM
Thanks for the kind replies guys. Thanks Joe that was a hard competition that year. I did not think that I had a chance to win. Our own Guntruck (Gunnie) was in contention for the honor also. His entry was one superb build. So It was a humbling experience for me. I will not be surprised when we see some photos of your build. I have a place on the shelf for it when you complete it. LOL :-)
APR 25, 2005 - 11:40 AM
Dave, Photos of my build? Is that shelf in the closet or basement? Joe
APR 25, 2005 - 12:01 PM
Good looking dave, that's the way boy greetz
MAY 09, 2005 - 01:40 AM