Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Dick Montgomery

48th Scale Ground Support Gear

Recommended Posts

These items were just completed. These are the Pro Modeler items in 1/48th scale.

WWIIGroundSuportEquipmentProModeler85593048thUSATractorandBombCart.jpg

U.S. Tractor and bomb cart

 

WWIIGroundSuportEquipmentProModeler85593048thUSAGermanRefuelingCart.jpg

 

German Refueling Cart

 

WWIIGroundSuportEquipmentProModeler85593048thGermanBombCart.jpg

German Bomb Cart

 

WWIIGroundSuportEquipmentProModeler85593048thBritishStarterCart.jpg

British Starter Cart

 

WWIIGroundSuportEquipmentProModeler85593048thBritishRefuelingCart.jpg

British Refueling Cart

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm liking the Tractor!!! Need to get one for my IAF Corsair!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The tractor also came in the one of the R/M F-86D releases.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Reminds me of an old Esci kit I bought, I think it was an F-5 Tiger of some flavor that came with a vacuformed base and some support equipment for the airfield.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would think that the master molds for these items was most likely passed around. Can't see too many companies doing this set from scratch...not all that much demand for the product. Regardless, they are a fun project even though not time-intensive.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Possibly, but it looks more like WW2 vintage whereas the Esci set was Cold War modern era equipment, late 70s early 80s airfield support equipment.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I went back to my kit inventory and took a look. This is the ProModeler 85-5930 kit, labeled as "WWII Ground Support Equipment". You'll note that some of the gear is German, some is RAF, and some is US. I remember seeing the ESCI kit but do not remember the specific details.

Our (IPMS) own Box Art Archive has an ESCI item at http://ipmsusa3.org/gallery/v/box_art_album/Manufacturers/EFGH/ESCI/ and another kit in which an F-16 is accompanied by ground support gear. That image is at http://ipmsusa3.org/gallery/v/box_art_album/Manufacturers/EFGH/ESCI/F_16_and_support_group_Esci_4078_48th.jpg.html

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...