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JGSDF Mitsubishi Type 73 Light Truck (Shin); 1/35 Trumpeter
Topic Started: Sep 23 2017, 09:13 PM (739 Views)
Mick_Keenan

JGSDF Type 73 Light Truck Shin

This is my entry to the Cars GroupBuild.

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It is a nice ,little simple kit from Trumpeter.

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A brief history of the vehicle from Wikipedia

The Mitsubishi Type 73 Light Truck (Shin) (73式小型トラック (新) 73-shiki kogata torakku (shin)) began production in 1996 as Mitsubishi Motors began to slowly phase out the Type 73 Light Truck Kyūs from production and from selective service in the JSDF, using the frame of the Mitsubishi Pajero as a basis.

The Type 73 Light Truck Shin can be mounted with various heavy machine guns and anti-tank missile launchers. But like its predecessor, the Shīn Light Truck can mount Sumitomo M2 machine guns and, for the first time, the Sumitomo MINIMI Light Machine Gun.


When Shin Light Trucks were deployed to Iraq as part of the JIRSG, the vehicles were bulletproofed due to concerns that Iraqi guerrillas would target their vehicles to provoke JSDF troops who, under the restrictions of Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution, are not supposed to participate in any kind of offensive combat operations.

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Now on to the build

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It is a very quick build so far, the only thing I'm hesitant about is the clear parts.



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Currently on the Bench:
Bandai Incom T-65 X-Wing ON HOLD
Soviet T-34-76, Kursk 1943


Current GB Build:
Phaeton Class v2 Jumpship (Sci-Fi GB)

Recently Finished:
Completed builds 2018
Completed builds 2017
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Parkadge
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Wow you're off to a great start there Mick






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Pat McGrath

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Mick_Keenan

Thanks, Pat.
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Currently on the Bench:
Bandai Incom T-65 X-Wing ON HOLD
Soviet T-34-76, Kursk 1943


Current GB Build:
Phaeton Class v2 Jumpship (Sci-Fi GB)

Recently Finished:
Completed builds 2018
Completed builds 2017
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Sean
Nice choice Mick
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Barry
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You're flying it mick
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Mick_Keenan

Thanks, Sean and Barry.
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Currently on the Bench:
Bandai Incom T-65 X-Wing ON HOLD
Soviet T-34-76, Kursk 1943


Current GB Build:
Phaeton Class v2 Jumpship (Sci-Fi GB)

Recently Finished:
Completed builds 2018
Completed builds 2017
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Manxman
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Mick, you certainly are flying through these builds. A great start looks very clean and will be following with interest.
Pete

On the bench - What isn't 😀

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Mick_Keenan

I haven't posted any updates here in a while, so I might as well do a bit of a catch-up.

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I painted it using Tamiya XF-74 JGSDF Olive Drab

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I painted the lights in the appropriate clear colours.

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The wheel arches were mucked up with various pigments.

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The number plate, bumper codes and dial decals were applied, and the exterior of the jeep was given a wash from the Dust oilbrusher.


I'm just about to apply a matt varnish to it, and it is done.

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Currently on the Bench:
Bandai Incom T-65 X-Wing ON HOLD
Soviet T-34-76, Kursk 1943


Current GB Build:
Phaeton Class v2 Jumpship (Sci-Fi GB)

Recently Finished:
Completed builds 2018
Completed builds 2017
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stephen8718
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very nice i like the weathering on it
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Parkadge
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Great job Mick. Well done


Pat McGrath

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Graham
Very nice Mick, I was admiring that on Saturday.

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Mick_Keenan

Thanks guys.

Here is the finished build.

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Currently on the Bench:
Bandai Incom T-65 X-Wing ON HOLD
Soviet T-34-76, Kursk 1943


Current GB Build:
Phaeton Class v2 Jumpship (Sci-Fi GB)

Recently Finished:
Completed builds 2018
Completed builds 2017
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