Hi all, I was surprised to see that Trumpie have brought out a dump truck version of their 1/35 M1070. It wasnt that long ago I learned that my Black Dog dump conversion kit was a no go as it didnt enter US Army service.
Has that situation changed since, or are Trumpie having a laugh?
Just making use of the existing molds they already have. I know some dislike because it isn’t a military option but it is also something that is real unlike many military model that are produced that only existed on paper. In the end, it’s an option for modelers
if they want it and don’t want to deal with resin.
I think this may have been a lack of research on their part. They saw surplus, camouflage painted trucks and assumed. I will get one because l like stuff like this. Maybe 2, and use one for wrecker conversion.
I was being my typical sarcastic self. They’ve always been together in some way shape or form and after the shake up they went through when they were accused of stealing from companies that paid them to produce molds for them they became one with two names.
I never found out if they paid the companies that they supposedly stole from but they ripped me off big time… took my pics said they were lost in the shuffle and then started producing the kits and told me to take a leap…
I don’t think any were converted in service. As for wreckers still in their military paint, it depends on the operator.
Sometimes they are left unpainted because of cost, why repaint something with perfectly good paint? sometimes because they are in use and they are needed so much that they don’t have time to repaint. Most operators will paint them, though.
Thanks Frenchy and Covkid. Phew! I was hoping they put a wrecker into service, but I’d sold my spare M1070 when I learned the dump version only served on Fantasy Island I’d like to have a couple shelves of wreckers from my M108 onwards, M543 right up to M984.