Morris OP Truck

Morris OP Truck

Postby dadlamassu » 19 Mar 2013

I was looking for an OP vehicle for my RA Field Regiment. When I saw this vehicle. I decided that it was an artillery FOO's mount to give him a better view in the desert. Other ideas did spring to mind - improvised fire tender, window cleaner, high ceiling painter etc.
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I made the back section with the ladder as a drop in piece. The truck is a Frontline Morris 15cwt and the crew are some of my dwindling stock of Airfix first series 8th Army. There was not much to work on and no idea how tall the ladder might be but the idea was too good to miss.
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Re: Morris OP Truck

Postby Taylor » 19 Mar 2013

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Re: Morris OP Truck

Postby DaveC » 19 Mar 2013

Alan

I suspect the CS8 is in Caunter como looking the nearside front mudguard but apart from that your hardly know from the photo - a nice take on a classic photo :good:
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Re: Morris OP Truck

Postby Richard B. » 19 Mar 2013

Very cool and interesting photo and an excellent model - top stuff Alan :yahoo:
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Re: Morris OP Truck

Postby etranger » 20 Mar 2013

The original may be a signals truck, as linesmen needed a ladder for work on telephone cables & the like. There don't look to be any AoS markings visible.
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Re: Morris OP Truck

Postby rowdy75 » 20 Mar 2013

looks good. Nice work :thumbsup:
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Re: Morris OP Truck

Postby darkbirk » 20 Mar 2013

Lovely. :wave: Do like that.
Quite nice to see some of the old 8. Army Airfixies.

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Re: Morris OP Truck

Postby dadlamassu » 20 Mar 2013

darkbirk wrote:Quite nice to see some of the old 8. Army Airfixies.


I like the old figures but my stock is running out!
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Re: Morris OP Truck

Postby Taylor » 21 Mar 2013

dadlamassu wrote:
darkbirk wrote:Quite nice to see some of the old 8. Army Airfixies.


I like the old figures but my stock is running out!


I liked the old sets of 8th Army & Afrika Korps figures. I had a Quality Street tin full of them, but they were thrown away by mistake :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
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