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1/35 Military Miniature Series No.336

Ford GPA Amphibian 1/4ton 4x4 Truck
Item No: 35336
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Length:135mm. Image shows painted and assembled kit. *Enlarged image

Anyone Fancy a Swim?
The Ford GPA is an amphibious 4-wheel drive vehicle which the US motor giant was commissioned to produce for the US military in April 1942. In addition to the tried and tested GPW engine, its brand new hull-design body was driven through the water by a rear propeller. It took part in a number of landing operations, including the November 1942 invasion of North Africa and the highly significant Normandy landings in June 1944. Production of the GPA had already ceased in June 1943, however, with some 12,800 units manufactured.

About the Model
This is a 1/35 scale plastic model assembly kit of the Ford GPA. ★Length: 135mm, Width: 50mm. ★The hull-shaped form of the vehicle is accurately captured. ★The engine is faithfully depicted using multiple parts and can be viewed underneath the opening hood. ★A highly realistic accent is added with the inclusion of photo-etched parts to recreate the ventilator, hatch stays and more. ★3 figures are included, one of which depicts a driver. ★Comes with 2 marking options, to recreate divisions which served in Tunisia and Normandy operations.

Packaging


★The hull form of this amphibious vehicle is accurately captured.


★3 figures, plus plenty of depictions of small firearms and other equipment included.


★Hood opens to reveal a realistic recreation of the engine achieved with multiple parts.



★Vehicle rear rudder and propeller with shaft are also depicted with accuracy.


★A realistic finish is achieved in the cabin, with instrumentation depicted using decals.


★Use the included photo-etched parts sheet to recreate the ventilator cover, hatch stays and more!


★Tamiya Color paints for painting the Ford GPA Amphibian 1/4ton 4x4 Truck

Tamiya Colors Spray Colors
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Acrylic Colors
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Enamel Colors
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Olive Drab TS-5 (85005) XF-62 (81762) XF-62 (80362)

Tamiya Colors Acrylic Colors
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Enamel Colors
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Tamiya Colors Acrylic Colors
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Enamel Colors
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X-7 Red 81507 80007
XF-52 Flat Earth 81752 80352
X-10 Gun Metal 81510 80010
XF-57 Buff 81757 80357
X-11 Chrome Silver 81511 80011
XF-59 Desert Yellow 81759 80359
X-18 Semi Gloss Black 81518 80018
XF-60 Dark Yellow 81760 80360
XF-10 Flat Brown 81710 80310
XF-64 Red Brown 81764 80364
XF-15 Flat Flesh 81715 80315
XF-85 Rubber Black 81785 80385
XF-49 Khaki 81749 80349
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Make the details stand out!
Items 87131, 87132, 87133 & 87140: Panel Line Accent Color (Black), (Brown), (Gray), (Dark Brown)

Adding realistic weathering effects to your model
Tamiya Weathering Master & Stick

Present your model of the Ford GPA as it deserves to be displayed
Item 73004 Display Case C

The information on this page is correct as of February 24, 2014. Specifications are subject to change without notice.


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