The M2 Half Track Car was a half-track armored vehicle produced by the United States during World War II. Its design drew upon half-tracks brought in from France in the 1930s, employing standard components supplied by U.S. truck manufacturers to speed production and reduce costs. Production by the White Motor Company began in 1940. Total production of M2 and derivatives by White was about 13,500 units. (courtesy of Wikipedia)
The original Baldwin-Motion Performance Group (1967-1974) represented a partnership between Baldwin Auto Company, a franchised Chevrolet dealership dating back to the early-1920s and Motion Performance, a high-profile speed shop with a reputation for building fast Chevys. Both were located in Baldwin, Long Island, NY, a New York City suburb.
Starting in 1967 and running through 1974, Baldwin-Motion offered SS (425-hp) and Phase III (500-hp and up) big-block Camaros, Novas, Chevelles, Corvettes and Biscayne Street Racer Specials. Cars were sold at Baldwin Chevrolet or Motion Performance, converted by Motion and financed and delivered by Baldwin. Phase III 427 and 454 cars came with a written, money back, quarter-mile performance guaranty from Joel Rosen.
The M1 Panther II is a specialized mine detection and clearing vehicle, based on the M1 Abrams main battle tank. It is a successor to the previous M60 Panther. Vehicle is designed to breach minefields in combat conditions. Only 6 of these mine clearing vehicles are in service with the US Army. These specialized vehicles saw action in Bosnia, Kosovo and Iraq.
The M1 Panther II uses a modified hull of the M1 Abrams main battle tank. Turret was replaced with a small superstructure. Two arms were mounted at the front for mine rollers or mine plow attachments. The arms move up and down to contour the terrain. The mine rollers explode mines by their own weight without causing damage to the vehicle. Alternatively the Panther II can be fitted with mine plow, which pushes mines away from the vehicle. (courtesy of MILITARY-TODAY.com)
This is a 1/25 toy. I liked the paint on it and the blacked out windows, so I took it apart and detailed it out more like a model. My plans are to add a trailer hitch and have it pull a small camper trailer.
This was converted from the 1970 Baldwin Camaro. It does have the correct taller bucket seats and different parts Nickey could have used to modify the 396 big block car. The same hood could be had on both the Baldwin and Nickey cars; it was available from an independent manufacturer.
The Ford GPA 'Seep' (from Seagoing Jeep)was an amphibious version of the WWII Ford GPW Jeep. Unlike the jeep, the seep was not a successful design being too slow and heavy on land and lacking sufficient seagoing abilities in open water. Similar design features were used in the larger and more successful DUKW amphibious truck.
I bought this one as a built-up. It was in pretty bad shape. After stripping the paint and sanding some bad places out of the body I did a total re-build. This is what I ended up with. The wide white wall tires are replacements. The paint is Bahama Blue, the real car had a paint called Hawaii Blue.
I just noticed that I didn't press the convertible boot all the way down on the driver's side. Oh well. I am too lazy to take another set of pictures.
The Medium Tank M3 was an American tank used during World War II. In Britain the tank was called by two names based on the turret configuration. Tanks employing US pattern turrets were called the "Lee", named after Confederate General Robert E. Lee. Variants using British pattern turrets were known as "Grant", named after U.S. General Ulysses S. Grant. (courtesy of Wikipedia)
The M247 Sergeant York DIVAD (Division Air Defense) was a self-propelled anti-aircraft gun (SPAAG), developed by Ford Aerospace in the late 1970s. Based on the M48 Patton tank, it replaced the Patton's turret with a new one that featured twin radar-directed 40 mm rapid-fire guns. The vehicle was named after Sergeant Alvin York, a famous World War I hero.
The Sergeant York was intended to fight alongside the M1 Abrams and M2 Bradley fighting vehicles in the U.S. Army, in a role similar to the Soviet ZSU-23-4 and German Gepard. It would replace the M163 Vulcan Air Defense System and MIM-72 Chaparral. Despite the use of many off the shelf technologies that were intended to allow rapid and low-cost development, a series of technical problems and massive cost overruns resulted in the cancellation of the project in 1985. (courtesy of Wikipedia)
The Panzer 35(t) was a Czechoslovak-designed light tank used mainly by Nazi Germany during World War II. The letter (t) stood for tschechisch (German: "Czech"). In Czechoslovak service it had the formal designation Lehký tank vzor 35 (Light Tank Model 35), but was commonly referred to as the LT vz. 35 or LT-35. Four hundred and thirty-four were built; of these the Germans seized two hundred and forty-four when they occupied Bohemia-Moravia in March 1939 and the Slovaks acquired fifty-two when they declared independence from Czechoslovakia at the same time. Others were exported to Bulgaria and Romania. In German service it saw combat during the early years of World War II, notably the Invasion of Poland, the Battle of France and the invasion of the Soviet Union before being retired or sold off in 1942. It was used for the remainder of the war by other countries and as a training tank in Bulgaria into the 1950s. (courtest of Wikipedia)
This is the AMT 1970 1/2 Z28 kit. I added a resin grill/front bumper and 1970 Chevy hubcaps. It is a pretty easy conversion that just requires a bit of filing and fitting of the grill along with filling and sanding away the lights inboard of the headlights.
The next project is converting a 1970 Z28 to an SS350.
Last Edit: Sept 10, 2015 10:51:51 GMT -7 by Robert
Converting the 1957 Chrysler 300C to a 1958 300D is very easy! Just cut off about 1/3 of each lower red tail light lens and glue it to the chrome bezel so that some of the chrome shows on the sides and top. Next, change the C to a D in the rear quarter panel emblems.