M916A3 6X6 tractor
HO scale diecast military tractor kitbashed kustom
I started with a Roco M923 6x6 cargo truck frame, removed all tanks and boxes from the frame. I then added custom built fuel tank and storage boxes, winch and winch deck/boxes and fifth wheel. Two hole highway tires and rims replaced the military five hole rims and military lug tires. The sleeper was removed from an Italeri Freightliner FLD 120 tractor and a new back wall from sheet plastic was made. Scale expanded steel window guard from aluminum added to rear window and A Line mirrors on doors. New lower front fenders from sheet plastic and front bumper and brush guard also from sheet plastic. Cotton thread for the winch cable and guitar string make up the grab handles and safety rail on the winch deck. Finished in Model Master Olive Drab and awaiting decals from Microscale, when I can see the little buggers better...
Although the stars and strips are not necessary on this fine 6x6 military tractor, it would be nice to see the vehical number on side of the bonnet or (engine hood) indicating military ownership and task force identification plates would finish this fine detailed vehicle into the world of realism.
The winch in itself, shows just what can be turned into something completely different, than the purpose of what this part was intended for. Like sleeping, instead of pulling heavy snorers into sleeping cab by a winch.