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jgawne23 Apr 2023 9:07 a.m. PST

The jeep is arguably the most common of all WW2 vehicles. They made tons of them, every nation (just about) used them, and they served in every theater. And yet I can;t find a decent one to print in 1/56th (ish) scale.

There are of stls out there, but most are some weird variants, like bazooka, armored, flamethrower, or modified LRDG. Most that are standard jeeps have all the detail of a matchbox car. The rest have such incorrect features that I just can't look at them. Seeing elongated hoods, or misplaced jerry cans just bugs me. I am not sure the sculptors even looked at any actual photos.

So after searching all the major stl sites, I have to ask… does anyone know of a jeep that actually look liek a jeep?

Andy Maloney23 Apr 2023 12:31 p.m. PST

I'm having the same issue, but I did find this one on thingiverse that people seem to be having luck with.


I haven't tried to print it yet.

Mr Elmo23 Apr 2023 3:20 p.m. PST

I have the 3D Breed STLs


jgawne24 Apr 2023 7:44 a.m. PST

3D breed- its got the cut out radiator and added gas cans and multi Mgs and all that extra garbage. I admit I am kind of a stickler as I have owned two different WW2 jeeps, but you can fund a few zillion Tiger and Panther STLs..

I was going to try that 'bolt action' jeep next if I did not find anything better. It's not that bad, but then they go and put the gas can in the center back, and it makes my eyes burn. I've also been looking for a decent "US" pattern jerry can, but they are either British, German, or some terrible toyish design. I found one at 1/35th scale I wonder if it will hold up to 1/56th. (which I am going to try today)

Andy Maloney24 Apr 2023 10:09 a.m. PST

Rubicon models also make a plastic model –


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