1/48th (& 1/72nd) scale

Ground Equipment

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     Unlike most other Projects here (that concern just one kit and its accessories) this section groups together the Diorama detail options RELEVANT to the other Projects. Included here are most of the 'kits' for Aircraft Ground Equipment that have been collected over the years. However, there is vastly more available. There are also a lot of very small items in my collection that have not been included here for the time-being. Maybe I will get back to these one day. This is subject to a long time collection based upon what opportunities arise from EBay. The vast majority of subjects are 1/48th scale with one exception for the 1/72nd scale I-4 fighter... Apart from this exception everything else here is 1/48th scale. The other 1/48th scale items available include:

  • Tarmac's ZIS5 Russian Tanker (resin)
  • Tarmac's Luftwaffe Hanomag SS 20 Tractor (resin)
  • Tarmac's USAAF Cushman airfield scooter (resin)
  • Tarmac's US 200 litre barrels (8 pieces) (resin)
  • Tarmac's German 200 litre barrels (8 pieces) (resin)
  • Tarmac's Munitions boxes (10 pieces) (resin)
  • Tarmac's Medium Size Boxes (8 pieces) (resin)
  • Tarmac's US Jerry Cans (10 pieces) (resin)
  • Tarmac's German Jerry Cans (10 pieces) (resin)
  • Tarmac's PSP plate for Allied Airfields WWII to Korea (resin)
  • Eduard's US Cal .50 Ammo Boxes WWII (colour photoetch)
  • Eduard's US cal .30 Ammo Boxes WWII (colour photoetch)
  • FlightPath Nissen Hut (photoetch)
  • FlightPath Standard WWII Airfield Hut (photoetch)
  • FlightPath Blast Shelter Open Type (photoetch)
  • FlightPath RAF C.Mk.III Bomb Trolley  - large trolley use on Lancaster bases for up to 4 1000lb bombs also available from FlightPath RAF Type D Bomb Trolley with 4000lb bomb used for Cookie on the Lancaster
  • FlightPath RAF/USAAF Type C Bomb Trolley for up to 4 x 500lb bombs (also available from FlightPath)
  • FlightPath RAF Type B Bomb Trolleys for up to 2 x 500lb bombs (also available from FlightPath) has the framework for carrying two incendiary carriers
  • FlightPath RAF small Bomb/Incendiary Carriers to adapt Type B Bomb Trolley (above)
  • FlightPath Four each of RAF 250lb and 500lb bombs for use on RAF Type B and C Bomb Trolleys
  • FlightPath Two 1000lb bombs for use on RAF Type C MkIII Bomb Trolley
  • FlightPath Four Units USAAF 500lb GP Bombs
  • FlightPath Complete WWII Control Tower plus internals exterior and interior priced separately
  • FM Details FMM4802 Bedford QL Fuel Truck
  • FM Details FMM489701 Opel Blitz Fuel Truck
  • ICM Soviet PAG-14 Airfield Plates 1/48th scale

Tamiya 1/48th Citroen Traction 11CV Staff Car

 

  • FM Details FMM489706 Dodge WC 3/4 ton Ambulance
  • Matador Models' Opel Blitz Kfz385 Fuel Truck
  • Matador Models' Austin K2 Ambulance
  • Matador Models' RAF Late Type Fuel Bowser
  • Matador Models' Albion AM463 Refueller Truck
  • Matador Models' Luftwaffe Fuel Trailer AH454
  • Matador Models' Hanomag RL20 Luftwaffe Tractor
  • Matador Models' Hanomag SS100 Heavy Tractor
  • Matador Models' RAF Brockhouse Mk 1 Fuel Bowser
  • Matador Models' Mercedes-Benz LG3000 Tanker
  • Matador Models' Luftwaffe Fuel Tanker Trailer
  • Legend Productions' German Fuel Drum Set (15 pieces) (resin)
  • Verlinden PSP planking for runways
  • FlightPath WWII Airfield Dispersal Set (photoetch)
  • Eduard's PSP Plates 235mm x 165mm (Injection)
  • Eduard's PSP 300mm x 40mm (injection)
  • Verlinden Luftwaffe Maintenance tools, bench, etc
  • Czech Master Kits' Kubelwagen Workshop
  • Eduard EDK8509 VVS Fighter Crew 1944
  • Noy's Miniatures airbase tarmac sheets - 1/48th scale "Soviet Hex"
  • Noy's Miniatures airbase tarmac sheets - 1/48th scale "Soviet PAG-14"

 

Note: Tarmac Products are available in the UK from www.parabellum.co.uk. FlightPath items are available directly from www.djparkins.com. Matador Models are only available directly from www.matadormodels.co.uk. Most Eduard and some larger FlightPath Items are available from Hannants.

Kit Photos

Alanger Soviet Pilots and Ground Personnel

Dragon Luftwaffe Day Fighter Battle of Britain Ground Crew & Equipment set

Frog Jeep in 1/48th scale

Hasegawa Ground Crew set A

Alanger's repackaging of something that ICM used to throw in for free to many of their kits. The Dragon Luftwaffe set has a bomb loader plus tables & chairs. Great for dioramas. The old Frog Jeep in 1/48th scale. These sell well on EBay and still looks remarkably good. The Hasegawa Ground Crew set has a few useful pieces of equipment for those jets.
Revell WWII Ground Support Equipment

Esci Ground Personnel

Tamiya Brick Wall, Sandbag & Barricade Set Tamiya Jerry Can set
Inspiration from Revell! What a good idea. Sadly this appears to be the first and last attempt they made at this sort of thing. Some rubbish I picked up off EBay of rather dubious quality from Revell-Esci. A few bits here could be OK with modern jets. Tamiya really shook up the 1/48th scale market. I couldn't resist this but I am not sure how to use it with Aircraft.. Of rather more obvious use on Aircraft dioramas is the Tamiya Jerry Can set.
Tamiya Kubelwagen

UM AS-2 Airfield Starter

Tamiya 1/48th Citroen Traction 11CV Staff Car Extratech Airfield Maintenance Workshop Portal Crane (EXB 48 007)
Another good buy off EBay. I have already built the Afrika Corps version. This is the European theatre version of the Kubelwagen. The UM AS-2 Airfield Starter which was purchased to go with my 1/72nd scale  I-4 Model. Although doubts about its suitability meant it stayed in the box. Our feature kit - the Tamiya 1/48th Citroen. This will go great with my MPM He-177. The Extratech Airfield Maintenance Workshop Portal Crane (EXB 48 007) picked up for just 10% of its retail price from EBay in June 2007. Extratech don't mention if this is contemporary, WWI, WWII or which Airforce it is appropriate for.
Resin oil barrels Mercedes Benz LG 3000 tanker Mercedes Benz LG 3000 tanker Mercedes Benz LG 3000 tanker
I picked these resin oil barrels up from EBay for a couple of pounds in September 2007. Origins unknown - maybe copied from Tamiya items? One of the nine "Airfield Accessories" series normally only available from Matador Models. This was one of three I picked up from EBay in September 2007. As these are unusual I thought I would give them the full workout and show all the contents of each kit. They are limited run resin and white metal kits. This one is the Mercedes Benz LG 3000 tanker for Luftwaffe in WWII. It is in 1/48th scale of course. The instructions, white metal and resin are quite crude.
Mercedes Benz LG 3000 tanker Mercedes Benz LG 3000 tanker Mercedes Benz LG 3000 tanker Mercedes Benz LG 3000 tanker
Of the three kits I purchased in Sept 07 this is the largest and most complex. Certainly it is the heaviest by weight. It should look great next to a Luftwaffe Bomber. Note the large amount of flash over the fenders. The item in the middle is the chassis whilst the roof to the cab is top right in this photo. Here we see the resin items for the bonnet and the front end of the chassis underside with a representation of the engine moulded in. These resin items include the under-cab tool-storage boxes and the cab seating. The item top right is the top of the actual tank itself.
Mercedes Benz LG 3000 tanker Mercedes Benz LG 3000 tanker Mercedes Benz LG 3000 tanker Airfield Accessories - Luftwaffe Fuel Trailer
This picture shows a close up of the resin items representing the tool boxes under the cab. There are three bags packed with white metal items that I chose not to open (for photography) for fear of losing all the bits. Clearly the top bag has many wheels. The third and final bag of white metal items for the KFZ384 self propelled Mercedes aircraft Refueller. The second item from EBay in September 2007 was this "Airfield Accessories" Luftwaffe Fuel Trailer. Even the well made kit on the box top cannot hide how crude this resin kit is.
Airfield Accessories - Luftwaffe Fuel Trailer Airfield Accessories - Luftwaffe Fuel Trailer Airfield Accessories - Luftwaffe Fuel Trailer Airfield Accessories - Luftwaffe Fuel Trailer
The instructions for the Luftwaffe Fuel Trailer are as crude as the kit and give it a very "cottage industry" feel. Very quaint. They used a typewriter and a photocopier with hand-drawn assembly sketches. There is a useful piece of background information written on the back of the instructions. Here is the main tank section. The end cap to the left is actually a separate item but it appears to have been glued on by a previous owner of the kit. Tank and cart topside. plus the other loose end cap to the tank. Yes - those are enormous air bubbles all over the moulding.
Airfield Accessories - Luftwaffe Fuel Trailer Airfield Accessories - Luftwaffe Fuel Trailer Airfield Accessories - RAF "Late Type" Fuel Bowser Airfield Accessories - RAF "Late Type" Fuel Bowser
The cart underside showing chassis ribbing. There is one air bubble going right through the structure. The white metal components of this kit showing the wheels and various chassis items. The third "Airfield Accessories" item purchased from EBay in September 2007. The RAF "Late Type" Fuel Bowser. Again - a crude item. Even the box top photo is out of focus.... Very crude instructions. God knows how you are meant to construct this thing from these diagrams. I guess many give up and sell the kit on EBay.
Airfield Accessories - RAF "Late Type" Fuel Bowser Airfield Accessories - RAF "Late Type" Fuel Bowser Airfield Accessories - RAF "Late Type" Fuel Bowser American Towed Fuel bowser by "DES Kit P. Line" 48313 "Remorque A1 - citerne a essence aviation (1941/55)"
Some interesting notes about the Bowser are contained on the rear of the Instructions as well as the painting guide. Not much to the kit. Just a few pieces of poorly detailed resin... ..and some equally uninspiring white metal items. By coincidence I also managed to purchase this other unusual 1/48th scale WWII piece of Ground Equipment from EBay in Sept 07.
American Towed Fuel bowser by "DES Kit P. Line" 48313 "Remorque A1 - citerne a essence aviation (1941/55)" American Towed Fuel bowser by "DES Kit P. Line" 48313 "Remorque A1 - citerne a essence aviation (1941/55)" American Towed Fuel bowser by "DES Kit P. Line" 48313 "Remorque A1 - citerne a essence aviation (1941/55)" American Towed Fuel bowser by "DES Kit P. Line" 48313 "Remorque A1 - citerne a essence aviation (1941/55)"
This appears to be an American Towed Fuel bowser by "DES Kit P. Line". Kit number 48313 called a "Remorque A1 - citerne a essence aviation (1941/55)" which translates as 'fuel bowser' to me. The quality of this kit is unmistakeable. It is head and shoulders above the "Airfield Accessories" items shown above. Just look at the photoetch and quality of the instruction sheet. The general layout of the parts. Some of the detail is just lovely but the tanks suffers from several air-holes (although some of the holes are deliberate according to the instructions!) The pumping equipment is nicely rendered here.
American Towed Fuel bowser by "DES Kit P. Line" 48313 "Remorque A1 - citerne a essence aviation (1941/55)" American Towed Fuel bowser by "DES Kit P. Line" 48313 "Remorque A1 - citerne a essence aviation (1941/55)" American Towed Fuel bowser by "DES Kit P. Line" 48313 "Remorque A1 - citerne a essence aviation (1941/55)" Plus Model 1/48th scale Fuel-Stock Equipment of WWII Germany
Sadly this all-in-one chassis item suffers from some embarrassingly bad air holes - one of which ruins the front "O-Ring" coupling. The main tank. Apart from the holes the other detail is good. Just look at those wheel nuts. The underside is crude but who cares? The Plus Model 1/48th scale Fuel-Stock Equipment of WWII Germany. Made for AFV's but applicable for Aircraft too.
ICM Soviet PAG-14 ICM Soviet PAG-14 Noy's Miniatures Soviet PAG-14 Noy's Miniatures Soviet Hex
ICM 1/48th scale Soviet PAG-14 Airfield Plates. These are a set of injection moulded PAG-14 plates. These were pre-fabricated concrete sections used as planking to build Soviet post-war runways and hard-standings. ICM Soviet PAG-14 Airfield Plates in close-up. You get quite a lot but the box is still over-sized. Maybe anough for two small 1/48th scale Soviet aircraft bases of enough for one large one. Match exactly the Noy's Miniatures version. The Noy's Miniatures attempt at the 1/48th scale Soviet PAG-14. This is simply printed onto a sheet of stiff card. The detail is good if soft. The scale perfectly matches the ICM PAG-14 so they could be combined. You may well wish to replace the grass verges with model railway grass in this scale. Note the Russian word "STOP" in cyrillic. ("CTOn") The Noy's Miniatures 'Hex' which is simlar to PAG-14 in usage in the post-war Soviet airbase scene. I have three post-war jets to build (Su-7, Su-22 and Su-25) so there should be enough here to supply the bases and look pretty good. Once again the grass verges will need replacing with model railway scenics grass.
       
SMA German Oil Barrels Armtec Jerry Cans SMA German Jerry Can Set Airfield Accessories RAF Starter Trolley Putt Putt
Scale Model Accessories German Oil Drums. Six in total here. Armtec set of 8 Jerry Cans. Scale Model Accessories German Jerry Can set. Airfield Accessories RAF Starter Trolley ("Putt Putt").
SMA 50 Cal Ammo Boxes Unknown SMA German Pilot and Ground Crewman CEC Navigation Lights
Scale Model Accessories 50 Cal Ammo Boxes. Unknow miscellaneous 1/48th scale diorama items. Useful for set-dressing more rural dioramas! Scale Model Accessories German Pilot and Ground Crewman. NOT strictly speaking a piece of ground equipment for a diorama. Cutting Edge Navigation Lights.
KMC SC1000 German Luftwaffe Bomb & Sled KMC SC1000 German Luftwaffe Bomb & Sled KMC SC50 German Luftwaffe Bombs & Crates KMC SC50 German Luftwaffe Bombs & Crates
KMC German Bombs and Bomb Sled. KMC German Bombs and Bomb Sled. KMC German Bombs and Bomb Crates. KMC German Bombs and Bomb Crates.
Verlinden Nitrogen/Oxygen/Utility Carts Verlinden Nitrogen/Oxygen/Utility Carts Verlinden Eduard US Cal 0.30 Ammo Boxes WWII
Verlinden Nitrogen/Oxygen Utility Carts. (Probably more for US Naval dioramas.) Verlinden Nitrogen/Oxygen Utility Carts. (Probably more for US Naval dioramas.) Believed to Verlinden. Given to me by a friend. From a larger diorama set. Guns, PSP, drums and ammo boxes. Eduard US 30 Cal ammo boxes.
Eduard Barbed Wire Eduard Bf 110 Workshop ladder Eduard Seatbelts Luftwaffe WWII Fighters in colour Flightpath RAF/USAAF Airfield Cycles
Eduard barbed wire. Eduard Bf 110 workshop ladder Eduard colour WWII Luftwaffe seatbelts for fighters Flightpath RAF/USAAF Airfield cycles
Flightpath RAf/USAAF Airfield Dispersal Set Flightpath Airfield Blast Shelter Open Type   Brengun BRL48034 Soviet Wheel Chocks Modern   Flightpath Russian/Soviet wheel chocks
Flightpath RAF/USAAF Airfield Dispersal set Flightpath Blast Shelter open style Brengun BRL48034 soviet wheel chocks modern Flightpath Russian/Soviet wheel chocks
  Flightpath Russian/Soviet wheel chocks   Tamiya Russian Field Car GAZ-67B   Aerobonus Soviet Weapons Loading Cart   Stug 111 Stowage Set Legend LF4102
Flightpath Russian/Soviet wheel chocks.  Tamiya Russian Field Car GAZ-67B Jeep. Aerobonus Soviet Weapons Loading Cart 2014 - Legend LF4102 Stug 111 Stowage Set. Purchased from Australia off EBay in November this set is primarily for the Ammoknights diorama but there will be lots of leftovers here for future aircraft ground dioramas.
GMC 2.5 ton truck cargo set Verlinden 2380 Sherman accessories set Black Dog T48003 Sherman Firefly stowage set Legend LF4101 German Military Vehicle Stowage Verlinden 2238
2014 - GMC 2.5 ton truck cargo set Verlinden 2380. Purchased from Australia off EBay in November this set is primarily for the Ammoknights diorama but there will be lots of leftovers here for future aircraft ground dioramas. 2014 - Sherman accessories set Black Dog T48003. Purchased from Australia off EBay in November this set is primarily for the Ammoknights diorama but there will be lots of leftovers here for future aircraft ground dioramas. 2014 - Sherman Firefly stowage set Legend LF4101. Purchased from Australia off EBay in November this set is primarily for the Ammoknights diorama but there will be lots of leftovers here for future aircraft ground dioramas. 2014 - German Military Vehicle Stowage Verlinden 2238. Purchased from Australia off EBay in November this set is primarily for the Ammoknights diorama but there will be lots of leftovers here for future aircraft ground dioramas.
AMC48113 Aerial Bomb Cart Advanced Modelling Value Gear Tarps VG-48003 Joefix Fieldflowers 115 Model Scene Birch Leaves L4-004
2014 - AMC48113 Aerial Bomb Cart be Advanced Modelling Value Gear Tarpaulins VG-48003. Purchased from Australia off EBay in November this set is primarily for the Ammoknights diorama but there will be lots of leftovers here for future aircraft ground dioramas. 2014 - Joefix Fieldflowers 115 - another EBay purchase for our dioramas. 2014 - Model Scene Birch Leaves L4-004 - purchased off EBay late in the year. Some leaves for our dioramas.
Joefix Brown Autumn Leaves 105 True Details Couplings Connectors 48557 HAD 148001 Russian Fire Extinguisher HAD 448002 Wheel Chock For Russian Planes
2014 - Joefix Brown Autumn Leaves 105 - purchased late in the year off EBay & coming all the way from Australia. We have already used Joefix grass tufts in dioramas. Great stuff! True Details Couplings Connectors 48557 purchased in late 2015 and already heavily used on the Kopro Su-22M4 undercart by the time this photo was added in December 2014! 2014 - HAD 148001 Russian Fire Extinguisher. 2014 - HAD 448002 Wheel Chock For Russian Planes.
HAD 448001 Wheel Chock for MiG-29 Brengun BRL48050 Tools Brengun BRL48048 PSP ACE Soviet Gaz-M-415 WW2 Pickup
2014 - HAD 448001 Wheel Chock for MiG-29 2014 - Brengun BRL48050 Tools 2014 - Brengun BRL48048 PSP 2014 - ACE Soviet Gaz-M-415 WW2 Pickup.
UM 506 Airfield starter AS-2 UM 509 Refueller BZ-38 Tamiya US 2 1/2 ton 6x6 Airfield Fuel Truck Tamiya German 20mm Flakvierling 38
2014 - UM 506 Airfield starter AS-2. 2014 - UM 509 Refueller BZ-38. This has the same chassis as the AS-2 airfield starter kit 506. 2014 - Tamiya US 2 1/2 ton 6x6 Airfield Fuel Truck. Tamiya 1/48th scale 20mm Flakvierling purchased for use on the Ammo Knights project.
  HAD Models 448004 Wheel Chock for Russian Planes   DAN Models 48501 Stepladder Technical Aviation   DAN Models 48511 Stepladder Technical Aviation   DAN Models 48510 Stepladder Technical Aviation
HAD Models 448004 Wheel Chock for Russian Planes purchased from Hannants in November 2015 to make up a minimum order cost. I already had some like these from HAD for the Sukhoi Su-22M4 and Su-7BKL projects. This is spare and will be reserved for the OEZ Su-25K. DAN Models 48501 Stepladder Technical Aviation - added from Hannants April 2016. This is a 7 step Russian/Soviet 48th scale aviation stepladder. DAN Models 48511 Stepladder Technical Aviation  - added from Hannants April 2016. This is the 7 steps version, height 70mm.  This is a Russian/Soviet 48th scale aviation stepladder. DAN Models 48510 Stepladder Technical Aviation  - added from Hannants April 2016. This is the 5 steps version, 47mm. This is a Russian/Soviet 48th scale aviation stepladder.
DAN Models 48512 Stepladder Technical Aviation   DAN Models Russian Airfield Technical Signs   CD8018 Middle Eastern Market Ruin   CD8018 Middle Eastern Market Ruin
DAN Models 48512 Stepladder Technical Aviation  - added from Hannants April 2016. This is the 2 steps version, Height 55mm, length 56mm. This is a Russian/Soviet 48th scale aviation stepladder. DAN Models Russian Airfield Technical Signs purchased from Hannants May 2016. CD8018 Middle Eastern Market Ruin purchased from Hannants second hand in March 2017. CD8018 Middle Eastern Market Ruin purchased from Hannants second hand in March 2017.
  Custom Diorama CD8018 Middle Eastern Market Ruin   Custom Diorama CD8018 Middle Eastern Market Ruin   Custom Diorama CD8018 Middle Eastern Market Ruin   Airfix Afghan Dwelling A75009
CD8018 Middle Eastern Market Ruin purchased from Hannants second hand in March 2017. CD8018 Middle Eastern Market Ruin purchased from Hannants second hand in March 2017. CD8018 Middle Eastern Market Ruin purchased from Hannants second hand in March 2017. Airfix Afghan Dwelling A75009 purchased from Hannants in July 2017.
Airfix Afghan Dwelling A75009   Airfix Afghan Dwelling A75009   Airfix Afghan Dwelling A75009   Airfix Afghan Dwelling A75009
Airfix Afghan Dwelling A75009 purchased from Hannants in July 2017. Airfix Afghan Dwelling A75009 purchased from Hannants in July 2017. This is unusual as it is a one-piece solid resin item, quite heavy and well packed in expanded polystyrene. Airfix Afghan Dwelling A75009 purchased from Hannants in July 2017. Airfix Afghan Dwelling A75009 purchased from Hannants in July 2017.
Airfix Afghan Dwelling A75009  Airfix Afghan Dwelling A75009    
Airfix Afghan Dwelling A75009 purchased from Hannants in July 2017. Airfix Afghan Dwelling A75009 purchased from Hannants in July 2017.    
       
       
       
       
       
       
       

Accessories for accessories!

Voyager Model's photoetch & Resin set for the Tamiya Citroen Eduard Photoetch set 28 018 for the Tamiya Citroen 11CV Hauler resin wheel set for Tamiya Citroen 11CV HLX 48099 Hauler resin door for Tamiya Citroen 11CV HLX48159
Voyager Model's photoetch & Resin set for the Tamiya Citroen. They come from Shanghai via EBay. Unusual. Eduard Photoetch set number 28 018 for the Citroen 11CV for the Tamiya kit. Purchased from Great Models in late 2006. Hauler resin wheel set for the Tamiya Citroen 11CV. Set number HLX 48099. Purchased from Great Models in late 2006. Hauler resin door for the Tamiya Citroen 11CV. Set number HLX48159. Purchased from EBay in March 2007.
Eduard 28063 GAZ-67B Eduard Express Mask FX021 GAZ-67B    
Eduard photoetch set 28063 for Tamiya GAZ-67B Jeep. Eduard Express Mask FX021 for Tamiya GAZ-67B Jeep.    

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