Kit Preview : 1/76 SMA 1937 Chevrolet 1.5t truck in Dutch Service



SMA kits tend to be a mixed bag: great subjects but spotty execution and research. Main parts are resin and details white metal.
I admit to knowing almost nothing about this model.
It resembles a US 1937 model, with a more rounded grille without the characteristic "shoulders".
The '38 had horizontal grille bars.
The '36 had a narrower and rounder grille.
The 1.5t is listed as having a 131in wheelbase.

For more info on 1937 Chevys, this is a cool site on 37 Chevys.
It could be a locally produced truck but I don't think Chevrolet had any factories in Western Europe.
If this truck served in the Dutch Army in 1940 in any numbers, I surmise it would have seen subsequent service with the Germans.


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It resembles a US 1937 model, with a more rounded grille without the characteristic "shoulders".






steering wheel, mirror, 2 lights, steering column (best replaced), seat, front and rear axles, exhaust, 4 wheels and front bumper. The lights seem small. The rear wheels have dual tires. Good level of detail.
Truck bed is warped, time for a hot bath.