Clover Green: M2 '50 Studebaker 2R Pickup Truck

Once again, a little detail makes a big difference.

Starting point. Nice truck, and nice vintage ad, but the all-black plastic interior gives me the sads.

Starting point. Nice truck, and nice vintage ad, but the all-black plastic interior gives me the sads.

I found this very nice M2 Machines Studebaker truck at Walmart a few days ago. After confirming it didn't have any major quality control issues, I took it home and promptly openedv it & got it apart. The factory-match Clover Green paint with matching bumper trim & wheels was an excellent choice on M2's part, but I did NOT like the plain black interior, and I know what a real 2R looks like inside.

So, with a bit of green paint on the dash & doors, with the instruments left black, the door handles, window cranks & armrests detailed, the dash grilles, glovebox knob, steering wheel, horn cap, windshield wiper motor and dash knobs detailed, and the seat painted in Tamiya "Red-Brown" acrylic hobby paint, it looked a hundred times better. Even more so installed inside the truck.

After allowing for drying time and carefully reassembling the diecast, I painted the rear license plate, the lights, and the front of the hood ornament (to simulate a factory accessory illuminated hood ornament)

These are one of the all-time classic American pickup trucks, and it's nice to see an accurate one from M2's entry level line where they seem to do nothing but hot rods and advertising trucks with their Studebaker casting.

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