Forgive me if this has been posted before, but I have just come across this model and imagine that Aussie T enthusiasts as well as many others would find it of interest. I have no idea where one could purchase same, but remember "google is your friend" or so they say!
Interesting, first off, Australia never had a black radiator year model for 1917, that was released as a 1918 after the embargo was sorted.
looking at the photo and the model, both look as if the drivers side door doesn't open?
Frank, the question is where were the Aussies fighting with these vehicles and where were they sourced? Look like desert patrol - Egypt, Libya? I'll have to dig out the book on the desrt patrol group.
All of the desert photos from the AWM show black radiator cars.
Suggested reading, Secret Army by Barry Stone tells the story of a fleet of Model T's in WW1 & a special force of Australian & Commonwealth troops deployed in the Middle East. My review of the book will be printed in the next Vintage Ford I believe, a good T Model story.
Jem, that's right, from where they were sourced.
The box has it right in saying Australian "army" car. but not an Australian Model T.
A century a-gone, our perceptions of the "War to end all wars" can be pretty spotty. Most accounts center on the trenches in France, but it truly was a "world" war, and the Australians not only played a huge role in other theatres, but suffered deeply - Gallipoli comes to mind.
Off the topic of Model Ts, but dear to my notions of heroism, everyone should read on what was arguably the last cavalry charge, when the Australian Light Horse took the wells at Beersheba . . .
I don't mean to steer so far from the topic - those models look like they are well done, and worth the effort for those who are into modelling.
Omteresting, looks neat, but why 1:35 scale? That seems like an "oddball" scale, usually 1:24, 1:32, 1:8 is what I remember from my model building days.
David, 1:35 is a very popular scale for military stuff: soldiers, Jeeps, tanks, etc.
An interesting compilation of Aussie WW1 T's from a previous post 2009 forum