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  1. Scratch built 1/72 scale Austin K6

    Thanks John, yes you are right, there is a fair amount of hours gone in to this one, with many more to be added as the rear bodywork gets added.... So today I cast up enough bits to make the first test fit rolling chassis and give it a coat of primer, other than an error on my part by over sanding the rear of the bonnet piece while fitting I think its starting to look Ok. ATB Sean
  2. Scratch built 1/72 scale Austin K6

    "Today’s doings…." Another full day in the workshop today, did lots but not a lot to show for it as is often the way when working on a master, did a fair bit of multi tasking, which also takes its toll on time management. On a positive note I managed to cast up 3 full sets of single item sprues, and enough 2 item sprues to fit out one and a half trucks, a single bonnet piece after a minor drama with the mould, and I also made all the bracing on the Type 13 ‘Dish’ So with all the rolling chassis parts now available for casting I can knock the whole chassis together tomorrow and give it a coat of primer so it photographs a little better than the raw resin does. ATB Sean
  3. Scratch built 1/72 scale Austin K6

    I’m on Jollydays!! Yarp, that’s right folks, I’m on holiday for a week and a bit, home alone while the wife goes out and earns my millions. That means I have plenty of time to knock about in the workshop doing more to the K6! And knock about I have today, it’s been quite a productive day with all of the parts made to enable the rolling chassis to be completed, including the bonnet, and I also made a start on making the AMES Type 13 RADAR ‘Dish’ if that’s the correct terminology. It’s just suddenly occurred to me that I’ve not displayed a picture of a AMES Type 13 RADAR on a Austin K6 chassis, so, just so we all know what I’m building here is an image of said truck in action…… 602nd ACWS 1946 The productivity today has resulted in this little lot being done and ready to mould in silicone….. The bonnet section, this is going to be a 2 piece ‘open pour’ mould, it has to be so complicated in order to get the part out of the mould with any ease. All the parts that 2 will be needed per kit on one sprue, this includes the fuel tank, head and side light, fuel filler neck and side step…. This is the sprue with all the single item parts including the prop shaft, inlet/exhaust manifold, carb and filter, and the parts to make the brush bar/ headlight brackets….. And finally, the Type 13 ‘Dish’ basic structure on the back of a chassis for size comparison…… Hopefully more tomorrow..... ATB Sean
  4. Scratch built 1/72 scale Austin K6

    Happy New Year everyone!!!! Rear suspension component successfully cast!! cast part on left, original master on right..... With the rear suspension now available I glued all the components already made together to make the first rolling chassis.... ATB Sean
  5. Scratch built 1/72 scale Austin K6

    Bit more done in the last few days...... First Wheels out the mould..... Rear suspension and axle part made, ready for casting.... Bonnet, fuel tanks and stronger side steps (as they're a pain to remove in 1 piece from the original mould) up next I'll soon have the rolling chassis up and running.... ATB Sean
  6. Scratch built 1/72 scale Austin K6

    Evening all..... Small update on who these are actually going to be for... These are now going to the new initiative that MAFVA are setting up and one will be going to my own, limited edition, model company, the MAFVA Models K6s will be the Gantry and Coles Crane types, the one for my use will be decided on in due course but I will warn anyone wanting one there will be a very limited number produced and it will be of something 'odd' and quite rare/random in real life, if anyone wants more details please contact me via PM and I will attempt to fill in some details. Turning new axles for the K6 out of steel, only because its easier and stronger on such a thin part than turning from a resin blank. Couple of different angles of where I'm at as of today.... ATB Sean
  7. Scratch built 1/72 scale Austin K6

    Back on the bench!!!!! Gantry and Coles crane will be first body types done. ATB Sean
  8. Scratch built 1/72 Bedford OXC/D & A

    OXA is now complete and ready for casting... ATB Sean
  9. 1/72 Engineers Laager diorama

    No mate, I don't really follow the PE thing as its to thin for the kind of other stuff I do, which is make masters for casting so needs to be a certain thickness to do that, I'll look them up and see if they can offer an easier solution to me scratch building them
  10. 1/72 Engineers Laager diorama

    Bit more done to this..... Next on the list is to make all the loose hand tools to scatter about the place. ATB Sean
  11. Scratch built 1/72 Bedford OXC/D & A

    No dramas mate, if you need any more help just ask, Sean
  12. Scamell pioneer breakdown tractor

    It's now correct in both lay out and colour as per MTP 20 & 46 so carry on and as you were, The black is not 'black' at all and is actually referred to as 'slate' which varied in darkness right up to an Anthracite shade, Mike Starmer suggests that Revell slate grey is a good match for it........ The paint applied to canvas' could be darker up to black as some were made from bitumen to increase flexibility on them, but that depended on supply, the rest were painted with distemper paint so we are back to dark grey again with that. For future reference from MTP 46, this is pre 'Mickey Mouse', all that changed was the top colour lay out and the move from SCC2 to SCC15 when the British adopted OD as their main camo colour.... 13987641_1768560233423178_2221675716792049826_o camoscheme 21742869_10155685642129304_7707917062305747173_n ATB Sean
  13. Scratch built 1/72 Bedford OXC/D & A

    As promised..... A quick update on the OXA kit and model, the kit will only have 3 or 4 more separate parts to it as most of the under body stowage is actually easier to cast in with the truck back body floor...... More to follow..... ATB Sean
  14. Scratch built 1/72 Bedford OXC/D & A

    Yes-sir-e-bob!!.... wont be until the new year now though I would expect, as all the masters are still here with me until I finish the OXA, pics of the progress on that very soon.... like maybe this evening type soon Sean
  15. With the wax carved cab finished I have now gone on the make a proper replacement for the out of scale Airfix Bedford OXC, Which I showed in my other thread is actually closer to 1/87 scale, and rebuilt it in 1/72 scale to more match the Queen Mary trailer. What follow is a photo diary of the process to make the master for the OXC..... This picture is of the truck I built for myself so the POW carriers and back deck are slightly different to those provided in the kit..... The finished truck and trailer (still needs glazing and mirrors)..... So, with the OXC done I then converted the chassis into an OXD 30cwt GS as they are the same wheelbase length.... I have now moved on to making the OXA 'Armadillo' as that is also on the same length chassis, more as I progress.... ATB Sean