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Ripaman

1/24th Willys Jeep

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On 01/03/2017 at 7:03 AM, Ripaman said:

 

Thank you very much Julian, screwed up on the painting of the canopy, :sad: so out came the oven cleaner, removed what I had done now it is back getting primed again :smile:.

 

 

Holy S**t  I would probably have serious mojo block as well Nigel, glad you were able to put it back together again, man you spent alot of time on it.

So you are going to do a KFS Bedford, he does some great work hope to see a WIP

Thanks for your kind words on the Jeep hope to have it finished by the weekend.

 

 

 

Hi Keith, thanks very much again for taking all those pictures it sure did help, glad you like it, have tried to get as much detail into it as poss, could have done more but need to get on with the Matador, you say you cant wait until you see the hood clamps, I would like to see them to have had mental block on how to make them :headbang: , could you give me some dimension will be making them out of brass

 

Not much to show but have been doing a bit of detail under the hood

 

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Then did some weathering to the Accumulator Trolley 

 

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Until next time

 

Regards

Richard

 

 

Just another thing I have just noticed here Richard, The Bridge Plate on the front is incorrect with a trailer attached.  I don't know how accurate you are going and please don't think I am picking.  The correct Bridge Plate with a trailer on would be 3/2 ... so 2 Ton for the jeep or 3 Ton with a trailer on.  

 

If you google it you will see what I mean :) 

 

Also a quick question, how come you have fitted the crank handle? I have never seen one fitted before and thought it was an interesting choice and wondered if I have missed something.

 

Cheers

Chris

 

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On 3/2/2017 at 4:25 AM, t3utonict3rror said:

Such wonderful work ... every time I check the updates I'm left with my jaw on the floor in a pool of dribble. Love the canopy and the method used to create it.  I was wondering if you was going to make on, and thought you may whip out some canvas and a miniature sewing machine and whisk one up ..... but this looks as good if not better :D 

 

Keep up the astonishing work :popcorn:

 

Cheers

Chris

 

On 3/2/2017 at 5:07 AM, t3utonict3rror said:

 

Just another thing I have just noticed here Richard, The Bridge Plate on the front is incorrect with a trailer attached.  I don't know how accurate you are going and please don't think I am picking.  The correct Bridge Plate with a trailer on would be 3/2 ... so 2 Ton for the jeep or 3 Ton with a trailer on.  

 

If you google it you will see what I mean :) 

 

Also a quick question, how come you have fitted the crank handle? I have never seen one fitted before and thought it was an interesting choice and wondered if I have missed something.

 

Cheers

Chris

 

 

Hi Chris, thanks for looking in and your kind comments, couldn't make the canvas top :o so the vac form did the trick, glad you liked how it came out, regarding the bridge plate, I had no idea what that was there for (learnt something today, thanks), just made it to look like a picture I had, all they give you in the kit is a decal so I made the bridge plate then painted it, did not use the decal.

Because this jeep is only for use on the airfield (my diorama is going to have the Matador, Jeep and a Typhoon), I think I will leave the 2 on it.

 

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Regarding the crank handle, I fitted it just to try it, now it is safely behind the back seat, were it fits to a bracket.

 

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So now I figured how I was going to make the hood clamps, used 1/8" square bar to start then machined into a tee and after that just filed until I got the shape.

 

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Next up will be the brackets, paint and then I can call this done :clap:

 

Until next time

 

Regards

Richard

 

 

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No you wont!!  You'll find something else to do here.  Great work with the brass.

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Always worth stopping by this wonderful build.........

 

:goodjob:

 

Kev

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Hi Guys n Gals,

 

I log onto this thread daily to look for progress, and every time  there has been it leaves me simply amazed at the ingenuity and quality of the work.

 

It will be a great, but sad day, when it's complete!

 

 

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It's always like looking at photos of the real jeep when visiting this thread. Very realistic modelling! Well done. :worthy:

Kind regards,

Stix

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On 3/20/2017 at 8:17 PM, RichO said:

No you wont!!  You'll find something else to do here.  Great work with the brass.

 

Not sure what else to do on the Willy Rich, have to get back onto the Matador with Coles Crane, or the Typhoon and now I started a AFV Club Churchill after I read the book D-Day to Victory the diaries of a british tank commander, SGT Trevor Greenwood, amazing account of the war from Normandy D-Day to april 1945 in a Churchill very good book.

 

21 hours ago, longshanks said:

Always worth stopping by this wonderful build.........

 

:goodjob:

 

Kev

 

Thanks for the nice comments Kev :like:  it has been a fun build and a first to be finished in a very long time

 

21 hours ago, The Cameraman said:

Hi Guys n Gals,

 

I log onto this thread daily to look for progress, and every time  there has been it leaves me simply amazed at the ingenuity and quality of the work.

 

It will be a great, but sad day, when it's complete!

 

 

 

Hi Cameraman It will be a great day for sure :nod:,  but I do thank you for looking in on my sloooowwww build 

 

16 hours ago, PlaStix said:

It's always like looking at photos of the real jeep when visiting this thread. Very realistic modelling! Well done. :worthy:

Kind regards,

Stix

 

I look at your models Stix and I'am trying to do the weathering as you have done and many more on this site, not too much but just enough to make it pop, and with your very kind words it sounds as if it has come to fruition, I still need to learn more. 

 

9 hours ago, FrancisGL said:

Another cracking detail!...:popcorn:, cheers Richrad :D

 

Thanks Francis, those were small items but make the detail pop out on the hood, have just put a coat of paint on them so tomorrow should have some pic's up.

 

Until next time

 

Regards

Richard

 

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