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About ukmodeller

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  1. Thanks, Jeroen. There is so much material available on the Internet now for creating these conversions and it's amazing when you see what people have done with the real thing.
  2. Thanks for your nice comment. I must say that this kit is ideal for conversions of all types.
  3. Thanks Jeroen. Will let you know when the house warming party starts, ha! ha!
  4. Thanks Chimpion. Appreciate your comments. I have now added a video and a pictures link to the main intro if you are interested.
  5. Hi Everyone This seemed the perfect kit for doing many conversions so I decided to go for the camper van look with my usual detailing of adding working lights. I converted the inside and created a kitchen feature with built-in cupboards, oven, drawers, sink with taps and a microwave. I also added a removable table top and double bed along with an extending awning on the roof and roof rack. As this kit was built on an older model I only added working side lights, headlights, brake lights and indicators. Lastly I added the roof rack with luggage over the front cab. Building this kit, everything went together perfectly and it was a big help being able to add the glazing from the outside after the body was assembled. There was no flashing on the sprues and included were plenty of chrome parts with a lot of detailing. As I said before, there is plenty of scope for creating more versions of this bus and now that there is a panel van also available the idea's are numerous. For more details of the inside before the roof was added please visit HERE in the WIP section. A video of the lights working can be found HERE. I hope that you enjoy the following pictures and my adaptation of a very popular vehicle still being used today and look forward to your reviews. With side lights on Headlights Indicators Rear side lights Rear brake lights Rear indicators
  6. Hi Everyone I thought I'd include some of the pre-finishing pictures here so that you can get a better view of the inside before adding the roof. The finished pictures and a link to a video showing off the lights will soon be available in the RFI section. THe pictures are now available in the RFI section HERE. Thank you for viewing.
  7. Thanks, Spiny. It is looking good with the wife. I'm looking at this picture and something does not seem right with the colour scheme. I think I;m going to make some adjustments..............
  8. Thanks, Jeroen I agree. A great kit to build and it has so many possible conversions.
  9. Thanks. Really appreciate that. She is fine now. One of the lucky one's and it certainly makes you revalue life. Anyway, I enjoyed this kit as it was of a larger scale and a lot easier to mod and add lights to. There was no flashing on the sprues at all and the parts went together very well. The glazing fits well (inserted from the outside) which seems to be the norm with Revell now. That way there is less chance of spoiling them when assembling the body. All of the doors actually work properly and just 'snap-on' to the 'hinges'. Overall a great kit. They now make a panel van so that could be a good project for the future.
  10. Hi everyone Well, it's been a while since my last posting as I've been dealing with my wife's breast cancer treatment, etc, but I have not been idle. I've done a few kits here and there which I hope to get on here soon. In the meantime this one I have now nearly completed. As usual I have added working lights but, this time, I have modded the inside to convert it into a camper van with an extended roof and luggage rack. All I have to do now is connect all of the wires to a switch box and it will be ready to post in the RFI section. Here is just a little sample:
  11. The thought about the shower made me laugh, thinking how I would manage to have a shower in one of those cabs with my 6ft 4inch frame............ I know some of the American owner drivers actually live in their rigs but they are like twice the length of the trucks here. How do they manage to power all of those accessories?
  12. Thanks, Brian. Appreciate your comment. I'm sure that you are amazed by how much these cabs have changed over the years? I've never had the chance to actually look around these cabs but looking at videos they look incredible with all the mod cons inside.
  13. Thanks. I really appreciate that. I wasn't totally convinced about the colour scheme but so far it seems people like it.
  14. Hi everyone I have now added a video showing the lights actually working, The video is only 3 minutes long. MOVIE
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