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  1. 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
  2. Bit more done to this..... Next on the list is to make all the loose hand tools to scatter about the place. ATB Sean
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Sorry mate missed this one last week..... Sadly this one keeps getting put back due to other odds and sods grabbing my attentions, I have done some resin casts of the cab to do some finalising work on but so far that's it, once the Bedford OXD and OXArmadillo are done I may be forced to put this back to the front of the queue..... ...... But then I'm just finishing up the masters for AEC Matador wheels with Dunlop tyres, so they are going to need a chassis, then that will need a cab and a couple of bodies.....
  8. Yes mate, found out last week all QL and WOT6 variants I've done will be released at Telford show on the Wee Friends stand, Also a replacement for the Airfix Bedford OXC in true 1/72 scale plus upgrade kit for the Queen Mary trailer should be there too, hopefully.... Sean
  9. Fear not, I've just been asked to do them as a master plus a couple of other types, so I'll do a WIP then
  10. Thank you sir.... It's good eye sight at close range that I am blessed with, my advise though is if you see me driving towards you, make for safety, anything over 20ft is but a blur
  11. Weirdly one of my mates is ex REME and has said they would never be allowed to play with anything so technical, am I sure its not RAF!? Lol
  12. Here is something else I have been working on..... A master of a Bedford OX/Y cab in correct 1/72 scale, This is a trial for a new technique for me, wax carving, to make the more awkward shaped cabs. The plan and start utilising the Airfix MW front bulkhead and bonnet as a start.... Size issue/comparison photo..... Right to left we have the RTI 1/76 scale Bedford cab (actually closer to 1/72 scale), above centre the 1/76 Milicast Bedford OY that also uses the Airfix cab as its original master (both are actually closer to 1/87 scale), lower centre is the rescaled 1/72 drawing and left is my initial start to my corrected 1/72 scale cab.... Initial 'finished' master until I asked for feedback from others who pointed out my errors..... First resin casting of 'wrong' master, I deliberately cast it wrong as its far easier to minor manipulation of the resin than the wax as the wax doesn't like a great deal of handling, all this is still very much a steep learning curve for me at this point..... I also had to figure out a way to save some resin by making a sacrificial bung/plug, I settled on blue-tac in the end, but have now made a clam shell style silicone mould for this purpose..... A quick test for a wargames vs a model makers version where the model makers version will have an interior plate with seats etc on it..... Side by side with the 1/76 scale RTI cab.... There was a fair bit of correction went on at this point, the waist bands were reduced, the observers hatch was remade smaller and centre roll actually moved to the centre (!?)...... Alterations and additions made sat ready for moulding..... The next thing for me to do now is make the interior plate... ATB Sean
  13. Haha, I'm never going to get that image out of my head now!? Sean
  14. I'm currently building a 1/72 scale dio of an Royal Engineers Laager somewhere in NW Europe. It features my own cast Fordson WOT6 Type X engineers truck, my converted Airfix Bedford QLC Type B engineers truck and a converted Airfix Bedford MW to late type water carrier, plus other scratch built accessories. Here are some in progress pics up to the point it currently is at.... Sadly I forgot to take WIP shots of the 2 engineers electrical repair trailers that now reside on it... ATB Sean
  15. Rounded layout by far. I use surgical gauze for cam net just set it in place with thinned pva, let it dry and paint it whatever colour. ATB Sean
  16. Here I have stripped and repainted a 1/76 scale Oxford diecast Thompson Vc fuel carrier in mid war colours..... ATB Sean
  17. Hi gang, been away a while but not been inactive.... Here I have done a strip and repaint on a 1/76 scale Oxford diecast Austin Tilly into Bomb Disposal colours..... ATB Sean
  18. I've made some vices.... And this is the finished article after making the distribution board, charging units and Reyrolle switches..... Time to make a dio for it..... ATB Sean
  19. Thanks John, Funnily my gramps said the same about the 25 pounders when he was moved back off the line in Italy!?
  20. So the lathes are now done...... And the pillar drills..... Also the Lister 20 Kva Generator sets are now done too.... So the back of the truck is starting to fill up nicely..... More to follow as always.... ATB Sean
  21. Haha, the secret is to have a good woman do those kind of things for you, then its her that goes blind not you, which has the benefit that the blinder she becomes the better looking you get ATB Sean
  22. Time for an update on this project...... Canvas and and frame made.... 2 were actually made one for this truck and one for the kit version..... Mobile bench/ tool chests made and fitted plus a master of them as well.... Faffed around making some tyre/wheel combinations to have the Dunlop Trac type tyre instead of the usual bar grip tyre manufacturers are all so happy to provide us with.... Made and fitted the dual tool storage boxes and truck fuel tanks, plus the masters of same, and also started the engineers lathes Made the 'Jumper' cable that is normally stored just along the canvas joint.... That's it for now, more to follow soon..... ATB Sean
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