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  1. Mick Bell drawing and Carlisle preserved are both long nose. The drawing says it is on a Bedford J1Z2 chassis.
  2. Update: The 1:72 files have been produced and we are currently building a test item. If that is satisfactory, we will build the replacements and send them to Hannants. As a bonus, I am driving down to Baggington (Midland Air Museum) this afternoon, to photograph and measure a Stentor motor. If all works out, each trolley will come with a motor which can be fitted to the Airfix missile. I was not able to get access on Wednesday, so the motor will not happen at present. I will look at it as a Vulcan item layer (d.v.)
  3. Yes Mark, you are correct. Checking back, the CAD master scale was marked up incorrectly. I will advise Hannants tomorrow of the error. To correct the error we will make a batch of 1:72 trolleys and anyone who has bought a trolley will receive a replacement in the correct scale. It will probably take until September to achieve all this as we are now heading into the holiday season, but we will get them out as soon as we can, and our apologies for the error,
  4. No - someone said they would try to get information, but I have heard nothing as yet UPDATE - I drove over to Cosford yesterday (16 July 21), where I photographed and measured their WE177 trolley, with the help of Museum staff (to whom my thanks for their help).
  5. Agreed - figurines are a different art form though. Hippo is possible, as is the Mammoth - bowsers/refuellers are on the list, but I would like to cover all the RAF tractors first. The Clayton crawler in particular appeals!
  6. And some will be available in 1:48 too. The Blue Steel bomb trolley is too big for our current large printer, sadly.
  7. We have produced a comprehensive range of ground support equipment in 1:72 to compliment the new Vulcan kit, with the final items due in 2021. Here is a full list, together with the appropriate links to the Hannants website. VULCAN GROUND SUPPORT EQUIPMENT GE72050 Sentinel Tugmaster tractor AVAILABLE FROM HANNANTS at https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/GE72050 GE72054 Vulcan tow bar AVAILABLE FROM HANNANTS at https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/GE72054 GE72055 60 kva GPU AVAILABLE FROM HANNANTS at https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/GE72055 GE72056 Safety Raiser DESIGNED - AWAITING PRODUCTION GE72057 Bedford Crew bus - IN WORK GE72062 AEC Mandator Blue Steel transporter - IN WORK - see https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/GE72062 GE72063 Blue Steel bomb trolley AVAILABLE FROM HANNANTS at https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/GE72063 GE72064 Ground Power plinths AVAILABLE FROM HANNANTS at https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/GE72064 GE72065 James Comet crew chief motorcycle - DESIGNED - AWAITING PRODUCTION
  8. Dave - I know a lot of people have waited a long time, but I wasn't happy with the resin/white metal & photo etch result so am redesigning it for 3D printing. I know I keep on about 3D printing, but it is a game changer. I never give release dates because too many things can go wrong. Here is some of the chassis detail, which I feel is reasonable for 1:72 and 1:48. WV908 - I don't know if the Hendon one is the only one (I suspect it probably is), but that is the one I photographed and measured with the kind help of the museum I have posted a full list of Vulcan GSE in the Manufacturers forum - see https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235096454-vulcan-ground-support-equipment/
  9. Amos Brierley said "the utterly ridiculously amazing 3D printed Blue Steel trolley" Wait until you see the Mandator !
  10. It was the arrival of low cost MSLA machines, particularly the Elegoo and Phrozen machines which swung me onto 3D printing, Jason. I have had SLA masters produced for around 10 years but they are expensive. Domestic MSLA reduce costs by a huge amount and we all benefit. As I have said before, the current style of 3D printing is in my opinion the biggest advance in modelling in decades.
  11. Well Jason, I presume the layering you refer to is the steps or layers you get with FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) printing (i.e. the machine extrudes hot filament which bonds to the previous layer). You don't get that with MSLA (Masked Stereo Lithography) printing but you do have a large number of supports, to ensure that the parts are accurate and without sag between supports. The layers are thinner in MSLA, going down to 10 microns if required. The first sight of the forest of supports can be daunting. I have given Hannants some photos of the DH No.1 to illustrate this. See https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/HW-48003?result-token=sJ5rf In the instructions I wrote "LOOK MANY TIMES, CUT ONCE". I hope this clarifies things.
  12. As a quick update, production of kits starts next week (12 July 2021), and I have agreed with Hannants that it will be in 1:72, 1:48 and 1:32. The idea of doing the upper and lower wings plus inter-plane struts as a single part gives a strong, perfectly aligned structure with far fewer parts. The downside is that when you first see a 3D printed assembly, is is rather daunting.
  13. In contrast to our DH Biplane No.1, here are some CAD screen shots of something very different, which sadly never came to fruition. The intention is to release kits in 1:72, 1:48 and 1:32. I get as much pleasure from creating a model in CAD/CAM as I did in the days of traditional modelling. The main difference is that any prototype can be modelled and in any scale (provided you have a large enough printer).
  14. I thought these photos might be of interest. I am particularly pleased with the detail on the engine and the spoked wheels. The 1:48 version The 1:72 and 1:48 versions together. They should be delivered to Hannants next Saturday (3 July 21).
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