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  1. Hi Chris, I use an ALPS MD5500 printer to make the decals that I slap onto the junk I make. Have a very old Microsoft computer running Windows XP, using CorelDraw X4 which I use to make all the designs for the decals that go on the models. I source any and all old style pinstriping that I can find on any old horse drawn vehicles, save it to the computer in photo's for future reference. This way I can then use these reference photos, for the striping on any model that I might want to make in the future. Try to do the same for old style lettering that you find on old horse dr
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  3. Here's a 1/12th scale model of an ‘OK Pie Cart’, these carts were made and used in and around Toowoomba, a provincial city in Queensland, Australia. I found a photo on the web and became intrigued with it because of it’s unusual design, I found a bit more about them from the Toowoomba Chronicle ( Toowoomba newspaper ) and even managed to track down a daughter of one of the drivers of these vehicles, a Mrs Gloria Ciesiolka, a daughter of a driver by the name of Mr Bill Stuart, she gave me quite a bit of information about the everyday operations of these horse drawn vehicles.
  4. Nice to see that quite a few people appreciate something different, thank you for the accolades. Suppose this stuff is a bit far to radical, for a forum that is stuck on just 'assembling' pre-made plastic bits. Would be marvelous to see some persons on here, actually have a go and try something that is a vastly different form of modelling.
  5. Here's a bit about making wooden spoked wheels for Scale Model Horse Drawn Vehicles. There are 3 ways that I can make a wooden spoked wheel for a model, 1st method - using wooden fellies, 2nd method - using acrylic fellies, 3rd method - using laminated strips to make the fellies. The 1st method wastes a lot of expensive timber and I got sick and tired of chucking all this money away, so I needed another method that did not cost as much. I started making wooden spoked wheels using the method that is printed in any of the 3 books by John Thompson, on making Model Horse Drawn Vehicle
  6. Must have put this lot into the wrong area as well, have a look and let me know if it's in the wrong place ----------------- click onto the link below -----
  7. Must have put this lot into the wrong area, have a look and let me know if it's in the wrong place ----------------- click onto the link below -----
  8. Here’s another Horse Drawn Vehicle that I have made, it’s a 1/12th scale Bakers Waggonette. It has taken me just over 6 months of graft to get it finished, sometimes life just gets in the way of a decent hobby, eh. The original full sized vehicle is on display at the Redlands Museum in Cleveland, Qld. This vehicle was originally used around the Redlands District for bread deliveries, see the first black & white photo, so it’s now back where it belongs, in the local Museum. It has been reconditioned and given a ‘liquid overhaul’ many years ago by an e
  9. Thank you for the kind replies, ----------- The drawings by Edgar T Westbury were drawn/made, so that a 1/6th scale model could be made as a fully working steaming model. He took a few liberties, or as some would call it --- "modellers licence", as the drawings are not exactly the same as a full sized working machine, so those anomalies are reproduced in the above 12th scale model. The above work was done using a Unimat 3 lathe/mill combo and an Emco Maximat V10P, with an El-cheapo 'Chinese' milling machine fitted to the V10P. Made everything first, then test
  10. Here's a model that took me 14 months and approximately 2000 hrs to complete, a totally scratch built model, made from the drawings of Edgar T Westbury, acquired from the Guild of Model Wheelwrights. It's a 1/12th scale model of a Shand Mason Horse Drawn Steam Driven Water Pump. I made it as a NON steamer, simply because when you scale “down” to this size, one problem with any of the joining threads, or silver solder joints and you will most likely have a bomb on your hands. I used Timber, Acrylic, Brass, Key steel for the Axles, store bought 12BA Bolts and Screws and all oth
  11. Do you know what the 'rear suspension' is in this kit, please ? A photo of what the model looks like, from underneath would be real handy too.
  12. Forget about Tamiya, buy one of these re-fills for a Molotow paint pen. This stuff dries out and looks like it has been through a Chrome workshop. It can be poured into a spray gun and way you go, bloody marvelous stuff, you have to try it before knocking it. https://www.cassart.co.uk/drawing/pens-1/paint-pens/molotow-liquid-chrome-refill-30ml.htm
  13. JeroenS, if you want to see an SBS of one of my builds, then click onto the link below, there are numerous pictures of the parts that go into the model ---------------- https://www.facebook.com/KENWORTHWORLDWIDE/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10156582987375271
  14. It appears that quite a few persons on this forum, are kind of taken with things that go "bang", so here's another ---------------------- A set of drawings duly arrived in the mailbox from a person who had seen that tiny "joke", I was told to make this and do a good job on it. Liked the look of the few bits of detail on the drawings, so did quite a bit of research into these 'thingies' and decided that the model should be made to represent an actual gun. Found a pic on some English site and it clearly showed the colour of the timber and what all the metal work should look
  15. It did what I wanted it to do, showed some of those imbeciles that others can build better models than them.
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