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  1. I use these builds just as photographic props for my 1/72 aircraft models, so it is always good news when you can get a period proper scale (1/72) civil vehicle to accompany your aircraft models. In this case a soviet bus used by Aeroflot during the late 30s (although the kit does not provide that specific decoration) . This very nicely detailed kit does not provide as said the corresponding decals, but there is a 1/35 version by another manufacturer on the market that caters for that version, so that makes for a good reference. The kit has parts for at least three versions that
  2. Werkstattkraftwagen Typ-03-30 (35359) 1:35 MiniArt via Creative Models Ltd Ford’s AA light truck was license built in the Soviet Union from 1932 to 1950 by GAZ as their GAZ-AA, or GAZ-MM as it was sometimes known, with over 150,000 being built in various configurations including Anti-Aircraft, and buses based on the same chassis. Some of these were of course captured by the Nazis during the successful early stages of Operation Barbarossa in WWII, and as usual with their regime they were pressed into service, sometimes in their original form, but others were butch
  3. LGOC B-Type London Omnibus (38021) 1:35 MiniArt via Creative Models Ltd After the invention of the motor car, it was only a matter of time before someone thought to apply it to carrying us proles around in groups, partly because the general populous couldn’t dream of affording a car at the time, but also because it cut down on traffic in the sprawling metropolis that was early 1900s London. The London General Omnibus Company – LGOC for short, developed the Omnibus X, the omnibus part relating to everyone or all. It was replaced by the improved B-type Omnibus whi
  4. Although the "Ole Bill" version of this kit has made an appearance in BM I don't thing anyone has done a WIP on the London General Omnibus version. To start the usual box and sprue shots Should be an interesting build. The decorations are a small waterslide decal sheet and two paper sheets of posters and destinations. The glazing is the small acetate sheet at bottom left.
  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.
  6. 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:
  7. Hi all This is my attempt at lighting the Revell Neoplan Cityliner. After lighting the Routemaster Bus it gave me the confidence to attempt the same with this kit although there wasn't so much space to work in, with such a large cluster of lights. To find out the external lighting setup I contacted the manufacturer and someone was kind enough to send a picture of the front and rear with every light function clearly marked. I also had to find a way of lighting the floor passageway and the internal roof lights but found something on the Internet that helped to achieve that. It is
  8. Hi Guys For those who have looked at the pictures of my finished Cityliner coach with lighting photo's HERE and wondered how it can be done, I have uploaded some build pictures onto FLICKR which can be found HERE Hopefully it will give others an idea of what is involved and how, with a little patience and thought, lights can make a kit more realistic. Kevin More pictures to follow..............
  9. Hi Everyone. It's good to be back. I wanted to have a break from building something and adding lights and so decided to make something simple and relaxing. If any of you feel like doing the same................do not get this kit!!! Before building this I checked out other members builds and saw how amazing they were. I read about the quality of the plastic and the flaws people found so as to learn any lessons beforehand. Why didn't I take more notice? I've been building kits for over 48 years (all makes) and this must be the worst. The injection mould must have been
  10. Hi everyone I know that this kit has already been built and is not as such 'work in progress' but I thought it may be more useful in this section for those who may be constructing the same model. Hopefully it will convince others that it is possible to find a way to light this kit and improve on my attempt. Regards Kevin
  11. Finally got this Busch 1/87 GM bus finished. Here's the link to the WIP page. http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234985178-ho-gm-fishbowl-bus/
  12. London General Omnibus Company Type B Bus. The type B was the worlds first mass produced bus. This example has been restored by London Transport Museum. It is seen here painted to represent buses which took troops to the front line during WWI. This example did serve in WWI and at one point was captured and used by the German Army. London Transport Museum keep this as a working exhibit to tell the story of London Transport workers during WWI. More info can be seen here. Pics thanks to Mish.
  13. Hi For some reason I am having problems embedding pictures on this post so to see them as well as the WIP pictures and a video please click HERE and HERE Overall it was a little challenging at times but I found ways to get around any problems. The lights are mainly Warm White as this is how the lights in the real article was in the 1960's (no Halogen bulbs around then). The grill mesh is made from the anti spit grills found in any pound shops, though the scale may be a little out it looks ok from a distance. It is not perfect and if I bought the kit again I would do s
  14. Sunbeam W Trolley Bus, pics thanks to Rich.
  15. Before I begin, I must thank Lindan who has appeared on this forum once or twice as he’d approached me to produce some custom transfers for his own build of the Revell bus. It was his build that inspired me to get myself the kit. I’ve not set out to be too faithful to any particular bus, but to build myself a model that I’ll enjoy building. Please excuse any technical inaccuracies, colour deviations or other ‘faults’. Let’s begin with the engine then. My preferred option was to go for the AEC Leyland engine rather than the Scania as I had better reference pictures that I’d taken whilst at th
  16. Sorry! I posted in the wrong place. See In Progress.
  17. A Duel Door National.
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