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  1. MAZ-543 Airfield Fire Truck, Pics taken at The Ukraine State Aviation Museum Zhulyany, Kiev. Pics thanks to Dave Haskell.
  2. Hi all. With my keen interest in fire trucks, I couldn't resist this kit. I have seen videos of this kit online showing it with lights and blues and two's, etc, and have been impressed. Usually I download the assembly instructions a month or so before buying any kit that I want to add lights to so that I can work out if it is possible or not. Alas, I just could not find any instructions posted online at all so this will be built with one eye shut and with a lot of luck and hope. One thing that really impressed me was that the main chassis was in one piece, so no worry about getting it dead square, no cross members to fiddle with, etc. Unfortunately this kit is going to take me a long time to do as I have a very busy period coming up at work and may not progress as much as I'd like to. I do not have much patience, so this will be a challenge in itself. So here we go. I thank you for your patience in advance should you wish to follow this build. The impressive box lid. I wonder if mine will look like this? Work station ready to go. Tea, phone and cigs at the ready. All washed and dried and priority items at the top. Everything that is possible to fit to the chassis before spraying. The main powerhouse, assembled, sprayed and ready to place. The chassis, sprayed and the engine fitted........... Thanks for looking.
  3. Hi While renewing all of the pictures of the builds that I have done because of this Photobucket saga, I came across a few pictures of the build in progress for this kit and thought it may be an idea to post them. They may be helpful to others who have this kit and want to do something similar. The link to the finished build can be found in the RFI section or by clicking HERE
  4. Finally! After building this kit and checking the lights every step of the way, only to find that when it was finished the blue lights on the cab failed me. Keeping calm..........sort of........and before sending it into orbit, I set it aside and went back to it a few weeks later to trace every wire and replace them (also had to dismantle the blues lights on the cab). So now, everything works and I have taken some pictures for those who were patient enough to follow this build for the past 6 or more months. I hope it was worth the wait. A video will follow soon showing the lights in action and I will post a link on here when it is ready for viewing. For even more pictures of the finished build, the WIP pictures and a video click HERE.
  5. E-ONE Typhoon Fire Truck, pics mine taken at RAF Lakenheath.
  6. Chubb Pathfinder Airport Crash Fire Tender. All pictures mine taken at The Yorkshire Air Museum, Elvington, This Engine is ex Manchester Airport. This Engine is ex JFK International.
  7. P-19 Truck, Airport Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF) 1:72 USAFline The Oshkosh P-19 ARFF has provided the back bone of airfield firefighting for US forces since the 1980's. It is a first response vehicle designed to rapidly respond to aircraft incidents and is a mandatory flight line operational vehicle for all bases which operate aircraft. It is only now being replaced by the Oshkosh P-19R. The Kit The kit arrives in a stout card box and is a mixed media kit of resin, white metal and photetch parts, along with clear strip for the glazing. The main body of the vehicle along with cab base, seat unit and rear fenders are in resin. The wheels, axles and nozzles. The main cab, rear grille and additional details are provided as photo-etch. The resin parts are crisp and free of bubbles and other defects. The white metal is well casts and the photo-etch is as good as it comes. Construction starts with assembly of the main resin body parts after removing the casting blocks. The left and right side panels attach to the main body, the roof panel is then attached. It is recommended that the cab interior be painted as the etch panels need decals applying before they are fitted. The acetate windows will then need to be cut to fit. The seats are fitted then the cab walls and front follow. The roof panel with the nozzle then finish the cab. The white mental axles, differentials and wheels can then be assembled, followed by the fenders. The rear grille is fitted along with the roof mounted klaxon, lights, pipes and air cleaner. The rear grab rails are fitted and the cab mirrors, the last items to be added are the ladders. Decals Decals are provided for eight machines; White 5 RAF Lakenheath. Unmarked - Creech AFB. White 9 - RAF Fairford. Red 3 - Grissom AFB. Red C-9 Niagra Falls ANGB. Dayglo 81 Bagram AB. Black 4 RAF Mildenhall. White 16 - RAF Fairford. A picture of a completed but un-painted model courtesy of USAFline. Conclusion These will be great for 1/72 US airfield dioramas. Highly Recommended. Review sample courtesy of
  8. For my Dornier-diorama (see here for the build report of the Dornier) I recently purchased a number of vehicles. Yesterday I started work on the first, the Mercedes-Benz L1500 fire truck by Fan Kit Models. No instructions were provided, but fortunately on the kit maker's website there are several pictures of the model (otherwise I wouldn't have known how to build it). Yesterday I found out that this is a pre-1940 model (very rare) so that the diorama can be set in 1939 after all. Impressive box art: 1. 'Pushing-cutting' the resin can be done the standard way, with a knife... 2. ... but as soon as filing or sanding has to be performed, the toxicity of resin must be taken into account. The dust particles must not be breathed in, resin is one of the most dangerous substances a modeller may have to deal with. Usually, the following solutions are mentioned: wear a dust mask (which can't prevent the dust particles from flying around in the room), working on the resin underneath the water tap or in another room, or to work in the open air. I'd like to add the so-called steel saucepan-technique to those: fill a saucepan with water and work on the model underwater. Not too hot, otherwise the resin may warp. The pan handle can be used to put knife, saw and file on. 3. Filing the windows straight and neat takes quite a bit of time, but I happily give that for a nice result. 4. After careful filing, the undersides of the windows now run straight. 5. Resin casting blocks are often easily breakable from the model; this typically provides a nicer result than cutting and sanding. However, it is also sometimes risky... But reparation will fortunately be quite simple. 6. What an amazing model! Perfectly straight, something that cannot be said of all resin kits. Dryfit: 7. Inside the hangar. Totally spent time thus far: 2 hours.
  9. Dennis Fire Engine. J461SAC Ex Henley In Arden Warwickshire Fire Brigade. Pics thanks to Rich.
  10. ERF truck with a Saxon Fire Engine body. Pics from Rich Ellis.
  11. Volvo FL Fire Engine, pics thanks to Rich.
  12. Mercedes-Benz Unimog as used by The Northamptonshire Fire & Rescue Services, pics thanks to Paul.
  13. Scania R340 Rescue Tender from Northamptonshire Fire & Rescue Service, pics thanks to Paul.
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