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Ripaman

1:24 scale AEC Matador 0854 with Coles Crane

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I am even impressed with your trestles .

The pulleys would have been sprayed over when the vehicle was but obviously the inner cable runs, (does that make sense ?) wouldn't show when you had the cables in place.

back in the day, our GPO/BT vehicles were sprayed over total yellow and in some places the steel cables had a touch of yellow around the pulleys.

Hope this helps.

Ian

PS have you an internal plan for the cab showing the woodwork frame as I would like to replicate that on my build ?

Many thanks

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Awsome, not so must plastic modelling as real engineering.

Very impressive

Chris

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Get,s better with every update,as Chris has said Model engineering! And at it's best too.

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A great example of scratchbuilding skills!

Dave

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Wow some excellent scratch building going on here, glad I spotted it. Will be following the rest of the build, leep up the fascinating work!

Thanks Kallisti, having fun building this crane.

Great progress Richard. It is starting to look amazing. Cant wait to see more!

I'am amazed I got this far :yahoo:

I am even impressed with your trestles .

The pulleys would have been sprayed over when the vehicle was but obviously the inner cable runs, (does that make sense ?) wouldn't show when you had the cables in place.

back in the day, our GPO/BT vehicles were sprayed over total yellow and in some places the steel cables had a touch of yellow around the pulleys.

Hope this helps.

Ian

PS have you an internal plan for the cab showing the woodwork frame as I would like to replicate that on my build ?

Many thanks

Thanks Ian I will paint them all same colour and make it look like steel where cable goes, made the trestles out of left over sprue parts, they come in handy.

Regarding drawings all I have is the frame drawing, the side, top, front and back of the Matador 0853 (4 wheel ) which I got from Howard at KFS, I did find this on the web, (for reference only)

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Awsome, not so must plastic modelling as real engineering.

Very impressive

Chris

Thanks alot Chris

Get,s better with every update,as Chris has said Model engineering! And at it's best too.

Its getting there Steve, its been a fun build so far.

A great example of scratchbuilding skills!

Dave

Thanks Dave

Thanks for the link very helpful info

Started to look at parts of the frame, front section where they had the spring mounted, so I have made these out of brass and soldered them together and added some half round to them.

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Then I made the hitch for front and back, could have done the other type, but have found pictures with the hitches on

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Then added the steel work on the frontto hold the spring in place

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until next time

Regards

Richard

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It just gets better and better, Richard!

Thanks for looking in Alpha, I'am quite pleased how it's coming together.

Thought I would have a start with the front cab, so started with the bottom of the cab, made a wood jig so that i could get the wheel wells formed

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Then just glued some .030" sheet to some wood , heated up then pushed down on it and got what I wanted.

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Then had the start in making the cab

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Now front , back, engine cover went on, had to cut Howards Engine down by 6mm to make it the right size :shrug: bent the front sides the same way over a wood jig

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Regards

Richard

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This is where I start to take down notes for my 48th build . . . :popcorn:

If you need any dimension let me know, but they might not be exact.

This is superb!

Thanks Brian bit by bit it is taking shape

OMFG ! :)

Glad you like it Tom.

Putting the frame work aroud the inside of cab, used part of the frame picture and the 1:48 scale model

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Then started to make the Radiator

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I have some of RB Productions Radiator Mesh, wavy or straight not sure which one to use :hmmm:

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Regards

Richard

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Richard

You had me hooked from the beginning on this one !!!!!!!!!!!! Love that cab work !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Will work a real treat beside that Typhie !!!!!!!!!!!

Nige

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I wish you had posted this just a month or so sooner.....A friend of a friend has just sold a real one! :doh:

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This superb build just continues to amaze- a superb demonstration of scratch build modelling- my hat is doffed to you sir!

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Richard

You had me hooked from the beginning on this one !!!!!!!!!!!! Love that cab work !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Will work a real treat beside that Typhie !!!!!!!!!!!

Nige

Thanks Nige, Cab is coming along

Just caught up on this, so lots of likes from me.

Peter thanks for look in, it has been a fun build so far

I wish you had posted this just a month or so sooner.....A friend of a friend has just sold a real one! :doh:

:doh: he had a Matador with the Coles Crane? wow you don't think he might have some pictures of the inside Cab and inside crane covers??

This superb build just continues to amaze- a superb demonstration of scratch build modelling- my hat is doffed to you sir!

Thanks again Troffa, I am really enjoying building this Matador and Crane

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Doing some more to the inside of Cab

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Made a jig so that I could bend the engine cover

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Thanks again everyone for looking in

Regards

Richard

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That cab looks beautiful !!

You really are crafting this as would the coachbuilders of the time !! It is going to look amazing !

Nige

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Love it man! How did you heat the plastic to bend it over your jig?

Edited by TGA

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Yup.....I believe it was a Coles Ulysses on an AEC Matador 6x6 chassis, but the cab was different to yours: http://homepage.ntlworld.com/tonyonthemoon/Coles-type-ulysses-truck-%28C%29-6T-6x6-1948.html

I'll chase up any pictures and I believe it may still be in my general area so I may be able to get some new ones. :coolio:

Love what you are doing here, it really is a great looking vehicle and your model will be something very special indeed when it's done. :thumbsup:

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It's this kind of 'modelling' that makes me think about giving up modelling altogether...

Just epic!

You don't need to do that :shrug:

^ What he said!!

:doh::fraidnot:

I find it inspirational, the detail is 'WOW' :yikes:

Thanks Mancunian

That cab looks beautiful !!

You really are crafting this as would the coachbuilders of the time !! It is going to look amazing !

Nige

It is coming along Nige, the frame was made out of wood?

Love it man! How did you heat the plastic to bend it over your jig?

Hi TGA, I used a vac machine for the cover

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Yup.....I believe it was a Coles Ulysses on an AEC Matador 6x6 chassis, but the cab was different to yours: http://homepage.ntlworld.com/tonyonthemoon/Coles-type-ulysses-truck-%28C%29-6T-6x6-1948.html

I'll chase up any pictures and I believe it may still be in my general area so I may be able to get some new ones. :coolio:

Love what you are doing here, it really is a great looking vehicle and your model will be something very special indeed when it's done. :thumbsup:

Hi Sgt yes that one is different, glad you like how she is coming

Painted the wheels with Mr Paint Tire and Rubber, they came out not to bad, will weather them later.

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Then I found the Olive Drab SCC15 made by Mig and they shipped to Canada :clap:

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Did a bit more to the seats, will add the crank arm etc

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Then started on the roof frame

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Glue the front/back axles on, made so that the wheels will turn

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Thats it for now,

Regards

Richard

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