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vindicareassassin

1/76 Bedford QLC Cockatrice

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I decided to have go at doing one of these using some spare bits I have now accumulated from my other QLs

 

Its will be a Bedford QLC 'Cockatrice' Flame Thrower truck,

 

This is being built on a left over chassis from an old Airfix Tanker, spare wheels. litteraly, from my other QLs and all the body work will have to be scratch built....

 

Already done is adapting the the wheels to fit the old kit axles, including brake drums, also I made the axle dampers as these will be totally visable on at least 3 of the wheels....

 

To the pics of it so far.....

 

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ATB

 

Sean

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Not see one of these before. Do you have a photo that you can post?

 

John.

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50 minutes ago, Bullbasket said:

Not see one of these before. Do you have a photo that you can post?

 

John.

 

 

Sure John,

 

Here you go, there's only 3 commonly known photos of it, this is the best, and luckily the side veiw, for me to scale off of....

 

 

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Thanks for that Sean. Ugly little sob isn't it? But it'll look good in model form.

 

Regards,

 

John.

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Brilliant, a completely new one on me. You've inspired me to research a bit about these trucks, I'm quite surprised that the Fleet Air Arm had 60 of them for airfield defence! The RAF's AEC 6x6 version looked a bit of a beast too........

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20 minutes ago, paul_c said:

Brilliant, a completely new one on me. You've inspired me to research a bit about these trucks, I'm quite surprised that the Fleet Air Arm had 60 of them for airfield defence! The RAF's AEC 6x6 version looked a bit of a beast too........

 

Yes it does mate, I'm reckoning the AEC Matador will be my next focus once I've done with the QL.

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That definitely looks seriously weird, but I look forward to seeing it with a coat of paint on it.

 

John.

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Pic are up to the finish of project, still trying out new techniques with artists water colours for rust and rain streaking, one thing that became obvious is that the application of water base matte coat really draws out the colour of what I thought was well blended water streaks, will have to remember that for next time....

 

Anyhoo, the pictures....

 

Black/white primer/undercoat and hard edging done....

 

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Base colour on, SCC15, mixed from Mike Starmers Tamiya colour mixes......

 

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Camo on, painted by hand and deliberately left rough to represent the 'hand applied' appearance.....

 

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Weathering done, mud on lower half and wheels is a combination of artists watercolour and Tamiya flat earth thinned with 95% thinner....

 

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Final Matte coat on....

 

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ATB

 

Sean

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That's turned out really well Sean. It's a real conversation piece. It'll be interesting to see your future projects.

 

John.

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