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1/8 Armoured ROLLS ROYCE

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The donnor was waiting since about forty years, here his last place, since ten years...

This kit (K75) contained 2905 parts.




And, one day perhaps, it will be close of that: 




The "armour" will be done with 1,5mm aluminum sheet, the perfect size to the 

12mm steel in the real life.


Souls fragiles, cardiacs, Pocher's purists, keep away!




The wheel base is more short...






40mm to cut off:




More soon?



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(Settles down with beer and crisps to hand)


This is a bit different, it's going to be fascinating to see how you tackle it as well as the result.  :beer:

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Very different and therefore a very nice topic. I’m the shadow following you. Don’t worry, completely harmless.😀


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This is a project that Codger would have loved following! It’s a very interesting build and I intend to follow it once I finally get moved and settled in. It’s taken me over two weeks to inventory, take pictures and pack up all my models! I never realized how much stuff I had accumulated over the years. Of course, I also never envisioned moving either. Looking forward to watching this coming together. Having followed your other work, I know that it’s going to be pretty great!

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On 16/07/2022 at 17:44, larchiefeng said:

This is a project that Codger would have loved following!


I think so, that's_crual_ life!


Thanks to my shadow, my fan Ron, Chris and Neddy, be patient...


Of course, a jig was needed. Lot of time spent but this time is not lost! Better your jig is, better and easier your work will be... It's a Dan's rule! Well, after destroying the interesting work is beginning.












I suppose you see my interventions...
It's just the beginning, the frame of an armoured RR is quite different! After done all the new cross members,

I will cut off the old supports.





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A come back after a small break, but...

Not with noting!




The beginning have been the gearbox, the center of all the dispositive.

With some processing and adding I used  a part of the Pocher one...










Simple isn't it...
















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6 hours ago, Jo NZ said:

But what is it for?


Early propelled gun during the first world war. I know that T.E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) used one in the the area that is now Jordan as part of his support for the Great Arab Revolt against the Ottomans during WW1. 

They were 1915 Rolls Royce model 40/50 "Silver Ghost" many of which were requisitioned back to the factory and fitted with an armoured body. Some of these were shipped to Egypt and from there made it around the gulf of Aqaba to join the Great Arab Revolt where they were used as fighting vehicles, ambulances, and protected transport for Emir Faisal etc. and in the photo on the wall behind the one in my photo below they appear also to be used as secure positions to film/photograph fighting (a critical propaganda role to encourage others to revolt against the Ottoman occupation). They were armed with a Vickers water cooled machine gun, had a crew of three, a 6 cylinder engine putting out about 80 horsepower and weighed 4.2tons.

The heat inside in the summer in Jordan must have been brutal!


The Royal Automobile Museum in Amman had one when I visited a few years back although it's possible it got transferred to the Royal Tank Museum in Amman which was being built at the time I was out there. 

Sadly I only took two photos of it when I visited (but one of them is out of focus) the one I have is this:


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Thank you very much GB! Your explanations are perfect. I suppose our friend Jo don't read the title and the first post!
Some exemplary has been used in WWII in Libya! Called "Pattern 1920", and it's my choice...and the sand color too.
No doubt about that:



Well, after the gearbox, rear axel...




With foot and hand brakes mechanism, a challenge! 








Springs? How to with annealed wire:











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OK Jo, it's an encapsulated universal coupling, as a central pin to permit movement the entire rear axle...

At that time, many cars have this kind of mechanism encapsulated or not, joined side by side to the gearbox.

Hope it's clear!



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Unusual to see a Rolls-Royce civilian car being converted into an armoured car, especially in this larger scale. You have obtained neat results. [This project could also be placed in the AFV Modelling section.] Is that Rommel in the photo, inspecting the damaged Rolls-Royce armoured car? I knew the British used Rolls-Royces in North Africa against the Italians earlier in the war, but I hadn't realised they were still in use when the DAK was in action. Unless it was a vehicle knocked out before the DAK got there?

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Thank you gentlemen!



Yes Peter it's the desert fox on the photo, and of course those vehicles was there before the DAK!

Sir Lawrence used a RR, not armoured, but it was the beginning of the story ...




Some close up:






Pedals, and the rod to brake system:













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Thanks a lot Poul! Very glad you enjoy my work.


Today, come back in detail to the front axle.

Another mix...

Front springs, not similar with rear ones, Pocher pieces resized:






And a lot of non Pocher pieces, as usual. 






About accuracy of this chassis. General arrangement 70%. Shape of elements 30%... 

Why? Poor drawings/photos reference.




Rear brakes:




And, as you know now, none in front...















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