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RNZAF in The Pacific Diorama 3 months 2 weeks ago #31

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The rest of the track was laid today and I now have a picture of a former Japanese narrow gauge hopper so i can start building representation of one of their hoppers. The photo shows a Japanese Kato loco and pair of wagons that survive in Bougainville.



I have pieces from Shapeways - 1/55th scale chassis for correct gauge wheels and 1/48th scale hopper bin.

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RNZAF in The Pacific Diorama 3 months 2 weeks ago #32

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really cool stuff mate, and great ingenuity too.

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Roof handrails on roof top and third story rail awnings added to control tower. Also Minneapolis Moline tractor now sporting RNZAF roundel.

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RNZAF in The Pacific Diorama 2 months 2 weeks ago #34

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Slow progress dabbling in aircraft assembly, vehicle conversion, tree building while progressing the railway and landscape construction. Sorry for poor phone photos, the lighting in the garage is terrible.



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RNZAF in The Pacific Diorama 2 months 2 weeks ago #35

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Slowly but surely. Some nice planes coming together there as well.

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RNZAF in The Pacific Diorama 2 months 1 week ago #36

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One of the vehicles I want is an International tractor unit pulling this 2000 gallon semi-trailer refuelling tanker.



The truck is based on a much modified Tamyia GMC truck while the semi-trailer uses pieces from three Tamiya GMC refueller tanks.



The recess is for a spare wheel.

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RNZAF in The Pacific Diorama 2 months 1 week ago #37

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Looking good

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RNZAF in The Pacific Diorama 2 months 1 week ago #40

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Nice work on that trailer

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RNZAF in The Pacific Diorama 2 months 1 week ago #41

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Watching Bathurst Race provides lots of modelling time.



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RNZAF in The Pacific Diorama 2 months 3 days ago #42

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I've been working on the IH-5-6 tractor. Tonight the focus has been on roughing out the modifications required to change the cab soft top for GMC to IH.



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RNZAF in The Pacific Diorama 1 month 2 weeks ago #43

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I've been overseas with work so not much progress although I was able to accumulate quite a few coconut fronds made in hotel rooms while watching TV. When I got back an order from France was waiting of me. A 1/48 scale WW2 Japanese Navy roller - who would have though someone made kit of that.



The winch is for the front of the International tractor above.

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RNZAF in The Pacific Diorama 1 month 1 week ago #44

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Nice additions! Hotel rooms are useful for making palm fronds lol, Beats rotten TV

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RNZAF in The Pacific Diorama 1 month 6 days ago #45

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RNZAF in The Pacific Diorama 1 month 5 days ago #46

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Both looking good. The steamroller builds up nicely.

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RNZAF in The Pacific Diorama 1 month 5 days ago #47

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The first run of the Tokyo Express around the complete loop of the railway completed this afternoon with too much smoke and flame. Now I really must start on the bodies for the two motor bogies.

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RNZAF in The Pacific Diorama 1 month 5 days ago #48

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I've been playing with possible arrangements.

The junk yard that will have a Zero at the bottom with various US and Kiwi scraps above that.



Refuelling scene.



Looking down from the control tower.



Duty vehicles below the tower.

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