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Bedford QL @ 24th scale 4 years 4 months ago #1

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Only me again :lol: ,
Here's a real old build (pre-interweb),
the first few pic's are of a 1:1 that was parked in a paddock just out of Hamilton:






and the basic set of plans available via snail mail and magazines :S






and the build progression:

























got bored with the build by that stage and passed it onto someone else to finish - haven't got a clue if was ever finished or not :oops:
Comments good/bad or indifferent welcome.
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Bedford QL @ 24th scale 4 years 4 months ago #2

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'' I could sense things were about to kick off, so I got out of there !''


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if by scratch built you mean you created all the parts from raw materials then i say you're a master craftsman!

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Top stuff PJ.

By boredom do you mean modeller's burnout? Some real effort has gone in there.

Steve

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I'm with PJNZ, that's scratch-building from another galaxy or parallel universe.
If it is the case, how did you get the ridges in the mudguards? Or their curve for that matter?
And how do you get those impressions in the exterior of the back wall of the cab?

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Bedford QL @ 24th scale 4 years 4 months ago #6

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:ohmy: That really is exceptional work mate.

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:ohmy: :woohoo:
like everyone else has said too, love your scratch building, pure artistry by a master

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I so good it almost looks like a CAD image,the excellent scratch building there,ya got some super skills,master builder :cheer:

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Bedford QL @ 24th scale 4 years 4 months ago #9

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PJNZ wrote: if by scratch built you mean you created all the parts from raw materials then i say you're a master craftsman!


Yep 99.95% scratch built including tyres/rims/diff's/ - the only commercial bits are the bolt heads on the spring shackles :blush: (only because my punch & die set didn't go that small).

Steve - no modellers burnout on this one - just got bored with it :unsure: .

Wally - :ohmy: you want me to give away my trade-secrets. Okay then but don't tell anyone else ;)
Ridges on mudguards = 1/2 round rod glued down (for the corner, it's common old milliput) and on the underside using a round burr just follow the centre line of the 1/2 round rod.
Mudguard curve = wrap around something slightly smaller diameter than needed then plunge in hot water and once cooled 'should' retain the curve :cheer: .
Cab rear wall = I'll do a quickie photo tutorial - hard to explain and "a picture paints a thousand words" ;)

Cheers to all for the positive comments on my attempts at hack'n'slash :)
Please, please don't be afraid to point out anything that doesn't seem quite right, it's always good to see things through fresh eyes and we can only learn and improve with honest constructive criticism.

I might open another thread showing some of my 'failures' :oops: :dry:
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Scratch - Santa's sleigh
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Scratch - EggPlane !
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