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7 years 5 months ago #1 by Tiger
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Yahoo some kits have finally arrived for my build
One more to come, the gmc from Italeri due mid January














Cant wait to get into this one.
I shall also be using a couple of bits and pieces from the spares box.
Still deciding what figures I should be getting, Not to sure so I will do a bit of web searching
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7 years 5 months ago #2 by Andrew
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Nice one Tiger! :woohoo:

Looking forward to this!

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7 years 5 months ago #3 by 1/35th Battalion
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Me Too Tiger :cheer:
Keep On Truckin'

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7 years 5 months ago #4 by Tiger
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Cheers Chaps
Not going to be able to get my teeth into this one until mid-late Jan :(
Off camping to day for a week with the family :woohoo: then down to CHCH for a we while.
Reduces the time for the build , still enough time for it to be completed though :unsure:
Merry Xmas and New Year
Be safe out there
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7 years 5 months ago #5 by Wally
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I'm with the others Tiger, great choice of build for this GB.

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7 years 5 months ago #6 by Tiger
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Thanks Wally
I hope this turns out like I plan, :whistle: I'm actually quite excited by this one.
Figures are going to be my issue I think and now I may also throw in a jeep ?
I'll think about it while away.
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7 years 5 months ago #7 by Tiger
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Hi there, finally got to make a start on this GB.
A little work done on the Chassis, a fair bit of scraping done to remove mould seams and a couple of bits to tidy up before paint.
Not a lot but something any way.








Cheers for looking in.
I'm thinking I might throw in a jeep or bike and MP's, also a driver for the second truck yet to arrive.
This is a plan as ya go type dio so not to sure what it will be till done :whistle:
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7 years 5 months ago #8 by Tiger
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Hi there, a wee bit of work done over last few days, getting close to painting some bits.


















Last three pics dry assembled to get general idea how this thing is going to look.
really excited i've got this far so quickly.
Cheers for looking
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7 years 5 months ago - 7 years 5 months ago #9 by Tiger
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Hi there
I have had a little more done over the last week :woohoo:
Undercoat on.
First coat of Olive Drab on.
Bit of Buff on the seats, to be washed with oils to get leather effect.
Have fitted valves to wheels.
Petrol drums and Jerry cans put together, waiting for prime and paint.
Driver ready for paint.
Pretty pleased with progress so far.
As always thoughts and comments appreciated.











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7 years 5 months ago #10 by Kiwimav
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looking good there tiger

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7 years 5 months ago #11 by charlieboy
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looking good like the weathering on the tyres.

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7 years 5 months ago #12 by Wally
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Looking good like those seat squabs. Wow!
Progressing well there Tiger.

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7 years 5 months ago #13 by Bishop
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Nice clean build so far. I know how much work is in those stupid jerry cans. Looking good now though.

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7 years 5 months ago #14 by Tiger
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Thanks chaps.
Still heaps to do, jerry can caps and handles ( yeah they suck Tony ).
Paint tires, finish painting fenders and bonnet etc.
Another coat of Olive Drab mixed with a little Dark Yellow to get fading effect.
You guys know:-) Gloss coat for decals, weathering , washes etc Matt coat etc.
Best thing is I can do it all again with truck no2 when it arrives :woohoo:
Sorry bit of sarcasm there, I do love it. It was first day back to work today and it doesn't fell like I've had a holiday :(
Bit tired
Be better tomorrow :whistle:
Thank you for your positive comments they are appreciated.
Tiger

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7 years 4 months ago #15 by Tiger
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Hi Folks
Update time :woohoo:
I have made a little progress with this build. Truck is nearly completed, a few more bits and pieces then it can get another blast of OD then lightened with a little dark yellow or ochre to highlight some parts.
It will sit for a while then waiting for gloss coat, decals, weathering etc :)








Also recently arrived is the next truck and village fountain :woohoo:
These have been started last night along with a couple of boxes I banged together ( think they look ok )
Some Verlinden US markings sheets are on their way for these.
Also coming is a Tamiya Jeep and Dragon figures.












Cheers for popping by and having a look
Dave

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7 years 4 months ago #16 by Glenn
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Nice work Dave, :cheer: that truck looks really good,and love the added valves on the wheels.
Your Driver is on his way to report for service,I gave him his marching orders, so is in transit.Sorry it took so long for me to send him.

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7 years 4 months ago #17 by Wally
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Looking good mate. I agree valves on the wheels is a magic touch. Never seen that before or at least never noticed.
Keep at it.

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7 years 4 months ago #18 by Tiger
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Awesome Glenn, thank you for that. PM me for postal payment $
It's coming along nicely thanks, looking forward to getting all the bits together.
Cheers
Dave

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7 years 4 months ago #19 by Tiger
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Thanks Wally. Keeping at it alright.( Keep on truckin ) LOL
Dave

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7 years 4 months ago #20 by Tiger
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Hi there, a small update.
New kit has arrived which will sit in the back of the Tamiya truck :)
Wee bit of progress made with the Italeri track. LOTS of flash and seams to clean up on this kit :(
Figure arrived thank you Glenn. Please let me know how much $ for postage.
Lots of really cool kits being shown lately. Nice to see I think :woohoo:
Thanks for popping in and having a look. As always comments welcome and appreciated.
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7 years 4 months ago #21 by jimmy07
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Sweet. Love those jeeps, reminds me of being a kid watchin MASH :) great show, great model!

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7 years 4 months ago #22 by 1/35th Battalion
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That's coming together Dave. Nice build so far.
And I am watching . . . :P

David

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7 years 4 months ago - 7 years 4 months ago #23 by Andrew
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Looking good Dave B)

Those Tamiya Jeeps are great to build :woohoo:

It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.
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7 years 4 months ago #24 by Tiger
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Cheers guys.
Yeah the jeep is a beauty to build, I built one in my Bulge dio hence the Tamiya kit again.
Next step will be finishing truck assembly, start Jeep and get some idea of how all this is going to fit together.
Thanks for looking in
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7 years 4 months ago #25 by Bishop
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All coming together very well. These newer Tamiya jeeps are much better than the old ones.

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7 years 4 months ago #26 by IAN
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Completely agree - really must get around to finishing mine one day.

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7 years 4 months ago #27 by Tiger
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Cheers Tony.
Yep I'm looking forward to banging this one together. :woohoo:
Apart from finishing off bits on the trucks, the jeep will be the last major part of construction to do here.
Buildings are going to be fun though :woohoo:
Updates soon
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7 years 4 months ago #28 by Tiger
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Hi Chaps
A couple of new kits have arrived :) Still one more figure kit to come then that's it.
Buildings are going to be a challenge, I am going to scratch build them entirely :unsure: :(
Na not so bad I guess, give it a crack eh.











Progress is slow but sure :)
Thoughts and comments welcome.
Thanks for stopping buy and having a peek
Dave

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7 years 4 months ago #29 by Glenn
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Trucking along nicely Dave :cheer:
What are you using for the construction of you building?
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7 years 4 months ago #30 by Andrew
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I'm keen to know too B)

I've used MDF in the past. I see a lot of overseas guys using either pink or blue building foam for structures, but I haven't been able to find a source for it locally

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