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8 years 7 months ago #1 by Andrew
This is what I'll be building for the GB :woohoo:



I'm still deciding on the loadout, I was going to order some Black Dog stowage, but after reading about 1/35s experience, I'm not so sure.

I need to source some resin wheels/tyres for it, and am looking at the Masterbox LRDG figure set. I don't think I'll be quite set for the November 1st start date, but shouldn't be too far off

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8 years 7 months ago - 8 years 7 months ago #2 by Glenn
Nice one Andrew,always liked these trucks.
The masterbox kit is very nice set of figures,look forward to seeing it coming together.
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8 years 7 months ago #3 by Gary
I'll put my one back in the stash then and find something else for the GB :P :D



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8 years 7 months ago - 8 years 7 months ago #4 by 1/35th Battalion
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That truck had certainly been on my ideas list for this build but do you think I could find one? Now it seems several of our number has them, Sheesh :evil:

ANDREW - it may have been a bad batch that I got from Black Dog. I haven't come across any gripes about them around the traps and the LRDG set sure does look good.
I have just purchased the MB LRDG Crew set here: www.luckymodel.com/scale.aspx?search=Y&q..._show_instock_only=N
The Black Dog LRDG Stowage set is here: www.luckymodel.com/scale.aspx?item_no=BKDG-T35015 and is currently Free shipping (BD only) NOTE: It does not include any MG mounting positions and these trucks often had one and sometimes two Vickers or Lewis guns mounted.

Re: the LRDG Crew figures. I only want to use the two standing guys that can pass as SAS look-alikes. You are welcome to the rest should you need them. PM me on that.

Good Luck on the build

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8 years 7 months ago - 8 years 7 months ago #5 by Dads Army
Nice one Andrew!!
I think we'll have Jerry outnumbered on this groupbuild lads :whistle:

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8 years 7 months ago #6 by Andrew
Ok, so I've decided I'll go with the Black Dog stowage set, but now just need to find one at a reasonable price (Luckymodel at US$34 including delivery are currently the best price, but they don't have them in stock)

As well as the MB LRDG crew, I'll look at getting a set or two of the MB British Infantry Weapons WWII

Thanks for the offer David, but I'll most likely be only using the two standing figures too :lol:

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8 years 7 months ago - 8 years 7 months ago #7 by Glenn
I have got those figures Andrew and no current plans for them,so if you need the yell out
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8 years 7 months ago #8 by Glenn
Bump Andrew, :)
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8 years 7 months ago #9 by Andrew
Thanks Glenn :)

As I mentioned to you though, I'm in a dilemma about what figure set to use. I've just found this set by New World Miniatures


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8 years 7 months ago #10 by Tiger
Hi Andrew. Looking forward to this puppy and every one elses of course. How are you at making palm trees. An oasis setting could be cool, just a thought. Looking forward to watching any way.
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8 years 7 months ago #11 by Andrew
Here are my official start pics B)





Sprue shots to come tomorrow :)

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8 years 7 months ago #12 by agyoung33
Nice mate!!! Will this be OOB? It's a pretty old kit mate.

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8 years 7 months ago #13 by Andrew
Thanks man! :) Mostly OOB with a few tweaks. Still finalising AM stuff, including figures. I'll be getting resin tyres for sure though!

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8 years 7 months ago #14 by Andrew
Here's the sprue shots :)
















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8 years 7 months ago #15 by 1/35th Battalion
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Hi Andrew

That's a good looking set of figures there. I'd be tempted to go with those if I woz You. Something different from the run of the mill stuff. Yes indeedy, Very nice!

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Revell 1/24 '77 GMC Sierra 1500 4x4 - getting the "Mad-Maxed" treatment - moving to the "Diorama" GB

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8 years 7 months ago #16 by Andrew
Thanks David, they are certainly a nice set, but now I'm having further thought of a bigger diorama for the LRDG truck and crew. I'm now thinking of including a shot down Bf-109 :whistle:

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8 years 7 months ago #17 by Andrew
First build update :)

Cut and glued a bit of plastic earlier :woohoo: Found I've been spoilt building DML kits lately. The Tamiya LRDG truck is starting to really show the quality of 70s mouldings :sick: A lot of big thick mould seams :S There is a few sink hole/ejector marks to fill in too :pinch:

Here's pics











Should get the majority of construction finished with a few mores hours at the bench. I need to get off my backside and order the resin wheels and decide 100% on a crew

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8 years 7 months ago #18 by 1/35th Battalion
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Comming along nicely there. I'm with you on these older kits. Re-discovered the same issues, Mould seems and pin/ejector marks - holes. Have decided to only clean up what will be visible though :whistle: Which is actually quite a bit :S :( Sure does cause a slow down in the construction process.

Did I note that you had passed through Armistice on the weekend? If so, Did you get photo's of all the LRDG vehicles and kit?
If you were there, we missed a meeting opportunity. And I got lots of photo's should you need anything.

Cheers
David

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8 years 7 months ago #19 by Andrew
Thanks David :)

Yes, we were down on the Sunday. Which day were you there?

I got a few pics of one of the LRDG driving around, but I'd appreciate any pics you have ;)

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8 years 7 months ago #20 by 1/35th Battalion
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I was onboard all day Saturday and most of Sunday. Left around 2.30ish to pick up the wife in Cambridge and head on back down to the Mighty Manawatu.

A great weekend. PM me an address and I will send you a CD with LRDG Photos. Too many to post up here and too much size required. I just posted some mossie shots over in the Armistice thread which I had reduced in size and they are still a couple of megabytes each.

catch ya next time if not sooner . . .

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Revell 1/24 '77 GMC Sierra 1500 4x4 - getting the "Mad-Maxed" treatment - moving to the "Diorama" GB

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8 years 7 months ago - 8 years 7 months ago #21 by 1/35th Battalion
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Hey Andrew, have you gone any further down the resin wheel road for this truck?

I found some here: www.defmodel.com/

go to the wheel & tyre section on the index to the left. Item number 30005 LRDG Sagged tyres on wheels.

David

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Tamiya 1/24 Alfa Romeo 155 V6 TI (1993 DTM) - "Built to Race" GB
Revell 1/24 '77 GMC Sierra 1500 4x4 - getting the "Mad-Maxed" treatment - moving to the "Diorama" GB

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8 years 7 months ago #22 by Dave Homewood
These photos from last weekend at Armistice in Cambridge showing four LRDG Chevrolet trucks together for the first time in NZ may be useful and inspiring for your project:













LRDG historian and author Brendon O'Carroll in front of one of the trucks

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8 years 7 months ago #23 by Dads Army
I consider Brendan's book "Bearded Brigands" a MUST READ for anyone contemplating building a LRDG truck. He has edited Frank Jopling's diary and it is a brilliant read detailing missions, gear, hardship..........Highly recommended.
www.ngaiopress.com/bb_home.htm

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8 years 7 months ago #24 by Andrew
Thanks for the ideas and comments guys B)

I'm leaning towards the Resicast LRDG truck wheels. I'm not a fan of this latest craze of sagged wheels :unsure: If you look at the pics posted above (thanks for posting :) ) none of the trucks have sagged tyres :S

Still looking around for the cheapest place to source them though. I've found one supplier that stocks both the Resicast wheels and the Black Dog stowage set, but I'm looking at $105 or so delivered :pinch:

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8 years 7 months ago #25 by Dads Army

Andrew wrote: If you look at the pics posted above (thanks for posting :) ) none of the trucks have sagged tyres :S


I doubt any of them drove through a desert to get to Karapiro though Andrew ;-)
Low tyre pressure for traction in soft sand - but I totally get that we all have our own preference :-)

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8 years 7 months ago #26 by Gary
Yeah DA's rigth Andrew, to drive in the open deserts you virtually empty the tyre of air, it all depends on the setting.



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8 years 7 months ago #27 by Dave Homewood
Here are some more detail shots that might be of interest:









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8 years 7 months ago #28 by Glenn
Hey Dave nice photos,were these trucks painted green before been shipped to north africa,then painted sand colour in the field?

Good photos and display on the weekend,do you own one of these?

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8 years 7 months ago #29 by Dave Homewood
No I have nothing to do with the trucks other than being a big fan.

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8 years 7 months ago #30 by Glenn
Ok thanks Dave,I am a fan to,I must build one of these sometime soon,very interesting part of NZ service history.

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