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1/24 Bedford TM Scratchbuild
PantherF
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Posted: Saturday, April 20, 2013 - 02:37 AM UTC
Wow, that is some intense work going on here.

I like it!










~ Jeff
okdoky
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Posted: Sunday, April 21, 2013 - 03:22 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Wow, that is some intense work going on here.

I like it!

~ Jeff



Hi Jeff ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, glad you like it and thanks for looking in !!!!!!!!

After working on a couple of tiny 1/144 scale choppers for the Club table at Perth I got back to correcting and fixing my bench seats. I had to pochel my own dimensions a fraction compared to Howard's proper dimensions as my floor fixings as built must just be out a fraction.



They fit now, so that is the main thing







Also slapped on a coat of primer and the Tamiyya Dark Green RAF











I need to stock up on paint and plastic card at Perth

Nige
okdoky
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Posted: Sunday, April 21, 2013 - 10:21 AM UTC
Making a transformation of council workers to TA soldiers


Nige
okdoky
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Posted: Sunday, April 21, 2013 - 11:36 AM UTC
Driver figure has had his skip cap replaced with a beret made of blue tac












Sporting 1980's DPM Jacket, barrack dress trousers, beret and an RLC cap badge !!!!!!!!! Transformation complete !!!!!!!

Now ready to get a ride in the DROPS instead of sitting on the back of the TM !!!!!!!!!!

If anyone has any of these figures from the 1/24 toy utility truck range that they are happy to part with please get in touch !!!!!! Would be keen to get them joining the TA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nige
okdoky
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Posted: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - 11:10 AM UTC
Made up some camo netting bundles from white netting and simple tube acrylic paint !!!!!!!!!




Also cut some side screens and anti glare curtains from the fabric off a cheap 1 umbrella from the Pound Store !!!!!


Added a dusting of Mig European dust to them all


Hope you like
okdoky
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Posted: Sunday, May 05, 2013 - 10:36 AM UTC
Hi Alex ,,,,,,,,,,, Thanks for the encouragement !!!!!!!

Had an oops moment with the cargo bed which shows that the tin foil can be very useful for replicating dented and damaged parts of a truck !!!!!!!!! Bumped the tray with the model over my desk edge and on grabbing it to save the contents did this along with breaking one of the bench seats !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thought it would be far worse damage than I expected !!!!!!!!!!!!



Managed to straighten out the part from this and could have put it back in but the bends weakened and cracked !!!!!!!!!



Helped in remembering what bends go where




It showed me that the process is repeatable very easily and the remaining structure stayed firm while all the buggering about !!!!!!!!!!!

Nige
okdoky
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Posted: Monday, May 06, 2013 - 01:27 PM UTC
After a bit of tilting that caused me grief !!!!!!!!!!!!!! This other type of tilt also caused me grief !!!!!!!!!!!! Lots of head scratching tocover it !!!!!!!!!

Tilt frame made of wire from used sparklers and the thicker wire from an old umbrella










Placed some cling film over the frame and then tissue layers




A spray of acrylic black also helps to stiffen the tarp


And with side screens on aswell, there will be very little of the cargo bed visible !!!!!!!!!!!! Will look to add the front screen and get an idea if I want to leave off the side screens as if getting loaded !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nige
Middle_Franconian
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Bayern, Germany
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Posted: Thursday, May 09, 2013 - 01:47 AM UTC
Hi Nige,

your project is great! That is modelling!

I admire your skills!

Regards,

Sebastian