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Re: Airfix 1:35 WWII U.S. Military Tractor
« Reply #15 on: May 31, 2020, 12:48:02 PM »
Sounds GREAT to me - when will it be finished 4 or 5 o'clock today ???????

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Re: Airfix 1:35 WWII U.S. Military Tractor
« Reply #16 on: May 31, 2020, 01:12:50 PM »
Sounds GREAT to me - when will it be finished 4 or 5 o'clock today ???????
Sorry, slightly more long term than that, I have not ordered some of the stuff yet.
Couple of weeks maybe longer - I know, slow for me, sorry.
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Re: Airfix 1:35 WWII U.S. Military Tractor
« Reply #17 on: May 31, 2020, 01:55:37 PM »
We can wait

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Re: Airfix 1:35 WWII U.S. Military Tractor
« Reply #18 on: June 01, 2020, 02:55:32 PM »
Painting and transfers added.
Exhaust to rust and then some light weathering.
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Re: Airfix 1:35 WWII U.S. Military Tractor
« Reply #19 on: June 02, 2020, 08:44:45 AM »
Just about finished.
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Re: Airfix 1:35 WWII U.S. Military Tractor
« Reply #20 on: June 02, 2020, 12:01:22 PM »
Looks great

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Re: Airfix 1:35 WWII U.S. Military Tractor
« Reply #21 on: June 02, 2020, 02:17:46 PM »
It needs some light weathering and some mud on the tyres.
Meanwhile on with the tractor shed/workshop/barn.
Balsa construction with corrugated iron sides.
Ony rear and one side will be on show.
I may leave the roof off for better views inside, or I may make a roof and make sure it can be removed.
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Re: Airfix 1:35 WWII U.S. Military Tractor
« Reply #22 on: June 02, 2020, 02:52:36 PM »
A really excellent model Dave. Look forward to the final diorama.
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Re: Airfix 1:35 WWII U.S. Military Tractor
« Reply #23 on: June 02, 2020, 03:11:28 PM »
Thanks Chris, busy making corrugated iron at the moment.
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Re: Airfix 1:35 WWII U.S. Military Tractor
« Reply #24 on: June 02, 2020, 04:21:08 PM »
Corrugated sheet added to the wooden from, and some card for the concrete floor.
Corrugated sheet produced in my usual way - see 1/48 Battle of Britain diorama for method.
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Re: Airfix 1:35 WWII U.S. Military Tractor
« Reply #25 on: June 02, 2020, 05:37:38 PM »
trying out a few ideas, I think Martin's Zombies would be a home, axes and sledge hammers.
The Jeep must be tractor Johns next project.
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Re: Airfix 1:35 WWII U.S. Military Tractor
« Reply #26 on: June 03, 2020, 08:06:30 AM »
All the barns that I have painted in my youth were either black or lead oxide red, I decided on black(?).
I then decided that this was a bit dark for the workshop area and thought that this area would need to be lined with plasterboard or something. Tractor John is not getting any younger and need his comforts when working on his latest project.
So the second photo is just to see how it looks.
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Re: Airfix 1:35 WWII U.S. Military Tractor
« Reply #27 on: June 03, 2020, 09:44:57 AM »
Looking very good!
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Re: Airfix 1:35 WWII U.S. Military Tractor
« Reply #28 on: June 03, 2020, 09:58:20 AM »
As ever with Dave's posts I'm enjoying watching this build progress but now wish my stash of building material was bigger!!! I have to scratch around for items to make things, but I suppose that's the meaning of 'scratch building'!!

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Re: Airfix 1:35 WWII U.S. Military Tractor
« Reply #29 on: June 03, 2020, 10:16:12 AM »
I have added the interior lining and the odd enamel sign and poster that seemed relevant.
On his travels looking for old vehicles to restore Tractor John occasional picks up an enamel sign or two.
I am using a MiniArt set of tools, here are two tool boxes.
The Case tractor manual was reduced on the computer.
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