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Re: Modelling World War 1
« Reply #1080 on: March 02, 2016, 08:12:02 PM »
Hi Zak,
Very smart finish, a great job well done.
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Re: Modelling World War 1
« Reply #1081 on: March 03, 2016, 07:31:43 AM »
A little more weathering needed and a coat of matt varnish are still needed.
 
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Re: Modelling World War 1
« Reply #1082 on: March 03, 2016, 10:40:09 AM »
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How many different ways are there to cut out and stick plastic together.
The answer is infinite.
At the risk of boring you all again.
Here we are back to a larger scale - hence larger writing.
1/32 again (9.53mm = 1ft)
W˄D light railways, now in a larger scale - 1/76 just gave me the urge to try something larger.
I will try to take my time and take more care - famous last words.

This will be a 20hp Simplex Petrol Tractor.

I did have to do a bit more research as more detail will be needed than was put on the 1/76 versions.

I started with the wheels and managed to pick up some of almost the correct size in our local model shop.

The first picture shows marking out the footplate.

Then assembly.

sandboxes were added - almost on the corners, these supplied sand to the rails to improve traction.
The black dots show where the rivets will go.
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Re: Modelling World War 1
« Reply #1083 on: March 03, 2016, 10:52:50 AM »
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Here is my annotated plan.
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Re: Modelling World War 1
« Reply #1084 on: March 03, 2016, 12:52:13 PM »
I wish I could be as accurate as you when it comes to scratch building.
I think we have another standard to try and achieve. We have HS for Haddock Standard in ship building -- now we have DS for Dave Standard for scratch building
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Re: Modelling World War 1
« Reply #1085 on: March 03, 2016, 02:11:01 PM »
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Kind words, thanks, I just cut the plastic up and stick it back together again.
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Re: Modelling World War 1
« Reply #1086 on: March 03, 2016, 07:17:28 PM »
It's the way you stick it.
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Re: Modelling World War 1
« Reply #1087 on: March 03, 2016, 08:22:50 PM »
Msea,
I think maybe, its the way he sticks with it.
Focused on the subject at all times.

One plea to Zak though, please don't decide to model WWI in 1/144th scale, I won't be able to read the posts, if you apply the same rules to font size as you do to 1/32nd scale!!

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Re: Modelling World War 1
« Reply #1088 on: March 04, 2016, 07:34:24 AM »
1/76 is about my limit.
I would need a new set of eyes for 1/144 scale.
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Re: Modelling World War 1
« Reply #1089 on: March 04, 2016, 10:21:42 AM »
Here is the gearbox side, the underneath will not be visible, I may leave space to fit a motor- not sure as yet?
The engine cover(s) were made by forming plastic card around a balsa wood former. I actually stuck the plastic to the wood, this will be carved away as needed to put a little engine detail in.
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Re: Modelling World War 1
« Reply #1090 on: March 04, 2016, 05:52:23 PM »
Radiator and fan, all from plastic card and sheet.
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Re: Modelling World War 1
« Reply #1091 on: March 05, 2016, 02:34:54 PM »
Seat and other bits.
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Re: Modelling World War 1
« Reply #1092 on: March 06, 2016, 08:03:50 AM »
Clutch pedal, gear change lever.
Brake column and wheel made from solder former around a tube and then spokes added from flattened solder. You will never know when its painted.
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Re: Modelling World War 1
« Reply #1093 on: March 06, 2016, 08:34:06 AM »
Clutch pedal, gear change lever.
Brake column and wheel made from solder former around a tube and then spokes added from flattened solder. You will never know when its painted.

We'll know cos you've just told us but we won't let on to the rest of the world.
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Re: Modelling World War 1
« Reply #1094 on: March 07, 2016, 11:04:14 AM »
Test fitting driver - just to see if he can reach pedals and so on.
Exhaust - plastic tube and strip.
Exhaust, radiator etc. fitted.
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