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Re: 1:48 Battle of Britain Diorama
« Reply #120 on: March 18, 2020, 08:41:46 AM »
Another excellent model - put me down for 2 bacon butties and a MUG of coffee
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Re: 1:48 Battle of Britain Diorama
« Reply #121 on: March 18, 2020, 10:32:49 AM »
Another excellent model - put me down for 2 bacon butties and a MUG of coffee
Sorry due to self isolation, it will not be open for a while.
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Re: 1:48 Battle of Britain Diorama
« Reply #122 on: March 18, 2020, 12:52:45 PM »
More progress, the Airfix ground crew have been slightly modified.
Lots of bits and pieces for the inside and shelf.
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Re: 1:48 Battle of Britain Diorama
« Reply #123 on: March 18, 2020, 03:02:54 PM »
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Re: 1:48 Battle of Britain Diorama
« Reply #124 on: March 18, 2020, 09:11:17 PM »
Hi Zak,
Just Fabulous.....!
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Re: 1:48 Battle of Britain Diorama
« Reply #125 on: March 19, 2020, 09:09:13 AM »
Splendid!
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Re: 1:48 Battle of Britain Diorama
« Reply #126 on: March 19, 2020, 11:00:35 AM »
You know what I think - how do you do it - will you have your OWN BofB table at the show, or do you have to let Neil etc share your limelight ????????
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Re: 1:48 Battle of Britain Diorama
« Reply #127 on: March 19, 2020, 02:37:28 PM »
While the paint dries I have decided to attempt an AEC Matador flatbed as a scratch-build.
I had some plans in 1:76 that I resized on the printer/scanner. (x 158%).

I then looked for photos and further information in the books I had and on the internet.
I found a nice walkaround. https://www.net-maquettes.com/pictures/aec-0853-matador-walkaround/
The chassis is the place to start and due to social isolation I may give you the whole build in detail. Be warned.
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Re: 1:48 Battle of Britain Diorama
« Reply #128 on: March 19, 2020, 03:24:24 PM »
Here are a few of the tools/ jigs used to get straight lies and right angles - I still struggle.
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Re: 1:48 Battle of Britain Diorama
« Reply #129 on: March 19, 2020, 03:56:37 PM »
Thank you I will steal some of the ideas above
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Re: 1:48 Battle of Britain Diorama
« Reply #130 on: March 19, 2020, 05:08:11 PM »
Thank you I will steal some of the ideas above
Feel Free.
Fuel tank.
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Re: 1:48 Battle of Britain Diorama
« Reply #131 on: March 20, 2020, 07:09:38 AM »
Meanwhile back to the NAAFI Van, complete with figures.
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Re: 1:48 Battle of Britain Diorama
« Reply #132 on: March 20, 2020, 07:15:47 AM »
Looks like our show - more people at the food van than in the hall -  hohoho
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Re: 1:48 Battle of Britain Diorama
« Reply #133 on: March 20, 2020, 10:39:36 AM »
Back to the AEC.
Progress continues
« Last Edit: March 20, 2020, 10:41:41 AM by zak »
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Re: 1:48 Battle of Britain Diorama
« Reply #134 on: March 21, 2020, 06:44:19 AM »
Hi Zak,
Great Stuff.
You are a master at scratch building.
Cheers,
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