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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #3 WWI 100th anniversary build   Sun 16 Mar 2014, 12:23 pm

Got the two towers together.
made from a plastic herbs tub, some thin foam, thick card strips, two card washers and slices of round sprue

before and after base coat


will look better with a fuller coat and some drybrushing and wear marks
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #3 WWI 100th anniversary build   Sun 16 Mar 2014, 2:22 pm

Great job scratchbuilding those, Colin. Great use of handy everyday materials. The look of the big rivets is perfect for that era. You're making quick work of this one for sure.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #3 WWI 100th anniversary build   Sun 16 Mar 2014, 4:21 pm

The rivet size seems to be a little larger in the early 1900's you're right Mike.
In the pictures I've seen of variants in this vehicle the tower rivets seem to be quite big whereas the body work rivets seem to be a little smaller, hopefully it'll look OK with the differing sizes when it's done.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #3 WWI 100th anniversary build   Sun 16 Mar 2014, 6:28 pm

Needed some seats, its a possibility i'll have the doors open so the insides will be visible ... just being proactive.

Started with a balsa shape

added some wrinkled laggers tape (tinfoil tape)

painted brown and a matt black wash added.


I've seen canvas and leather seats in these cars so i went for the extreemly distressed leather look
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #3 WWI 100th anniversary build   Sun 16 Mar 2014, 10:08 pm

One odd armored car, but looks like it could be duplicated. Not a lot there to work with. Some of the WWI armored ones were Roll Royce based, so anything big, that or Packard, Cadillac, even some other smaller vehicles were pressed into service, especially in the early days.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #3 WWI 100th anniversary build   Sun 16 Mar 2014, 10:51 pm

I love those towers Colin. Great work, Shame you aren't using the colour scheme on the left!!! LOL

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #3 WWI 100th anniversary build   Mon 17 Mar 2014, 2:13 am

Colin the towers look great. I think the seats look a little too wrinkled. Just my two cents worth. Let me say that differently. The wrinkles look to big to be in scale.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #3 WWI 100th anniversary build   Mon 17 Mar 2014, 9:55 am

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The wrinkles look to big to be in scale.
You're right, and they're too harsh as well ... I'll smooth them down and repaint methinks.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #3 WWI 100th anniversary build   Mon 17 Mar 2014, 6:14 pm

Final update:  It's finished (I think).

I put the finishing touches on the LCP.  Added a tarp on the side made of rolled notebook paper soaked in water overnight.  To keep it rolled tightly, it was wound with wire that also put small dents in the roll where the ropes would secure it.  Next day it was placed over a space heater to dry it in place.  Wire was replaced with thread and it was painted and weathered.





A small drinking water tin was placed next to the driver.
Guns are mounted and ammo boxes placed in the bed.



Unfortunately, I decided to do the weathering after I assembled the chassis and I was unable to get the Tamiya application sponge into all the crevices to weather the floor pan underside. I may one day find a way to weather it.



It's been fun.  A completed works thread will be added shortly.

Thanks for joining in.

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #3 WWI 100th anniversary build   Mon 17 Mar 2014, 6:25 pm

Awesome.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #3 WWI 100th anniversary build   Mon 17 Mar 2014, 6:26 pm

Awesome Mike, nice scratch building skills there.

A little update in some progress shots for my effort now i have my styrene sheet.


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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #3 WWI 100th anniversary build   Mon 17 Mar 2014, 6:33 pm

Very nice Colin. I think you have this figured out.   
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #3 WWI 100th anniversary build   Mon 17 Mar 2014, 10:58 pm

You've come quite a way in a short time. Great scratchbuilding, Colin. The twin towers look awesome mounted, but they may need a little more tire clearance.

Nice work.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #3 WWI 100th anniversary build   Tue 18 Mar 2014, 1:15 am

This is really taking shape now Colin. literally!! Great stuff.

I agree about the seats though.

Check this out, I've used the method and it works brilliantly:

http://skidsplace.forumotion.co/t88-how-to-simulate-old-leather

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #3 WWI 100th anniversary build   Tue 18 Mar 2014, 6:53 am

Mike your truck is beautiful, you did a masterful job.

Nice work Colin, looking forward to seeing how it turns out.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #3 WWI 100th anniversary build   Tue 18 Mar 2014, 11:40 am

Hi Mike,

Both your Ambulance and now this car are fantastic builds Sir...

Hi Colin,

I do love watching your scratch builds come to life and this one is no exception Sir...


It is threads like this that just shows how much great talent there is on this forum, thank you all for sharing both your builds and talent with us...

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #3 WWI 100th anniversary build   Tue 18 Mar 2014, 6:13 pm

I've decided i'm definitely doing just a representation of the Austin Armoured Car ..... there's so many variants of it with so many different shapes and additions that i'm hard pushed to just concentrate on one. I'm no rivet counter and i'm not going down the "perfection" route again as i dont enjoy modeling that way, so i'm taking the bits i like from each version and creating a one off, who knows it may have even existed.

Waffle over .... had a bash at riveting the front.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #3 WWI 100th anniversary build   Tue 18 Mar 2014, 7:43 pm

Nothing wrong with being a rivet counter. Looking good.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #3 WWI 100th anniversary build   Tue 18 Mar 2014, 8:01 pm

37 RIVETS!!!!

Not that I'm counting mind you!!! LOL

Great stuff Colin.

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #3 WWI 100th anniversary build   Tue 18 Mar 2014, 8:24 pm

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37 RIVETS!!!!  
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #3 WWI 100th anniversary build   Tue 18 Mar 2014, 11:25 pm

Great work on the armor plate, strapping and rivets, Colin.

You must be a boilermaker in real life. LOL
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #3 WWI 100th anniversary build   Thu 20 Mar 2014, 1:11 am

Ambulance update - It's complete.

I attached the little side door in the open position so I didn't have to run off a full sheet of decal paper for one tiny decal.  It hides the crappy caduceus and allows another view into the interior.  The other door is closed and has the caduceus showing on the outside.





And that's it for this build.  It was a whole lotta fun scratchbuilding the various pieces.

There'll be the finished pictures in the completed section soon.

Thanks for all the great comments and for following along.

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #3 WWI 100th anniversary build   Fri 21 Mar 2014, 3:18 pm

Excellent stuff Mike

I redid the seats .... less wrinkly and black with scuff marks


Got the doors made and painted



This is the front end, just a base coat to see the overall effect.
Had a setback and had to rebuild most of this as i dropped it off the bench and stood on it when i tried to push my chair back .... yup, i'm a plank !!!
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #3 WWI 100th anniversary build   Fri 21 Mar 2014, 3:44 pm

Hi Colin,

This is coming along great Sir, so sorry to hear about your little mishap, I think I'd of given up...

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