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PostSubject: English Bedford Tanker Truck   Wed 15 Jan 2014, 1:18 pm

I bought this 1/24th scale truck just after Chistmas, and started assembling it straight away.



The chassis and engine was sorted...



..even tried out a Chevy Pick-up cab - looked good.



and over the last couple of days I added paint, and started on the weathering.
...note: the parts are only placed in position for the photos and have yet to be glued in place.





The red Duster in the background will eventually be a replica of one that I owned - if it gets finished.
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PostSubject: Re: English Bedford Tanker Truck   Wed 15 Jan 2014, 1:27 pm

That's a good looking & well weathered tanker. I built the tipper version a few years ago and recommend the kit.

On the Chev cab side, I used a '65 cab on the Italeri Opel Blitz to make a truck.
Not 100% accurate, but captured the spirit of the real thing.

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PostSubject: Re: English Bedford Tanker Truck   Wed 15 Jan 2014, 1:43 pm

Waddyyaknow...I've got a Blitz on the Bench.

Now do I keep it military, or use the Chevy cab ????

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PostSubject: Re: English Bedford Tanker Truck   Wed 15 Jan 2014, 3:38 pm

A couple of very cool trucks, Dad. Quite interesting subjects.
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PostSubject: Re: English Bedford Tanker Truck   Wed 15 Jan 2014, 4:51 pm

I love them both Ron but please keep the Blitz as a military vehicle. There are plenty Chevy's around.

I have a Revell Bussing in my stash that I want to build as a well used truck, once my weathering skills have improved some.


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PostSubject: Re: English Bedford Tanker Truck   Wed 15 Jan 2014, 5:39 pm

Nice mockup. Good looking truck.
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PostSubject: Re: English Bedford Tanker Truck   Wed 15 Jan 2014, 5:43 pm

Nice start, I really like it with the Chevy cab.
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PostSubject: Re: English Bedford Tanker Truck   Wed 15 Jan 2014, 10:34 pm

That Blitz photo is a couple of weeks old, here's the latest...



- keeping it military, for a change, and will have airbrushed camouflage similar to boxart

   Good joke Al - 'once my weathering skills have improved some' - Oh yeh !!
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PostSubject: Re: English Bedford Tanker Truck   Sat 18 Jan 2014, 12:15 am

I seem to be building the '50s Bedford and '40s Opel trucks in tandem.
As I wait for the paint to dry or cement to set on one, I move onto the other.
Both have very similar engines - Did the GM link exist then??

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PostSubject: Re: English Bedford Tanker Truck   Sat 18 Jan 2014, 1:49 am

[quote="dadooronron"]I seem to be building the '50s Bedford and '40s Opel trucks in tandem.
As I wait for the paint to dry or cement to set on one, I move onto the other.
Both have very similar engines - Did the GM link exist then??

Yes, Opel & Bedford were part of the GM family from the 30s onwards. There's a whole family of GM straight sixs that look similar too.

Chevrolet, Holden, Bedford, Opel & Vauxhall all had their own versions on the same theme. I don't think any parts interchange, apart from
nuts & bolts. And the Opel would have been metric I assume.

Thats a fine looking Opel too! I've got the fire engine version in the stash.

So have you decided which way to go. Or will Al threaten as all with a poll?

Cheers,

Chris. Good painting weather here in sunny Queensland today so the Sunoco Olds will go under the aerosol me thinks.
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PostSubject: Re: English Bedford Tanker Truck   Sat 18 Jan 2014, 2:30 am

Nice looking pair !!!!!

  
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PostSubject: Re: English Bedford Tanker Truck   Sat 18 Jan 2014, 9:49 am

That camo looks great Ron.

Is there a tonneau with it?

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PostSubject: Re: English Bedford Tanker Truck   Sat 18 Jan 2014, 4:43 pm

THe Blitz paint job is great!
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PostSubject: Re: English Bedford Tanker Truck   Sat 18 Jan 2014, 8:46 pm

They are coming along nicely - and I'm enjoying a military vehicle too.
....nope Al, no canvas included. Weathering to airbrushed and splattered on next.
...again more educational info - thanks Chris.
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PostSubject: Re: English Bedford Tanker Truck   Thu 30 Jan 2014, 8:07 pm

I'm not getting much done with my models lately - life is getting in the way.
but the OB Bedford is slowly moving towards the finish line.

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PostSubject: Re: English Bedford Tanker Truck   Thu 30 Jan 2014, 9:06 pm

Good colours, Ron. What are they? And what are the engines lurking in the pic for?


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PostSubject: Re: English Bedford Tanker Truck   Thu 30 Jan 2014, 9:11 pm

Good old Post Office Red and Oxford Blue for the paintwork Chris
- and the engines are Mk2 VW Golfs, for a little diorama I am building on another forum
entitled : ' Back to the scene of the crime'. ....I'll post pictures when I get it finished.

How's the weather down there? - looks like it could snow over here soon.
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PostSubject: Re: English Bedford Tanker Truck   Fri 31 Jan 2014, 5:26 am

Ron, what brand of paints are they? Airbrushed on?

Weather is overcast. High 20s today & there's a cyclone lurking about 1400 KM north of us.
Which would explain the overcast!

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PostSubject: Re: English Bedford Tanker Truck   Fri 31 Jan 2014, 9:54 am

That's looking great Ron.

It would look great in a dio with a mechanic sorry, technichian working on it!!

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PostSubject: Re: English Bedford Tanker Truck   Fri 31 Jan 2014, 10:39 am

I've got all that in hand Al... I've got a 'fitter' lined up for the job.

..and we could do with some sunshine over here Chris - if it's not raining it's grey and dismal.
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PostSubject: Re: English Bedford Tanker Truck   Fri 31 Jan 2014, 11:05 am

That Bedford is looking great !
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PostSubject: Re: English Bedford Tanker Truck   Fri 31 Jan 2014, 2:28 pm

I love the look of the Bedford - really nice work.
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PostSubject: Re: English Bedford Tanker Truck   Fri 31 Jan 2014, 5:41 pm

Really great work on all the oldies! We in the U.S. are stuck for the old big trucks. Mostly if you want to do an oldie, buy something like a '30s or '40s pickup and fit on a resin aftermarket body. That usually involves a lot of altering between body and frame. The "EMHAR" line is a new one to me too! Thanx and take your time. Great progress pix so far!
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PostSubject: Re: English Bedford Tanker Truck   Sun 09 Feb 2014, 7:30 pm

The old Bedford isn't progressing very far, with just the odd detail here and there.
Here it is with the optional dropside timber body...



it needs the windows fitting next
- but I hate fitting windows, and I think that is the reason a lot of my builds come to a halt.
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PostSubject: Re: English Bedford Tanker Truck   Sun 09 Feb 2014, 10:25 pm

Some successful athlete gave his/her secret to success, work on the weakest part of your performance and when that gets better, the whole thing seems to go like clockwork. I luv the old trucks, and in the U.S. except for some resin bodies, we're starved for parts. Thanx for more on the truck!
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