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PostSubject: Scammel ballast truck.   Tue 25 Jun 2013, 8:14 pm

It's an Airfix 1:72 kit of an army tank transporter to be converted into a ballast truck,not a cargo truck but a truck with lots of weight over the driving wheels to maintain traction.Often several trucks would be linked together to pull very large or heavy loads of several hundred tons.


So firstly the cab area was built up and a rear wall fitted to it as originally the rear wall was just a curtain..


Then it needed a ballast container,so it was put together from some Evergreen sheet.In time it will be filled with rock as ballast.


It's a seven seater so handy for the crew..


A mockup piccy showing how it looks at the moment..
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PostSubject: Re: Scammel ballast truck.   Tue 25 Jun 2013, 10:57 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Scammel ballast truck.   Tue 25 Jun 2013, 11:55 pm

There's not much room there for a big block 426 Hemi Nige!!

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PostSubject: Re: Scammel ballast truck.   Wed 26 Jun 2013, 12:48 am

Nice conversion.
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PostSubject: Re: Scammel ballast truck.   Wed 26 Jun 2013, 11:59 am

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PostSubject: Re: Scammel ballast truck.   Wed 26 Jun 2013, 10:13 pm

Cheers gents.
Alas my s.d. card has locked itself so might...be able to take a few pics tomorrow with the old camera......

But I have it sprayed navy blue and the tyres are painted too,plus I have mounted two spare wheels on the body side,front and rears are different sizes you see.

More tomorrow fingers crossed!
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PostSubject: Re: Scammel ballast truck.   Thu 27 Jun 2013, 9:24 pm

Well here it is with the old camera,it has it's wheels fitted and glazed the wndshield.


Fitted the spare wheels on the cargo body as mentioned.


To give a sense of scale here it is with a 10ml Tamiya jar!
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PostSubject: Re: Scammel ballast truck.   Thu 27 Jun 2013, 10:33 pm

I like this one, the body contrasts nicely with the chrome-y bits. I would never have thought that was 1:72 until I saw the last pic. Somehow missed it on the box...
The first WIP shot makes it look like the parts are made of different kinds of marble
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PostSubject: Re: Scammel ballast truck.   Wed 03 Jul 2013, 10:21 pm

Very cool stuff Nigel!
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PostSubject: Re: Scammel ballast truck.   Wed 03 Jul 2013, 10:53 pm

LOL Dan.
Cheers Denis.
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PostSubject: Re: Scammel ballast truck.   Fri 12 Jul 2013, 4:00 pm

Looking good! A Scammel like this but tow truck was used by the fire fighter in my tow until the 50's. Cool truck!
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PostSubject: Re: Scammel ballast truck.   Mon 26 Aug 2013, 9:05 pm

Exactly! Who'a thunk it's so small?!! Good detail and nice conversion. Never heard of a ballast truck.
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PostSubject: Re: Scammel ballast truck.   Tue 27 Aug 2013, 12:58 pm

Nice 'lil model.
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