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Re: BAS Weldon Snow Cat
« Reply #15 on: April 05, 2015, 12:30:24 am »
That's looking great!

Very cool. Going to be lovely especially when done and in your diorama !

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ps-I didn't know that truck kit existed. Now I want one  :thumbsup:

It's a beauty: exquisitely detailed and not even super expensive. I picked up three when Modelzone shut down. HUGE potential for Whifs too: everything from moon buses to missile launchers.

I don't have this kit, but I had the Faun Elefant for a while and it looked just as good as this one.  Revell's recent truck kits are lovely.
I don't think it's nice, you laughin'. You see, my mule don't like people laughin'. He gets the crazy idea you're laughin' at him. Now if you apologize, like I know you're going to, I might convince him that you really didn't mean it.

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Re: BAS Weldon Snow Cat
« Reply #16 on: April 05, 2015, 04:23:58 am »
That's looking great!

Very cool. Going to be lovely especially when done and in your diorama !

 :cheers:

ps-I didn't know that truck kit existed. Now I want one  :thumbsup:

It's a beauty: exquisitely detailed and not even super expensive. I picked up three when Modelzone shut down. HUGE potential for Whifs too: everything from moon buses to missile launchers.

I don't have this kit, but I had the Faun Elefant for a while and it looked just as good as this one.  Revell's recent truck kits are lovely.

Not arguing, but this one's by Academy..... ;D
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Re: BAS Weldon Snow Cat
« Reply #17 on: April 05, 2015, 04:34:41 am »
That's looking great!

Very cool. Going to be lovely especially when done and in your diorama !

 :cheers:

ps-I didn't know that truck kit existed. Now I want one  :thumbsup:

It's a beauty: exquisitely detailed and not even super expensive. I picked up three when Modelzone shut down. HUGE potential for Whifs too: everything from moon buses to missile launchers.

I don't have this kit, but I had the Faun Elefant for a while and it looked just as good as this one.  Revell's recent truck kits are lovely.

Not arguing, but this one's by Academy..... ;D

Ha, my bad! :lol:
I don't think it's nice, you laughin'. You see, my mule don't like people laughin'. He gets the crazy idea you're laughin' at him. Now if you apologize, like I know you're going to, I might convince him that you really didn't mean it.

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Re: BAS Weldon Snow Cat
« Reply #18 on: April 05, 2015, 07:20:51 am »
Coming along nicely sir
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Re: BAS Weldon Snow Cat
« Reply #19 on: April 06, 2015, 04:04:48 am »
Nice start ! Looks pretty cool without the cab on ! Like a space vehicle or somat. I like the way it' going tho, defo an idea for the bank.

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Re: BAS Weldon Snow Cat
« Reply #20 on: April 06, 2015, 07:37:30 am »
I found my box of Minicraft bits, and there's a MUCH better, fully articulated crane in there and a dozer blade! Although they're 1/87th, they still look in-proportion (cranes & blades come in a variety of sizes anyway), but the downside is that they're going to make the painting job more fiddly, which means I might not finish on time. I'm also considering making the sides of the cargo bed hinged too.
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Re: BAS Weldon Snow Cat
« Reply #21 on: April 08, 2015, 05:19:19 am »
Okay, here's the current major bits. Clockwise from top left: crane, dozer blade, modified fuel tank (mountings), dashboard with locating peg for post-paint assembly, engine bay with fuel tank guard, load bed (upside down), crane jacks, crane base unit:



And here's what it looks like with the big bits assembled:

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Re: BAS Weldon Snow Cat
« Reply #22 on: April 08, 2015, 06:16:36 am »
Matchbox kit???   :lol:  That's shaping up very nicely.
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Re: BAS Weldon Snow Cat
« Reply #23 on: April 08, 2015, 06:30:24 am »
Matchbox kit???   :lol:  That's shaping up very nicely.

The Revell 1/76th T-34 I'm using is actually the ex-Matchbox one! You can see inside the floor pan where the original Lesney text and patent info has been scraped off the mold. That's why the longitudinal rib in the middle is offset to one side.

The tracks come from a Matchbox Panther and have been kicking around the house for 30 years....
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Re: BAS Weldon Snow Cat
« Reply #24 on: April 08, 2015, 06:57:23 am »
I found my box of Minicraft bits, and there's a MUCH better, fully articulated crane in there and a dozer blade!

Do you remember which kit they came from?

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Re: BAS Weldon Snow Cat
« Reply #25 on: April 08, 2015, 07:03:16 am »
I found my box of Minicraft bits, and there's a MUCH better, fully articulated crane in there and a dozer blade!

Do you remember which kit they came from?

Sorry, I said Minicraft, I meant Minitanks, i.e. the Roco 1/87th ones. The crane wasn't from a kit, it was an accessory that you bought to fit onto any truck. As far as I know, it's a standard HIAB.
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Re: BAS Weldon Snow Cat
« Reply #26 on: April 09, 2015, 12:17:00 pm »
Load bed done. There are sixty pieces of Evergreen in this. I resisted the temptation to make the side hinges work...



I'm going to bale on the snow plough and the front jacks: mounting them is too difficult due to the shape of the cab, and I don't have any more messing about time before I have to start painting.
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Re: BAS Weldon Snow Cat
« Reply #27 on: April 09, 2015, 12:43:23 pm »
 :o  weaver that looks amazing!
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Re: BAS Weldon Snow Cat
« Reply #28 on: April 09, 2015, 03:51:19 pm »
Wow on the bed  :bow:
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Re: BAS Weldon Snow Cat
« Reply #29 on: April 10, 2015, 08:15:03 am »
Wait, so we have a 1 Week Group Build and you decide "oh, I think I'll scratchbuild a vehicle bed out of 60 pieces of Evergreen?"

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