00 scale lorries

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Re: 00 scale lorries

Postby Jim S-W » Tue Nov 26, 2013 12:13 pm

Hi Pete

There's a vac formed windscreen and a bit of acetate.

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Re: 00 scale lorries

Postby Jim S-W » Wed Nov 27, 2013 5:44 pm

I have to  admit I've quite enjoyed getting to grips with this.  The beauty of a white metal kit is that you can tweak it with low melt solder used as a filler.  You don't have to wait for it to dry and it doesn't break away when you attack it with files and filler.  I decided to do a solid sided box and do away with the windbreak in the end.  I also replaced the marker/indicator lights and added the rainstrips from wire. The front panel, below the windscreen was filled with solder, sanded smooth and the panel re-scribed so that it was the same height at both ends! Below is where it is now.

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Re: 00 scale lorries

Postby Jim S-W » Sun Dec 01, 2013 5:16 pm

Still some little details to do but this ones pretty much done.

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Theres a certain sense of achievement when kits don't just fall together from the box.

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Re: 00 scale lorries

Postby carnehan » Sun Dec 01, 2013 5:26 pm

Jim, first off, I must congratulate you on your great work. It certainly is an inspiration.

I have three questions for you. I am in the process of revamping an old Corgi Husky VW pick up for my layout.

1. Do you spray paint all your vehicles or have you used paintbrushing for two tone colours and do you find it applies evenly and not gloopily?

2. What plastics do you use for windscreens and other windows in the vehicles?

Thanks in advance for your help and time.

Paul

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Re: 00 scale lorries

Postby Jim S-W » Sun Dec 01, 2013 5:37 pm

Thanks Paul

I use halfords spray paints but brush paint the details. For glazing I keep the sleeves that you get with bachmann locos and secure them with Klear floor polish (original formula)

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Re: 00 scale lorries

Postby Jim S-W » Sun Sep 21, 2014 5:15 am

Hi all

Another mk2 ford transit from the corgi mk1 and ABS ends.

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This one has a bit of an odd future for it but I'm not telling at this stage!

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Re: 00 scale lorries

Postby End2end » Sun Sep 21, 2014 2:58 pm

Not so much a lorry, but does anyone know where I can buy an OO gauge motorhome?
I'm after a larger version than the usual run of the mill VW campervan, maybe something along the lines of a HYMER, small Winnibago or something of that size and ilk.
I've been looking around and just cannot find one and I have a picture in my head of the cameo i'd like to make with it.
Unfortunatly my modelling skills do not reach the level i'd need to cut and shut another model or kit.
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Re: 00 scale lorries

Postby Catweasel » Sun Sep 21, 2014 6:42 pm

Re. OO scale Motorhomes. Oxford Diecast do a J2 Paralanian coachbuilt motorhome.

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Re: 00 scale lorries

Postby Bushey Troughs » Sun Sep 21, 2014 7:11 pm

There's the >>>VW-T25-Camper-Van.<<<

If you really need a HYMER, looks like it'll be a bash up of the >>>Austin K8.<<<
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Re: 00 scale lorries

Postby End2end » Tue Sep 23, 2014 1:53 am

Many thanks for the links. Some nice models there to choose from. :D
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Re: 00 scale lorries

Postby code3modeller » Tue Dec 09, 2014 8:17 pm

Hi guys!

Can anyone tell me how to add photos on these pages as ive forgotton how!

Thanks in advance

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Re: 00 scale lorries

Postby Jim S-W » Wed Sep 02, 2015 8:52 am

Hi all

Nearly a year since I posted in this topic but...

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I decided I quite liked the idea of doing an abandoned lorry for Brettell Road.  Having mooched around for a suitable victim I quite fancied a kit rather than ready to plonk and I haven't built a vehicle kit for a while. I settled on a Coopercraft Bedford ML and set to work.

The kit is quite poor if i am honest. There's loads of flash and the fit of the parts isn't great. I also decided that the windscreens were far too small but being all plastic it's not too much hassle to fashion something presentable and as I've mentioned before I find poor kits strangely rewarding. I attacked the bed with a circular saw in a mini drill to gouge out some of the planks and simlulate rot.  The above is the more presentable side!

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On this side I cut off a wing and cut down the tires to simulate flats. The rubber at the bottom was added with filler. The lorry was first weathered with a light blue to simulate fading, varnished and then gouache was used for the rust. another coat of varnish and washes of enamels were added to simulate dirt and grime. Finally the whole thing was dry brushed with Klear to make it look wet.

On the subject of road vehicles I will be doing a demo at Scaleforum this month so please stop by for a chat if you are going.

http://www.scalefour.org/scaleforum/2015/

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Re: 00 scale lorries

Postby Bufferstop » Wed Sep 02, 2015 11:27 am

code3modeller wrote:Hi guys!

Can anyone tell me how to add photos on these pages as ive forgotton how!

Thanks in advance

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I've PM'd you some instructions.
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Re: 00 scale lorries

Postby Jim S-W » Fri Feb 19, 2016 8:43 am

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Ive done another 4 Sherpas kitbashed from the kingfisher miniatures kits. Aside from the Royal Mail one the transfers were all drawn up in Illustrator and printed on crafty computer paper. I decided that the paragon models wheels that I used for the minibus were too big so swapped them for the wheels from and Oxford beaver tail transit. As supplied they were no smaller but by changing the types for some from their mk3 escort they look much better. Its worth doing this even if you are keeping them under the transit to my mind. On the subject of tyres I tend to paint them Humbrol 67 grey rather than black. You only really see black tyres in car showrooms or at car shows.

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Re: 00 scale lorries

Postby GaryAM » Fri Feb 19, 2016 12:39 pm

Hi Jim, they look really good


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