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Rescue squad
« on: August 10, 2021, 08:49:57 PM »
Hi all

Wasn't Intending to compete in this group build but I saw the attached when watching a Glastonbury documentry a few weeks back and that started a brain worm.

The finished kit will not look much like the original,   but the influence is there.

I had a Whirlwind (well a Revell Chickasaw really) without its glazing which was a shoe in for this and gradually bit by bit the brain worm kept adding ideas and suggestions until I had a whole diorama planned.

Now while  its unlikely I will complete the diorama in time I'm going to try and finish the star vehicle ( yes a vehicle not an aircraft ! More scope for 'gubbins' ) in the time given. This in turn may be reduced as my mum is going in for a knee replacement, nevertheless I will do my best to finish on time.

Just a taster,  more detail and a sort of back story later.........


Thanks for looking

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Re: Rescue squad
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2021, 10:07:24 PM »
This looks like it could be fun! ;)
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Re: Rescue squad
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2021, 07:04:36 AM »
That's the spirit  :smiley:

Great inspiration image

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Re: Rescue squad
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2021, 11:46:15 AM »
Oh I do like the looks of this  :smiley: :smiley:
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Re: Rescue squad
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2021, 09:13:42 AM »
Hi all

Not going to be much of a back story.

Basically the worst happens leaving man kind struggling to survive, a remote RAF supply depot is largely spared a direct hit but is devastated by a couple of remote near misses. Those below ground survive. Above ground most buildings are damaged some destroyed. Most of their transport is destroyed or damaged. All communications are lost, they are on there own.

They have enough  food and water for now and an abundant supply of fuel, they realise realise that there maybe a lot of people wandering in the wilderness or starving in villages, they need people to rebuild civilisation.

That's when the Rescue Squads were born each unit consisting a large  supply vehicle with a varying number of motorbikes that would venture into the wilderness to find people and bring them back.

The transport situation was dire, there were plenty of bikes to be found but supply vehicles such as large lorries or crew buses were in very short supply and so the mechanics descended on scrap heaps  and collected all things mechanical to construct something large enough to support a rescue squad...........


And so construction begins.

I have amassed probably the largest selection of parts of any project so far

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Essentially this vehicle will be constructed from a disused shell of a Whirlind helicopter devoid of engine, gearbox and associated equipment which will be married to a diesel engine, wheels and transmission taken from the scrap heap. All unwanted equipment is stripped out, the tail is cut off and all the spaces behind the last bulkhead converted to storage. The area that contained the gearbox behind the cockpit will be have a lift up cover or will be deleted altogether to make way for an equipment rack.


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Re: Rescue squad
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2021, 03:39:10 PM »
 :smiley:
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Re: Rescue squad
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2021, 05:24:37 AM »
Hi all

As this is going to be a diorama (eventually) the first thing I need to do is cut out the  areas that will be doors so that I can pose the scene of unloading and preparing for a search. The existing door will be shown open. A second door has been cut in the opposite side. The area over the rotor gearbox has been removed as I said before this may be discarded to make way for an equipment rack or hinged to make a cover.

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Doors have been cut in the rear equipment bay area and another door will be cut to fill the hole where the tail was removed.

Unfortunately exposing all this interior means I'll have to detail said interior somewhat which you can see on the top half of the body shell. I will also have to construct some sort of racking to hold some of the gubbins.


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Re: Rescue squad
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2021, 05:50:32 AM »
This is a great idea. Te interior ribbing looks good! Are you going to put the engine in the nose, like in the real helicopter?
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Re: Rescue squad
« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2021, 07:44:54 AM »
Yep the engine will be in the nose, a reasonable amount of room with the big radial gone and easy to get at with the doors open. (Although you wont see it, the front clamshells are staying shut)

Will probably do a drive chain to the rear wheels, I'm still trying to sort out the suspension and steering  :-\

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Re: Rescue squad
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2021, 01:21:08 PM »
People have put other helicopter fuselages on truck frames to make a sort of camper like vehicle so why not this? Looks cool!

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Re: Rescue squad
« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2021, 11:10:11 PM »
Hi all

Completed all the framing detail, the cockpit is next then onto the internal detail before closing up.

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Mum has just had her knee op so all systems stop at the moment but I should be back at the workbench soon.

More when it happens..........

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Re: Rescue squad
« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2021, 02:04:10 AM »
Looking good! And such a cool concept  :smiley:

... Mum has just had her knee op so all systems stop at the moment but I should be back at the workbench soon...

Hope the post-op goes well  :D

People have put other helicopter fuselages on truck frames to make a sort of camper like vehicle so why not this? Looks cool!

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Re: Rescue squad
« Reply #12 on: August 19, 2021, 05:42:44 AM »
Thanks Apophenia,  cool pic

Funnily enough I have just found a chassis that will fit under the helicopter body, from a AEC  Matador I think.

I was originally going to use a dune buggy style of suspension but I realised it wouldn't be much of a load carrier. Using a lorry chassis will give it some rigidity and be a stronger structure to hang everything off of

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Re: Rescue squad
« Reply #13 on: August 19, 2021, 07:21:17 AM »
Nice work so far.

Right in the spirit of things :smiley:

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Re: Rescue squad
« Reply #14 on: August 19, 2021, 04:12:04 PM »
Great work, 'mog! :smiley:
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Re: Rescue squad
« Reply #15 on: August 20, 2021, 02:30:41 AM »
... Using a lorry chassis will give it some rigidity and be a stronger structure to hang everything off of ...

Good call Mog. Lorry or bus frame is the way to go. Your AEC  Matador chassis sounds ideal  :smiley:
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Re: Rescue squad
« Reply #16 on: August 20, 2021, 03:21:28 AM »
I’ve got a 1/48th CH-53 kit I bought on sale because someone started it and returned it to the store. Might just work for this sort of thing. Hmmmmm……
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Re: Rescue squad
« Reply #17 on: August 20, 2021, 03:33:55 AM »
I’ve got a 1/48th CH-56 kit I bought on sale because someone started it and returned it to the store. Might just work for this sort of thing. Hmmmmm……

Which kit is that?
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Re: Rescue squad
« Reply #18 on: August 20, 2021, 04:17:33 AM »
I’ve got a 1/48th CH-56 kit I bought on sale because someone started it and returned it to the store. Might just work for this sort of thing. Hmmmmm……

Is that a S-56 (CH-37) Mojave   ???

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Re: Rescue squad
« Reply #19 on: August 20, 2021, 04:32:59 AM »
It’s the Navy Sea Stallion. Not the latest version. Not sure what kit as I’m on vacation and not able to check. Perhaps stalemates might help. Let me check.

Update:
Major brain fart. CH-53 Sea Stallion. Probably Revell.
Someone started painting some of the small parts but the fuselage and rotors are fine. Nothing that couldn’t be removed. We’ll see what happens next.
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Re: Rescue squad
« Reply #20 on: August 21, 2021, 01:49:23 AM »
No problem.  For second there I was hoping you somehow found a 1/48 AH-56 kit...
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Re: Rescue squad
« Reply #21 on: August 21, 2021, 11:35:35 AM »
Now that would be something!
I would like to find a replacement bulged canopy for the 1/72 scale ones I got from Atlantis.

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Re: Rescue squad
« Reply #22 on: August 21, 2021, 09:46:09 PM »
Nice work on the interior detail.  :smiley:

<....> I would like to find a replacement bulged canopy for the 1/72 scale ones I got from Atlantis.

Didn't Anigrand do a 1/72 resi. Cheyenne? I believe they always had an option where you could get additional vac-form canopies for very reasonable amounts of money.
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Re: Rescue squad
« Reply #23 on: August 30, 2021, 10:00:10 AM »
Hi all

My mum is amazing she is really pushing to get back on her feet again and we have to make sure she doesn't push it too much, so good news.

Also managed to get some bench time in woo hoo !

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As you can see I have painted and weathered the internal components, adapted the cockpit for road travel and manufactured the rear storage shelves so I'm almost ready to start assembling.

On the down side I fumbled one of the rear doors, didn't catch it in my lap, heard it click on the floor and it was gone ! 

How can you loose a component nearly 1cm square !  god knows where it bounced too but i cant find it so I'm going to have to devise a less elegant solution to the rear doors........  baa humbug !

More when it happens........

Mog
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Re: Rescue squad
« Reply #24 on: August 30, 2021, 11:20:14 AM »
Start looking for something else and then you’ll find that part!

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Re: Rescue squad
« Reply #25 on: August 30, 2021, 03:32:51 PM »
Start looking for something else and then you’ll find that part!

Don't bet on it, though! ::)

I've lost bigger bits & they're still AWOL. :icon_crap:
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Re: Rescue squad
« Reply #26 on: August 31, 2021, 01:39:06 AM »
Start looking for something else and then you’ll find that part!

Yup. Either that or perpetually projecting positivity at the parts pixies  :smiley:
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Re: Rescue squad
« Reply #27 on: September 02, 2021, 08:58:39 AM »
Hi all

Found a bit more workbench time,  I have installed all the bulkheads and floors together with the new rear floor and shelf but I'm not closing the fuselage shell just yet as I am waiting for my order for assorted 1/72 boxes to arrive so that I can detail the insides

So onto the chassis and bike trailer while I am waiting.

The rescue squad will consist of the converted whirlwind as a mobile control centre with two or three motor bikes and a couple of push bikes. These will be towed to the search area and the act as scouts.

For the trailer I am butchering a Queen Mary trailer, shortening it to fit two motor bikes and two push bikes  any other bikes will have to travel under their own power  ::)

Here's the initial butchering

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The chassis for the Whirlwind is from an AEC Matador (I think) with axles and wheels from the RAF recovery set.

Here's a quick proof of concept.............

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It seems to work quite well, the trailer will need a little levelling but as you can see by the figure in the foreground the Whirlwind is sitting a  bit higher than I envisaged  :-\

Gonna need to devise a hoist of some sort and some ramps and ladders (the usual sort of problems from a half arsed poorly planned project  !  ;) ;D)

Thanks for looking..............

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Re: Rescue squad
« Reply #28 on: September 02, 2021, 11:21:04 AM »
That's looking really good! I love the tires. The driver definitely has good visibility!

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Re: Rescue squad
« Reply #29 on: September 02, 2021, 11:28:29 AM »
'Mog, have you thought about shortening the truck frame, cutting out a suitably sized rectangle in the bottom of the helo & dropping it down onto the frame (so the frame supports the cargo deck)? ???

You may need to have the front wheels back a bit, so the front hatches can open properly, but I think it would work & look pretty good. ;)
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Re: Rescue squad
« Reply #30 on: September 02, 2021, 03:30:33 PM »
Helicopter becomes vehicle is fabulous concept. 8)   Great t see it take form.

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Re: Rescue squad
« Reply #31 on: September 02, 2021, 04:17:00 PM »
 Thanks for the comments guys

OW - your right i need to shorten the chassis  a couple of scale feet and i will probably let the chassis into the fuselage up to the axels. The fuel tanks are under the deck so i want to leave a bit of space there.

This does work in my favour, there is a large hole at the bottom of the fuselage which i can widen and then "plate over" when the chassis is installed it saves me some PSR .

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Re: Rescue squad
« Reply #32 on: September 02, 2021, 05:02:52 PM »
 :smiley:
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Re: Rescue squad
« Reply #33 on: September 03, 2021, 02:48:45 AM »
Looking good
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Re: Rescue squad
« Reply #34 on: September 03, 2021, 06:13:06 AM »
Really like where this going.

Great work :smiley:

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Re: Rescue squad
« Reply #35 on: September 03, 2021, 11:39:55 AM »
Me too. This is excellent!

Good idea for shortening the chassis and 'channeling' it. It'll look even more business-like  :smiley:
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Re: Rescue squad
« Reply #36 on: September 07, 2021, 08:49:36 AM »
Hi all

Thanks for the comments.

Nearly at the point when I can close the fuselage, been doing the  internal detailing and discovered that some of it will be invisible when the fuselage is complete ( but I know it's there  ::))

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I think Old Wombat must be psychic, shortened the chassis successfully then cut the bottom of the fuselage to accommodate it and by the time I'd finished the chassis was on the underneath of the deck !  Gonna need to redo the fuel tanks  :-\

Here's the cut out.........

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And a nice snug fit.....

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Looks good and doesn't tower over the figures quite so much....

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Still haven't found the errant back door so next job to build some new ones.

Thanks for looking

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Re: Rescue squad
« Reply #37 on: September 07, 2021, 03:30:29 PM »
I think Old Wombat must be psychic, shortened the chassis successfully then cut the bottom of the fuselage to accommodate it and by the time I'd finished the chassis was on the underneath of the deck ! 

Just made sense; put the load-bearing deck on the load-bearing chassis. ;)
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Re: Rescue squad
« Reply #38 on: September 08, 2021, 07:07:31 AM »
That little tweak gave it a whole better look, more "engineered"
Like the interior work as well

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Re: Rescue squad
« Reply #39 on: September 08, 2021, 10:04:11 AM »
It does indeed ... and the interior look great  :smiley:

... Still haven't found the errant back door so next job to build some new ones...

I'm wondering if you really need a back door. Maybe just leave it open?
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Re: Rescue squad
« Reply #40 on: September 08, 2021, 11:16:32 AM »
I agree - just put some netting in place of the door, so all the cool interior bits can be seen.

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Re: Rescue squad
« Reply #41 on: September 11, 2021, 11:50:55 PM »
Hi all

Thanks for the comments and suggestions, I'm going to go with metal doors but fear not they will be displayed open on the diorama, in fact all the doors will be open. So most of the detail will be seen. Work is in progress on those as we speak also the top storage area and rear platform. More photos later.

I have progressed on the chassis.....

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The fuel tanks has been added and a rudimentary drive shaft, just some steering rods and the exhaust to do and it's ready for painting.

More when it happens......

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Re: Rescue squad
« Reply #42 on: September 14, 2021, 06:40:11 AM »
 Pretty nifty - I wouldn't try taking the corners too fast, but at least you'll see the zombies coming a ways off!

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Re: Rescue squad
« Reply #43 on: September 14, 2021, 07:56:37 AM »
Quite right, definately not built for speed  ;)   but a good load carrier

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Re: Rescue squad
« Reply #44 on: September 14, 2021, 08:14:34 AM »
Interior fit out is tops.  :smiley:

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Re: Rescue squad
« Reply #45 on: September 17, 2021, 07:39:54 PM »
Thanks guys

This update is a bit delayed as my Tablet PC decided to commit suicide so I'm having to do this on my phone.

The back doors are complete.

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And also the top storage area, the rear deck just needs some handrails.

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I've also started work on the mesh protection around the cockpit and the trailer and motorbikes.

More pictures of them soon.........

The deadline is approaching and so much to do, each element is a small build in itself !

Thanks for looking

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Re: Rescue squad
« Reply #46 on: September 17, 2021, 11:00:36 PM »
Yup, that looks good! 8)
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Re: Rescue squad
« Reply #47 on: September 18, 2021, 03:07:00 AM »
Nice! And love the add-on racks  :smiley:
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Re: Rescue squad
« Reply #48 on: September 18, 2021, 06:45:53 AM »
Like it a lot.

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Re: Rescue squad
« Reply #49 on: September 20, 2021, 06:06:45 AM »
Thanks again  guys

Not quite 300 UK sqids later I'm doing my posts on the tablet PC again.

Manage to get some serious work bench time in so progress has improved. I'm hoping to finish before the deadline but I may need some extra time to finish off.

As the premis for this build is marrying the shell of an abandoned helicopter to a discarded lorry chassis it follows that the finish will be far from pristine. I have done very little weathering on my newer builds so the finish of this one will be an interesting learning curve.

There's lots of weathering advice on the net but most is for airbrushes  I've settled on a technique of painting a base coat of dull aluminium then dotting this with Maskol, I will then paint over this and rub it off when dry

Here's the helicopter prior to painting........

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Complete with Maskol dabbing

I've started work on the motor bikes and bicycles starting with attaching panniers and packs. Each bike will also have a rifle on the front forks.

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So current progress is..........

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The helicopter has its first coats of paint, the top carrier and rear deck are complete and are going through the weathering process. The trailer is virtually complete it just needs a wheel at the front for ground handling.

To start, a small overhead crane to aid loading/unloading the top carrier, mesh frame around the cockpit

To source, side ladders, headlights,  searchlight.

More when it happens..

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Re: Rescue squad
« Reply #50 on: September 20, 2021, 07:47:46 AM »
Looking good Mog!  :smiley: :smiley:
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Re: Rescue squad
« Reply #51 on: September 21, 2021, 01:00:32 AM »
At first glance I thought you were adding wings... ;D
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Re: Rescue squad
« Reply #52 on: September 21, 2021, 09:03:14 AM »
 ;D ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Rescue squad
« Reply #53 on: September 23, 2021, 01:06:22 AM »
Hi all,

Big step forward, the whirlwind decor is complete and I have to say the weathering has turned out pretty good. After rubbing down to get rid of the maskol I have treated it with a black wash to tone everything down.

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Just the crane and some final tweaks to do, then add the cargo.

The bikes are also complete, just the rifles to add...

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The bases will be removed when they are installed on the trailer.

They won't be staying there as they will be re-posed (is that a word?) On the diorama. I will open a second thread to continue this tale after the Group Build has finished

No pics but the trailer has its towing eye and front ground handling wheel.  I seem to have misplaced the rear door but I have a plan B if it doesn't turn up


Thanks for looking

Mog
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« Last Edit: September 24, 2021, 09:42:15 AM by Robomog »
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Re: Rescue squad
« Reply #54 on: September 23, 2021, 02:55:48 AM »
The weathering looks like it came out great! Are you going to weather the tires as well?

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Re: Rescue squad
« Reply #55 on: September 23, 2021, 08:43:10 AM »
Im not sure what form the diorama terrain will take so i may just give them a gray wash on the tread area for the moment so they dont look quite so pristine  ;)

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Re: Rescue squad
« Reply #56 on: September 23, 2021, 10:26:09 AM »
This looking great  :smiley:

Are there going to be fenders? I was guessing not ... in which case, there'd be some epic roostertails of road grime and mud from those front tires. (I'm thinking that the bulk of the spattering would land on the fuselage sides just aft of the doors.)
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Re: Rescue squad
« Reply #57 on: September 23, 2021, 05:44:03 PM »
Thx

Yep there will be no mudguards and  there will be be some sort mud or splatter it will depend on the terrain when I do the diorama   :))

I'm going to leave it as is for now ;)


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Re: Rescue squad
« Reply #58 on: September 23, 2021, 08:59:28 PM »
Thx

Yep there will be no mudguards and  there will be be some sort mud or splatter it will depend on the terrain when I do the diorama   :))

I'm going to leave it as is for now ;)


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Being a dirt bike rider I got to know that mud flies into the most unexpected places, with the front wheels turned like you have it, don't forget to have globs of mud all in the cabin and all over everything that's in the cabin   ;) ;) ;) know what I mean!

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Re: Rescue squad
« Reply #59 on: September 24, 2021, 03:02:28 AM »
Know where you coming from  ;D  it's not a fast vehicle so don't envisage massive spray but it's definitely something I'll watch for in the diorama  ;)

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Re: Rescue squad
« Reply #60 on: September 24, 2021, 06:28:44 AM »
This really looking like the business

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Re: Rescue squad
« Reply #61 on: September 27, 2021, 06:51:10 PM »
Hi all

Not quite finished.  The final model will have all its doors open and be loaded out. But first I would like to show it with all the doors closed in rest mode if you will.

I've tacked all the doors in with PVA temporarily for the photographs.

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That missing back door never turned up...........
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And now the trailer .........

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Currently putting together all the cargo,

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Which is in addition to the first paint run of cargo..........
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Not all of this will be loaded onto the whirlwind, much of it will be scattered around the diorama.


Finished model soon......

Thanks for looking

Mog
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Re: Rescue squad
« Reply #62 on: September 27, 2021, 07:59:03 PM »
That just looks so right! 8)
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Re: Rescue squad
« Reply #63 on: September 27, 2021, 09:05:48 PM »
Outstanding!!!

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Re: Rescue squad
« Reply #64 on: September 27, 2021, 09:35:09 PM »
Very impressive work  :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:

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Re: Rescue squad
« Reply #65 on: September 27, 2021, 11:42:08 PM »
That looks great! The weathering is very effective. The gear looks good, too.

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Re: Rescue squad
« Reply #66 on: September 28, 2021, 04:05:15 AM »
That looks dead impressive! Nice work, Mog  :smiley:

That looks great! The weathering is very effective. The gear looks good, too.

It does/is  8)  But what are those lowermost bits of gear in the last photo?
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Re: Rescue squad
« Reply #67 on: September 28, 2021, 04:52:56 AM »
Thanks for the kind comments guys, much appreciated

Apophenia:- the lower most bits in the last photo are canvas wraps,  they are installed over the door/window on each side of the whirlwind. They become awnings when camp is set up

Hope this helps

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Re: Rescue squad
« Reply #68 on: September 28, 2021, 05:14:48 AM »
Apologies guys forgot to publish top and bottom shots.

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Final pics soon....

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Re: Rescue squad
« Reply #69 on: September 28, 2021, 11:11:19 AM »
Creative repurposing concept.  Never would thought of metal bar mesh, is so fitting.  Weathering looks right.  :smiley:

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Re: Rescue squad
« Reply #70 on: October 01, 2021, 03:06:37 AM »
Thanks Finsrin.

And now we have the finished article....

First the whirlwind .......

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And now a fully loaded trailer........

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Please note the lack of tieing down straps, I couldn't find a way of producing anything that looked remotely convincing. Something to sort out later. ::)

And both together.....

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And that's me done ....   for now.

I have some RW things pressing but I will start Rescue Squad part 2 - The Diorama soon .

As always all comments and criticisms gratefully accepted.

Thanks for looking...........

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Re: Rescue squad
« Reply #71 on: October 01, 2021, 03:55:58 AM »
Me Likey, Lots . . .   :smiley:   :smiley:
Just a teeny wee thing . . . I would swap the bikes around to have one of each on each row, that way if you need a motorbike quick, you don't have to move the pushbikes first . . .


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Re: Rescue squad
« Reply #72 on: October 01, 2021, 06:01:45 AM »
Just a teeny wee thing . . . I would swap the bikes around to have one of each on each row, that way if you need a motorbike quick, you don't have to move the pushbikes first . . .
"Shift the Camira to move the Torana, to get to the  the Commodore " Type of thing ;D (non aussies may not get the reference, from a very funny, very Australian Film called The Castle)

Mog, fantastic work, that came out so well and really looks the part

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Re: Rescue squad
« Reply #73 on: October 01, 2021, 10:33:31 AM »
That still looks so right! Great work, 'Mog! 8)

It looks like something you might have seen in one of the first Mad Max movies (ie: 1 or 2). ;)


Tamiya tape makes good webbing tie-down straps, just have to get (or cut to) the right width. :smiley:
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Re: Rescue squad
« Reply #74 on: October 01, 2021, 09:13:30 PM »
JMN mode on:   

Tie downs, the bikes need tie downs -----  :o  (if you've ever had a bike jump out of a trailer ---- don't ask me how I know)

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Re: Rescue squad
« Reply #75 on: October 01, 2021, 10:35:59 PM »
Another fine example of why following the instructions will not get you anywhere fun.  :smiley:
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Re: Rescue squad
« Reply #76 on: October 02, 2021, 03:09:32 AM »
That came out great! The weathering looks fantastic and so does the gear.

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Re: Rescue squad
« Reply #77 on: October 02, 2021, 08:23:14 PM »
Thanks guys all suggestions duly noted  ;) ;D

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Re: Rescue squad
« Reply #78 on: October 03, 2021, 10:45:05 AM »
Excellent work Mog!! That looks fantastic ... but in a totally believable way  ;)

"Shift the Camira to move the Torana, to get to the  the Commodore " Type of thing ;D (non aussies may not get the reference, from a very funny, very Australian Film called The Castle)...

 ;D ;D  Some non-Aussies get the reference straight away! Our (quite rare here) DVD of The Castle is a priced possession. If we didn't watch that DVD again and again, it'd be going straight into the display cabinet in the pool room  ;)
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Re: Rescue squad
« Reply #79 on: October 09, 2021, 04:42:36 AM »
Thanks apophenia

I must admit I didn't get the reference but I can make an educated guess   ;)

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Re: Rescue squad
« Reply #80 on: October 10, 2021, 05:29:45 AM »
Catch The Castle if you can, Mog! Not only is it a hilarious film, it is also a dead-clever bit of socio-political parody  :smiley:

Thanks apophenia

I must admit I didn't get the reference but I can make an educated guess   ;)

Mog
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