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PostPosted: Thu 12 Dec 2013 20:55 pm 
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Here is my scratch-built model of a field conversion which was based upon a Diamond T968 chassis with a CMP 15cwt body and a jib with a chain hoist. It is said that a number of them were converted in Italy. This one is in use with the 1st Armoured Division.
The chassis is a Matchbox T981 suitably shortened with a resin cab, interior and winch bumper and the body and jib are scratch-built. Wheels are from an Opel Blitz and suitably altered.
Many thanks go to Les Freathy, Dave Rhodes and Mike Starmer for their kind assistance with parts, photos and advice.

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PostPosted: Thu 12 Dec 2013 23:33 pm 
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Outstanding Neil, well done, up to the standard we've come to expect. The long cab and truncated body reminds me of a Swedish Epa-traktor.
There is a picture of a Matador with a similar body but different jib in Les Freathy's book that you should take a look at.

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PostPosted: Fri 13 Dec 2013 00:56 am 
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Thanks, Mike.....and yes it is a 'different' looking piece of work. I didn't remember the Matador in Les's book but had another look and yes, it is similar except it has a Hyster Crane on it. It does have the CMP 15 cwt body however as the Diamond T.

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PostPosted: Fri 13 Dec 2013 12:06 pm 
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Beautiful piece of work

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PostPosted: Sun 15 Dec 2013 13:49 pm 
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Very interesting build Neil and beautifully done. Did you have many photos to work from?

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PostPosted: Sun 15 Dec 2013 15:12 pm 
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Many thanks, Ben. I only had two actual views to work from....one left side view and one left rear quarter view. A 1/35 modeller had done his version and it showed all sides but he used a wooden 15cwt body instead of the steel type which the prototype had. He also had a more elaborate spare wheel carrier than the prototype. There are no visible markings on the prototype photos but the 1/35 model had the 1st Armd. Div. so I also used a little 'artistic license' and marked it the same way.

Glad you liked it.

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More exquisite work that leaves one feeling inadequate. :clapping:
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PostPosted: Mon 16 Dec 2013 17:01 pm 
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Thanks, Alex....your comments are really appreciated but my intent is not to make you feel inadequate but to inspire you. :)

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PostPosted: Wed 18 Dec 2013 19:47 pm 
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Stunning!

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PostPosted: Thu 19 Dec 2013 02:26 am 
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Thanks, Neil!

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PostPosted: Fri 04 Sep 2015 19:08 pm 
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Fantastic, Neil! May I ask how you do the grass? It's very realistic. :notworthy:

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PostPosted: Fri 04 Sep 2015 20:16 pm 
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Thanks again Alan....another older posting. As far as the grass, on smaller single bases I often use a product from Model Scene which are ready made sheets in different textures. They are not cheap but are handy to cut a piece to size and simply glue it to the base with white glue and a bit of water. Here is a link:

http://www.model-scene.com/x_foliage_p1.html

I also use hanging basket liners from the UK a friend sends me to which I usually add some "grass" flocking material. If you can get that stuff, I can tell you how I do it.

I see you are in west Cumbria....I have two cousins in Wigton, near Carlisle and love that area, especially the Lake District.

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PostPosted: Sat 05 Sep 2015 09:20 am 
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Brilliant work, it really is inspiring, very well done.

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PostPosted: Sun 06 Sep 2015 12:52 pm 
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Many thanks Rich.....glad you find it inspiring.

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Beautiful job as usual.


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