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PostPosted: Sat 18 Dec 2010 12:48 pm 
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Fellow member Ted Angus and i thought a thread based on RAF vehicles would be useful and helpful to both vehicle and aircraft modellers. We both have a lot of material on the subject to share and we both hope others will contribute, our scale is 1/76-72 but if anyone builds in other scales please dont be afraid to show us all your creations. after advice from the boss it was decided to place this thread in the military vehicle section. So to start its got to be something airfix and here is a conversion on the AEC 0854 refueller to the early version with flat roof and side mounted spare wheel. I replaced the kit wheels with those from the Scammell tank transporter.
The Austin K2 domestic fire tender is one from the old CMSC range in resin and metal, the wheels from this kit are the best i have seen for this type of vehicle and look excellent when used on the Airfix ambulance. I know that the modern range of CMSC is now in new ownership but i am not sure where the WW2 items ended up when i find out i will let you know
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What a great idea.  These are all 1/76 Scale, some may have been posted before so forgive me. Starting off with the Airfix Tactical Refueller:
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And a selection, BW Models Landrover, Airfix Bedford and Capricorn Miniatures Thornycroft Nubian Major Mark 9.
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Capricorn Miniatures Mark 6 with an Airfix Hunter.
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Two more Carprcorn Miniture Kits, both Mark 9s from the 1990s:
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Stunning builds, even in a non-diorama setting they look fantastic accompanying an aircraft

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PostPosted: Sat 18 Dec 2010 21:16 pm 
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Super stuff ranger thats what we were hoping for other members to contribute, i have yet to make the TAC refueller but it looks good so something to look forward to
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What a great start to the thread !!  looks like I better get the camera purring next week.  

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Hi Les,
All CMSC WWII is now with Friendship Models in Scotland. Hope this helps.

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Thanks Alastair and sorry i should have put your Kingfisher models in the text, i remember now Horst did say Ian had taken on the WW2 items so modellers still plenty of choice for WW2 and modern from these two stables
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Long time friend and fellow modeller Richard Allibone is as passionate about allied soft skin vehicles as i am and over the years has built some stunning models many scratch built, converted and detailed kits, with his permission i am able to show you some of the items he has built over the years on the RAF vehicle theme such as this Crossley IGL ballon winch converted from the Convoy models breadown truck
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airmovs:281917 wrote:
Hi Les,
All CMSC WWII is now with Friendship Models in Scotland. Hope this helps.

Alastair ( Kingfisher Miniatures )


Morning Alastair    greetings from snowed- in Balmullo    this is our fourth TACEVAL in a month but Leuchars has remained open thru thick and thin.

Ian H   has some of the old CMSC items on e bay at the moment on his e shop.   Bedford MWs & Austin K2s.  If this snow ever goes I have the Scottish nationals in my diary  hope to see you there.
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PostPosted: Sun 19 Dec 2010 16:22 pm 
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How well i remember Les and Richard and their 'Transport models' ( I still have the booklet(s) they produced long time ago).

I have been building a dio that will be populated with RAF vehicles so i certainly welcome this thread.

A photo seen by some already and is another converted AEC tanker but of the later war years  . .

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Blimey- I had to do a double take on that pic, wasnt sure if it was a model or the real thing!!! Fantastic modelling there!

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Here are a couple of shots of a recent build.  The Fordson Sussex is from Matador Models with the wheelbase reduced to correct dimension.  The balloon winch is from an old TRUX model, but has been heavily corrected with Milliput and plasticard.
The Cylinder trailer is a recent BW issue but I choose to add a bit of detail including cylinder clamps and restraints, number plate etc.
Just before the outbreak of war Hydrogen cylinders for balloons were not painted in the standard BS colour of signal red, but in a silver grey.  later in the war they were SCC 2 brownish cam colour. I got the colour info from a set of RAF Cardington training notes published on a website.  My model is set as August 1939.   More to follow if I can get my camera batteries charged.
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From the V Bomber era up to the late 1970s, the official description is;  Tractor, Wheeled, Aircraft, Heavy, Sentinel 4x4.  This is another 1/76 Capricorn Miniature Kit, I believe BW Models also produce this.

I should have cleaned the model first, the dust shows up really well  :oops: !
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PostPosted: Wed 29 Dec 2010 18:38 pm 
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Now that we have a thread dedicated to the often overlooked RAF vehicles I have a question for those in the know.
When exactly did the RAF first start using:
(i) The Bedford QL fuel bowser ?
(ii) the Bedford QL and QLT ?
I know the QL appeared in 1941 but I assume that the army had first dibs on these and the RAF had to wait. Would this be a fair assumption ?

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Bws metal model of the Salmandr Mk6 scale 1/76
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I think that last one should read Salamander its the Christmas booze you know, here is a conversion based on the Airfix Austin K6 to the flat bed bomb truck but mine is loaded with stores and MG ammo the wheels have also been replaced.I must get it out of the cabinet and replace that missing brush bar
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Very nice Les, and a driver as well !!

I always think the top hatch should have a cover . . . :shrug:

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Yep your right there old mate i will put a cover over the observation hatch when i replace the bar
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A couple of the old CMSC Austins now i believe with Ian Hanrattys Wee Models the workshop and fire tender and yes that oversize RAF did disappear
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Always nice to see other models . . .
I also believe the MMS has the RAF workshop in white metal although i have yet to make a purchase,
i did manage to scratch this . . .

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I will very soon embark on a 're-build' programme of numerous RAF types to be placed on my RAF Grimsby diorama
so although the above maybe considered in the wrong colour of things, this will be rectified with the new builds.

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les freathy:289878 wrote:
A couple of the old CMSC Austins now i believe with Ian Hanrattys Wee Models the workshop and fire tender and yes that oversize RAF did disappear
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Ian Hanratty's instrument truck (ex CMSC range) currently on e bay  item number : 260717186547        its a nice little kit metal springs axles and wheels  he is also doing a K2 GS truck  again a nice kit;  hope I have posted this in the correct place ?????
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This vehicle was used by the RAF and i believe is a Chevrolet panel van used as an ambulance but i would like to know if anybody can actually identify the model,  know of a 'complete' photo or even  if there is a kit available for such.

Seen plenty of Dodge ambulances on the market but not any Chevvies !

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Anybody got the Military Vehicle  Reference book by Van Der Bart (?), they maybe, i think,  a reference in there to the Chevvie panel van ???
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