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Nice Job Ron, really like the finish you have created there.


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My take on the 4 Tonner.  This one has had a hard life!!  Scratch mirrors, headlamps and indicators added to enhance detail.  Those Ex JB kits go together beautifully!


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For such a simple model, there are some interesting builds appearing! I can get good hi-res pics of a real one, if anyone requires any particular areas in detail!

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Amazing Badger wrote:
For such a simple model, there are some interesting builds appearing! I can get good hi-res pics of a real one, if anyone requires any particular areas in detail!


Yes that would be great Badger.Too late for me however but I'm sure of use for those about to plunge into the abyss.In the kit there is a lip surrounding the top of the tarp sides which I removed from my effort because I have yet to see it on a tarped vehicle down here.Its a big vehicle even in this scale and the tarp shows up as amazingly rectangular.Knowing where the bows were would not be beyond some here to come up with a more realistic look for the tarp.Your sporting attitude to help others out is commendable.Thank you for your kind post.


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Hello Ron and Badger.  The top tarp does overlap the others but as you say it is too thick.  Which is a shame as the detail on the tarp is great.  Unfortunately the major error is the cab.  It narrows at the top unlike the real thing that is much more square.  To make it more accurate would mean scratch building the cab.  I added headlamps, indicators and a mess in front of the headlamps - which are more obvious in this picture of the truck next to a Refueller.
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Nice looking pair ... :thumb:

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I've taken some images of the truck for reference. Hope they are of interest!
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Thanks for the pics AB.Do you know if the top tarp is an extra thickness to go over a conventional tarp ? I've not seen it down here.We dont quite get the extreme weather you get there and in Europe. Your pics also show a plate fitted to the cab which would allow you to stand on the cab roof which TT has depicted.My time saw studebakers being phased out by International Mk 3's.TT's vehicles are suitably grubby for a long exercise and are well done.


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Thanks Ron,
I apply a wash of thinned down Burnt Umber oil paint and then drybrush a lightened version of the base colour.  A spray of an earth colour below the mudguards finishes the job.  Looks OK for vehicles out in the field but no doubt the RSM would not approve of vehicles in this state in his depot!!
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Ron wrote:
Thanks for the pics AB.Do you know if the top tarp is an extra thickness to go over a conventional tarp ? I've not seen it down here.We dont quite get the extreme weather you get there and in Europe. Your pics also show a plate fitted to the cab which would allow you to stand on the cab roof which TT has depicted.My time saw studebakers being phased out by International Mk 3's.TT's vehicles are suitably grubby for a long exercise and are well done.


The top tarp is just a normal tarp, as far as I am aware! However, the "normal" tarps are quite thick and hard wearing; they need to be.

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Tarp or no tarp,its still a very good looking pair of models.Great weathering and detailing 8-)

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I wonder if you can modify it to make a flatbed variant?

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I wonder if you can modify it to make a flatbed variant?


Now would't that open the floodgates for the more creative and dexterous that habitat this forum.


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Flatbeds, containers, Midge Drone carrier and launcher and Laird Class 30 Trackway.  Take your pick chaps!  :lol:


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Hello all,

There is a make cmsc now being sold by kingfisher minitures  that do conversions for JB/airfix models and the flat bed is one of them.I am trying to order a set but have come stuck half way.ordered them got confirmation and heard nothing for two weeks :cry:

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Hello all,

This is a re-work of the model posted in this thread.I have weathered it and re based it and also taken the picture in better lighting to show the difference it cam make.
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Its always worth revisiting older models to see what you can do :D
Cheers Rich.

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Nice one


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Good work Rich.  Good base too really brings it to life.   :clap:

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here mine is in RAF bomb disposal paint job
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