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PostPosted: Tue 04 Jul 2017 13:03 pm 
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Thanks . . .

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Good to see we have at least two specialists on board with Ian and Ted. I always like these debates about details!

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I've no idea what the deck should look like - but it's nice scratch-building regardless. :clapping:

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PostPosted: Wed 05 Jul 2017 17:29 pm 
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The deck should be flat steel with 'ribs' running across the body, this was to enable bombs to be strapped down as necessary and at a guess around 10/12 inches apart.

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PostPosted: Wed 05 Jul 2017 20:22 pm 
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Right then, first of all many thanks to everyone for the help, especially ted angus who did indeed send me some "cracking" photos and information about a K6 flat. I have had a chance to make some adjustments. Rather than re-build the flatbed, I cut the sides off, and turned the base over so the "planks" are easier to hide. I also cut about 2mm (1 plank width) off the flat part's length and width and that allowed the sides to sit around the base, rather than on top of it, reducing the height. Before putting it together I stretched some sprue, and attached the "ribs" at 5mm intervals - interval size chosen mostly for convenience on a 60mm length and look about right. I will add some hinges from paper, tape or sprue.

Prompted by Lincolnlanc and the photos I made some adjustments to the right hand side of the chassis, cutting off the "stowage"? I rescued the protruding part of the running board, and then fitted a length of the plank I had just cut off the flatbed to make it three boards wide.
Part of the stowage box was then given some missing sides and will be sanded to shape to make an additional fuel tank.
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The picture shows the "end flap" though it is still not attached!

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Thats progress . . . :clapping:

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Lads happy to help ; if Ian, Luke or Robin would like to post any of the items I sent feel free, The shot of the one in Tengah was from a vets site which has no restriction on re using images and the pic from the 1946 Victory parade are ok to use as long as not for commercial purposes. By the way the colour scheme and RAF marking combination applied to RAF vehicles was especially for that event. TED


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ted angus wrote:
Lads happy to help ; if Ian, Luke or Robin would like to post any of the items I sent feel free
I've posted those pictures in the Reference Thread Here

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Thank you for stopping by and sorry for the long pause between updates. I have done most of the amendments to the kit I can see now. The flatbed supporting spars were cut from card (thanks robunos) and I simulated hinges from thin strips of Tamiya tape. In the reference materials there is what I think is a viewing port in the back of the cab, so I cut that out and put a thin bit of card in. I also added a towing hook (not shown) and the 4 bits of white card will become mudguards, to be added once the wheels are in place. There is also a sort of baskety thing on the right rear of the K6. I'm not certain what it is but some ladder in the spares box help to represent it. There are some braces or something between the back of the flatbed and the chassis but I wanted to keep them separate for painting. Everything has now been covered in hu29 as a base coat.
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PostPosted: Mon 17 Jul 2017 09:08 am 
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Nice detailing, Luke. And a good start to the paint job.

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There is also a sort of baskety thing on the right rear

It appears to me a rack for transporting several flimsy's of fuel.

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Rack known as a 'POW' Carrier
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PostPosted: Wed 19 Jul 2017 20:40 pm 
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Thank you gents :thumb: A little more progress. Wheels added, cabs weathered, drivers mutiliated to fit and stuck in, roofs glued on, glossing done. I made some little supports for the 4000 pounder. When testing this I found that my "flat" was not at all flat. I corrected the lateral angle by adjusting the support braces I had made. It still sat high at the rear though, which I think may have been due to the chassis (or at least the way I made it :lol:) as I had to make the braces gradually lower from front to back.
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Almost ready for decals. I have collected some serials from spares. I didn't have any small roundels, so I found this red spot and painted blue, white and red circles on it. This was a bit neater than trying to do it completely freehand onto the model and I hope I'll get away with it.
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Looking good Luke 8-)

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Thats a fine effort on the bomb carrier and I see you have sneaked the ambulance in :naughty:
I suggest that a small square piece of rod would suffice as a wooden chock(s) to secure the bomb rather than have it 'mounted'

I cant say you cant build the other because its listed as the 'RAF Emergency set' :shrug: perhaps with American Stars ??
Hope you get to display them together . . .

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Ambulance? What... er no.. nooo... you must be imagining it.... :angel: When finished it will be put in a box under the bed. I'll put it in the portfolio but not the gb gallery :wink:

You most certainly can make suggestions thank you. Do you mean more like this quick mock up? Along the whole flat bed or is matchstick length right? :scratch: I've copied the decals from your version, aside from the "/" is this about right?
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I've noticed while building mine, that it seems to sit high at the rear. I think it's just the way the kit parts are made . . . :Whistling:

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You just need a short piece to simulate a 'chock' similar to a door stop wedge . .. .

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Wow, this is really looking very good, Luke! Nice finish and a good looking block buster. And indeed, you better take care your cookie won't roll of the vehicle at the first corner. :wink:

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Thank you! Third time lucky? I have left the length so they sit inbetween ribs. It's actually very stable on the model. Just weathering and mirrors to go...
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