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 Posted: Tue Feb 7th, 2017 12:54 am
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Yea, it seems to be a trend with the Wild West Exodus models. Mind you, Daisy-May's not lacking!;)



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 Posted: Tue Feb 14th, 2017 01:27 pm
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Looks like an ol' RCA velocity microphone !


N I C E !


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Buzz Barnstormer is pretty cool Doug ! :shocked:



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 Posted: Tue Feb 14th, 2017 04:39 pm
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It's rumoured that it's a Presto Recording Corporation crystal mic that Ronnie "liberated" from Music City studios on a visit there and which he reckons is particularly receptive to his gruff tones.


1 by slateworks, on Flickr

He, of course, extended the stand tube to cope with his 6' 2" frame!



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 Posted: Sun Mar 19th, 2017 01:09 pm
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On Si's Mysterious Moose Mountain thread http://www.freerails.com/view_topic.php?id=7318&forum_id=17&page=34 he's describing his use of a GAZ truck kit in 1/35 scale and it brings out how useful kits of this vehicle are. I can't climb to the lofty heights of 1/35 nor Giles's skill with R/C but in a more modest 1/48 scale, these GAZ trucks come in various guises through Unimodels (UM) kits and are great for modelling the 1930s/40s era.

I wanted a wrecker for Updah's gas station and started with the GAZ wartime anti-aircraft gun carrier as it had a double rear axle.


unimodel-unim511-soviet-truck-gaz-aaa-with-anti-aircraft-plant-maksim by slateworks, on Flickr

For the scale there is a surprising amount of fine detail and it's a fun bash to undertake. I dispensed with the war time armament and pretty well everything else above the rear chassis frames which is fine as the transmission and suspension detail builds up very nicely as does the cab and front chassis.


c (2) by slateworks, on Flickr

I then scratch built a crane and winch from styrene, wire, brass rod and old watch parts to fit the chassis frames along with a petrol tank and tool box.


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c (3) by slateworks, on Flickr

The engine is a nicely detailed moulding so to keep it visible, I removed the hood sides from the front unit.


DSCN0112 by slateworks, on Flickr

The seat was covered in Kleenex tissue to get a torn and worn effect and the whole model weathered and rusted with a bit of scalpel action and weathering powder applied as a paint mix and then as a dry addition.


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DSCN0110 by slateworks, on Flickr

And she now stands beside the gas station with driver Lou waiting for the call to arms!


d by slateworks, on Flickr


d (5) by slateworks, on Flickr



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 Posted: Sun Mar 19th, 2017 02:20 pm
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Really cool! She sure is a fine old wrecker, great job on the hoist and weathering. Nice to see 1:48 coming back as a military scale, it was pretty much forgotten years past in favor of 1:35. Now, wait till you can get a 1:48 "field tool kit"...

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Just when I figured I did not need yet another project, you spring the wrecker conversion on me. . A great piece of work, I need to finish a couple of Allis Chalmers TD-20 crawlers first though.



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 Posted: Sun Mar 19th, 2017 04:31 pm
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Thanks for the support chaps.

Woodie, I suppose you're referring to a 1/48 version of the 1/35 kit http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Italeri-1-35-WWII-Field-Tool-Shop-Plastic-model-kit-Diorama-Accessory-419-/322450383134?hash=item4b138a611e:g:DkcAAOSwWxNYxbtj.

As yet unavailable it would seem but the Tamiya 1/48 field maintenance set is http://www.scalemodelshop.co.uk/tamiya-1-48-wwii-german-tank-crew-field-maintenance-set-32547.htm
and the imigrant German workshop crew are using much of it in the dismantling of Updah's Limpin' Lulu.


t (1) by slateworks, on Flickr

Ken, I'm delighted if I'm responsible for giving you yet another project to undertake! Consider it a gift from the heart - and do please show the build and results of your crawler projects on the Tractors and crawlers thread http://www.freerails.com/view_topic.php?id=7563&forum_id=6&highlight=crawlers



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Looks like a rugged ride.  Love it! 



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 Posted: Mon Mar 20th, 2017 12:49 am
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Thanks Steven and rugged is the order of the day in Updah!



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Courtesy of the Wild West Exodus agency, Updah now has employed a town marshal to keep things safe for the law abiding citizens and visitors during the Country Music Festival and to keep a beady eye out for the nefarious doings of the less trustworthy.

He started life, like others from this source, as a somewhat Sci-Fi imaged character needing plenty of scalpel surgery to remove the worst of the war-game excess apparel.


g (1) by slateworks, on Flickr


g (2) by slateworks, on Flickr

However, after a trip to Updah's tailor, he has emerged in more suitable form


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h (2) by slateworks, on Flickr


h (3) by slateworks, on Flickr


h (4) by slateworks, on Flickr

and now as marshal Warren Peace walks the Main Street meeting and greeting the law abiding whilst keeping a sharp eye out for the less so such as Alf Resco, Ida Claire and Willy the Enforcer.


h (7) by slateworks, on Flickr


h (8) by slateworks, on Flickr



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