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Quick question folks. I'm planning to put this on a base as moving it otherwise when it's done will be too awkward. Does this look ok size wise? Is the base too long? It's not something I usually do s

Yummy, always wanted to see one these built up, perhaps something like this in the desert.......picture for research and fair use.....

I've been working on the Grant a bit.  It wasn't until after I'd started assembling the tracks that I found out the W210 track has rubber pads. I thought it was similar to the all metal dry pin t

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I've been working on the Grant a bit. 

It wasn't until after I'd started assembling the tracks that I found out the W210 track has rubber pads. I thought it was similar to the all metal dry pin track that the Canadian version used. Had I known that I would have painted them prior to assembly. 

With the tracks assembled I decided to airbrush the whole track in rubber black and then mask the rubber pads and paint the end links in steel.

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At this point, I was getting ready to mask the pads off when I realized I could just dry brush the end links. I figured with a subsequent wash and weathering, it wouldn't be noticed that the end links were perfectly painted. 

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It worked out nicely and took less time that the masking would have. 

The finished tracks were given a wash with Gunze Sunday wash(that's what it says on the bottle). 

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Next was to install them. Here's the first side done 

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A close up of the track. 

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At the same time, I painted the seat cushions for the Scammell.

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On 9/26/2020 at 1:49 AM, GazzaS said:

Those tracks came out very well!  Can't believe you were gonna mask them.

Thanks Gaz! I can't freehand paint that well. Or more precisely, as beat as I'd like. So I've learned to mask things. Like ejection seat handles and instrument panels. It takes forever but it's always neater than I could do otherwise. 

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Small bit of progress on both the Scammell and the Grant. 

I did a test fit of the Jeep driver I bought in the Scammell's  driver's seat. 

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He's not a bad fit, even reaches the pedals. 

I then added the controls. Man there are a lot of levers. 

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The throttle is attached to the firewall along with several other boxes. 

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Finally, with the firewall attached to the cab.

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I glued the upper and lower turret halves together on the Grant. I then filled the seam with Mr Surfacer 500.

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I then added the mantlet to the turret. 

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On 10/13/2020 at 10:57 AM, Jeff said:

I see , as you say, the driver's feet touch the pedals, just make sure that guy doesn't ride the clutch or drag the brakes.... !  :rolleyes:

Either of those is a capital offence. :D

 

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Quick question folks. I'm planning to put this on a base as moving it otherwise when it's done will be too awkward. Does this look ok size wise? Is the base too long? It's not something I usually do so just wanting some input. 

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Thanks Rob. There won't be any other vehicles, just some figures. It's wide enough that I'll be able to give it a slight turn at the trailer and have the whole thing slightly angled. 

Carl

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