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It's been a very long time since I last posted anything here so I thought I'd share some pics of my latest project.

This one's been collecting dust for I don't know how long, the Roll Royce was one of my very first military masters and the kit has long been out of production so it's like building a piece of my own history!

 

Anyway pics of the progress so far:

 

 



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A little more progress today



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Lock down bank holiday with no extensive DIY to do means the Rolls is ready for primer and paint!

Front wheel arch and sand channel stays are made from 0.3mm brass rod and then a quick check to make sure it sits flat on all 4... or should that be 6 wheels?



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Back to work today so less progress but we did manage to get the base colour on and start the camouflage on a few parts.



-- Edited by CrashandBern on Tuesday 26th of May 2020 11:20:10 PM

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Wheels painted in the tyre colour, a little touching up needed here and there but the basic camo's finished now.



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So as usual when I'm cracking on with something I completely forgot to take any photos so there's a bit of a jump forward. 

You may have noticed that the headlights and their stands have gone, after the third time of knocking them off and completely losing one they're staying off until the very last thing!

A little more weathering, painting and fitting the headlights, some sort of base and I think we'll be there.  

 



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Looking very nice - the wheels are especially good at that scale.

Any prospect of the kit being re-issued at any point, would you think (even just the wheel etch & tyres would probably be good for backdating a Roden RR...)?



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11th Armoured wrote:

Looking very nice - the wheels are especially good at that scale.

Any prospect of the kit being re-issued at any point, would you think (even just the wheel etch & tyres would probably be good for backdating a Roden RR...)?


Thank you, that's very kind smile 

Sadly the moulds are shot for this kit and as the Roden kit effectively killed demand for it remaking them wouldn't be viable. I had thought of doing a conversion kit to backdate Roden's 1920 pattern to a 1914 pattern but there are so many differences - turret height, cab vision ports, mud guards, radiator doors, light mountings, wheels etc. you'd only end up using Roden's basic body with a pretty pricey conversion kit by the time the etch was added so it never progressed.

Eduard, Part and a few others do PE wire wheel inserts for 1/72 aircraft so these could be a good source if you wanted to backdate a Roden kit.  

   



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So I've made a start on somewhere for the Rolls to live, nothing fancy just a small vignette to give it a bit of context. The base started life as 7.5 x 7.5cm box frame from Hobbycraft they have these on sale quite often and I picked up few £2.00 each! 

The house corner is from Italeri's Walls and Ruins set 1, it's quite nicely detailed if a little soft in places but it's entirely hollow on the reverse side so needed filling. Here's where we are so far...  



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We now have a raised path with curb stones, need to lift the floor inside the house to match the door step but that's a job for this weekend.

Oh and the Roll Royce is finished.



-- Edited by CrashandBern on Friday 5th of June 2020 08:19:47 PM

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I've sharpened up some of the softer detail and added window frames or what's left of them. In scale the door opening was huge, I could have gone with double doors but liked the idea of an ornate door surround to reduce the size. 

A rudimentary structure has been added to lift the floor to doorstep height and the floor and a door made to round it all off... on to primer and paint next.   



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It's getting there now that the majority of the painting's done.

I need to make a small section of upper floor and paint it along with the lower floor, add some rubble and general detritus, select and paint a figure and bring it all together... maybe I'm not as close as I thought!

 

   



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CrashandBern wrote:

Oh and the Roll Royce is finished.



-- Edited by CrashandBern on Friday 5th of June 2020 08:19:47 PM


 And is looking SUPERB!



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11th Armoured wrote:

 And is looking SUPERB!


Thank you, I'm really glad you like it.

And the finished article.

I have to say I'm very happy with how this came out, every now and then you get one of those projects that goes well from start to finish biggrin

 



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Stunning work and lovely paintwork.
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Paul Bonnett wrote:

Stunning work and lovely paintwork.
Paul


 Thank you Paul, I'm glad you like it.



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