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1/72 scale 1914 Rolls Royce armoured car
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I converted the 1920 model from Roden into a 1914 car.

 

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1914RR_09.JPGNew wheels and front fenders.  Lowered turret among other things. More about it and the other two cars here: Rolls Royce



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Looks good - very interesting article, as well - thank you!

Do you have the part number for the Eduard etched spokes for the 1914 version?


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Very nice.

How did you shorten the turret; did you file off the bottom, or was it more complicated than that?



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Eduard 72 439
I couldn't get any information of the early turret so I filed of the front and rear parts evenly at the top and the bottom but the side parts only at the bottom so I could use the roof of the kit without modify it but I don't know if that is correct.
I have my doubts of my turret. Perhaps the sides remained the same height and only the top of the roof should be lower. If so the angles of the roof are wrong on mine and the turret should have a flatter appearance.
Right or wrong. I finally have an early car.

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Looks good to me!

 

There is a 1930s RAF plan showing the turret reproduced in the excellent Haynes Handbook by David Fletcher:

https://haynes.com/en-au/rolls-royce-armoured-car-owners-workshop-manual

You can see these plans in the preview provided at the publisher's website at the above link.

 

This book is also available through the Tank Museum's website, which has the added benefit of helping the Tank Museum, should one purchase it from there. 

https://tankmuseumshop.org/collections/books-dvds

 

Additional sheets from this 1930s RAF plan set exist that detail the turret and its fittings, as of this 1930s refit.  You might contact the Tank Museum to inquire.

Cheers,

MarkV

 

 



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