4mm An EM Workbench - Scammell MU moving on.

Discussion in 'Area 51' started by AJC, 1 October 2012.

  1. simond

    simond Western Thunderer

    Presuming the earlier-mentioned “20 plates” referred to a speed limit, the axle end speed swooshes in the advert must be a little... optimistic?

    anyway, you’ve now got a number plate!

    Atb
    Simon
     
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  2. AJC

    AJC Western Thunderer

    I do love the advertising retoucher's optimism! Actually, plates weren't a problem as there are dozens of these United Dairies Scammells preserved and most have kept their original registrations, but thanks to Tony I've now got a clear idea of what the back end should look like. No excuses, now!

    Adam
     
  3. Fantastic work.
     
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  4. AJC

    AJC Western Thunderer

    Thank you - I could complain that the manufacturer hadn't got it right in the first place, but I'm just pleased that they've done the hard bit and I've been able to make a model of a wagon type I've always liked (and which looks so unusual). I must make a load for it.

    Adam
     
  5. AJC

    AJC Western Thunderer

    With the limited amounts of modelling time afforded by the resident small person, I'm trying to devote it to finishing things. Including this Austin FFK laast seen here: 4mm - An EM Workbench - Austin-tatious

    FFK_007.jpg

    I've reworked the flatbed with chains to represent a lorry in the churn collection business for Podimore's offstage dairy. The livery is imagined, but representative (though like M & A Shaw, Bateman of Pitney refers to someone I know rather than a genuine south Somerset haulier). This will need an awful lot of churns (about 70, which explains why you don't see these modelled too often - that's a lot of Dart Castings...).

    Adam
     
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  6. AJC

    AJC Western Thunderer

    With thanks to Tony, I've made some amendments and the trailer is now ready for primer and top coat. I'm running out of reasons not to tackle the mudguards on the tractor unit. It's not the mudguards themselves as much as attaching them to the chassis...

    Scammell_Milk_010.jpg

    Adam
     
  7. AJC

    AJC Western Thunderer

    While I have conspicuously failed to get much modelling done of late, I have managed to paint the tanker half of the Scammell and it now looks like this:

    Scammell_Milk_011.jpg

    Scammell_Milk_012.jpg

    The orange is a 50:50 mix of Humbrol 82 and 100 and the sheen courtesy of Klear, knocked back a bit with Halfords matt lacquer over white undercoat (the orange covers badly). I just need to get the tractor completed now...

    Adam
     
  8. AJC

    AJC Western Thunderer

    In between decorating to boy's bedroom (and plotting the accompanying transit of the modelling bench downstairs!), work continues on the Scammell MU tractor and, barring adding the offside stirrup step, it's ready for paint. The lightweight mudguards favoured by United Dairies were a puzzle and caused a few headaches. Firstly, there's the question of how to make the things - I've used two layers of 20 thou' curved and laminated together with the edges suitably thinned but fixing them put the project on ice for a couple of weeks. There's a reasonably obvious bracket at the front with I managed to fashion from a bit of scrap etch bent (the corner of the fret from some AMBIS coupling hooks) with the tail bent in an 'L' and let into a slot in the chassis. The end over the wheel was bent over just above the front wheel. The combination of that and bracing against the fuel tank on the driver's side was secure enough but on the offside I had to cheat. Here I superglued a bit of 20 thou' onto the tyre and epoxied and finally pinned the mudguard in place. The spacer should be lost in the gloom, I hope!

    Scammell_Milk_013.jpg

    Other details such as the foglights, side lamps and indicators were knocked up from scraps of plastic. I must remember to use white primer on the cab...

    Scammell_Milk_014.jpg

    Adam
     
  9. Yorkshire Dave

    Yorkshire Dave Western Thunderer

    Nice to see the tyre bulges.
     
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  10. AJC

    AJC Western Thunderer

    Well, flats. Achieved with a girt file. I haven't worked out way to make whitemetal bulge! I've forgotten the mudflaps. Where's the brass shim?

    Adam
     
  11. Yorkshire Dave

    Yorkshire Dave Western Thunderer

    I do the same except after creating the 'flat' I round the corners at the bottom of the tyre to remove the 'right angle' which gives the impression of the bulge.

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