Phil Dawe's RR commission build

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Re: Phil Dawe's RR commission build

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Tow hooks and I've made a start on the tool boxes. 8)
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That really is it for detailing the rear end.
That really is it for detailing the rear end.
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These unusual tool boxes have the look we are after.
These unusual tool boxes have the look we are after.
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Re: Phil Dawe's RR commission build

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Those tow hooks look positively agricultural! Horse and cart technology :D Love it....

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Re: Phil Dawe's RR commission build

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Getting on, while I'm waiting for the wood glue to dry I've been wiring in the vehicles lights and have made a start on the crew compartment armour detailing.
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The hop ups work.
The hop ups work.
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Tricky job running the lamp wires.
Tricky job running the lamp wires.
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Scoring the armor plate junctions rather than cutting in half.
Scoring the armor plate junctions rather than cutting in half.
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The wires exit the head lamps at the rear on the real thing so ours do the same, we did wonder if it was a carbide/ acetylene system?
The wires exit the head lamps at the rear on the real thing so ours do the same, we did wonder if it was a carbide/ acetylene system?
The kit box lids are coming on.
The kit box lids are coming on.
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Re: Phil Dawe's RR commission build

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One kit box just about done, maybe a few more steel bands here and there. 8)
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Re: Phil Dawe's RR commission build

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Lots done as I'm now moving away from the chassis. 8)
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I was short of 1 of the hasp and staple locks.......
I was short of 1 of the hasp and staple locks.......
so had to make the tiny hasp and staple lock by hand. I will change out the cross head screws when the tiny nails arrive.
so had to make the tiny hasp and staple lock by hand. I will change out the cross head screws when the tiny nails arrive.
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We now know what the 3x2" pieces of timber were for.....they stop the tool box lids from opening to far, that way they are in easy reach when your in a hurry, like being under fire!
We now know what the 3x2" pieces of timber were for.....they stop the tool box lids from opening to far, that way they are in easy reach when your in a hurry, like being under fire!
Making some functional spare wheel hangers.
Making some functional spare wheel hangers.
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Silver soldered a pair of the tee bars to hold the wheel tight just like the 1920's pattern.
Silver soldered a pair of the tee bars to hold the wheel tight just like the 1920's pattern.
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The last job of the day was to paint the interior gloss white as it takes forever to cure hard enough so that you can handle the pieces.
The last job of the day was to paint the interior gloss white as it takes forever to cure hard enough so that you can handle the pieces.
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Re: Phil Dawe's RR commission build

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Superb Phil, I can't wait to get my hands on it...! :lol:

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Re: Phil Dawe's RR commission build

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Side lights and rear doors. 8)
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Turning the side light housings.
Turning the side light housings.
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Casting the lenses with uv cured clear resin.
Casting the lenses with uv cured clear resin.
There's were no pistol ports in the rear doors.
There's were no pistol ports in the rear doors.
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Re: Phil Dawe's RR commission build

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I see you have had a productive day today Phil! Loving the Lumiere's 8) And there is still the searchlight to put on the turret :D

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Re: Phil Dawe's RR commission build

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Motion pack test, painting and weathering the side plates. Long day today 8)
And a video of the motion pack test, I didn't even need to "teach" the sound card. ..... it just worked straight away!
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Drivers left and right internal view port shutters added.
Drivers left and right internal view port shutters added.
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The start of the weathering process.
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Re: Phil Dawe's RR commission build

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Bello Phil
You do a very perfect job. The details give it a very realistic impression.
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Re: Phil Dawe's RR commission build

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Getting on but we have a slight problem with the motion control, basically when you first switch it all on it works great, switch it off and then on again and the drive has gone into limp home mode, no reverse and 20% forward or it might decide to be no forward and 20% reverse, I've used the spare main drive and it's just the same, I've tried all the other proportionate channels and just the same, I've had a look at the tx monitor and all is well there, if I remove the sound module from the equation all is well, if you disconnect the battery and reconnect all is well again until you come to turn it off and then on again....very strange but I'm sure the boss can advize .
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It all fits just! Note the speaker connected but still safely in its box ready for mounting in the turret.
It all fits just! Note the speaker connected but still safely in its box ready for mounting in the turret.
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Note the difference in height of the driver view port on the later vehicles.
Note the difference in height of the driver view port on the later vehicles.
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Nice photo showing the stowage
Nice photo showing the stowage
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So I've made a new visor piece.
So I've made a new visor piece.
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Re: Phil Dawe's RR commission build

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Lots done, the motion problem was a power supply clash from the sound module, now all is well. 8)
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Now the resin has completely cured I was able to turn the lenses true on the lathe.
Now the resin has completely cured I was able to turn the lenses true on the lathe.
A ball race bearing has sorted the wobbly fan mount.
A ball race bearing has sorted the wobbly fan mount.
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I've tidied the wiring, all is now working nicely, thanks to Kian. We are now diverting some of the extra load by using manual switches for the radiator fan motor and the lights.
I've tidied the wiring, all is now working nicely, thanks to Kian. We are now diverting some of the extra load by using manual switches for the radiator fan motor and the lights.
Hedgehog. You don't have to put that bend in the radiator door opener link but it does improve the movement, the real thing was also at an angle.
Hedgehog. You don't have to put that bend in the radiator door opener link but it does improve the movement, the real thing was also at an angle.
We sure are getting through the huge bag of 7ba screws, nuts and washers.
We sure are getting through the huge bag of 7ba screws, nuts and washers.
The long visor is fighting me all the way.
The long visor is fighting me all the way.
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Re: Phil Dawe's RR commission build

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Fantastic build totaly awesome in all its details :!:

The engine is a beauty :shock:

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Re: Phil Dawe's RR commission build

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Finally got the drivers visor to fit and work nicely, I need to make a false floor inside the fighting compartment to cover all the electronic the gubinz, we may even be able to mount a shoulders and head driver.
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These parts have been tricky, and always are!
These parts have been tricky, and always are!
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The turret turn motor and gearbox painted gloss white to help it blend in.
The turret turn motor and gearbox painted gloss white to help it blend in.
The turret base goes together without much fetling.
The turret base goes together without much fetling.
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I have to get three switches conveniently placed in there some how.
I have to get three switches conveniently placed in there some how.
Tricky indeed but now !Looking and functioning well, just need to make the visor bracket and stay.
Tricky indeed but now !Looking and functioning well, just need to make the visor bracket and stay.
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