Phil Dawe's RR commission build

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Re: Phil Dawe's RR commission build

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The running boards and recovery shackles.
We think this example will be the first to have the engine and be a running rc model, where all the motion pack, speaker and batteries are going to go will take some head scratching. 8)
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The hard wood running boards, these could be a little thinner, they would be more delicate at 4mm but more in scale.
The hard wood running boards, these could be a little thinner, they would be more delicate at 4mm but more in scale.
We have some photo etched chequered plate to add to these as per the Bovington example, this may have been a field mod or added during its last restoration but I think would add interest to such a large timber area.
We have some photo etched chequered plate to add to these as per the Bovington example, this may have been a field mod or added during its last restoration but I think would add interest to such a large timber area.
The closest bow shackles I could find were still to wide.
The closest bow shackles I could find were still to wide.
So heated up and squeezed in to suit.
So heated up and squeezed in to suit.
I think I'm happy with the firewall now. The idea is to have the sand ladders stowed under the running boards held laterally by a single brass bolt come screw and be totally functional.
I think I'm happy with the firewall now. The idea is to have the sand ladders stowed under the running boards held laterally by a single brass bolt come screw and be totally functional.
Functional tow shackles with a 7ba dome head and nut to finish.
Functional tow shackles with a 7ba dome head and nut to finish.
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Busy day yesterday working on the RR, replacement half shafts fettled and fitted, the exhaust system is now bolted tightly in place, the steering box fettled and fitted and working well and the crew compartment floor is underway.
I'm really enjoying this build, there's so much more you can add if you do desire.
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The down pipes from the headers are the last part of the exhaust system to fit.
The down pipes from the headers are the last part of the exhaust system to fit.
This reference photo is for Phil D to peruse.
This reference photo is for Phil D to peruse.
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Fetling the half shafts for a perfect fit.
Fetling the half shafts for a perfect fit.
The superb solid rear wheels now fitted, I need to fashion a pair of countersunk hub bolts as the kit supplied are just not long enough.
The superb solid rear wheels now fitted, I need to fashion a pair of countersunk hub bolts as the kit supplied are just not long enough.
The final fitting of the exhaust system.
The final fitting of the exhaust system.
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I want to install the steering wheel as well as the rc motor and gearbox, this may still be possible using a separate mount.
I want to install the steering wheel as well as the rc motor and gearbox, this may still be possible using a separate mount.
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Very nice steering box fought me all the way but is now working well, getting it all in line is tricky as it's very tight for space.
Very nice steering box fought me all the way but is now working well, getting it all in line is tricky as it's very tight for space.
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Fiddly work done today, the running boards are rounded off, drilled and mounted ready for the sand ladders which I will need to make from scratch, also the later headlight brackets started, I can't mount them just yet until I'm happy with the new later fender profile which will require much shaping. 8)
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I can now fabricate the sand ladders to hang from the timber running boards.
I can now fabricate the sand ladders to hang from the timber running boards.
Ive mounted the dummy steering column just above the steering motor/gearbox, this is adjustable as I'm not sure where all the motion pack with sit just yet.
Ive mounted the dummy steering column just above the steering motor/gearbox, this is adjustable as I'm not sure where all the motion pack with sit just yet.
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Flattening and polishing.
Flattening and polishing.
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Making the later headlight brackets.
Making the later headlight brackets.
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Good ol silver solder.
Good ol silver solder.
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Re: Phil Dawe's RR commission build

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Loving the headlight mounts Phil :D . Is the searchlight mount on the turret a similar design?

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Thanks Phil, the searchlight has a pivoting/swivel mount so it's slightly different, the photo shows one example. 8)
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Lots done today 8)
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There you go Phil the honey from my arsey bees and a jar for you.
There you go Phil the honey from my arsey bees and a jar for you.
Cutting the later fender profile
Cutting the later fender profile
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When you have to fabricate or reposition parts you have to consider all the knock on effects of all the other sub assemblies.
When you have to fabricate or reposition parts you have to consider all the knock on effects of all the other sub assemblies.
The early headlight positions can now be erased.
The early headlight positions can now be erased.
The kit hinges are good.
The kit hinges are good.
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I shall paint the underside of the fenders using a fairly dark shade to reduce the thickness of the fender matrial, visually anyway.
I shall paint the underside of the fenders using a fairly dark shade to reduce the thickness of the fender matrial, visually anyway.
Just propped in place to check that it will all fit, and it does just.
Just propped in place to check that it will all fit, and it does just.
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Lovely parts with just a bit of fetling.
Lovely parts with just a bit of fetling.
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The brass arrived along with the top coat paint so busy busy.
With the front fenders now bolted in position I have made a start on the sand ladders, now the boss wants the sand ladders to be functional so they are. 8)
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You can't beat Tamiya paint.
You can't beat Tamiya paint.
The brass angle arrived yesterday.
The brass angle arrived yesterday.
The underside of the running boards hangers needed modifying.
The underside of the running boards hangers needed modifying.
Brackets made for the sand ladders to slot into front and back.
Brackets made for the sand ladders to slot into front and back.
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The sand ladders slot in nicely, they will be secured with a large single convenient bolt just like the real thing.
The sand ladders slot in nicely, they will be secured with a large single convenient bolt just like the real thing.
Fully functional.
Fully functional.
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The armoured radiator doors with the louver detail today. 8)
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The idea was that even with the radiator closed down the cooling air flow could do it's job and in the desert it needed to , the vehicle would lose around a gallon of water and hour when running in such hot conditions.
The idea was that even with the radiator closed down the cooling air flow could do it's job and in the desert it needed to , the vehicle would lose around a gallon of water and hour when running in such hot conditions.
You can hardly see the three Louvers in the door once the extra armour is in place.
You can hardly see the three Louvers in the door once the extra armour is in place.
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Phil,

The Rolls Royce is turning out a peach. The kit just cries out for as much detailing as possible. Keep it up! :D

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Phil cut and sent me some very nice hard wood for the sand ladder detail, we will also use this for the rear section of the vehicle. Phil also sent some very nice brass checker plate to detail the running boards. 8)
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20x 55mm timber planks for the sand ladders.
20x 55mm timber planks for the sand ladders.
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It's all far to clean that timber.
It's all far to clean that timber.
Undercoat, weathering coat, hair spray next then the top coat.
Undercoat, weathering coat, hair spray next then the top coat.
Much of this weathering will be rubbed back off to expose the timber planking
Much of this weathering will be rubbed back off to expose the timber planking
Some dirty washes which will show through the top coat later on.
Some dirty washes which will show through the top coat later on.
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Those rungs look great. it was worth the effort to cut them and post the sapele to you 8)

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Weathering as I go. 8)
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I do like the look of the running boards, I may not top coat them but we will see.
I do like the look of the running boards, I may not top coat them but we will see.
Its almost seems a shame to cover up the near perfect timber work but that's what we do to get that period look.
Its almost seems a shame to cover up the near perfect timber work but that's what we do to get that period look.
Basic weathering will be followed by many washes.
Basic weathering will be followed by many washes.
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I've printed the radiator stand off pieces, all 16 of them.
I've printed the radiator stand off pieces, all 16 of them.
Thanks for the files Vince, just the job!
Thanks for the files Vince, just the job!
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The armoured radiator doors are nearly finished. 8) Tigris it's a G not a C!
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It's that time of the year again.
It's that time of the year again.
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Re: Phil Dawe's RR commission build

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The lower radiator armour detail today with a quick test fit of the main body armour sides, the boss wants a timber plank floor so I will do my best.
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I have had to come up with a slightly different way to fix this area in place.
I have had to come up with a slightly different way to fix this area in place.
How's this radius boss?
How's this radius boss?
Extra bolt detail where ever possible makes all the difference.
Extra bolt detail where ever possible makes all the difference.
I seem to be making a lot of spacer/ stand offs on this build.
I seem to be making a lot of spacer/ stand offs on this build.
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Getting on, test fitting the lower armoured body which means I can mark out new fixings as the timber floor covers the kit fixings, which is more convenient as I will drill and tap new fixing areas, this will allow the armoured body to be removed it necessary without total disassembly.The radiator will need new fixings as it will soon stand alone.
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The radiator armoured doors linkage fitted and working nicely, spring loaded too.
The radiator armoured doors linkage fitted and working nicely, spring loaded too.
Head light brackets finished and mounted as per tigris .
Head light brackets finished and mounted as per tigris .
The new timber floor goes in.
The new timber floor goes in.
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The timber floor was a weak point of the design, the enemy soon realized a hand grenade or even an incendiary device could disable the vehicle and crew relatively easily.
The timber floor was a weak point of the design, the enemy soon realized a hand grenade or even an incendiary device could disable the vehicle and crew relatively easily.
The timber floor as seen from beneath.
The timber floor as seen from beneath.
I can't hide these.
I can't hide these.
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It's very tight in there, and with the sound unit still to fit along with another servo and the turret turn motor and gearbox to follow, and where's the speaker going to go?
It's very tight in there, and with the sound unit still to fit along with another servo and the turret turn motor and gearbox to follow, and where's the speaker going to go?
New batteries ordered God knows how long they will take to arrive in the current climate!
New batteries ordered God knows how long they will take to arrive in the current climate!
The kit leds with their resistors are massive and would never fit through the supplied hole, I will need to cut and and move the resistor to the other end of the cable or replace altogether.
The kit leds with their resistors are massive and would never fit through the supplied hole, I will need to cut and and move the resistor to the other end of the cable or replace altogether.
The pencil line shows where I will cut the body, then fabricate the removable engine covers, why spend all that time and money on that beautiful engine but never see it!
The pencil line shows where I will cut the body, then fabricate the removable engine covers, why spend all that time and money on that beautiful engine but never see it!
New timber floor with an access hole drilled for the main motor, radiator fan motor and led light cables.
New timber floor with an access hole drilled for the main motor, radiator fan motor and led light cables.
Considering using the steel as the frame for a new timber rear but may replace the metal for planking as per the real thing.
Considering using the steel as the frame for a new timber rear but may replace the metal for planking as per the real thing.
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