Fordson Light British Truck 1/35 Resin Plus Model

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Hey guys, seeing as there's loads of time left in the comp :p I thought I'd try and squeeze a second entry in. My Grandpa drove one of these in WW2 and I thought I'd give it a bash:
Contest entry pic:

Being a resin kit, all parts had to be scrubbed clean.

Chassis with suspension fitted:

Moving onto the engine, the rear had to be carefully drilled for the shaft:

Test fitting:

Photoech fan and belts attached to the engine:

Attached to the chassis:

The instructions are hand drawn so its worth while marking off were you've been with a highlighter:

Chassis complete with dry fitted wheels:


Primere'd black with Vallejo primer:


I'm going to need some help with the colour of the engine/fan and chassis etc....any ideas?
Thanks for looking guys!
 

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looking sharp johnny boy! i was wondering what your armor entry was going to be. :D
 

spud

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Great start John.
 

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You're having a laugh....I'm running out of time and you're starting another one ;D

Looking great so far

J
 

JohnSimmons

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nicholassagan said:
looking sharp johnny boy! i was wondering what your armor entry was going to be. :D
Yeah bit of a different one for me!
spud said:
Great start John.
Cheers Spud ;)
Jaitea said:
You're having a laugh....I'm running out of time and you're starting another one ;D

Looking great so far

J
Yeah 'starting' a new kit lol 'finishing' is another thing lol
 

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Looks great so far John,

I don't know if the engine would have been painted the same color as the body seeing its military production, but civilian ford engines of the 30's and 40's where a dark green.
 

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Very Cool kit. Looking forward to seeing this one come together.
 

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Big-John said:
Looks great so far John,

I don't know if the engine would have been painted the same color as the body seeing its military production, but civilian ford engines of the 30's and 40's where a dark green.
Thanks man that's really handy, I've tried a little grey/green mix for the engine.
Tanker52 said:
Very Cool kit. Looking forward to seeing this one come together.
Cheers man.
Ok got some different shades of brown going on in preparation for the chipping:

And added my grey/green mix to the engine and chipped it:



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More work continues on the engine and chassis:








Thanks for looking guys.
 

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Nice start on this and it looks like an interesting kit!
 

JohnSimmons

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Thanks man, it's a nice kit that's going together well.
 

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Great weathering on the frame and engine. 8)
 

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Cheers Java!
Some more progress:


Ive used colour modulation on the body but you'd never guess by the photos lol ::)

You can see the 'fordson' badge here, also note the scale (its resting on a Tamiya paint pot):
 

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Looks amazing John, beautiful weathering, the engine looks really used and worn

J
 

JohnSimmons

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Cheers guys, should have some more WIP pics soon. I'm working flat out on this lol!
 

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Sweet stuff as usual John!! I seem to be missing more things by the day!! LOL!! I really like the looks of this kit!! ;)
 

JohnSimmons

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Cheers Todd, it's hard keeping up with it all!
Scratch built some doors (they look better in person....and with paint on.....and if you squint.....and.... :-\)

centre console, dials have a dab of klear on them to look like glass:

Fitted:

Doors painted....told you they look better painted lol




 

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This build is turning out great. Good job so far.
 

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