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  1. Thanks. I have a finished thread here somewhere, but this is how it turned out:
  2. I based this one on the crash scene from Air America, albeit on a much more condensed base. I just had fun with it so it is as good as my patience would allow.
  3. Slowly starting to take shape. It's a lot more condensed than in the movie, as I don't have room for a 6 foot long base. Haha.
  4. Made a bit of progress lately. Not going for museum quality, just having fun with it when I get time.
  5. Starting to take shape
  6. Made a bit of progress this week. Got some more detail done and a couple of coats of alclad on.
  7. Wow, 2013! Time flies when you're having fun. That C-123 was so bad it sucked my will to live so the whole thing was thrown out. I've finally got around to starting again, but using a much better kit this time.
  8. I'm finally back! Just rereading this thread and I cant believe I started this over 5 years ago! A lot has happened over the last few years but it's now coming into winter so hopefully I'll be able to find time to make some progress on it. A few things to happen that affect the build is: We now have one of the newest Panthers at work so I now have to decide which one I want to build. Rosenbauer have themselves made diecast models of our new truck in 1/87 and 1/43 scales. And Hasegawa have released a 1/72 plastic kitset of our older two Panthers.
  9. Hi guys, I can't believe it's been over a year since I did any work on this. Life has a bad habit of getting in the way.[smiley-laughing002]. In the last 12 months I've got married, went to Vegas for the honeymoon, ran two more recruit courses, passed my first post graduate university paper and now my wife is 3 months pregnant with our first baby. I started an Airfix 1/24 GR3 Harrier to get my mojo back. I've almost finished it, just waiting for some paint to dry before I can gloss it, so in the mean time I pulled the Panther back out. I brought two Revell Simbas in the hopes that I can use
  10. Thanks Floyd, I'll look forward to it. Cheers Dean
  11. Hi Guys, I'm after some help if you don't mind. I've just brought the old Revell 1/32 AH-1G kit and would like to update it. I was looking for the Fireball Modelworks FMR-009 set but have since found out it is long out of production. Do any of you know where I could get my hands on one or something similar? Thanks in advance Dean
  12. Finished: Here is the real one we have at work: And here is my version of it:
  13. The link Adam shared looks like it'll be right. I work for an Airport Fire Service and all our vehicles are "Stryker Green". We have an Oshkosh designed Stryker so the colours should be a match. I've got a couple of build threads of our vehicles if you want to see the colour I'm using. Cheers Dean
  14. Well I still haven't heard back from the signwriters so I've made quite a lot of progress on my second one. Just the nudgebar and tow bar to build, a bit more detail painting and it will almost be done. I'm going to leave the canopy until after I get the decals back from the signwriters just incase the windows are in the wrong place. Here's where it's at so far:
  15. Thanks, It's gone to the signwriters so progress has slowed down a bit. I made a start on the mirrors though: Original part: Our real one: The start of my first one:
  16. Stretch pantyhose over the end of the vacuum cleaner, that should find it for you.
  17. I'm almost on the home stretch, it's all been screwed back together and I've started permanently mounting most of the details. There's still a long list of things to do but it's starting to look like our "Rescue 6". Mud flaps, running boards, nudgebar and tow bar ready for painting. I didn't have chrome so I used Alclad polished aluminum and Tamiya flat black: for the tow bar I just used a ball of blutac to get the shape then covered it in super glue to harden it up. Most of the parts fitted:
  18. I got some more done on the interior. reshaped the top of the dash board: I can't do much more now until it all dries so I moved on to starting the canopy for one of my other 2:
  19. Moved on to the interior, Centre console cut down and modified: Once the filler has dried I'll shape the floor and add the radios and computer. Since the centre console doesn't go all the way to the firewall on the real one and I'd cut it down I'm going to mount the dash board directly to the frame itself: It still needs a lot of work but you get the idea. While the filler was drying I moved onto the running boards under the doors. I just dry fitted one onto another model since the one I'm working on has been pulled apart to work on the interior:
  20. nudgebar is mostly complete. It's still looking fairly rough but once it's cleaned up, painted and detailed it'll look a lot better:
  21. I got the canopy mostly done, Paint showed up a few issues I need to fix before it gets permanently fitted but it will be going out to the sign writers in the next couple of days on the back of one of the other models so I can continue with the interior, running boards and bull bar on this one. Canopy lined: Top coat on:
  22. The canopy is starting to take shape now and looking less like a white square box: I need to leave the filler for a few more hours but hopefully it'll be ready to sand and a primer coat tonight.
  23. Hi David, Not really, I've had a few other projects on the go lately. I finished the Diecast Panther: before and after: And I've been working on another work vehicle the last few weeks: http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=277738 I did modify one of the diffs on the Panther though. All three were the same but the middle set needed a drive shaft to connect to both sides so I cut a piece off another part and adapted it to fit:
  24. I got as little more done today. I was going to cut out the windows in the back of the canopy but noticed I had made it the wrong shape so I had to pull it apart and start again. It's back together now and I'm just waiting for the filler to dry before I can sand it to shape. Bonnet painted: I accidentally cracked the windscreen but I've got a spare to replace it with before it all goes back together
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