British FV432/30 Bull dog

Postby Sub » Wed May 06, 2020 8:19 pm

Hi chaps.
A few pics of a scratch build i am doing if any one is interested, its of a British FV432/30 Bull dog infantry support vehicle, there were only 13 of these made and most went to Berlin during the cold war as part of the Berlin Brigade, fitted with a fox turret and a 30mm Rarden cannon.
Its at 1/13 Scale
I like things different !.
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Postby Sub » Wed May 06, 2020 8:50 pm

Further pics.
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Postby Exhibitedbrute » Thu May 07, 2020 10:19 am

We all like different things so I dare say we will be watching.

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Postby Sub » Thu May 07, 2020 10:46 am

Hi,
Thx for your interest Mr Brute, here are a few more pics, i have skipped some of the more boring bits,
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Postby Exhibitedbrute » Thu May 07, 2020 8:13 pm

I may end up sending you my crusader looking at this to see if you could build another in metal

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Postby Exhibitedbrute » Thu May 07, 2020 8:19 pm

In fact you give me a price and I have some Cromwell drawings from bovington that I was going to start building one day

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Postby Sub » Sat May 09, 2020 11:11 pm

Hi,
Thx for the offer but i generally only build for myself.
Here are some more pics this time i started on the 30mm Rarden cannon so i could crack on with the turret, this was all pretty straight forward.
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Sat May 09, 2020 11:18 pm

Hi Sub, long time no speak.

That's most certainly looking the part already :clap: :clap:
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Postby Sub » Sat May 09, 2020 11:25 pm

Hi Mr Gunner,
Yeah likewise, i have been rather busy building these last few months, managed to knock of 2 builds i wanted to do with 2 more ongoing, this being one of the ongoing ones.
I will be posting one that is almost finished, a modern scratch build shortly, so watch this space.....well not this one, another one too Lol.
Glad you like it, its now coming on nicely.
Cheers.
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Sat May 09, 2020 11:29 pm

Of course I'm going to like a scratch build using tried and tested manufacturing skills ;)

I look forward to seeing your other builds :thumbup:
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Postby Sub » Sun May 10, 2020 1:42 pm

Hi, i had no doubt :lolno: .
More pics.
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Postby Sub » Mon May 11, 2020 6:09 pm

A bit more done, soldered up some brass headlamp guards and fitted to headlamp brackets.
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Postby Exhibitedbrute » Mon May 11, 2020 6:21 pm

Here you are doing all this out of metal and I am trying to make a early mantlet and that’s getting on my nerves. I can only imagine the pain this is causing

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Postby Sub » Mon May 11, 2020 8:28 pm

Hi.
Pain...i love it :lolno:
Just thinking about making the head light shells, whether cast some resin or white metal will have to make some molds first for either...
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Postby Sub » Tue May 12, 2020 9:38 pm

Hi.
So i decided to make the headlamp shells from resin (easier to machine)
Here's 4 headlamp shells made from a Home made mold there from polyester resin, i painted them in primer to see any imperfections but didnt think they came out too bad, so now onto hollowing the inside out to fit an LED and make a reflector prior to thinking about the lense.
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Postby Sub » Wed May 13, 2020 3:33 pm

Headlight build up.
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Postby Sub » Wed May 13, 2020 3:34 pm

Hi.
BEWARE, STRONG LIGHT IN NEXT PICS.
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Postby Sub » Wed May 13, 2020 3:38 pm

With four of these i should be able to operate the model in pitch darkness. :haha:

This was taken in daylight and in a room with the lights on....
You cannot look directly at it without having spots in your eyes afterwards, and all at 3.3volts

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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Wed May 13, 2020 3:57 pm

Wow, they're good, where did you get them young man?
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Postby Sub » Wed May 13, 2020 4:02 pm

Hi.
The LEDS are 3mm ultrabights, from component-shop 0.30p each.
I made the rest.
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