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Old 07-14-2008, 03:58 PM
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Hello Everyone. I'd like to show you a just a little of what I've been up to lately and to also ask for your help. This is the Accurate Armor kit which contains about 75 resin parts, a nice photo etch fret, along with a few other assorted bits of string, wire, and decals.

At the moment it is not totally complete as the interior is not installed, the wheels are mounted with blue tac, and the cab is just sitting there. Also items such as the windscreens, wipers, and the tilt/canopy are not shown.

I ask if you would please give it the once over and point out any ommissionis or enhancements that you feel relavent. And........I'd love to find an interesting finish scheme for this baby! So, if you have a killer reference photo you'd be willing to share I'd be much appeciative.




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Old 07-15-2008, 12:49 AM
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Hi Rick

I'm clueless about British trucks and don't have any references/color schemes of it. Great subject and the build looks sweet. Is it a WWII or post-WWII vehicle?

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Old 07-15-2008, 01:06 AM
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Looks great Rick!
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Old 07-15-2008, 10:03 AM
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Rick,

Here is link to the Imperial War Museum do a keyword search of "Bedford" and period "Second World War".

http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/qryPhotoImg.asp

Hope this helps. Looking forward to seeing your work again here on PA, and in print.

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Old 07-15-2008, 10:38 AM
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Rick,

Here is link to the Imperial War Museum do a keyword search of "Bedford" and period "Second World War".

http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/qryPhotoImg.asp

Hope this helps. Looking forward to seeing your work again here on PA, and in print.

Mark
Why? This lorry never saw service in the Second World War. It's a relatively new vehicle that may have seen service in conflicts beyond that time but no way is this a WW2 vehicle.

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Old 07-15-2008, 12:20 PM
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Nice and ugly, typicaly British.... It kinda looks like a bulldog
I'm looking forward to seeing this build and painted.. in whatever sheme you may find.
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Old 07-15-2008, 01:16 PM
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Hi guys, thanks for the encouragement. Here's a little more info about the vehicle: Production began in 1952 with a total of about 72,000 produced. Service lasted with the British army until very recently, with many vehicles being purchased (and still in use) by other countries as well.

The most often seen scheme for the vehicle is a somewhat shinny dark, bronze green as seen here:



Other (British) paint schemes included Nato Black over Green, as well Sand.

My call for references was in hopes that I might be able to track down an interesting vehicle, perhaps in service from one of the many purchasing countries. But, maybe I'm just trying to make this all too complicated and I (and the kit) would best be served with a nice "typical" paintjob.

Anyway, I have a little time before I need to begin painting, so if you should stumble across something please let me know.

Thanks again,
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Some photo links, too late for references (serves you right for keeping secrets!)

http://community.webshots.com/user/bedfordvehicles2

http://www.ratbags.f9.co.uk/Bedford%20S-Type.htm

http://www.ratbags.f9.co.uk/Knowles%20Classics.htm

http://www.fleetdata.co.uk/bedfordphotos.html

You could buy the manuals here for your next build:
http://www.ekmpowershop5.com/ekmps/s...and-r-80-c.asp

The build is very clean, I will see what I can turn up for the Middle Eastern customers of this truck.

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Rick strikes again!
Awesome work man, how do you keep your builds so clean, do you know, that you can use glue to glue parts?

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Old 07-15-2008, 04:59 PM
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WTF!?! I thought this was an image from the manufacturers website
I didn't realize you had almost build it completely... Mega clean work Rick!
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