48 hour group build thread

48 hour group build thread

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yellowjack

11,512 posts

107 months

Monday 18th February
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Yertis said:
Looking forward to that. My memories of that kit are mainly around freezing in a nissan hut, putting together a diorama while in the ATC. rolleyes

My own "48hr build" is on hold while I get a load of stuff finished on the TR. And also I'm not brush painting it with modern paints, which it seems are only suitable for spraying tongue out
Sorry to be a thread derailing pedant, but it is "Nissen" hut, not "nissan".

Invented/designed/developed during WW1 by Peter Norman Nissen. He was a mining engineer and became an army officer, serving in the Royal Engineers. Credit where it's been earned please!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Norman_Nissen


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Eric Mc

106,057 posts

206 months

Monday 18th February
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Unless you are an American when it is called a Quonset Hut.

Yertis

14,519 posts

207 months

Monday 18th February
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yellowjack said:
Sorry to be a thread derailing pedant, but it is "Nissen" hut, not "nissan".

Invented/designed/developed during WW1 by Peter Norman Nissen. He was a mining engineer and became an army officer, serving in the Royal Engineers. Credit where it's been earned please!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Norman_Nissen


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You know, I'm well aware of that. When Datsun reverted to Nissan even a comparatively young Yertis thought it a bit odd that the new brand was – in the UK at least – phonetically associated with tin sheds.

I even thought about that as I was writing the post. What's up with the brain/fingers interface?

nissen... nope, can't even blame autocorrect. And I don't like Nissans.

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dr_gn

12,306 posts

125 months

Monday 18th February
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Yertis said:
yellowjack said:
Sorry to be a thread derailing pedant, but it is "Nissen" hut, not "nissan".

Invented/designed/developed during WW1 by Peter Norman Nissen. He was a mining engineer and became an army officer, serving in the Royal Engineers. Credit where it's been earned please!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Norman_Nissen


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You know, I'm well aware of that. When Datsun reverted to Nissan even a comparatively young Yertis thought it a bit odd that the new brand was – in the UK at least – phonetically associated with tin sheds.

I even thought about that as I was writing the post. What's up with the brain/fingers interface?

nissen... nope, can't even blame autocorrect. And I don't like Nissans.

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And a Mazda is always a light bulb AFAIC...

Yertis

14,519 posts

207 months

Monday 18th February
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dr_gn said:
And a Mazda is always a light bulb AFAIC...
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wink A lot better than cattle sheds, my main experience of Nissens growing up.



... aaand it was autocorrect. Had to key that three times to get it to stick. Can rest easy...
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dr_gn

12,306 posts

125 months

Saturday 23rd February
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Progress on the Refuelling set. The mouldings on this boxing show their age, with a lot of flash and mis-matches, but look OK when cleaned up. Plenty of filler required on the tank joints too:


gruffgriff

656 posts

184 months

Sunday 24th February
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Done. Very simple and simplified but good fit of parts, and it's tiny! Puts me in mind of cereal box kits, but in a good way...will never be the basis of a contest model but worth the investment of few hours of pick-it-up-put-it-down pottering I feel. Humbrol aerosol red, following images of replica planes I'm keeping it semi-gloss from the can. It's less glossy to the eye than it appears the the shots. Decals not quite as advertised on the box but hey ho, was fun.

Doc, loving your Boeing. And loving your drill as spinning vice tip for colour bands on round things....would have been useful for the Fokker's tyres!

dr_gn

12,306 posts

125 months

Monday 25th February
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gruffgriff said:


Done. Very simple and simplified but good fit of parts, and it's tiny! Puts me in mind of cereal box kits, but in a good way...will never be the basis of a contest model but worth the investment of few hours of pick-it-up-put-it-down pottering I feel. Humbrol aerosol red, following images of replica planes I'm keeping it semi-gloss from the can. It's less glossy to the eye than it appears the the shots. Decals not quite as advertised on the box but hey ho, was fun.

Doc, loving your Boeing. And loving your drill as spinning vice tip for colour bands on round things....would have been useful for the Fokker's tyres!
Excellent result - although I’d have given it a coat of matt. Next time try one that had rigging, it’s quite nice to do if you’ve not tried it before.


Edited by dr_gn on Monday 25th February 11:52

dr_gn

12,306 posts

125 months

Monday 25th February
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Bit more progress on the refuelling set:



BTW does anyone have an image of the exhaust system on the Matador 6x6? The instructions aren’t clear.

72twink

932 posts

183 months

Tuesday 26th February
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The silencer sits across the chassis, the outlet points forwards and down - you don’t want hot exhaust gas pointed back at the big fuel tank.



dr_gn

12,306 posts

125 months

Wednesday 27th February
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72twink said:
The silencer sits across the chassis, the outlet points forwards and down - you don’t want hot exhaust gas pointed back at the big fuel tank.


Thanks very much - I figured it out eventually. Strange that your silencer/exhaust is a different assembly from mine. On mine the exhaust stub is a separate part, and the down-pipe/silencer is one piece.

yellowjack

11,512 posts

107 months

Wednesday 27th February
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dr_gn said:
72twink said:
The silencer sits across the chassis, the outlet points forwards and down - you don’t want hot exhaust gas pointed back at the big fuel tank.


Thanks very much - I figured it out eventually. Strange that your silencer/exhaust is a different assembly from mine. On mine the exhaust stub is a separate part, and the down-pipe/silencer is one piece.
If you look at some images of restored/preserved examples of the type, the silencer and outlet pipe sit well forward, under the front of the chassis rails, with the pipe pointing away from the truck. I suspect this might have been a later modification, as I could see the exhaust fumes getting into the cab and potentially overwhelming the crew if the exhaust exit is under the cab floor. Military vehicles generally aren't well sealed, especially in this era, so if a truck like this sat idling it could easily fill with CO fumes in fairly short order...



...caveat: This may well be a post-war mod, though, as I haven't seen any period photos of this arrangement of the exhaust system.

dr_gn

12,306 posts

125 months

Wednesday 27th February
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I wonder if the exhaust was there to move it from the proximity of the fuelling equipment or potential spill areas?

72twink

932 posts

183 months

Wednesday 27th February
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dr_gn said:
Thanks very much - I figured it out eventually. Strange that your silencer/exhaust is a different assembly from mine. On mine the exhaust stub is a separate part, and the down-pipe/silencer is one piece.
No problem, always good to get the Matador books out! I can’t remember if I capped the silencer and used some drilled evergreen as the pipe or if that’s the kit parts cleaned up. Sadly my 1/48th Accurate Armour one is stored ready for a house move.

72twink

932 posts

183 months

Wednesday 27th February
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dr_gn said:
I wonder if the exhaust was there to move it from the proximity of the fuelling equipment or potential spill areas?
Most definitely, the standard exhaust is an inline silencer with side exit in front of the o/s rear wheel.

dr_gn

12,306 posts

125 months

Wednesday 27th February
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72twink said:
dr_gn said:
I wonder if the exhaust was there to move it from the proximity of the fuelling equipment or potential spill areas?
Most definitely, the standard exhaust is an inline silencer with side exit in front of the o/s rear wheel.
Similar to the Bedford QL, which seems to have a standard exhaust...

Yertis

14,519 posts

207 months

Wednesday 27th February
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72twink said:
No problem, always good to get the Matador books out!
biggrin Posts like that remind me why I keep coming back here thumbup

dr_gn

12,306 posts

125 months

Wednesday 27th February
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Yertis said:
72twink said:
No problem, always good to get the Matador books out!
biggrin Posts like that remind me why I keep coming back here thumbup
I particularly liked the fact it's plural.

gruffgriff

656 posts

184 months

Wednesday 27th February
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And one expects weighty tomes, not flyweight coffee table pamphlets!

dr_gn

12,306 posts

125 months

Thursday 28th February
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Bit more work on the Bedford QL. Loads of clean-up required, but once all the crap gets removed the mouldings underneath are pretty good despite their age:


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