Tuesday, 21 September 2010

goodbyes and hello's

and welcome to another episode of the infrequent drivel that is this blog!

and finally i've finished a few things.. the Scania's for work have been done and are now inhabiting the head ofice of ALC in Bicester

here's a couple of snaps of one of them installed in it's pretty DSC Showcase, quite literally the night before i handed them over!

i d think they do look the part, the uh komatsu's on the back also look good, and as usual the the final recipient was very happy so everything is good!

just got to hope we can keep the contract, up against a bunch of rateslashing agricultural hauliers from leyburn!

also finished is the brown group daf, that featured earlier in the blog.
as you can tell bythe pics, its a belter!
this really recreates the prototype which is the look i was aiming for!
just dont remind me about doing the bloody number plates!!
and the next instlment will explain how much i despise a certain kit....

Friday, 21 May 2010

a bit of a catchup

well..... i've finally managed to get a mo to point a camera at things currently demanding time on the work bench
first up another job for work, more silver and purple ALC liveried wagons with matching loads

and for a change these have two almost JCB 4CXM's on the back... not quite really as they are UH's Komatsu WB97's repainted and tweaked and a spares pack fabricated and placed in the buckets

at this point all im waiting for is decals and some beacons for the roof

and lurking in the background is this beauty!!!

a model of the Brown group's DAF2800 with a 4 axle nooteboom low loader

the tractor is from WSI, which is very nice to start with, a fairly simple repaint with the addition of correct mudguards, headboard and a chaintray

also as its a right hand drive it requires the cranked aircleaner as found on them... a bit of head scratching and scrap plastic and this appeared!!!!

The trailer itself is also a bit of an animal! its an early 80's prototype so needed the heavyweight neck scratchbuilding, i think its captured the prototype quite well.
Pictures of which can be found in my flickr photostream which can be found here: http://http://www.flickr.com/photos/41229863@N06/
this one is going to be a surprise present for the former driver of it!, just got to finish it.....
worringly enough there seems to be a queue of stuff for other people building up!
next to make an appearence is ALE's Unipower MH8875 (to give it its full title), which preliminary investigation is going to be a proper pain in the bot! as there is lots of discrepancis in the asam kit to be rectified! but this will warrant a post all of its own..
also in the queue is driver mechanical services Volvo FH16, Cadzows scania 143 8x4.......
is there no end in sight!
anyway, other challenges this week involve a mastiff with a damaged tail!!!
anyway ttfn!

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

New bat time.... New bat channel......

well.... it's a been a while as the age old phrase goes!

and looking at the date of my last post... a very long time!

but divorce and house moves have that effect.. but anyway we'll see if we can resurrect some kind of order to this rubbish!!

i've actually been doing a (very ) little bit of modelling but currently i'm doing battle with one of WSI's DAF 2800's and very modified nooteboom low loader!

i will get me bum in gear and get some pics i promise......