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PostSubject: Scammel ballast truck.   Scammel ballast truck. Icon_minitimeTue 25 Jun 2013, 8:14 pm

It's an Airfix 1:72 kit of an army tank transporter to be converted into a ballast truck,not a cargo truck but a truck with lots of weight over the driving wheels to maintain traction.Often several trucks would be linked together to pull very large or heavy loads of several hundred tons.
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So firstly the cab area was built up and a rear wall fitted to it as originally the rear wall was just a curtain..
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Then it needed a ballast container,so it was put together from some Evergreen sheet.In time it will be filled with rock as ballast.
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It's a seven seater so handy for the crew..
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A mockup piccy showing how it looks at the moment..
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PostSubject: Re: Scammel ballast truck.   Scammel ballast truck. Icon_minitimeTue 25 Jun 2013, 10:57 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Scammel ballast truck.   Scammel ballast truck. Icon_minitimeTue 25 Jun 2013, 11:55 pm

There's not much room there for a big block 426 Hemi Nige!!

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PostSubject: Re: Scammel ballast truck.   Scammel ballast truck. Icon_minitimeWed 26 Jun 2013, 12:48 am

Nice conversion.
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PostSubject: Re: Scammel ballast truck.   Scammel ballast truck. Icon_minitimeWed 26 Jun 2013, 11:59 am

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PostSubject: Re: Scammel ballast truck.   Scammel ballast truck. Icon_minitimeWed 26 Jun 2013, 10:13 pm

Cheers gents.
Alas my s.d. card has locked itself so might...be able to take a few pics tomorrow with the old camera......

But I have it sprayed navy blue and the tyres are painted too,plus I have mounted two spare wheels on the body side,front and rears are different sizes you see.

More tomorrow fingers crossed!
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PostSubject: Re: Scammel ballast truck.   Scammel ballast truck. Icon_minitimeThu 27 Jun 2013, 9:24 pm

Well here it is with the old camera,it has it's wheels fitted and glazed the wndshield.
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Fitted the spare wheels on the cargo body as mentioned.
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To give a sense of scale here it is with a 10ml Tamiya jar!Scammel ballast truck. 1792231099
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PostSubject: Re: Scammel ballast truck.   Scammel ballast truck. Icon_minitimeThu 27 Jun 2013, 10:33 pm

I like this one, the body contrasts nicely with the chrome-y bits. I would never have thought that was 1:72 until I saw the last pic. Somehow missed it on the box...
The first WIP shot makes it look like the parts are made of different kinds of marble
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PostSubject: Re: Scammel ballast truck.   Scammel ballast truck. Icon_minitimeWed 03 Jul 2013, 10:21 pm

Very cool stuff Nigel!
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PostSubject: Re: Scammel ballast truck.   Scammel ballast truck. Icon_minitimeWed 03 Jul 2013, 10:53 pm

LOL Dan.
Cheers Denis.
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PostSubject: Re: Scammel ballast truck.   Scammel ballast truck. Icon_minitimeFri 12 Jul 2013, 4:00 pm

Looking good! A Scammel like this but tow truck was used by the fire fighter in my tow until the 50's. Cool truck!
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PostSubject: Re: Scammel ballast truck.   Scammel ballast truck. Icon_minitimeMon 26 Aug 2013, 9:05 pm

Exactly! Who'a thunk it's so small?!! Good detail and nice conversion. Never heard of a ballast truck.
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PostSubject: Re: Scammel ballast truck.   Scammel ballast truck. Icon_minitimeTue 27 Aug 2013, 12:58 pm

Nice 'lil model.
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