Airborne's Bussing-Nag Recovery Vehicle - I Hope!

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For Sure.........just don't take it out on all your hard work! ;) :thumb2:
 

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Thanks Gents, I have to say I'm not enjoying this; I never expected a Tamiya build but this is taking the P--- at the moment :sad-face: Maybe it's attributable to my lack of modelling skills but seriously this is beyond a joke!
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A little more progress - slow due to renovations and innovations at Kate's school and a suspected case of COVID (fortunately proven negative by PCR). Managed to force the chassis squarer (at the temporary cost of minor details of course!) Same problems throughout - miniscule details, vague location marks, large ejection scars, over-engineering and lack of Sauvignon! Work progresses on the crane mounting, Man - this is going to be some battered wrecker! Some quite bizarre omissions - the under-body toolboxes have no backing plate and the rear mounted toolboxes are 'curiously' divided for example! This is a relatively big 'beasty' - I've included a figure for scale. I've decided this build isn't worth investing in resin wheels - I'll build it and bin it once I'm bored with it :angry:
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Looking excellent.
 

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Looks good to me Steve. Keep it going and she will turn out just fine. Nice paint and weathering job too!!!

Prost
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Looks like you've got all four touching the ground...as others have already said, That's a fine looking Bussing, I'd love to have a plastic model of this in 1-87 scale........just not available, would have to go the 3D print route if I get desperate or the dreaded "resin"! :angry: Rick H.
 

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Coming on very nicely Steve, despite all the problems you're having.

Keep up the good work.

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Well I really like it Steve.

"What don't kill you, makes you stronger" and all that. Or at least makes you a better modeller.

Please don't bin it, the rolling stock looks fine.
 

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Looks like you've got all four touching the ground...as others have already said, That's a fine looking Bussing, I'd love to have a plastic model of this in 1-87 scale........just not available, would have to go the 3D print route if I get desperate or the dreaded "resin"! :angry: Rick H.
Not the 'Curse of the Dreaded Resin Monster', no, noo! noooooooooo! :cold-sweat:
 

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A little more progress - slow due to renovations and innovations at Kate's school and a suspected case of COVID (fortunately proven negative by PCR). Managed to force the chassis squarer (at the temporary cost of minor details of course!) Same problems throughout - miniscule details, vague location marks, large ejection scars, over-engineering and lack of Sauvignon! Work progresses on the crane mounting, Man - this is going to be some battered wrecker! Some quite bizarre omissions - the under-body toolboxes have no backing plate and the rear mounted toolboxes are 'curiously' divided for example! This is a relatively big 'beasty' - I've included a figure for scale. I've decided this build isn't worth investing in resin wheels - I'll build it and bin it once I'm bored with it :angry:
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I really like the dirty windows and the scuffed/damaged end of the plank underneath the spare wheel Steve. I feel your pain about this kit. Ive been building it a bit, become weary of it, take a week off to dabble with a couple long-term dio's, then come back to it. This kit has not been a delight for me, either. I'm planning on completing mine but it's been more work than fun for me. I think it's a good kit with nice detail but definitely for the modeler who craves challenge ! Not so much me...
 

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Despite the problems, this is looking pretty good to me. It is showing the battered appearance of a workhorse, great stuff.
 

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I really like the dirty windows and the scuffed/damaged end of the plank underneath the spare wheel Steve. I feel your pain about this kit. Ive been building it a bit, become weary of it, take a week off to dabble with a couple long-term dio's, then come back to it. This kit has not been a delight for me, either. I'm planning on completing mine but it's been more work than fun for me. I think it's a good kit with nice detail but definitely for the modeler who craves challenge ! Not so much me...
I couldn't agree more Ron - I think this would become a shelf queen if it wasn't for the fact I've started to show 'progress' on the forum!
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Once again Gents - thanks for your positivity! The Dustbin Monster will go hungry for at least another week or so!
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