Completed.....Mr. Bamford's Wonderful JCB 3.

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I had great fun with this little model from Dapol. The mouldings are around 50/60yrs old - and it shows! Nearly every piece had lots of 'dribbles' of excess plastic.
Strangely though, I enjoyed the build. Because I spent an age cleaning the parts up, I somehow felt I was putting my stamp on the thing, and not boringly sticking together perfect fit sections.

I brush painted it with Vallejo model Colour yellow and Model Air red. Because I brush primed it with white, the first coat of yellow covered well, so much so that I decided to stick the model together and then give it a rough second 'hit and miss' coat of yellow. This, as I hoped, produced a nice patchy yellow finish. The weathering is simply a well watered down coat of Vallejo Dk. Brown roughly applied and allowed to run and gather where it chose to. I then followed it with a slightly thicker coat, and this overcoat darkened where the original had dried (Mostly along bottom edges)
A third coat of brown produced the earthy look to the bucket and back hoe etc.
When dry, I attacked the model with a pencil to produce the worn metal surfaces.

To finish off the digger, I scratch made the cab glass, 2 rear view mirrors and the Hybolok pipes.

Any road up, here is the finished JCB 3

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....and just for fun.
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I hope you approve and thanks for looking.

Cheers,
Ron
 

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Lovely build Ron.
Excellent paintwork on that tiny kit.

No “bases”....eh?? :tongue-out3::tongue-out3::tongue-out3:
 

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Thanks ever so much boys for the great comments.
Polux - I have a base lined up, but I thought it best to post the finished model on here....and then post the JCB over on Dioramas 'Completed' which I hope to asap......

Thanks again all.
Ron
 

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And a very nice Finnish indeed young Ron.
 

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Excellent result Ron, that's a little beauty
 

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I think we're gonna have to insist on you bringin' this to Cosford Ron. How else are we gonna know you ain't just photoshopped a real one?
 

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Thanks boys...Glad you approve of the diddy digger.

Dave - No problem. I'll drive it there.
 

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Thanks to those who posted comments about this build. I appreciated them all.

I'll post something with the JCB over in Dioramas 'Complete' very soon.....

Cheers.
Ron
 
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