Joseph Cyril Bamford's Classic Vintage 'Mean Machine'

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I'm struggling to find any enthusiasm at the minute, so I'm trying to revive things a bit with this 'Quicky' build.

It's Dapol's OO/HO JCB 3. I know I've made this before on here, but amazingly I managed to flog that one, so what the heck.......

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The 'Box'
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...a few hours work gets you this. Brushed painted with Vallejo white primer.
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I love those tiny builds Ron.
Nice to see another one coming :tongue-out3:
 

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Thanks Polux.
Just finished the first colour coat. Brush painted with Vallejo Model Colour yellow and Model Air for the red and black.

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Cheers Amigo...

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ive always wanted to do one of these myself so be nice to see how one turns out
 

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I like it! You gonna put this on one of your magic dios or just a standalone?

I know we've said it before, but why oh why don't kit manufacturers do more construction stuff? It's not as if they're rarely seen, and you've only got to look at ebay to see how much diecast stuff there is around.
 

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Cute Ron, love all sorts of tractors, you obviously got this one in just before the guillotine :smiling2:
Waiting for one of your fantastic dios soon, let's give that mojo a kick:thumb2:

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Thanks boys, and yes, it would be great to see all those diecast models available in plastic kit form. Whoever decided to make them would make a killing, that's for sure.

O.K., this morning I glued the thing together. I've scratch made some windows for the cab too....

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Ready for touching up, decals and weathering.

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Looking good, but isn't your backhoe bucket the wrong way round?

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Looking good, but isn't your backhoe bucket the wrong way round?

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SH**! Peter, you're dead right and considering I used to blag a play on these things, I should have spotted this daft error....

Thanks for drawing my attention to it. Promise you won't tell anyone else!
 

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Here for you delectation Ladies and Gents, is the backhoe in it's correct configuration. Luckily it was just snapped on so it 'works' - It will work even better now!

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I could delete the previous image, but I'm brave enough to take any stick that comes as a result of my 'Dropped Bol****'.......:tongue-out3:

Thanks again, Pete.
 

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OK. we'll keep it a secret. I used to supply them with proximity switches for the types with automatic bucket levelling. Most difficult customer I ever had to deal with, but fun to visit their offices - 50s Grand Prix cars in the foyer, old company 'planes hanging from the roof, indoor aviaries and sections of desert... They claimed to have an example of every scale model JCB ever made.

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Interesting feedback, thanks Pete.
....and thanks to you too Polux.

Nearly there.....

Decals on, then I just hit it all over with a wash of Dk. Brown acrylics, and let it run and gather where it liked......Then went to work with a pencil.

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Just a bit more to do before I place it on a base.
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Knowing your “bases”....I’m sure it will look magnificent!! :smirk:
 

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You're bringing this to life with your weathering expertise Ron, nice one
 

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Thanks chaps.
Polux - I'm going to cheat and use one of my few 'bases' that I saved from the recycle bin!

Joe - Don't know about expertise. I just give my models a good all over runny coat of whatever colour, and then let gravity do her work.
Sometimes I think some modellers mess about and fiddle too much with weathering, possibly leaving the model overworked. I prefer the simple approach.

Everyone to their own method though, eh?
 
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Cracking work Ron, and I don't think I would have noticed the bucket was on the wrong way around.
 

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My diddy digger is finished. Thanks for all your help, support and generally keeping an eye on the progress during this build.

I'll post up the finished model over on Civilian Vehicles 'Completed' - After I've taken the dog for a walk!

Cheers,
Ron
 
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