Tim’s Airfix 1/35 Austin K2/Y Ambulance .

Tim Marlow

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Hi all
Heeeerrres Katy……..
Well, I wasn’t going to join this one because I didn’t have anything in the stash……and then this leapt into my hand….

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Instructions are standard Airfix these days…..here is an example…..
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Four schemes are included…….two Green ones, Europe 1944 and Home service 1944….both look very similar, and then there are two desert schemes….

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Probably going for the sand scheme. The Caunter is very tempting, but masking may be problematic across all the lumps and bumps. We’ll see…….

Box with very clean looking sprues…
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….and I really like these….
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…because I hate rubber tyres….

A decal sheet which is basically big red crosses…..
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…and a first for me in an Airfix kit….a small etch sheet…
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Right, now to read the instructions to see what I’ve let myself in for…..

cheers all
Tim
 

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Mr. Marlow goes wheels on us!!! Great looking kit Tim and you should have fun building it. I'm in for the ride, but hopefully, not in the back of it...Bring it on!!!...

Prost
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Welcome aboard Allen….I have done wheels before you know….I’ve posted two cars, a lorry, and a bike over the years…..
 

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Welcome aboard Allen….I have done wheels before you know….I’ve posted two cars, a lorry, and a bike over the years…..
Oh, I know Tim, but I was kind of hoping you would do a little scene with some lawn ornaments bearing a stretcher carrying a wounded lawn ornament off the battlefield...

Unfortunately, my box of band aids didn't qualify for this GB..................
 

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Just noticed something on the decal sheet that has made me smile a lot…..there are four paint schemes….but five (count them ) serial number sets……guess what the “spare” set is for!
 

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Just noticed something on the decal sheet that has made me smile a lot…..there are four paint schemes….but five (count them ) serial number sets……guess what the “spare” set is for!
Go on, Tim you KNOW it's the one you wanted to do all along!
 

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Good choice Tim. An iconic vehicle from a very well known film. I'm sure you'll enjoy it, these new Airfix kits are usually very nice. I was flicking through YouTube the other day and watched a video on this being built. I'm sorry but I can't remember who it was.
 

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Just noticed something on the decal sheet that has made me smile a lot…..there are four paint schemes….but five (count them ) serial number sets……guess what the “spare” set is for!
As soon as I saw the opening pics I just KNEW it would have to be an Alex version from you Tim !! ;)
I'll tag along too if you don't mind :smiling3:
 

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Good choice Tim. An iconic vehicle from a very well known film. I'm sure you'll enjoy it, these new Airfix kits are usually very nice. I was flicking through YouTube the other day and watched a video on this being built. I'm sorry but I can't remember who it was.
Hi Jim. I hope I will too. Lots of videos and reviews out there now, but I tend to ignore them to be honest. They are either fawning all over the manufacturers, probably hoping for another freeby to “review” or tear the kit to pieces over things that are minimal at best, or regarded as actual modelling by me. The only build reviews I would take note of are builds on this site, which are done by people I know and trust. No agendas on here, just honest modelling :thumb2:
 

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As soon as I saw the opening pics I just KNEW it would have to be an Alex version from you Tim !! ;)
I'll tag along too if you don't mind :smiling3:
Absolutely don’t mind….the more the merrier. :thumb2: Yep, Alex it is…..in fact, if I could get a Heineken quart glass I would be very tempted to display her in it…..she won’t fit in a pint:sleeping2:

Edited because I got the lager wrong….it’s Carlesberg :flushed:
 
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Here’s why…..culmination of a superb film.
This scene makes me thirsty, and I don’t even like lager…….
PS, spot the continuity error…..
 

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Absolutely don’t mind….the more the merrier. :thumb2: Yep, Alex it is…..in fact, if I could get a Heineken quart glass I would be very tempted to display her in it…..she won’t fit in a pint:sleeping2:
..... Something like this Tim?..... A 2 Pint Tankard,would it fit in there?....
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On it`s side,the handle would stop it rolling away!!:tears-of-joy:.... There are a few on the bay that is evil:thinking:;)
 

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..... Something like this Tim?..... A 2 Pint Tankard,would it fit in there?....
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On it`s side,the handle would stop it rolling away!!:tears-of-joy:.... There are a few on the bay that is evil:thinking:;)
I’ll build her first, then see how big she really is…..and I made a schoolboy error here….should be Carlsberg…..
 

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Here’s why…..culmination of a superb film.
This scene makes me thirsty, and I don’t even like lager…….
PS, spot the continuity error…..
Maybe he dropped the fourth glass so needed a replacement when he got to that end of the queue?!!:thinking:
 

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I’ll build her first, then see how big she really is…..and I made a schoolboy error here….should be Carlsberg…..
.... Yeah,just noticed that when watching the clip!:tears-of-joy:......
.... mind you,one fizzy Lager is the same as all the other fizzy Lagers if you ask me!!:poop:
 
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