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#1 15-Mar-2017 19:21:49

Richard B.
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Re-purposed Airfix trucks

A supply element for my desert Brits.

Both acquired as part of a job lot of bits, broken models and stuff a few yrs back.

Bedford QL tanker (was from the RAF refueling set) now can be a standard fuel tanker or water truck
I removed the long pipe arms and repainted from its pretty RAF blue colour
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Austin K3 (I think?)
Based on an article I read as a boy in a modelling book, was the K6 fire truck from the RAF emergency set painted in a brilliant red smile

Cut down the chassis, added a rough plastic card body and a canopy pinched off a Opel blitz. and then repainted to suit.
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Both together
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"“Sir with the compliments of my officer, your shooting was excellent – you killed four of our men”!
Un-named Traillieur to an artillery officer at R`Fakah, Morocco, Feb. 29th, 1908

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#2 15-Mar-2017 20:30:05

dadlamassu
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Re: Re-purposed Airfix trucks

Very good and an excellent piece of recycling - after my own heart!

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#3 16-Mar-2017 07:26:24

Fire-at-Will
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Re: Re-purposed Airfix trucks

I converted my old tanker into a portee.

It's back left, the other three were converted from QLTs
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What's the point of doing one period, when you can do them all..........  In life most people specialise so gradually they know more and more about less and less so eventually they know everything about nothing.  I work on a broad front so eventually I'll know nothing about everything.

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#4 16-Mar-2017 07:36:09

Richard B.
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Re: Re-purposed Airfix trucks

Yours are far nicer than mine Will - splendid smile


"“Sir with the compliments of my officer, your shooting was excellent – you killed four of our men”!
Un-named Traillieur to an artillery officer at R`Fakah, Morocco, Feb. 29th, 1908

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#5 16-Mar-2017 18:51:42

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Re: Re-purposed Airfix trucks

I can recognise where Richards kits began, but what did yours begin life as Fire-At-Will? They look splendid.
I dont recognise the basic models.
And are they Airfix 6pdrs and crew on top of the portees.
CarlL

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#6 17-Mar-2017 08:19:55

Fire-at-Will
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Re: Re-purposed Airfix trucks

CarlL wrote:

I can recognise where Richards kits began, but what did yours begin life as Fire-At-Will? They look splendid.
I dont recognise the basic models.
And are they Airfix 6pdrs and crew on top of the portees.
CarlL

Carl, here's a work in progress picture
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So 3 x QLTs (Airfix Bedford QLD & QLT truck set) , 1 x Bedford QL Refueler (Airfix Refuelling set) and Airfix 6pdrs

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What's the point of doing one period, when you can do them all..........  In life most people specialise so gradually they know more and more about less and less so eventually they know everything about nothing.  I work on a broad front so eventually I'll know nothing about everything.

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#7 17-Mar-2017 09:35:21

Richard B.
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Re: Re-purposed Airfix trucks

Just magic - thanks for posting Will smile


"“Sir with the compliments of my officer, your shooting was excellent – you killed four of our men”!
Un-named Traillieur to an artillery officer at R`Fakah, Morocco, Feb. 29th, 1908

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#8 17-Mar-2017 19:28:46

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Those "in progress" photos make your work come to life Fire-at-Will, and thanks for posting with Airfix ids.
Inspiring,
CarlL

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