7mm Scale DJH/Tower Models Streamlined Coronation

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  1. Rob Pulham

    Rob Pulham Staff Member Moderator Feature Contributor

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    Thanks Gents,

    I must admit it was a bit of a shock to see the picture, almost an is that one of mine moment until the brain caught up with the eyes...
     
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    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    its great work Rob. That's what its all about.
     
  3. Rob Pulham

    Rob Pulham Staff Member Moderator Feature Contributor

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    The last few sessions have been spent working away on detailing the backheads they are almost there now and I hope that a last session tonight will see them complete.

    Given the differences in age of the kit there are subtle differences in the castings and some of them have either been upgraded or replaced due to loss over time.

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    And then a now you see, it now you don't moment

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    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    One word ...... incredible.
     
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    Rob Pulham Staff Member Moderator Feature Contributor

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    Thank you. I am perhaps a little sad in that I really like building backheads..
     
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    jakesdad13 Staff Member Moderator

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    Hi Rob, the way the pipe work is able to separate is excellent. The first one I did was on a Connoisseur J39 kit, not up to the standard you work to but I thoroughly enjoyed doing it, and being an open cab, in full view, so made a big difference.

    Pete.
     
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    Simply WOW or in this case Double WOW

    Paul
     
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    Gary Staff Member Administrator Golden Goat 2018

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    Stunning work Rob. :thumbs::thumbs::thumbs:

    Cheers, Gary.
     
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    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    I can see why you like it Rob as the end result is well worth it. A great bit of detail that lifts the basic model up a level. :thumbs:
     
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    Keith M Staff Member Moderator

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    That'd be fun doing that (or trying) in 4mm!:avatar: Must admit I could never hope to reach that standard in any gauge!
    Keith.
     
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    Rob Pulham Staff Member Moderator Feature Contributor

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    I must admit the hardest bit in achieving the same in 4mm would be drilling the small holes in the castings - it was hard enough to drill those in 7mm.
     
  12. Rob Pulham

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    Having sent the two chassis off to Warren for painting and having completed the last couple of bits on the back heads I made a start on the bodies.

    First the easy bit fitting the roofs

    The early kit was pretty much spot on on the two sides but needed rolling a bit to shape on top. The later release kit that I have built the chassis etc for needed everything shaping.

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    I ran it through my GP models rolling bars rolling only the centre section into a curve. I then used my hold and fold to bend the two edge sections to the right angle for the roof - these sections are flat and using the hold and fold helped to take the minor curvature out of them from the etching and foring of the middle section.
    I floated them through the rollers on a piece of card to help preserve the rivets on the outer side.

    First the Ian Atkinson version
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    Then the original Tower version

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