Gladiator Models GW 2 Ton Crane Truck Match Truck

Discussion in 'Kits, Kit bashes & Scratch builds' started by Toto, Sep 2, 2017.

  1. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    This was my star buy at Telford 2017. A kit with brass, resin and white metal. I'm thinking that this will be built with 2 part epoxy and araldite ( advice from my technical advisor Pete ).

    This will definately be making an appearance as part of my maintenance rake. ..... I love this kit.

    Pictures will follow.

    Cheers

    Toto
     
  2. Kimbo

    Kimbo Staff Member Moderator

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    Snap, just started to build one for my maintenance train as well, nice looking kit, should go together quite easily :thumbs:
     
  3. paul_l

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    Kimbo wrote:
    I hope the SNAP wasn't the sound of Toto breaking a bit already :avatar:
     
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    Kimbo Staff Member Moderator

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    Possibly, as I believe he was sleeping with all his new shinnies tucked up in bed with him last night :avatar:
     
  5. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Must have left the webcam on. :avatar: I'll look forward to seeing the results. :avatar:

    Toto
     
  6. Keith M

    Keith M Staff Member Moderator

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    Mmmmmm, this could be an interesting build, combining the three most common kit building materials all rolled into one kit.......bring it on!:giggle:

    Keith.
     
  7. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    You could be right Keith ....... and here are the parts .......
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    first the crane truck body ......
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    not much to it really .......
    Then the match truck .........
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    looks quite good ...... and with separate box lids which could be modeled either open or closed.
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    then ........ the gubbins .........
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    I take it to be some crane fitments ..... I haven't read the destructions as yet.
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    buffer stocks, springs, couplings and some chain.
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    Buffer doofers, and axle boxes etc in white metal.
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    The rest of the crane fitments .... again ..... in white metal.
    and there we have it.
    :scratchchin: nice model.

    cheers
    toto
     
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    Gary Wants more time for modelling.... Staff Member Administrator

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    Look at all those white melt parts, I mean white metal parts... :avatar::avatar:

    Cheers, Gary.
     
  9. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    I think you were correct the first time Gary. :avatar:
    I'll be experimenting with the temperature adjustable soldering centre prior to going any further with the white metal. That will need to be quite soon.
    cheers
    toto
     
  10. SMR CHRIS

    SMR CHRIS Staff Member Moderator

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    Luckily a lot of those parts won't need the strength of soldering and glueing will be a option with a lot of it.

    Toto looks like a very comprehensive kit and will make a Star model for the layout.:thumbs:
     
  11. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Looking forward to having a go with it. I'll be consent rating mainly on RTR stuff for Elgin but as soon as it's over, I plan on having a kit fest over December to January. :avatar:

    I hope to tackle all the kits that will make up my maintenance rake.

    Toto
     
  12. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Hi Rob,
    its not a lowfit ....... its a match truck :facepalm: what a plonker.
    apologies.
    toto
     
  13. Rob Pulham

    Rob Pulham Staff Member Administrator Feature Contributor

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    Hi Tom,
    No worries, it looks a nice kit but sadly is GWR....
     
  14. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    I'm thinking I could polish this orf over a couple of days so may just knock this out whilst waiting the 4F build. :scratchchin: Hmmmmm, I'll have a look at this later today. I'm nearly stuck on my coach build as well whilst I await a delivery of parts from Roxey Miuldings. ..... yes ...... go for it. :avatar:

    Toto
     
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    Give it a crack Toto.......:thumbs:
    :cheers::tophat:Gormo
     

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