1/48 Tamiya Austin Tilly

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    #1 Rogi, May 17, 2014
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    Please excuse me guys if this is the wrong thread :D Just started a Tamiya 1/48 Austin Tilly and wanted to post some progress, still not sure if she'll join a dio. or make my own dio. for her, but it is an intrigueing kit with an excellent layout :)

    I'll post some build shots soon.

    Austin Tilly was the most used British vehicle during WW2.
     
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    Just post pictures of the progress and keep us updated with that, Igor. Go...
     
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    :coffee2::eating::popcorn: I'll just wait here. Looking forward to it Igor. I've eyed this up on eBay several times.

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    bring it on mate!
     
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    Nice one. I'm thinking of maybe including one in my 1/48th Lancaster diorama, when I eventually get to it, unless Tamiya or someone release a British truck,so I'll be watching this.
     
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    40 bucks for a truck?
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    I got it for substantially less than 40 :D from our local model club and whenever I get a great price on a kit, I promise to build em :D and this little kit is awesome :D

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    Along with the kits were, 2 sets of shovels etc, 2 figures (US MP and British bobby) and 2 Bicycles :D
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    One of the sides didn't match up (due to a slight finger of mine being dabbed in glue :( and accidentally placing it on the kit :O ) up until then this kit was going perfectly, but in all kits, nothing can be perfect :D so I added a replacement strip while sanding.
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    Carpet monster struck and ate my headlamp, so I scratched another one (noticed how it wasn't straight so I fixed it today in the morning :D)
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    Grill and everything in place:
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    I wanted to make it with the glass rolled down, so I had to cut the top section free. It hides a lot of holes in the top of the cabin, without it, a lot of putty would be needed.
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    You can see the circles left from the mold process, I've sanded these down this morning but here is what they looked like before:
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    That is it for now :D its a great kit and I'd honestly pick one up for $40 if I found one at the LHS. Very little seam and the most important part is that the fenders match up nicely :) real clean cut kit :D
     
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    Those bikes look interesting !
    I've been looking for 1/48th cycles, again for the Lanc diorama, and they look like they'll be more convincing then the PE versions I found. Do you know if they're still in production/available ?
     
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    Aye, Propoganda Kompany, checked out his site when I got the kit, mighty fine stuff on it :D was thinking of ordering like 100 Bicycles and making a bicycle army :D hehehe

    The Quality is really nice :D One of the bikes is "whole" with some small bits to attach and the other one, is built in a 2 part stage (or this one came broken lol I'm still examining them( but they are nice and built fairly strong for this thin resin :D

    Really impressed me when it came out of the pack. Also they are made in the UK :D
    The company itself has a lot of other cool items (heads of every sizes, weapons etc) It is pretty much a good one stop shop, if their other items are as great as these bikes I'll be hoarding a good stash soon :D

    Their motorcycles will be my next pick up :D look awesssome :D
     
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    Awesome Thanks Geo :D so I have 1 British Bike and 1 British Para Bike for the 2 that I've got :D
     
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    Thanks for the info Rogi, and thanks for the link Geo. Not much apart from the bikes that I's use, but an interesting site though.
     
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    Np at all :D

    Hmm I've run into a dilemma, cut this thing or don't cut this thing, in the 1/35 versin it isn't there. In the 1/48 everyone that builds the model keeps this part, although I'll be darned to find a reference photo of it online :D (circled in red in the photo, not sure what to do with this part :D)

    Other than that applied the putty and sanded on the interior fender hub and redone the panel lines :) tested with silver paint and it is good :) hopefully it will remain good on airbrushing this weekend :D

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    I don't think it worth worrying about to be honest.
     
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    Just thought - what's on the other side of the panel, on the outside? That little 'lump' might be the neck of the fuel filler, if there's a filler cap on the other side.
     
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    The little lump is on both sides of the interior, on the exterior the fuel cap is on a different location (near the fenders)

    I could see it as something practical (ie maybe some type of thing to hold the boxes open when they were in use, but apart from that :D no idea :D
     
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