View Full Version : Carmichael MFV, 1/76 Scratchbuild

04-06-2012, 17:30
I've been meaning to do this for a long time but until recently haven't had the time or confidence. Since retiring in April I now have the time if not the confidence! This is my first attempt at a scratch build using plastic card. Started just over 2 weeks ago, this is my progress to date.

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Karl H
09-06-2012, 19:22
WOW, first time? That is fantastic! Just curious, why 1/76th scale? I have been working, off and on, on a WW II airfield fire truck in 1/72nd. Nowhere near as complex as this beauty.

09-06-2012, 20:41
WOW indeed. Keep us posted with progress so far so awesome!

09-06-2012, 21:21
Thanks for the comments. 1/76 scale seems to be standard for military vehicles and I have been using 1/76 plans. However more by accident than design the model is very slightly over scale and is 1/72 scale.

This photo was taken 3 or 4 days ago , I have made a bit more progress since. The cab interior / cab roof / glazing / wheels / monitor / crash bars / ladders will not actually be fixed until I have finished painting.

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Chris Lowe
09-06-2012, 22:17
That is exceptional for a first time scratch build, did you mould the wheels or buy some in?

10-06-2012, 19:32
I had an old BW Models Carmichael Jetranger which had seen better days so I used the wheels from that model. Not exactly the same but about the correct size.

30-06-2012, 20:00
I've made a bit more progress, still lots to do:
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30-06-2012, 20:13
Looks very good, wish I had the patience to do something like that.

30-06-2012, 20:41
Looks very good, wish I had the patience to do something like that.

Thanks, I'm finishing it as one of your previous vehicles, RZ03AA. View from your old tower.
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30-06-2012, 20:59
Still looking good. Do you have any more photos during the build? It would make for a great magazine article.

05-07-2012, 20:47
Thanks Bigbear.
Just a quick update, most of the decals are on, just a few more to do. Final jobs are fitting blue lights, lifting the cab roof, adding the interior and glazing, glueing the roof back on and fitting the monitor.
The coin is there at the request of someone who didn't believe it was 1/76 scale.

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ted angus
06-07-2012, 10:51
fantastic !

06-07-2012, 13:11
fantastic !


18-07-2012, 15:57
Thanks for the comments. It is now complete apart from some small decals, not 100% accurate but it will do for a diorama project I am working on.

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19-07-2012, 23:10
Lovely. I assume you will continue to keep us posted on the diorama project. What is it by the way?

25-07-2012, 10:34
Many thanks. The diorama is just a modern airfield scene.