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    Default Carmichael MFV, 1/76 Scratchbuild

    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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    Default Re: Carmichael MFV, 1/76 Scratchbuild

    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.

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    WOW indeed. Keep us posted with progress so far so awesome!

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    Default Re: Carmichael MFV, 1/76 Scratchbuild

    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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    Default Re: Carmichael MFV, 1/76 Scratchbuild

    That is exceptional for a first time scratch build, did you mould the wheels or buy some in?

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    Default Re: Carmichael MFV, 1/76 Scratchbuild

    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.

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    Default Re: Carmichael MFV, 1/76 Scratchbuild

    I've made a bit more progress, still lots to do:

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    Default Re: Carmichael MFV, 1/76 Scratchbuild

    Looks very good, wish I had the patience to do something like that.

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    Default Re: Carmichael MFV, 1/76 Scratchbuild

    Quote Originally Posted by EGDGZTCW View Post
    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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    Still looking good. Do you have any more photos during the build? It would make for a great magazine article.

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