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1/76 Scammell R100/Ruston Bucyrus 19RB Excavator

December 6 2014 at 9:45 AM
Neil Craig  (Login Neilie)
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Here is my completed project of another piece of plant equipment not often modeled by military modelers.
It is the Milicast Scammell R100 Gun Tractor which also doubled as a tower of heavy plant equipment. It is towing a scratch-built purpose-built trailer made by the Ruston Bucyrus Company to carry the RB series of cranes, excavators, etc. It also featured a removable top which could be put in place to carry other pieces of equipment. To load the excavator, the front bogie was removed from the apex of the triangular frame and using the ramps shown in the photo, the excavator was driven up the ramps onto the frame. The frame was jacked up at the front and re-attached to the bogie for transport. The excavator is a Corgi Trackside product kindly given to me by friend Dave Rhodes and the base was scratch-built to accommodate a set of aftermarket track assemblies kindly sent to me by Jaymes Crowther. Thanks to both of them for their generosity. No other changes were made to the excavator other than a cable guide added to the top of the boom. The figures are from the Milicast set of British Squaddies. Mike Starmer was also helpful with colour schemes and Pete Marshall (Aleran) provided the decals. It is marked for a Mechanical Equipment Coy of the 21st Army Group in France, 1944.

Hope you like it.

Cheers,

Neil

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Tim Neate
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Beautiful model

December 6 2014, 12:35 PM 

Hi Neil
A lovely subject, beautifully done!

Regards
Tim

 
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Dan Taylor
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Re: 1/76 Scammell R100/Ruston Bucyrus 19RB Excavator

December 6 2014, 1:03 PM 

Hi Neil
Another tour de force. Exquisite piece of work and a great team behind you. I've very much enjoyed following this build.

All the best

Dan

 
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Stefan Landman
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Re: 1/76 Scammell R100/Ruston Bucyrus 19RB Excavator

December 6 2014, 3:42 PM 

Instantly recognizable as a Neil Craig Original, very nice work. I always love the shade of olive drab you use and the way you do the Mickey Mouse camo. The small base realIy adds to the model. Interesting and unique subject too, and your figure painting skills are excellent as well.

Looking forward to your next project.

Stefan

 
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Bill Scriven
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Another gem

December 6 2014, 3:50 PM 

Incredible work, as always. Love the figures - if I could manage half that good I'd be more than happy.

 
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Paul Bishop
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Re: 1/76 Scammell R100/Ruston Bucyrus 19RB Excavator

December 6 2014, 4:02 PM 

Perfection. Nothing else to say

 
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Paul Giles
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Awesome...

December 6 2014, 6:48 PM 

Hi Neil,

Yet another little masterpiece, I just love to see your work, truly inspirational. The whole piece, including the two figures, is beautifully done and just oozes period detail. Well done again, lovely job.

All the best,

Paul

 
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David Clark
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Superb!

December 6 2014, 9:37 PM 

Neil

I reckon you've got a secret way of shrinking real life objects down to 1/76 scale wink.gif

Great work as usual!

Cheers

David

 
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Domingo Hernández
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Great model,

December 7 2014, 4:29 AM 

Love the details and all of that combo, perfect for me, thnaks for sharing

Domin

 
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Neil Craig
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Thanks to All of You!

December 7 2014, 5:42 AM 


Thank you Tim, Dan, Stefan, Bill, Paul, Paul David and Domingo for your very generous comments on my model. It is really gratifying that you appreciate my efforts so much and I do look forward to sharing the next one with you all.

Cheers,

Neil

 
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Lodge, David
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One of your best yet....

December 7 2014, 10:31 AM 

Neil,
Until you finish your next model, which will surpass the last!! Do you have a website to display all your masterpieces on, so we can see these and more pictures later?
Regards,
Dave

 
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Neil Craig
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Re: One of your best yet....

December 7 2014, 11:41 AM 

Thanks Dave for your kind remarks. Unfortunately, web pages are not my thing other than looking at them of course but I do post everything on this Forum now so stay tuned. Next up is a scratch-built vehicle which will take a little time to complete.

Cheers,

Neil

 
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Elliott Winthrop
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Beautiful as usual Neil

December 7 2014, 1:27 PM 

the models are great
but painting figures at the moment myself
the figure painting in pic 5 are just mindblowing
Cheers Elliott

 
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Neil Craig
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Re: Beautiful as usual Neil

December 7 2014, 7:02 PM 

Thanks Elliott.....glad you like my figures. I basically use Dan Taylor's technique but use oil paints for the face and flesh tones.

Cheers,

Neil

 
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Elliott Winthrop
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Small Faces

December 7 2014, 7:10 PM 

Hi Neil,
you have to give us a tutorial on the skin tone
& what oil colours you use etc

Cheers Elliott

 
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mauro traverso
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I have no words. N/T

December 8 2014, 3:15 PM 


 
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