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1/76 LRDG Vehicles

August 6 2017 at 6:22 AM
Neil Craig  (Login Neilie)
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I just finished up a couple of typical LRDG trucks. They are basically OOB with a few additions and are crewed by Milicast LRDG figures which were recently released. The Ford F30 is a Milicast offering and is really OOB with no additions save for the camo net. Decals were kindly provided by Pete Marshall and my thanks goes to him. Here are some photos:
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Next up is the Revell (ex-Matchbox) Chev 30 cwt. Additions here were P/E sand channels, rolled foil sand-mats, tissue covered window covers and side curtains, tissue tarp and camo net. The figures are also by Milicast and the kit decals had the wrong colour for the patrol patch for "R" patrol so Pete Marshall did those as well as the name "Rotowaro".


Cheers,

Neil

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Paul Giles
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Super pair of models...

August 6 2017, 7:18 AM 

Hi Neil,

As I am currently 'doing' the Western Desert in my models, I supposed I should include some LRDG/SAS vehicles as well. Seeing your two cracking models has convinced me I really should. Your LRDG trucks look just right and have your usual 'touch' that bring the vehicles to life. I like the Ford F30, something a little different from the usual Chevys, also it has the Vickers machine gun, which I always liked on LRDG vehicles. Can you recommend some good references for these vehicles, I am afraid I don't have any at the moment.

All the best,

Paul

 
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Neil Craig
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References

August 6 2017, 8:08 AM 

Many thanks Paul...there are a few good pages on the internet which I have linked below:
http://www.lrdg.de/vehicles.htm
http://lrdg.hegewisch.net/lrdgpatrol.html (Equipment)
http://lrdg.hegewisch.net/camo.html (Camouflage)
http://lrdg.hegewisch.net/troopers/index.html (Uniforms)

There are also a number of good photos of the different vehicles on the internet. I simply googled them to get what I need.

Hope this helps.

Cheers,

Neil

 
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Paul Giles
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Thanks Neil...

August 6 2017, 3:52 PM 

There are some whacky camouflage schemes that they used, I will be able to sort out what I want to do with all that information. I have the excellent articles in the early Military Modelling (small format) on the SAS jeeps, so I am good to go with that, just got to decide on the best jeep kit to use.

All the best,

Paul

 
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Kevin Tong
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very nice!

August 6 2017, 8:04 AM 

All that stowage really adds to the interest and realism - outstanding job!

 
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Neil Craig
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Thanks Kevin....

August 6 2017, 8:08 AM 

....your comments are much appreciated.

Cheers,

Neil

 
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David Clark
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Great work Neil!

August 6 2017, 8:14 AM 

Two excellent vignettes!

You have the knack of using exactly the right number of figures to make the scene more interesting without diverting attention from the vehicles.

Cheers

David

 
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Neil Craig
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Many thanks David!

August 6 2017, 8:35 AM 

.....I have always felt less it better as it is the vehicle I am trying to showcase but with some sense of scale and purpose.

Cheers,

Neil

 
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Ilian Filipov
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Chevies of R patrol

August 6 2017, 9:13 AM 

Hi Neil,
Exellent work, as always. I hope it isn't too late to add the prominent mudflaps behind the rear wheels, most of the LRDG Chevs have them, the one(s) you've decided to represent have them too.
Why "the oneS"? I'm afraid you fell victim of bad research. R4/L4618912 is "Rotoway" and "Rotowaro" is R5/L4618964. After so many years of research of those LRDG vehicles I can confirm it with pictures. Sorry to rain on your parade, I think you must know this. Why didn't you ask me in time? You can correct this easily too anyway.
Cheers!

 
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Neil Craig
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Busted!!

August 6 2017, 9:49 AM 

Hi Ilian....should have realized your expertise also would carry into the LRDG. I afraid I made some bad assumptions on the Chev but they are easily correctible I think I have the decal still for "Rotowai". You spelled it "Rotoway" but internet references and the decal show Rotowai and I am applying that over the errant one. All else is the same I think and the name plaque will need changing. I'm sure it is still R1 patrol. I will also add the missing mudflaps.

Thanks for pointing it out and keeping me on the straight and narrow.

Cheers,

Neil

 
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Ilian Filipov
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Mea culpa :-(

August 6 2017, 10:36 AM 

Hi again, Neil,
Of course she is "Rotowai", I've spelled the name wrong in a hurry.
I hope this picture would be a good excuse.

R4_Rotowai_L4618912

Cheers!

 
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Richard Allebone
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LRDG

August 6 2017, 9:53 AM 

They may strait out of box but beautifully made and painted just oozes atmosphere

 
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Dave Rhodes
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top of the class.

August 6 2017, 10:00 AM 

Still top of the class Neil and well worth the wait to see these two. beautifully finished mate!

 
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Neil Craig
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Corrections!

August 6 2017, 11:29 AM 

Many thanks Richard and Dave for the kind comments and a special shout-out to Ilian who corrected me on the name and the missing mudguards.....all now is okay (I think) but I thought so before so let me know Ilian! Notice how the light changed as I took these outside. I just wish the faces showed up better.

Cheers,

Neil

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Ilian Filipov
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Now it is okay

August 6 2017, 12:08 PM 

Hi again and again Neil,
Well, that's it. I knew it would be piece of cake for a seasoned modeller like you. happy.gif
And yes, Rotowai is from R1 patrol too.
Don't worry about the colors, the desert light is often cheating. happy.gif
Cheers!

 
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Neil Craig
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Thanks Again Ilian!

August 6 2017, 2:32 PM 

.....any info on the Leyland Terrier? I'm about to get into one of those but info is very limited as far as photos or WD number info.

Cheers,

Neil

 
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Stefan Zadziuk
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Cracking pair... !

August 6 2017, 2:00 PM 


Beautifully done Neil, these just ooze atmosphere.

Nicely painted, rendered and posed with just the right figures to make it so natural.
I'm impressed with the tailgate chain on the Chevvy too and the low angle shot on the Ford is just sublime! Well done.

Cheers
Stefan

 
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Neil Craig
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Thanks Stefan!!

August 6 2017, 2:34 PM 

....the chain is simple to do using a couple of strands of copper wire twisted together and compressed with pliers or a hammer to make a little chain.

Cheers,

Neil

 
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Stefan Zadziuk
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Ahh yes....

August 6 2017, 5:49 PM 


I remember that one Neil. Think it was one by Augusto Versiani? Good tip.

Cheers
Stefan

 
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John lewis
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1/76 LRDG Vehicles

August 6 2017, 2:14 PM 

Muesum quality.. fantastic stuff you've done there

Jl

 
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