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Posted: Saturday, November 24, 2007 - 11:19 PM UTC
Hi Guys,

Some pics of the Centaur Dozer I'm working on. This is the Tamiya Cromwell converted to a Centaur Dozer with the Accurate Armour Conversion. Still aways to go.





Have finsihed the main build and now started on the weathering and possible stowage.

Al



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Posted: Sunday, November 25, 2007 - 01:16 AM UTC
Looks nice, Alan. Did you make the cables for the pully (to dozer blade) or were they part of the kit? Are the trcks of the metal veriety? They look very good
I'm just working up to building my own piece of armour for my "Poles apart" entry

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Posted: Sunday, November 25, 2007 - 02:59 AM UTC
Hi guys,

Derek, thanks for the comments, a bit more to do to finish it off..

Mal, the cable is thread. There is some wire that comes with the kit but thread is more flexible when fitting the blade and connecting the lifting blocks.. The lifting blocks are a nightmare, they are cast as one piece and you therefore have to drill lots of little holes through them to feed the wire/thread through. If they had been cast in 3 parts (wheel and 2 sides) it would have been much better and easier.

The tracks are the kit tracks, just painted and weathered. I did that bit before adding the blade. Interior is scratched, to a fashion.

Cheers

Al
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Posted: Friday, November 30, 2007 - 09:01 AM UTC
Hi Guys,

A little porgress.







Al
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Posted: Saturday, December 01, 2007 - 08:34 AM UTC
Hi Alan

a good looking relaxed scene, is this going on the Pier diorama, you where building or has that been finished?

cheers

Keith
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Posted: Saturday, December 01, 2007 - 12:41 PM UTC
Hi Derek,

The two standing engineers are Resicast and the seated guy is an Accurate Armour figure that is now OOP, although Derek did say he may be getting some of his original figs recast sometimes this year! The seated chap behind pouring the wine is also by AA and should be available.

Yip serious spanner lol, lol. I'm pretty sure that's the one the comes with him.

Hi Keith,

Just going through a bit iof an engineering phase recently. The pier is on going but has been on hold for a while as I wanted a change and also had a house move. Only just starting to get back to building after about a 9 week layoff, painting, drilling, etc in the new home - trying to get sorted out.

I managed to find the spotlight so that been added and just leaves a small PE mirror and ariel cage.

Thanks for looking guys, if the wind drops and it's reasonable weather I'll try and get a few more pics of progress tomorrow/today

Cheers

Al
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Posted: Monday, December 03, 2007 - 03:55 AM UTC
Hi Folks some updates on the dozer. Comments most welcome. I'll post the rest over on the Big a for wider feed back.













Managed to get all of 3 or 4 minutes decent light so sorry the pics were a bit rushed and the lighter one is went the flash started going off.

Al
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Posted: Monday, December 03, 2007 - 08:02 AM UTC
Hi Derek,

Thanks for looking. Paper tissue and thread over some not so exciting stowage items. Just relaised I'll need to add a couple of handles to the milk churn.

Here's the rest of the pics as it's gone un-noticed next door lol, lol.









One or two small tools to add. The light wasn't so good so a couple of the shots have some flash on them, hence the changing colour lol, lol.

Cheers


Al

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Posted: Wednesday, January 09, 2008 - 06:38 AM UTC
Hi Guys,


Finished article



with the Cromwell ARV Mk I





Al
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Posted: Wednesday, January 09, 2008 - 07:40 AM UTC
Looks good Alan. I must say that I like the looks of the Cromwell/Centaur family which reminds me that I must build one some day soon (5 x Tamiya and 1 x Accurate Armour in the stash)
Will these be going in a dio?

Ciao
Luciano
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Posted: Wednesday, January 09, 2008 - 09:57 AM UTC
Hi Luciano,

They are nice conversions, a challenge but do-able. No particular plans for them at the moment, really just wanted to build some engineer type vehicles.

Cheers

Al
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Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2008 - 04:36 AM UTC
Hi Derek,

Thanks, I think the figs work in well with the kit. You might well be right about the blade, I had considered it, but wanted to see what folks though first. More wear and tear it is then.

Cheers

Al
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Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2008 - 05:52 AM UTC
Alan all you need is a bit of ground work and you have a forward maintenance area with the two next to each other, as some of the crew look like they are chatting across to each other.

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Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2008 - 06:00 AM UTC

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Alan all you need is a bit of ground work and you have a forward maintenance area with the two next to each other, as some of the crew look like they are chatting across to each other.

Ciao
Luciano



Hi Luciano,

That thought had crossed my mind

Cheers

Al