Leyland Beaver 1/24th

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Leyland Beaver 1/24th

Postby andrew milner » Sun Mar 25, 2012 9:49 pm

I know some of you will have seen this on
http://www.24thscalemodeltruckforum.co.uk/ (Hi Gordon!) but I thought I would post on here as it is probably an age of lorry that may be useful on some of your layouts. The kit is produced by Steve who runs the forum. I sort of got him into resin casting and he then went on to have a go at white metal casting too. I decided to make mine as a wrecker so scratchbuilt the crane on the back. The kit includes everything else except the chassis rails, front axle and wheels. The chassis rails were easy to make from plasticard and the wheels and axle are from http://www.kitformservices.com/standard.html

The box..

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The contents of the box...

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Amazing bit of kit if you ask me :cheesy:

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Finished chassis (just the KFS axle to fit on the front - I waited until the cab was on to check the wheels were in the centre of the mudguards)

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Finished interior, some nice white metal parts here

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Engine which could be detailed but as these cabs don't tilt.. :cheesy:

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Scratchbuilding the crane... :rolleyes:

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painting the cab ready for the hairspray


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If you fancy one they are available from http://modellersresource.co.uk/
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Postby Artizen » Sun Mar 25, 2012 10:41 pm

Stunning model. Only one very small thing that makes it a model and not a photo of the real thing is the string on the crane. Is there any way you can tighten the strings up using superglue or similar?

BTW the link for the kit is good too.
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Postby Glen A » Mon Mar 26, 2012 5:38 am

What a great truck!
Yes I do fancy one, but even if I got one, it would never turn out as good as your's, because you have enhanced it with that great weathering job!
It looks so right and so real.
Nice work! 8) 8)

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Postby DCRfan » Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:16 am

Stunning modelling. Very well done.
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Postby Steve Bennett » Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:40 am

Very nicely done Andrew.
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Postby gfadvance » Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:59 am

I still really like it Andrew ............... it just looks the part :D
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Postby Blackcloud Railways » Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:02 am

What they said. :lol:

Great stuff Andrew, especially the weathering.

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Postby Little Andi. » Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:19 am

Make that another plus from me.

Great subject, and with a lot of character. Some nice scratchwork going on too.
Paint colour choices are decidedly period and the weathering and patina gives it added provenance.

All round well done from me.

PS - I've made the effort to sign up on the 1/24SMTF and look forward to having a good mosey around. The only other truck forum I found in this scale was decidedly modern image and I never felt particularly welcome or comfortable - ergo I sort of fell by the wayside post wise. I'm hoping for better things here........... having said that any club that would take Gordon as a member - and all that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :shock:
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Postby andrew milner » Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:16 pm

Thanks for the replies Guys!

Ian, I know what you mean about the string. It looks worse in the close ups. I may try and replace it altogether :D

Andi, you should have the standard reply asking you to prove you're a truck modeller. As you say, Gordon slipped through and I have told Steve (admin) where you have come from. We have a wide range of interests but there is a bias towards the older stuff. No pressure to post, just as and when you feel like :wink:
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Postby Little Andi. » Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:59 am

Andrew Milner wrote:Andi, you should have the standard reply asking you to prove you're a truck modeller. As you say, Gordon slipped through and I have told Steve (admin) where you have come from. We have a wide range of interests but there is a bias towards the older stuff. No pressure to post, just as and when you feel like :wink:


Andrew................ Have duly returned begging letter - beseeching permission to be allowed to come and play! Used Gordon as a reference and then realised the folly of that!! - [He must be ill or something as I would of expected some cutting riposte by now - at least some snotty remark].

Anyhoo .................... I await with baited breath to see if I get black-balled?

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Postby gfadvance » Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:25 am

Little Andi. wrote: Used Gordon as a reference and then realised the folly of that!! - [He must be ill or something as I would of expected some cutting riposte by now - at least some snotty remark].

Anyhoo .................... I await with baited breath to see if I get black-balled?




And you wonder why I wrote to the "committee" :D
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Postby andrew milner » Tue Mar 27, 2012 6:47 pm

Andi, the 'black - balling' happens AFTER you join, did we not mention the initiation ceremony?? :wink:
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Postby Bilco » Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:39 pm

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Postby andrew milner » Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:09 pm




didn't take long..... :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby Jon Randall » Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:47 am

Fantastic um lorry 8)
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Postby Little Andi. » Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:27 pm

Andrew.............................

You couldn't give your mate a nudge could you - one way or the other??

I've sent a covering letter as to my sanity and a little piccie of a model wot I builded. But nothing - nada, zilch, zip!! Not a proverbial dickie bird.

I'm NOT exactly feeling the love here!!! :shock:
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Postby andrew milner » Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:55 pm

Hope you have found that you are in Andi?? Looking forward to your input over there but don't neglect here (like i do..... :wink: )
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Postby Little Andi. » Thu Mar 29, 2012 6:13 am

Andrew Milner wrote:Hope you have found that you are in Andi?? Looking forward to your input over there but don't neglect here (like i do..... :wink: )



Thanks Andrew ............... I awoke this fine morn' to a heavily fatigued carrier pigeon informing me I was barred - for life!!

A joke apparently? - You wait till I see that bliddy Gordon.

And as much to upset the apple cart as anything - nope! I shan't be going anywhere, I'm not one for tarting about on a lot of boards but rather tend to cross-pollinate just a few related ones.
And the Gnatterbox I do tend to think of as my spiritual home. As much to do with the inhabitants as anything else.

Thanks for your help and for introducing me to the "Truck Forum" ......... you'd of thought if I'd got a mate on there they would of told me about it wouldn't you?? ............................ :shock: :!: :?: :arrow: ......................................................................... :lol:
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