Time to pimp them rides!
December 14th, 2017, 10:36 pm
Hi all I'm wondering if on the real thing these compartments are hinged some how
After adding this detail the other bit fits over the top like this
There are handles at the bottom of the outer shelving I'm wondering if I can some how make the parts hinged to show all the detail, there is loads of shelving like this and it would be a shame to hide all the detail.
Yes I could just not glue them so they are removable but I would like to try and make them as they are on the real thing.
December 15th, 2017, 3:40 pm
i would imagine they either hinge or slide, if you could get to a fire station they might be able to help you with the answer, you are doing a brilliant job it is coming together well, looking forward to more
December 15th, 2017, 3:41 pm
Nice. I think you are right, KP, otherwise the crew would not be able to access the rearmost racks. I wonder if the front rack hinges open to the right in a similar fashion to a door otherwise it probably slides to allow access. Have you checked Google Images? there might be some photos of the full-size on there.
February 2nd, 2018, 9:41 pm
February 4th, 2018, 3:08 pm
this is looking very good doing a great job looking forward to seeing more
February 4th, 2018, 5:16 pm
Hi all here's another update, I thought I could improve this bit so I cut the moulded on straps off and made some of my own
Then I thought to myself I can improve on that too.
I do think my bench is getting quite full (and this is not all I'm working on)
Here's an assortment of the accessories so far made for this.
February 4th, 2018, 6:08 pm
Wow, there is certainly plenty to be going at with this kit. You have certainly improved the look of that bag with the replacement straps.
February 10th, 2018, 10:24 pm
February 12th, 2018, 6:16 pm
Excellent work, KP. As far as scratch building detail is concerned, might I suggest you take a leaf out of the late Sheperd Paine's book - just do enough to largely suggest the detail and the viewer's eye will usually deceive them into believing that the detail has been fully and faithfully replicated!
February 13th, 2018, 1:48 pm
wow a lot of detail in this build you have done a great job adding the extra detail you have so far i am sure you will make a good job of any more you put in
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