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martin goddard

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May end mould
« on: May 31, 2020, 02:00:47 PM »
Today's mould.
Today's mould is a rare one, as it contains larger items.
I do not mix small items (figures, heads) with larger items (horses, turrets).
This is because they require different metal , speeds and feeds.

A. German para MG34 team prone. A pair of chaps shooting their gun together.
B. 2 ACW  CSA genearls..  DH Hill and Jubal Early. Both tall, unwell and erratic. Hence why they are in the same mould.
C. Turret for Lanchester AC. same turret as Rolls Royce car.


I will clean up these castings and get them to Mike for production moulds this week.
I will get pictures done this week and to Simon too. Nigel has already amassed a quantity of resin AC bodies.
All very exciting?

Off out to the shed now for mould rack construction.

martin :)

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Re: May end mould
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2020, 02:20:54 PM »
Highly exciting, Martin.

Not only more Paras, but further work on the promised Armoured Car too!

I just hope that the MG34 team doesn't catch any erratic traits from those dodgy ACW generals...

I look forward to the photos in due course.

Simon

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Re: May end mould
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2020, 03:01:01 PM »
Thanks for the update Martin,

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Re: May end mould
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2020, 04:23:08 PM »
Was the Lanchester an early war a/c?

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Re: May end mould
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2020, 08:40:09 PM »
Great to see such a wide range of models.

Does the new mould rack include a new index system?

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Re: May end mould
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2020, 09:12:04 PM »
The Lanchester served on the western front from 1915.
Like the Rolls Royce it was based on a large touring car.
Unlike the Rolls Royce it served with the naval armoured car squadron in the Russian civil War.
The Russians used some too.
There are loads of greta pictures on the internet of this car.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lanchester_armoured_car#/media/File:Lanchester_armoured_car,_IWM_Q_81062.jpg

I personally prefer its shape to the RR.
When i get them sorted out you will see a little chap sticking his head out of the turret too. You can also chop his head off and make the hatch flush with the turret. Another first?

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Re: May end mould
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2020, 10:08:02 PM »
Looking forward to getting a few.... 

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Re: May end mould
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2020, 09:23:25 PM »
Mould racks are the province of Mike.
I don't know where any range is.
The mould racks have to be made from angle steel so that they fit the moulds exactly.
The present mould rack I am making has used 60m of steel. Plus about 400 bolts. Almost finished. :)

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Re: May end mould
« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2020, 09:26:09 PM »
Just for info.

Next three packs should (?) be:-

para company command
para NCOs
para medium mortar

then another 3.....

martin

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Re: May end mould
« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2020, 09:35:41 PM »
Construction & assembly of those racks sound like working with a large Mechano set.

Lets hope you donít have to  build too many at one time.....  or ever have to move.

Bob

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Re: May end mould
« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2020, 09:47:44 PM »
Just for info.

Next three packs should (?) be:-

para company command
para NCOs
para medium mortar

then another 3.....

martin

That's very welcome info, Martin - thank you!

Simon

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Re: May end mould
« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2020, 08:16:37 AM »
You and I are of an age when we actually had Meccano. :)
Great product.
Yes, this angle steel is the same principle. Great fun(?)


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Re: May end mould
« Reply #12 on: June 02, 2020, 08:39:06 AM »
You and I are of an age when we actually had Meccano. :)
Great product.
Yes, this angle steel is the same principle. Great fun(?)


martin

Did you have any of the military kits, with the big gun that actually fired and the plastic caterpillar tracks?

Simon


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Re: May end mould
« Reply #13 on: June 02, 2020, 09:52:23 AM »
I did not know they did military kits. Gosh.  Get my spanner.
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Re: May end mould
« Reply #14 on: June 02, 2020, 10:50:34 AM »
Martin - I am shocked by this gap in your plaything knowledge!

I still have this one:



and my brother had (er - I also have that one now too...) a smaller set.

One of my favourite builds was this half-tack:



Simon