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Offline jknaus

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Mengs Rolls Royce Armoured Car 1914 Pattern.
« on: March 11, 2019, 04:35:43 AM »
As soon as I saw that Meng was releasing this kit I looked for it and picked one up. A nice simple build that looks pretty neat. I'm almost done but its been sitting waiting for the finishing touches for a few weeks. I was going to make one commanded by Lawrence of Arabia but I just wanted to finish so went with the RNAS Western Front version. You can make anything up to the 1924 version as seen in Africa in WWII. The only thing I did different was using the wheels from my CSM Lanchester. The PE wheels sucked on this kit and the CSM wheels just slipped in and look way better.
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Re: Mengs Rolls Royce Armoured Car 1914 Pattern.
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2019, 05:56:39 AM »
 James,
She looking good my friend. I have the older Roden kit of the same version as your Meng kit. Never got around to building it though. Looking forward to seeing more.
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Re: Mengs Rolls Royce Armoured Car 1914 Pattern.
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2019, 06:20:52 AM »
 James,
    Beautiful, and I have to say it looked even better yesterday at our Club meeting here! Looking forward to seeing the finished and weathered final result.
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Re: Mengs Rolls Royce Armoured Car 1914 Pattern.
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2019, 06:42:53 AM »
Thanks for posting there pics. I am waiting for this kit being available here since I saw its release announced.
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Re: Mengs Rolls Royce Armoured Car 1914 Pattern.
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2019, 08:53:23 AM »
Thanks. Borsos you wont be disappointed I think. Nice easy build with lots of room to improve. Just the wheels were disappointing.
James

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Re: Mengs Rolls Royce Armoured Car 1914 Pattern.
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2019, 02:54:41 PM »
You're off to a great start, James!  Looks like a nice kit.  Where did you get your's.  I'm itchin' to get my hands on one.
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Re: Mengs Rolls Royce Armoured Car 1914 Pattern.
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2019, 07:46:21 AM »
You're off to a great start, James!  Looks like a nice kit.  Where did you get your's.  I'm itchin' to get my hands on one.
Cheers,
Bud
I have an EBay store I check and they had it. Prices were good but seem to be going up. Still it was inexpensive. Need at least 1 more though.
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Re: Mengs Rolls Royce Armoured Car 1914 Pattern.
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2019, 09:27:39 AM »
Thanks, James.  I'll check ebay.
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Bud
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Re: Mengs Rolls Royce Armoured Car 1914 Pattern.
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2019, 09:53:38 AM »
Very nice start, and higly interesting subject. Looking forward to your progress.
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Re: Mengs Rolls Royce Armoured Car 1914 Pattern.
« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2019, 09:40:49 AM »
A note of caution to anyone building the Meng kit as the WW1 version.
The Meng kit has the taller turret introduced in 1919. Earlier R-R a/cs can be identified by lower turrets.
See photo of HMAC Adder in this link. www.themodellingnews.com/2018/12/looking-for-some-r-r-meng-brings-us.html#1
Tall turret in foreground, earlier in rear.

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Re: Mengs Rolls Royce Armoured Car 1914 Pattern.
« Reply #10 on: March 23, 2019, 11:48:55 AM »
Excellent work James! I've just bought this kit too so am closely watching your build.

Many thanks for sharing this with us

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Re: Mengs Rolls Royce Armoured Car 1914 Pattern.
« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2019, 11:57:07 PM »
It seems I haven't been keeping up with this section of the Forum very well. Excellent build James. You and Bud are tempting me to branch out into armored cars  8)
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