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RFC Model T Ford tender
« on: August 17, 2021, 06:12:35 AM »
Another Airfix car chopped about. This time, a Model T Ford:



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Re: RFC Model T Ford tender
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2021, 04:38:42 AM »
That’s also quite cool!
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Re: RFC Model T Ford tender
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2021, 04:48:02 AM »
That’s also quite cool!
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Based on the one at Hendon:



The Airfix kit is for the earlier brass radiator T, this one has the 1917 pattern bonnet and radiator. So much of the kit is going to be replaced

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Re: RFC Model T Ford tender
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2021, 06:48:50 AM »
That’s vice versa the problem with the 1:35 ICM Ford T Kits. They have the rounded black painted steel radiator of 1917 and not the brass radiator of the older versions…
Back home (I am on holidays at the moment) I can have a look into my two volume book regarding British built Fords. I think there could also be a little more information on this one.
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Re: RFC Model T Ford tender
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2021, 08:06:38 AM »
That looks great, Richard!
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Re: RFC Model T Ford tender
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2021, 01:28:33 AM »
This will be an interesting conversion that I will certainly follow!
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Re: RFC Model T Ford tender
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2021, 02:39:41 AM »
Nice project Richard!
Do you know that pictures of an starter based on Ford T ?
http://www.maquetland.com/article-phototheque/3107-hucks-starter-hendon

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Re: RFC Model T Ford tender
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2021, 02:45:48 AM »
Yes, the Huck's starter. A fascinating bit of kit

I'm avoiding building one of those

Or one of these:





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Re: RFC Model T Ford tender
« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2021, 03:04:48 AM »
I friend built it for his wonderful SPAD diorama, there are also some pictures of the Ford T conversion included:
https://www.scalemates.com/profiles/mate.php?id=10638&p=albums&album=17162&view=list

One day ....

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Re: RFC Model T Ford tender
« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2021, 06:25:35 AM »
Do you know which kit he used, Frank?

Meanwhile, more bits of the Airfix kit removed, and new parts added:





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Re: RFC Model T Ford tender
« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2021, 07:01:11 AM »
As far as I know that was a Ambulance Ford by RPM. Can be found on ebay. They produce also 1/72 versions.

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Re: RFC Model T Ford tender
« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2021, 07:27:18 AM »
I just found a new kit (released this year) of the Ford Model T Hucks starter in 1/48:
https://www.hobby.dn.ua/en/product_info.php?products_id=102718&currency=EUR

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Re: RFC Model T Ford tender
« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2021, 07:45:02 AM »
I find I'm having to make model twice - once in card then again in styrene. Anyway, more bits added:



I managed to salvage some more of the kit - the seat!

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Re: RFC Model T Ford tender
« Reply #13 on: September 03, 2021, 07:10:37 AM »
More progress:



You can play 'Spot the Difference!

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Re: RFC Model T Ford tender
« Reply #14 on: September 05, 2021, 05:35:27 AM »
I see a rear window and Louvers, beyond that I am lost! Looking terrific!!
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