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RNAS Ambulance
« on: March 20, 2013, 07:20:35 AM »
    At Des and Paul's request here's the build thread for my Rolls Royce Ambulance. This conversion is based on the old Airfix 1911 Rolls Royce and includes a little bit of scratch building as well. I hope you enjoy this project and as always any and all comments are welcomed and very much appreciated.

  The beginning. As you can see most of the donor kits parts were shall we say useless for this project due to warping. Other parts such as the body weren't needed and suffered from warping as well. Task one was to perform a little surgery and remove the offending parts.



 Adding the first little details to the frame.  My Pyro 1909 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost was used as a pattern for detailing the underside.







 Early work on the Cab interior.






  Test Fitting with Rupert.


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Re: RNAS Ambulance
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2013, 07:33:19 AM »
  Extending the frame for the scratch built Ambulance body.




 The Ambulance body under construction.





 

 Testing fitting of the body to the frame.
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Re: RNAS Ambulance
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2013, 07:52:14 AM »
  Detailing the Ambulance body interior. Played a bit with different sized bunk frames .


 One of four stretchers made up and its bunk frame.





 A few Blankets.




 Sometimes in need of a swabbing out, a bucket and mop just in case.


 All the interior additions in place.
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Re: RNAS Ambulance
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2013, 08:00:24 AM »
  Detailing the exterior.








  That's all for now, more to come later on. Thanks for taking the time to have a looks.

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Re: RNAS Ambulance
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2013, 11:00:46 AM »
That's very good and an interesting change from aeroplanes!   
I've toyed with the idea of building a field workshop to go with my Triplane.  Only trouble is it would have to be 1/3 scale!

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Re: RNAS Ambulance
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2013, 11:38:41 AM »
Thanks for posting this Gregory. You make it look easy!! I might take a shot at one of these someday and you have provided everything necessary.

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Re: RNAS Ambulance
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2013, 11:56:07 AM »
Greg,
    Something very different and fascinating. What did you use for the canvas on the stretcher and also the blue sheets/blankets, they are very nicely done?!
Cheers,
Lance

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Re: RNAS Ambulance
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2013, 02:54:16 PM »
I'm so glad you've brought this one over, my old friend.  It was such a joy to watch her come together when you built her and I'm going to enjoy following along once again.
Cheers,
Bud
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Re: RNAS Ambulance
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2013, 03:58:59 PM »
Well, i just can echo what Bud has already said!
A very good build is going to hook me again!
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Re: RNAS Ambulance
« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2013, 06:24:25 PM »
Wonderful Gregory, excellent detailing (I like those blankets) always good to see these 'extra's'.

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Re: RNAS Ambulance
« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2013, 06:30:10 PM »
Thanks Gregory for posting your build here, it is so good to see your fantastic work again, this is a real inspiration to anyone wanting to convert one of these old kits into something truely worthwhile, I can't wait to see the remainder of the build.

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Re: RNAS Ambulance
« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2013, 07:20:32 PM »
Great stuff Greg  :) i will be following closely.

Thanks for sharing.

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Re: RNAS Ambulance
« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2013, 10:42:18 PM »
Masterful work Gregory! It's good to see your modelling talents on display. Your attention to detail is outstanding. Inspiring to say the least.

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Re: RNAS Ambulance
« Reply #13 on: March 21, 2013, 12:35:49 AM »
Greg,
    Something very different and fascinating. What did you use for the canvas on the stretcher and also the blue sheets/blankets, they are very nicely done?!
Cheers,
Lance

  Lance,
I appreciate your kind words my old friend. The canvas for both the stretchers and the blanket are made of common kitchen foil. Tried Lead Foil first but it proved a tad bit thick.
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Re: RNAS Ambulance
« Reply #14 on: March 21, 2013, 12:39:57 AM »
Thanks for posting this Gregory. You make it look easy!! I might take a shot at one of these someday and you have provided everything necessary.

Steve

  Steve (AKA Dr. Stangelove)
Give it a shot my old friend , no doubt you could every bit as good as I did. Besides it really is nearly as easy as it looks.
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