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Bernard Wylie
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Riverside Scale Modellers club group build, 2013.

November 17, 2013 · in Automotive · · 6 · 1.8K

Every year the scale model club, Riverside Scale Modellers that I joined in August this year has a club group build, after some discussion a subject is chosen and providing that a kit valued at no more than $10 to $12 AU is available in quantity the club purchases the kits for each member to build. All builds must be finished for display at the November club meeting. This year the theme was "Civilian Trucks" and the subject kit chosen was the '56 Mazda T2000, rules are simple, the kit must be build OOB, you can remove plastic but you cannot add plastic, with the exception of the load in the tray (See if you can spot my shocked passenger).

I was lucky enough to lay my hands on a kit that another member did not want to build and this is the result. It won 3rd place in the group build.

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  1. The kitty looks 'shocked', I suppose. As for the build, I defy anyone to find something "wrong" with it. Personally, I've never seen one of these vehicles. You did a good job, in my opinion.

  2. Thanks Craig, although the kitty is actually a rat... 😉

  3. We have plenty of weird looking three wheeled vehicles here in China, and this looks familiar, any vehicle that belongs to the local council is usually finished in blue, although usually a darker shade than this. Very convincing model, Bernard.

  4. Looks good, like something Ed Big Daddy Roth would have designed with the trike wheel set up. I thought it was a cat too...

  5. Bernard,
    Great job on this little rig. I like what you've done with it. You made an ugly little truck a beauty.

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