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Graham GREEN
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12th scale Light Business Waggon

June 1, 2024 · in Uncategorized · · 5 · 105

Here is a 1/12th scale model of a Light Business Waggon made from the drawings of J.E.Bishop and Son, printed in The Australasian Coachbuilder and Wheelwright, Oct 1906.

Found the picture of an old truck body on the web and thought that it looked OK, so searched amongst the working drawings I have of horse drawn vehicles and decided that it would look good on a Light Business Waggon.

All nuts and bolts are hand made, mainly use timber but there is a bit of brass, steel and acrylic sheet as well. I try to bolt them together, as per their original old time vehicles and try not to use any glue.

Paint is good old enamel house paint, decals are all done at home using an ALPS MD 5500 and use CorelDraw for the artwork.

Sorry about no before photo's, got carried away with splashing paint about and completely forgot about taking any pics.

No polystyrene used at all ——— just good old fashioned techniques.

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  1. 1st photo shows the old vehicle body that I swiped the art work from, then the drawing I used to make the model, followed by the finished article. Sorry about any pics showing how it was constructed, got carried away splashing paint about and forgot to take any photo's

    8 attached images. Click to enlarge.

  2. Congratulations Graham! Another piece of art!

  3. Very nicely done, Graham @radishus4

  4. Gorgeous, Graham @radishus4. Did you print your own decals?

    • Normally I do, but the computer s#it itself when I had to make these, so this lot was a send out to a bloke who makes decals for a living. Got another box of bits with Windows XP now and I use CorelDraw and then over to an ALPS printer.

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