1945 Scammell Pioneer SV2S

Discussion in 'Armory & Military' started by Gandolf50, Jan 24, 2015.

  1. zathros

    zathros SENIOR Administrator

    This model should be in a museum. I think your solution for the back of the cab is the way to go too. :)
  2. nevadablue

    nevadablue New Member

    Wow! I just found this thread and am overwhelmed at the quality of this build.

    Would it be possible for you to share the Studio file for the tire treads? That would be an excellent reference file for me to study. I have a Curio cutter and would like to practice making some tires.
  3. Gandolf50

    Gandolf50 Researcher of obscure between war vehicles... Moderator

    Thank-You..that always means a lot to hear!
    Tell you what...the Studio file will not do you much good in making a tire..as it is only the outer tread... which you can have a jpeg of no problem..but you will have to all ready have a tire to place it on! You will also have to do the sizing and tracing in studio ( personally do as I did..import the jpeg select trace area ..all the treads...set your controls so that all the treads fill with yellow...trace outer edge...then pick the best one...edit it to clean it up and fit all the inner curves better and delete all the others...copy and past over the rest..and you can then print and cut or just cut...what ever you plan on....same way to resize....measure the circumference in mm and adjust the trace file till it is that size..cut a single tread to check and if its short add a bit/ a little long can sometimes be ok!

    Attached Files:

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  4. Gandolf50

    Gandolf50 Researcher of obscure between war vehicles... Moderator

    More updates!!!!! Moving at a fast clip now//like a snail through molasses !!! Got the spare tire carrier finished..minus some bolts...and on the back..and installed the jib as well...starting to look more like a wrecker now...

    still have a TON of little fiddly bits to do but...it's getting there ( actually avoiding working on the rest of the cab for a time...)

    Started...( Actually finished before posting this ) winding the cable on the wench drums and getting them weathered, so it looks like they will be the next step I have to install before the jib and boxes go on...another case of not wanting to do anything resembling "building a ship in a bottle" , if you know what I mean!

    Till next time!!
  5. zathros

    zathros SENIOR Administrator

    Incredible!! :)
  6. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    If I did not know any better and know what to look for, I would not believe that this is made of paper and cardstock!
  7. nevadablue

    nevadablue New Member

    Thanks for the tire treads! Nice updates, thanks for those too.
  8. Gandolf50

    Gandolf50 Researcher of obscure between war vehicles... Moderator

    N-other small update leading to things getting done...got the rear wench assembly loaded with cable and in it's frame and mounted to the frame.
    You can also see that I finally took the plunge and mounted the fuel tank..held off as it only hangs from the two brackets, one you can see just above the tire, when the cab is in place ..then I can add brackets to the cab floor..till then I have to be REAL CAREFUL!

    Here is an over-all view of the rear frame...
    Fuel Tank/Wench/Cable/Rear Pulleys

    Small details added to the engine as well..added part of the water pump ( to get ready for the radiator), and decided to get the fan belt in place..that was a one time don't mess up bit of construction..wheww!! tweasers and yes...thin strip of card stock blackened with a sharpie! Cutting that was NOT FUN!!

    Till next time...
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  9. zathros

    zathros SENIOR Administrator

    When you reveal your miniaturization machine!!
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  10. Gandolf50

    Gandolf50 Researcher of obscure between war vehicles... Moderator

    Time for a minor update, things have been slow and oyher things ( distractions) get in the way...

    Still working on the box back...getting all the fiddly bits done...hard working with a .5mm salvaged chain from some junk jewelry but looked correct so had to be done and added it to the jip..it is what rolls the jib out to the different positions...


    also had to add the door/ladder combo that allows access into the back jib area, it is close to 4 feet off the ground... so again scraped the kit parts and scratch built...

    View closed....
    ( Had to add a latch to keep it closed !)

    And open with ladder dropped...
    (Ladder folds up against the inside of the drop door)...

    and here is an overall view of Box Back stage ? 3-5 ? I lost count...

    Till next time!! Go cut some paper! (oh yea..added corner braces on the boxes) :Coffee:
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  11. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    The amount of realistic detail that you are putting into this project is MIND BLOWING! This is MUSEUM quality work.
  12. bigpetr

    bigpetr New Member

    I am amazed. Wooden parts looks wooden, metal parts looks metal. Most excelent. How do you achieve such great and precise wooden look and texture?
  13. Gandolf50

    Gandolf50 Researcher of obscure between war vehicles... Moderator


    "Mostly being OCD/Retired/Asperger's Syndrome in the Creative Artistic areas, and the more I look at this beast I think partially if not completely mental !!!"

    ...I do TONS of research and look at all available resources I can. I also, go look for solutions on how to do stuff in the way of tutorials ( actually a few pictures of steps will show me the way)! I can show you everything that I feel is wrong with this build, because I feel there is ALWAYS room for improvement, and I yearn/need to learn how to do it and TRULY ENJOY sharing what I learn. I am getting ready to scratch build the rest of the steering for this beast so I will go through the steps on the build including paint..so maybe that might help a little...;)
  14. zathros

    zathros SENIOR Administrator

    Your perfection in building is starting to make me feel quite tiny. Your methodology, creativity and craftsmanship is beyond compare. :)
  15. bigpetr

    bigpetr New Member

    :yesyes:That would be great to see under your hands like that
  16. josve

    josve Active Member

    Really great work!! A pleasure to follow :)

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