Simmerit's build of the R.A. crossing over wooden bridges into Tunisia in 1943 - West Desert Build

Hoping to get a couple of hours on it later this afternoon. I've got two of three hours work to do so the bets part of the day is a write-off
 
That's astounding!

Lucky they're Welsh to explain why they're singing.
Thank you.

and from the rear (as they say)

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Onto the next little fella

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The next few should be straight forward as the are mostly stood up.
 
Quick shot with the new lad in place. Yes he’s not finished - I know.....

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Cutaway

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Quick shot with the new lad in place. Yes he’s not finished - I know.....

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Leave it as is and retitle it "BLESMA wagon."
 
Got the back on that lad. Not 100% happy with it but it’s a good base to build on

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Got an hour in this morning.

I’m now on with the collar with the driver. This will take two days to complete.

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It’s one step at a time with this lad unfortunately

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so his collar and one sleeve are done
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And

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Once these three are done, I’m into my last two blokes.

Wokka this after!!
 
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Here’s a quick shot of them in situ. I reckon another week and I’ll have cracked the last two little lads. I can then return to the Matt before starting painting the blokes.

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Cracked on a bit today.

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Pockets padded out. All her needs is his epaulettes and this one is done.

Ion with two versions of this lad

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on the Wokka now
 
Not much progress today as I’ve had a shit day at work.

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scarf and that’s it. At least I’ve done something I suppose
 
Early start today as I’ve been stressing about the worky thing. Not sure we will survive the pandemic, which is not great given I’ll watch seven years of my life go down the toilet...... still. As long as the NHS gets a big fat pay rise and those lovely pensions that’s OK isn’t it? Not so hot for the people we employ though......

anyway. Whinge over...

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finished the drivers collar on his great coat. He needs a pair of goggles on his head. Not sure what to do about the oils on his face. Leave them or strip them off. I have the same debate to have with the other lads also.

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leather jerkin under way. This lad has a great coat on also but it’s open and flapping about. After this one is done, I’ve got one more figure to finish and that’s it.

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After the lads are done it’s onto weathering and finishing the Mat. I think this ones been on the shelf for about 3 years........

I am slow though
 
Jerkin done on this lad

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greatcoat tomorrow
 
Done a bit more

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should be done by Sunday night
 

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