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  1. I thought I'd gather together some of my builds for a few group photos the other day (just an excuse to look at them again really!) I've often wondered where time goes, but when I pulled this little lot together it left me wondering where i found the time, and that's without all the unfinished builds still sat on my bench! Still, it was nice to see them out again for a little while at least!
    24 points
  2. Not a scratch build this time, but a conversion of a UH 7810. This is based on a tractor that I've spent quite a bit of time on and do have a soft spot for (even though it's not red or green!) The base tractor was a play worn model that i picked up cheap from eBay a couple of years back. The awful UH hitch has been removed and a new one built to match the real one as it has an extra assistor ram fitted and also larger category 3 arms from a New Holland T7. The front weights have been made removable, and it has been fitted with brackets to take a KAT loader. Anyway, progress so far
    24 points
  3. pipework added to the loader and a pair of stands for removing it from the tractor
    23 points
  4. Fraser 10 tonne grain trailer and 6 tonne grain with silage sides
    22 points
  5. Some progress on the big one, many thanks to John (JEP) for help with photos of the back end. The 171 is different to the smaller Muir Hills in that its linkage is mounted on a sub frame separate from the skid unit. There were a few grey areas, but we got there in the end
    22 points
  6. Dropped back on to the Fords for a little while, a,bit of progress on the Gen 11/111 AP cabbed 4610 and 4610T
    21 points
  7. Mirrors, wipers and some decals to add, but 4610T and 6810 almost done. The 68 has a set of rowcrops as well as detachable dual wheels
    20 points
  8. 2wd 6810 this time, this one has been fitted with a set of Leyland front weights and interchangeable standard and row crop rear wheels to match the real tractor
    20 points
  9. Pipework added along with the removable post clamp, and a coat of primer
    19 points
  10. Another stunning pair of recent additions, 2000 and cabbed 3000. Crap photos I’m afraid, I must get some outside action shots when I get chance.
    19 points
  11. Bale sledge almost finished so I thought I'd put it in this thread with the baler. It's been a bit of a test but I wanted everything to work on it as per the real sledge. I'm wanting to weather it so that it's more like the condition of the one in the photo
    19 points
  12. These have been on the go for a while.
    19 points
  13. Parmiter post knocker, just needs the decals. I've gone for a slightly faded/weathered look as if it's seen a few years of use. Really must get the 64 finished!
    18 points
  14. Finally got the Weeks almost finished, only taken 2 years! Just waiting for rams for this one as well
    18 points
  15. Fraser 10 tonne grain trailer and 6 tonne grain/silage trailer, just awaiting rams and decals
    18 points
  16. A simple little conversion , we've seen these before I know , but I had a Britains Howard spreader and time on my hands. looks like the one I've got rusting away at the back of the building used to , when new. Wheels came out of the spares box , don't know what the're off , but they look about right. Andrew
    18 points
  17. Today’s arrival is some what bittersweet. I’ve been looking forward to receiving this Minitrac 286 Super Hayliner baler for a good while, finally delivered today albeit a few months late and incurring import charges which I wouldn’t have applied had it been on time but that is down to manufacturing and shipping problems because of the current situation. Unfortunately it has suffered a bit of damage in transit, a wheel parting from the axle and the pto shaft and a reel height guide snapping off but hopefully all will be put right, minitrac are sending me a new shaft and the other parts should glue on. Otherwise a stunning model, even the knotters are a good representation of New Holland ones. Better photos to follow once repaired.
    17 points
  18. more glazing fitted, decals started , still got the rear screens to fit, wiper ,and footplates in the cab,plus steps.
    17 points
  19. As a continuation from Coppice acre, I have started work completely changing my diorama so I thought it needed a new name and thread. Plaishford farm is based on local farms around me in in the south, I’m hoping to keep it looking traditional and as English as possible.It is work in progress at the moment but I have got a bit more done since the last post. 4 Backscenes down Ive finally found the right one that seems to fit. I decided to use polystyrene as a base to calve into and build areas up. After a bit of trial and error used woodland scenics Medium, light and conifer green fluff With seafoam as, even though it’s not cheap, the colours seem to be correct compared to the cheaper stuff, which came across blue and just didn’t look right. I found a guide on modelling foliage which was really helpful and Shows to what plants are around at certain times of year. I have set Plaishford in may-June time. I also had a go with woodland scenics realistic water to make the stream and ford, Its lot glossier than stuff I’ve used before but seems to creep up the sides http://www.009.cd2.com/members/how_to/modelling_plants.htm
    17 points
  20. Parmiter post knocker like the one we have here, nearly ready for paint
    17 points
  21. A few years ago i bought a cheap Britains TW20 off eBay with a bit of damage that had been re badged as a TW 15 and given a white grill. The intention was to put it back to a TW20 and add some extra detail, as i have vivid memories of two brand new ones coming to the farm where my father was a shepherd when i was a boy. As with many ideas, i never got around to it, but seeing Ian's excellent conversion to a 1474 inspired me to go down the county route with this particular one, and another is being used for the TW20. Anyway, a start on the rear linkage and bonnet of the County
    17 points
  22. Also made a start on a Meijer flat 8 sledge, this outfit did all the baling when I was young, covering a fair number of acres of hay and straw every year....happy days!
    17 points
  23. Lime spreading outfit
    16 points
  24. Managed to get a little paint on then, still the final details and wheels to sort out along with weathering.
    16 points
  25. Been a bit quiet recently with this havent had time to sort anything out, but was a nice day today and that time of year so took a couple of models and a board up the field and got some shots, really pleased with how they turned out a proper 1965/66 scene
    16 points
  26. Thought I’d start a topic for some of the models I’ve made past and present. I tend to focus on models that I’ve used or see locally to me. First up is what my main focus has been over lockdown and over winter making hedge trimmers. I’ve made a good few McConnels and also a Shelbourne Reynolds HD760T. Pictures speak a thousand words, if anyone has any questions don’t hesitate to ask!
    16 points
  27. Some better shots of my BOR Howard 90” Rotovator. I apologise in advance for all the photos😜
    16 points
  28. I came across some pictures of these a while ago and they caught my imagination. This months Classic Tractor has an article on them which stirred me to make a start on one, especially as I had a reject cab from the Marshalls that was just sat there going to waste! Anyway, progress so far on the front unit
    16 points
  29. 4 potter this time, 6810 with the AP cab, along with it's smaller 4610T brother
    16 points
  30. Latest arrival in the shape of a Lely 9.5 ton grain dryer built by Graham Harold.
    16 points
  31. 482 and 272 weathered up to go with the Marshalls
    16 points
  32. Thanks Martin! Yes, its been a grand day hasn't it. I did splash a bit of paint today, but not through the spray, just the brush again for the Leyland mock ups. Looks like I've used the byre brush actually
    16 points
  33. A bit of colour on the first of the Sekura cabbed Leyland /Marshall mock ups. These have just been hand painted (ignore the paint finish, it's pretty crap!) to get an idea of the look of the finished models, which will be sprayed
    16 points
  34. Slight twist on the last one I did. That was the later Marston design. This one is the early style, tapered head board and a few more body braces. Also a fixed drawbar abit more true to an older silage trailer. Again I tried to cram as much detail in as I could. This time I used my own water slide decals. Pretty pleased with them, bit tricky to fit as I'm not sure it's the best paper they are harder than any waterslide ones I've used ! But they work.
    16 points
  35. Thanks Paul! A bit of work done on the 2wd front axles
    16 points
  36. Thanks all for the comments. Here is todays cracking arrival amongst its siblings, better photos to follow when time and weather allows
    16 points
  37. Rather complicated machine, taking alot of figuring out!
    16 points
  38. Thanks Sean, yes, one of the down sides of getting older i suppose! A bit of progress on the old girl. The model had no steps or mirrors when i got it, so these have been built and added, the mirrors being slightly larger than the originals, again to match the real one. A grill guard has been added to the front, along with a spool block for the loader, and some paint on the linkage. The loader needs its pipework adding and i need to sort the front hubs as these were missing too, plus a few small jobs and then it's destined for a bit of light weathering
    16 points
  39. in between doing the silo i have been tinkering with this one,uh ford 5000 into a 7000 still a long way off decal fitting, got the cab floor to sort ,plus glazing yet, and re fitting the chains at the rear linkage, lot infact
    15 points
  40. 804 and 802 trial builds weathered up (to hide the paintwork!), just awaiting decals and then ready for the layout. These have been worth doing as I've hopefully learned a lot from my mistakes on these first builds, and at least they're not going to waste!
    15 points
  41. This has been on my to do list for a while
    15 points
  42. A little more progress on the 482 and 282/72/62 models
    15 points
  43. Got the granary in rough position mainly due to lack of space on the bench , still needs fine tuning and then the slabs can be fixed down, and weeds ect added, also knocked the bale stack over so thats another job to sort am pondering putting a smaller silo on the front as well , as the yard seems very large , and maybe filling in the area between the barn and this (silver silo at present )with trees ect
    15 points
  44. 15 points
  45. Finished the Scaledown Matbro today.... I've really enjoyed building this, and first time using an airbrush to paint. Have to decide what to build next, but I fancy a change from blue! Pictured alongside the UH Ford 5000 to give an idea of size.
    15 points
  46. And finally Graham from the forum ordered three Grain trailers finished in New Holland blue, with roll over sheets. These are done the same way as my bulk tippers, with 3.8oz waterproof material. I hope this is an interesting insight into a 'modern' commercial method of model making. It's certainly viable, and with some fine tuning would be how to make good money from model making. It is alot less enjoyable than building by hand though, and much less adaptable. Thanks for looking James
    15 points
  47. Converted Britain Cattle wagon to tractor transporter, changed to right hand drive, beaver tailed and extra axle painted in Leyland colours of course
    15 points
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