1/76 Scammell R100/Ruston Bucyrus 19RB Excavator

Joined: April 15th, 2010, 12:16 am

December 6th, 2014, 2:45 pm #1

Here is my completed project of another piece of plant equipment not often modeled by military modelers.
It is the Milicast Scammell R100 Gun Tractor which also doubled as a tower of heavy plant equipment. It is towing a scratch-built purpose-built trailer made by the Ruston Bucyrus Company to carry the RB series of cranes, excavators, etc. It also featured a removable top which could be put in place to carry other pieces of equipment. To load the excavator, the front bogie was removed from the apex of the triangular frame and using the ramps shown in the photo, the excavator was driven up the ramps onto the frame. The frame was jacked up at the front and re-attached to the bogie for transport. The excavator is a Corgi Trackside product kindly given to me by friend Dave Rhodes and the base was scratch-built to accommodate a set of aftermarket track assemblies kindly sent to me by Jaymes Crowther. Thanks to both of them for their generosity. No other changes were made to the excavator other than a cable guide added to the top of the boom. The figures are from the Milicast set of British Squaddies. Mike Starmer was also helpful with colour schemes and Pete Marshall (Aleran) provided the decals. It is marked for a Mechanical Equipment Coy of the 21st Army Group in France, 1944.

Hope you like it.

Cheers,

Neil







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Joined: April 29th, 2005, 9:39 am

Beautiful model

December 6th, 2014, 5:35 pm #2

Hi Neil
A lovely subject, beautifully done!

Regards
Tim
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December 6th, 2014, 6:03 pm #3

Here is my completed project of another piece of plant equipment not often modeled by military modelers.
It is the Milicast Scammell R100 Gun Tractor which also doubled as a tower of heavy plant equipment. It is towing a scratch-built purpose-built trailer made by the Ruston Bucyrus Company to carry the RB series of cranes, excavators, etc. It also featured a removable top which could be put in place to carry other pieces of equipment. To load the excavator, the front bogie was removed from the apex of the triangular frame and using the ramps shown in the photo, the excavator was driven up the ramps onto the frame. The frame was jacked up at the front and re-attached to the bogie for transport. The excavator is a Corgi Trackside product kindly given to me by friend Dave Rhodes and the base was scratch-built to accommodate a set of aftermarket track assemblies kindly sent to me by Jaymes Crowther. Thanks to both of them for their generosity. No other changes were made to the excavator other than a cable guide added to the top of the boom. The figures are from the Milicast set of British Squaddies. Mike Starmer was also helpful with colour schemes and Pete Marshall (Aleran) provided the decals. It is marked for a Mechanical Equipment Coy of the 21st Army Group in France, 1944.

Hope you like it.

Cheers,

Neil






Hi Neil
Another tour de force. Exquisite piece of work and a great team behind you. I've very much enjoyed following this build.

All the best

Dan
Dan Taylor Modelworks

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Joined: October 1st, 2010, 8:24 pm

December 6th, 2014, 8:42 pm #4

Here is my completed project of another piece of plant equipment not often modeled by military modelers.
It is the Milicast Scammell R100 Gun Tractor which also doubled as a tower of heavy plant equipment. It is towing a scratch-built purpose-built trailer made by the Ruston Bucyrus Company to carry the RB series of cranes, excavators, etc. It also featured a removable top which could be put in place to carry other pieces of equipment. To load the excavator, the front bogie was removed from the apex of the triangular frame and using the ramps shown in the photo, the excavator was driven up the ramps onto the frame. The frame was jacked up at the front and re-attached to the bogie for transport. The excavator is a Corgi Trackside product kindly given to me by friend Dave Rhodes and the base was scratch-built to accommodate a set of aftermarket track assemblies kindly sent to me by Jaymes Crowther. Thanks to both of them for their generosity. No other changes were made to the excavator other than a cable guide added to the top of the boom. The figures are from the Milicast set of British Squaddies. Mike Starmer was also helpful with colour schemes and Pete Marshall (Aleran) provided the decals. It is marked for a Mechanical Equipment Coy of the 21st Army Group in France, 1944.

Hope you like it.

Cheers,

Neil






Instantly recognizable as a Neil Craig Original, very nice work. I always love the shade of olive drab you use and the way you do the Mickey Mouse camo. The small base realIy adds to the model. Interesting and unique subject too, and your figure painting skills are excellent as well.

Looking forward to your next project.

Stefan
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Joined: August 20th, 2005, 12:15 pm

Another gem

December 6th, 2014, 8:50 pm #5

Here is my completed project of another piece of plant equipment not often modeled by military modelers.
It is the Milicast Scammell R100 Gun Tractor which also doubled as a tower of heavy plant equipment. It is towing a scratch-built purpose-built trailer made by the Ruston Bucyrus Company to carry the RB series of cranes, excavators, etc. It also featured a removable top which could be put in place to carry other pieces of equipment. To load the excavator, the front bogie was removed from the apex of the triangular frame and using the ramps shown in the photo, the excavator was driven up the ramps onto the frame. The frame was jacked up at the front and re-attached to the bogie for transport. The excavator is a Corgi Trackside product kindly given to me by friend Dave Rhodes and the base was scratch-built to accommodate a set of aftermarket track assemblies kindly sent to me by Jaymes Crowther. Thanks to both of them for their generosity. No other changes were made to the excavator other than a cable guide added to the top of the boom. The figures are from the Milicast set of British Squaddies. Mike Starmer was also helpful with colour schemes and Pete Marshall (Aleran) provided the decals. It is marked for a Mechanical Equipment Coy of the 21st Army Group in France, 1944.

Hope you like it.

Cheers,

Neil






Incredible work, as always. Love the figures - if I could manage half that good I'd be more than happy.
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Joined: February 10th, 2013, 1:11 pm

December 6th, 2014, 9:02 pm #6

Here is my completed project of another piece of plant equipment not often modeled by military modelers.
It is the Milicast Scammell R100 Gun Tractor which also doubled as a tower of heavy plant equipment. It is towing a scratch-built purpose-built trailer made by the Ruston Bucyrus Company to carry the RB series of cranes, excavators, etc. It also featured a removable top which could be put in place to carry other pieces of equipment. To load the excavator, the front bogie was removed from the apex of the triangular frame and using the ramps shown in the photo, the excavator was driven up the ramps onto the frame. The frame was jacked up at the front and re-attached to the bogie for transport. The excavator is a Corgi Trackside product kindly given to me by friend Dave Rhodes and the base was scratch-built to accommodate a set of aftermarket track assemblies kindly sent to me by Jaymes Crowther. Thanks to both of them for their generosity. No other changes were made to the excavator other than a cable guide added to the top of the boom. The figures are from the Milicast set of British Squaddies. Mike Starmer was also helpful with colour schemes and Pete Marshall (Aleran) provided the decals. It is marked for a Mechanical Equipment Coy of the 21st Army Group in France, 1944.

Hope you like it.

Cheers,

Neil






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Joined: July 1st, 2009, 6:49 pm

Awesome...

December 6th, 2014, 11:48 pm #7

Here is my completed project of another piece of plant equipment not often modeled by military modelers.
It is the Milicast Scammell R100 Gun Tractor which also doubled as a tower of heavy plant equipment. It is towing a scratch-built purpose-built trailer made by the Ruston Bucyrus Company to carry the RB series of cranes, excavators, etc. It also featured a removable top which could be put in place to carry other pieces of equipment. To load the excavator, the front bogie was removed from the apex of the triangular frame and using the ramps shown in the photo, the excavator was driven up the ramps onto the frame. The frame was jacked up at the front and re-attached to the bogie for transport. The excavator is a Corgi Trackside product kindly given to me by friend Dave Rhodes and the base was scratch-built to accommodate a set of aftermarket track assemblies kindly sent to me by Jaymes Crowther. Thanks to both of them for their generosity. No other changes were made to the excavator other than a cable guide added to the top of the boom. The figures are from the Milicast set of British Squaddies. Mike Starmer was also helpful with colour schemes and Pete Marshall (Aleran) provided the decals. It is marked for a Mechanical Equipment Coy of the 21st Army Group in France, 1944.

Hope you like it.

Cheers,

Neil






Hi Neil,

Yet another little masterpiece, I just love to see your work, truly inspirational. The whole piece, including the two figures, is beautifully done and just oozes period detail. Well done again, lovely job.

All the best,

Paul
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Joined: April 19th, 2005, 1:50 pm

Superb!

December 7th, 2014, 2:37 am #8

Here is my completed project of another piece of plant equipment not often modeled by military modelers.
It is the Milicast Scammell R100 Gun Tractor which also doubled as a tower of heavy plant equipment. It is towing a scratch-built purpose-built trailer made by the Ruston Bucyrus Company to carry the RB series of cranes, excavators, etc. It also featured a removable top which could be put in place to carry other pieces of equipment. To load the excavator, the front bogie was removed from the apex of the triangular frame and using the ramps shown in the photo, the excavator was driven up the ramps onto the frame. The frame was jacked up at the front and re-attached to the bogie for transport. The excavator is a Corgi Trackside product kindly given to me by friend Dave Rhodes and the base was scratch-built to accommodate a set of aftermarket track assemblies kindly sent to me by Jaymes Crowther. Thanks to both of them for their generosity. No other changes were made to the excavator other than a cable guide added to the top of the boom. The figures are from the Milicast set of British Squaddies. Mike Starmer was also helpful with colour schemes and Pete Marshall (Aleran) provided the decals. It is marked for a Mechanical Equipment Coy of the 21st Army Group in France, 1944.

Hope you like it.

Cheers,

Neil






Neil

I reckon you've got a secret way of shrinking real life objects down to 1/76 scale

Great work as usual!

Cheers

David
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Joined: March 11th, 2006, 1:27 pm

Great model,

December 7th, 2014, 9:29 am #9

Here is my completed project of another piece of plant equipment not often modeled by military modelers.
It is the Milicast Scammell R100 Gun Tractor which also doubled as a tower of heavy plant equipment. It is towing a scratch-built purpose-built trailer made by the Ruston Bucyrus Company to carry the RB series of cranes, excavators, etc. It also featured a removable top which could be put in place to carry other pieces of equipment. To load the excavator, the front bogie was removed from the apex of the triangular frame and using the ramps shown in the photo, the excavator was driven up the ramps onto the frame. The frame was jacked up at the front and re-attached to the bogie for transport. The excavator is a Corgi Trackside product kindly given to me by friend Dave Rhodes and the base was scratch-built to accommodate a set of aftermarket track assemblies kindly sent to me by Jaymes Crowther. Thanks to both of them for their generosity. No other changes were made to the excavator other than a cable guide added to the top of the boom. The figures are from the Milicast set of British Squaddies. Mike Starmer was also helpful with colour schemes and Pete Marshall (Aleran) provided the decals. It is marked for a Mechanical Equipment Coy of the 21st Army Group in France, 1944.

Hope you like it.

Cheers,

Neil






Love the details and all of that combo, perfect for me, thnaks for sharing

Domin
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Thanks to All of You!

December 7th, 2014, 10:42 am #10

Here is my completed project of another piece of plant equipment not often modeled by military modelers.
It is the Milicast Scammell R100 Gun Tractor which also doubled as a tower of heavy plant equipment. It is towing a scratch-built purpose-built trailer made by the Ruston Bucyrus Company to carry the RB series of cranes, excavators, etc. It also featured a removable top which could be put in place to carry other pieces of equipment. To load the excavator, the front bogie was removed from the apex of the triangular frame and using the ramps shown in the photo, the excavator was driven up the ramps onto the frame. The frame was jacked up at the front and re-attached to the bogie for transport. The excavator is a Corgi Trackside product kindly given to me by friend Dave Rhodes and the base was scratch-built to accommodate a set of aftermarket track assemblies kindly sent to me by Jaymes Crowther. Thanks to both of them for their generosity. No other changes were made to the excavator other than a cable guide added to the top of the boom. The figures are from the Milicast set of British Squaddies. Mike Starmer was also helpful with colour schemes and Pete Marshall (Aleran) provided the decals. It is marked for a Mechanical Equipment Coy of the 21st Army Group in France, 1944.

Hope you like it.

Cheers,

Neil






Thank you Tim, Dan, Stefan, Bill, Paul, Paul David and Domingo for your very generous comments on my model. It is really gratifying that you appreciate my efforts so much and I do look forward to sharing the next one with you all.

Cheers,

Neil
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