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#1 CamelBoy68

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 06:18 PM

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I thought I'd have a go at a Highway Agency's Gritter/Winter Service Vehicle.

As always, I'd love your comments... :classic:

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#2 halfpenguinhalflego

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 06:29 PM

Love it! It's got a perfectly smooth feel to it that I really like! I guess we'll be needing a lot of these this Winter again.  :tongue:
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#3 CamelBoy68

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 06:32 PM

View Posthalfpenguinhalflego, on 17 April 2012 - 06:29 PM, said:

Love it! It's got a perfectly smooth feel to it that I really like! I guess we'll be needing a lot of these this Winter again.  :tongue:


I hope not.....

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#4 The Joker1

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 06:35 PM

Very realistic well done.
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#5 TheKingOfBuilding

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 06:40 PM

Very nice choice for a vehicle to build, especially in those colours, they really make it stand out just like the real thing  :thumbup:

One thing I would change though is the overhang on top of the windscreen, if you use jumper plates to reduce it to a half-stud offset it would look much more realistic.

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#6 L@go

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 08:11 PM

This is really nice! And the colour choices are spot-on. A lot of these on the roads up here during the winter - but hopefully we're done with the winter for now...

The snowplow is just about perfect.

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#7 lightningtiger

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 01:07 AM

Excellent road service vehicle, and with a nice brick-built snow plough attachment too ! :thumbup:
Great work 'CamelBoy68', I look forward to your fleet of vehicles increasing.....what's next ? :wink:

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 03:49 AM

Looks great!

#9 maundythursday

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 03:57 AM

I really like that even the small details are the same... Great work...  :grin:

#10 mrklaw

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 08:12 AM

Love it. Take a pic in a sandpit :)

Do you have any pics during the build? This is something I'd like to challenge my son with

#11 CamelBoy68

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 09:44 AM

Thanks for all the great feedback, much appreciated.. :classic:


View PostTheKingOfBuilding, on 17 April 2012 - 06:40 PM, said:

Very nice choice for a vehicle to build, especially in those colours, they really make it stand out just like the real thing  :thumbup:

One thing I would change though is the overhang on top of the windscreen, if you use jumper plates to reduce it to a half-stud offset it would look much more realistic.

If you look at oggy's pic, you'll see it does overhang quite a way, plus I don't think your suggestion would work with the way I built the roof, but I'll have a look at it.


View Postlightningtiger, on 18 April 2012 - 01:07 AM, said:

Excellent road service vehicle, and with a nice brick-built snow plough attachment too ! :thumbup:
Great work 'CamelBoy68', I look forward to your fleet of vehicles increasing.....what's next ? :wink:

Well a few more gritters for a start, I bought enough parts for about 5  :grin: as I'm working out a larger MOC... :wink:


View Postmrklaw, on 18 April 2012 - 08:12 AM, said:

Love it. Take a pic in a sandpit :)

Do you have any pics during the build? This is something I'd like to challenge my son with

No I didn't take any during the build as I designed it on LDD and used its "step-by-step" instructions  :wacko: so it wasn't a linear type build....

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