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#1 andy1966

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 12:46 PM

My first attempt at something a bit different! A Romany caravan! No plans, no scale, in at the deep end! Just finished base & wheels, all hand carved from pieces of balsa. Long way to go before the grand plan materialises, with realistic, glowing wood burning stove, parrafin lamps, & other furnishings etc. All comments welcome. Cheers. Andy.

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#2 JunkPile

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 12:55 PM

Nice whittle job :)



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Posted 17 February 2013 - 01:32 PM

Great woodworking job! Are the wheel rims laminated from thin strips of balsa?

 

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 01:45 PM

Nice!

 

Are you going to paint or stain or weather it?



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Posted 17 February 2013 - 02:56 PM

Great woodworking job! Are the wheel rims laminated from thin strips of balsa?

 

Sam

Hi Sam. Yes they are. Very painstakingly by forming thin strips of balsa round a plastic lid from a cigarette lighter gas re-fill can.



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Posted 17 February 2013 - 03:02 PM

Nice!

 

Are you going to paint or stain or weather it?

Had my orders from wife. Got to paint it. Or else!



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Posted 19 February 2013 - 10:58 AM

Interesting !!  Lets see more.



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Posted 19 March 2013 - 06:32 AM

Is the main portion going to be straight-sided or round?



#9 andy1966

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 10:50 PM

hi skip its going to be round like the old bow top vardos ive got abit further ive done the front and the back now ive put some pics on here of the progress so far.



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Posted 01 April 2013 - 05:19 AM

This is going to be a great model, you're off to a kickin' start.



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Posted 07 April 2013 - 12:22 PM

Progress so far. Made a start on inside.Just added one working lamp for now, for effect. Roofwork all ready for canvas cover. Next challenge! Then woodburner. All comments welcome. Andy.

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 04:54 PM

Progress looks fine. I love the bench/cabinet.


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Posted 21 April 2013 - 02:00 AM

The caravan looks amazing! cant wait to see it all finished



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Posted 21 April 2013 - 06:08 AM

 Thats neet. Where you going to but the big engine :D



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Posted 24 April 2013 - 12:35 PM

Real Nice Work Andy!

 

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 12:38 PM

Progress is progressing! Slowly but slowly. Other side of wagon interior now done. Woodburner bit of a challenge. Too many tiny "fiddly" bits. Especially the logs. Trying to make something real, gathered from the garden actually look real, by burning on a flame from a cig lighter! Without totally torching something so tiny, was another challenge! All comments welcome. Cheers, Andy.

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 03:10 PM

Very nice, very detailed. Thats going to be very cool when done.