Scratch built balsa Gypsy wagon (Vardo)

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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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Nice whittle job :)

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

Sam

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Posted · Report post

Nice!

Are you going to paint or stain or weather it?

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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 · Report post

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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Interesting !! Lets see more.

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

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

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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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Progress looks fine. I love the bench/cabinet.

Edited by Steven2

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

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

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Real Nice Work Andy!

B)

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

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