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RAF emergency set conversions
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No: 4506   Contributor: Mel Turbutt   Scale: 1/76   Year: 2014   Manufacturers: Airfix, Scratch built / modified   Country: United Kingdom
RAF emergency set conversions

A couple of months ago I managed to pick up an Airfix RAF emergency set for £5. Both 1/76 models have been converted, the K2 ambulance into an NFS mobile canteen and the K6 into an airport foam tender re-built in the 1950's using some of the original RAF spec components.
Picture added on 06 January 2014 at 08:06
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Mel, is the K6 based on a real vehicle?
If it is, have you any information about it please?
The K2 is a smart little conversion.

Added by Bristol Bob on 06 January 2014.
No Bob, the K6 is a complete figment of my imagination.
I'm not too happy with the K2's roof now I've seen it in such detail - I'll have to try and get a better finish on it sometime in the future.

Added by Mel Turbutt on 06 January 2014.
Thanks Mel.
I always find that pictures of models highlight any imperfections that are not so obvious when looking at the model. You can always put it down to wear on wartime models though.

Added by Bristol Bob on 07 January 2014.
Yes even with my Meccano models I find that the camera highlights imperfections which the eye forgives. I think that lighting and shadows are the main culprit but of course colours can be apparently altered and no longer match as well. A nice pair of models, Mel. (Got it right that time!)

Added by George Illingworth on 07 January 2014.
They both look OK to me Mel, even if the crash tender is a figment of your imagination.
I've also noticed after taking a picture/pictures that so much shows up on the screen once your ready to send in, but we'll never get them 100% perfect all the time we scratchbuild such small models.Pete M.

Added by Pete Matten on 08 January 2014.
Lads, if you enjoy building a model that is all that matters ; no matter if its fact or fiction Mel must have enjoyed building these to have shared the pictures. I love looking at all the pictures posted on here - so keep at it lads
best wishes TED

Added by Ted Angus on 09 January 2014.
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