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Autocar WW1 Armored Car 1/12 scale
« on: February 24, 2012, 11:56:32 PM »


a WW1 (Canadian) Armored Car, built on the 1914 Autocar Two-Ton Truck Chassis, in 1/12 scale




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Re: Autocar WW1 Armored Car 1/12 scale
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2012, 11:57:44 PM »
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Re: Autocar WW1 Armored Car 1/12 scale
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2012, 12:00:23 AM »

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Re: Autocar WW1 Armored Car 1/12 scale
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2012, 10:18:45 AM »
Looks great!  This would look great resized to 1:32 scale to display beside my Wingnut Wings 1:32 British WW1 aircraft models.

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Re: Autocar WW1 Armored Car 1/12 scale
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2012, 12:14:30 PM »
Even at 1/12 scale, there are still some very small compnents that are difficult to deal with.
1/32 would be scary!

But there is also a lot of "optional" build stuff here.
Not only things like "hinged" panels that could be glued as fixed pieces,
but the builder is welcome to leave out anything they want.

Much of the drivetrain for example is not visible once the body is in place.
I did a lot detail that can only be seen from above, for those who just wanted to build the Autocar Chassis.

On a side note...I had thought about releasing the Autocar chassis by itself and then releasing an Armored Car add-on kit.
I could do the same with other "bodies" to add to the base Chassis kit.
Unfortunately this idea wouldn't work since the original Autocar chassis was Red.
It was repainted green when altered into the Armored Car.

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Re: Autocar WW1 Armored Car 1/12 scale
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2012, 01:24:54 PM »
At my skill level, I'd have to take it to my ad guy and have it printed at 1/6 ...

If I did that I'd have to dig out the old GI Joes
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Re: Autocar WW1 Armored Car 1/12 scale
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2012, 02:10:01 PM »
The big issue with 1/6 is doubling the thickness of everything.
There are already some parts that would benefit from thicker card or more layers.
1/6 will exaggerate that problem.

The Body panels are double card layer...I recommend 110lb cardstock for those pages.
That gives you a scale thickness of about 3.25 mm.
The actual panels were 4mm steel, so its pretty darn close to scale.
but two layers of cardstock is still pretty flimsy and the white glue makes certain areas want to to curve.
I used spray contact cement for the body panels, but the wood frames on the side panels and tailgate
are white glued in place and they want to warp. I keep straightening them.

I am going to recommend Balsa sheet for the wood framing parts and a few other laminated areas.
It would be a great choice for the Steering Wheel! (I wish I had thought of it before laminating cardboard)

I'm going to call this a Skill level 4 (out of 5)
but honestly, its a 3 at best.
Its one of those models that you just need some patience and to take your time.
There are a few tedious parts, like the 50 wheel spokes.
And some small components that will require a pair of tweezers and a steady hand.
But if I can detail the instructions properly, I think that an intermediate skilled builder
will have no problems building this model.
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Re: Autocar WW1 Armored Car 1/12 scale
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2012, 07:08:16 AM »
I was looking for my next 1/87 armor challenge, and I found it.  As soon as my current
project is clear, I'm doing this one.  I will need to work and have it finished by the end of
April for the Arkansas Model Championships.

Dave,

If needed, can I steal some of your reference pics from you?
Ray

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Re: Autocar WW1 Armored Car 1/12 scale
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2012, 08:41:19 AM »
what do you mean "steal"?....what do you mean "reference pics"?
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Re: Autocar WW1 Armored Car 1/12 scale
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2012, 12:21:02 PM »
I was referring to some of the pictures of the real vehicle you might have for reference.
Steal, a figure of speech that if you have some good pictures, I might could get them
from you for reference for building.
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Re: Autocar WW1 Armored Car 1/12 scale
« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2012, 05:09:30 PM »
DONE!

I already modified the first post in this thread...but in case you missed it,
the model is done, packaged and being uploaded as I type this!

Thanks to all for your patience and input.
Dave

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