1/76 - General Sir Miles Dempsey's Caravan

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  1. Neilie

    Neilie Member

    After I did the AEC Mammoth gun truck I had planned a scratch-built CMP wrecker but having been inspired by some Airfix QL models by a fellow modeler (Sean Hooper) on another site, I had to have a go at Dempsey's Caravan. I could only find one good IWM nearside view (which the vignette is basically based upon), one quarter view from the front and a good photo of the General at his desk against the back wall. There was no plan that matched this vehicle but there was a Geoff Lacey drawing of the QLT mounted WD caravan body which had similar features. Dave Rhodes was a big help in determining what the offside should look like given the information we had and the rear inside view was helpful for window placement, equipment locker etc. The rest was artistic license. Mike Simpson (Trux) was also very helpful with information also with probable layout and markings. Mike Starmer was consulted re colour and we decided based on the black and white photo the body was likely SCC15 while the cab/chassis was in SCC2 with SCC1A disruptive. It was likely a local workshop body as it didn't seem to fit the standard caravan body and was added later.
    The figures are from the Monty's Caravan set and are quite appropriate although the "General" figure is a little heftier than Sir Miles actually was.....good army food I suppose! All decals used were from the Mike Starmer range and from my stash.
    Now, I can get on with the CMP Wrecker.

    Cheers,

    Neil
     

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  2. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Neil excellent work again thank you for posting

    regards
    Clive
     
  3. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

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  4. Neilie

    Neilie Member

    Thanks Clive and Owen for posting the photo. I did finally put it on the other site I post on so folks could see so glad you did here as well.

    Cheers,

    Neil
     
  5. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    I was there yesterday, Neil. I could have brought you a handful of Zolder sand for the base display !
     
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  6. Trux

    Trux 21 AG Patron

    Dempsey is walking very carefully on that slippery, muddy surface. You would think a general could get hold of some duckboards.

    Mike
     
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  7. Neilie

    Neilie Member

    You were a bit late Rich....I had to make do with some sweepings from the roadway but thanks for thinking of me. I hope you enjoyed the visit.

    Cheers,

    Neil
     
  8. Neilie

    Neilie Member

    I decided to portray him there on a dry day.....much easier than mud!!.....and thanks for all your help.

    Cheers,

    Neil
     

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