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Title: Beds!!!
Post by: LesTindall on August 13, 2018, 12:07:41 PM
Probably a first for the forum, model beds!!  I am building a living van to go behind the 1/16th scale Bandai steam roller kit (dating from the 1980's), these were for the workers to stay in for a few days at the construction site.  The van is built in wood and will have a full interior detail. Most difficult items were the wheels.  I ended up purchasing (from Shapeways)  drive wheels for/c aircraft then wrapping it in styrene.  It fitted with the photos taken of original vans (there are a number preserved in the Uk).
Les


Title: Re: Beds!!!
Post by: LesTindall on August 13, 2018, 12:10:34 PM
Looks like the beds did not appear in the post!  Here there are


Title: Re: Beds!!!
Post by: LesTindall on August 13, 2018, 12:28:13 PM
A pic of an original (preserved) living van, one of may in the UK
Les


Title: Re: Beds!!!
Post by: Bill Gill on August 13, 2018, 02:11:46 PM
The van looks good, Les, and so do the beds, but Linus is going to be upset that his blue blanket got cut in two :)


Title: Re: Beds!!!
Post by: LesTindall on August 13, 2018, 02:46:24 PM
Who's Linus?


Title: Re: Beds!!!
Post by: Lawton Maner on August 13, 2018, 03:34:49 PM
You can tell the children on this forum when they respond "Huh" to a comment.  Linus is the neurotic character in Peanuts who always has his blanket which Lucy and Snoopy steal from him.


Title: Re: Beds!!!
Post by: 1-32 on August 13, 2018, 03:36:16 PM
great beds pillows are nice also -cheers


Title: Re: Beds!!!
Post by: TRAINS1941 on August 13, 2018, 07:34:24 PM
That's pretty cool. 

Jerry


Title: Re: Beds!!!
Post by: Chuck Doan on August 13, 2018, 09:38:19 PM
Great project!


Title: Re: Beds!!!
Post by: shropshire lad on August 14, 2018, 12:59:00 AM
Who's Linus?

 Come on , Les , surely you know who Linus is/was?  These days your van would be converted into a fancy glamping hut and sold for 20,000 !

   Nick


Title: Re: Beds!!!
Post by: LesTindall on August 14, 2018, 01:03:50 AM
I must have led a very sheltered childhood.  We have a company on the Isle of Wight building "glamping" shepherds huts at enormous prices.
Les


Title: Re: Beds!!!
Post by: detail_stymied on August 14, 2018, 07:45:41 AM
next? maybe a "mess hall" trailer with two stools & a pot?


Title: Re: Beds!!!
Post by: finescalerr on August 14, 2018, 11:44:22 AM
Didn't their parents ever teach them to make their beds? Land sakes, what's this generation coming to?!

Creative choice for a project. Satisfactory.

Russ


Title: Re: Beds!!!
Post by: LesTindall on August 14, 2018, 12:20:02 PM
These beds are for adult workmen who work all hours for a pittance. Why waste time making your bed when there is a road to mend!!!  I think that scenario has permeated to the youth of today. I remember following a trail of our sons clothes through to his bedroom. But that's me an old one (well 68)
Les


Title: Re: Beds!!!
Post by: Barney on August 14, 2018, 02:40:29 PM
Very nice - and different just keep it coming
I had a dog called Snoopy ! but can not remember Linus !
Barney
 


Title: Re: Beds!!!
Post by: TRAINS1941 on August 14, 2018, 02:55:22 PM
Very nice - and different just keep it coming
I had a dog called Snoopy ! but can not remember Linus !
Barney
 

I guess Charlie Brown is out of the question then??  :o

Ah one of the first things to go!!  ???

Jerry


Title: Re: Beds!!!
Post by: Lawton Maner on August 14, 2018, 09:43:54 PM
They say that memory is the first thing to go.  I can't remember what the second is.


Title: Re: Beds!!!
Post by: LesTindall on August 21, 2018, 11:57:51 AM
Just to continue, beds now in place in the "living van"
Les Tindall


Title: Re: Beds!!!
Post by: fspg2 on August 21, 2018, 02:06:19 PM
It looks very realistic!


Title: Re: Beds!!!
Post by: Design-HSB on August 21, 2018, 03:59:01 PM
Very nice realistic presentation.


Title: Re: Beds!!!
Post by: Bill Gill on August 21, 2018, 06:22:43 PM
Very believable. There (really) are tiny apartments in Tokyo about the same size
where the stove doubles as a bed or a shower or something like that :)


Title: Re: Beds!!!
Post by: Greg Hile on August 21, 2018, 06:28:36 PM
Very believable. There (really) are tiny apartments in Tokyo about the same size
where the stove doubles as a bed or a shower or something like that :)

Warm sheets, hot water. What could be better??

Very nice job, Les.


Title: Re: Beds!!!
Post by: Lawton Maner on August 22, 2018, 07:00:19 AM
A lot bigger then my roomette on a recent Amtrak trip.  And, quite possibly more comfortable.


Title: Re: Beds!!!
Post by: LesTindall on August 22, 2018, 02:50:33 PM
I think the phrase is "compact and bijoux" for an Amtrak Roomette
Les


Title: Re: Beds!!!
Post by: detail_stymied on August 22, 2018, 06:14:49 PM
"I got the top! called it."


Title: Re: Beds!!!
Post by: 5thwheel on August 22, 2018, 10:26:31 PM
Too neat and clean.   ;D


Title: Re: Beds!!!
Post by: LesTindall on August 23, 2018, 05:17:24 AM
More to add, making a chair at the moment.  Then weathering the suit the lifestyle of road workers.

Les


Title: Re: Beds!!!
Post by: finescalerr on August 23, 2018, 12:55:55 PM
Good. Post more photos when you reach a stopping point. -- Russ


Title: Re: Beds!!!
Post by: LesTindall on September 16, 2018, 03:49:32 AM
Living van now finished.  I've included a photo with the Bandai 16th scale roller.  The ladder rungs and chair back used up a fair number of toothpicks!  Roof was corrugated sheet plastic curved in hot water. Lettering was "Letraset" - now difficult to obtain (purchased through e-Bay). It was obviously rather old and some letters crumbled, but the result was better than me trying to had letter the name.  On the roller the lettering was done of the computer and printed onto waterslide paper.
Les


Title: Re: Beds!!!
Post by: LesTindall on September 16, 2018, 03:51:06 AM
One more interior shot
Les


Title: Re: Beds!!!
Post by: Bill Gill on September 16, 2018, 06:12:43 AM
Looks good!


Title: Re: Beds!!!
Post by: TRAINS1941 on September 16, 2018, 06:17:20 AM
Really a nice job Les.

Jerry


Title: Re: Beds!!!
Post by: Barney on September 16, 2018, 08:27:03 AM
Very nice - excellent finish and not to heavy on the weathering - just right for a working machine - a well maintained vehicle
Barney


Title: Re: Beds!!!
Post by: detail_stymied on September 16, 2018, 11:21:59 AM
I can hear my mother's voice: "don't put those wrenches on the dinner table!"


Title: Re: Beds!!!
Post by: Design-HSB on September 16, 2018, 11:34:40 AM
I would have put the wrenches in a corner on the floor and on the table a bread, a sausage and a knife, which would then give a proper break meal. Besides, in the corners I still lack squared timber for the statics. Otherwise an atmospheric picture.


Title: Re: Beds!!!
Post by: finescalerr on September 16, 2018, 01:52:49 PM
I noticed the same thing as Helmut. As you set things up, you suggest that eating and sleeping in that car must be a very wrenching experience! Bad puns aside, it's a unique and very adequate model. Satisfactory. -- Russ


Title: Re: Beds!!!
Post by: LesTindall on September 16, 2018, 03:32:40 PM
Its the only way they get their iron rations - no cornflakes or Weetabix!
Les


Title: Re: Beds!!!
Post by: Ray Dunakin on September 17, 2018, 12:19:05 AM
Great job! Very well done. The interior reminds me of a small caboose.