Promoting Excellence in HO Scale Vehicle Modeling

Royal Air Ford Ford Transit BART Vehicle - By Geraint Roberts

Here's another view of Geraint Robert's R.A.F. BART truck model introduced in Photo Gallery 224. His model is based on a Ford Transit double-cab pick-up truck by Rietze. The model needed five coats of white paint while painting the small blue oval Ford badge on the bonnet was a challenge - Geraint applied the paint using a cocktail stick! He made the stripes from decal sheet while the green Compressed Gas warning diamond symbol is a Herpa decal. Geraint's father made the R.A.F. roundel by scanning a 1/48th scale decal and printing it on decal sheet. Geraint repositioned the steering wheel to represent right-hand drive and made the mini light bar by cutting a standard light bar in two. The equipment came from his spares box and consists of a generator and floodlights, spade, fuel can, bag of absorbent granules and three spare SCBA cylinders. The two large boxes represent the covered metal cages used to hold the bulk of the rescue equipment, chemical suits and shower. Also shown in Photo Galleries 224 and 225.

Posted October 28, 2004