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Ward La France wrecker
Henk
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Posted: Monday, December 31, 2007 - 12:23 PM UTC
Malcom Ireson''s Ward La France wrecker took runner-up in the Dragon Model of the Month Competition in November, and has been added to the On Display gallery.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
c5flies
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Posted: Monday, December 31, 2007 - 01:09 PM UTC
Dang, you guys are good! Nice work, Malcolm, real nice
WeWillHold
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Posted: Monday, December 31, 2007 - 01:48 PM UTC
A fine model. Thanks for the pics.

Steve
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Posted: Tuesday, January 01, 2008 - 01:15 AM UTC
Henk,

I am sorry but this is no Diamond T.
This vehicle are a M1A1 Ward LaFrance Heavy Wrecker.
Miloslav

P.S. very nice model
007
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Posted: Tuesday, January 01, 2008 - 02:26 AM UTC
I think you are right Miloslav,
The Diamond T (969) and the Ward La France look alike very much though, but there are some obvious differences indeed (front, hood, bumper, sparewheels etc.)

Diamond T

Ward La France

Nevertheless, the model is beuatifull!!!!
Shadowfax
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Posted: Tuesday, January 01, 2008 - 03:26 AM UTC
Great Work Malcom!

Is this a Real Model kit? Either way, how are the assembly directions. I love the subjects that resin model companies are producing, however I also find their assembly directions a bit "Challenging".

Happy New Year!
malcolm
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Posted: Tuesday, January 01, 2008 - 06:28 AM UTC

Sorry all

my mistake, i labelled it up wrong, its not a diamond T , its a WARD LA FRANCE

I Know, Im an idiot

cheers folks,
malc.
liberator
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Posted: Tuesday, January 01, 2008 - 07:17 PM UTC
very nice...i like the weathering. resin models are hard to build. thanks for sharing.
mulligan
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Posted: Tuesday, January 01, 2008 - 07:38 PM UTC
It looks like the Accurate Armour one to me. I've built this monster truck as well, it goes together pretty well. the instructions are clear but you do have to study them well and take your time its not an overnight build
cheers ross
AlanL
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Posted: Wednesday, January 02, 2008 - 02:36 AM UTC
Well deserved, a gem of a kit, full marks all around.

Al
Henk
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Posted: Thursday, January 03, 2008 - 03:04 AM UTC
To avoid confussion, I have amended the title.
malcolm
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Posted: Friday, January 04, 2008 - 12:13 AM UTC

Cheers mate,
sorry, im an idiot!!!!

please dont all agree at once

malc
malcolm
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Posted: Monday, January 07, 2008 - 01:01 AM UTC

Hi Mark L,
the plans are the new type, very good and easy to read,its not an easy kit to make, but it is very good when finished, not recommended for the light hearted

cheers,
malc.