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Old 11-13-2017, 07:06 PM
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Pontiac had some beautiful flowing lines.
Nice kit!
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Old 11-14-2017, 07:57 AM
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all I can say is nnniiicccceeee!
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Old 11-18-2017, 11:27 AM
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Little Little Willie (Early Version)


I know many of you thought this was going to an American Tank like a Stuart or an M5.
Maybe even a Sherman derivation.

Nope. Sorry. This might not be of interest to many of you.
But this is something I created a while back and didn't know exactly what to do with.
I needed, for a photo, something to compare with my 1/16 scale Little Willie model.
I needed reference of its earliest appearance.

Many of you may already be familiar with my large scale model of Little Willie...the world's first "Tank"...
and familiar with Little Willie as she appears on display as the Bovington tank Museum in the UK.

The No. 1 Lincoln machine was actually just a test bed for a Track Drive system and served as the prototype for upcoming Tank designs.

Little Willie was first created using an American "creeping Tractor" track drive system as a way to traverse trenches in WW1 battlefields.
Unfortunately the Bullock Track drive failed dramatically and the Tank was eventually redesigned and refitted
with a Tritton Track Drive system which turned out to be so successful, that it went on to be used in future Tank designs.

This miniature scale model of the No.1 Lincoln Machine depicts the early version of Willie, rarely seen and photographed,
complete with its original Bullock Track Drive.
It also features the temporary upper "turret"...a bunker of sorts, meant to house a retractable elevating Gun.

If you enjoy this one, maybe you'd like to try a much larger scale model of the final Little Willie Tank prototype
complete with full Chassis, Interior and Drivetrain.

You can find the little Little Willie model in the Military vehicles section of Specialz.
You can find the big scale Little Willie model at Paper Model Shop Home!

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Old 11-18-2017, 11:32 AM
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Thank you. I was expecting this to be the last one of the series.
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Old 11-18-2017, 09:12 PM
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Tanks, Dave!
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Old 11-18-2017, 10:19 PM
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Still one more

Originally Posted by airdave View Post
Next new release is here...

My 1968 Pontiac Parisienne 2+2 Sport

The Parisienne came in a number of variations...2 and 4 door, 2+2 Sport and Grand luxury versions.
Convertibles were common, as were the Vinyl covered roofs. Mine had a big bench seat up front,
but Bucket seats and center Console were also available
The distinctive pointed nose made the car really stand out, with the 68 version having the largest and most prominent hood extension.
But not to let the Pontiac thread go yet, how about the '72 Riviera Boat-tail (the car I never had, but still wish I could get one) for a companion piece. It has a "prominent extension" front and back, and a roof line and profile no one has beat yet . You could even add a salt flats version .

Could it get any better in Dave's garage?

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Old 11-19-2017, 12:09 PM
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Dave, Thank you for the No.1 Lincoln Machine model.
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Old 11-19-2017, 03:35 PM
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John...although the Riv is a nice body style, I have no personal interest. Sorry.

Great to see the Willie model is of interest others.
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Old 11-20-2017, 05:35 AM
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Loving 'Little Willie'.( There's a sentence I never thought I'd ever type out). I like that it is in monochrome. Have you thought of a sepia coloured verstion at all ?
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Old 11-20-2017, 08:26 AM
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Brown? why would you want it in brown?

other than the rust that might have appeared on the panels, Willie was assumed to have been painted gray.
The current Willie is painted more a "battleship gray".
Bovington Tank Museum's David Fletcher said to me "a darker Royal Navy gray".
The original shade of gray isn't known.

I still contend, in the photographs where the final version of Willie was presented to the press and Public at the Fosters Factory later in 1915,
it had been given a fresh coat of paint...and I thought maybe it was green. (below)
But since B/W photography can convert colour and does not reveal hints of true colours, Willie could have been painted bright yellow!

But according to Tank expert David Fletcher MBE,
early Mark 1 tanks were painted gray when they came out of the factory
and he has no other evidence of paint colour on Willie at that time.
Willie was painted green by the Bovington Tank museum in the 1960s, but he says thats because
"the museum painted everything green, since they had a surplus of green paint".

Sepia toning (reddish-brown tinting) in B/W photography may have been used more for Portraiture and Life scene photos
where a warmer hue was desired.

The second photo of Willie (above) has a more "sepia" tone
but this photo can be found in various tones and shades (across the Internet).
Obviously more recent digital toning is responsible for that.

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