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JCB 3CX (1980) Modelled in 1/35th scale

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JCB 3CX (1980) Modelled in 1/35th scale

Post #1 by Martyn Henley » Sat Oct 03, 2009 12:32 pm

Just a little something else that has kept me busy for a few weeks .. :think:

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Re: JCB 3CX (1980) Modelled in 1/35th scale

Post #2 by essexpete » Sat Oct 03, 2009 2:17 pm

Martyn when did they drop the red on buckets and wheels?


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Re: JCB 3CX (1980) Modelled in 1/35th scale

Post #3 by Martyn Henley » Sat Oct 03, 2009 2:22 pm

I have really no idea on that one Pete,but from what i can make out, the standard 3CX with standard front bucket, had red buckets, and red wheel rims, ones with 4in1 were all yellow

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Re: JCB 3CX (1980) Modelled in 1/35th scale

Post #4 by Neversweat » Sat Oct 03, 2009 3:32 pm

A true craftsman Martyn :bow: - As someone that couldn't even make an Airfix kit i take my hat off to you :claphands:
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Re: JCB 3CX (1980) Modelled in 1/35th scale

Post #5 by essexpete » Sat Oct 03, 2009 6:53 pm

Martyn what materials do you use? It does look smart.
An aquaintance of mine had an early 3CX when it was about 8 years old. It had a Leyland engine, manual shuttle, manual engagement of 4wd (iirr), fixed dipper with a white cab, red wheels and 4in1 bucket.


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Re: JCB 3CX (1980) Modelled in 1/35th scale

Post #6 by Martyn Henley » Sat Oct 03, 2009 7:23 pm

Thank you Steve.. used to do airfix kits myself, but got boring
You could be right Pete, i can only go on what i have seen in brochure's and stuff from that time, when the 3CX came out, i was playing with Case 580F's and then the 580G
To do the masters, i use plastic card of various thickness's, then just scale down from measurements and cut an glue ... the masters are then moulded ready for melted down metal alloy, the tyres are rubber, and the ram housings are plastic with metal pistons ..

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Re: JCB 3CX (1980) Modelled in 1/35th scale

Post #7 by Jeremy Rowland » Sat Oct 03, 2009 7:28 pm

Another superb job there Martyn :claphands:
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Re: JCB 3CX (1980) Modelled in 1/35th scale

Post #8 by essexpete » Sat Oct 03, 2009 8:13 pm

Sorry if this is a stupid question Martyn, but is that the master we are looking at; do you paint the master?

On the subject of colours thee seems to have been some variations. All yellow cabs on some late 60s when white was around and yellow wheels on some late 3C111s. Or have I just seen paint jobs?


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Re: JCB 3CX (1980) Modelled in 1/35th scale

Post #9 by Martyn Henley » Sat Oct 03, 2009 8:24 pm

No Pete, that is the finished model .. the masters are all the component parts that go to make up the finished model... i belive the yellow wheels on the Mk3's, showed that it was the power train version...
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and white cabs did not appear till 75 although JCB did do a limited edition Caribbean cab version on the 3Cmk2's after 72 i belive...these had tinted glass, white cab and a rubber matting inside the cab...


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Re: JCB 3CX (1980) Modelled in 1/35th scale

Post #10 by topkit » Sun Oct 04, 2009 3:08 pm

Nice one Martin that does look good, i think the early 3cx 1981 W reg had red buckets and wheels even if it did have a 6in 1 then in 1982 they seemed to have changed paint as in the shade of yellow used and also the buckets and wheels became Yellow too. So what's next then!!


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