Just wonderful work Jeroen! Your kitbashing skills and finishes are some of the best I've seen. I love the Jordan pieces. Thanks very much for sharing. I hope it's not the last we see.
Thanks, it will be not the last as you see. There still some Jordan's I didn't show here. But I also build manny other vehicles, mostly fire engines. In time I will put more of my work in this topic. Jeroen
This is magnificent modeling Jeroen. We see so few of the Jordan models being utilized and yet they have crisp, accurate details and are very inexpensive. Your passion for the era and type of vehicles you model is quite present in the finished model. I have one question, in the very first pictures of the Model A with the Weaver crane (Done so much more accurately than mine) what tires and wheels have you used? They don't look like the Busch or the Jordan wheels.
Post by Jeroen van der Ven on Jan 9, 2010 21:26:28 GMT 1
My passion is the Hague Fire Brigade and every vehicle I like. New and old. The Jordan models are perfect for rebuilding projects. In the 1920's and 1930's in the Netherlands about 50% of all lorry's was a Ford. So it is easy to find examples to build! For the little crane: the fenders came from the Ford bus from Jordan, the cabine is partly self made, partly from the panel truck from Busch, the chassis is also from Jordan and self made, everyting else is self made. The wheels came from an MB L1500 SLF8 from Roco. I could not found correct wheels of this size. There are bigger ones from ADP on the Ford V8 lorry. At the moment I build the weaver crane, I had only two pictures of the original! First the vehicle was red, but I spoke someone who drove the car and he told me the exact color! At the moment I am working on three Ford V8 pumpers of the Hague fire brigade wich were the first fully clossed fire enigines in the Netherlands. Jeroen
Jeroen, you are incredibly productive. Lovely models, if you didn't tell us it'd be impossible to know where your work began and the manufacturer's ended. Impressive, inspiring and interesting. Thank you.
Post by Jeroen van der Ven on Jan 13, 2010 21:09:59 GMT 1
A tipal American fire engine is the water tower. Something we don't have in teh Netherlands. I used an American LaFrance type 75 pumper. Everything else is scratchbuild. a Chicago water tower was used as exemple.