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#41 martinfan5

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Posted 09 December 2011 - 10:45 AM

roadkill, the BMW kit I got is coming from a US seller , thats what I meant by US

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Posted 09 December 2011 - 01:56 PM

Update on the Jag, rear suspension finished but quite tricky to put together.

Got some black flocking on the floorpan and hope to make more progress this weekend.



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Posted 09 December 2011 - 01:58 PM

Looking good

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 07:03 AM

What do you think big wheels or not?

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 07:49 AM

The blurry pic is making it hard to see :lol: , I cant really see a difference, but I the rear looks better to me :D

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 08:16 AM

Sorry for the pic have to try and get a better one. The only can i got is a mobile cam. :unsure: Should be a little bit better pic now. Sorry for the large sitze.

The wheels are from the Audi DTM kit whit some tyres i bought of a guy.

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 09:00 AM

I'm a fan of big wheels too, but I think the fronts are too big for the car (never thought I'd say that ;) )

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 09:05 AM

This is an easy CBP for me since 70% of what I build are imports anyway and I am on a tear right now. Here are a few pics of in process builds. I may finish one or all for this build. It just depends on when it closes! :D

This is the Testors/Italeri Mercedes 540K Cabriolet B. I just got the multi-piece body together and smoothed the seam and redid the side trim. This will be out of the box in a 2 tone blue with black top and tan leather interior.

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This is the worst engineered kit of all time but also one of the cooler cars of all time - Heller Mercedes 540K Special Roadster. The body comes in two halves and the doors and hood sides are chromed. It was stupid! I am molding the doors shut and redoing the trim. It will be Silver and a copy of the car that was in Harrah's collection for many years.

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I already have built about 10 Minis from Tamiya and Fujimi and I am not stopping for a while! here is the next one. It is a Scalekraft pickup. It will be built stock. I haven't decided on markings but it will be a commercial vehicle.

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 09:07 AM

What do you think big wheels or not?


Big wheels are great if you get it closer to the ground. I would use smaller diameter to get it closer to the ground if you can't fit the big ones in the wheelhouses. Just me, but I like close to the ground. It looks better. Should be a cool model.

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 09:16 AM

I'm a fan of big wheels too, but I think the fronts are too big for the car (never thought I'd say that ;) )

You dont mean that the rear are to big? To me they apear a little on the big side. The front are a little bit like Volvo turbine wheels :)

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 09:18 AM


Big wheels are great if you get it closer to the ground. I would use smaller diameter to get it closer to the ground if you can't fit the big ones in the wheelhouses. Just me, but I like close to the ground. It looks better. Should be a cool model.

Hey thats just the dry fit and yes it will be put to the ground or as close to it as possible :) I m not building a rock crawler here you know. :D

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 09:19 AM

They should be cool builds Andy, Thanks to you, I now have a Heller Delahaye that I might have to add :rolleyes: If only I were a prolific builder!

BTW, what is the hardtop on black fenders in the background, the one with Bugatti/Delahaye styling cues?

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 09:35 AM

You dont mean that the rear are to big? To me they apear a little on the big side. The front are a little bit like Volvo turbine wheels :)

When you drop it to the ground, the wheels/tyres will be way up in the wheelhouse, which may mean that the front openings would have to be enlarged to allow for steering.
OK, I know its only a model (or bagged ;)) but I prefer smaller wheels at the front as in your first picture IMHO

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 10:22 AM

Got theJag up on four wheels yesterday - the fronts aren't as big as they appear! Not sure about that tiny fan/propellor???
Will have to wait a couple of days before another clearcoat and then polishing.

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 11:47 AM

When you drop it to the ground, the wheels/tyres will be way up in the wheelhouse, which may mean that the front openings would have to be enlarged to allow for steering.
OK, I know its only a model (or bagged ;)) but I prefer smaller wheels at the front as in your first picture IMHO

Yes i think so to that to much is to much. No way that i gonna get those wheels to fit under that. So back to the original ones. Would have been nice thou whit big ones.

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 12:44 PM

Paul I love your Jag. coming alone pretty good.

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 05:37 PM

Modelmartin, will add you to the list , welcome to CBP, I will catch up with all the other post from today later, been a busy day .

edit-Wow, that jag is looking really good there Paul :D

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 11:53 AM

The exhaust looks good, what is the rub and buff stuff?

Here are some of the kits I have for this CBP
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Posted 17 December 2011 - 12:15 PM

Roadkill- the chassis is looking good, this is one popular car , on a UK forum , it seems like everyone is building one, its kind of making me want to .

I am trying to decide what I am going to do next, I am pretty much done with the 360, got the wheels on, just need to take some pics.

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Posted 17 December 2011 - 01:18 PM

so im wondering...im planning on building a nissan truckskie for a different build anyway...would that qaulify ?