I am going to digress for a bit here telling how I came to choose this model. I was on a hunt for cars in India (on the net, of course) and came across a few photos of a sad looking car that just intreaged me.
The shape and flowing lines of this car were so indicative of the luxury cars in Europe of the 30's. The long hood, the wire wheels and rounded body are so smooth. I had to find out what it was.
There are many clues as to the identity if you knew nothing of this car, which I didnt. The badge on the radiator is gone so that was of little help. This picture was part of a forum that many people had different guesses but one stood out and that was the MG Saloon post. So I started to do google searches for it and it came up to be correct.
I researched and thought about this car for about a month before I decided that this is going to be a build. I had the materials on hand so I could start.
The material is a small part of the build. It is amazing as to the amount og glue required to do something of this nature. I am going on my second bottle, which ends up costing more than the plastic does. Since the nearest hobby shop is Carrs in Duluth,(30 miles) I have to plan for this. (not always working outsince I ran out of glue past night and cant get to Carrs untill Friday.
The is a lot of experimenting and making of parts that I will not use, but they lead to finishing the final project. The headlights are giving me problems in getting the different sizes needed for this and getting them finished the way I want. I have made about 10 so far to get 2 that I deam acceptable and the exact same size.
So as you can see there is a lot more to a project of this size than cutting and pasting plastic but is worth all the time for the final car. Starting to scratch build components like a body and mating it to a kit frame is a good start. The hardest part is to get the curves close to right. Since I have no drawings for this car like I did on the others I have done it is very much seat of the pants building, using your eye and judgement. I do know that the motor is slightly overscale but works out ok in as that is fille the engine compartment and looks massive in there.
Enuff rambleing for now....back to sanding and building..