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#161 W-409

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 04:40 AM

Hey Kenn if you're having trouble with Photobucket, make another account and upload your pics there. It makes this thread more fun to follow when the pictures don't need to be enlarged, and it maybe makes them easier to post, too? I don't know, I have never used the Thumbnails system. I made another Photobucket account too while back, and without it I guess my Photobucket account would have been full of pics soon, too.

 

Anyway the model looks excellent so far. I really like how the Wheels look. Hmm, that might be worth trying since I need wire wheels for couple of Front Engine Dragster projects....



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Posted 05 March 2013 - 04:57 AM

Thank you for the suggestion on photobucket. That sounds like a good way of diuung things.

 

As for the wire wheels I have to make a different backer board with 8 more nails to make them come out right, There are still some snags with it but whell worth the time taken and they really are not as hard as you would think. I have the opinion that most modelers with a little skill, (most of those on the forum) could very easily come with a decent set of wires for their own project, like you are thinking. They can get more delicate and just as strong as the plastic faux wires. It is amazing how strong the fish line really is and how stiff the wheel are when they are done. I sent some to the chrome shop for a quick test to see how the line works under paint. I will continue to work on them in as that I have several cars in the back that I need to finish that need the wire.

 

Thank you all for following the build.

 

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 06:19 AM

a new photobucket account. The old link from previous posts still works and has about 450 pictures of this project. Did the final primer coat this weekend andhere is the results. We are getting very close to color on this but by no means does that mean completion, so many details yet to make as it is assembled.

 

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And last a shot of the front bumper fresh fromthe chrome shop.

 

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As always I thank those that are following the build.

 

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 07:19 AM

Fitting things together again......

 

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Now it is starting to look like a real car................. :P Without the wires it would die,whith the wires it comes alive. I am so happy I went ahead and plunged into tackling the rims.

 

Thise following will agree that the rims make the car even more spectacular...............can't wait to get to color brushed on this....or dig out the bug sprayer again :blink:

 

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 10:40 AM

This is incredible....   



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Posted 05 March 2013 - 06:03 PM

. I'm still learning to try and read threads about cars I have no interest in and this thread is another that reminds me you don't have to like something to appreciate the thought, planning,problem solving and talent it takes to pull something off and make it work. This build is great can't wait to see what's next and the finished model.

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 06:19 PM

Thank youfor taking the time to look, and thank you for the comments. I have been fiddleing with the wire wheels today trying to get the process down and parts assembled that I need to do the job easily. :) as if this is easy when you have no clue what you are doing. The big problem is getting them to look full and filled so that they look like the 1;1. I do have one on the drying rack now that I think fills the bill. I rebuilt the backer board with 32 pegs and it seems to be working. I will be replacing the temporary wires I have on there with the better ones that I do this week.

 

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I will be starting with the first of 3 colors on the body tomorrow, nothing much but the firewall will have a gloss black finish with details picked out in red yellow and blue. Then after about 2 days drying I will shoot the cream delow the belt and on the hood. This will have to dry a few days them I can get the green shot. It is getting closer as I close in on 45 days build.

 

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 07:47 PM

sir that is so very find of a job, :D .cannt wait to see it done.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 12:19 AM

Kenn, what you are doing is amazing work and to think it is just over a month since your first post. I can't get off my rear and build something out of the box, let alone scratch build. Keep up the excellent work!

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 06:16 AM

Awesome work on this!

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 06:26 AM

Really lookin' good.  I think it's amazing that you are completely building everything from scratch!!  Wow, Great Job!!



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Posted 06 March 2013 - 06:46 AM

Thanks for the comments and support. It does help in the producing of a better model. :)

 

This is the last part of the history I am posting, a total of 5 parts. I have including this to give some information to those not familiar with the car and to show how important it was to MG.

 

Other changes implemented were the replacement of the original bolt-on wheels with centre-lock wire wheels but even
once production had started in earnest, there were continual changes in specification, which made a mockery of the
so-called Nuffield efficiency. These changes could only be attributed to faulty initial design of the components;
eventually even the complete chassis frame was modified. By the time of the 1936 Motor Show, circumstances dictated
a price rise with the saloon now costing £389 and the Charlesworth open tourer at £385. The Tickford Coupe was
introduced at £415. Early in 1937, the engine capacity was changed yet again to 2322 cc, probably to comply with
 Nuffield standardisation of models and there was little if any improvement in performance as a result.
The performance could be described as adequate rather than exhilarating, with the car weighing in at almost a
 ton and a half and with only 75.3 bhp available, acceleration could only compare to its 18/80 forerunners.
The SA did however have a genuine top speed of nearly 85 mph and could sustain a cruising speed all day long of
70 mph plus.

 

Now back to the model. I taped up the firewall with just masking tape since I just wanted to keep overspray off the outside of the body and a crisp line is not an issue.

 

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Carefully pumping up the bug sprayer I slopped some paint on the firewall, a coat of black.. :lol:

 

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After this dries I will pick out some color to spiff it up a bit and so the engine room does not look to monocromatic. The real one seems to have a lot of black in the ones I could see but with a little artistic licence (it is permitted in this case since I hold the paint brush :P ) I just feel I want to dress it up a bit.

 

Thanks to all the followers for their support, I like hearing of the little bits that I have been able to pass along for those building kits to help make them easier or better..

 

Kenn :rolleyes:



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Posted 06 March 2013 - 09:38 AM

The fire wall is done.........................................clapping in the background................. :lol: when the body is installrd on the frame and the motor is installed the wiring will get done.

 

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More pictures following this link.......................http://s1297.beta.ph...36 MG SA saloon

The previous link also works yet............ :)

 

Thanks for keeping up with me on this project................

 

Kenn :rolleyes:



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Posted 06 March 2013 - 10:42 AM

Very nice work, Kenn.

 

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 11:45 AM

Incredible. The paint is bringing this masterpiece to life. You are a true artist.



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Posted 07 March 2013 - 01:54 AM

I finally got the wore wheels to come out right. As per a suggestion i used wire, the only kind I have is from a pair of vcr connection wires that i tore apart. the wire is finer that human hair but the results are astonishing. I was able to tighten up the weave and fill it together properly.

 

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sometimes it takes a while for things to work out right, You just have to keep at it and trying different things intill it is right. I thought the fishing line was small enuff dia, but was so big all it did was get in the way. I just resorted to trying the electrical wire out of frustration since i thought it would be far too small. But look at the rerult. It surprised me so much and made it all fall together.

 

Thanks so much to those that are following the build.

 

Kenn :rolleyes:



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Posted 07 March 2013 - 03:39 AM

Fantastic!

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 04:41 AM

ps, the new wheels look jaw dropping real

 

I ck in on this from time to time. And I have to keep reminding myself this is entirely scratchbuilt.

 

amazing is a huge understatement 


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Posted 07 March 2013 - 05:37 AM

put a little color to the body this morning.

 

Taped it up and got the bug sprayer out again.

 

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Kenn :)

SLOWLY STARTING TO COME TOGETHER................... :D



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Posted 07 March 2013 - 06:03 AM

Hi Kenn,

                   Been going thru this one and have got say how impressed I am with your skills!!   

 

 

                     randy