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#21 GeeBee

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 06:41 AM

Hi,

This build is looking good Geoff. I like your idea of using artists' acryclics - are they quite durable or do they need some clear over them?

Cheers,

Jim

 

Well I did a build a few years ago, and I ended up stripping the interior parts, and the artists acrylic was the hardest to remove, and it needs no clear on top, you won't see this paint once the flocking has gone on, but for interior seats and vinyl parts, it looks great, just the right amount of sheen, and there's plenty of colours to choose from



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Posted 27 February 2013 - 06:51 AM

I've always preferred artist's acrylics like Liquitex for seats and other parts. It's easy to add subtle shading and  a bit of texture, and you can create wrinkles using a gel medium. You can also change your mind in the process by washing some of it away with water.



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Posted 27 February 2013 - 11:00 AM

awsome paint job @@

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 12:15 PM

awsome paint job @@

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Thank You .....



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Posted 28 February 2013 - 06:01 AM

Got the seats masked up and airbrushed this morning, what I like about the artist paint shot through the airbrush is that I have never had any of the paint creep under the masking tape, thinned out, it really does spray well, and has that natural vinyl look to it

 

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Also started on the flocking, the stuff I bought ages ago looks to be a good match

 

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 12:48 AM

Those seats look amazing! Really clean masking you dit there.



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Posted 01 March 2013 - 02:23 AM

Those seats look amazing! Really clean masking you dit there.

 

Agreed!  I can almost smell that distinctive BMC interior odour.....



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Posted 01 March 2013 - 06:34 AM

Finished the flocking last night and left it to dry out overnight, this is the first time I had used the Detail Master's flocking, it's a lot finer than the stuff I have used in the paste, next time I use it I think I will have to use a fine sieve, Looks better in real life as the photo makes the part look a lot bigger than it actually is, also got the seat frames and brackets painted black, another plus point for the Revell version, as the tamiya version does have a frame on the front seats .... also got the dask masked off and painted the satin black parts, now it needs re-masking and the centre part doing in a light grey

 

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 06:39 AM

 

Agreed!  I can almost smell that distinctive BMC interior odour.....

 

What ? Damp dog, with all the water leaks they used to have .....



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Posted 02 March 2013 - 09:39 AM

With the interior parts set aside to dry off, I now started work on the floorpan, before fitting the rear subframe I dry fitted it and found the pins were a slightly tight fit in the holes, not a fault with the kit, but just a little paint on both surfaces getting in the way, the holes were simply cleaned out using a small drill, not to drill the holes out any larger, but just to clean out the paint, but before the parts were fixed together, the fuel & brake lines were picked out using a silver permanent marker, then the rear dampers were fixed to the subframe and the subframe was fixed to the floorpan using 5 minute epoxy and clamped in place.

With that set aside to dry, I now started to build the engine up, a few parts that had been airbrushed needed picking out in a detail colour, but all parts fitted onto the engine without any problem, now the  engine can be fitted into the engine bay.

 

With everything dry it was time to pop the engine into place, now I really should have followed the instructions, as with the radiator in place, there was no way the engine was going in, so the carburettor had to be taken off, so did the radiator, and a small part at the base of the radiator was sliced off, you can't see this once it's all together, but doing it makes it possible to put the radiator over the cooling fan and slide the radiator into place, a few drops of cyano' glue on the engine mount and the engine was pushed into place, next one will be done as per the intructions ....

 

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 01:05 PM

Before closing the hobby room for the night, I decided to get a little bit of work done on the interior, so the gear lever, handbrake and seats went in ...

 

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also painted the wiper motor, which is molded to the bulkhead, also fitted the air filter

 

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 05:02 PM

Look's great Geoff , I haven't been able to find one down here yet . So how would you say it is overall compared to the tamiya version , looks a little less detailed in some areas but more detailed in others to me from your pics so far .

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 03:59 AM

Look's great Geoff , I haven't been able to find one down here yet . So how would you say it is overall compared to the tamiya version , looks a little less detailed in some areas but more detailed in others to me from your pics so far .

 

The Tamiya Mini is my favorite kit of all time, until now !! I have built 6 of the Tamiya versions including one I converted to a more basic Mini with a lot of scratchbuilt parts and the proper 10" non Cooper wheels and front grille, but the Revell version has just got the detail in the kit a lot better, the engine is totally prototypical of the real thing, the interior is much better, mainly because of the front seat frames and the rear seat support in the middle, the dash is a lot easier to paint and detail as the clock binnicle is a seperate part, at the moment I'm enjoying this build and actually look forward to getting in the hobby room ......

 

So at the moment the Revell Mini has knocked the Tamiya off the top spot .....saying that I still have 7 of the Tamiya Mini's to build.

 

Looking at the Revell kit, it looks like they will be releasing modified versions of this kit, just look at the floorpan and the rear shelf, there's flashed over holes in the rear shelf, possibly for a roll bar, and under the one seat it looks like seat rails for a racing seat, plus the bodyshell has molding indents for two fuel filler caps, possibly a Cooper S version next ??



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Posted 03 March 2013 - 12:04 PM

Got the engine bay finished, and the hubs, steering linkages and subframe fitted ...

 

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 01:01 AM

Not a lot of progress on this, but I have desided that it will built as a Morris, so I put the deal on the top of the engine and steering wheel, I also put the decal on the dash clocks, however I really wasn't happy with the way the Alclad on the wheels had turned out, looked more like polished aluminium that chrome, so they were stripped using oven cleaner, my best Alclad to date was doing the chrome on the '32 Chrysler, so thinking on how I did it back then, so I did a couple of coats of grey plastic primer, followed by a couple of coats of gloss black Testor's enamel thinned with lacquer thinners, then left to dry out for a day before putting the Alclad on using my Passche F1 set at 15 p.s.i, it's a good job I keep notes on previous builds ....

 

This time the Alclad turned out just fine ....

 

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 03:14 AM

Hi,

 

This one is coming along really nicely Geoff.  Looking forward to seeing it for real one of these days.

 

Great thread with all the detail - keep it going.

 

Cheers,

 

Jim



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Posted 07 March 2013 - 03:46 AM

Hi,

 

This one is coming along really nicely Geoff.  Looking forward to seeing it for real one of these days.

 

Great thread with all the detail - keep it going.

 

Cheers,

 

Jim

 

Cheer's Jim, pop round anytime, you know where I am ....



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Posted 07 March 2013 - 05:29 AM

The engine bay looks like it has some more stuff to it then the tamiya version or is that just me?

 

Great work so far!



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Posted 07 March 2013 - 06:38 AM

The engine bay looks like it has some more stuff to it then the tamiya version or is that just me?

 

Great work so far!

 

Your right, it does have more in there than the Tamiya version ....



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Posted 07 March 2013 - 09:28 AM

The engine bay looks like it has some more stuff to it then the tamiya version or is that just me?

 

Main differences that I can see is that the Tamiya has a servo on the rh side, where the Revell one has the heater air ducting.  That may well be correct, due to them representing different versions, but my knowledge on specifics like that about Minis is rather limited.  The Revell also has a larger airbox, whereas the Tamiya has individual filters., which will also make the engine bays look different.  The Revell also includes the crankcase breather system, which is missing from the Tamiya, and of course plug leads.

 

However, I haven't seen the Revell kit in person, just photos. Geoff - what's your view on the above?

 

Looking great btw - really looking forward to seeing more!


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