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1939 MG TA-Q scratch built,of course


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#1 kennb

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 10:41 AM

Yes,,,,another MG..............this time it is one of 8 made in 1939....................it has the TA chasis and a 4 cylinder motor but ws set up for racing...............it is a sharp car...This time I have the wheels done, almost and started the engine. It is a little more detailed than what I have been doing but I am trying to improve the models that I am making and feel this is a step towards that end. Each build you explore need territory with the skills you gained on the last one...I can go ahead and make more jsut the way I have been but then What is the point,that game is over ,now onto new explorations.

 

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As you can tell I do have a lot of finishsnading to do but for now this is getting close to having a decent and correct motor, was able to get a lot of additional information to make this possible. -_-

 

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 10:44 AM

Kenn, I can't wait to see this one. You do great work! Do you ever sleep? :)

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 10:45 AM

You used a word i don't know,,,,,sleep,,,,what is that. :lol:



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Posted 26 March 2013 - 10:17 AM

Setting up the chassis,,,,note the pattern taped to the desktop with top and front veiw to set up front axel.

 

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I will be posting only information different from the K3 build since they are very similar until you get to the body..

 

Note that I detailed engine (previous post) a lot differently with a lot more of the actual details and shape. Most will probaly not be seen unless you get inside the engine compartment... :lol: I use the patterns that I have down to set the engine up and other parts of the chassis as you can see....cross members and the chassis is ready to roll. :P

 

thanks for looking and hope you follow this build too.

 

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 03:41 PM

Now a rolling chassis plus a bit more -_-

 

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you see whats coming on this now????????????????????

 

Thanks to all my followers.....

 

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 02:17 AM

Very nice work, Kenn.

Always a pleasure to follow your scratch building progress.

 

Michel 



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Posted 27 March 2013 - 02:42 AM

Cool!

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 02:43 AM

the main body is now almost roughed out and I have the brake drums and backer plates assembled but no details on them yet. I have one more wire to lace but it seems krazy glue does not work like super glue.....the krazy glue has a long set up time and I ruined one laced wire by not thinking about that. It felt dry and reacted right but any pressure made it let loose. Wire glue, and plastic mess........................... :o

 

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 04:25 AM

Being an ex-Brit, I'm following your builds with a special interest.  These MG's that you are modelling, were around in fair numbers when I was growing up in the forties and fifties.  Little did I realise how desirable they would be in the future! 

 

Great work.... keep it up!

 

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 08:39 AM

ooh yes another awsome build !!! :wub:



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Posted 27 March 2013 - 10:43 AM

Kenn-beautiful work. How did you make the tires??



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Posted 27 March 2013 - 11:17 AM

Thanks to all those commenting and looking..........it has been a slow day for me but will post a few more piccys tonight,

 

Cato. I show how to build the tires and the lacing of the wires here.

 

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I am going through an entire build and challenge there on the 1933 MG K3. The tires were the first section. If you have any further questions or need clearification pllease let me know and I will post more information on them..I have over 100 photos of the tire and wire build to work with.

 

Thanks for the question,,,


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Posted 27 March 2013 - 02:02 PM

body in first primer.................

 

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 03:00 AM

I have been thinking of the colour to paint this buggy.I have seen them in black,,British racing green, bright blue, deep red, and polished aluminium. The bodies are aluminium and reproductions are available,hence more of the Q series today than were ever built. The origionals are very rare but reprops are common, so finding information on the real ones is not easy. Anyway,,,,,,I am torm between deeper red and polished aluminium like in the picture below.

 

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The only problem with this is it takes 2 to 3 weeks to set up properly after painting. The deep red would be like on the 32 Chebby coupe' that I am working on.

 

Thanks for the comments and following along with me on this adventure, which is turning out to take longer than I origionally figured....whats new. :lol:

 

Kenn :)



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Posted 28 March 2013 - 10:42 AM

It's a joy to watch your progress. For what its worth, I vote for the polished aluminum.



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Posted 31 March 2013 - 08:51 AM

Thanks for commenting,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,it is nice to knwo someone is watching............. :)

 

Back on the Q while paint is drying.....please note I posted section 4,,,the chassis on the challenge for the K3.

 

I have the hood done and louvered now on this one...... :P

 

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Need to strt roughing out the interior now.................. B)

 

Kenn :rolleyes: