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  • Location Maitland, NSW, Australia
  • Full Name Brian Little

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  1. Brianl added a post in a topic Post up your fastest model!   

    Got to go to Utah for mine
    One old school & one for the jet age.

  2. Brianl added a post in a topic Mustangs!   

    So many awesome builds!!
    Considering I have loved Mustangs since I was a kid I have more in the box than on the shelf but this is my favourite.

  3. Brianl added a post in a topic L700-RR   

    Thank you for the kind comments gentlemen. It was a bit of a worry posting a bit of a weird idea on a truck site but it was a lot of fun to get done.
    Steve - there are bits of this kit that are a pain in the proverbial but one of the secrets of custom building is that it lets me duck around the hard bits !!!
    JT - I did play around with the idea of transporter but there other weird things in my head that have to get out so it'll have to wait till another day. I have a Merc SLS AMG GT3 sitting here. if I get a street version I could cut & shut it into a modern version of the Merc transporter they used in the 50's.... Anyone care to have a go at that one?
    Thanks again
  4. Brianl added a topic in Under Glass: Pickups, Vans, SUVs, Light Commercial   

    Finally done & pretty pleased with how it looks. This was my first truck build & a lot of fun. Started with the Lindberg L700 kit & added a Viper V10 with turbos! Since its a race truck it was lowered a little & a few aero mods added.
    Hope you like it.

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  5. Brianl added a post in a topic Cobra Wagon   

    That is the first time I have seen a roof on a Cobra that looks like it should be there. Well designed, well built !!
  6. Brianl added a post in a topic L-700 RR   

    Probably not enough progress to justify a lot of photos but at least it is progress. Engine installation is complete bar the radiator hoses & blow off valves that need to go on after the rear body is in place. Silver is stripe colour & will be masked for the overall orange. 90% of the cockpit detail is done just waiting for paint before fitting

  7. Brianl added a post in a topic L-700 RR   

    First hit with the primer to find the bits that still need cleaning up - Lots to do!
    Body shape & proportions are pretty well fixed now. Happy with the front end. At the moment I think I'll just put a couple of big Gurney flaps on the rear fenders & leave it simple. Cockpit next. With that big screen I'll be able to put some detail into it - belts, cables, ducting etc

  8. Brianl added a post in a topic L-700 RR   

    Thanks for the positive feedback guys. I was a little worried posting something so different on a truck site..... Have to admit that I am enjoying my first truck build though.
    Jonathan.  I have moved the rear axle in & out a couple of times & at the moment the gearbox is about a millimetre from the diff but I'll cut the extension housing off & put a shorter one on to give it a shaft although it will be short !!.
    Proportions & stance are about right now so I'll start on the rear nerf bar. I'll try hanging a bit of a diffuser off it some how.
    Colour will be hemi orange with silver stripes & features.
    Hope it keeps you amused !!
  9. Brianl added a post in a topic L-700 RR   

    One pic got away from me

  10. Brianl added a topic in On the Workbench: Pickups, Vans, SUVs, Light Commercial   

    L-700 RR
    RR is for Road Race. This is my idea of a race truck. Twin turbo Viper V10 of course & a "slightly" lower body with aero mods. Still a lot to do but you can see where its going.

    8" chop

    20" chop!
    URL= RR/DSCF3984_zps7sbbzjsn.jpg.html] RR/DSCF3984_zps7sbbzjsn.jpg

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  11. Brianl added a topic in Under Glass: Pickups, Vans, SUVs, Light Commercial   

    Little Meng Toyotas
    More from club mate Richard & a big contrast to the F350 I posted the other night. These are the 1/35 Meng Toyotas. Richard said they were a pleasure to put together & the detail is as good as you will see on any 1/24 kit. As usual Richards paint & detail are spot on.

    And just to put things into scale!

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  12. Brianl added a topic in Under Glass: Pickups, Vans, SUVs, Light Commercial   

    MENG Ford F350 Super Duty Crew Cab
    This beast is by club mate Richard who did the Merc 300SL & Lambo Veneno. Once again awesome eye for detail & killer paint.

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  13. Brianl added a topic in Under Glass   

    Fujimi Veneno
    Another one from my Club mate Richard (check out his 300SL). Box stock & one that hasn't turned up much on the forum.
    Awesome paint & construction although I gather the kit didn't go together anywhere near as well as the Tamiya Merc.
    This has to be the only car that makes the Batmobile look ordinary!!
    If you want an example of attention to detail check out the brake rotors, Richard drilled every hole!

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  14. Brianl added a topic in Under Glass   

    Mercedes 300SL
    We only have a small club, a dozen or so members but they produce some awesome models
    Richard's Mercedes 300SL by Tamiya is one of the best. Moulding & detail on the kit is superb.
    Richard said the kit was probably Tamiya's best. Colour is Tamiya Titanium Silver which brings up the lines beautifully.
    Check out the badgework & the hubcaps (hand painted). I took a lot of photos because it looked so good & I couldn't decide on the best so you got the lot!
    Hope you enjoy it as much as I have .

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  15. Brianl added a post in a topic Show us your Engines - Post Dedicated to the Engine   

    Hi Pat
    Turbine is from the STP Lotus kit. It's original issue & had been in my parts box for forty years or so! Used a photo-etched grill from a Tamiya rally kit to replace the original clear plastic pieces. Worked well with the salt flat racer concept.