mr.grumpy

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About mr.grumpy

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  • Birthday 07/13/1980

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  • Scale I Build 1:16

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  • Location Birmingham, England
  • Full Name Mr T. Mooij

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  1. mr.grumpy added a post in a topic Austin FX4   

    Ok, matt black brushed on, sanding that when its dry. Then another coat of matt black and a couple coats of shiny clear stuff. Decided im liking 1:24.


  2. mr.grumpy added a post in a topic Mini Cooper Mk1 998 c.c (Revell)   

    Hi Geoff, you've got me inspired, i'm going to have a crack at a mini. Don't think i'll be able to do anything near what you're achieving here, seeing all that masking tape just makes me want get the paintbrushes out. Been looking for my next project in 1:24 and this has settled it for me, a mini it is.
  3. mr.grumpy added a post in a topic Austin FX4   

    Some paint on the single moulding for the block, plumbings and batteries (two 6 volts batteries to make 12), apologies for the red and green in there but the rest of this car is going to be black. Body has a single coat of primer brushed on and been sanded, you can see where i had to file down some ejector marks on the front wings. I'm considering removing the bonnet hinges, they look out of scale to me. Comments welcome


  4. mr.grumpy added a post in a topic Starting on the big models.   

    Hi Anthony, keep an eye out for kits that have been started on ebay or try something a bit smaller like 1/16 instead of 1/8, you'll find 1/16 kits are cheaper. Alternatively have a look at some of the scratch built stuff on here. Above all, enjoy yourself, try and make the most of the kits you can afford.
  5. mr.grumpy added a topic in On The Workbench   

    Austin FX4
    Just trying to get a feel for 1/24 scale and yes, this is the shambolic revell london taxi kit a.k.a. Austin FX4 (it's basically a re-release of a '60s toy, there is still the box for the battery and on/off switch molded under the rear seat. Shocking I know, but then it is a cheap kit.) That's the interior done, all of it....
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  6. mr.grumpy added a post in a topic Rusty Bedford   

    Hi Andrew, I picked up a pocketbond catalogue from my local model shop and it sys emhar is launching a bedford tanker and tow truck this year.
  7. mr.grumpy added a post in a topic 60s hotrod "sour apple"   

    Very nice indeed
  8. mr.grumpy added a post in a topic 1/16 30s Morgan Threewheeler Minicraft   

    The engine is in, what a fiddly job that was but it's in! Wheels are on, all 3 of them

  9. mr.grumpy added a post in a topic 1/16 30s Morgan Threewheeler Minicraft   

    I'm happy to scan and email you the instructions for this kit, let me know if you want a look at those.
  10. mr.grumpy added a post in a topic 1/16 30s Morgan Threewheeler Minicraft   

    Thanks for your comment, there's not many three wheeler kits around. I've seen a white metal kit I think in 1/24 but I wouldn't know where to start with one of those.
  11. mr.grumpy added a post in a topic 1/16 30s Morgan Threewheeler Minicraft   

    Not sure if thos pics worked, attached as thumbnails this time.


  12. mr.grumpy added a topic in Big Boyz   

    1/16 30s Morgan Threewheeler Minicraft
    So here goes, this is how far I've got. Not built anything for over 20 years. Got married to my wife in Malvern (England), that's where these threewheelers are still built, which is why I went for this kit. I also like the fact that details like the frame and engine etc will be on display. Also there's not many decals for me to mess up. I'm going for a not so glossy look, an aged instead of a weathered look.

    Constructive comments welcomed, but I appreciate those kind of comments probably aren't likely considering my lack of skill. That said any defects are down to the lack of my skills and obviously not down to the quality of this kit or the tools used.
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  13. mr.grumpy added a post in a topic ROG 1/16 bug   

    I like the fact that you used some spoons to test the color before you decided to spray the car.
  14. mr.grumpy added a post in a topic 50 olds mild custom   

    Unexpected roof chips are always a pain to put right but you did a great job
  15. mr.grumpy added a post in a topic Hobby Shop   

    Thats awesome a HO model train shop selling HO train sets