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  1. Nearing completion tbh this kit is not that great (due mostly to Revell using the cheapest production methods and the cheapest materials) (I know that to be true as italari's productions of ex protar kit are in another galaxy to this kit) that said it looks OK and I'm just glad I didn't pay the price I've seen some of this kit go for on Ebay if I'd paid 350 quid for it I would be very upset.
  2. OK so this is a strange one. Not my normal genre. We bought the game stuffed fables for our granddaughter(it was on her list provided by her parents) we know nothing about the game but Becky (our daughter in law) said all the characters in the game are just grey plastic "there are 6 of them" she said but she had seen somewhere someone had painted them to look like the characters and they looked so much better. She said with my modelling background could I paint them (I did think to say I've never done figures but then thought, it's only six and it's just a game they will be really simple ) Well as you can see it's not 6 And they are no simple they are very detailed, so no pressure only have to do them by Xmas. I love Megan (my granddaughter) so will do my absolute best but this is totally new waters to me.
  3. Yes I've no idea what happened the paint was dry, it happened a bit on the bonnet too.
  4. Hi all something to make the hot tub warmer in the winter. These barers won't be seen and are supposed to be treated but I have given them a coat of preservative for extra longevity.
  5. Spent ages trying to get this decal to settle down, in the end I decided to remove it, and the reason it wouldn't settle down became apparent, never seen that happen before and no idea why.
  6. Hi all well the body panels are screwed down (what a royal PITA) that took 2 hrs and a lot of inventive words of rather nasty connotations, still it's done now.
  7. Hi all she's progressing, still loads to do but I like how she's looking now she's go a few decals on.
  8. Added some more decals, this is a combo of indycal decals and the kit ones (the indycal decals DO NOT FIT THIS KIT regardless of what you read elsewhere ) some of them do but you couldn't use them for the whole kit( I'm not sighting indycals they were designed for the tamiya kit not this one) also the indycal are matt so need a gloss coat over them the kit ones are gloss. In there defence indycal decals go on well and settle well but I think if your spending half the cost of the kit for them in the future I will go with the kit ones and resort to them as a last resort as even then they may not get you out of trouble as they only seem to cater for tamiya kits.
  9. Hi all a bit more paint applied to this one.
  10. More plumbing done on this. Also more cleaning done to the monza Engine.
  11. Hi all I decided to give my modelling area a long over due clean up. Did a bit more to the 312 too
  12. Bit more done to this started adding a bit of detail to the engine (I don't know much about these engines and can't find many useful pics of throttle linkages and such) Those air filters are just placed there. This is the main colour I've gone for.
  13. Hi all i won this on ebay, its an ex MPC kit first thing the instructions are next to useless , on the first page it tells you the colours for airfix paints but there is not one point in the instructions where that colour call out is used ( as you all know I had no intention of building this as should be anyway) but if you wanted to, well, , hard cheese, So heres the box art I'm thinking of a fade paint job either blue to white or blue to red not decided yet. Anyway a start on the engine, it's not a bad kit detail wise. Either this must be huge or the Ferrari 312t must be tiny as this is 1/16 whereas the Ferrari is 1/12
  14. Well something wrong with the geometry here. After a lot of head scratching (and I mean a lot) it suddenly dawned on me, dah, I had the hubs transposed. One of the many reasons I love my job (99%of our work is Porsche) but we do get other rare stuff through like a 1955 Ferrari monza 750 engine (the car was destroyed) It's taken 4 years to get the parts together and repair the gearbox (which was destroyed, was actually the cause of the crash)Well now we have all the parts and are rebuilding it in my workplace I'm a no one my title is Caretaker \ workshop assistant (I'm never made to feel like that)like many of us I've stripped and rebuilt many engines but have no qualifications and most of my experience is in motorcycles (I've customised many in my life) I've never worked anywhere where please and thank you are so often heard, I was given these parts to clean from the 750 engine, I feel so privileged to be working on such iconic engines and cars. https://i.ibb.co/nP14Pr8/IMG-8958.jpg[/img You will notice (which surprises me) it uses a multiple wet plate clutch(I thought they only used them in motorcycle)
  15. Just a quick warning the indycal decals for this car don't fit this kit(tbf they are designed for the Tamiya kit) and look at the hideous tyres Revell supply got to be honest I've never seen worse they look more like plastic than plastic does.
  16. So I spent ages working to keep the very fragile steering on this working only to find all that effort was a total waste of time, after adding the brake cooling ducts and passing the tie rod ends through them the movement in the steering is negligible (yes I could take them (the cooling ducts that is) and file the holes out bigger but the steering won't last long anyway) I've decided it's not worth the effort.
  17. Hi all a friend of mine (who has gone on to be a millionaire and incredibly successful, let's face it he could sell freezers to Eskimos) (I mention that only to point out he knows what he's talking about when it comes to promoting stuff) He asked me what I did with my models and I said they go in the shed in the garden and then get used for parts in new builds or in the bin. I said a while ago I gave a load away for spares or repair (the bloke who had them came from a long way away) he said have you thought of auctioning them for Charity and I said no, no one would want them, I put 2 1/6 bikes on ebay and they went for £4.70 for the 2vof them. I told him I would rather have set fire to them if I thought that's all they were worth. He said if I had said the proceeds were to go to charity the result would have been very different, so to cut a long story short do you agree. Is it worth putting my models up for auction (the only one I have available atm is the 1/12 Airfix Bentley boat tail, which is covered in spray dust but could be cleaned off fairly easily) What do you think.
  18. Ok so after closer inspection of the body I've found loads of sink marks and some weird (I've not seen before) wavey marks in the top body panel (it almost looks like the plastic hadn't set when it was taken out of the mold and has run like wet paint) anyway after 3 hrs of sanding I have a reasonable paint job (needs a bit of flatting here and there but a good starting point)
  19. Trial of the body on this, it's going to need a fair bit of fettling notice how the top cowling is badly twisted that must be an 8mm gap at the front, the side skirts are not a great fit either well one of them isn't anyway.
  20. Well a bit more done to the engine (I've noticed I have an ejector pin mark to remove)
  21. Lots of pipework and HT leads added to the 312 T engine
  22. More work on the engine of this, it's supposed to have working steering but I think it is highly unlikely to work and even if it does I doubt it will work for long.
  23. I got it for what I thought was pretty cheap 59 quid
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