The Cooper car resides locally at the Revs Institute, formerly the Collier Automotive Museum. It is breathtaking in person.
Note the lack of any sort of ropes or barriers to keep you away from the cars. You can really get up close and personal with some of the most important performance cars of the last 115 years. Cant wait to see how this one turns out... great start so far!
Nice paint on that 250TR, It's a great kit, and I had a blast building mine. I would definitely hold off on finishing until I could score a new engine... a curbside 250TR just doesn't seem right, especially with engine work like yours! The color on the 512 is great. It's really reminiscent of a factory color called Blu California.
Very, very nice. I love a mk1 GTI and yours looks great in white... reminds me of the classic Wheeler Dealers episode! I'm still not sure why Revell didn't include the Pirelli alloys as well as the steelies, though...
Thanks, Gary. The intricacies of the UK number plate system are a complete mystery to me. I started boning up on the subject, got a splitting headache about ten minutes in, and finally just went with something from my decal stash! I might still swap it out someday- I know it should be 3 numbers and 3 letters, but sometimes the letters come first... aaagh, here comes the headache again...
Thanks all. The wire wheels are the nicely detailed plastic units from the Tamiya Jaguar Mark II. I stripped the chrome and painted the Racing Green over the bare plastic to keep the paint buildup down. The Tamiya paint came straight from the rattle can and just required some light polishing with compounds to smooth out the light orange peel. I have a Morgan and the Gunze Triumph TR3 in the stash to go with this one!
It's actually not a bad kit. The parts count is pretty low but the detail is nice. It has a lot of 70s Monogram compromises in the assembly, such as crude chassis detail and lots of molded detail where separate parts would be better, but it comes together well. The hood fit is terrible out of the box- I probably put ten hours into the hood and it's only about 90% there- but overall proportions are great and it's the only game in town for an XK120!