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    Derbyshire, England
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    David James Watson
  1. What diecast did you get today?

    I picked up this Hachette / IXO Morris Minor Traveller in 1:24 scale diecast on Ebay for a very reasonable price..... and it is a very nice accurate model too. David
  2. I think the first of those five photos is the best table Pat..... because the piston crowns supporting the glass top seems to look right. David
  3. Hooper & Co Diorama

    Thank you JC, and I will investigate your mention of the model railroad kit. This morning I received an email reply from Howard Lengert at LWAS in Canada, and he was most helpful with his response to news of my ongoing project, regarding the Hooper & Co factory building in England. Apparently, his team were restricted to 600 metres for the size of their museum project, which included several other full size buildings as well as the Hooper Place reproduction building. Howard only had one photograph to work from, which was the same for me originally, so there was a lot of guesswork when it came to measurements! David
  4. Hooper & Co Diorama

    Thank you JC...... I am confident that I can construct this iconic building, and all I need to begin with is the precise measurements and dimensions of the site. This will only be the front aspect of the building in white masonry, so will not include the ridged roof factory buildings that recede into the distance. I can include the telephone kiosk and also the petrol pump (gasoline pump). I take your point about the art deco styling and Rolls-Royce.... and somehow they did get it absolutely right. Possibly I could include two or three of the ridged roof factory units, which would look good I think. David
  5. Hooper & Co Diorama

    Thanks very much Eric...... I have managed to obtain the email address for the gentleman who masterminded the Hooper Place project in Edmonton, Canada, thanks to Gord Craig at RROC Can-Am Prairie Region..... also, I have located original site plans for the Hooper & Co factory at Warwick University in England, so it looks like I can go ahead with planning the build of a third diorama n 1:43 scale..... this is the art deco building as it appears in old photographs. David
  6. peterbilt and the debutant

    Excellent work on the paving, JC...... and the Peterbilt truck is impressive. Recently I have started to make more use of Vallejo acrylic paints as well as my usual choice of Humbrol and Revell enamel paints. The other type of paints I like to use are the Revell Aqua Color acrylics from Germany, which are extremely good, although they have a matt finish which needs a coat of yacht varnish if you want a high gloss finish. David
  7. Hooper & Co Diorama

    Hoping this is the right place to post this question...... do any fellow MCM members know of LWAS, which is Leduc West Antique Society near Edmonton, Alberta, Canada? The reason I am asking is because they have built a replica full size building which is the art deco building that was the Hooper & Co factory from 1933 - 1959, at Western Avenue, Park Royal, Acton, London, England. The man who is leading the team of motor enthusiasts in Canada is Howard Lengert, and he intends to display his collection of full size Rolls-Royce and Bentley motor cars at the museum project, which is called Hooper Place. Here is a link to the Hooper Place website and I am very interested in making contact with this man, Howard Lengert, because my Hooper project in 1:24 scale and 1:43 scale has lots of similarities with the project in Canada and also I have plans to build a third diorama, which will be the Hooper factory at Acton....... http://www.leducwestantique.com/?content/hooper-building.html David
  8. Hooper & Co Diorama

    Hi JC.... the horse drawn state carriage is 1:24 scale by Brumm of Italy, and it is very accurate because I have a photo of the actual carriage as it appeared in Hooper's first floor showroom window. Thanks for asking! David
  9. What diecast did you get today?

    Yes Peter, I agree that it is surprising there is no plastic kit version of the Morris Minor Traveller...... the Hachette / IXO version is 1:24 scale diecast, and there is a resin body version available in the UK from which I have scratch built a Morris Minor Traveller, also in 1:24 scale. David
  10. Twain's Mistress - crazy idea on smoke

    Well JC..... not only did you get the water right, but also you got the smoke absolutely right too! This has turned out to be an extremely well built diorama setting, and the model of the paddle steamer is superb...... realistic and highly detailed. I do like that smoke. David
  11. VW Bug 1303S and the Gooseneck trailer

    Really nice build you have there, lsmo.. Liking the paint colour also. I do know all about VW Beetles, but I did not realise there was a custom built gooseneck caravan for the Bug David
  12. What did you get today? (Model Car Related Items)

    Two excellent Shapeways figures that you have there, Pat....... and here is my ' What did you get today? ' item..... 1:24 scale 1958 Morris Minor Traveller diecast by Hachette. David
  13. My First try.

    Just to say..... I hadn't seen those Plastruct letters before..... and unfortunately they are not available in UK, or at least not listed by Plastruct over here. David
  14. 1948 Lincoln Continental

    The 1:25 Lindberg kit of the '48 Lincoln Continental looks to be quite a challenge for you Pat, but at least with the '41 car available you do have a few options. Although I am not familiar with these particular kits, I would consider the suggestion to use the spare wheel hub cap from the '48 Lindberg and make a cast seems to be a good option. Out of all the kit manufacturers I would say that Lindberg is the one brand that I haven't built a model from..... maybe I should have a go? Did Lindberg ever do a Rolls-Royce? David
  15. A few I've done

    I see what you mean about the large scale of the previous dioramas, John !....... and so realistic looking in the outdoor setting. David