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    David James Watson

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  1. While test fitting the rolling chassis to the body of the Parisienne, and also test fitting the interior tub, I noticed what a good fit this is..... the front, rear and sides of the chassis sit nicely against the front panel, rear panel and sills. The road wheels and axles are positioned correctly and the car stands well on the tyres. With the interior tub mounted inside the body shell, the chassis lines up precisely with the body. I am using Revell Plasto model putty to fill in the front end of the model, which is intended for polystyrene and wood, but I am assuming it will be okay with resin. Some forum articles say that the Plasto eats plastic if applied in too large amounts, and they suggested Milliput as a safer alternative. Here are a few further photos of the test fitting ( sorry if there are too many, but got carried away! ) David
  2. These photos are the results of a black & white photo shoot, to show the horse and cart, with a gentleman in a long coat and flat cap driving the cart. David
  3. They are indeed, Scott..... and I noticed that the round headlamps have square-ish bezels to them..... Other than that minor difference, they are suitable for a '68 Parisienne. Certainly they are preferable to the '70 Bonneville, and definitely not '67 Bonneville. David
  4. Great photo of the '67, '68 and '69 set, Tom..... I like all three of those model cars. Did you build and paint those three cars yourself? I can see the difference very clearly between the front edge of the hood on the '68 car and the '67 car in your photo..... this is helping me to understand what needs to be done. Few more photos of last night's build progress. David
  5. Thanks, Tom....... and I am pleased to see that you are following the story, which continues! David
  6. What an incredible trip these parts of yours have made, Alan...... twice around the World is some journey! I am determined to build this Parisienne as well as I possibly can, and I am really enjoying this stage of the build...... the front end conversion is probably the most important part of the process. This morning I am paying close attention to my reference photographs, before modifying the front edge of the bonnet ( hood ). Here's a few more photos of work that I carried out late last night..... burning the midnight oil..... and beyond. David
  7. The front grille parts for the Parisienne arrived in the post from Australia this morning, thanks to a kind fellow MCM Forums member, Alan Barton..... With a certain amount of modification, I should be to convert the front end of the '67 Bonneville to the '68 Parisienne, and then body painting can begin at last! David
  8. This is the latest addition to the 1:43 scale Victorian Houses diorama, and this diorama will extend to the Hooper & Co factory, Western Avenue, Park Royal, Acton, London later...... here we have a 1:43 scale Horse and Cart by Langley Models, which is a tin / lead alloy white metal kit ( unpainted ). The idea is for this cart to be a ' Rag and Bone ' man, as we say in England...... not sure what he would have been called in the USA ? The horse would pull the cart around the streets, with the man standing on the cart shouting ' Rag Bone, Rag Bone ' This was a common sight when I was a boy of 7 years of age, in the city of Nottingham ( as in Robin Hood ). The kit went together nicely, and painting is mostly brown, applied using Vallejo acrylics. As well as old cookers, fridges, TV's, washing machines, bicycles and anything that people were throwing out, I thought I would place some dustbins ( trash cans ) on the cart too. David
  9. The 1:24 Revell Bentley 4.5L Blower was molded in green ( photo below ) and also the 1:24 Tamiya Morgan. David
  10. Thanks, Pat...... and using figures carefully does indeed help tell the story, which then becomes yet another interesting aspect of diorama building. David
  11. Now you have all these cars and realistic figures in the shop, the whole scene looks extremely life-like...... your lighting is absolutely spot on, Pat and I particularly like the blue Talbot Lago GP car with the front engine cover off. There is so much detail in each of these photos of yours, that I find myself looking around the internal space of the diorama, picking up all sorts of interesting objects....... brilliant ! You have a clever way of positioning each and every component of the scenario. David
  12. Oops, sorry, Charlie...... the last photo of the Parisienne body is taken directly in front of my 1:43 scale diorama, so the Rolls-Royce and Jaguar model cars are of the smaller scale. The Pontiac is 1:25 scale, as you know. The Parisienne that I enjoyed owning and driving was 18 feet in length, so you are correct, this was a BIG car. David
  13. Happy 63rd Birthday, Harry........ many members on here are missing you, but your skills and wise words live on...... forever........ David
  14. Well, Rodney..... you didn't expect to find a giant steel nut inside the model car, did you? Alongside my 1:24 collection of built kits and diecasts, I also have many 1:43 diecast model cars as well. The range of British cars in 1:43 scale for the 1950's period has more to choose from than in 1:24 scale. Here is the 1959 Ford Consul MK II, for example..... David
  15. You are doing a really nice job here, Fabrizio...... and this Ferrari 250 GTO by Gunze Sangyo is a most unusual kit....... they don't make them like this anymore! Can't wait to see the finished model..... David
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