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  • Location Kent, UK
  • Full Name Simon Sauntson

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  1. Simon added a post in a topic Best Citroen 2cv 1:24 kit?   

    Just dusted off my ancient login to agree - lovely builds.
    OP, I built the Revell version a couple of years ago and blogged about it here: http://modelworksblog.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/on-bench-citroen-2cv-part-4-finished.html This was a quickie build using cheaply-available tools and paints while my modelling gear was packed up for a house move.
    Overall I found the Revell kit trouble-free, though on my kit the chrome plating was poor inside the headlamp casings, thus giving a dull headlamp effect. I chose to model a 'pre-owned' vehicle in a typical colour with some wear, though the kit includes decals to recreate the swanky Charleston version if you want to build a posh one ;-)

  2. Simon added a topic in Under Glass   

    Mild custom '57 Chevy coupe
    Hi everybody, long time since I posted here though I have been regularly visiting and enjoying the incredible creativity and workmanship. My modelling activities have been in different directions lately, but as a birthday present for a friend I dug the good old AMT '57 Chevy out of the stash and came up with this. He wanted it black with a subtle custom touch, so here it is. This one is built kerbside, so no photos of the mill. Thanks to a Youtuber called redneck7381 for his tutorial on painting whitewalls. I built one of these back when I was about 16, and enjoyed it just as much as the age of 39 - not the most sophisticated kit but great fun.

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  3. Simon added a post in a topic Revell Citroen 2CV - the used look   

    Gents, thanks for all your kind comments. It was such fun to build a model using just the paints and tools I bought for the job, like being a beginner again.

    Nice to hear from you North American chaps who shared some love for the 2CV, and especially from the folks in Europe for whom old 2CVs used to be as common as lamp posts. When did you last see one?
  4. Simon added a topic in Under Glass   

    Revell Citroen 2CV - the used look
    Hi folks, I have not been around for a while as I have not really been building cars, but couldn't resist this 1/24 Citroen 2CV from Revell. My model tools, paints and kits are all packed up while I move house so I was bored, and ended up buying this kit and some new paints and tools! I recommend this kit, the detail and fit is good and you could build it several different ways.

    I used some Humbrol weathering washes and powders to give it a used look, like a little old battle wagon maybe still in use somewhere in rural France. It's not a show-winning result but for off-the-shelf products, I think the Humbrol stuff is not bad.

    More build details on my blog. Thanks for looking.

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  5. Simon added a post in a topic Revell 57 Ford Gasser   

    A lovely gasser. There's not one thing you could do to improve that. Paint, wheels and stance all perfect.
  6. Simon added a post in a topic BMW e30   

    Very nice build, as said the lights are a nice touch. The rear lights are particularly good. I think the tool designers for the kit might have failed to appreciate that these 'boxy' BMWs have practically no straight edges on them anywhere! I've never had an E30 (yours looks nice) but I had 2 E28s and those straight lines are not as straight as they look...
  7. Simon added a post in a topic 93 Ford Mustang Cobra   

    I like it! Great colour for a late Fox. I wish we could pick up 1:1 Fox bodies so easily in the UK, a EFI 5.0 coupe or hatchback would be right up my street! Nice build.
  8. Simon added a post in a topic 68 Charger   

    Looks tough, I like it! I like the blackened panel lines.
  9. Simon added a post in a topic 50 Olds Gasser   

    Beautiful. So many subtle details: I love the missing body trim, and the overall stance of the car. Love it.
  10. Simon added a post in a topic DAF 3300 & Low Loader   

    Lovely outfit, it's a very long time since I saw a Daf like that. It's unusual to see a 6x4 in the UK these days too, which makes me glad to see them in model form. Is that the Revell heavy duty trailer?
  11. Simon added a post in a topic 70 Ford Galaxie 500   

    Really nice to see a stock sedan for a change. There are lots of subtle details on this Galaxie: you have to look at it for a minute or two to appreciate the sun strip, thin whitewalls and black panel lines. Great paint finish too.
  12. Simon added a post in a topic The Cowboys   

    Love the paint job on that 378. Nice trucks.
  13. Simon added a post in a topic ZZ Top's Eliminator '33 Ford   

    Looks nice, great paintwork. When I was at school I used to sit in my room in the evenings, building model cars and listening to (then current) ZZ Top's Afterburner and Recycler albums. This is a great model which brings back a different era of hotrods and customs.
  14. Simon added a post in a topic Catalina Street Machine   

    Beautiful! Love the seatbelts. I have this kit in my stash, and I have a built Revell 32 Ford in the spares box.... a plan is forming! Thanks for the inspiration.
  15. Simon added a post in a topic '69 Nova sleeper   

    Looks really nice, I like the wheels and the colour especially.