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Matt Bacon

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  • Location Ilkley, West Yorkshire
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  1. Matt Bacon added a post in a topic D-Revell Panamera   

    The Revell guy at Telford was pretty cagey about the contents. It doesn't have an engine, and the suspension is likely simplified. It's described as a "Skill 3" and has less than 100 parts. (Mind you, the 570s is also a skill 3, and has many more parts, and the Corvette C.7R has substantially less than 100 but builds up into a nice model in the right hands...) The build on show was a mule (maybe even a diecast) so I couldn't look any closer. But no, I can't get very excited about it. It's not really an "aspirational" car in real life, is it...? Just good at what it does. Someone should really be doing deals for a DB11 or Valkyrie, if you ask me...
    best,
    M.
  2. Matt Bacon added a post in a topic More on Molotow pens   

    Niko... why not apply the Molotow after clear coating? It's tough enough not to need a protective layer, if you let it dry throughly for 24 hours or so. And you'll be spraying it onto a smooth surface.
    best,
    M.
  3. Matt Bacon added a post in a topic AMT Opel GT   

    IIRC, I think it was something to do with the rear lights that Harry spotted... I'll look more closely at some reference photos and see what I can see...
    best,
    M.
  4. Matt Bacon added a topic in Car Kit News & Reviews   

    AMT Opel GT
    Just picked up an Opel GT at the UK IPMS Nats (SMW) for a remarkable price for a new and shrinkwrapped box. I'm going to build a straight stock one... it's a cool car as is, IMHO. I seem to remember seeing a thread in which Harry P explained what need to be done to accurise the kit, but my efforts to find it by searching "Opel GT" in the search bar have failed so far. Anyone have it bookmarked, or can point me at any other online resources explaining what I need to do?
    TIA,
    best,
    M.
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  5. Matt Bacon added a post in a topic What's your holy grail kit?   

    All kits I know exist, and ideally not crazy expensive resin versions...
    1/25 Pink Panther Show car
    1/24 De Tomaso Mangusta
    1/32 Airfix Jaguar 420G and Maserati Indy
    1/32 Tomy Mercedes 300SL and Porsche 356
    And (a bit) more reasonably-priced, but still very hard to find... 1/24 Fujimi EM 1969 Porsche 911S...
    best,
    M.
     
     
  6. Matt Bacon added a post in a topic Jaguar SS100, 1/32, Matchbox and Tomy "Twofer" ***Finished***   

    ....and this is the Matchbox:







    And the Matchbox 1/32s from this project:

    And, finally, a collection of 1930s supercars:

    best,
    M.
  7. Matt Bacon added a topic in Under Glass   

    Jaguar SS100, 1/32, Matchbox and Tomy "Twofer" ***Finished***
    Finally got these done. Apologies for fewer in progress shots than intended -- life and a rapidly approaching deadline got in the way... Anyway, here they are:







    This is the Tomy... love those etched wheels.
    best,
    M.
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  8. Matt Bacon added a post in a topic Mazda Vision Concept   

    Looks like they’ve recruited Marek Reichmann...
    best,
    M.
  9. Matt Bacon added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    1970/71 TransAm Camaro?
    I’ve just been much enjoying Brock Yates’ “Sunday Driver”, and it got me wondering whether anyone makes a TransAm version of a 70 or 71 Camaro? Or the aftermarket parts and a street version?
    best,
    M
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  10. Matt Bacon added a topic in Diecast and Resincast Models   

    Any solutions for "cloudy" windows?

    I bought this Leo diecast for not much on eBay, because I really wanted a Montreal on my shelf, and I figured I could do some detailing on it and have a nice model. And it is indeed a very nice model. The only problem (and I knew it when I bought it, hence the low price and no issue there) is that the windows have gone cloudy and white. Obviously, in photos I couldn't see how it had happened, so I had high hopes to before it arrived of being able to polish them like you would a cloudy headlight cover on a real car. But now it's here, it looks as though the clear plastic itself has gone somewhat white throughout. Anyone had any experience of this phenomenon? And more importantly, anyone have any ideas on a cure? My fallback position is to use the existing windows to crash/plunge mould some new windows, but if, say, gentle application of heat to the original windows will bring them back to clear, then I'd rather try that first...
    All thoughts very much welcomed!
    best,
    M.
     
     
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  11. Matt Bacon added a post in a topic Autoquiz 344 - Finished   

    A design whose heart’s in the right place, but the execution is more Bizarre than Bizzarini...
    best,
    M.
  12. Matt Bacon added a post in a topic The cars Elvis Presley drove in his movies   

    Is that really where the spare went? I know people jumped through some pretty weird hoops to meet sports car regs in different formulas, but that M1A takes the biscuit...
    best,
    M.
  13. Matt Bacon added a post in a topic Tamiya TS lacquers   

    Not helped, of course, by Tamiya describing their TS sprays as acrylics... They are “hot”, and will certainly craze or eat away anything underneath except primer or another TS spray. The other way around, you can paint any Tamiya acrylic that comes in a pot and thins with water or X-20A over the top. It can be tricky to get the acrylic to “wet” the shiny surface of the cured spray paintjob, so I tend to mask and airbrush the acrylics using very light mist coats to start with to build up a “key”...
     
    best,
    M
  14. Matt Bacon added a post in a topic Best E-type kit   

    Thanks, Bill.. at first glance from those photos, it looks as though the radius of the lip going into the intake is much tighter on the S2, so maybe from a "look" point of view, you could just sand the oval out to a larger size at the top, and do the same with slightly squared lower corners at the bottom...
    best,
    M.
  15. Matt Bacon added a post in a topic Best E-type kit   

    Bill... since you've been up close and personal with one recently...
    For the larger "mouth", does the whole nose of the bonnet flare a bit to form it, or is it just a larger hole in the same shaped nose? It also looks as though the lower lip drops more, with squarer corners, and the upper curve is closer to the S1 shape. Just wondering whether, if you wanted to do the conversion, you'd need to Milliput around the nose and build up a whole new interior and exterior contour, or is just a matter of expanding the hole and blending in the new edges? I somehow seem to have acquired a couple of scrap e-type coupe bodies, so the cut and shut for extra length is feasible...
    best,
    M.