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Next on the bench, Revell's Porsche Junior tractor, although this is a snap tite kit, it will be glued together, mainly because there's join lines where there shouldn't be, so once the glue dries the joints will be filled and sanded smooth before paint, some chrome parts that shouldn't be chrome have been stripped of the chrome, the chrome trim that goes in the centre of the bonnet will be fitted before gluing the bonnet halves together, again to get rid of the joint down the middle that shouldn't be there, it will covered in BMF after it's been painted

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Bonnet halves glued together, mold lines and join lines sanded smooth 

 

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These are fun kits!  When I stripped the chrome from the exhaust, somehow I managed to break/lose half of it. So I fabricated a vertical exhaust, from a 1/35 scale tank muffler, an HO scale locomotive "chimney" and some perforated metal for a shield.

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6 hours ago, Mike999 said:

These are fun kits!  When I stripped the chrome from the exhaust, somehow I managed to break/lose half of it. So I fabricated a vertical exhaust, from a 1/35 scale tank muffler, an HO scale locomotive "chimney" and some perforated metal for a shield.

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There's a lot of small fragile parts on this model, I nearly had the opportunity problem with the exhaust, just bent it slightly,but managed to get it back without breaking anything. 

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Extra holes drilled out with a 2mm drill bit and filled with 2mm evergreen plastic rod, and sanded flush.

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Cool, I'll be following as i recently got one of these so it'll be nice to see if there are any problem areas

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How has it been since November last year since I've touched this one  ??

As I'm waiting for supplies to arrive to carry on with the 57 Chevy Bel Air,  I found this one in a box while tidying up in the hobby room,  managed to get some time today to get all the parts ready for primer and top coat before the weekend. 

 

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2 minutes ago, stitchdup said:

Cool, being a tractor fan I'll be following

I've got a few other tractor models to build, Revell's Deutz and Heller's little grey Fergie, and the French Ferguson FF-30

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Just now, GeeBee said:

I've got a few other tractor models to build, Revell's Deutz and Heller's little grey Fergie, and the French Ferguson FF-30

me too (but i have 4 of the double set and 3 of the single cos I want to build all the ones I did the body restorations on), there also a 70s fergie also by heller. My only fergie I've done so far I turned in a 35 like my grandads one thats still in the family. My uncle is a farm engineer and owns over 200 old tractors, not because hes rich but because he lets farmers pay for work with old machinery

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I've seen this one built up a time or two and they turn out pretty good. Will be watching this one come together with great interest.

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4 hours ago, stitchdup said:

Cool, being a tractor fan I'll be following

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11 hours ago, stitchdup said:

me too (but i have 4 of the double set and 3 of the single cos I want to build all the ones I did the body restorations on), there also a 70s fergie also by heller. My only fergie I've done so far I turned in a 35 like my grandads one thats still in the family. My uncle is a farm engineer and owns over 200 old tractors, not because hes rich but because he lets farmers pay for work with old machinery

At one time I wouldn't know one tractor from another, but a few years ago I was the Midlands correspondent for the Classic car weekly magazine, part of the job was attended classic car and transport shows around the Midlands area, taking photos and interviewing owners of classic cars, at a lot of the shows there was usually a good selection of classic trucks and tractors, in the end I pretty knew every type of tractor out there.

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Everything has now been primed, ready for the colour coats tomorrow, luckily there's only 3 colours, red,cream and black.

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Revell Porsche tractor painted, not too bad straight from the spray booth, nice and shiny with no dust nibs visible

 

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That's got to be the quickest I've got all the parts for a model painted, all done in one day, just the padded seat, which I'm not sure if I'll be using it yet.

 

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Just over a month since I've touched this one, time to start gluing pieces together, although it's designed as a snap together model, i decided from the outset that I would be glueing it together, mainly to get rid of any mold lines that shouldn't be there, the bonnet being the main one

 

 

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Great work as always!  I have two of these tucked away, I want to build one so I’m watching your build. 

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Not a great deal to do to this one now, mind you, there's only 76 parts in the kit, the only parts i polished were the wheel arches and the bonnet, i wasn't trying to get a mirror finish, as that's not the way they were.

 

 

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On 9/13/2020 at 12:51 PM, GeeBee said:

Not a great deal to do to this one now, mind you, there's only 76 parts in the kit, the only parts i polished were the wheel arches and the bonnet, i wasn't trying to get a mirror finish, as that's not the way they were.

True, unless they're over-restored.  I found this Porsche Jr. at Jalopnik.  It belonged to the same German family from new and was usually stored in a barn.  The Fraulein on the Porsche is the great-grand-daughter of the original owner. Here's the article:

https://jalopnik.com/i-finally-got-to-drive-a-real-porsche-1797161520

 

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