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Hi Guys, I have decided to do my 1st 1/12er in about 10 years as I am having a good year this year and its Trumpeters GT40 with the goodies-decals to do the Yellow *8 Alan Mann racing car, the KA detail set and the resin spare wheel so far I have been prepping the bodywork and sorting out what needs to be cut off etc I'll post some pics as we go along but to start I'll put up the decals and detail set.

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And it will hopefully end up like this

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Best wishes Stevieboy

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I'm looking forward to watching your buildup, Stevieboy! That detail kit looks fantastic. Please post updates when you can.

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Hi Guys,

I'll be quick as I have a head & toothache body is sprayed but not finished, started work on the dashboard got some done but the vents are not advisable with afore mentioned aches.

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last 2 show the 1st air vent this is not advisable with aches

More soon but of to dentist now-Oh deep joy!

Stevieboy

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C'mon Steve-swish a pint of vodka around that molar and show us some more work. :D:blink:

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Okidoki, After 6 pints of vodka? I have managed to get more work done but I will point out here that the detail set is getting on my nerves there is a lot of stuff on the sheets that does not appear to go anywhere and why didnt they use rubber backing on some of the items -the rings around the dials are connected to the "sprue" in each corner and despite trying not to pull I still did on a couple meaning even more work.

The other problem and this is one I think is the worse there are no colour call outs on both sets of instructions so we are doing it "blind" heres some pics

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The gear shifter after dechroming but before p/e

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note the flap over the slots it works :lol:B)

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It took me an hour to NOT get this done

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90% of the dash is done a couple more swithches and lights and wires from the fusebox

Thanks for looking

Stevieboy

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Glad you're healed and modeling again.

You have the shifter mostly right-the box is black but the shift rod is a raw steel tube.

Your complaints about the KA set are very similar to what I've read elsewhere. Not a lot of value for the money and very little visible after completion. Advice to builders contemplating this car-buy the model first then assess whether you need the KA stuff or can scratch your own satisfying level of detail. If SMS had done a set, I think it would be a different outcome.

The dash looks like the best part of their stuff. Don't know if the Mann car was like that but this looks close to 1046 in '66. Only difference is 1046 had a kill switch where the speedo is here. Very few cars had the chrome bezels but 1046 did (back then). It also had a round rubber pad over the steering wheel hub.

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Hi guys,

I,m back had to sort out some probs with the business however I have been doing bits and to bring you up to date the seats have now been done and although it did take about 6 hours over 2 days I surprindsly enjoyed it!!!!!!, the gear shifter has now been painted Steel-thanks Cato, I have painted the wheels with Alclad Chrome and painted the centre's Blue however had my first major problem yesterday with the tyre decals heres some pics including tyres.

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Will get some more pics out soon

Steve

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Steve,

A nice reference shot of the restored car can be found here. Note the ride height-a problem with the kit:

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Okidoki guys, I have been busy(ish!) and I'm making all the simple things so that they are ready for when the time comes, although we wont get much done this weekend as we are of to Scale Modelworld the biggest model show in the world(according to the IPMS)

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The dechromed kit version is the yellowee bit

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Not glued on yet but I had to make sure it was good

Thanks for looking

Steve

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Looking good Steve, can't wait to see more, might pump into you at Scale Modelworld, I'm there on the Saturday

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Thought you might like a peek at the real deal.

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Thanks Pete that is a great photo and a big help

Best wishes

Stevieboy

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These of any use to you?

Only if Mann's car used Holman's rear mounted dry sump tank. I've seen no under-skin photos of Mann's cars.

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Hey Pete,

Thanks for the piccies they have answered loads of questions for me, as stated elsewhere it does not matter to me how accurate the finished model is as it will be on display in my house and I'll have 1/12 GT40.

Best wishes

Steve

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shaping up nice and looks like you did a great job on that photo etch construction. i notice it looks like your photo etch bender has gotten a lot of use!

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shaping up nice and looks like you did a great job on that photo etch construction. i notice it looks like your photo etch bender has gotten a lot of use!

It has and Ive only had it 3 years and until you mentioned it I didn't realise how much I use it

Steve

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It has and Ive only had it 3 years and until you mentioned it I didn't realise how much I use it

Steve

When I build mine it will by my first go with photoetch items. What is this bender you mention? Is it some kind of mini brake? Where would one find them? Hopefully I will learn enough on here to build mine right. Thanks Dwayne

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the photo etch bender is indeed a miniature brake, you can see it to the left in this photo, next to the real subject of the photo. basically you put your photoetch under the appropriate part of the bender, and tighten it down, then slip a razor blade or similar between the pe piece and the platform, and bring it up creating a 90 degree or whatever bend with a sharp edge. its the only way to do complicated constructions i think.

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the photo etch bender is indeed a miniature brake, you can see it to the left in this photo, next to the real subject of the photo. basically you put your photoetch under the appropriate part of the bender, and tighten it down, then slip a razor blade or similar between the pe piece and the platform, and bring it up creating a 90 degree or whatever bend with a sharp edge. its the only way to do complicated constructions i think.

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Do you know the name of the mfg of the bender and where I might find one in So Cal or on the net? Thanks.

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