1933 MG K3 scratchbuild............


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The MG 2 seater sports car has been one of the longest running configurations that has ever been manufactured. In fact you can buy a 2013 T series right off the assembly line. Basically it has been unchanged since the 30's. Yes, a 2013 T series, built in ,,,,,,where else,,,,,,Asia..................anyway, as a diversion to the 1936, which I am waiting to dry, and as that build is winding down to completion this week I am starting the K3.

I have a community build that is starting in a week that will detail each step of the way but for this thread I am just going through a really editted form starting with the rolling chassis.

For those of you new to my builds, i dont have a machine shop and use only simple basic tools. I have a picture of all my tools on the community build page. Not even my dremel. U get plastic in 4'x8' sheets and go from there........without further adoo......the rolling chassis. :P

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A reminder to everyone............I do not use and commercial productsin my build other than some tubing. Everything you see is totally scratch built.

Thank you for looking and I hope you look at my updates as they come in.

Kenn :rolleyes:

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I like those wheels Kenn. I think you need to step up the challenge and start making your own plastic though. It's just sooooo easy to go buy some pre-made styrene ;)

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:D I am working on that,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,ha ha ha...........................

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Good timing, a friend of a friend is restoring the full size now, I think his is maybe a 1965 or 1966 maybe???????

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main body is roughed out.

There is not a lot to this car. :rolleyes:

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Kenn :)

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Wow...that is fantastic. Your skills are commendable, sir!

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engine block on the way.

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Kenn :rolleyes:

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This one is gonna be fun. Good start!!

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I am going to spend a little more time on this today and then get back to the Saloon this afternoon getting the assembly started and the interior finshed up. I have been working on the ngine for the K3 and getting it blocked out and some details put on it. A lot of little bits that are a lot of work for little pieces but some progress is being made. In the community challenge I will be going into a lot more detail on it.

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I set up the motor a little more and have the engine mounts placed properly, so each time it is in the same place.

The rear fuel tank is coming together and details placed.

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Thanks to all those that are following this fast track build. :rolleyes:

Kenn :)

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You just keep raising the bar! Looks like its off to a good start, and I dig your wheels.

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Thank you...not totally sure what way the bar is going.......................ha ha.... :lol:

Time gets away from you and fir get into a project and then the day is gone..................

oil pan prior to clean up.

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mug shot from overhead..............progess,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

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Kenn :rolleyes:

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hand cut louver preliminary test............................yes of no...all comment accepted....do they look presentable or are they trash............... :lol:

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Thank you for your imput. Note that this is a test and done free hand,

Kenn :rolleyes::huh:

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More amazing work, How many models have you completely scratch built? i would love to see pictures of more...

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holy cow ,, how on earth do you do what you do , this is amazing ,, all the builds on here are amazing

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Thanks to you all for the comments.

The louvers I cut in plastic are done with an exacto knife at about 75 degrees and sliced into the plastic freehand.

Complete scratch built cars...I have 5 underconstruction that I have lost interest in that I started after the Tatra, Tha was the first attempt I made at total scratchbuilding a car. The second, if I do actually finish it which I will this week, will be my second completed. That one is the 1936 MG SA Saloon on my other thread.

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Again thank you for the comments.

Kenn

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The body is about done and the motor wired about done also. Added louvers to the hood also,

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Kenn :rolleyes:

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That looks really good, Kenn.

Charlie Larkin

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worked a little on this today. got the seats done, chrome back on a few pieces and generator ,belt done, I tryed out using plastic for the belt on this and am ok with it,

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Thanks to those that are watching and commenting

Kenn :)

Note: posted section one to the community challenge, making wheels.

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Fabulous work Kenneth, Here's a pic of a 1939 shown 2 years ago at a local concourse. She was a little gem.

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Bob,,,I have always loved the T series but never ended up with one :mellow:

Thanks for posting it, The roof is an interesting one for sure,

Drive train got done.

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Since I did not have all the information a few things might not be to exacting, but I look at it this way, Go with what you have and only 2 people will notice it is not exact.....you and the obnoxious rivir counter,,,,, :lol: I could have gotten better information by more research like I did on the Saloon.

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It looks great to me. :) And your work improves with every build. :)

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Thank you,,,,,the improvement is inevitable as I learn to do more and learn more of what the plastic can and will do. :rolleyes:

Getting more profiecent is what the hobby is about, without learning new skills or new techniques we can not improve, we need to push the envelope with each build whether it is scratch building or kit building. If we don't strive to do better each time we just end up glueing and painting the same way each time. :P

Again ,,,thanks to all those that watch and comment. The comments also lead to improvement.

Kenn :)

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awsome job , looking forward to the rest of this build

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super charger.....loose fit not plumbed yet.

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Nice to have you undated.......................tahnks to all for looking.

Kenn

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one beautifull 39....................................Thank you for sharing it. :)

Spent some time on the blower assembly and cover an moung other things, running 2 cars at one time right now.

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Kenn :rolleyes:

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