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Some in progress and finished pictures of the Ken Miles - Llyod Ruby car. Modified right front fender made it higher for more wheel travel, deleted the Guerney bump on the top of the doors (the bump was invented later) and deleted the rear intake scoops. I made my own decals with Adobe Illustrator and printed them out on self adhesive vinyl. Other than that the Magnifier kit was built box stock. 

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13 minutes ago, Yeah Nah said:

Superb job Alex! Your 'metalwork' is outstanding.

Thanks for your comment! I learned quite a bit about the shortcomings (door fit, plumbing) and positives (good proportion, accuracy of the body) of this kit. I'm well into the Denny Hulme Le Mans winner version, hopefully it will look much better.  

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Thanks for the follow up! Seems like a handy thing to have, it saves a lot of time modifying kit parts. I still may build a Daytona version of the car but probably a different livery. I'm progressively getting better with each version. I'll have to post the pictures of my Denny Hulme winning black version as soon as I get it photographed. 

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1 hour ago, Phildaupho said:

Fantastic GT40 built from what must be a very good kit.

The kit is not bad. It needs a bit of work in fit because so many things open, but detail is ok and there is a lot of reference to super detail. My next version will have more detail and more of the problems corrected than in this one. I have already bought a third kit as they are available for about $50, which is a great bargain for a kit like this.

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On 2/14/2024 at 2:32 AM, drodg said:

Great job.   

 

On 2/14/2024 at 4:53 AM, Bainford said:

Nice B. Looks good in blue. I built one of these a couple years back, and quite liked the kit. I had to lower mine as well.

 

On 2/14/2024 at 4:57 AM, Jim B said:

Great looking MG.

 

On 2/14/2024 at 7:05 AM, karbuildr said:

Very nice build. I've been wondering about the Tamiya enamels. Nice color and on the body and interior.

 

On 2/16/2024 at 5:31 AM, slusher said:

Grear looking MG!

 

On 2/16/2024 at 5:50 AM, NOBLNG said:

That looks like a nice little kit. You did a nice job on it Alex!😎

 

9 hours ago, ewetwo said:

Stunning build. 

 

9 hours ago, ncbuckeye67 said:

That is an amazing build. I love the blue!

 

6 hours ago, ea0863 said:

Great job on the build Alex, and thank you for the pros/cons of the kit.

Thank you!

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