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  1. Great! I am sure those photos have been lying in your raincoat some months after you came home from the east front! Wonderful work!!! 8-)
  2. My father bought a brand new 144DL in 1972. White. That was the first car i drove, at the age of 10. If I drove it out of the garage I could wash it, and drive it back! That car was never dirty! I have not built (or found) a model of this, but I have plans to strip and rebuild a diecast model. It is quite a stright forward job, but you need to find a model that is nice shaped in the body. 8-)
  3. Boring? I can believe that, @Badder. But the result becomes wonderful!! 8-)
  4. Yes. Hazel is the right name. There were small clusters with 3-5 nuts in. Smal dark red/brown cocoon that kept each nut. I have never seen such a tree either before or after... (By the way, the BMW lived for about 10 years after it left my hands). 8
  5. Outside our house we had, previously, a tree that hand purple leaves during summer. They became green in the autumn! (of course) I did not find any good picture of it, but I found one with the BMW that I had in those days! The tree is behind, and you can see the color of the red leaves and a normal green tree. The red leaves was on a tree that had hassel(?) nuts in the autumn. I found it very cool to have red leaves and nuts in the autumn. But the tree had to go as my wife wanted a porch... But you can see something there.... 8
  6. It was King Crimson that "talked to the wind". But the wind did not hear.... 8-)
  7. I do think those cracks will be nice and look like an very old wall (and a victim for explotion?) But is the doorway wider on the top? 8-)
  8. This is absolutely impressive, @Badder. You are doing a wonderful work. [BOLD] If it was possible to give a "double Like"..... [bold] 8-D
  9. Hi! I checked the same for about one year ago. I found a kit, but I have not managed to find it back! I did not try as long today, so you might find it if you try harder. Any way; there was. The kit was based on an MB. 8-)
  10. You will need someone to paint the porch, @Badder. But be aware! --------------------------- Blonde paint job A blonde, wanting to earn some money, decided to hire herself out as a handyman-type and started canvassing a wealthy neighborhood. She went to the front door of the first house and asked the owner if he had any jobs for her to do. "Well, you can paint my porch. How much will you charge?" The blonde said, "How about 50 dollars?" The man agreed and told her that the paint and ladders that she might need were in the garage. The man's wife, inside the house, heard the conversation and said to her husband, "Does she realize that the porch goes all the way around the house?" The man replied, "She should. She was standing on the porch." A short time later, the blonde came to the door to collect her money. "You're finished already?" he asked. "Yes," the blonde answered, "and I had paint left over, so I gave it two coats. "Impressed, the man reached in his pocket for the $50. "And by the way," the blonde added, "that's not a Porch, it's a Ferrari." 8-D
  11. Really nice work, @rjfk2002! A small tips for handling the small parts, I will recommend watch making tools! Buy a magnifying glass and some small screw drivers. I will also recommend the special tweezers for watch making. They have the precision and grip you need. I have been doing some watchmaking stuff, and the tools have been really useful also for this hobby! But be aware! Buy the brand Bergeron! You do not want any cheap china stuff! 8-)
  12. WOW! Oh no! You are right about the wipers! How could I!!??? $@#%&§! When you say it I can remember having a thought about the direction of the wipers, BUT that blew just out of my brain at that point 5 seconds after! I was not at my building table then, but at the tram, traveling home from work! I did never think of that later! Not even when I checked if the wiper engine was on the right or left side. (I could not remember... I sold my Mini in 2005). Of course the kit did only contain the attached wipers, but there would be an easy job to make some going the other way. I had a plan of making them black out on the "rubber holders", but I used both colors. I had some old "silver wipers" and replaced the rubber with some new. I had to be careful when doing this, I could have get some fatigue failure in the metal. So some times I just used the "modern" black. I can remember the wiper engine was the same for RHD and LHD -wipers. It was not the modern wiper engine with "automatic parking" of the wiper. (I can remember my father told me the new Volvo he bought in 1972 had automatic parking of the wipers!) Oh no... I looked so much at the pictures and did not discover the wipers! OK! Now I got a story for my failure! May be I replace them. The holes are the same! 8-D 8-)
  13. Hi everybody! This is my first "Ready for inspection" This is the Tamiya kit of the 1966 Morris Cooper S MK1. I wanted to build this because I built one from a wreck, and had it for 19 years. Of course, this had to be an exact copy. Well, as good as possible! First; this is a picture of the original: Then, I do not have much pictures from the building process. At least I can give you this: Here are some pictures of the model, as it is today. (I have not painted the logo on the trunk lid and the S on the bonnet, yet. I will try to make it with a fine pen. (Chicken!) You might wonder what the silver spot close to the right windshield wiper is? The fact is that I not know either! The original had a hole there. I guess it was a hole made for a radio antenna. Strange place to put it, but it was an easy place to get the cable into the car, compared to the normal frontwing. I knew about the hole, but I forgot (!) to weld it before the body was painted! Then I drove in all years with a silver blinding there! Then I had to paint it on my model too! Other topics to be aware; - The grill is not correct. This is the Austin grill. But the Morris grill is not included in the set! - The rims are some kind of cosmic rims! I drove with the standard Cooper S rims; 3,5”. Later I “upgraded” to the optional 4,5, that looked similar and could have 165/70 rubber! The original rims had 145/10. No question about what I preferred; the old standard! And no one in the Norwegian Cooper Club were driving with 3,5” rims! Just me! - The color is Surf Blue, on the 1:1 car. The color on the model should have been greener! Besides this I am very satisfied! Other Mini expert might also discover other small details, but those are differences that belong to standard and Cooper. My car started its life as a MK1 850 and was converted to a replica of Cooper S. Below I have put the Mini into my “Picnic Dio”. The next difficult question is: What is next? I have several kits in queue, but on the "next building wish-list" are Billing Boats "Osebergskipet" (the Viking ship), and the Pocher Lamborghini Aventador. 8-)