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mbdesignart

1/24 Escort Mk.1 1970 London-Mexico World Cup Rally, Mikkola/Palm

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1 hour ago, keefr22 said:

Any sign of the 15 inch Minilites Mark? 

 

Keith

Yes, will these tempt you to get back to the bench?

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Been fiddling with a couple of things with wings over the weekend, so hopefully some of that mojo stuff might be coming back!

 

K

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I sincerely hope those are wings to keep cars on the ground at speed? :D  A nice 13" Ford RS Ronal arrived in the parcel too, start saving!

 

 

 

 

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Unfortunately not! I did try out the Le Mans green car touch up paint I got off e-bay to check it was safe on Belkits plastic, so some (very little) progress!!

 

Hmm, will bear the Ronal's in mind if I ever manage to do a replica of my last ever Mk2, a really tidy little Harrier (wish I still had that one, the shell was 100% perfect) - every other Escort I had had Minilites (or copies of same!)

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Almost there... As anticipated getting the body over the tub/chasssis was a heart stopping/blue air few minutes work. Once done what I thought was surface dust is actually trapped inside and visibly attached to the windows and I'm loathe to remove the shell. Other small bits have been frustrating me too, either breaking due to handling or disappearing into the carpet. Only a few odds and ends yet to attach such as mud flaps and the aux rear light. Like Nick Belbin's build I too fashioned some longer boot lid fastners from wire and added a wire pin and loop to the bonnet PE parts. 

 

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Thanks Roger.

The kit nearly got stunned with something heavy and flat after spotting another error. Off with the bull bar, spots and lamp brackets, headlamp protectors and mesh grille as the lamps were set too far outboard. It is becoming less than enjoyable now. The 2nd attempt is now setting...and breathe!

 

On a happier note, today I received a shed load of photos of H1 FEV , the car from the Anniversary rally. My contact was timekeeping on one of the stages and took many close-up shots. The artwork for the stamps should keep me quite for a while.

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What they both said :ditto: !

I just caught up with this. What a superb kit, what a superb build of it too..

 

My third car was an Escort Mk. I. It felt so very modern, so quiet, great gearchange, really nice car. Reg LAL 896K. Obviously not a rally one, but very fond memories, rekindled by this build.

 

:goodjob: 

TonyT

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Thanks for the comments.

 

I've rectified the lamp bar issues and all is back together again. Scratch mudflaps added from black plasticard, front corner flaps are the kit offerings reshaped, although not truly accurate. Other little items now attached, so bar a bit of touching in here and there this is it for this one. I'm planning a small display base and a light weathering. The photos below are more of a reference to indicate positioning of decals and ancillary items. Finished build pics will be in the RFI section erelong.

 

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Lovely job Mark! The piccies look like a studio photoshoot of the real thing for the late lamented 'Cars and Car Conversions' magazine...!! :thumbsup:

 

Keith

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Looks superb, Mark. As iconic a Ford as the Gulf-liveried GT40.

 

I know it's been a challenging kit and a lot of hard work has gone into it but the satisfaction from completing it is immense. I think I'll have to do this car as well now - that makes four Mk1s to do!

 

Are you going to Telford? If so, please bring along one of your upgrade kits for this car . . .

 

Nick

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Thanks Keith and Nick.

I'll most likely be at Telford wandering around as usual. As mentioned I'm collecting info for H1 FEV so could that be five Nick?

 

Mark

 

Now back to the Transit chassis... and the Panigale...

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5 hours ago, mbdesignart said:

Thanks Keith and Nick.

I'll most likely be at Telford wandering around as usual. As mentioned I'm collecting info for H1 FEV so could that be five Nick?

 

 

What are you trying to do to me?????

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On ‎17‎/‎07‎/‎2017 at 3:57 PM, mbdesignart said:

I sincerely hope those are wings to keep cars on the ground at speed? :D  A nice 13" Ford RS Ronal arrived in the parcel too, start saving!

 

 

 

 

What width are the RS alloys ?  6 , 7 or 7.5 inch ?

 

John Green

Nantwich , Cheshire

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48 minutes ago, rs2man said:

What width are the RS alloys ?  6 , 7 or 7.5 inch ?

 

John Green

Nantwich , Cheshire

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