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mbdesignart

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  1. Well that was a distressing few days attempting to distress the decals following the expert advice of a YouTube expert, pah! Anyway I've gone back to paint effects, called it done and given the body a coat of Tamiya LP Flat Clear. Whilst that is hardening I decided to attack the interior bits which, to be truthfull, I'd forgotten about. Bomber seats have been liberally coated with Molotow Chrome and the controls, mirrors and other small bits have been cleaned up ready for painting.

     

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  2. That's the retouching and wash finished, oversprayed with a clear coat of Alclad II ready for the decals and detail painting. The wheels have been sprayed for the 3rd time with a mix of Tamiya LP black and aluminium, changed from the previous finishes of all black and black with chrome spoke edges didn't work.

     

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  3. Well I'm not sure my plan is still on track, but it's too late now. Colour added over a gloss sealing coat, a bit of chipping medium splashed on here and there followed by a light sand. Some of the primer/plastic is showing and I'm hoping a bit more rust deftly applied and an oil wash will knock it back. Bonus is if I just want a rusty finish next time I'll know when to stop. At least it's keeping me off the roads and shouting at bank holiday traffic 🤨 

     

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    Any eagle eyed modellers who have built one of these will note the upper locating rods have pinged off the front doors.

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  4. As it appears that all 'tubes' go rusty I decided to give this the full ferrous oxide. Stage one Vallejo dark rust airbrushed and then stippled on with added baking powder, I hope it does't end up 1/6th scale 😱 Next stage a lighter tones of rusty brown sponged on. The chalky appearance is not as noticable in real life as the in photos for some reason, maybe it's a got a soggy bottom!

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  5. 18 hours ago, Marco F. said:

    It's really sad that you didn't moved your Clubman Mini for such a long time 

    Marco F 

    I think Keith is waiting until it's a pile of rust and he can put it in an urn on his mantlepiece RIP 😪

    Come on Keith get back in your garage, you know you want to.

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  6. I found this whilst idling away some time away searching for an alternative to the endless, mind-numbing tv gameshows, link HERE

    A rare 1952 Ferrari + many other interesting cars. It makes me wonder just what else is out there tucked away in a barn/shed/garage? The sad fact is most will just turn to rust.

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  7. Another H Van has fallen onto the bench for a quick build as an entry into a group build for a modelling group on Inyerfacebook, or whatever it's called, the theme is anything French.

    The rear box arches have been widened to allow the fitment of some beefy alloys and a piece of plastruct box section for the axle in order to drop the ride hieght. The front engine subframe has been ditched and replaced with some more box and tube. This is just a show no go model, I'm not even bothering with an engine.

     

    As to the title all will become clearer once the decals make an appearance.

     

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  8. My most recent build, Tamya's 1/24 Lotus Seven converted to a Caterham Prisoner edition with a twist. Using the latest Transkit from Motobitz and reference from the book by Chris Rees I have built my interpretation of this car, fitted with cycle wings as opposed to the wings of the kit/original. The green is Tamiya LP IJN Racing Green 😉  with Pearl Clear, Yellow Tamiya TS97 Pearl. The last photo includes an earlier build of the Moke from the TV show.

     

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  9. 21 hours ago, keefr22 said:

    Quote from the site: "More excitingly, this could open the door to a whole new era of life-size RC cars."

     

    Mk2 Escort & Escort Cosworth for me please....!! 

     

    K

    Keith, I can see your skirting boards taking a bashing. 🤣

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  10. 17 hours ago, Toftdale said:

    This came today, as a life long Caterham obsessive it was always going to happen, even more so when it comes with the exact wheels that are fitted to my car.  When I first ordered it I did think it was a bit too expensive,  however now its arrived and I can see the quality and there's also a lot more in the kit than the photo on the website eludes to.  So I most definitely stand corrected, thank you @mbdesignart

     

    Thanks for the mention and I'm glad you like the product. Looking forward to seeing which version you end up building.

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  11. 2 hours ago, Pete in Lincs said:

    A brilliant end result. Have you got a couple of scrap Mini's to go on the back? I think I've got a couple of those Michelin men in the scrap boxes.

    Some people's scrap is another person's imaginative use of spares. I do have a lot of Transit body back ends, can't think why though? 😂 Now what about an insanely stretched Transit van...

     

    I appreciate the kind comments and tales of yesteryear.

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