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Alan R

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About Alan R

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  • Birthday 18/03/1955

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    Bristol
  • Interests
    Photography, Science Fiction, Movies & Music.

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  1. Alan R

    Spot of the Day Part 2

    I remember seeing something on 'tweb where someone shoehorned a Honda Civic Type R engine into an X 1/9. I bet that was a bit crazy too... I think they had a problem in that the Honda engine rotated in the opposite direction. I can't remember how they overcame that. Alan.
  2. Alan R

    Spot of the Day Part 2

    There's nothing that says 'bling' more! I saw an Audi R8 in coppery 'wrap' the other week. What makes people do it? Alan.
  3. Alan R

    Spot of the Day Part 2

    Yesterday, A late 60s Mercury Cougar near the Mall near Bristol.
  4. Alan R

    Spot of the Day Part 2

    yesterday, not one, but TWO UK spec Mustangs. North Bristol must be a yank muscle car hot-spot... Alan.
  5. Alan R

    Paint removal

    I found that Caustic soda didn't touch Halfords acrylic. Left for more than 24 hours... NOTHING!!! I tried Fairy Power spray and it worked a treat. Hope that helps. Alan.
  6. Alan R

    One for the Star Wars collectors..

    That is truly insane!
  7. Alan R

    Spot of the Day Part 2

    Yesterday as I was dropping my son off at work, a Triumph 2000/2.5PI. Don't see many of these any more.
  8. Alan R

    Spot of the Day Part 2

    Yesterday, a very tidy Willys Jeep. Possibly a genuine WW2 one as well.
  9. Alan R

    Spot of the Day Part 2

    Not all in one day... A Ferrari F430 (make that a 458!) on the M4 An Aston Martin Vantage V12 (with a 'V12 ...' plate) A Dodge Viper in our village A Customised Harley Davidson 'Soft-tail' complete with leather 'tractor' seat and custom forks. Cheers, Alan.
  10. Alan R

    1/72 FineMolds Slave 1

    That is amazing! Not only do you make cracking bike models, but SciFi as well. I am in awe! Cheers, Alan.
  11. Alan R

    1/12 Suzuki GS400E

    Hi Steve, I very nearly bought a Suzuki GSX400F around that time, but ended up getting the GSX550 Katana instead. Lovely bike to look at, handled reasonably. In some ways I regret getting rid of it. However the Honda VFR750 F that I replaced it with was something else! Fabulous machine! I would love one of those again... All the best, Alan.
  12. Hi Roger, yes they are making progress, albeit slowly. Here is some more. I finally got the top coat of the Ford "Electric Orange" on the GTR. This is one of the two-pack colours from Zero-Paints. I thought that this was going to be a problem. If I wasn't careful it would look patchy. Anyway, I shouldn't have worried, it came out OK. like this: Sorry about the focus issue. Entirely my fault. I should have re-focused... At this stage, the finish is a matt finish. It still needs a gloss coat. I left the model 48 hours or so, before applying the gloss coat. Again, Zero Paints 1K clear-coat. This is how it came out after a bit of polishing up with Tamiya Lapping film. I may try a bit more with a liquid abrasive. I haven't made up my mind about that. I am quite pleased with the finish. Not quite up to the finish you can get with the 2K clear coat, but I think that it's a bit too glossy for me. This looks just about right to my dodgy eye-sight... Now, I can start assembling the rest of the model. I am hoping to get some colour onto the Nismo version soon. All the best, Alan.
  13. Hi All, Yet another shelf sitter that has been resurrected... I have had this for more than 30 years, I'm sure. I happened to be in our local Antics store, and saw the self-same kit in a new boxing, but definitely the same kit... Anyway, here we are so far... Box top: Not a bad looking bike for it's day. The engine: This was all satin-chromed by Aoshima and looked a bit 'toy-like'. So, I stripped it using caustic soda, primed it with my home-brew grey primer before painting it with Tamiya XF16. It didn't come out too bad, looks a lot more like aluminium now. There is a little breather pipe on the back of the engine, at least that's what I think it is. However, it had gone AWOL. so I had to fabricate a replacement with 3/32nd evergreen styrene tube with a 3/64th rod glued into the end to locate it into the cylinder block. After a bit of aluminium, it looked the part. It looks a bit flat at the moment, but I'll give a bit of a wash to bring out the details. Probably a mix of black and brown enamels, just to pop out the detail... This where we are at the present. The cylinder head and spark-plugs have been added, and then a bespoke ignition lead for each plug. There was nothing in the instructions about these, so I fabricated and CA'd them to the pins on the plugs. More soon. Thanks for looking, Alan.
  14. Hi Jeroen, I really like this one! I had an earlier version of this some years ago. It eventually went to the great plastic graveyard! Cheers, Alan.
  15. Hi Jeroen, I know what you mean. What I really need is a photo-booth, rather than a jumbled background of the conservatory! Cheers, Alan.
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