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About griffsrw

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  1. griffsrw

    Hand painting vs Airbrushing

    i totally agree, a good primer and a well known top coat. here in the uk, i would use halfords paints. you can always step up in the future to airbrushing.
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    Ford Transit Mk.2 LWB Van Conversion

    brilliant project, certainly will be popular.
  3. griffsrw

    A little colour help please for a newbie to cars

    try zero paints via hiroboy. steve can colour match
  4. griffsrw

    Avions Voisin Record 1927 1/8

    great start. just love scratch building.
  5. griffsrw

    Ford Transit Mk.2 LWB Van Conversion

    cracking job mark. looking forward to seeing the finished article.
  6. griffsrw

    1/24 Morris Minor 1000 (Series V)...HELP!

    fully agree with noel. Ian and Rod have shown me their moggy, its the best that is available today and will save you so much work.
  7. griffsrw

    Painting Window Trim

    bare metal foil is also available in black, i do agree with you, it is one frustrating job to carry out.
  8. you have made a fine model out of this kit. well done sir.
  9. griffsrw

    Revell Jaguar XK SS 1/24

    its a nice kit. i have modified mine to represent an ecurie ecosse short nosed racing d type. i hope you enjoy it
  10. griffsrw

    AEC MkV tipper

    lovely model, nice to see something unusual.
  11. griffsrw

    Scale drawings for Reanault Alpine 442 Engine

    there are a pair of books, volume 2 covers the sports cars 1973 onwards, no drawings as such, but cutaways and period engine bay photos are in it. was the engine very similar to the later F1 engine ?
  12. i understand, your spare time is at a premium.
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    Scratch building a roll cage

    all good advice from the previous replies, its just picking a method that suits yourself. i have used evergreen type 1.6mm diameter round and find it much easier to adjust the fit. it is readily available on ebay. i have also used copper wire as black knight suggests, i use the earth from 2.5mm flat power cable. annealed as per keefr 22 recommends. another tip you could try is instead of using the floor of your model to build up your cage, why not use a piece of wood instead, just for the main cage, when you are happy with the fit, then transfer it to the model to add further components. good luck, i think you will find building a cage from scratch very rewarding.
  14. any more progress ? something that i noticed on your work in progress photos with regard to the engine cover mods, are you doing the modified hump over the engine/gearbox in two stages ? its just that in the suntec photo above, you will see that the profile is different to the earlier xjr9, it does away with the existing airscoop/hump completely, and it uses a small hump to clear the filter assembly. also i seem to recall the tops of the rear wheel arches to be lower on the 12 than they are on the 9. i used the hasegawa IMSA car as my starting point as i thought it more alike the xjr12. i don't intend this to be a criticism of your work so far, i just adore the TWR jags. have you purchased a copy of the haynes manual ? it concentrates on the xjr9, but is packed with interesting stuff.
  15. great subject to carry out the mods, it will be a great story to tell. i had the 1990 shell sorted and ruined it whilst painting, i may have to pick it up again this winter. those photos will really help.