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Everything posted by griffsrw

  1. A true craftsman in every respect. His work was inspirational.
  2. I am interested in your kits. I would love to have them and possibly restore them
  3. it was an excellent weekend. damn cold on saturday though.
  4. just come across this thread. some of the kits in 1/24th are now quite collectable and expensive for a toe in the water excercise. A much admired present day kit seems to be the beemax bmw m3 touring car. sells for around 34 quid. apparently goes together great and looks great too. tamiya mini is a nice kit too.
  5. great work. very inspirational. your methods are very good.
  6. 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.
  7. try zero paints via hiroboy. steve can colour match
  8. 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.
  9. bare metal foil is also available in black, i do agree with you, it is one frustrating job to carry out.
  10. its a nice kit. i have modified mine to represent an ecurie ecosse short nosed racing d type. i hope you enjoy it
  11. lovely model, nice to see something unusual.
  12. 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 ?
  13. 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
  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
  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.
  16. do you have a drawing similar to this one for a capri mk2 or 3 ?
  17. looks a great model. i have seen this car at goodwood, and it looks fast when it is still.
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