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  1. Hi Phil Good to hear from you again. Actually it was a very nice kit to put together and everything fitted as it should. As I said, the only thing was lack of chrome parts but you may be able to work around that. The glazing for the windscreen and side windows are in one piece. I did think about cutting the doors out which would mean some careful cutting of the glazing. Overall, I enjoyed making it.
  2. Quite agree John. Hopefully next time I will think of it before fixing the suspension.........
  3. Well, John, I took your advice and lowered the rear suspension. As soon as I posted the first pictures I could see that it didn't look correct and it was niggling me a lot. Below are the new pictures. I didn't go too low as it may have looked 'over-loaded'. Cheers for the advice.
  4. Hi John That was my dream. I wanted to drive coaches around Europe and then get my Class 1 and do the same. Got myself a wife and that dream didn't seem so attractive.......ha! ha! Now WE travel around Europe by coach and it seems so much better having someone else do the hard work. I used to love driving but hate it now. Too many idiots on the road who cannot have passed their test I'm sure. Luckily I now work at home. I couldn't put up with the problems the truckers have nowadays with the strikes in France and the problems getting safely through Calais, etc. Foun
  5. Thanks John. Appreciate good comments as always and I'm really glad to get you thinking about branching out. My electrical knowledge is very small but after sitting down with some cheap Led's, a battery and resistors I soon picked a few things up. I think the reason I enjoy the transport kits so much is that I never had the chance to fulfill my dreams and drive them in real life. So I build replica's instead. But I do envy those who have experienced it for real. Funny, but your comment about driving the Daf and Royal Mail got me thinking..........The Daf and trailer would loo
  6. Thanks, Vinnie. Actually, I made this kit before I got into airbrushing. The only spraying I did was the body shell in red, where I used a couple of spray cans. Everything else was hand painted - Even the hundreds (well, it seemed like it at the time) of seats. I must admit that some paint colours went on smoother than others but I'd advise waiting until you can use your spray booth. As you say, it is not worth risking having brush strokes all over the bodywork (and fingerprints). I did do a WIP HERE if you are thinking of doing something similar. There is so much help on the Interne
  7. Thanks Vinnie. Appreciate your kind comment. Now you have ventured this far, maybe I could persuade you to view my Routemaster Bus with added lighting HERE ?
  8. Thanks. Appreciate your comment. I think everyone knows how basic the effects were on the TV show and this is what I was trying to achieve. I've seen some builds that use up-to-date effects but I think they look better on the more recent Starships. Live Long and Prosper........
  9. That is great to hear. If I can encourage others to use their imagination and bring these kits to life, then I am a happy soul. Sometimes you do not have to make it perfect or too accurate to be proud of your build. Making it unique to yourself is the pleasure. Good luck with your build. Hope to see it on the forums.
  10. Thanks Steve. I've just noticed that the flags are the wrong way around............Shows that it is one of my earlier builds I suppose.
  11. Thanks, Steve. The larger the picture, the more you can see the flaws..........
  12. Thanks, Chris. Like the original TV series, it is very basic.
  13. Thanks Paul. Appreciate your kind comment.
  14. Thanks Paul, for the appreciation. I can see areas that I could have improved on and it may be nice, in the future, to do this kit again using an airbrush instead. This is how I remember the ship (though I wasn't actually there at the time) so I understand what you were saying about the paint scheme and agree with you.
  15. Thanks Westy. Appreciate your kind comment. Phew! I must admit that this was a tough one to add lights to due to the lack of space available, especially around the front and rear light panels. Basically I used mainly 1.8mm Led's throughout and I used Kynar (on Ebay) wire as it is so thin and flexible. For the front lights I used a combination of clear and diffused Led's as this gives a varied amount of brightness (ie: side lights not as bright as main or headlights). For the indicators I used orange Led's with a flashing Led put in line as this makes them all flash at the
  16. This is how I added lights to my build of the Enterprise many moons ago. The lighting is quite basic and should be a fairly easy project to do for anyone wanting to get into lighting their kits. As the original series model of the ship was quite basic with its lighting effects, I used some poetic justice while still trying to keep some of the effects from the TV series. Thanks for viewing and I hope it encourages others to have a go. There is a video of the finished kit HERE
  17. Hi Everyone This is one of my earlier builds that I made years ago of the original Star Trek ship and added lights to. The electrics are quite basic but I achieved the effects that I wanted. I found it quite easy to do as there was plenty of space for the wiring, etc, and after looking on the Internet it seemed that strobe lighting had not been invented when they created the model for the series, so I just used basic Led's. There is a video that I made HERE and some pictures of how I added the lighting in the WIP forum. Thanks for viewing.
  18. Hi Everyone This is the Revell 1/225 HMS Victory that I made quite a while ago which was all hand painted as I hadn't discovered airbrushes at the time. Oh how I missed out! One of the few builds that I did not add lights to. Hope you like it and thanks for viewing.
  19. This is the Revell 1/83 Mayflower that I made quite a while ago (pre my adding lights to everything) but never got around to posting. It was all hand painted as I hadn't discovered airbrushes at the time. Hope you like it and thanks for viewing.
  20. While renewing the pictures because of this Photobucket saga, I have found some more photo's to post:
  21. While renewing the pictures because of this Photobucket saga, I have found some more photo's to post: Overhead Lighting:
  22. Hi While renewing all of the pictures of the builds that I have done because of this Photobucket saga, I came across a few pictures of the build in progress for this kit. They show some of the details that are not visible when the kit was finished. The link to the finished build can be found in the RFI section or by clicking HERE Thanks for viewing.
  23. Hi While renewing all of the pictures of the builds that I have done because of this Photobucket saga, I came across a few pictures of the build in progress for this kit and thought it may be an idea to post them. They may be helpful to others who have this kit and want to do something similar. The link to the finished build can be found in the RFI section or by clicking HERE
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