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ian wallace

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  1. I don’t mind the smell at all. I do have the levelling thinner. I think I used the levelling thinner for the mr color and the ipa for the tamiya paint i get ipa free from work so I’m guessing that you can use mr color and tamiya and the aqueous paint all together and they will work ok with no reactions
  2. Hi guys sorry in advance if this has been covered before its just a quick question ive been advised by a good friend that I should start to use aqueous hobby Color paint unfortunately I bought the wrong stuff as I didn’t know mr hobby had two ranges of paint I bought the mr Color paint Instead i was told that I could not use Tamiya paint with the mr Color paint because it will react at the moment I have sprayed my f14 with mr Color 60/40 with ipa base colour then preshading with Tamiya 90/10 ipa or 60/40 ipa And then a aqueous gloss coat now I’m afraid that the paint will react Any advice is very welcome thank you in advance
  3. Hi thank you for your message I’m sorry I don’t have any decals left
  4. Great job you have done what tamiya colours did you use to get that effect.
  5. No that one was not mine. I was going to bring mine but it would have looked odd having both and also I need to get the sun visor finished also
  6. Yeah I did think I’ve added abit to much rust. But depending on what scene you see the van in the film some looks cleaner then others with regards to the van in real life. I think rust was an optional extra. But came free after two years lol the vans were made very cheap they were designed to be cheap for builders etc to afford them they were very poorly made. Both doors the bottom corners kicked out. Some people converted the van to the countryman to avoid tax after a year they would cut out the side panels and add glass the only way you could tell the difference between the two would be that the van had the roof vent and the countyman didn’t that said I loved my little van she had so much character and I could still to 60 mph
  7. exhaust pipe evening gents I have made a slight mod, to the back box. on the stock part you have a short bent pipe, on the film and the real van, it is straight, so I have changed this. with the rest of the system I have just made it look old and rusty next is the front number plate this comes in a set of two and last but not least the door hinges Now as you guys are much better modelers than me you can get this hinges to work. how ever I bought the hinges later on in the build and to make them work you will have to do a lot of work on the inside of the A post to get working doors, also you will have to mod the dashboard to make fit also, I cannot fault the design on the hinges, just the plank that is building the model. anyway you first have to cut out to notches from the door this is a clearer photo of how the hinges fit I think the designer has now made them out of brass, witch will be much better, so as I cant make anything up to go inside I am going to glue one door shut and the other so you can pull of so you can see the detail inside, (never mind). but even with the doors shut the hinges are much better than the stock ones that are moulded into the door, so I'm not that unhappy. next up is the bread rack I haven't don't anything with this because the plastic is very flexible, and if you put anything on there it will bow. the designer has taken this off the website until he has time to redesign the rack with a different material. so guys, we are nearly at the end of this build, and I would like to thank you all for keeping up with me and hope I have given you something interesting to look at. so here is a walkaround of what we have so far. DRIVERS SIDE PASSENGERS SIDE REAR REAR OPEN TOP INSIDE AND LAST OF ALL THE FRONT So the only things that are missing is the sun visor and the bread rack and some bread. the sun visor I had tried to make myself and it just looks $%£@? so I have asked the designer to make me one and also the re design of the bread rack, then I can make some bread. I will also make some toast to go into the toaster and also to put on a plate to go onto the front passengers seat. as soon as I have done this I will update this post for all to see. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Shapeways designer, as he has made some very special parts for me to fit on this project, so a very big THANK YOU. and thank you to you all for tuning in. if anyone else is thinking of making one of these vans, I do have some decals left over that I'm selling that's all lad, lets go and get some cheese and crackers
  8. Hi Guys sorry for the long update, so first off, (the bread rack) https://www.shapeways.com/product/DKBX2MUJA/airfix-austin-a35-w-g-t-b-van-upgrade-bread-frame?optionId=16900299 all I have done is primed and alclad some steel colour over the top. and this sits on the back like so. I don't know if you can see but I have put a little pigment on the foot pedals and the floor mat so they stand out a lot more. and this is what it look like inside next up the wing mirrors, these are stock parts nothing special, I have sanded all the chrome off, but I have masked off the mirror part, to get this effect. up and onwards, now for the wipers, and the flying A https://www.shapeways.com/product/F4CS2NTUV/1-12-airfix-austin-a35-anti-pesto-top-bun-kit-1?optionId=64660357 The wipers do need adjusting. I have sent the designer an email, so he might adjust this? they come straight, so I have to snap off the blades and glue them on at an angle, and the Flying A, just looks so cool. all is left is the exhaust pipe frount number plate and door hinges piece of toast thank you again for staying with me on this build and sorry once again for the long wait, (personal problems)
  9. Guys I cant thank you enough for all the kind words, I'm not a very confident builder, and I was a little worried when my friend Rich wanted me to start this thread. but thank you all so on with the front I guess I have left off the windscreen wipers front number plate and the bonnet badge as these items are very fragile and knowing me I will break them also I have left the windscreen out so I can weather the back wall. I might tone down the rust a little,
  10. Just finished the drivers side Its now taking shape a lot more now so on with the front
  11. hi guys I have decided to finish each part of this van as an update if that makes sense. rather than going over the same parts of the van, so now I have the decals, I will start with the rear door. this is the final look of the rear door, ive just added some rust and some dirt, also I have added some black to the Austin of England badge to make the lettering stand out and also this is true to the original badge. the sides of the rear of the van are not done do don't panic. just a little of the wash spilling over from the door. I might adjust things a little at the end but its pretty much done. with the decals as they are not cut like kit make decals I have placed the decal in the top and bottom panel (two separate decals) and then when they ere dry I cut around the panel line of the door and then sprayed some matt clear over the top to get a no seam finish. after that a rust wash and some dark brown and rust colour filters etc, just looking at the number place I might do something with that a little more.
  12. Decal update today I'm a very happy bunny my decals have arrived these are very hi quality decals the only problem is they are not like the decals you get in a model kit, i.e. they are not cut out. but this does not matter as each decal goes into a panel of the van so you can put the decal in place wait for it to dry and then cut around the panel and jobs a gooden like so, I have only done one to night as I have been painting my sons room, but u just wanted to show you guys some cool stuff
  13. hi guys Mr Mbdesignart is correct on my van the brake and the clutch were metal rods with a round metal bit that screwed on top and a rubber moulding stuck on the top, and the go pedal was all metal. with the film van the new pedals are 100% spot on, and later I will ether put some pigments over the top or dry brush
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