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  1. Progress in the paint department. I sanded all the edges yesterday and wet sanded the entire body to eliminate the scratches I made and here she is, all primed up nicely in Mr Surfacer Black 1500. That looks way better. That stuff covers really well but it still took a bit of paint. Primed a couple of other parts as well. And the former chrome plated parts got a coat of Aclad Gloss base in preparation for Greenstuffworld Chrome. Chassis was primed in grey to make sure I covered all the black. Then painted Semi Gloss Black. Lastly, I went outside with the British Green and painted the body and hood. It had been a while since I rattle-canned anything and I'm actually quite happy with this. Still going to go to town on this rig anyway, but at least it looked nice at some point I did find one thing I don't much like at all by the way, and that is that this kit has moulded on wipers.... really? Yes. Can you see them? Maybe if you look closely.
  2. Nicely done Rob, with all the different shades and such. Looks really good, glad you were able to finish it.
  3. Oh man, first I'll have to cover that ghastly red with a bucketload of primer
  4. Very nice barn find! Looks convincing. Maybe just spray some dust on the front lights and the windows, they're rather clean!
  5. I was thinking some brownish colour for the interior. But some terrible light green could be something as well.
  6. So let's have tonight's haul. There's wheels. The rears are wider than the front tyres. Interior tub, glued. Chassis, completed. This will all be one colour: dirty. Engine done. This will also be dirty, greasy and whatnot. There should at least be spark plug cables (lightning hoses according to Derek from VGG). I will also fashion some brackets for the alternator and for what I guess is the power steering pump. They're just suspended in mid air which is always a silly sight I think.
  7. Hi all, it's been a while since I had a WIP going in this part of the forum, I've been working on my collection of Benz trucks over in Revell Classic GB. The plan is to do 3 of them, I've built 2 of them and I'm currently scratch building a low loader for number 2 build. The trailer is nearing completion and that's when I always get a little bogged down on what details to add. I'm also not really looking forward to painting it as it's huge, around 45 centimeters in length. So, there has been some loss of mojo over the past week or so. I really felt like doing a nice, quick build to get some energy back into building stuff. I've been binging Vice Grip Garage on Youtube so that gave me the idea of pulling Revell's '76 Torino from the stash. It's a well known kit of course, and there are some really nice builds on this forum already. Now, I never watched Starsky and Hutch as a kid, don't know when it was on here actually. But, my daughter and I like the Clint Eastwood movie with the Torino in it, so she got me this kit for Christmas, or maybe a birthday a couple of years ago. The Torino from the movie is a '72 model and looks nothing like this one but it's the closest thing and anyway it was a really good present. I decided that if I ever built it, I would make it sort of look like the one Clint was driving. I even bought a can of British Green for it at some point. Having recently seen 9876 episodes (See what I did there? People who follow that channel will) of VGG I think my Torino will be a tad less well maintained than Clint's ride. The body shell actually looks really good, just some sharp edges where the horizontal panels meet the vertical ones. A little bit of sanding and that's it. It's a pretty basic kit and that's also why I chose it, like I said this will be quick. I already dechromed the chrome sprue, the stuff came off in just a couple of minutes in some bleach. I'm not going to do much about the interior. Only a couple of parts for engine and chassis. I'll have to see what the engine looks like assembled, before deciding on hosing and wiring. Maybe, maybe not. The hood can be opened so it might be fun to have something to see. OK. time to dig in.
  8. Good to have you back Nick! The FJ is looking really cool, that's great modelling. I love watching Paul from Fab Rats clunking about in his shop too!
  9. I'll be following this one Pete, I'm curious to see what you'll be up to.
  10. We probably can see all the colours, but don't know what they're called and don't care
  11. Thanks Richard, it does need something there doesn't it. I'll have a look around for something nice to fill that space with, indeed like a small locker or something.
  12. I'm fabricating the hydraulics for the rams. This is the only bit of plumbing I will do on the trailer because it's in a very visible spot. I've decided to attach the bottom half of the rams to the trailer and paint them with it. It's just easier to make sure these things are glued on properly. Starting with some brass tube inserted into drilled holes. Make sure they don't stick out the other end. Insert rubber hose aka thin electrical wire. Tied together with PE cable ties. Cut the tube that holds the ram in the bracket to size and carefully glue it, punched end plates and all, making sure the ram itself still moves. With the quick setting extra thin, it's just a matter of moving it while the glue sets. Quickly, luckily. The hose goes through a hole and is glued to the chassis somewhere out of the way. Still moves. There's a bit of stiffness to it now so the ram holds up the ramp if you're careful. I've looked at a lot of ramps while commuting, and noticed a lot of them are secured using ratchet straps. I have PE straps, I may use those.
  13. Love the Uhlenhaut. Apparently it's currently the most expensive car ever, having just been sold for €135 million. I was in the Mercedes Benz museum this summer and took a picture of it there, not knowing its value at that point, a friend told me that later!
  14. I think it looks OK like this. Now, let's see if I can get that latch flipped over without damaging everything.
  15. I did put them the wrong way around! I had the trailer on its wheels, then on its back and it got mixed up. They're supposed to be like this, but I put the handle on upside down so that needs fixing. I think they're OK, with regard to size and fit, but I've also been wondering about the big empty space at the back. So I think I'll move the boxes back. I'll make mudflaps for the wheels so it's a little busier down there. Maybe the boxes are a little small now, I don't know. I don't really feel like making bigger ones at this point. I'll see how it looks with the mudflaps on.
  16. I didn't have the chance to work on the trailer during the week, but today I've made toolboxes. They'll be mounted between the wheels. I've made some kind of rack, or construction, for safety purposes as well, as you can see. Brackets for the toolboxes. I'll just glue the boxes on after painting them, nothing fancy. You'll not be seeing much of the trailer's underside anyway.
  17. Another good one! Those wheels look really good with your 3d printed tyres on!
  18. You're off to a good start there. Those are nice boxes by the way.
  19. Mine wasn't all too big on washing "the car" either. And he was lucky that my mother did the boodschappen during the week.
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