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  1. well i finished it an enjoyable build kit quality 10/10 my effort 3/10 paints rattle can glue was pva and medium C/A sort furnishings by the wife, thank you thank you for following, i have another ready to go on the build table
  2. Good morning everyone this little project is quickly coming to an end the front suspension was made up along with the 5th wheel (steering head), primed and gloss black top coat everything apart from the wheels is now finished and ready to be attached my next post will be possibly tomorrow with a final reveal
  3. good evening everyone doors there was one one hinge supplied instead of 4, replacements come from the states, so i raided the wife dolls house spare parts found 4 and fitted, both doors open just handle to fit glazing a simple job, but rather than paint the glazing strips black i did them antique gold, it looks ok the very thin plastic film was protected in a p[plastic envelope, but for some reason it is marked by the outline of the photo etch decoration which was also in a plastic envelope - spooky, i did to clean it off somehow seat wasnt happy about just painting it brown, so i covered it in leatherette, then put a piping around it to hide the white edges, this them made it to wide for the kit supplied back rest so made one out of brass front suspension ongoing decoration is now on, just needs tidying up
  4. good evening everyone build continues interior the rollers are 19mm long and wooden dowel is provided for that purpose, but i had some right dia plastic tubing, easier to cut, primed and sprayed with Ford antique gold rattle can paint the coffin rails are white metal stations with brass tubing slotted in-between, also in the kit rear wheel suspension was also made up, nothing of the metal bits has taken long to clean up
  5. today to warm in the mancave so very limited work sanded the dody down for first top coat and made the four wheels up, they are no glued and still require a lot of work before they see any glue
  6. well yesterday i made a start thew floor has push out in which roller are fitted at a later date all the side panels are laminated by gluing one panel over another, the outer side is rebated to take the windows 4 sides and 2 end panel door/windows me faithful boi, struggling with the warm temperatures and rear axle mounts in position
  7. good evening everyone some of you may have seen a recent post wrt to a 1/12 Tudor mansion that the wife found thinking i had thrown it out 10+ years ago to cut a story short a couple of hours discussions about what to do with it then perused thoughts of putting in a display case then turned into a diorama idea, which in turn made me look for a royal mail British horse drawn carriage, which i have ordered, however i saw this and it arrived first this is the box contents, looks quite good value for the money, off Amazon, actually it was 1/2 the price of Cornwall Model Boats and fleabay 5 sheets of plans all 1/1 at 1/12 scale
  8. good morning everyone and now for something different BRIEF HISTORY Originally, the wooden or metal framework over the coffin was called a hearse. It was decorated with numerous spikes to hold burning candles. Sometime in the 17th century, people started using the word to refer to not only the construction above the coffin, but to the vehicle that carried the casket to the grave. Early hearses were hand-drawn. As time went on, families started to choose rural cemeteries instead of traditional church grounds. Caskets had to be transported greater distances. People wanted to go out in style and ordered elaborately decorated coffins in exotic woods. The hearses became fancier and heavier. They needed horsepower, not manpower. The first American horse-drawn hearses date back to the mid nineteenth century. A typical horse-drawn hearse of that period cost about $1,500. KIT FEATURES Historically accurate, highly detailed model Laser cut basswood parts Basswood wheel rims & spokes Cast Britannia metal axles & shafts Machine turned aluminium wheel hubs Photo-etched brass ornamentation 5 sheets of detailed plans 48-page illustrated instruction manual Instructions & prototype model by Ken Foran MODEL SPECIFICATIONS Length: 13” Height: 8” Width: 5” Scale: 1:12
  9. that has turned out very nice indeed, well done
  10. good evening everyone well most of the foremast is complete now, brackets for navigation lights, and placing some of the blocks, along with rope ladders still to be made although temp in place for now i then run a few of the lines from the bowsprit through and im quite happy with the result next im thinking of making up the main and mizzen m getting used to just making bits, they are not always pretty
  11. that deck looks fantastic, hope they resolve the matter for you
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