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  1. Got some paint on this today. It's a bit darker than expected, but I can live with it, I just didn't want the same red as the '30 Touring. Lil Coffin wheels will probably stay, but I need to find smaller front tyres. MkI dropped headlight bar, made from 20swg wire. Not the finished article, more a test to see if I could do it... now I need to make one with sharper bends and a bit more drop. Making it symmetrical is the hardest part. Yes, I know everything looks drunk here but it's only a mock up. Nothing is glued yet, it's more or less a house of cards.
  2. Yes indeed, lovely clean build and excellent paint. I'm with you on preferring to see a stock one though... I have no use for modern suspension upgrades, 20" wheels or cup holders.
  3. Simple kit, so making progress. The plain is similar to the '30 Touring, mostly OOB, but back dating the wheels to mid '60s, going for the same kind of vibe as the one at the front here: I'm looking at the Lil Coffin wheels, but the fronts look a bit small, especially for 1/24... will have to dig through the parts box. The undercarriage is about done; another time I'd have left the axles off until it's painted, but I'm not going to superdetail it, so it'll be sprayed as a unit.
  4. Whilst going around in circles debating what to do with the engine in the '29 RPU, I gave in to temptation and started this. First issued in 1966 as the 'Little Deuce', a companion to the 1/8 scale 'Big Deuce': https://public.fotki.com/drasticplasticsmcc/mkiba-build-under-c/monogram-instructions/show-rods/monogram-little-deu/ Like the RPU, it suffered a Tom Daniel redesign in 1970, as 'Son of Ford'. The Pontiac engine lost its six carb setup, replaced with fuel injection and, for some reason they referred to it as a Boss 302 in the instructions : https://public.fotki.com/drasticplasticsmcc/mkiba-build-under-c/monogram-instructions/show-rods/monogram-son-of-for/ This Early Iron reissue came out in 1973, with most of the TD silliness removed. It still has the fuel injected Pontiac, but I have a resin repop of the Little Deuce engine from Drag City castings, so I'll either use the intake from that, or scratch one like it. The kit has been out a couple of times since; in the '80s a small block Chevy replaced the Pontiac and it was last reissued in 2011. What's in the box... blurb on the instructions: Fenders and chassis are moulded as one piece, but it has a nice dropped axle, split wishbones and '39-48 Ford hydraulic brakes. Not shown, the same horrible Good Year Rally tyres as in the other Early Iron kits.
  5. Not sure if this is the same model, but there are some photos of the oily bits on this auction listing: https://www.handh.co.uk/auction/lot/314-1947-leyland-tiger-ps1-single-deck-bus/?lot=51685&sd=1
  6. Nice job. Flintstone stuff is definitely cheap and cheerful. I have a JF model A sedan body, which ought to be a straightforward conversion, but even that needs a lot of cleanup and fettling.
  7. Nice job on the wheel variations. Never seems to work when I try hacking wheels about. Is that a '46- ' 48 Ford it's sunbathing on?
  8. Surprised they knew what it was. I was flicking through the other day and Shed and Buried came up. The voice over described a "beautiful Rolls Royce" while the car on screen was clearly a Daimler...
  9. Maybe a bit harsh? As unappealing as holidaying in a Transit might be, it must be preferable to the likes of a Citroen C15 camper
  10. Plastic wheel covers? Would never have guessed. It's looking good, considering.... if you fancy a real challenge, try an AMT truck kit - no part numbers on the sprues, vague instructions and the same sloppy fit you're already enjoying.
  11. No idea about NASCAR kits, but I mostly trawl Ebay, or buy from Dave Coley's Emporium, Jadlam or Jumblies... I used to buy kits from the US, but postage costs have rocketed in the last couple of years.
  12. Yeah, as discussed in another thread, that's pretty much what it is. Plenty of scope for detailing though...
  13. No photo because I was driving, but parked at a pub this afternoon, a red Mk3 Cortina (quad headlamps - GXL?) and a Mk3 Zephyr in black with blue flames.
  14. Nice job on the 3D printing. I would put money on those wheels being cast alloy, with the shiny parts having been machined and polished, something like Appliance Apache or Hollywood Stingray wheels. As an aside, the "chrome" in model kits is actually vacuum plated aluminium,which is why alkalis strip it. The gunk that's left behind is the lacquer they apply as a base.
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