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About johnlambert

  • Birthday 07/04/1976

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    Mostly cars and trains, some aircraft and sci-fi.

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  1. Pretty much all the decals are done now. I'm not sure the fuel filler is the correct pattern, but it'll do. Mirrors have some hefty ejector pin marks on the lens which look like there should be a plated part to make the actual mirror, but I couldn't see any reference to such a part. I ended up drilling into the ejector pin hole to provide a support when painting the mirror housungs. Mirror lenses were made from thin plasticard coated in Bare Metal Foil. Just need to attach the mirrors and license plates and I think this one will be complete.
  2. Nice collection, where id you get that Honda S2000 kit? I've been after one for some time but the only version I could see was some blinged up model rather than the nice stock variant that you've got. I know I said I wasn't buying any more kits until I'd cleared the backlog but the S2000 would go nicely with my other Hondas.
  3. Thanks Cliff, it's a challenging kit mainly because I think the moulds are worn out. The biggest problem is correcting the shape of the front, it's a tricky one to get right. I will return to this at some point but I think I need to complete one or two easy builds first.
  4. Thanks for the encouraging comments. Starting to get the decals on. These might actually be the best part of the kit, so far no issues even with the long trim strip for the sills. The decal sheet even has a couple of spare bits of the trim strips, which is a very thoughtful touch. Yes, Cliff, I've just noticed that it is! Thanks, yeah the car seems to have a permanent tail down stance even though the rear suspension is at the highest setting.
  5. I parked next to this Rover 75 at the supermarket on Saturday.
  6. This feels like significant progress. Lights on the front end, the orange lights were painted with Tamiya clear orange, then Molotow chrome. The radiator, horns and battery were added to the chassis. Bringing everything together. The glazing was fixed by UV-setting resin. Grille surround added. It's hard to show the little lights that go below the front bumper, these weren't as fiddly to fit as I thought they might be. I need to take a photo of the rear with the tail lamps and bumper fitted. Pretty much just the door mirrors and decals to add.
  7. Similar here, Andy, I can remember the controversy caused by Ford's "jelly mould". I guess it says something about the impact of the car, that it was deemed worthy to have a kit produced. Money in the bank is all very well but it doesn't hurt to spend some of it on stuff that brings you joy.
  8. My first thought was, "Sixteen quid, you jammy so-and-so," I'm glad it wasn't quite that much of a bargain I've got one in my stash that I bought a few months ago as this was the first Tamiya kit I ever built. I didn't pay £16 for mine (it was a bit more, but still more reasonable than some of the "buy it now" prices people try and get).
  9. Moving along with the Diamonds are Forever car. Bringing the shell to life with a bit of chrome trim done with Bare Metal Foil. Interior, I've added the "T" handle for the transmission selector. As supplied it's a manual gear lever even though there are only two pedals. Technically the base isn't correct but it will do. Glazing added; held in with clear UV-setting resin. More UV resin to hold the headlamps in, the bezels were painted with silver marker (the instructions suggested white, but I think this is better). More BMF for the Mustang badge. Are we going to make the deadline?
  10. My choices for clear in an aerosol are the Tamiya TS clear (not sure what number and I can't find my can) and Halfords clear lacquer.
  11. Pretty sure it was a GTM or similar mid-engined Mini-based kit car.
  12. That would be a Standard Vanguard Phase 1 from the late 1940s or early '50s (I think).
  13. Finally, got some more uploaded. One for @MR2Don Daimler Sovereign I saw this Triumph TR4 drive past my road on the way here. MGB GTs, both V8s (I checked the orange car's registration with the DVLA). Another MGB GT V8. And keeping with the Rover V8 theme, a 3500S.
  14. The Aoshima rubber bumper MGB kit comes with the choice of wire or Rostyle wheels and the chrome grille and bumpers as well as the "rubber" bumpers. I'll have to modify the grille to represent the 1973 design but that should be easy enough to do. From what I've heard the chrome bumper MGB kit only comes with wire wheels and the chrome grille.
  15. Make sure you video it if you do I think we've all had models that make us feel that way.
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