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Neddy

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  1. This may be the last update before the model is finished, barring last-minute setbacks that is!

     

    All glass now fitted (after remembering to paint the headlining in a suitable shade) and I was pleasantly surprised by the fit.  The quarterlights on the doors needed a bit of fettling but the front and rear screens went in with no issues at all, despite the badly formed windscreen pillar.  The rearview mirror, door handles, grille, headlights and taillights were then fitted, all without major drama.

     

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    Finally the front and rear chin panels had their lights and reg plates fitted. 

     

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    Now all the sub-assemblies are complete, just (ha! Just!) the doors to hang, the body, interior and chassis assemblies to mate up and the chin panels to fit.

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  2. Welcome to the forum John, looks like you're (re)starting the hobby with the right tools and ideas!

     

    I may be down in the wilds of Kent but my family roots are in south Lincs, Thurlby (near Bourne) to be precise.  I know the area pretty well and spent many summer holidays there when I was a mere stripling.

  3. Whatever struggles you're having with the airbrushing, the results look fine.  If I may, can I pass along a couple of tips that might help you?

     

    1>  Remove the masking tape as early as you can, and

     

    2>  Leave the model for a few days for the paint to fully harden before putting masking tape on it, both tips intended to avoid any possibility of the tape lifting it off.

     

    Really looking good so far!

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  4. Still progressing slowly.  Doors now complete apart from glazing...

     

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    ...the lighting has not been kind to these images!

     

    The exterior chromework is now complete - much use of Molotow and 3mm masking tape involved!  I could only do this on certain days due to an annoying intermittent tremor in my hand, hence the delay since the last update.

     

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    Thanks for your patience!

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  5. Wow, where to start...  Conventional superlatives seem to be totally inadequate.  This car simply looks...real.  No matter how closely you look at the details, the engine bay, the cockpit - everything looks real, even down to the suggestion of mud in the tyre treads.

     

    Indistinguishable from the real thing is about the greatest compliment you can give any model and this certainly qualifies.  Amazing job.

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  6. Hello back atcha! 

     

    :post1:

    I used to live in South London (Eltham/Mottingham) back in my yoof but for the final two years there I was Chairman of the Escape Committee and finally got away down into deepest Kent about 45 years ago.  :giggle:

  7. As I was saying many weeks ago, the sprayed 'shell has now had plenty of time to harden while I was otherwise occupied with the lunatic project you may have noticed elsewhere in these hallowed portals.

     

    I'm now back working on this one and have started populating the engine bay - battery, heater, brake master/servo and bracing struts added so far.

     

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  8. As mentioned earlier, Revell Aqua and Mr Hobby Aqueous acrylics are both water-based and excellent in my view.  They each provide thinners for them - Revell Aqua Color Mix and Mr Hobby Aqueous Color Thinner - which will each work perfectly well with either brand paints.

     

    As regards spraying I was lucky enough to be gifted one of these for Christmas and I can't praise it too highly.  For it's money it's an excellent solution, well made, efficient and easily foldaway to save space.

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  9. I wouldn't presume to give any advice on airbrushing as I've only just got back to it myself and use a Humbrol airbrush which is more like a miniature spraygun than an airbrush!  I would say however (for what it's worth!) that I've discovered that Revell Aqua acrylics are great to use, Mr. Hobby Aqueous acrylics are even better, they're both water-based acrylics which makes cleaning the airbrush (and everything else!) a doddle and lastly that Revell Aqua Color Mix thinner works wonderfully with both the aforementioned paint ranges.  These tips may be of no use whatsoever but anything is worth passing on.

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  10. Oh yes!  A project after my own heart, a restomod of '60s US iron.  Love the wheels, the finish is authentic, not over-glossy as seems to be the current fashion and beautifully executed.  The custom front and rear ends are excellent, especially the T-Bird rearlight cluster, and suit the model well - this is what a spares box is for, innit?  Super job. 

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  11. 2 hours ago, Lee1 said:

    @dbostream Thank you, that is great advice that I really need to hear. I think I'm always comparing myself to the best modellers on here or on YouTube, and I'm therefore setting myself up to be disappointed. But when I'm in the middle of a build, in that flow state, painting or glueing things together - I'm happy. It's such a great hobby, relaxing while also being challenging!

    I know what you mean!  When I first came across this forum I was bowled over by the standard some of the modellers here achieve and was hesitant to place any of mine on here, but all abilities (from them down to mine!) are equally welcome here and I find that there's a lot to be learned simply by following their projects and a huge amount of pleasure to be had from seeing what they achieve.  Their support and friendly encouragement spurs me on to achieve more and I've improved no end as a result.

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