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  1. rs2man

    Model Displays

    OK . Thanks for that.
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    Model Displays

    Pardon my ignorance but what , pray tell , is an OP Shop ?
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    Spot of the Day Part 2

    On the way home from Suffolk on Saturday , I spotted a black 32 Ford 3-window coupe hotrod , an early post-war MG saloon (I suspect a YA or similar) , a dark blue Jaguar E-Type 4.2 Series 2 2+2 , a Mk1 Escort RS2000 in orange with yellow decals & half a yellow mk2 Escort (body inc bonnet , boot , doors & glass but no running gear ) . All of these were on trailers . Yesterday in Morrisons Nantwich car park there was a very tidy TR5 & finally , last night round the back of the Pillory Street chippie , an absolutely immaculate 1970 Plymouth GTX in dark metallic green . According to the bonnet decals it was running a 440 6-pack .
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    Spot of the Day Part 2

    By Great Yarmouth pier today there were a couple of hotrods advertising a show this weekend . One was , I think , a late 1940s/early 1950s Ford pickup and the other a 350 Chevy-powered 34 Ford 3-window coupe in bright yellow . I chatted to the owner and he apparently tows a caravan with it - that'll raise a few eyebrows !!! Later on , driving through Oulton Broad , I saw an H reg big wing Mk 1 Escort in gunmetal grey
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    Spot of the Day Part 2

    Today I saw a 1959 Cadillac Coupe de Ville , a 1972 Buick Riviera , a 1959 Chevy Impala , a late 1950s Edsel Pacer , a Seat 600 and a Mk1 Escort 1300E with a 2 litre Pinto engine .
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    Spot of the Day Part 2

    The other day I saw two Series 1 E-Types , one in Old English White & the other in Opalescent pearl Blue . I've also spotted a silver NSU Ro80 & a dark green Triumph TR6 which , rather unusually , was wearing chrome wires instead of the usual steels . Finally I saw a Mk1 VW Jetta - haven't seen one of those in ages .
  7. I picked this up from Hiroboy the other day As Matt Bacon mentioned in his RFI of this model it's very simple , especially underneath , but it's nicely moulded & should build up well . The only thing I don't like is that it's got a pair of racing bucket seats rather than the original seats . I might leave them as they are & fit harnesses , but I have a set of Revell XR3 seats which should look ok with scratchbuilt headrests .
  8. Many thanks for all the generous comments . Cheers John
  9. Mr Color is an acrylic lacquer similar to Halfords & Tamiya spray cans , so I suspect it's too aggressive & too quick-drying for brush painting , though to be fair I've not actually tried it .
  10. Slight misunderstanding there - it wasn't built at work , it was just photographed there since it's sitting on my desk . That said , I have built models at work during lunchtime when I have time .
  11. Hi all Here's my latest completion , the Revell Dambusters Lancaster in 1/72 . It sat on the shelf of doom for ages , but I decided I needed to get it finished in time for the 75th anniversary . It's virtually OOB , apart from cutting & shimming the outer wing panels to increase the dihedral . Paint is Gunze's Mr Color , which is my new favourite paint . Decals are mostly from the kit , but the roundels were out of register so I had to use a set from an old Aeromaster sheet . Sorry the pictures leave a little to be desired , but they were taken on my desk at work & the camera wasn't the best .
  12. Excellent job Pat . Glad I could help with the decals .
  13. rs2man

    Spot of the Day Part 2

    Sadly , that is increasingly the way of things in the classic car world . Prices just keep going up & up meaning that the traditional enthusiasts are being pushed aside by people with money . I remember a competition in Classic & Sportscar magazine to win an Aston Martin DB6 Mk2 Volante . It was reckoned to be worth £30K , which was pricey but not outrageous . Today a similar vehicle is a minimum of £750K , putting it out of reach of everyone but the VERY rich .
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    Spot of the Day Part 2

    That reminds me - at weekend I saw an early P1800 with the cowhorn bumpers . It was immaculate in gunmetal grey & running on chrome wires , which really suited it . Also encountered a very tidy S2 Escort RS Turbo , whose owner flagged me down so he could take a photo of it next to my RS2
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    East Midlands Model Show - Hinckley 20/5

    I've just been looking at the satellite pics on Google Maps & it looks very much as though there's even less parking round the venue than there was at the old one , though I suppose it could be an old pic . Does anyone have any definite info regarding parking ?