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CliffB

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  1. Great work with chassis rails Jeroen. I can see why you were keen to get started!
  2. It looks like this could be a real beauty John. Any thoughts on a colour yet?
  3. Thanks John. Thankfully, the wheels aren't quite so prominent when the car's in the cabinet and your eyes are drawn elsewhere! Cheers
  4. I'm really hoping that it will be quick build, as I'm already falling behind on this year's programme . The scheme is as simple as it gets (pure white fuselage and wings), but the fly in the ointment could be surface preparation. I've built a couple of 3D kits before and getting rid of the inevitable surface striations can be a pain. The full extent of the issue only becomes apparent under a coat of primer.... Cheers
  5. It looks great Tim . I believe the Gallery re-opens in a week or two, so it would be nice to see it there.
  6. Hi all, I'll be building this 1/200 scale, 3D printed kit of the Bombardier CRJ-1000 airliner. The -1000 series was the longest version of the CRJ (Canadair Regional Jet), family and was produced between 2010 and 2020. I bought this kit, via the Shapeways marketplace, about 7 or 8 years ago. At the time I couldn't find any aftermarket decals for the -1000, so ended up buying a couple of sheets for shorter versions (from the Canadian company, V1 Decals), in order to get the necessary number of windows. I'll be building a Croatia Airlines aircraft, using a Flightpath A319/320 sheet for their markings. Cheers
  7. Thanks Mike. I lost interest about half way through, but it turned out OK in the end.
  8. 1933 Rolls Royce Phantom II 'Sedanca Coupe' This is the 1/32 Pyro kit. It's built largely OOB, but with the spare wheels relocated from the front wings. The paints were mostly Humbrol enamels, with Alclad for the chrome work. The build thread is here, if you would like to see more. Cheers
  9. Here we are, finished at last This Pyro kit has a few shape issues and the wheels are poor, but it still looks like a big Roller when built . Thanks to Adam for running this GB and to all of you who supported this thread
  10. A nice choice Tim. There's something particularly appealing about a high performance estate car
  11. A fantastic model and great photographs too
  12. I'm already starting to suffer withdrawal symptoms! A brilliant Group Build, as we all know, and all down to the Herculean efforts of Dave and Pat
  13. I hear that trained spiders can be quite handy for the rigging
  14. This looks to be very nicely moulded. Should be good!
  15. Thank you @JamesP @malpaso and @Richard Humm for your insights into Revell (GB). That all makes sense . I've got the Healey 3000 too, but haven't sought out the the Triumph and MG (relying instead on Airfix). Thanks too @JeroenS @Six97s @stevej60 and @Corsairfoxfouruncle for your support. I've been looking for a preserved example to copy and have pretty much settled on this red/black one. That's interesting stuff about your mate's Alpine/Tiger @PeterB. I must take issue with you though about the poor efficacy of the brakes. According to the kit instructions "Front disc and rear drum brakes are fitted and these are vacuum servo-assisted to give easy, smooth and fade-free braking under all conditions". Cheers
  16. Thanks Colin. There are some very exotic schemes currently driving around in the States (based on online photos), but I'm not sure if these are genuine '30s. They could be (Hollywood and all that ). Mine's looking a bit brighter, now there's some chrome appearing. The chassis is pretty much finished. The chrome strakes on the running boards are decals (which I mentioned earlier in this thread). It's the first time that I've used them and I'm impressed! Just the bodywork to complete now. I should be finished by the weekend .
  17. Hi all. I'll be bringing another car to the Group Build, in the form of this 1963 Sunbeam Alpine. The paperwork and plastic proclaims that the kit is a copyrighted product of Revell (GB) Ltd. To be honest, I don't know what the relationship was between Revell (GB) and the parent company, but it does look as though this kit was UK designed and made. I'd love know more, if anyone can oblige please? The kit was first produced in 1963 and is streets ahead of what its US competitors, such as Aurora and Lindberg, were producing in 1/32 at that time. For starters, it has a one-piece body, an engine and fully enclosed wheel arches (all of which were often lacking in its rivals). More importantly, it's RHD ! It represents a Series III Alpine, which had a 1.6 litre engine producing just under 90 BHP. Top speed was within a gnat's off 100 mph and the 0-60 time was around 13 seconds. The Series III was visually identifiable by its full size tail fins. In addition to being dead sexy, the fins also housed the car's twin fuel tanks (thereby freeing up luggage space, relative to the earlier Series). The box lid shows that in addition to this Alpine, Revell (GB) were also producing a TR4, an MGB and a Healey 3000. Interestingly, the MGB is described as being a "Superlative MGB". A quick Google, confirms that the 'B' is indeed widely called the "Superlative MG". I don't know why this (maybe an original advertising slogan?), but again would really like to know more if anyone can help please? Cheers
  18. Fabulous. I'm looking forward to seeing that roof retract
  19. A little progress to report. Firstly, I've modified the tail pipe so that it now fits the bumper cut-out (although I've still got to paint the exhaust system). And also, I've had a go at the interior. This gave me a chance to try out the decals - thankfully they seem to work just fine . The Recaro text decals are from the kit, the harnesses are aftermarket as none are provided. Off now to think about which red paint to use Cheers
  20. It's looking good Dennis I can see you've added the prop spinner, but when are you going to add the blades?........
  21. It sounds like you're getting close to finishing this one
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