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My First WiP - 1/72nd Nesher twoseater
Hook posted a topic in Work in Progress - AircraftAllright, here we go! - this, good citizens of BritModeller, will be My Very First WiP. Be gentle, dear readers. After years of making do with older molds (Airfix, Matchbox, Heller) or short run (AML, RV) styrene kits, we have recently been lucky enough to get some very good mainstream kits of the Mirage III in Gentlemens' Scale (Modelsvit and Special Hobby). However, I still had a number of older Heller kits in the stash and the sheer number of alternative / leftover parts from the newer kits led me to decide to have some fun with them. So! The two complete canopies in Modelsvit B (one open and one closed) plus the sheer number of different IDF weapons / fuel tanks in the Special Hobby IIICJ gave me the idea of converting one of my Hellers to a twoseat Nesher. There's just something about the combination of 70s IDF desert camo with those huge yellow / black ID triangles! Be forewarned, there will be much wailing, gnashing of teeth and mangling of plastic that may or may not just be within Geneva Convention regulations. Don't say you weren't warned! Cheers, Andre
The £10 Charger challenge
chrisrope posted a topic in Work In Progress - VehiclesHi Here is my first car WIP I’ve done. This will be a bit down and dirty, as will become apparent, but a good trial before I crack on with my other car kits. So, I have been building up a stash of car kits, mostly US muscle cars. The one I have the most of is my favourite, 68-70 Dodge Charger, of which I have 6 kits The MPC General Lee kit is legendarily bad. It’s one good feature is the 69 bodyshell. While this shell is not the best, the rest of the kit is pretty much garbage The 68 Revell Charger is a peach. That is unless the previous owner slathered the sprues in some sort of primer with a brush and damaged the screen pillars This kit cost me £10, the inspiration for the thread title I got the MPC in a swap and initially only planned to use the General Lee parts on another Revell kit. I couldn’t bin the rest so started to do bits on the shell as a test mule and to see if I could improve it. I reinforced the rear valance and made a spare Revell bonnet fit as the MPC one is too narrow. The Revell is wider so was easy to get a satisfactory fit. Test fit of the MPC shell on the Revell chassis Fits Like A Glove All the pick up points appear to match perfectly. However, the MPC has the inner wings on the chassis, the Revell on the shell. Only one thing for it Chop the damaged Revell shell and cut out the inner wing section...... ......and test fit with the MPC shell on Revell chassis God damn it’s gonna work...... so far. I know the interior tub fits but neee to check the sides, dash and firewall The £10 Charger Challenge is on