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Hi Everybody!

The topic title is in Morse Code,and spells out...MORSE!!

This is My homage to John Thaw,the Chief Inspector's beloved Mk2 2.4.

Built from the Tamiya 1/24 kit,went together with no problems,with the exception of the metal transfers,some of which showed a marked reluctance to stick. Maybe the adhesive had dried out I don't know,but the surface was nice and clean but some still would'nt stick.

 

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Excellent kit,a joy to build! :D

 

Build log can be found here:-

 

Thanks for looking in!

 

Keep Sticking!

 

Cheers,  Pete

 

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Hi Pete,

 

Puuurfect job on the big cat, and what an exquisite kit as well do you agree? I built one many moons ago when I was a kid, so of coarse it looked naff, But this looks great! top job :)

 

Cheers,

 

Andy. 

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Hi Andy!

Yes,Tamiya did themselves proud with this one,it makes the job a lot more enjoyable when You just Know It's going to fit together,it suits My style of paint it then build it!:D

 

Cheers,  Pete

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Great job Pete, you are right , Tamiya do make some good kits.

And yours is no exception mate.

One of my favourite Detectives too.

 

:goodjob::goodjob::goodjob:

 

A great tribute.

 

Simon.

 

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Lovely job Pete, was actually watching another of my recorded Morse episodes last nnight & wondered how your build was going!

 

Cracking model!

 

Keith

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Lovely build and great finish, your right about the metal decals not sticking had exactly same problem with my build of this kit.

Cheers Dave.

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A great result of a gorgeous car.

 

Sadly - John Thaw HATED it.

He reckoned it was an un-driveable heap.

The real one was apparently a wreck, but bright and shiny. It was frequently pushed into shot as it wouldn't start.

 

The car has subsequently been restored and is now lovely.

 

Your's is a tribute to it.

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Hi Everybody!

Sorry for the lateness of this reply,Wife forced Me (:() to go on a Two-Week Cruise down to the Carribean with her............anything for a quiet life! :rolleyes:

 

Thanks for all the great comments about The build,and encouragement on the way!

Not completely happy with the hubcaps,difficult to get sharp definition with plunge moulding,but John ( rs2man) has graciously come to the rescue with the offer of some spares from another kit!:worthy:

Will post another pic when sorted!

 

Doing a 'wingy thing' next, but there's a Revell 1/16 Samba Van staring at Me from the top of a cupboard that wants converting to a 1958 RHD Camper that was My first ever car! (Wish I still had it!:crying:)

 

Keep Sticking Guys and Gals!

 

Cheers,  Pete

 

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Hi Everybody!

A quick update, John ( RS2man ) has been good enough to supply Me with a set of hubcaps from a Revell Jaguar XK120, which I have fitted to My Mk2 :-

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Many thanks John,I'm calling this done now!

 

Keep Sticking!

 

Cheers,  Pete

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