Natter Posted July 31, 2020 Share Posted July 31, 2020 Good morning All, it has been a while since I posted a Phoenix Models kit but I have complete another one as a break from my current Fairey Rotodyne build. Many of us are blessed with significant others who understand, appreciate or simply accept our hobbies. Some of us have significant others whose own hobbies include Dolls' Houses and their associated items; a hobby that can quickly become far more expensive than our own. My (much) better half encourages my hobby and on occasions I assist with hers, as in this case. Phoenix produce a wide range of white metal kits in 1:12 scale for the Dolls' House sector, of which this is one. The kit itself is fairly simple, requiring the usual clean up that any white metal kit will require before starting the build. This is what you get in the bagged kit along with the simple, hand drawn, exploded diagram instruction sheet which also has a written explanation of the assembly sequence. I based my colour scheme on a couple of photos found on the internet, these portable gramaphones are not exactly rare items, rather than follow the suggested scheme from the instruction sheet. I should have muted the sheen of the case, but hey-ho. By chance we had two models of the gramophone, and this one has a scratch built carry handle and winding handle to replace the items misplaced over the years, based on the internet photos more than the parts in the second kit. The records are photo etch brass from a separate Phoenix set and are quite thick; well they seem thick for those of us used to using 1/72 Eduard items for model planes anyway. These were sprayed with etch primer, then Mr Color semi-gloss black and finally given a coat of Klear for the centre decal labels to be applied. To give you an idea of size in this scale I put a pound coin with the last photo. Thank you for stopping by to look. 27 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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