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On 10/24/2020 at 3:01 AM, dbostream said:

This is the only GT I know of and it is not released yet as far as I know.

 

http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/topic/153164-mgb-gt-from-c1-models/

I've contacted C1 Models with an inquiry about the GT but so far no response.

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Theses are beautiful kits to build, that just fall together. I still have the rubber bumper version to build but did my chrome bumper in baby blue. I need to dig out some pics. Great build by the way and stunning paint job 👍

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4 hours ago, BeeKay said:

Theses are beautiful kits to build, that just fall together. I still have the rubber bumper version to build but did my chrome bumper in baby blue. I need to dig out some pics. Great build by the way and stunning paint job 👍

That's useful to know.  I quite fancy one of these although I'd prefer a kit that makes the post-1969 chrome-bumper B with the matt black grille.  I suppose I could try and make a new grille.

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3 hours ago, johnlambert said:

That's useful to know.  I quite fancy one of these although I'd prefer a kit that makes the post-1969 chrome-bumper B with the matt black grille.  I suppose I could try and make a new grille.

For that guppy grille you could just omit the part and add a chrome line round the opening and a bit of scribed styrene way back for the grill.  Or for the more attractive late version just cut the vertical slats out of the kit part and put diagonal mesh behind.

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Great pair of Bs, and nice to see one built with the polyurethane bumpers too.  Your respective colour choices suit each one very well 😎

 

On 27/10/2020 at 16:12, johnlambert said:

That's useful to know.  I quite fancy one of these although I'd prefer a kit that makes the post-1969 chrome-bumper B with the matt black grille.  I suppose I could try and make a new grille.

 

On 27/10/2020 at 19:44, malpaso said:

For that guppy grille you could just omit the part and add a chrome line round the opening and a bit of scribed styrene way back for the grill.  Or for the more attractive late version just cut the vertical slats out of the kit part and put diagonal mesh behind.

 

The grille mentioned above was the first main visual change to the B, but I gather wasn't popular at the time, so was soon replaced by one which used the surround from the full chrome grille, but replaced the slats with black honeycimb mesh.   Soon after that, came the polyurethane bumpers.  The latter grille would be much easier to make, and also I reckon it suits the Rostyle wheels better when used with the chrome bumpers than the full chrome grille.

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1 hour ago, Paul H said:

The grille mentioned above was the first main visual change to the B, but I gather wasn't popular at the time, so was soon replaced by one which used the surround from the full chrome grille, but replaced the slats with black honeycimb mesh.   Soon after that, came the polyurethane bumpers.  The latter grille would be much easier to make, and also I reckon it suits the Rostyle wheels better when used with the chrome bumpers than the full chrome grille.

 

It's the grille with the chrome surround and black mesh that I'd want, plus Rostyle wheels, sounds like it should be easy enough to do if I ever take the plunge.

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On 26/10/2020 at 13:11, johnlambert said:

I like the models offered by SE Finecast but the business model is inconvenient enough to be quite off-putting. 

 

They also weigh a tonne, I built a  B GT V8 for someone and the entire kit barring the tyres and axles is white metal.

The amount of soldering, filling and sanding beggared belief and the finished model was so heavy, it was cheaper and safer to drive 50 miles to hand deliver it :)

 

To the op, lovely models, soft top, chrome bumpers in red for me please.

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