Skid's Place

Scale Model Building Website
 
HomeGalleryRegisterLog in


Share | 
 

 Airfix 1/32 Triumph TR4A (rally style)

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
Guest
Guest



PostSubject: Airfix 1/32 Triumph TR4A (rally style)   Sat 08 Mar 2014, 1:57 pm

Now this is nowhere near to the quality of what i've seen on here regarding cars ..... but i'm chuffed with it.
picked it up from a local charity shop for a couple of pounds (3 ish dollars).
a simple kit with only a handful of parts, decided to spray it red with the left over in the rattle can from my Mazda MX3 V6. the decals are made up from spares i have left over from other builds.

I'm not over brilliant at detailing a car kit thats simple like this so any advice, hints, tips .... please post away.



Back to top Go down
RetiredMike
Resident member
Resident member
avatar

Posts : 2338
Join date : 2013-04-27
Age : 66
Location : Valparaiso, Indiana

PostSubject: Re: Airfix 1/32 Triumph TR4A (rally style)   Sat 08 Mar 2014, 2:24 pm

Colin, it's a nice job on that little bit. I like working in 1/32 every now and then because you don't have to detail to the max like larger scales and they go quickly. Great for in between major projects.

Your work on it is very good. The only suggestion I have is to add some wash between the spokes on the wheels or paint the whole thing and lightly highlight the edges of the spokes.

Nice looking rally Triumph.
Back to top Go down
Guest
Guest



PostSubject: Re: Airfix 1/32 Triumph TR4A (rally style)   Sat 08 Mar 2014, 4:27 pm

RetiredMike wrote:
 The only suggestion I have is to add some wash between the spokes on the wheels or paint the whole thing and lightly highlight the edges of the spokes.  
Thanks Mike, I actually forgot to do that, and didn't realise until you pointed it out.... My brains working part time at the moment.
Back to top Go down
dadooronron
Intermediate Member
Intermediate Member
avatar

Posts : 905
Join date : 2013-08-29
Age : 69
Location : Sunny borders of North Yorkshire and Co.Durham (UK)

PostSubject: Re: Airfix 1/32 Triumph TR4A (rally style)   Sat 08 Mar 2014, 4:57 pm

Looks good in the photos Colin for a 1/32nd,
but I bet it looks better on your bench - they always do.

Cameras will pick up any fault,
because you are simply giving us a closer look - closer than a human eye
...well mine anyway.

- and washes are a great way to pull up detail.
Back to top Go down
http://www.traffic-graphics.co.uk
Zbuckster
Senior member
Senior member
avatar

Posts : 6843
Join date : 2013-02-17
Age : 69
Location : Aberdeen, Washington

PostSubject: Re: Airfix 1/32 Triumph TR4A (rally style)   Sat 08 Mar 2014, 11:09 pm

I was working at a British Leyland and the guy that owned it had the last TR-6 imported to the West Coast. he wanted a boat load of money for it. Not sure he ever sold it. I quit and went into the Transmission Business. Nice work and thanks for the memory.
Back to top Go down
http://s1155.beta.photobucket.com/
harron68
Advanced Member
Advanced Member


Posts : 3200
Join date : 2013-02-28
Age : 67
Location : MIDWEST

PostSubject: Re: Airfix 1/32 Triumph TR4A (rally style)   Sun 09 Mar 2014, 12:35 am

Yes, the wire wheels are a weak spot. Not all 1/32 kits are so poor. Airfix, decades ago, came out with Porsche 917s (CanAm racing), the Aston Martin "Ulster" (with opening trunk) and a Bugatti or two.
Re: other things, research into old fotos on line can show little things to detail interiors, like door handles, arm rests, etc. Sometimes steering wheels are too big or small, or just too darn thick and can benefit from trimming. Last, some guys are skilled enuf to print decals of dashboard dials in scale, which helps a lot. Careful brushing of the bezel trim rings with silver and later a dab of clear over the dry decals and they can really add to realism. Thanx for my #2 fave sports car of the '60s, the TR-4A!
Back to top Go down
Sam
Moderator
Moderator
avatar

Posts : 1661
Join date : 2013-02-23
Age : 50
Location : Back in Toledo, Oregon

PostSubject: Re: Airfix 1/32 Triumph TR4A (rally style)   Sun 09 Mar 2014, 12:52 am

That would look awesome as a slot car on my scaletrix track.   
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: Airfix 1/32 Triumph TR4A (rally style)   

Back to top Go down
 
Airfix 1/32 Triumph TR4A (rally style)
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» Airfix 1/32 Triumph TR4A (rally style)
» Vintage airfix kits for sale
» Powderham Castle Crash box Rally
» Large Oriental Style Planter
» Generalizing Mordheim! (RPG-style)

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Skid's Place :: Finished Works :: Road cars-
Jump to: