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PostSubject: Re: Mile End Garage.    Mon 17 Mar 2014, 2:57 pm

 
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PostSubject: Re: Mile End Garage.    Mon 17 Mar 2014, 7:11 pm

Thanks guys.

Wiring looks good, Al. Painting the engine? wrote:

Mike, the plan is to spray the whole lot M.O.D. Olive Drab, then pick out details in appropriate colours.

Man, that's getting down pretty small, Skid !!! Nice work ! Drunk wrote:


Thanks Clay. I wouldn't fancy wiring anything smaller. It was a bitch to wire. In hindsight, by adding the carb, manifolds and air filter first, I made things difficult for myself!!   

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PostSubject: Re: Mile End Garage.    Tue 18 Mar 2014, 1:27 am

Remember 'Dodgy Denis' from my 1:48 'Tilly' build?........... well he's been at the old 'flash over' paint job again.

If the paint looks a bit rough in places....... it's meant to. When built it will be weathered.

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Incidentally, the fit on this kit is so good, there is nothing holding the mockup together except the fit itself!!

Cracking kit!

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PostSubject: Re: Mile End Garage.    Tue 18 Mar 2014, 1:42 am

 Are you going to paint the rear fenders Black?
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PostSubject: Re: Mile End Garage.    Tue 18 Mar 2014, 6:42 pm

Yes I am Buck.

Apart from a wash when it's installed in the chassis and some rusting on the manifolds, this is as far as the engine detailing is going.

My hand went a bit wibbly wobbly painting the fan belt but that part can't be seen when the body is on.










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PostSubject: Re: Mile End Garage.    Tue 18 Mar 2014, 6:46 pm

Nicely done mate ... i do like a Tilly ... especially the variants on colour and accessories.
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PostSubject: Re: Mile End Garage.    Tue 18 Mar 2014, 7:41 pm

Thanks Colin.

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PostSubject: Re: Mile End Garage.    Tue 18 Mar 2014, 7:41 pm

 
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PostSubject: Re: Mile End Garage.    Tue 18 Mar 2014, 11:01 pm

Great work on the engine paint, Al.

The body is really a cool little piece I'm sure you'll have fun finishing.
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PostSubject: Re: Mile End Garage.    Fri 21 Mar 2014, 12:03 am

Thanks guys.

Mike.... the weathering is way off yet. Once it's built I'll lay it aside and do all the weathering for the whole dio at the same time.

Been testing the old eyes again by wiring the battery!!!!   

She's now up on her wheels. Gear lever broke so I had to make a new one!! Hey ho!!

It's a fabulous little kit and well detailed but oddly, the steering column goes nowhere!!!












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PostSubject: Re: Mile End Garage.    Fri 21 Mar 2014, 12:18 am

Coming on nicely, could you mangle some sort of steering rack together if you're leaving under the bonnet visible?
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PostSubject: Re: Mile End Garage.    Fri 21 Mar 2014, 12:52 am

Your off to a fast start Al, and everything looks awesome !
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PostSubject: Re: Mile End Garage.    Fri 21 Mar 2014, 2:37 am

A very nice job on a rather nice kit. Great to have the detail, opening doors and hood in that scale.

Keep up the good work, Al.
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PostSubject: Re: Mile End Garage.    Fri 21 Mar 2014, 5:47 pm

Thanks guys.

This is taking on a life of it's own methinks. These have arrived/will arrive shortly for it. It's going to be a long runner folks!!









And this one is going to be a 'round the side junker'.







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PostSubject: Re: Mile End Garage.    Fri 21 Mar 2014, 10:08 pm

This diorama is bringing back all sorts of memories for me already.
In the fifties small garages widely used ex-WD vehicles as recovery and service vehicles :
Austin and Bedford, and very commonly Chevrolet CMP trucks were used as wreckers,
with pre-war cars rusting away in adjacent buildings and fields.

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PostSubject: Re: Mile End Garage.    Fri 21 Mar 2014, 10:22 pm

LOL.... we share the same memories Ron!! Oh! for a time machine.

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PostSubject: Re: Mile End Garage.    Fri 21 Mar 2014, 10:36 pm

Yes...many of my early cars were towed home behind an ex-army breakdown truck.
Today, youngsters have it easy !
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PostSubject: Re: Mile End Garage.    Fri 21 Mar 2014, 11:23 pm

You got it right there Ron.

Remember punctures?? Rare occasion these days. Common back then. And winter driving in anything from 1-5' of snow!!! Brrrrrr!!!

Thumb pumped screen washers if you had washers at all. Vacuum screen wipers... the faster you drove the slower they went. Heaters that didn't.

Winter mornings praying the car would start!!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Mile End Garage.    Fri 21 Mar 2014, 11:56 pm

The diorama is coming along nicely, Seems like when you add one thing two or three crop up that will make it better.

I can remember almost all of the same things. Vacuum wipers were one of the worst ideas ever.
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PostSubject: Re: Mile End Garage.    Sat 22 Mar 2014, 12:42 am

Don't get me started...today kids NEVER put oil in their cars, let alone change it.
..and have never had to change a starter bendix under a street light, in pouring winter rain.
ahhh, fond memories ??...thanks to your thread !
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PostSubject: Re: Mile End Garage.    Sat 22 Mar 2014, 2:44 am

How 'bout a MG for that old Model T?
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PostSubject: Re: Mile End Garage.    Sat 22 Mar 2014, 10:29 am

Top man Gary. Got it book marked. Many thanks.

Interestingly, they don't do the Tilly kit!!

OK.... the Tilly is finished for now so here is a mockup as she is at the moment:







The AM bits will take about a month to arrive, so when they do, I'll paint them, add them to the kit, then put it to one side to do the weathering at a later date.

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PostSubject: Re: Mile End Garage.    Sat 22 Mar 2014, 10:36 am

Skid wrote:
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It's a fabulous little kit and well detailed but oddly, the steering column goes nowhere!!!


I've driven cars in 1:1 that felt like that!

Back on topic, it's looking damn good. That ute kit is a little honey- from your pics you'd never guess it was 1/35th.

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PostSubject: Re: Mile End Garage.    Sat 22 Mar 2014, 10:40 am

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How 'bout a MG for that old Model T?

LOL.... you got those on the brain at the mo mike!!!

Thanks Chris.

It really is a terrific kit and has SO much potential for conversions.









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