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PostSubject: 1927 BMW Dixi 3/15 PS Daz......   Fri 28 Aug 2015, 10:43 pm

..... or a 1922 Austin Seven in disguise!!

In 1927, Automobilwerk Eisenach of Germany,  bought a license from Austin to produce Austin Sevens.

The Bavarian Motor Werks, (BMW, producers of aero engines) were struggling after WWI under the Treaty of Versailles, (Germany was prevented from producing aircraft) subsequently bought out Automobilwerk Eisenach in 1928, in order to enter the automobile industry.  And so the BMW motorcar was born.

The kit is by Revell of Germany and is 1:24 scale.

I only built it to fill in the time between my last build and the truck build starting on September 1st. It has it's faults but I'm happy enough with it for a six day build. Never intended to add the HT leads, but.......!!! LOL

The doors were missing out of the kit, so I had to make a pair complete with hinges. I also had to add a couple of interior door pockects and door handles. Both up and down tops were covered in medical tape as the originals had no texture to them.

The bonnet was a terrible fit, so I used the best side closed and the other opened.














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PostSubject: Re: 1927 BMW Dixi 3/15 PS Daz......   Fri 28 Aug 2015, 10:54 pm

Hey Al.... that looks great Very nice job on the doors and the whole build
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PostSubject: Re: 1927 BMW Dixi 3/15 PS Daz......   Sat 29 Aug 2015, 10:53 am

NICE !!
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PostSubject: Re: 1927 BMW Dixi 3/15 PS Daz......   Sat 29 Aug 2015, 12:47 pm

For being so small, it is so GOOD! Only the thickness of the wheel spokes betray it as a model.  Well done!
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PostSubject: Re: 1927 BMW Dixi 3/15 PS Daz......   Sat 29 Aug 2015, 1:33 pm

Very nice Al, what colour/type did you use on the steering wheel?
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PostSubject: Re: 1927 BMW Dixi 3/15 PS Daz......   Sat 29 Aug 2015, 2:00 pm

Very nicely done Al,

Shame about the fit of the bonnet ....Still it's a nice way of displaying the engine .... looks like i'm having to do the same with the bonnet on the model A through poor fitting
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PostSubject: Re: 1927 BMW Dixi 3/15 PS Daz......   Sat 29 Aug 2015, 2:23 pm

i like that.......really going to have to get a couple of those cos i really do fancy doing one as a trials car as well as a standard one

when you were doing it i wasnt sure about the colour but now its all together it works really well

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PostSubject: Re: 1927 BMW Dixi 3/15 PS Daz......   Sat 29 Aug 2015, 3:26 pm

Hi Al,

I love this, although for some reason I thought it was bigger than this, top marks to you...

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PostSubject: Re: 1927 BMW Dixi 3/15 PS Daz......   Sat 29 Aug 2015, 4:03 pm

Looks great Al. What a cute little car. You don't realize how small it is until it is next to our standard measuring device!

I also loved watching the video posted of the mud trials! Great video, and it had me laughing at the antics the driver and passenger went through to gain that last bit of traction!

What a nice looking model.
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PostSubject: Re: 1927 BMW Dixi 3/15 PS Daz......   Sat 29 Aug 2015, 4:25 pm

What a beauty Al ! You sure turned out another winner.
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PostSubject: Re: 1927 BMW Dixi 3/15 PS Daz......   Sat 29 Aug 2015, 6:02 pm

Size wise it reminds me of how the bug eyed Sprite looks next to all the other 1/24 and 1/25s I have.

Nice clean work as always
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PostSubject: Re: 1927 BMW Dixi 3/15 PS Daz......   Sat 29 Aug 2015, 7:38 pm

Thanks everyone, it was a fun build.

A5h wrote:
Very nice Al, what colour/type did you use on the steering wheel?

Ash, the steering wheel rim is Revell Aquacolour Wood Brown (382)

beowulf wrote:
i like that.......really going to have to get a couple of those cos i really do fancy doing one as a trials car as well as a standard one

when you were doing it i wasnt sure about the colour but now its all together it works really well

Paul, the body colour is Tamiya XF-76 Gray/Green (UN) a military colour I know but it just seemed to suit.

I'm also on the lookout for another as I'd like to convert it into and Ulster:



or a Brooklands:


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PostSubject: Re: 1927 BMW Dixi 3/15 PS Daz......   Sat 29 Aug 2015, 7:41 pm

Brooklands gets my vote...... awesome looking little thing
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PostSubject: Re: 1927 BMW Dixi 3/15 PS Daz......   Sat 29 Aug 2015, 8:42 pm

How sweet it is. Looking at it by the bottle of paint it's hard to believe it's 1/24th scale or 1/25th either. What a very tiny, very cool car.
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PostSubject: Re: 1927 BMW Dixi 3/15 PS Daz......   Sat 29 Aug 2015, 10:01 pm

Beautiful work. I like the looks of that Ulster. Nice job, Al.
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PostSubject: Re: 1927 BMW Dixi 3/15 PS Daz......   Sat 29 Aug 2015, 11:26 pm

Thanks guys.

The Seven was produced around the world under licence.

Three of my other favourites are the gorgeous Swallow, a re-bodied version by The Swallow Sidecar Company:



The Wasp sports:



And the Aussie produced Meteor:


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PostSubject: Re: 1927 BMW Dixi 3/15 PS Daz......   Sun 30 Aug 2015, 3:07 am

They're still so small!  I do like the variations, and am reminded that many of the conversions were seriously hampered by terrible brakes that didn't stop that well and overheated quickly and became almost useless.  Technology on brake design and materials came a long way as time passed.
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PostSubject: Re: 1927 BMW Dixi 3/15 PS Daz......   Sun 30 Aug 2015, 5:23 am

Al: You do come up with some of the damnedess models I have seen and then do an outstanding job on them.

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PostSubject: Re: 1927 BMW Dixi 3/15 PS Daz......   Sun 30 Aug 2015, 6:25 pm

JohnJ wrote:
Al:  You do come up with  some of the damnedess models I have seen and then do an outstanding job on them.



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PostSubject: Re: 1927 BMW Dixi 3/15 PS Daz......   Tue 01 Sep 2015, 12:25 pm

wow the last picture shocked me. at 1/24 that must have been a tiny car ! Nice build.
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