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PostSubject: BMW 328....   Wed 23 Dec 2015, 11:25 am

Hah!!! not what you thought eh?



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PostSubject: Re: BMW 328....   Wed 23 Dec 2015, 1:38 pm

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PostSubject: Re: BMW 328....   Wed 23 Dec 2015, 5:17 pm

Looks good AL, doesn't look like the seam in that two piece body will be all that tough to deal with, that's a blessing.
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PostSubject: Re: BMW 328....   Wed 23 Dec 2015, 9:00 pm

You're right, Al, not what I was expecting. Are you going to hotrod it?

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PostSubject: Re: BMW 328....   Wed 23 Dec 2015, 11:04 pm

Will be built as per box art for two reasons Chris:

1. I really don't have the facilities on my limited bench at the moment and 2: It will eventually form part of a 1950's period race truck diorama I have planned based around this kit.....



......converted to a flatbed to resemble this one which is my inspiration:





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PostSubject: Re: BMW 328....   Thu 24 Dec 2015, 11:04 am

That is COOL. Skid !!
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PostSubject: Re: BMW 328....   Fri 25 Dec 2015, 12:32 am

Very cool - love those oldies.
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PostSubject: Re: BMW 328....   Fri 25 Dec 2015, 12:36 am

Hi Al,

Will you be painting it white or the same blue as the truck, as in teams colours type of thing...

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PostSubject: Re: BMW 328....   Fri 25 Dec 2015, 12:50 am

You're relentless Al. Nothing stops you from building...good on ya!
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PostSubject: Re: BMW 328....   Fri 25 Dec 2015, 1:43 am

Its a good thing plastic floats.

Awesome subject, and the truck is way cool. I really am liking the looks of these old Bedfords. Of course, I like the Studebaker that is your inspiration as well.

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PostSubject: Re: BMW 328....   Fri 25 Dec 2015, 11:09 am

Johnag wrote:
Hi Al,

Will you be painting it white or the same blue as the truck, as in teams colours type of thing...

Andy...

The car will form part of a dio but will not be the 'team' car for the truck. That honour will go to my Talbot-Lago and will be painted the same colour as the truck, possibly bright lemon yellow!!

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You're relentless Al.  Nothing stops you from building...good on ya!

Life and modelling must go on Denis. Muhahahaha!!!

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Its a good thing plastic floats.

Awesome subject, and the truck is way cool. I really am liking the looks of these old Bedfords. Of course, I like the Studebaker that is your inspiration as well.


The Stude looks cool but the Bedford is English Sam!!! LOL. Jusdging by the headlisghts I'd say the Bedford is a few years older than the Stude!

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PostSubject: Re: BMW 328....   Sat 26 Dec 2015, 12:30 am

I have the chassis built and although a little tricky on the front syspension, it has built up well with no warpage!!




However, the two piece body is a different matter!!!






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PostSubject: Re: BMW 328....   Sat 26 Dec 2015, 11:48 am

I'm not sure if it warpage or bad mould Al. The rear end looks flush at each end but the half moons don't match which is a real bad spot. It's going to be a pain to get that nicely rounded. I can't even think of an easy solution. Do you have a plan?
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PostSubject: Re: BMW 328....   Sat 26 Dec 2015, 6:31 pm

Looking at your spruce shots of the kit I didn't think the seam would be that bad, Oh well another challenge. I know you will over come it.
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PostSubject: Re: BMW 328....   Sun 27 Dec 2015, 10:09 pm

Nice looking chassis. That's typical Heller treatment of the body - they do strange things like that and molding body parts in 2 or 3 different color plastics.
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PostSubject: Re: BMW 328....   Mon 28 Dec 2015, 8:44 pm

Shelby wrote:
 Do you have a plan?

Plan? Plan? Wot's that silly boy!!! I just make it up as I go.  

I don't think it's a real problem when the spare wheel is fitted Denis.



To make the body more rigid for the filling/sanding process, I glued in the front bulkhead and the spare wheel support. Then I filled the seams with CA and baking soda......



....followed by multiple rounds of filling/sanding. I'm happy enough with the scuttle and tail seams but there is still some seam signs on the middle section. However, as this one is ultomately going to form part of a trackside period race dio, if it shows when painted, I'll cover it with a rag or tools.




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PostSubject: Re: BMW 328....   Mon 28 Dec 2015, 9:04 pm

Looks like you fixed the biggest issues Al.

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PostSubject: Re: BMW 328....   Tue 29 Dec 2015, 7:59 pm

Not quite Mitch. The two top seams still show a little but they will be covered with tools/rags when it's in the dio.

Got the chassis sprayed gloss black..........



......... and the body and wings in Hycote Ford Bermuda Blue.



Will get a couple of coats of clear in a day or so.

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PostSubject: Re: BMW 328....   Tue 29 Dec 2015, 8:56 pm

Not generally a fan of light blue but it looks really good on that motor
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PostSubject: Re: BMW 328....   Wed 30 Dec 2015, 4:45 am

I expected the white or dark blue to match the team colours but I like this powder/baby blue. What paint did you use?
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PostSubject: Re: BMW 328....   Wed 30 Dec 2015, 9:56 am

Thanks guys.

Denis.... the dio will consist of the converted Bedford truck and the Talbot-Lago GP car. Both will be bright yellow as per:





Two other cars will be in the dio, the BMW 328 and a Ferrari SWB:



These will not be team cars, hence the different colours.

The paint on the BMW is Hycote Ford Bermuda Blue.

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PostSubject: Re: BMW 328....   Wed 30 Dec 2015, 10:41 am

CA and baking soda? May I ask what the science behind that is? Is this an expert technique? Please do share.
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PostSubject: Re: BMW 328....   Wed 30 Dec 2015, 11:48 am

Hi Al,

This is looking awesome so far Sir, love the colour and the finish...

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PostSubject: Re: BMW 328....   Wed 30 Dec 2015, 2:55 pm

Nice vintage 'Baby Blue'.

Looking good, Al.
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PostSubject: Re: BMW 328....   Wed 30 Dec 2015, 3:35 pm

Thanks guys.

Mr H....... simply apply some CA in the gap/hole you want to fill, then dump some baking powder on it as you would do when using flocking. The BP INSTANTLY sets the CA and is IMMEDIATELY ready for sanding. Repeat as needed.

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