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PostSubject: 1947 MG TC (Race)   Tue 21 Jun 2016, 8:02 pm

This is the 1/32 scale Matchbox version {sometimes labeled for AMT (or both)}. It's a nice kit but the windscreen was clunky so I ditched it and put on racing numbers instead.

The kit engine had no line between the block and oil pan so I added that with styrene strips. I also added some plumbing and wires and made the parts on the firewall. When I learned that the carbs had a tendency to leak petrol onto the hot exhaust manifold below and that some overflow pipes were added to route the petrol safely away below the engine, well, I just had to add them.

The interior needed map pockets so I made them and made a road map too. I guess this is some kind of rally car, eh? You can't really see it but, since I had no black flocking, I tried grinding up a charcoal pencil for flocking. Ha ha ha I do NOT recommend it 'cause it is messy.

Underneath, the wood floor boards have seen better days and need a new coat of black protective paint.

It was a fun kit and went together well.

Heck, I almost forgot: that tail light is a real ruby, courtesy of my wife. Talk about being supportive of the hobby!





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PostSubject: Re: 1947 MG TC (Race)   Tue 21 Jun 2016, 8:07 pm

Super clean, Nice work.
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PostSubject: Re: 1947 MG TC (Race)   Tue 21 Jun 2016, 8:18 pm

Thanks!

Oh dear, I left off some photos. There's the carbs with the overflow pipes.




There's the ruby and I made that tail pipe too!

And here's one last shot of the MG at home after the race. It's the sport of gentlemen y'know!

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PostSubject: Re: 1947 MG TC (Race)   Tue 21 Jun 2016, 8:36 pm

Works well! I think it may've been sold once as an "Airfix" brand too. I did one of the large scale TCs (1/16th?) and loved it. It also was offered in 1/24 or 1/25 in the 1980s perhaps. To me, that's one of the classic (and sexy) car designs of all time. You did superior engine detailing for a small scale kit too.
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PostSubject: Re: 1947 MG TC (Race)   Tue 21 Jun 2016, 10:39 pm

Often wondered about this kit. Now I know it's worth having.

That's a cracking job there Ace in 1:32. What did you use for the HT leads, they have a period 'braided' look to them.

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PostSubject: Re: 1947 MG TC (Race)   Wed 22 Jun 2016, 2:53 am

Skid wrote:
Often wondered about this kit. Now I know it's worth having.

That's a cracking job there Ace in 1:32. What did you use for the HT leads, they have a period 'braided' look to them.

Thanks everybody!

Al, those are made of black sewing thread drawn through the surface of a
white candle. The wax cuts down the fuzziness and hopefully suggests a multi-colored pattern. I'd like to find multi-colored thread. I tried ink on brown thread but it was not great. Thanks for noticing!
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PostSubject: Re: 1947 MG TC (Race)   Wed 22 Jun 2016, 6:46 am

Its a little cracker Ace, lovely detailing in that scale!
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PostSubject: Re: 1947 MG TC (Race)   Wed 22 Jun 2016, 11:19 am

Nice detailing in that small scale !!

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PostSubject: Re: 1947 MG TC (Race)   Wed 22 Jun 2016, 11:41 am

Al, those are made of black sewing thread drawn through the surface of a white candle. wrote:

Never would have thought of that Ace. Need to remember that for period cars.

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PostSubject: Re: 1947 MG TC (Race)   Wed 22 Jun 2016, 2:36 pm

Nice build, Ace. Great detailing on the motor for that scale.

What brand model is the limo?
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PostSubject: Re: 1947 MG TC (Race)   Wed 22 Jun 2016, 8:20 pm

Thanks for all the compliments!

Mike, the Rolls is labeled as a Life Like, Old Timers Series but I've read that it was the same as the Pyro brand. Nice kit too, good engine etc. I am gonna post pix of it later but the photos I have now are all very huge so I want to resize them first.



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PostSubject: Re: 1947 MG TC (Race)   Wed 22 Jun 2016, 8:30 pm

Very nice Ace,often wanted that kit as a kid but never did get it!
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PostSubject: Re: 1947 MG TC (Race)   Sun 26 Jun 2016, 6:32 pm

Beautiful build! The detailing is great especially for a smaller scale!
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PostSubject: Re: 1947 MG TC (Race)   Sat 27 Aug 2016, 9:53 pm

I came across this photo; makes me cringe. The carpet is flocked with charcoal ground off an artist's pencil. What a mess that was!!
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PostSubject: Re: 1947 MG TC (Race)   Sun 28 Aug 2016, 6:51 pm

The 'flocking' doesn't look that bad, but I can understand the mess that charcoal can make. Are you planning on re-doing it?
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PostSubject: Re: 1947 MG TC (Race)   Tue 30 Aug 2016, 7:40 pm

Oh no, I'll keep it. What's left on the floor of the car is firmly attached. Would I do it again? Ha ha ha......maybe. Not with this car, the floor doesn't show up enough to warrant the mess
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