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PostSubject: A change from model boats!   A change from model boats! EmptySat Sep 11, 2021 2:07 pm

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This is my new project while I decide if I am going to build any more boats! Its a long time since I tried plastic modelling, so we will se how I get on. No build log, but I may post the occasional photo.

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PostSubject: Re: A change from model boats!   A change from model boats! EmptyWed Sep 15, 2021 9:26 pm

I started with plastic kits then came R/C cars and Boats and now i can see the end of the arc of my model boats I've got my retirement ready.
A change is as good as a rest Barrie you're doing the right thing.
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PostSubject: Re: A change from model boats!   A change from model boats! EmptyThu Sep 16, 2021 7:22 am

When I was a lad, there weren't many - if any - plastic kits, so I started with bits of balsa trying to make aeroplanes(gliders). Then my father bought an Adamcraft Seaplane Tender which we built, followed by I think a  Veron cabin cruiser. Then everything stopped for quite long time.
I never really got into plastic models, just the odd one or two.
I am finding this a bit of a challenge, mainly deciding when to paint, and if I paint before assembling, what do I use for adhesive. 

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PostSubject: Re: A change from model boats!   A change from model boats! EmptyThu Sep 16, 2021 12:30 pm

For cement I use Tamiya extra thin liquid poly seeing as it's your first plastic kit for a while id go to the various plastic model forums and have a browse for ideas and cherry pick the various methods. Try the Unofficial Airfix Model Forum (UAMF) it's less full on than most for a plastic kit returner. Most of all enjoy the break and post a few pictures.
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PostSubject: Re: A change from model boats!   A change from model boats! EmptyWed Sep 22, 2021 11:51 am

Some progress 

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Take a good look at the engine - it wont be seen once the model is completed as there appears to be no provision for an opening bonnet Shocked 
There is more detail to add, but I don't see the point, and its very tiny pieces, so they may stay on the sprue Shocked

You will notice I am not the best painter Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes

The instructions are too clear on what colour to paint some parts, so I may have got it wrong.

More pics when I've go the wheels on.

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PostSubject: Re: A change from model boats!   A change from model boats! EmptyWed Sep 22, 2021 9:56 pm

That's strange for an ICM kit they usually make panels on their aircraft kits to be opened up as for your painting its how much you enjoy yourself that counts.
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PostSubject: Re: A change from model boats!   A change from model boats! EmptyFri Sep 24, 2021 2:16 pm

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Some more bits fitted to the underside. The wheels have been made. Had a problem removing the flash from the tyres - still not quite right. These do not rotate once on the model - no fitting to hold them in place so will be glued. There are still two pieces to fit for the steering rod. I'm not quite sure if I can see well enough to fit them Rolling Eyes Working in the afternoon with these sunny days, the light is a problem, big contrasts and deep shadows. It looks like being overcast tomorrow, so I may have a better chance then Shocked
The bonnet is definitely intended to be fixed, but I may leave one side raised.

I originally saw a 1/37th scale version of this - I'm very glad I bought the 1/24th Rolling Eyes Back to model boats after this lol! lol!

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PostSubject: Re: A change from model boats!   A change from model boats! EmptySun Sep 26, 2021 1:20 pm

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Its beginning to look like a Model T Shocked 
I have left off one bonnet side for the present. I think I will leave it loose so it can be removed to show the engine - not that I am sure the model will have a long life. Rolling Eyes 
The kit contains most - maybe all - the parts to complete other model T's, including the hood. Seems quite wasteful, but I guess it simplifies things.

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PostSubject: Re: A change from model boats!   A change from model boats! EmptyTue Sep 28, 2021 7:03 am

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Most of the major bits now finished, lots of small details to add.

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PostSubject: Re: A change from model boats!   A change from model boats! EmptySat Oct 02, 2021 9:56 am

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Finished 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 

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PostSubject: Re: A change from model boats!   A change from model boats! EmptySat Oct 02, 2021 6:36 pm

nice model barrie  2thumbsup like you said a change does you good.


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PostSubject: Re: A change from model boats!   A change from model boats! EmptySat Oct 02, 2021 6:39 pm

Yes David. I quite enjoyed it, but I wont be switching to plastic. I'm preparing for my next boat.

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