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kpnuts
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Posted: Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 06:23 AM GMT+7
Hi all well it's finally finished (I seem to have very little time to model or even check out the forums lately, life is so hectic)
Anyway for those that didn't follow the build this is not the red version in the museum it's the Ernest Eldridge world record run version, the tail had to be raised and the skirt lowered also an extra seat for the co-driver had to be added all else is out of the box, I've seen some amazing builds of this kit where an amazing amount of detail has been added, I'm no where near as patient as that or talented so here is my version of this amazing kit. It truly is an amazing kit, I have plans for another one but it will be totally radical and nothing like the actual car, anyway that's in the future. Here are the pics.












I think I'm going to concentrait on finishing some of the models I've started to clear the bench for October's ducati(the missus surprised me further saying I could also get the upgrade kits taking the cost of it to nearly 700 quid)
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Posted: Thursday, June 08, 2017 - 06:43 AM GMT+7
Hi all well the world record version had two seats so the co driver could use the pump to increase the fuel/air mix.
Here is my first attempt at the extra seat.



As you can plainly see it's rubbish, this was made with das modelling clay and I tried a few times with this (including trying to make a mould of the original but none were any good so I tried a different approach, i heated some 2 mil plastic and wrapped it round the seat, let that cool then heated some more and pushed inside that which (although not an exact copy gave me the shape of the seat) I then sanded and cut the sides to suit.
So here is the next version


And here they are installed, just a few more bits to do now.


Keeperofsouls2099
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Posted: Friday, May 05, 2017 - 06:34 AM GMT+7
wow great work sir
kpnuts
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Posted: Friday, May 05, 2017 - 05:18 AM GMT+7
Hi all, well after CC's kind ref pics I've amended the exhaust to look more like the pics.

kpnuts
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Posted: Wednesday, May 03, 2017 - 06:45 AM GMT+7
Hi all here's an update on this, I think the kit exhaust is toooo shiney,

Sooo, mask up the exhaust straps

Spray with hairspray then sprinkle talcum powder on it

Respray with hairspray and then sprinkle on some salt

I think it looks much more realistic now

kpnuts
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Posted: Monday, May 01, 2017 - 04:20 AM GMT+7
Hi all well I've fixed it up a bit, here's the next update.






kpnuts
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Posted: Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 06:03 AM GMT+7
Hi all there would have been quite a big update on this, I'm starting to wonder if there is somthing wrong with me, I dropped it (this must be a dozen I've dropped in the last year) thing is I don't know why I dropped it I was about to put a screw in and next thing I knew it was on the floor (fortunately not too much damage ) but some thin bits of plastic may need replacing with copper wire, I'm starting to worry maybe I've got dropsy or something.
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Posted: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 07:32 AM GMT+7
Hi all well now the big Citroen is done I've promised myself I will finish this to add another stalled build to the finished pile.
I'm not sure why I put the engine in the chassis as it was not finished there is some pipework I hadn't added as you can see from this first pic



I really like the wheels on this kit, although they are a bit too shiney.

I think they look better now.
kpnuts
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Posted: Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 05:47 AM GMT+7
Hi all neither have I, I've used this paint loads of times (from the pound shop) and usually it comes off really easy with meths, not had this problem before and I've tried it on lots of scrap plastic, the only one it seems to have this effect on is the plastic in this kit, weird? Have sanded the back down now trying to find something to remove the paint off the rest of this bit.
Hwa-Rang
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Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 06:12 PM GMT+7
Strange, never seen that happen before.
I would sand it down. If the rivets are lost,I would make new ones out of a styrene rod. Lots of rivets,I know.
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Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 12:26 PM GMT+7
Ken,
What paint did you use?
Joel
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Posted: Monday, May 16, 2016 - 10:57 AM GMT+7
That's really strange. Never seen anything like that before.

Jim
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Posted: Monday, May 16, 2016 - 08:05 AM GMT+7
Hi all well back off hols with renewed energy, oh dear, there is something weird with the plastic on this kit, the paint I'm using I usually (on other models anyway) I can get off with meths, I didn't like the look of this so I thought I would remove it and start again, I started brushing it off using meths and it started melting the plastic?

I put some plastic from another kit in the meths along with a piece of sprue from this kit over night, as you can see the ItalarI sprue has dissolved completely


And the other sprue as you can see is completely untouched

Don't know what to do now, if I sand it out I will loose the rivet detail, all I can think of is to do a what if and have it as a derelict in a barn now, any suggestions.
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Posted: Sunday, April 17, 2016 - 10:48 AM GMT+7

Quoted Text

Thanks for the kind comments, still working on it but seem to have less and less time



Ken,
Believe me, you're not the only one facing that situation. I'm semi retired, and should be working less hours, not more. And those free hours at home seem to be taken up more and more by my Honey to do list.
Joel
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Posted: Sunday, April 17, 2016 - 09:09 AM GMT+7
Thanks for the kind comments, still working on it but seem to have less and less time
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Posted: Monday, April 11, 2016 - 07:47 AM GMT+7
Ken,
I just found your build thread, and read completely through it. Just an exceptional build of what looks like a very difficult multi-media kit. the double distributors on each side certainly do create a birds nest of ignition wires. The finished pic really does your efforts justice.

As for those chains, one would think that for a kit this complex and expensive, they would have come up with a better solution to the assembly sequence. I'm wondering if a light coat of Vaseline or machine oil would prevent the parts from joining to each other.

Joel
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Posted: Monday, April 04, 2016 - 06:08 PM GMT+7
Very nice work on the engine Ken.
jimb
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Posted: Saturday, April 02, 2016 - 11:19 AM GMT+7
Very nicely detailed engine. That's really a beast, isn't it?

Jim
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Posted: Saturday, April 02, 2016 - 06:24 AM GMT+7
Hi all well engine is done, I've put the body shell on just for fun (don't worry it won't be that shiny when finished, I'm going to rub vasline over it
http://i.imgur.com/we3bqRe.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/MS0dLUF.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/ocNfyJe.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/L79h4Jq.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/TmAAn6S.jpg
The chain goes on the drive sprockets on each wheel.
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Posted: Sunday, March 20, 2016 - 12:04 AM GMT+7
Really nice work on the engine & frame. Where does that chain go?

Jim
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Posted: Saturday, March 19, 2016 - 10:10 AM GMT+7
Hi all thinking of giving up this modeling lark but will finish what I've started and the Rolls,tbh i just don't have the time and apart from the loyal few no one is really interested in what i'm doing, anyway here is where i'm at on this .





kpnuts
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Posted: Friday, March 11, 2016 - 06:57 AM GMT+7
Hi all well done a bit more on this, I was told by someone building this on another forum the chain is very difficult to do(you put it together in sections then melt the little pins to keep the chain together)
well as he did I melted the first link to the one underneath, so I had a rethink activexp (the other builder) tried a solering iron with adjustable heat setting and even on the lower setting had trouble with melting links so that method I ruled out, my solution which seemed to work quite well after a few minor changes (tried cold water but cooled the blade to quick)I put the chain assy in a shallow glass dish and put just enough hot water in till it is level with the top link then heat the knife blade up and melt the pin, I made the water as hot as I could bare to put my hand in (not boiling as was worried it might warp or melt the plastic)



this is just one set there are I think 4 more




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Posted: Saturday, March 05, 2016 - 05:39 AM GMT+7
Hi all well as I'm doing this as she was for the record run I've primed her in black(she was painted red some time after she went into the museum, on the run she was black)
kpnuts
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Posted: Saturday, February 27, 2016 - 11:16 PM GMT+7
Hi all I've just realised there is a huge error on this engines valve gear, every single cylinder is moulded in compression stroke (all valves closed) every multi cylinder engine I've ever worked on whilst one is closed the other is either on exhaust or intake stroke, had I have noticed before I'd brass leafed or stuck them on I could have corrected it fairly easily I think, too late now but for anyone else building this a point to remember.
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Posted: Saturday, February 27, 2016 - 03:36 AM GMT+7
Hi all here is today's bit.