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Monogram's MG
Biggles2
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Quebec, Canada
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Posted: Tuesday, July 21, 2020 - 03:23 AM UTC
Here's my so-so Monogram MG. My only defense is that it's an old kit! I added PE spokes which meant cutting the plastic ones from their rims and squeezing the PE in their place. Lots of Molotow for chrome touch-up.













jimb
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New York, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, July 21, 2020 - 03:50 AM UTC
Great looking MG & driver. Figure kind of reminds me of Phryne Fisher (as portrayed by Essie Davis), except Phryne drive a Hispano-Suiza.

Jim
AussieReg
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Victoria, Australia
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Posted: Tuesday, July 21, 2020 - 11:31 AM UTC
Lovely clean build. The woodgrain panel looks great and very neat work on the spoke replacements. The figure finishes it off beautifully.

Cheers, D
Cosimodo
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Auckland, New Zealand
Joined: September 03, 2013
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Posted: Tuesday, July 21, 2020 - 12:31 PM UTC
Great build of the MG and fantastic painting of the figure. They go to together really well.

cheers
Michael
russamotto
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Utah, United States
Joined: December 14, 2007
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Posted: Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 02:05 AM UTC
Very nice build. Looks ready to step into and drive. Thanks for sharing.
Dixon66
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New Hampshire, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 02:43 AM UTC
Excellent work on the wheels, they look great.
Biggles2
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Quebec, Canada
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Posted: Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 04:18 AM UTC
Thanks for the praise. Cars are not my forté, but I dabble.
Biggles2
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Quebec, Canada
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Posted: Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 04:29 AM UTC

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Excellent work on the wheels, they look great.


Yeah...the wheel set came from South Eastern Finecast. They were obviously made for a different MG as the finished wheelset was several mm's larger diameter than the Monogram ones and didn't fit under the fenders, but the PE spoke disks were a perfect fit. It was the rims that were too large in diameter. So...chop, fit, and replace.
Joel_W
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New York, United States
Joined: December 04, 2010
KitMaker: 11,485 posts
Auto Modeler: 2,800 posts
Posted: Saturday, July 25, 2020 - 01:59 AM UTC
Great job on the old Monogram MG-TC. Your detailing of the spoke wheels really looks the part. As for dia size, the TC had smaller wheels then the TF which had the largest dia of all the early MGs.

Excellent wood simulation on the dash. My only "if" is the wood wheel. I believe that all the TCs had the standard Black composite plastic type wheel.

I've been a MG nut since I bought my 1967 MGB. I still regret the day I sold it.

Joel
Mechworker
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Ontario, Canada
Joined: September 20, 2013
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Posted: Tuesday, July 28, 2020 - 07:28 AM UTC
Wow!

That's not the world's best kit, either. You've got it looking sharp, and that dashboard is killer! I need that skill for some of my vans!

Congrats on a great, and as far as I've seen, uncommon, build!