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PostPosted: Wed 16 Nov 2016 00:36 am 
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PostPosted: Wed 23 Nov 2016 23:06 pm 
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Box shot. Bought from Model Zone in their closing down sale, then realised that I already had one from the 3 classic car reissue set. All part of the stash hoarding habit.

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Instructions. A whopping tri fold A4 sheet.

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PostPosted: Wed 23 Nov 2016 23:19 pm 
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Sprue shot. Seems to be quite a crisp moulding given the age of the kit. Nicely detailed too. Think I will paint it burgundy with a cream or white stripe. Need to work out how to mask off the stripe. "Post It" notes are high on the list to use.

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PostPosted: Wed 23 Nov 2016 23:29 pm 
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Matt black paint onto various bit of axle, radiator fins and some engine sundries. Engine painted BLMC green. I was impatient and didn't wait for the glue to set on the engine halves so my brush got all claggy. Some other bits of suspension painted metal shade.

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Floor pan matt black and top of dashboard. Rest of dashboard will be wood veneer, well a shade of brown anyway.

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PostPosted: Thu 01 Dec 2016 00:22 am 
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Good to see another one underway.
I've this kit stashes, so will be interested to see how you get on with it.

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PostPosted: Fri 02 Dec 2016 08:19 am 
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Tyres painted tar black after some rubbing down of the flashing on the tread area. Body painted burgundy. Used a brand new tin of paint here and its not gone on at all well compared to the old one. The old tin was a one layer paint job which always came out fine and was a real joy to use. The new tin has streaked which is disappointing. Second coat to go on at the weekend all being well.

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Hurrying to get paint on, so has a nice drip over the rear arch and streaks at the leading edge of the door, also dirty workbench or brush so bits on the paintwork. Do I ever learn?

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PostPosted: Thu 15 Dec 2016 17:52 pm 
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Careful light sanding and a narrower brush now gets this finish.

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PostPosted: Thu 15 Dec 2016 20:28 pm 
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That's coming together well!

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PostPosted: Fri 30 Dec 2016 12:16 pm 
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No, it doesn't feel that way, streaky paint, a load more work to get it back to how I would like it to look. Its semi parked at the moment and the only work on it has been to have painted the dashboard, as I had the brown paint out on a Monty's Humber I am doing in another group build. If I can get the Humber out of the way this weekend, the Herald can be the sole project on the workbench and is more likely to get completed before the end of the GB.


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PostPosted: Mon 16 Jan 2017 10:43 am 
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Do you have any more progress to share with us please?

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PostPosted: Mon 16 Jan 2017 15:22 pm 
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Was onto it last night. Painted the hub caps, exhaust, gear lever, front cross member and tried to dry brush the switches on the dashboard, when really I should have used the cut off cocktail stick technique to dab the switches on the dashboard with a silver dot.
Body to repaint and seats to decide on colour, then I might be able to be put it together. I think the colour scheme for the body will have to be all burgundy for it to be on for a finish before the end..

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PostPosted: Tue 17 Jan 2017 08:18 am 
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The body given a quick wet n dry sand, hopefully for the final time. Seat painted using the little pots of acrylic that come with the kit. No 62 sludge brown. There are no interior door cards with this kit, so that's something else I could I divert hours of unnecessary time into, but not on this occasion.

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Painted the body. Used the remains of the old tin of burgundy paint to ensure coverage. Disaster and a rare occurrence for me, as I then dropped the painted bonnet onto the shed floor. It of course landed upside down, as buttered toast does. Used a piece of kitchen roll to clean the paint, which ended up with gooey paper strand mess bonnet. Doh!

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Shame about the bonnet, the paintwork looks better though. Hope you can get the bits off without too much damage.

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PostPosted: Wed 18 Jan 2017 22:54 pm 
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Final instalment before the end of the GB and I am sorry to report another one onto the nearly done list. Always good to be part of it though as it does spur me on to get on the bench. I have now run out of time to do the stripe down the side, putting together, glazing and any other bits of detailing. Probably 80% there and maybe if Christmas and another GB, the Military vehicle one hadn't intervened, then I might have got it done.
Sprue with various bits painted, but still have things like rear lights to paint.

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Body as it will remain, with maybe the addition of a white stripe down the side. The old tin of burgundy paint has gone on reasonably well, at least giving a consistent covering and bonnet recovered.

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Time to tidy the bench up, thanks for calling by.


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I look forward to seeing it in GB plus.

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PostPosted: Wed 19 Apr 2017 18:19 pm 
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I went for a grey stripe in the end.

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Here is the great reveal.
Bit of paint leakage to rectify, but think I have got the look I was aiming for.

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