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Nigel Chapman
Mid build re-design completed. Extra tube and wire added to rear suspension and a complete rebuild of the front - widened front axle with added rod and strip. Both Rear leaf springs shortened to fit.
25. November, 17:15
Munkyslut
Very smooth!
25. November, 18:04
Bill Newcomer
Coming along nicely. Are the tires in the mock ups the ones you are going to use?
26. November, 06:49
Nigel Chapman
Yes, they are the original kit wheels. I just fancied the white walls
26. November, 07:33
Bill Newcomer
So there are wide whites in the future? I see the recesses now. Have you seen this kit?
Li'l Coffin (Monogram 0094, 1:24)

1:24 Li'l Coffin (Monogram 0094)
 
26. November, 07:58
Nigel Chapman
I have, it looks good but not too easy to get in the UK. I wanted use as much of the original kit as possible so had 6 wheels with the inserts. Never had white walls on a model before and I did not want to paint them on
26. November, 09:38
Jerry Meeuwse
Comming along very well. Looking great
28. November, 03:56
Nigel Chapman
Thanks vey much
28. November, 08:15

November 26, 2020

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1. May 2019, 15:32
Bill Newcomer
The rear has kind of a mid sixtys Chrysler Imperial look to it.
21. August, 00:29
Bill Newcomer
Lots of body work I see.
15. September, 03:56
Nigel Chapman
Sorry Bill, missed your comments due to wrong settings.
Just been looking at Chrysler Imperial rear pictures, and your right there is a sort of similarity. It's something I never considered. Bodywork has been fun and a good learning curve
20. September, 18:18
Nigel Chapman
Catching up with this build so got the interior completed after some mods to the dashboard and steering column. Rear bed is made up of drink stirrers painted then sanded for the worn look.
26. November, 14:55
Danny Meer
Looking good allready
26. November, 15:55

November 19, 2020

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November 7, 2020

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October 28, 2020

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October 26, 2020

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Nigel Chapman
A few mods to enhance the model building.
Can't do modelling without some banging sounds so got my old Teac Hi-Fi refurbished and got a Bluetooth speaker for on-line streaming as well.
All that's left is some better lighting.
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September 15, 2020

Nigel Chapman added a new project.
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1:24 B.M.W. 320 Carling Black Label (ESCI 3005)1:25 Subaru Brat (AMT 2709)
 
2 | 1. May 2019, 15:21
Bill Newcomer
WOW that is quite the mash-up.
28. July 2019, 22:28
Nigel Chapman
Pleased with the front end. Not sure on the rear
29. July 2019, 06:13
Nigel Chapman
How better to resurrect a stagnant project than to chop the roof off. Looks a bit space age. Starting to get the creative juices flowing again on this one.
10. July, 18:45
Nigel Chapman
Engine space is really tight so Ended up scratch building some basic components using the original engine parts as a guide.
Also started on the rear continental kit.
14. July, 20:06
Nigel Chapman
After looking at loads of rear ends / Continental kits, I have my basic idea. So I'm building a basic profile inspired by a 1966 Lincoln to get a more 3D look which can then filled and sanded to the desired shape, at least that's the theory.
21. July, 18:18
Nigel Chapman
Back after annual leave, full of ideas. 57 rear lights ditched for a set of lenses from the parts stash. Some tidying to do and finish the rear
16. August, 16:08
Nigel Chapman
Model has really come together this week. A bit more filler then paint.
20. August, 12:44
Nigel Chapman
5 coats of Saab Golden Sand Applied after much sanding and filling.
15. September, 01:37

September 12, 2020

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1 | 24. April 2019, 09:10
Nigel Chapman
At long last I've managed to find a resin air filter to complete the engine. A couple lengths of Evergreen tube (223 inside 225), bent to shape with a cut down plastic bendy straw (another hard to find item!)
21. August, 10:00
Nigel Chapman
Finished completely. Pleased with end result.
Only thing I would do differently is to paint the stripes Rather than use tape.
12. September, 15:14

September 11, 2020

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1:25 2016 Corvette Stingray (Revell 85-4425)1:25 Trufiber C7 Corvette (C1 Models C1-TK031)1:25 Callaway C7 Corvette Aerowagon (C1 Models C1-TK036)
 
11. September, 08:52

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September 1, 2020

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1:24 Dodge Ramcharger (Monogram 2263)1:25 Dodge Sidewinder Show Truck (Revell 07378)
 
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August 31, 2020

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August 29, 2020

Nigel Chapman added Humbrol to his list of favorite colors
29. August, 14:17
Nigel Chapman added Revell Color to his list of favorite colors
29. August, 14:17
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August 26, 2020

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August 7, 2020

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1:24 Cadillac Town Car (Italeri 707)1:24 S'cool Bus (Monogram 8290)
 
7. August, 13:29
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August 2, 2020

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2. August, 01:10

August 1, 2020

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July 31, 2020

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1:24 Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4 (Aoshima 013823)1:24 HiAce Wagon 100 Super Custom Limited (Aoshima 010457)
 
31. July, 02:28
Munkyslut
Ha! Excellent mate
31. July, 07:21
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July 29, 2020

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July 28, 2020

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Bozzer
I need to keep an eye on this build. I'm after a set of those rear doors myself. I have a link for a set, but I can't remember if it's for the same company?
14. July, 08:46
Nigel Chapman
Motobitz.uk - They do all sorts of resin parts for the Transit. My rear doors have been modified as usual
14. July, 14:22
Nigel Chapman
Upper hinge for side door finally sorted after spending the day bending bits of wire
14. July, 20:01
Nigel Chapman
Gone through loads more wire and tube and now have working hinges for all three doors. Scary part is to fit them !
Thanks to Dominik for the encouragement
27. July, 19:15
Munkyslut
Impressive work mate!
I really wanna try it but I darent do it on something any smaller than an old 1/8 Monogram or Revell C2 Vette
27. July, 19:45
Nigel Chapman
I'm getting there slowly. I would never have attempted anything like this without Scalemates. I'm inspired now to get on with my Chevy van.
27. July, 22:24
Nigel Chapman
Yeah baby!! Completed my first ever set of working doors. Not exactly perfect but they do work. That was one hell of a learning curve.
28. July, 09:58
Munkyslut
Looks fantastic!
I'm not brave enough yet ........
28. July, 10:30

July 24, 2020

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24. July, 13:23

July 21, 2020

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21. July, 13:57

July 9, 2020

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1:24 Ford Transit UK Police (Italeri 3657)1:24 Subaru Impreza WRC (Tamiya 24199)
 
7. July, 15:06
Munkyslut
You don't sleep do you??? :D
8. July, 20:18
Nigel Chapman
Night shifts generally allow me a lot of research time. I'm always on the look out for ideas
9. July, 14:26

July 7, 2020

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July 1, 2020

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June 27, 2020

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1 | 21. March, 15:04
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Chaz Gordon
Like the cage detail. I'm doing some experiments with 2mm Aluminium wire, which scales to 2" The Normal mandatory diameter for Racing roll cages is 1.75", although I don't think they prohibit larger diameter.
27. June, 11:26
Munkyslut
I've used 50mm/2" nominal O.D. CDS tubing for cages many tines.
If I check the regs manual I think it mentions 1.75" & 2" so Chaz assumption that larger diameter tube can be used is totally correct.
Good bit of info using 2mm aluminium wire, I'm gonna try that out
27. June, 14:01
Nigel Chapman
Whoa chaps, getting too technical for me!!
I've used Evergreen 223 tube (.093" outer dia x .039" inner / 2.4mm outer x 0.99mm inner) based purely on the kit produced components and the visual look. The wire I have is ancient and no idea where it came from but it fits perfectly in the 223 size tube.
Now going all nerdy, Do all types of racing have different rules for roll cage design and installation?

27. June, 14:57
Chaz Gordon
Most will in some way be related to or derived from FIA rules. As to the wire, The reason I'm experimenting is no heat required to bend it around whatever curve form I come up with. But as it comes in a coil, there is some "tweaking" required to get it straight to start the project. I also don't know how well it will take solder, although Aluminium is used a lot in electronics, so it may work.
27. June, 15:02
Nigel Chapman
Ah clever. Heat dissipation is a problem with plastic and metal parts as I've found using my Dremel.
I've tended to bend my tubing by hand.
27. June, 15:42
Munkyslut
Yeah Chaz, the regs in the U.K. are controlled by the MSA & ACU who are both founder members of the FIA
27. June, 16:12
Chaz Gordon
My racing days only required an Acro Prop bolted behind the seat
27. June, 20:18
27. June, 20:20
Nigel Chapman added a new photoalbum.
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18. June, 18:35
Chris Greathouse
Holy wicked awesomeness! Wonderful!
19. June, 04:08
Konrad Limmer
Oh that looks really cool and the idea with the colour Splash is awesome !
Maybe I can use this technique also on my RC Car....
Anyhow great work!!
19. June, 05:43
Geert Heijl
very nice, very original, what is the story? a bloodmoquito collapsed at your car ;) .......
19. June, 08:31
Nigel Chapman
Thanks guys. The paint job was inspired by a comment from Chris Greathouse at the beginning of this thread. I wanted something that was easy to do and would stand out using the Standard Subaru Satin white metallic.
19. June, 09:52
19. June, 16:53
Chaz Gordon
Nice work, very slick mod.
27. June, 11:31
Nigel Chapman
Thanks Chaz
27. June, 14:58
Nigel Chapman and Chaz Gordon are now mates.
27. June, 06:58

June 20, 2020

Nigel Chapman added a new photoalbum.
26. July 2019, 21:59
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Bob Hall
Awesome ! Craziest VW Bug I ever saw was back in my younger years and a friend of a friend had 455 Oldsmobile dropped into it ! Could outrun every police car in the county, crazy stuff !
7. May, 06:15
Nigel Chapman
Brilliant !
7. May, 12:20
Nigel Chapman
Why me? Tried another test fit and found engine air intake is foul of the body below windscreen. It looks like the engine mounts on chassis do not match up with The body in place so it's back to the drawing board again.
26. May, 19:30
Munkyslut
It looks to clear ok in that pic?
........& I thought I was the only one with shit luck :D
26. May, 20:19
Nigel Chapman
The firewall was fine. It's when the body is mounted that's causing problems so the front axle needs to be moved back slightly and engine mounts moved forward.
26. May, 21:48
Munkyslut
What a pisser! Is it a straightforward mod or are you stressing over it?
Bloody hell if anybody got the skills for mods it's you mate ;)
26. May, 22:16
Nigel Chapman
Thanks. I do get wound up however I have put it to one side and will have a think
27. May, 06:26
Nigel Chapman
#^%*~/> •\?{+ !! Right, rant over. Starting the re-build and now discovered the frame is twisted (Probably my fault). Only remedy I can think of at the moment is to build a new frame and start again. Hey ho... At least I can then sort out engine and front suspension placement.
20. June, 14:58

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April 6, 2020

Nigel Chapman and Dima are now mates.
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April 4, 2020

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30. April 2019, 18:31
Tim Heimer
I like it! Nice!
3. April, 14:12
Munkyslut
Ahh nice subject mate! Luv these lightweight factory stockers, that teardrop hood!
Was the engine & drivetrain accurate?
3. April, 14:18
Bob Hall
Now this is sweet !
3. April, 14:36
Nigel Chapman
Yes, It was a nice model to build. I could have added more detail to the engine bay.
4. April, 07:34
Nigel Chapman
PS thanks for the thumbs up chaps
4. April, 07:43
Bill Newcomer
Nice Thunderbolt. Someday I'll get to mine. Someday.
4. April, 17:39
Nigel Chapman
Thanks. This was my first build after around 25 years of building 1/87 trucks. I discovered super stock drag racing through the on line blog, www.bangshift.com and was hooked.
4. April, 20:04
Munkyslut
Bangshift is a great site, so is racingjunk ;)
4. April, 20:24

March 21, 2020

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21. March, 11:32

March 2, 2020

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1:24 Ford Transit Mk.2 (Italeri 3687)
 
1. March, 15:59
Munkyslut
Watching........ you do it a million times better than me!
1. March, 16:08
Nigel Chapman
What can I say ? I got a load of resin parts for Christmas and a lot of spare time when I'm working night shifts looking for inspiration. Funnily enough I am on nights next week and I have a couple of G-Wagon kits.....
1. March, 16:20
Munkyslut
Fishnet Recaro's 8)
1. March, 16:39
Munkyslut
I'm still chin scratching over the paint scheme for my Tranny........ I'm leaning toward gold flake graphics, maybe flames, over Pearl White
1. March, 16:41
Nigel Chapman
Can't get more retro than mesh Recaro's in a Ford. That paint job sounds amazing. For my Transit I think just primer maybe some odd coloured panels. I remember seeing custom vehicles in grey primer all the time.
Having said that, red primer looks just like the matt paint jobs that are trendy at the moment.
1. March, 16:49
Munkyslut
When I was about 11 or 12 a local guy in his early 20's had a bullnose 350 Firebird, he painted it grey primer & then put a wide gloss blue racing stripe straight over the car, it looked great!
I remember it had Pro-Tracs on Appliance slots 8)
1. March, 17:17
Nigel Chapman
Same here. I remember a guy having a heavily customised Bedford CF, I think it had a V6. It sat on the drive in it's primer for months and I passed it to and from school. I can even remember it getting a maroon paint job once !
2. March, 10:04
Munkyslut
Ahh I really wish some one would release a resin CF
2. March, 11:03

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18. January, 03:16
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1:24 #3 GM Goodwrench Service Chevy Race Truck (Revell Monogram 85-2458)1:25 Ford Disco van (Matchbox/AMT PK-4617)1+
 
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December 30, 2019

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