The project has started from seeing an inexpensive kit on eBay and recalling the models from many years ago.
A few pounds won the kit, although to Malta the postage was more than the kit. This was rapidly followed by the shock of prices for liquid glue and paints here not to mention the limited range, but on the flip side drying times are short
The kit has been started now and I at the stage where the engine block and ancillaries have been painted and assembled. The wheels have been cleaned up painted and assembled with the tyres added temporarily*. The chassis and petrol tank are now in the paint shop.
A couple of comments about the wheels, my wife prefers the 'steel wheel look' hence they are not green, but I also have a question, what is the best way to get rid of the greasy plastic look of the tyres? I would rather not paint them, and I have yet to wash them in any form of detergent. There was no sprue to check cleaner performance on so I'm a bit cautious with the approach on this bit.
I'll load a photo of current progress a bit later, but next step is to complete the chassis painting and add chassis items, at least that's the target for this week.
23. August 2014 at 12:16:09