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almonkey
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Posted: Wednesday, June 13, 2007 - 09:25 AM UTC
its a 1930's MG k3 magnette, i built one of these in about 1980-81, and whilst trawling around ebay this one caught my eye, i still have some of my 80's version knocking around, i'll dig it out for a comparison when i get a minute. one minor niggle is that the dashboard was missing, but i've almost finished scratching one up. i've been building it in sub sections with the idea of spraying the major components individually,in the second and third pics its put together loosely to see how it fits together.


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Posted: Wednesday, June 13, 2007 - 09:52 AM UTC
Very interesting! I like a lot of the old Airfix stuff.
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Posted: Wednesday, June 13, 2007 - 10:01 AM UTC
Revisiting models from our youth.. is it an age thing..
I built an Airfix "Montys Humber" recently, and a few weeks ago I picked up the current Revell release of what was my most ambitious kit as a kid... (whispers....) a Westland Lysander. (runs and hides... )

Cheers
Henk
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Posted: Thursday, June 14, 2007 - 03:08 AM UTC
Nice one Phil!
This should look lovely when its done and make a nice change from the everyday stuff we all build.
Those old Airfix kits are lots or err,,ummm,,,,aaa,,,,,,,fun!,,LOL.
Henk,,,,glad to see you finally moving to the side,,,just remember,,Lysander.....no Zimerritt,.,,,
Nige
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Posted: Thursday, June 14, 2007 - 08:02 AM UTC
ok as i said i built one of these about about 25 years ago,and i thought i had a few bits of it remaining. after scouring through my bag of bits i found i had almost a complete chassis, with an extra bonus of it still has the dashboard attached and of course i'm halfway done scratch building one! so heres a real then and now-

obviously you could'nt get blue paint in 1981

replacement dashboard from the scrapyard!
almonkey
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Posted: Thursday, June 14, 2007 - 08:08 AM UTC

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Very nice Phil, how about a couple of off duty pilots going for a spin.


i'm nowhere near good enough with figures to try that derek, although i am thinking of giving the driver a proper thirties name, and i'll try to have him smoking a pipe at 100 MPH
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Posted: Thursday, June 14, 2007 - 08:26 AM UTC
Way to go Phil!
A great advert for "it might come in usefull one day".
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Posted: Thursday, June 14, 2007 - 08:26 AM UTC
Looking forward to seeing this in the flesh Phil.
I never did build any of the Airfix cars.
How do they go together, whats the detail like, do you get an engine (can't see one on the sprues)?

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I'm nowhere near good enough with figures to try that Derek


If I can paint a figure I'm sure you can .
Andy
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Posted: Thursday, June 14, 2007 - 08:44 AM UTC
i have a bit of a reputation at work for picking up bits of wire, wood offcuts and all sorts of junk, because stuff like that will definitely come in handy someday. no engine with this one all you get is a sort of blanking box where the exhausts come out, its actually the oblong piece near the rear wheel with a smudge of grey paint on it in the first pic with the red car. as i write this i've been tweaking the dash, it'll be a walnut finish with chrome bezels and black "clockfaces"