Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Rooting around

Interesting set of reasoning over on Phil's blog with his Radial from a K's kit and parallels with here. It's important not to throw the baby out with the bathwater and assume that newer is better or finer or more suited to your needs. I could go to town and upgrade the Terrier, but why? The duck analogy comes to mind - it looks like a duck... etc. The spec is as follows: 1960s(?) K's body kit, Branchlines chassis (90's) transfers Maybex, Romford wheels on EM axles, Mashima motor, and Goden Arrow plates. There is still the huge screw on the front as a fixing, but hey, Les Darbyshire's example appears to have the same deal on his Maidstone Road in MRJ, so if it's good enough... This small side project may have some legs.

1 comment:

  1. Glad someone is reading the Radial build. I have a half-written piece for next week along similar lines to your points above. Also, your suggestion that older kits are "softer" looking appeals to me, and probably anyone else who is an impressionistic and atmospheric modeller.

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