Sunday 29 December 2013
Here's the photo that Paul B points to. Quite a difference from the one above, and still different from the kit cab as it looks as though the sides cut in. What needs to be done then is to add the bump bar on the front and move the headlights from front-mount to mudguard mount. The wheels in the kit look a little small to my eyes, but as can be seen here, they wouldn't look out of place on a Morris 1000.
Friday 27 December 2013
So far then it's a nice little kit that needs a bit of work to get it to where it should be. As I mentioned earlier, the instructions are a bit vague and my knowledge of all things lorry is not all that comprehensive, when it should be as I spent a good portion of my early teen years working on the (then) modern equivalents.
The secondary issue is my current use of Humbrol Poly. Not impressed. I have two bottles here which were given to me by Mrs F's father when he gave up modelling a couple of years back. It's dreadful stuff: very fumy, and too fierce. The MEK that I use as a default evaporates quickly and bites in the same manner. This however takes a long time to grab and even five or ten minutes later is still in melt mode. It may get thrown away soon, but I may keep the little square bottle as it seem virtually tip-proof.
Wednesday 25 December 2013
The instructions are a bit sketchy and if you have no commercial vehicle knowledge there is a bit of guessing. I'd worked out the at the chassis cross pieces should be level with the top, but the front one? I cut out the gearbox/drive shaft piece and waggled it about until I thought that it would go behind the axle and lower than the other three. Someone shout if that's wrong.
Friday 20 December 2013
I pondered this morning after I noticed that my navy blue hoody that I was just about to go to work in was covered in the white dust from the plasticard that I'd spent the previous hour sanding and filing. It occurred to me that if I'd been a chef, the white powder could cause a lot of problems if I have to fire the servants. Luckily my culinary delight this week has only stretched to beans on toast and Weatherspoon's meal deals, so probably not too much to worry about.
Wednesday 18 December 2013
Monday 16 December 2013
Saturday 14 December 2013
I note that blogger is playing up again. Unsupported browser... I'm using Windows 7 and Explorer 10. Is that how fast the obsolescence happens now?
I know Mr Fulljames will suggest wordpress, but it seems a bit complex compared to this.
Thursday 12 December 2013
Despite having two shows a day and being 'disturbed at work' by other modeller/bloggers, I'm getting a little bit done on the final bit of the rolling stock section. This being an almost scratch built brake van based on the proposed C&MLR proposed item in Nigel MacMillan's book.
Meridian Tal-y-llyn coach chassis and the rest in plastic.
There have been a few magazine articles on bridges of late , but few show the most visible bit in model terms - the top. This at Ravenglass earlier in the Autumn.
Thursday 5 December 2013
It's panto time. So the likelihood of getting any thing done for the next few weeks is low as I've been banished - to use the stylistically appropriate word - from the capital this year down the A24 to the South Coast. I could have had the rather shaggable Claire Sweeny at the Pavilion, but no, I get... Charlie Dimmock. *sigh*.