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1 hour ago, Sprocket said:

blindfolded.

Personally I'd go with the full face mask with oxygen supply rather than the blindfold. :crazy:

The ambulance is looking great. How would they originally have painted the two tone colour? I doubt they would have masked it.

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On 8/14/2022 at 6:17 PM, Gorby said:

Personally I'd go with the full face mask with oxygen supply rather than the blindfold. :crazy:

The ambulance is looking great. How would they originally have painted the two tone colour? I doubt they would have masked it.

IIRC Gorbs, (which is both highly unlikely and dangerous) they used to dip the body shells, But then I cant remember breakfast so pay no heed to me.... :) 

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I purchased a second hand motor this weekend, needs a bit of work, well quite a lot really, hasn't passed an MOT since 1985 according to the tax disc on the floor of the cab, I can see it through a corner of the window.

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I'll get some thick chunky farm tyres for it, it's not gonna make it over the farm in those thin Mr Magoo Tyres someone fitted.

it's gonna need a new from Bumper.

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the the tailgate is "gone Macready, it's gone" So I have some fabrication work to do.

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the glass will need a good clean up, no idea what condition the interior is in, I don't have the keys yet, don't even know if it has an engine under the bonnet.

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yes, it'll get the iconic Landrover spare on the bonnet, just wouldn't look right without one would it.

off with the base rivet heads and off with the base showing the original colour, yellow. But I want mine dark green.

 

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i'll have to remake the glass as it's cracked and unsightly, no problem, in fact I can improve it as the two front panes are bowed with the corg piece, but two seperate panes will fit better.

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into the hotdog jar with the body shell.

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a bubble and fizz with the boiling water with a tablespoon of caustic soda.

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out and there is still traces of the yellow in the corners, the dremel with a brush will sort that.

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the dremel cutting off the remains of the tailgate.

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then cutting off the broken bumper leaving the supports in place.KAAMzQi.png

then using the pe bender to fashion a bumper from pe frame.

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nice fit, with a drop of superglue to fix it in place.

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I thnk you're right, this may have been the base model for the Daktari set.

the tailgate cut out and the bottom edge being filed smooth.

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the real thing, I'll remake the tailgate with plasticard with all those strengthening bars and edges.

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the body shell in grey primer.

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I wanted a green landrover, so I used Vellejo Gunship green as it's the closest I have to proper Landrover green, being matt finish, it'll need a coat of varnish to semi gloss it up a bit. 

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I measured and cut panes of glass from clear styrene sheet and glued them in with gorilla clear. These di cast restos are only short re-builds, but they're just a bit of fun arn't they, a departure from the more complex and longer kit builds.

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when the chunky tires arrive and I've made and fitted the tailgate, that landy will get some detail painting, till then I'll finish building USS Arizona, and inbetween it and the Dragon M16 Halftrack, I'll have a go at these three Dinkies.

they are, left to right Alvis, Sunbeam Talbot, and the little blue one is a Frazer Nash. IMG_4807_1_hyt8th.jpg

Hidden in the loft is a Dinky Lagonda that will fit right in there.

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