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Revell car kits
« on: December 27, 2017, 02:41:16 PM »


The wife and I were in Blackpool in October and one day we were looking round  one of those Gadget shops that have all the latest electronic wizardry, they also had a large stock of Revell kits that I was surveying with much interest, when the missus came over I said I've not build one of these in over 50 years and they do look a lot more detailed than the ones I built, she said there are so many here which would be your favorites, I said it would have to be my three classics  the Bentley Blower, the 65 Mustang, and the 58 Corvette, then we left the shop and had a tram ride to Fleetwood Market,   Well guess what turned up Christmas day, apparently she got two from Wonderland Models and had trouble getting the Corvette but found one on Amazon.
 
I won't do build logs on these I couldn't compete with KPNUTS creations but maybe if I think they turned out ok I'll post a photo of them, after all it's not just putting them together it's how you finish them that makes the difference, also these are a lot more fiddly than the boats but I'm sure I enjoy building them it will make a change from boats.


HAPPY NEW YEAR ALL            Joe
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Re: Revell car kits
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2017, 05:36:03 PM »

Joe. Compared to your extensive scratchbuilds, these kits (Detailed and with many parts as they definitly are) would be easy builds for beginners in comparison.

I respect your decision not to do Build logs, but I doubt not that the finished cars will be first class as usual. The only reason that warships may not be as pretty colour wise is that they have to wear a dull scheme (Dazzle and WW2 schemes not withstanding). You do a mean job painting your ships and so can only expect the cars will be beautiful as well. I cannot remember if you use an airbrush, but have a look at the excellent effects Ken has got from really cheap aerosol cans. Paint shop quality for a few pounds  :-))
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Re: Revell car kits
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2017, 06:58:37 PM »


Thanks as always for your kind comments Ian, I'm sure they'll be fun however they turn out, couldn't resist starting the Bentley kit today, these kits have come a long way in fifty years, better fitting parts and great detail


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Re: Revell car kits
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2017, 10:42:57 PM »

Got to agree with Ian Joe, look forward to the pics of the finished cars.


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Re: Revell car kits
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2017, 04:43:51 AM »

I always found that the hardest part was having the patience to paint things before assembling them. As I only had brushes as a kid, well you can guess the quality of finish.   %)
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Re: Revell car kits
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2018, 04:43:06 PM »


well I've built the Bentley, and though it was enjoyable,  at 1:24 scale it was quite a challenge sometimes for sausage fingers, so it's a bog standard build not having an airbrush or the skill to use one for that matter, but it made a pleasant change from boats, it's surprising how much detail is not seen, the drive train for instance is covered by the under pan, though I did leave the bonnets loose just held in place by tiny bits of double sided tape, so it's on with Gala Girl now and I'll get around to the 65 Mustang and the 58 Corvette later.


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« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2018, 08:30:06 PM »

Lovely job Joe, especially with the paint application. There's no brush marks showing or any smudges from 'Sausage fingers', so I presume that is the nickname of a friend!
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« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2018, 08:52:26 PM »


Err well I've cheated a bit, it's not actually painted except for the seats and the wheels the green plastic looked ok to me so I saw no need to paint green on green, the Corvette on the other hand is moulded it white plastic so that will need painting.


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« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2018, 10:54:57 PM »

 %% How no earth did you assemble that without leaving any brush, finger or abbrasion marks????

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Re: Revell car kits
« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2018, 10:33:07 AM »

Hi Ian,  I used liquid poly cement very carefully, the one with the brush in the cap, much better than squeezing out of a tube or a squeezy bottle, I think I must have learned a few things over the years or building model boats, recalling the last car kit I build, it needed painting if only to cover up the glue smudges  %% {-) {-)
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« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2018, 12:57:46 PM »

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« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2018, 10:07:02 PM »

The Bentley looks amazing, you really should change your mind about a build log itís equally as good as anything Iíve produced and any way I wonít be posting anymore pics of my builds as I no longer can not sure what the problem is but I canít so please do post picks of your builds as far as I can see with the Bentley you are equal to anything I build.
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« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2018, 10:24:49 PM »

Sorry to hear that Ken. I do hope you can find a way to get back blogging as I like your threads very much. Your large scale projects demonstrate a stunning talent at effect and finish.

Keep up the brilliant work  :-))
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Re: Revell car kits
« Reply #13 on: January 10, 2018, 10:31:08 PM »

Ken you are far too modest your diaramas are amazing, but thanks for the kind comments, I agree with Ian and hope you do more posts.


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« Reply #14 on: January 13, 2018, 08:49:23 PM »

Hi mate Iíve found I can post pics again but please post build logs of your cars as honestly you are better than you think, there is no difference between how good you or me are.
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« Reply #15 on: January 13, 2018, 09:08:20 PM »

Thanks Ken, glad to hear you can post photos again,  hope you do more logs, I particularly liked the Citroen Avant diorama.


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« Reply #16 on: January 13, 2018, 10:28:51 PM »

Iím doing the Pocher 1/4 Ducati, it will be in a dio just undecided what yet (it is so big and heavy it weighs over 4 pounds now and itís not finished yet.
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« Reply #17 on: January 27, 2018, 03:39:40 PM »


While waiting for the weather to improve so I can get in the garage and do the priming on Gala Girl, I've been building another car kit this time the 65 Mustang, unlike the Bentley Blower this one is molded in white apart from the chrome bits, so it all had to be painted, I've loosely based the build on the Steve McQueen movie Bullitt, at 1:24 scale there are some very fiddly bits but with a bit of patients I got it together, as I've said before painting is not my strong point, I'm sure someone who is handy with an airbrush would have done far better, but it kept me amused for a few days.


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« Reply #18 on: January 27, 2018, 09:20:40 PM »

Models at smaller scales usually look better in satin. I read someting about it in a modelling magazine years back now.

Lovely model, and you didn't damage the chrome work when building! Kudos Joe.
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« Reply #19 on: January 30, 2018, 11:23:19 AM »

Very nice Joe, my favourite muscle car (not the modern ones tho'  :(( ) i always muck up the chromed bits so a nice job  :-))
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« Reply #20 on: January 30, 2018, 08:10:35 PM »

An American model making friend and Revell enthusiast built this 1:24 Revell Mini Cooper based on my old 1966 Mini. I owned the car from 1969 to 1971. He asked a number of questions about the Mini and I sent him some old photographs. Quite a shock to find he had used my old number plates and colour. Mine was never the Cooper version (if only) and didn't have the white roof.
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« Reply #21 on: January 30, 2018, 09:31:22 PM »

Now that.s what I call a nice build and great paint job.
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« Reply #22 on: January 30, 2018, 10:03:10 PM »

Thanks Joe, I will pass your comments on. They will be much appreciated.

Whenever I build car kits the result is never brilliant.
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« Reply #23 on: February 02, 2018, 06:01:49 PM »

Love the stang and the mini.
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