Graham's Normandy build.

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Amazing little detail in that kit! I wouldn't be surprised if at the end of the build you can turn a little key somewhere and the engine starts running for real! Master job.
 
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Cheers guys. Lol Marcos. Sadly, the only thing missing from this kit is the engine. Would have been nice to have the back open to show it.
 

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Not sure how I missed this! That interior is marvelous. You've painted that beautifully,how are the old peepers after that? I'll be watching this one from now on.

Cheers

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Cheers Steve, get that Spitfire, I may have to start mine soon lol
Arrived this morning,along with a few paints I'd run low on,courtesy of John's rapid service from the SM shop! I haven't had a look yet,I'm bracing myself.

Cheers

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Got a bit of catching up to do , I`m in on this one Graham , looking very nice mate

Richy
 

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That looks terrific Graham I can see why the need to paint before the build!!!

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Right, ready for the paint shop

I have put on all I dare before paint finished as I have some masking and weathering to do so some things will have to go on after the final paint but not a lot.

This has been a pleasure to build, a very nice kit if anyone fancies it. I am sure it will be seen at the shows this year on traders stands, I think that is how I got one. Beautifully detailed, just hope the paint job comes out OK. Don't know if you can make it out in the pictures but there is "Dunlop Trax Grip 7.00 x 18" marked on each tyre.

Anyway, last picie before painting
 

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it does look like a great wee kit. might keep that in mind for future. good luck with the painting, if it's like the wheels, it's gonna be ace.
 

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This looks brilliant. Tell the creators of the "horror stories" at the end of the build!
 
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Oh, I love those tires and you are packing this one with lots of great details . . . I am anxious to see more, and I am sure you are anxious to do more.
 

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Graham just one question what paint/thinner ratio did you use for the wash it looks fantastic
 

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Cheers guys, the wash on the wheels is the Vallejo Umber shade wash straight from the bottle and then a dab of raw thinners on top to make it run.

I have got the little beast painted up and it is now in for weathering so I hope to have it finished for this evening then I have to decide what I am going to do with it as a dio for the GB.
 

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I've commented on the finished piece Graham but it's worth saying what a great job you made of the interior.

Top drawer, well done!

Paul
 
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Just to let you know I have not dropped this one. I have decided what other vehicle will share the dio with the Dingo. It will be a Citroen staff car that has been hit or crashed and will have a partly burnt out section.

This is obviously inspired by Paul (tr1ckey66) with his, what should be an award winning, burnt out T34 and the amazing tutorial by Virgil (Doctor Cranky) for rusting a wreck. I say inspired but please do not expect anything near as good as these two guys.

Anyway, the main fire will have been relatively short lived but will have burnt the engine compartment and into one side of the front seats. Just enough to give me the bonnet and a bit of interior the rusting and weathering required. However, to make this as realistic as my limited skills allow, I soon realised that the kit's front seats could not be made to look as though they had been on fire. To this end, I decided to make one seat frame and springing from lead wire to replace one of the kit seats. This will have scraps of fabric burned on and the other seat will be weathered to make it look scorched. I know that the actual seat on this car had a fabric covered springing on the seat pad but I am not sure what the back springing was like so be kind and accept a lot of artistic interpretation here lol. Anyway, it will be such a mess, it will not show as bad as it does at the moment. The blobs of glue have been left as they will help represent bits of burnt on fabric and padding (I hope).
 
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Graham way to go ,looking forward to seeing this . Limited skills indeed, ha, we know better!
 

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really liking the sound of this graham. i've just got myself one of the citroen staff cars, so i'll be watching with interest.