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#1 dangermouse

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 08:10 PM

These little gems arrived today
They are George Turner Models kits of the Ferrari Lancia D50 and the Talbot Lago

Goerge's castings are very fine I am looking forward to building these two. I will keep updating with progress pics.

Cheers
David

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 08:16 PM

Mr Turner's models and casting are truly superb. Are they not?
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Posted 04 August 2012 - 04:04 AM

Yes. I'd say that Mr. Turner is to resin as Dave Jones is to fiberglass. Both gentlemen produce superb shells. But I'll refrain from using the "A" word. Either of them as a matter of fact. ;)

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 10:47 AM

Sigh. There's an "A" word that I would dearly like to apply to a certain someone and apply it with a ruddy great hammer. Suffice to say it's neither of the two cryptically alluded to above.
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Posted 04 August 2012 - 11:16 AM

Put the wheels on to check them out this morning - looking better all the time - I need to be patient with this build - if anything I rush my builds a little.

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I was thinking the D50 might end up my favourite but then the bigger wheels on the Talbot look really good.

This is the livery I am aiming for on the Talbot LINK

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 11:19 AM

Embs,

Patience Grasshopper. David, you can be as impatient as you like, it seems to be going well so far.

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Edited by bigskybanker, 04 August 2012 - 11:20 AM.


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Posted 04 August 2012 - 11:38 AM

David, the buttery yellow on the Talbot will be terrific.
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Posted 04 August 2012 - 12:00 PM

given my colour challenges (red-green colour blind) I thought I would need need some advice on the right colour to choose - buttery yellow sounds good

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 12:50 PM

A yellow Talbot will look spectacular. http://www.flickr.co...co2/4750704413/


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Posted 04 August 2012 - 01:43 PM

The rear wheels on the D50 look a bit too wide are they the correct tyres?

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 05:08 PM

Hi Phil
They are the ones George recommended - the fronts are a little big at the moment. George recommended 20x7 on the front and 22x9 on the back.
I have 22x7 on the front at the moment as I plan to use those tyres on another car as I have heaps of Ninco 20x7 tyres in the spare parts box.

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David

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 07:12 PM

IMO George got that one wrong, tyres that wide should belong on cars about mid 60's.

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 07:21 PM

Thanks Phil might be able to swap the 22x7 on to the back will check it out

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David

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 12:23 AM

David there is a great set of articles and info on:
http://www.vsrnonlin.../MM_Plans_1.htm

It is a 12 part article on building a Merit kit BUT lists all the variants of the D50.

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 01:00 PM

A couple of progress shots

still a few finer details to do and I need to finish off the drivers.

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cheers
DM

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 01:16 PM

That looks a bit brighter yellow than the first photo you sent me last night DM. I gather you shot it with another layer of chrome. I think the warmer tone might've been truer to your original photo. But looks damned good anyway.

Will be contemplating a GTM Talbot if Immense Miniatures can do me a Linda Scott figure, or at least a decent female driver.
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Posted 15 August 2012 - 01:32 PM

Colour matching is not my forte - the first one was shot outside last night pic was under fluro and the other eyes in the house thought it was darker than the photos we had so it did get another shot of yellow.

We were looking to make it a bit more like these ones
http://upload.wikime..._yellow_EMS.jpg
http://www.velocetod...Talbot-Lago.jpg

trying to work out whether to leave it glossy or give it a shot of flat or semi-gloss clear??

I will also put a finer mesh in the front
cheers
DM

Edited by dangermouse, 15 August 2012 - 01:36 PM.


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Posted 15 August 2012 - 02:03 PM

I'd go semi rather than full gloss.
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Posted 15 August 2012 - 03:26 PM

DM you may find that the semi gloss will be too flat for the Talbot, Iwould use gloss and just put it on a liitle dryer.
Semi gloss should be OK on the D50 depending on what actual car you decal it as.

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 05:42 PM

More progress
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Cheers
David





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