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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2340 on: February 06, 2019, 06:01:52 am »

Like a new mistress it's thinner, lighter and yet more expensive.
 :o


And you also have to figure out how she works and what makes her tick  :rolleyes:
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2341 on: February 07, 2019, 12:45:48 am »

Like a new mistress it's thinner, lighter and yet more expensive.
 :o


And you also have to figure out how she works and what makes her tick  :rolleyes:

I understand that's half the fun... apocryphally... allegedly...  ;) ;D :rolleyes:

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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2342 on: February 13, 2019, 03:20:58 am »
Having finished the Stoopid Taxi I spent about half of todays modelling time going through the box and sorting parts I didn't use into my various parts boxes.  This took a while because from the Revell kit I really only used the bodyshell.  Also, I had put a lot of "possible" parts into the box that I thought I could use but didn't (two different seats, three sets of extractors, different wheels etc).
The OOB taxi wheels, being plain steel rims with small chrome central hub caps will be perfect for a 50's mild custom or hot rod so they went into a bag & then into a new "more special wheels" box (the old one, being full, needed to be replaced with a bigger one).

Having done that it was obviously time to begin something new.  Ballarat NNL is on May 19th and I need to build something for the Special Theme Class.
This years Special Theme is 1/32.  This is not a scale I build in (and yes, I did ask if they would be checking for sneaky 1/35 builds - they will and if detected they will not be allowed) but at last years show they gave away 1/32 ARII car kits as prizes in preparation.  I won a couple of classes so had two to chose from.
Choice was a 1967 Datsun Fairlady 2000 roadster or a Contessa 1300 hardtop.  I went for the Datsun as it has a lot of MGB in its DNA and being a roadster any detail work I may do on the interior will be seen.
Not building in 1/32 means I have very few parts in that scale in my parts boxes.  Wheels in particular looked like they were going to be a problem until I remembered I had some 1/24 Tamiya mini wheels which as they replicate 10" wheels in 1/24 are the equivalent of 13" wheels in 1/32.
A bit of fiddling showed that while they were possibly a bit on the big side they would work.
67 Datsun Fairlady by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
They are just propped in place there.  When properly fitted it'll sit a bit higher.
The rims are Miniltes from the Tamiya Monte Carlo Rally Mini which then gave me a direction for the build.  Datsun entered Fairladys in the '68 & '69 Monte Carlo Rallies but in '67 ran the 1600SSS.
So what If they had entered a Fairlady in '67?
I'll scratch build a roll cage, find some suitable small driving lights, paint it white with red racing stripes and print up some Monte Carlo Rally decals.
I had no ideas until I remembered the wheels (it's always about the wheels with car builds) and now i'm all fired up.  Excellent.

And in other news i've finished the Cupid.  I'll take some pics tomorrow.

« Last Edit: February 13, 2019, 03:23:49 am by zenrat »
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Another ill conceived, lazily thought out, crudely executed and badly painted piece of half arsed what-if modelling muppetry from zenrat industries.

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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2343 on: February 13, 2019, 04:09:24 am »
That does look REMARKABLY MGB-like, I'd love to see the chassis to see how much it really was a clone.
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2344 on: February 13, 2019, 07:32:02 am »
And in other news i've finished the Cupid.  I'll take some pics tomorrow.

Pictures of the Cupid taken on St Valentines day 14th February seems most appropriate
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2345 on: February 13, 2019, 10:31:48 am »
67 Datsun Fairlady by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
They are just propped in place there.  When properly fitted it'll sit a bit higher.
The rims are Miniltes from the Tamiya Monte Carlo Rally Mini which then gave me a direction for the build.  Datsun entered Fairladys in the '68 & '69 Monte Carlo Rallies but in '67 ran the 1600SSS.
So what If they had entered a Fairlady in '67?

And here, I thought you were going to squeeze a 6'2" Scotsman and 5'4" Japanese lass as driver in there. :wacko:
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2346 on: February 13, 2019, 02:41:44 pm »
The Fairlady SP310/1500 was debuted at the 1961 Tokyo Motor Show months before
the MGB, and was built on a modified Bluebird 310 sedan platform.
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2347 on: February 18, 2019, 01:41:59 am »
Chains holding the Dozer to the KrAz trailer.
KrAz WIP 18-02-2019 02 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
The chain stretchers and hooks (the yellow parts) are PE and they really do work.  They tensioned up the chains beautifully.




« Last Edit: February 18, 2019, 01:44:28 am by zenrat »
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2348 on: February 18, 2019, 01:43:56 am »
Damn! :o

If it wasn't for the wood table top I'd have sworn that was real! :bow:
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2349 on: February 18, 2019, 02:17:30 am »
Damn! :o

If it wasn't for the wood table top I'd have sworn that was real! :bow:

x2!!! :o  :bow: :bow: :bow:
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2350 on: February 18, 2019, 02:52:49 am »
Thanks folks.
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2351 on: February 18, 2019, 08:39:28 pm »
This gon' be Fred's Master piece.  :mellow: :mellow: :wub:


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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2352 on: February 19, 2019, 06:43:49 am »
Damn! :o

If it wasn't for the wood table top I'd have sworn that was real! :bow:

x2!!! :o  :bow: :bow: :bow:

Make that 3  :o Tremendous build
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2353 on: February 19, 2019, 11:03:03 am »
"Evil our grandsires were, our fathers worse;
And we, till now unmatched in ill,
Must leave successors more corrupted still."
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2354 on: February 19, 2019, 11:47:55 am »
 ;D ;D ;D
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