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Re: Airfix MG Magnette
« Reply #15 on: June 14, 2015, 01:15:32 am »
Coming along nicely Capt
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Re: Airfix MG Magnette
« Reply #16 on: June 14, 2015, 06:15:12 am »
Thanks Chris ! I made a few major mistakes but I can hide those with paint and stowage etc.

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Re: Airfix MG Magnette
« Reply #17 on: June 14, 2015, 07:27:52 am »
Great concept! Great execution  :mellow:
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« Reply #18 on: June 14, 2015, 07:33:58 am »
Thank you Sir ! I was thinking I'll just go with single guns, as it's rather a light vehicle. And that will be easier to do as well  :thumbsup:
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Re: Airfix MG Magnette
« Reply #19 on: June 14, 2015, 08:49:05 am »
Interesting build. You're working quickly!
I hope you have strenghtened the suspensions and fit a gearbox shorter ratios.  ;)
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Re: Airfix MG Magnette
« Reply #20 on: June 14, 2015, 09:08:02 am »
Thanks ! Ya I have dug out a few bits to make the suspension 'look' beefier. I might still break the axles off and give it more ground clearance.

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Re: Airfix MG Magnette
« Reply #21 on: June 14, 2015, 05:04:53 pm »
Looking forward to seeing the end result! :thumbsup:

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Re: Airfix MG Magnette
« Reply #22 on: June 15, 2015, 06:50:59 am »
There was a really nice old MG parked outside the hotel in Arundel this morning. Lovely cars  :bow:
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Re: Airfix MG Magnette
« Reply #23 on: June 15, 2015, 10:09:32 am »
I bet ! I saw a video a few days ago of that giant v24 Fiat. wow what a sight and sound !

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Re: Airfix MG Magnette
« Reply #24 on: June 15, 2015, 10:47:59 am »
"Evil our grandsires were, our fathers worse;
And we, till now unmatched in ill,
Must leave successors more corrupted still."
Horace, 65BC - 8BC. Marsh translation.

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Re: Airfix MG Magnette
« Reply #25 on: June 15, 2015, 03:17:01 pm »
What a great link thanks for that one ! I'm gonna be busy surfing  :cheers:
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Re: Airfix MG Magnette
« Reply #26 on: June 16, 2015, 06:26:57 am »
Driver's going to get an ear ache in that first pic  :wacko:
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Re: Airfix MG Magnette
« Reply #27 on: June 19, 2015, 08:03:59 am »
Too right !

Wheels, wheels, you gotta have wheels....



But when they are on it just doesn't look military enough



So I talked to the boys in the R&D dept. and they came up with this : Using the cars original suspension, they would make a chain driven 4 wheel drive system that would also increase ground clearance by about a foot.



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Re: Airfix MG Magnette
« Reply #28 on: June 19, 2015, 08:05:38 am »
Chain cases installed



Tube in tube



Tube wheel drive system

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Re: Airfix MG Magnette
« Reply #29 on: June 19, 2015, 08:08:09 am »
Sitting up a bit more eh ?





And here's how she looks this morning.



Still lots to do and sort : Guns, how the fenders mount ( if kit or if scratch or if any ) etc etc
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