Author Topic: Airfix MG Magnette  (Read 11046 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline NARSES2

  • Nick was always on his mind - just ask the Pet Shop Boys
  • Global Moderator
  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 41236
Re: Airfix MG Magnette
« Reply #15 on: June 14, 2015, 01:15:32 am »
Coming along nicely Capt
Decals my @r$e!

Offline Captain Canada

  • "but this time it's different. I was drunk when I agreed to it."
  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 29810
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.

 :cheers:
CANADA KICKS arse !!!!

Long Live the Commonwealth !!!
Vive les Canadiens !
Where's my beer ?

Offline VickersVandal

  • Kitbasher
  • ***
  • Posts: 137
Re: Airfix MG Magnette
« Reply #17 on: June 14, 2015, 07:27:52 am »
Great concept! Great execution  :mellow:
Biggles modelling loony.

My Biggles Model display website: https://tinyurl.com/y74ydzae

Offline Captain Canada

  • "but this time it's different. I was drunk when I agreed to it."
  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 29810
Re: Airfix MG Magnette
« 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:
CANADA KICKS arse !!!!

Long Live the Commonwealth !!!
Vive les Canadiens !
Where's my beer ?

Offline loupgarou

  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 1630
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.  ;)
Owing to the current financial difficulties, the light at the end of the tunnel will be turned off until further notice.

Offline Captain Canada

  • "but this time it's different. I was drunk when I agreed to it."
  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 29810
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.

 :drink:
CANADA KICKS arse !!!!

Long Live the Commonwealth !!!
Vive les Canadiens !
Where's my beer ?

Offline major

  • Makes own decals
  • ***
  • Posts: 340
Re: Airfix MG Magnette
« Reply #21 on: June 14, 2015, 05:04:53 pm »
Looking forward to seeing the end result! :thumbsup:

Offline NARSES2

  • Nick was always on his mind - just ask the Pet Shop Boys
  • Global Moderator
  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 41236
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:
Decals my @r$e!

Offline Captain Canada

  • "but this time it's different. I was drunk when I agreed to it."
  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 29810
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 !

 :cheers:
CANADA KICKS arse !!!!

Long Live the Commonwealth !!!
Vive les Canadiens !
Where's my beer ?

Offline joncarrfarrelly

  • Bertie Bassett
  • What-IF SIG
  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 7571
  • Turn that Gila-copter down!
Re: Airfix MG Magnette
« Reply #24 on: June 15, 2015, 10:47:59 am »
“Conspiracy theory’s got to be simple.
Sense doesn’t come into it. People are
more scared of how complicated crap
actually is than they ever are about
whatever’s supposed to be behind the
conspiracy.”
-The Peripheral, William Gibson 2014

Offline Captain Canada

  • "but this time it's different. I was drunk when I agreed to it."
  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 29810
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:
CANADA KICKS arse !!!!

Long Live the Commonwealth !!!
Vive les Canadiens !
Where's my beer ?

Offline NARSES2

  • Nick was always on his mind - just ask the Pet Shop Boys
  • Global Moderator
  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 41236
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:
Decals my @r$e!

Offline Captain Canada

  • "but this time it's different. I was drunk when I agreed to it."
  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 29810
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.



CANADA KICKS arse !!!!

Long Live the Commonwealth !!!
Vive les Canadiens !
Where's my beer ?

Offline Captain Canada

  • "but this time it's different. I was drunk when I agreed to it."
  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 29810
Re: Airfix MG Magnette
« Reply #28 on: June 19, 2015, 08:05:38 am »
Chain cases installed



Tube in tube



Tube wheel drive system

« Last Edit: June 19, 2015, 08:09:40 am by Captain Canada »
CANADA KICKS arse !!!!

Long Live the Commonwealth !!!
Vive les Canadiens !
Where's my beer ?

Offline Captain Canada

  • "but this time it's different. I was drunk when I agreed to it."
  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 29810
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
CANADA KICKS arse !!!!

Long Live the Commonwealth !!!
Vive les Canadiens !
Where's my beer ?