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    Re: 1/24 london bus diorama

    Post  kpnuts on Sat Oct 29, 2016 6:13 pm

    Hi all well the Bentley finished now.









    Did a lot of spraying today, I mean a lot, feeling quite high now.














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    Post  kpnuts on Sun Oct 30, 2016 9:25 pm

    Hi all, dropped the Bentley, may have to buy another one, grrrr, anyway did more on the bus.




    As with all the other cars it's a British icon of motoring , I will be adding a transit to the dio also and as and when I can get hold of them other British motoring icons.
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    Post  bcauchi on Mon Oct 31, 2016 6:04 am

    Lovely work on that bus. Looks like a great model.

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    Post  kpnuts on Tue Nov 01, 2016 8:01 pm

    Hi all here is the next update, with the drivers cab I thought (my dad was a conductor on London busses when I was a youngster so I saw loads of busses) I never saw one where the glass between the cab and passenger compartment wasn't stained with nicotine (not that I knew that's was what it was then) (everyone used to smoke then) so I've tried (not as well as I would have liked to depict that) nearly made the mistake of putting the lid on the cab then remembered I've got to add a driver.











    It is a great model

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    Post  kpnuts on Thu Nov 10, 2016 6:38 pm

    Hi all well i have more kits for this now (the range rover is thanks to polux)(I will be doing it as a police range rover don't think the rally version would look right in London)






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    Post  kpnuts on Tue Nov 15, 2016 9:30 pm

    Hi all got some more done on the fountain. 





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    Post  bcauchi on Thu Nov 17, 2016 7:28 pm

    Looks nice

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    Post  kpnuts on Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:44 pm

    Thanks swill.
    Here is the next update, nearly finished the fountain 



    Just have to figure out how to do the water jets.
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    Post  bcauchi on Wed Nov 30, 2016 5:55 am

    Wow lovely work indeed

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    Post  kpnuts on Wed Nov 30, 2016 9:39 pm

    Never tried a fujimi kit before I must say initial inspection looked good but, the colour callouts are vague to say the least, the plastic is incredibly fragile, I broke the kingpin off and I hardly touched it

    Then when I went to fix it I discovered it is totally wrong

    It is actually moulded coming out of the break disc.
    I think that is a pretty fundamental mistake and very early in the build, I reserve judgement but not looking good at the moment.

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    Post  kpnuts on Sat Dec 03, 2016 8:26 pm

    Hi all here is the next bit


    Buffed up the body a bit before adding the decals, needs a bit more doing to it but quite pleased so far.


    Just to say I've not stopped on the bus (those seat decals are a real pain in the bum) I've not posted progress pics as it would be boring but nearly there on them)
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    Post  bcauchi on Sun Dec 04, 2016 3:49 pm

    Front wheels are not properly aligned. Paintwork looks good

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    Post  kpnuts on Sun Dec 04, 2016 9:29 pm

    Hi all got some more done on the lotus and the bus. I've got to say I'm in awe of the engineering of the bus(when I left school I worked at loading the hoppers on injection moulding machines so I know the work that goes into the moulds of fairly simple things (I mean the items have to be able to be removed from the moulds) there is some amazing engineering on those seat frames.
    The seat decals though if I never see another one I will be happy.
    The lotus kit I'm warming to everything seems to fit well (do not like the decals, but could say that of a lot of premium kits) (they seem very stiff I'm hoping the gold body fine lines conform better)



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    Post  bcauchi on Mon Dec 05, 2016 5:58 am

    Bus looks great and so does the lotus interior, especially the dash.

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    Post  kpnuts on Mon Dec 12, 2016 9:20 pm

    Hi all got a few figures for the bus



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    Post  kpnuts on Wed Dec 14, 2016 9:16 pm

    Hi all started the decals on the lotus, they're very tricky



    Also got the Christmas decs up.


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    Post  kpnuts on Sun Dec 18, 2016 10:00 pm

    Hi all here is another update, I've got all the decals on the lotus and given it a Polish, I'm really chuffed with it, it's a mirror finish (doesn't really show in the pics but trust me it is) also did some more on the fountain, again I'm really pleased at the effect so far.







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    Post  bcauchi on Tue Dec 20, 2016 6:09 pm

    Great work, really nice project.

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    Post  kpnuts on Thu Dec 22, 2016 8:48 pm

    Hi all well the lotus is finished, I have to say I'm more than chuffed with it, I think it is the best model I've ever made bar none.




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    Post  bcauchi on Sat Dec 24, 2016 11:45 am

    amazing, very nice indeed, the paintwork is flawless. A happy Christmas to you and your loved ones.

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    Post  kpnuts on Sat Dec 31, 2016 5:52 pm

    Hi thanks bcauchi (taking advantage of our friends internet)here is something I bought for this dio, can you guess what it's for.


    And here is an update on the background




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    Post  kpnuts on Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:32 pm

    Hi all bit of a disaster with the bus dropped it, we happened to be looking after our daughters dog (it's the fastest thing in the world when you drop something) it's eaten the steering wheel hopefully it won't notice when I use one out of the scraps drawer.

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    Post  kpnuts on Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:43 pm

    Hi all well the bus is fixed

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    Post  bcauchi on Tue Jan 24, 2017 5:59 am

    Good recovery

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    Re: 1/24 london bus diorama

    Post  kpnuts on Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:54 pm

    Hi all here is the next update


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