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Austin A35 'Wallace and Grommit' Van

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Posted by willyswagen on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 12:07 PM





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Posted by willyswagen on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 12:08 PM

Just need a bit of filler on the joints, painting and need to make a new centre mount.



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Posted by willyswagen on Monday, October 16, 2017 3:01 PM

Slow progress, but still moving forward.

New centres for the wheels, made from the parts that came with the 1/24th scale discs



The calipers only have detail on one side, so I had to make the other side.



 

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Posted by willyswagen on Monday, October 16, 2017 3:04 PM

Squirt of Peugeot off white paint



 

 

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Posted by willyswagen on Monday, October 16, 2017 3:06 PM

First coats of Vauxhall Hazel metallic.





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Posted by willyswagen on Monday, October 16, 2017 3:07 PM

Engine has a coat of the same off white



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Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 1:29 AM
The Vauxhall Hazel looks very nice . I fancy a topic chocky bar now ! LOL Loving those Cragars
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Posted by BUGATTI FAN on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 9:31 AM

Hi Willyswagon. I really like what you are doing to the old Airfix W&G Van Kit. I had a lot of fun customising one of these utilising some of the Monogram/Revell 57 Chevy bits. Didn't do as much underneath as you are as I built the Chevy stock and just used some of the custom goodies on the Van. Mine was built back in 2013 for the IPMS Scale Modelworld Show In Telford to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of IPMS UK. It is being shipped over to the US and will be going on permanent display in its new home in The International Model Car Builders Museum very shortly. There may be some pictures of my model on the web somewhere.

Looking at what you are doing just shows what can be done with a basic kit that was really aimed at kids to build with good modelling skill and a lot of imagination. I shall be watching your van build with interest as it looks to be taking shape very nicely.

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Posted by willyswagen on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 1:01 PM

Spencer Mopar Fan
The Vauxhall Hazel looks very nice . I fancy a topic chocky bar now ! LOL Loving those Cragars

Big Smile

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Posted by willyswagen on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 1:47 PM

BUGATTI FAN
Hi Willyswagon. I really like what you are doing to the old Airfix W&G Van Kit. I had a lot of fun customising one of these utilising some of the Monogram/Revell 57 Chevy bits. Didn't do as much underneath as you are as I built the Chevy stock and just used some of the custom goodies on the Van. Mine was built back in 2013 for the IPMS Scale Modelworld Show In Telford to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of IPMS UK. It is being shipped over to the US and will be going on permanent display in its new home in The International Model Car Builders Museum very shortly. There may be some pictures of my model on the web somewhere.

Looking at what you are doing just shows what can be done with a basic kit that was really aimed at kids to build with good modelling skill and a lot of imagination. I shall be watching your van build with interest as it looks to be taking shape very nicely.

Thank you. Awesome, I'm going to have a Google and see if I can find any pictures.

Thanks again comments like that keep me plugging away at it. It's not perfect but I haven't done this for a long time so it is helping improve my modelling. I've got the 'Shaun the sheep' Land Rover amongst my kits to be built yet!

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Posted by BUGATTI FAN on Friday, October 20, 2017 3:06 AM

Hi Willyswagen, Having read your thread again I picked up on that you are using a Vauxhall colour, so I am guessing that you may be a UK modeller? So if you happen to be going to IPMS UK Scale Modeworld at Telford in November, my van model will be on display there for the last time. I hope to display it on the IPMS Publicity Stand space permitting, otherwise it will be placed on my local club stand, Milton Keynes Scale Model Club. Incidentally, there is a full article about my van build in IPMS Magazine. Back issues are normally sold at the show so hopefully there may be one available. If you cannot get to Telford the IPMS have a roving PR stand that goes around a number of UK model shows and sell back issues. Hope this extra bit of info is of interest. Cheers!

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Posted by willyswagen on Saturday, October 28, 2017 2:46 PM

BUGATTI FAN

Hi Willyswagen, Having read your thread again I picked up on that you are using a Vauxhall colour, so I am guessing that you may be a UK modeller? So if you happen to be going to IPMS UK Scale Modeworld at Telford in November, my van model will be on display there for the last time. I hope to display it on the IPMS Publicity Stand space permitting, otherwise it will be placed on my local club stand, Milton Keynes Scale Model Club. Incidentally, there is a full article about my van build in IPMS Magazine. Back issues are normally sold at the show so hopefully there may be one available. If you cannot get to Telford the IPMS have a roving PR stand that goes around a number of UK model shows and sell back issues. Hope this extra bit of info is of interest. Cheers!

 

 
Yup, I'm in the UK. To be honest, I've never been to a model show. I might have to take the kids up for a nose round, cheers.
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Posted by willyswagen on Saturday, October 28, 2017 3:08 PM

Had my first attempt at colour sanding and polishing. I used to just leave the finish straight from the aerosol, sometimes the finish was ok and others were crap.

(It looks better in the flesh than in the pictures  Confused  )









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Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Saturday, October 28, 2017 7:17 PM

YesCool Have a look at Rodsnsods.co.uk ....... 'On the shelf' section needs a boot up the jacksie though !!! 

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Posted by BUGATTI FAN on Monday, October 30, 2017 4:12 AM

Willyswagen,  If you can get to Telford, there is a special interest group in IPMS that specialise in Rods Customs and Dragsters. There are three guys in particular who make fabulous models and are great at sharing their techniques. Jon Rackham, Nigel Foster and Jim Whalen. Jim has written articles on street rods for IPMS magazine as well as as section in the latest Airfix Scale model world special devoted to auto modelling. What neck of the woods do you live in? Jim Whalen lives in the Birmingham area. Jon and Nigel belong to Watford Scale Model Club.

 

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Posted by willyswagen on Wednesday, November 01, 2017 4:32 PM

Spencer Mopar Fan

YesCool Have a look at Rodsnsods.co.uk ....... 'On the shelf' section needs a boot up the jacksie though !!! 

 
Cheers. I'll have a nose.
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Posted by willyswagen on Wednesday, November 01, 2017 4:34 PM

BUGATTI FAN

Willyswagen,  If you can get to Telford, there is a special interest group in IPMS that specialise in Rods Customs and Dragsters. There are three guys in particular who make fabulous models and are great at sharing their techniques. Jon Rackham, Nigel Foster and Jim Whalen. Jim has written articles on street rods for IPMS magazine as well as as section in the latest Airfix Scale model world special devoted to auto modelling. What neck of the woods do you live in? Jim Whalen lives in the Birmingham area. Jon and Nigel belong to Watford Scale Model Club.

 

Cool I'm a bit further south, in Essex

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Posted by willyswagen on Monday, November 13, 2017 2:25 PM

Finally had a go at painting the body. About four good coats of colour and three of clear (Halfords aerosols). Previously I would have left it as is, but I'm going to have a proper go at colour sanding and polishing, see if I can get rid of the orange peel and add a proper shine.







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Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Monday, November 13, 2017 6:10 PM
Lovely colour that W.W. !
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Posted by Moparlover64 on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 2:05 PM

Man thats cool

Moparlover64

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Posted by Moparlover64 on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 2:08 PM

Man thats badass i can imagin a big bloown turbo hemi huffin out th hoodx through open zoomies

Moparlover64

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Posted by BUGATTI FAN on Thursday, November 16, 2017 2:02 PM

There's a guy named Gary ('The Geezer') McCrudden who has a wicked sense of humour and lives in Dagenham (Dragenham he calls it!) who is well into model car building. Last thing I heard was that he is building a full size GT40 replica to drive. I think that he is still a member of IPMS, and has been for many years. If interested you may be able to contact him via the society. I should think that he will be well interested in your van model. I live over in Bedfordshire, not too far from yourself. Did you manage to get to Telford? If not have a look at it on you tube there are a number of video clips to see on there.

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