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MG-TC Is Complete

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  • Member since
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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Thursday, August 22, 2019 8:02 PM

Thank you old coyote!

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-'67 Foose Dodge Coronet; 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302

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  • From: North Carolina
Posted by old coyote on Thursday, August 22, 2019 3:17 PM
What a gorgeous little build ..... very nicely done sir ..... it looks great.

I may have to grow old ....... but I refuse to grow up

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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Thursday, August 22, 2019 7:23 AM

Thanks Steve!

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-'67 Foose Dodge Coronet; 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302

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  • From: sunny Sydney, Australia
Posted by nottheband on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 8:49 PM

She looks great, mrmike, your colours, wheels, interior, all so realistic.  Even the steering wheel is on the correct side.  Cheers.

Steve

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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 11:38 AM

Thank you Eric!

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-'67 Foose Dodge Coronet; 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302

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    March, 2019
  • From: Quitman, Texas
Posted by LostInStyreneAnd... on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 1:08 PM

Just Brilliant!    Wind your hair, arm out the side....    not a care in the world as you motor on down the lane.    Wonderful work!

Eric Automobile

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Posted by mrmike on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 10:14 AM

A few more...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-'67 Foose Dodge Coronet; 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302

Classic Plastic Model Club

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    August, 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 10:12 AM

My MG-TC is complete.  I would like to thank all those who have taken the time to view and to comment on my WIP.

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-'67 Foose Dodge Coronet; 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302

Classic Plastic Model Club

  • Member since
    August, 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Sunday, August 18, 2019 3:46 PM

Thanks Patrick!  The paint came out better than I had hoped for.  Very, very pleased with it!

Some work done on the MG-TC today.  Dash installed along with some chrome pieces.  

More MG-TC to come...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-'67 Foose Dodge Coronet; 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302

Classic Plastic Model Club

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    November, 2004
  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Friday, August 16, 2019 5:57 AM

S'looking really good! Correctly painted spoked wheels as chrome plating was not around on these in the day. On spoked wheels that is. Also great British Racing Green paintwork. Superb!

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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Thursday, August 15, 2019 11:36 AM

A Play Date yesterday at streetrod's house with Paul, Pat, and myself gave me a chance to use streetrod's excellent paintbooth and put another two coats of Tamiya TS-9 British Green on the MG.  I was able to cover all the thin spots that the paint had drained away from and to deepen the color.  I'll let this dry for a day or two before I polish the paint.  At this point I think I'll avoid using any clearcoat since the paint has a nice gloss and the clearcoat will make the MG-TC too shiny!

More MG-TC to come...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-'67 Foose Dodge Coronet; 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302

Classic Plastic Model Club

  • Member since
    August, 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Monday, August 12, 2019 3:20 PM

I got the MG-TC into two mist coats and a medium coat of Tamiya TS-9 British Green.  I'll add wetter coats of paint later.

More MG-TC to come...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-'67 Foose Dodge Coronet; 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302

Classic Plastic Model Club

  • Member since
    August, 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Friday, August 09, 2019 4:53 PM

Thanks ModelTexan1!

I got the MG-TC into a bath.  When this have dried, primer is in its future!

These bits have been painted and dried!

More MG-TC to come...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-'67 Foose Dodge Coronet; 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302

Classic Plastic Model Club

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  • From: Burleson, TX. Grew up in Pittsburg and Whitehouse TX
Posted by ModelTexan1 on Thursday, August 08, 2019 7:56 PM

I have that same kit.  Look forward to seeing the progress.  Looking good so far :)

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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Thursday, August 08, 2019 3:19 PM

I have seen plenty of Morgans, Jags, and MGs with wire wheels and the MGs should only have painted wire wheels, not chromed.  The MGs were fairly inexpensive for the time and plentiful, too.  The higher priced sports cars should have the chrome plated wire wheels, IMHO.

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-'67 Foose Dodge Coronet; 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302

Classic Plastic Model Club

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  • From: long island, new york
Posted by chucky on Tuesday, August 06, 2019 8:35 PM

Cool project, Mike! You are right on the money with the wheels: they were painted silver. Chrome wheels were available for most of the English sports cars but the price for the plating tripled the cost of the wheels. While chrome wires look good at the auction, most of the cars had the standard silver painted wire wheels if not the painted steel disk wheels with center caps. 

chucky

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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Tuesday, August 06, 2019 4:23 PM

With the wheels and tires all assembled, I slipped them onto the axles.

A mockup with the body, hood and front grille.  So far, so good!

I painted a few parts this afternoon.  The up top, boot, interior and floor pan and the spare tire holder.

More to come...

 

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-'67 Foose Dodge Coronet; 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302

Classic Plastic Model Club

  • Member since
    August, 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Friday, August 02, 2019 8:15 PM

I got the chassis, suspension and the exhaust system detailed.

No.  This is not some sort of three wheel trike.  It's the wheels and tires assembled together  The instructions said to assemble the wheel halves together and stretch the tires over the wheels.  That whole process seemed wonky and I sandwiched the tires between the wheels and clamped them together.

More to come...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-'67 Foose Dodge Coronet; 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302

Classic Plastic Model Club

  • Member since
    August, 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Friday, August 02, 2019 9:30 AM

I finished assembling the engine and now to clean it up.  Here's a mockup with the frame.

More to come...

 

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-'67 Foose Dodge Coronet; 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302

Classic Plastic Model Club

  • Member since
    August, 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 8:28 PM

One of the things that stands out on the MG-TC is the slats color on the grille.  The slats are painted the interior color, but how do I paint the slats?  A brush is out of the question as it'll leave brush marks.  I choose to mask the grille and expose the slats.

I covered the entire grille with a piece of painters tape and I burnished it down.  

Using a sharp hobby knife, I traced and then cut out the tape over the grille slats.

Now, all I have to do is decide on the color to paint the slats with.

More to come...

 

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-'67 Foose Dodge Coronet; 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302

Classic Plastic Model Club

  • Member since
    August, 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Sunday, July 28, 2019 3:40 PM

Trevor, you are correct!  This is a better kit than one would expect, especially one from an era long gone by.  If this kit was being tooled today, I would hope that the wheels would be a lot better than they are currently.  Overall, this is a really nice kit!  

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-'67 Foose Dodge Coronet; 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302

Classic Plastic Model Club

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    December, 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Sunday, July 28, 2019 3:34 PM

Cool subject, Mike. I have long wondered what this kit was like. I have the Jag XK120 from this series (originally metal body) on the bench, and it is a better kit than expected. 

Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
       - Antoine de Saint-Exepury

Trevor

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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Saturday, July 27, 2019 4:28 PM

I determined which engine parts would need to be stripped and tossed them in a container with bleach.

The wheels were chrome plated and my research indicates the wheels were aluminium colored.  The wheels went into the bleach.

More to come...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-'67 Foose Dodge Coronet; 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302

Classic Plastic Model Club

  • Member since
    August, 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
MG-TC Is Complete
Posted by mrmike on Friday, July 26, 2019 9:22 AM

I am currently on a British motor vehicle kick and this kit was gifted to me by the Co-Treasurer of my Club since he knew of my fondness for British cars.  This is the Monogram MG-TC in 1/24 scale and the copyright on the kit is 1982, so it is an old kit.  I plan on building it box stock and in the same colors as the Tamiya Morgan 4/4 I built last year...Tamiya British Green with Model Master Dark Red seats.  I find this amazing especially since an MG-TC was restored on the TV series, For The Love Of Cars, hosted by Philip Glenister and Ant Anstead (pre-Wheeler Dealer days).  

My paint for the body is Tamiya TS-9 British Green.

More to come...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-'67 Foose Dodge Coronet; 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302

Classic Plastic Model Club

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