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  • Member since
    August, 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Ford Transit Mk2 Van
Posted by mrmike on Tuesday, March 05, 2019 10:36 AM

I must be getting lazy in my old age as this is a curbside kit.  This is the Italeri Ford Transit Mk2 and the year is unknown so it could be anywhere from 1977-1986.  Having watch a TV series on Velocity now Motor Trend called For The Love Of Cars and presented by Philip Glenister and Ant Anstead, I became enamored with the van when Ant restored a Ford Transit Mk1.  The Mk2 is a restyling of the Mk1 with no mechanical changes other than a small horsepower boost.  Let's see what I can do with this kit...

My paint will be Tamiya TS-10 French Blue and Tamiya TS-26 Pure White.

More to come...

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

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-1961 Chevrolet Impala SS 409; Ford Transit Mk2

Classic Plastic Model Club

  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: East Bethel, Mn
Posted by midnightprowler on Tuesday, March 05, 2019 4:15 PM

This will be cool. 

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  • Member since
    August, 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Thursday, March 07, 2019 7:24 AM

This body is nicely molded, but has a couple of small issues with it.  There is a small sink hole on the right rear of the body.

A couple of small mold lines under the windshield which are now gone.

And, three ejector pin marks near the windshield inside the body.

Once these are taken care of, I'll wash the body and get it into a coat of primer.

More to come...

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

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-1961 Chevrolet Impala SS 409; Ford Transit Mk2

Classic Plastic Model Club

  • Member since
    August, 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Friday, March 08, 2019 2:28 PM

I decided to work on assembling the chassis this afternoon.  Fairly easy to put together and some parts didn't need glue.

I happen to like the wheels better without the wheel covers, so now I have to find something to use as a wheelcap in the center of the wheel.

More to come...

 

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

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-1961 Chevrolet Impala SS 409; Ford Transit Mk2

Classic Plastic Model Club

  • Member since
    August, 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Saturday, March 09, 2019 10:53 AM

Last night, I sat down with a circle templet, a mechanical pencil and a piece of sheet styrene and drew out four circles at 9/64 inch diameter.  I cut them out with a chisel point knife, glued them to the wheel openings and painted them with Model Master Aluminium Metalizer and a brush.  Easy and done!

More to come...

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

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-1961 Chevrolet Impala SS 409; Ford Transit Mk2

Classic Plastic Model Club

  • Member since
    January, 2005
  • From: Canberra, Australia
Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Monday, March 11, 2019 3:29 AM
off to a good start. i've got one of these, but haven't decided how i'm going to build it
  • Member since
    August, 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Monday, March 11, 2019 10:26 AM

Thanks Kevin!  I'm going to try and get other versions of this van when I go to NNL East next month.

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

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-1961 Chevrolet Impala SS 409; Ford Transit Mk2

Classic Plastic Model Club

  • Member since
    August, 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Thursday, March 14, 2019 2:24 PM

I spent some time on the Transit yesterday at my "Play Date" with some of my fellow Club members.  I got the seats painted and dash decaled and painted.

I glued the floor pan onto the chassis.

I need to do some touchups on the seats and on the interior pan.

More to come...

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

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-1961 Chevrolet Impala SS 409; Ford Transit Mk2

Classic Plastic Model Club

  • Member since
    September, 2011
Posted by BUGATTI FAN on Friday, March 15, 2019 11:16 AM

Just out of interest, there is a company in the UK named MOTOBITZ who make transkits for the Transit to be adapted into a pickup/tipper.

  • Member since
    August, 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Saturday, March 16, 2019 10:40 AM

Sorry, not interested!

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

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-1961 Chevrolet Impala SS 409; Ford Transit Mk2

Classic Plastic Model Club

  • Member since
    August, 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 2:54 PM

I spent a half hour masking off the body of this Transit.  I hope I did a good job when I pull off the tape after the paint dries.

More to come...

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

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-1961 Chevrolet Impala SS 409; Ford Transit Mk2

Classic Plastic Model Club

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