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Monogram 1/24 MG-TC completed

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    May 2020
Posted by GretaJ on Friday, May 22, 2020 12:17 PM
You should try the 1/16 Jaguar SS 100.
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    January 2005
  • From: Canberra, Australia
Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 4:16 PM
very nice rendition of the kit. your changes certainly make it better

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    December 2019
  • From: New Braunfels,Tx.
Posted by Metalbender on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 1:21 PM

Howdy!

 I believe there is an article in S.A. about creating real wires from the stock wheels. Now that said.I did a 1/12 scale mercedes from Wrebbit. Yeah the Puzzle people. It's a cardboard and paper model. The wires had to be built using the thread and jig they gave you in the kit.

      Surprisingly they hold up the weight of the model quite well. Sorry, No photos. It had a flaw so it's still in the shop! The jig they give you for the hood is off, so the hood doeasn't fit worth a darned. Sad too.

I  managed to create curved fenders in all planes using a cotton sloth, slightly damp( Not wet) and Hot spoons of different sizes so they were NOT just flat with a shaded photo overlay. I forget what they call the effect.

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    March 2015
  • From: Close to Chicago
Posted by JohnnyK on Saturday, April 11, 2020 10:27 PM

Very nice build. I love the hood. 

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    July 2019
Posted by diamxion on Friday, April 10, 2020 3:58 PM

Quite an outstanding replica you made here . The Wheels have me stalled on this project . You solved the Riddle and Kudos . "Where's the keys ?"   Thanx  

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    December 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 6:29 PM

Wow. I'm loving the MG. Your mods have made a huge difference to the final appearance. The hood looks great. The colour is perfect, too. Very cool!

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Posted by midnightprowler on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 3:46 PM

Very nice work.

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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 2:48 PM

Great job on an old kit!  I built one as I do have a liking for old British sports cars.  If the wire wheels had thinner spokes, it wouldn't look so "toy-like".

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    January 2019
  • From: Burleson, TX. Grew up in Pittsburg and Whitehouse TX
Monogram 1/24 MG-TC completed
Posted by ModelTexan1 on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 2:00 PM

This kit has some very good details yet it is still rather "toy-like" with the huge lift-off hood and terrible wire wheels.  The grill is also poorly done.  So...I decided to design new parts and make them with my trusty 3D printer.

First the wheels: wrong spoke pattern, wrong number of spokes, spokes are wildly out of scale and the wheels are CHROMED making them even thicker when they are painted a silver-gray on the real car.  I made real wire wheels to replace them.

I made a new hood that actually folds and has open louvers.  It is a lot thinner as well because the kit hood is incredibly thick.  The hood isn't my best work; it was really fragile and made sanding it difficult but I think it looks OK as long as you aren't using your high-power magnifier :)

I made a new grill with a separate piece for the slats so that they are also open and angled rather than the poor representation in the kit grill.  I really had no choice here since my grill was damaged over the years.

I made lots of engine room parts as well and added the flanges/rods that make up the radiator supports.

I made decals for the engine compartment, MG logos and the dash because the kit doesn't have ANY included.

I also have the Minicraft 1/16th kit in my stash so one of these days I'll build a really detailed one.  I have already built the Airfix 1/32 as well.  I kind of like the old British sports cars :)

Enjoy.

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