Some Brooklin Modifications on Display

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Some Brooklin Modifications on Display

Post by stewil » Tue Jan 03, 2017 6:26 pm

I have been closely following Master Jean's latest recreation of the "elegant Marmon Sixteen Coupé made by Brooklin."
Well I have one on display so I went downstairs to visit it, and there it was just hanging out on the shelf with other cars of the era.
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It is a rather nice model as delivered, in fact, it was one of the few Brooklins that I did not feel the need to "improve".
Jean on the other hand has a different focus much to my delight. Am looking forward to his finishing the latest masterpiece.
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The other Brooklins on the shelf were modified with a bit of paint and foil which make them more pleasing to me,
and so I thought I would show a few to you.
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This Studebaker was detailed with the dark green stripes which reference photos show, plus a few other things including
the dash and instrument guages.
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Two Buicks on the front row also caught my eye. Aircraft in the display recognizes the evolution of aeroplane design that
mirrors auto evolution of the same era or vice versa.
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This 1934 Phaeton had it's top and side mount tire covers repainted. The very light tan is an improvement over the dull grey as delivered, to my eye at least.
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Also detailed the dash and maybe changed the seat color, but cannot remember now.
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What a handsome car.
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The other 1934 Buick is a coupe. Used BMF to create the chrome ring on trunk spare and along the bottom of the running boards.
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Painting the solid chrome valleys on the hood vents the body color allowed the chrome vents to stand proud and also made the
Phaeton more realistic and satisfactory.
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Not a Brooklin, but a Minimarque 43, the Tom Mix Cord is just a stunner.
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Loving those lights.
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I hope you enjoyed my display shelf and Brooklin modifications.
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Cheers and Happy Collecting,
Steve

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Re: Some Brooklin Modifications on Display

Post by Tom » Wed Jan 04, 2017 12:09 am

Fantastic collection, beautiful models and cars! Love your improvements.

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Re: Some Brooklin Modifications on Display

Post by caravan » Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:48 am

I just found this topic. Very impressive!
Heavy white metal models are my favorites and I have near 50 on my shelves but I like a lot these modifications on your models.

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Re: Some Brooklin Modifications on Display

Post by Jean B. » Thu Jan 05, 2017 11:26 am

Steve, these are stunning models :o ! When several fine models, especially the ones made by MiniMarque, are displayed together, the effect is potentiated! Your modifications are brilliant, it does not need a complete make-over every time to enhance a model. And really, I'm quite envious of some of your treasures... On behalf of the Marmon: I have to admit that for a while I was not sure if would paint it newly, as this one's made really proper! In Germany we say: The better is the enemy of the good! ;)

And - I'm so excited :D - here's my new lathe, Santa was a little late this season...

ImageGuess it will take some years to get familiar with this monster :geek:

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Re: Some Brooklin Modifications on Display

Post by Tom » Thu Jan 05, 2017 11:49 am

That is a fantastic piece of kit! I've practiced using its bigger brother a couple of years ago, not easy but great to do.

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Re: Some Brooklin Modifications on Display

Post by stewil » Thu Feb 02, 2017 8:48 am

Jean,
Am looking forward to seeing what you create with that lathe.
A great addition to your tool box.
Cheers and Happy Collecting,
Steve

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Re: Some Brooklin Modifications on Display

Post by DeadCanDanceR » Thu Feb 02, 2017 9:10 am

So many beauties in this thread! :)
-Julio-

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Re: Some Brooklin Modifications on Display

Post by gilma » Thu Feb 09, 2017 12:54 pm

DeadCanDanceR wrote:So many beauties in this thread! :)
I totally agree with Julio, and i really like your display :) 8-)

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Re: Some Brooklin Modifications on Display

Post by stewil » Fri Feb 10, 2017 8:28 pm

Thank you Julio and Gil,
Am happy you enjoy seeing these Brooklin models and their display. :D

And Jean I forgot to thank you too because I got so excited about your new lathe. So, thank you for your positive comments.
Cheers and Happy Collecting,
Steve

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Re: Some Brooklin Modifications on Display

Post by Jean B. » Sat Feb 11, 2017 12:17 pm

stewil wrote:Thank you Julio and Gil,
Am happy you enjoy seeing these Brooklin models and their display. :D

And Jean I forgot to thank you too because I got so excited about your new lathe. So, thank you for your positive comments.
You're welcome :P The lathe will force me to pause model-building for a while... Tried to re-organize my cellar workshop while building models, but you can do only one thing at a time... So one more model will be made (thread begins right now!), and then I perhaps should make a separate thread for showing how to install the lathe and how to work with it :roll:

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