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Re: Simple diorama of derelict land

Posted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 1:38 pm
by orky
Thanks guys for the info - really helpful.

I wasn't even aware the ghia's do not have a spoiler :lol: however on the atlas model the spoiler is one unit with the rest of the bodywork and does not come off. Therefore it would have been a 2.8 injection model but....

I see what you mean about the atlas model compared to 1:1. IMO vanguards has the best model shape of the mk3 capri but badly let down by the base/front valance trim and rear being a separate unit to the rest of the body. Otherwise the model is very crisp and spot on. Atlas model seems IMO too thick and not as crisp as vanguards. + I've noticed the nose is too thin length-wise, and there's additional black pillars either sides of the nose in-between the headlights. This is probably why the nose isn't as wide as it should be. On the real (and vanguards) version the additional black pillars do not exist - and it's impossible to get rid of the these without ruining the model.

Anyhow, the atlas project has failed! Will switch back to the vanguards after xmas. I already have a stripped ghia shell and because of the amount of work required to make the body one whole unit I will respray it black. This'll make it easier because of all the black panels/ window trims etc.

Re: Simple diorama of derelict land

Posted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:36 pm
by orky
The Capri is coming along really nicely albeit the slow progress... just a quick question though, can you get an original mk3 capri GL model with the same ghia bumpers? The ghia/injection bumpers have the overrides on whereas the lower spec models have the flat bumpers. I'm turning this model into a GL but need the correct bumpers, thanks in advance

Re: Simple diorama of derelict land

Posted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 2:15 pm
by orky
they have the flat bumpers so in the process of doing these, so a bit of a hold up but finished pics should be up next weekend.

Will be a mk3 GL model with the GL wheeltrims, spares taken from cortina mk4 which are exactly the same and fit flush on the capri.

Re: Simple diorama of derelict land

Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:47 pm
by orky
a few new models have been completed/resprayed and I hope to have the pics up soon, but have run out of numberplates!

1) Black Rover SD vitesse (minichamps). This was pretty much a straight forward respray job and quite an easy conversion compared to the others.

2) Yellow mk1 Vauxhall Astra L 1300S (minichamps). Relatively straighforward a bit like the rover but needed some filing work at back of the model which was originally too low so had to get rid of some of it just below the bumper.

3) light-blue mk3 ford escort 1.3L (minichamps). Mammoth amount of work including making the side windows bigger as they were too small originally. Also front bonnet above the grille needed fixing initially using a dremel then filing in and sanding straight using filler - unfortunately on all the minichamps version there's a dent and once you notice you can't fail to notice. But really pleased with the end result after fixing.

4) Two-tone chocolate brown/coffee beige mk2 Ford Granada 2.8 ghia (vanguards). As per usual on a lot of these vanguards models the base is a separate unit to the rest of the model so needed working on to make the model one whole unit just like the real thing. Although ghia's weren't available in two-tone colours this is a one-off special edition as far as I'm concerned ;) Has all the ghia trimmings and the top half of the model is brown, and the bottom, below the bumpers and side panels is coffee beige, much like the mk3 capri injection models.

Hoping to put pics up soon but need to get some waterslide numberplates first and can't find any around at the mo :(