Land of Hope and Glory Collection

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Re: Land of Hope and Glory Collection

Post by reeft1 » Tue Feb 17, 2015 4:30 am

Thanks gents - not only is the Morgan very quirky, every review I've seen of the car on Youtube has the test drivers (who are normally force fed 500bhp supercars) grinning like the Cheshire Cat and saying how much fun the car is.

I've an eye on something else now - i've found on the internet a couple of variants of the Aerial Atom in 1/43 scale. Its a 3D printed model and comes in a range of single colour resins. I'm tempted to buy it as the detail looks pretty good, although the one with the front and rear wings seems to be missing the side pods :-(

If i buy the black one I reckon if I apply some model paint to certain bits of the car I could make a pretty good impression of the real car - the only other flaw is the wheels are solid but I think I can live with that for the sake of adding another bit of British quirkyness to the collection.
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Re: Land of Hope and Glory Collection

Post by Tom » Tue Feb 17, 2015 4:55 am

That's an excellent use of the 3D printing technology!

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Re: Land of Hope and Glory Collection

Post by David MG » Tue Feb 17, 2015 5:01 am

reeft1 wrote:Thanks gents - not only is the Morgan very quirky, every review I've seen of the car on Youtube has the test drivers (who are normally forcefed 500bhp supercars) grinning like the Cheshire Cat and saying how much fun the car is.

I've an eye on something else now - i've found on the internet a couple of variants of the Aerial Atom in 1/43 scale. Its a 3D printed model and comes in a range of single colour resin colours. I'm tempted to buy it as the detail looks pretty good, although the one with the front and rear wings seems to be missing the side pods :-(

If i buy the black one I reckon if I apply some model paint to certain bits of the car I could make a pretty good impression of the real car - the only other flaw is the wheels are solid but I think I can live with that for the sake of adding another bit of British quirkyness to the collection.
Any chance of a link ?
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Re: Land of Hope and Glory Collection

Post by GBOAC002 » Tue Feb 17, 2015 5:06 am

Our curiosity has been piqued for the Atom. I rather think a set of free spinning wheels and axles wouldn't present much problem to our resident 'wheel' man.

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Re: Land of Hope and Glory Collection

Post by David MG » Tue Feb 17, 2015 5:13 am

GBOAC002 wrote:Our curiosity has been piqued for the Atom. I rather think a set of free spinning wheels and axles wouldn't present much problem to our resident 'wheel' man.
You make me sound like a blagger from the 'Sweeny' :lol:
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Re: Land of Hope and Glory Collection

Post by GBOAC002 » Tue Feb 17, 2015 5:58 am

You're the Guv'nor....

Just this week I've been reading and finished a book about the Great Train Robbery (8 Aug 1963 for us older ones who remember the lurid headlines of the time). Book consists mostly a procession of police statements taken at the time of arrests and trials of the various 'players', one of whom lived and worked just up the road from here and made famous his escape to Brazil.....

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Re: Land of Hope and Glory Collection

Post by reeft1 » Tue Feb 17, 2015 7:31 am

Here you go - links for the Atom:

http://www.shapeways.com/product/YV5QUP ... d-no-wings

http://www.shapeways.com/product/NLT7DZ ... d=39578866

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Re: Land of Hope and Glory Collection

Post by GBOAC002 » Tue Feb 17, 2015 7:50 am

The really clever bit would be having each of the bits in the right colours... but hey! it's a start and technology in it's infancy. To me it's a bit like seeing an Airfix kit which had been made up without being painted.

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Re: Land of Hope and Glory Collection

Post by reeft1 » Sat Mar 14, 2015 7:38 am

Kyosho Caterham Seven Silver Jubilee
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Partswork Aston Martin DB5
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Shapeways 3D printed Ariel Atom - obviously, not up to the standard of diecasts, but i was very impressed with the level of detail in and refinement in the "casting" - my painting skills are also not up to the standard of the factory produced cars, but for a quirky car unavailable in diecast form, i'm more than happy to have this in my collection.
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Re: Land of Hope and Glory Collection

Post by Tom » Sat Mar 14, 2015 8:02 am

Atom looks good, nice and unique piece. A little work with a fine-tipped black permanent marker (like those used for overhead projectors) would clean up the wheels nicely.

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Re: Land of Hope and Glory Collection

Post by GBOAC002 » Sat Mar 14, 2015 10:32 am

I'm very tempted by the Jensen by Oxford. So far I have hesitated probably because of the awkward side mirror. However silver suits it well.

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Re: Land of Hope and Glory Collection

Post by reeft1 » Sat Mar 14, 2015 11:13 am

GBOAC002 wrote:I'm very tempted by the Jensen by Oxford. So far I have hesitated probably because of the awkward side mirror. However silver suits it well.

Couldnt agree more. In Silver it looks like one of those stunning modernised Jensens. Shame about the wing mirror but nothing that an axe couldnt sort.

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Re: Land of Hope and Glory Collection

Post by reeft1 » Tue Mar 24, 2015 3:55 pm

Nice little TR6 - unknown maker
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Re: Land of Hope and Glory Collection

Post by Tom » Tue Mar 24, 2015 5:39 pm

I have the same TR6, it's excellent.

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Re: Land of Hope and Glory Collection

Post by BertOne » Tue Mar 24, 2015 6:48 pm

GBOAC002 wrote:I'm very tempted by the Jensen by Oxford. So far I have hesitated probably because of the awkward side mirror. However silver suits it well.
Those mirrors are a bit awkward; you'd surely be better off with the Neo version though I've never been happy with the shape of the rear side windows on that version. :?

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Re: Land of Hope and Glory Collection

Post by David MG » Wed Mar 25, 2015 3:50 am

reeft1 wrote:Nice little TR6 - unknown maker
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Think you'll find it's a Detail Cars mould in one of it's many PW/Cheapo disguises.
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Re: Land of Hope and Glory Collection

Post by carcollector » Wed Mar 25, 2015 3:58 am

That blue color on the Triumph is excellent, like the model also ;)

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Re: Land of Hope and Glory Collection

Post by DeadCanDanceR » Wed Mar 25, 2015 4:36 am

reeft1 wrote:Nice little TR6 - unknown maker
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I have one, just like this one, and mine's a cheap Schuco "Junior" edition. ;)
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Re: Land of Hope and Glory Collection

Post by reeft1 » Mon Apr 13, 2015 3:53 pm

Okay, so it's very "Essex" (which is why i love it) but how can anyone not find a Neo X-pack Capri 3.0s Mk2 in JPS colours putting a kid in a candy shop smile on your face?

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Re: Land of Hope and Glory Collection

Post by reeft1 » Sat Aug 29, 2015 11:03 am

I do like a Granada 2.8i! Vanguards model.

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Re: Land of Hope and Glory Collection

Post by dcast » Sat Aug 29, 2015 1:13 pm

Nice to see a good photo of actual 3D printed 1/43 model, first one I've seen so far. So far have seen only some 1/24 or 1/18 parts printed.
Is that Ariel printed as a one unit or in parts that have been assembled together?

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Re: Land of Hope and Glory Collection

Post by Tom » Sat Aug 29, 2015 2:28 pm

The Granada looks great!

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Re: Land of Hope and Glory Collection

Post by reeft1 » Sat Aug 29, 2015 2:53 pm

dcast wrote:Nice to see a good photo of actual 3D printed 1/43 model, first one I've seen so far. So far have seen only some 1/24 or 1/18 parts printed.
Is that Ariel printed as a one unit or in parts that have been assembled together?
It seems to be a one piece item.

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Re: Land of Hope and Glory Collection

Post by JSB33 » Sat Aug 29, 2015 11:16 pm

Some cheap and cheerful fun in the last batch. I really like that TR6, I have a Spitfire in a similar color that would be a great match.
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