My Moss Collection

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Never realised Maser's were right hookers - interesting question.

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Prescott Hill Climb
Just finished this SMTS kit to add to the Moss collection, not totally happy with it especially the front grille so might rebuild it. (How many times have we said that?!)
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Love that, what a great little racer!

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Quirky little racer

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reeft1 wrote:
Fri May 28, 2021 3:07 pm
Quirky little racer
These were the go-karts of the 40s & 50s providing entry into the sport for the likes of Moss and Collins and also Messrs Tyrrell & Ecclestone!
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Cheap and cheerful upgrade to the collection.
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I realised that my otherwise pretty good Quartzo model was incorrectly decalled and had started to look at expensive replacements. However I tried the sellotape rip and the way was clear.
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Job done.
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Nice job. Did you just put the decals over the top of the old ones, or did you have to strip them first ?
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Jager wrote:
Fri Jun 11, 2021 4:48 am
Nice job. Did you just put the decals over the top of the old ones, or did you have to strip them first ?
It was only the one on the tonneau cover that I changed the others looked OK. That came off with the sellotape rip trick so it obviously had not been lacquered over. Strange that Quartzo turned out a model so obviously wrong.
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Nice job

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Perhaps my favourite racer of all time. Nice job.

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Stewart Frazer wrote:
Fri Jun 11, 2021 5:14 am
Strange that Quartzo turned out a model so obviously wrong.
Remember that the Vitesse group went bust in 2001, so this is now a +20 year old model. Standards then were probably not the same as today. It's still a good looking model, but having said that it won't take me long to replace my Quartzo's when Spark do these.
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Just finished the 1953 Jabekke Sunbeam Alpine car. It’s from a Promod/Somerville kit. Many thanks to CDM for advice and encouragement. Paintwork needs improving a bit, Dremel time?
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Paint seems pretty decent but for the panel gaps, perhaps some blackwashing will fix that. The radiator grill doesn't seem to fit completely so perhaps the Dremel would come in handy there. Otherwise, nice build.

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Tom wrote:
Fri Jul 16, 2021 9:36 am
Paint seems pretty decent but for the panel gaps, perhaps some blackwashing will fix that. The radiator grill doesn't seem to fit completely so perhaps the Dremel would come in handy there. Otherwise, nice build.
Good advice Tom. Part of the problem is T cut residue actually, should have washed it thoroughly. I’ve never done blackwashing so will look into that.
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Paint looks fine from here

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Stewart

Looks ok.

Use a wooden toothpick with some water and run it up and down the shut lines the clear the T cut dust.

...... and/or spray some of your paint into the top and then using a thin brush carefully run it up the shut lines.

On Promod's own handbuilt the grille fits perfectly.

Prise off the grille and check the shape on the back and file the back edges a bit.

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CDM wrote:
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Stewart

Looks ok.

Use a wooden toothpick with some water and run it up and down the shut lines the clear the T cut dust.

...... and/or spray some of your paint into the top and then using a thin brush carefully run it up the shut lines.

On Promod's own handbuilt the grille fits perfectly.

Prise off the grille and check the shape on the back and file the back edges a bit.

Chris
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This is after I cleaned up the T cut from the top of the grille and the headlight.
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Fab, nothing more to be done. Nice build!

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Nice work.
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Nice job Stewart.

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Just revisited this website and found it had a lot of great photos of a works Alpine car.

https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/20145/lot/157/

It’s made me rethink the colour choice. My Jabekke car was actually painted Arctic Blue not Alpine Mist. I’ve now realised that they are quite a bit different so am painting a test piece to see if Alpine Mist is a better match in which case I may repaint the Alpine Rally car accordingly.

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Stewart

Absolutely...

Alpine Mist is the correct period colour

I suggested to Somerville that Ford Arctic Blue metallic is a modern equivalent IF you cant get Alpine Mist (which you couldnt back in the 1990s) and as you say Arctic Blue is slightly darker, but in isolation nobody would ever know.

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I don't profess to know anything about these, but would note that Matrix have recently modelled Moss' '53 & '54 Alpine Sunbeams if you're looking for a quick solution:

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Jager wrote:
Wed Jul 21, 2021 6:50 am
I don't profess to know anything about these, but would note that Matrix have recently modelled Moss' '53 & '54 Alpine Sunbeams if you're looking for a quick solution:

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Thanks Ian
If I had known back in February about these I might not have bought the kits! Their colour is certainly more silvery than blue as per another pic below so maybe the Alpine Mist is the way to go but have Matrix got it right!?

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