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Kev's MFH 1:12 1967 Eagle Gurney-Weslake T1G Build Options
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#161 Posted : 19 September 2021 11:09:23

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Thats looking totally real, amazing work.
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#162 Posted : 19 September 2021 11:12:12

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That's a real beauty Kev.
You must be chuffed to bits with it. Awesome.Love
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#163 Posted : 19 September 2021 13:10:46

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I only have one work Kev....... WOW!!!!!!!.... Love Love Love

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#164 Posted : 06 October 2021 21:07:24

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Sorry chaps, I've only just noticed your comments, but thankyou Robin, Mark, Ken, Roy and Alan for looking in, very much appreciated as always. Cool ThumpUp

I have nearly finished the work on the cooling system for my next update and was hoping to get it posted today but had to give my attention to something else and ran out of time, so hopefully I'll be able to get it posted tomorrow!

Kev

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#165 Posted : 06 October 2021 21:18:50

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Amazing stuff Kev.
Really well done mate.
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#166 Posted : 06 October 2021 21:35:46

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You must be so pleased with this build Kev, it look's so good and worthy of a top place on any Forum, well done with the photography as this presents your skills so well.

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#167 Posted : 09 October 2021 20:36:22

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Thankyou so much for your very kind comments about my work Chris and Trev, very much appreciated as always!! Cool ThumpUp

So, on with the next update - not many left now as I'm rapidly nearing the end of this build! - and this one deals with the fitting of the main coolant tank, radiator and associated coolant pipes back to the engine.


The first four photos show the main coolant tank built and painted and then fitted to the front bulkhead of the car:










The main body of the radiator and the PE mesh for the radiator are supplied in the kit but strangely, there are no inner parts supplied, meaning that the viewer can see straight through the radiator from one side to the other! Not very good for a kit as expensive as one of these MFH 1:12 kits in my opinion but I couldn't leave it like that even though when the nosecone is fitted, it is very unlikely that it will ever be removed again so the inadequate radiator will likely never be noticed - but I'll know it's there!! So, I used the radiator body to mark out a piece of plastic card to the correct shape, then glued lengths of 'channel' shaped' plastic strips to both sides, which when butted together give quite a convincing portrayal of the vertical water channels in a car radiator? This was then glued inside the radiator frame and I then primed and painted the whole assembly, after which the PE mesh was fitted front and back. The mesh is slightly out in its' proportions and wasn't exactly the same shape as the frame, but heyho, again it will have to do as it likely won't be very easily seen when the nosecone is fitted! Although the instructions call out for the radiator to be painted silver like many other parts in this kit, I have seen reference photos that show the radiator to be mainly brass in colour with some very noticeable silver lines where the various parts have been soldered together in manufacture and I decided that I wanted to try this with mine, partly because the brass would be a nice contrast to what is a predominantly natural metal area on the car.


The photos below show the sequence for building the radiator core, then the fitting of it and the painting and weathering of the brass which gives it a nice patina look along with a portrayal of the soldered joints. I have also fitted the various water pipes with rubber hoses and 'jubilee' type clips and then the support framework which includes the air cooling intakes for the cockpit:






































The whole assembly was then fitted to the front of the car. Quite tricky to get so many parts lined up but I managed it with care and it all looks pretty straight to me!:














Final job to complete the fitting of the cooling system was to add the water pipes and various connections that run beneath the chassis from the radiator to the engine block at the rear. The last two photos show the basic components before clean up and painting and then after fitting:






Progress so far - getting closer to the chequered flag on this one!:










That's it for this update, next one is tackling that glorious 'spaghetti' exhaust system! Drool

Thanks for looking, all comments and criticisms welcomed. ThumpUp

Kev

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#168 Posted : 09 October 2021 22:36:43

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Just superb work Kev. Modelling at its finest.Love Love

Mark
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#169 Posted : 10 October 2021 09:56:07

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Absolutely amazing work here.
A total show stopper.

Are you going to gloss coat the body or leave it slightly satin which is probably closer to how it looked back in the day?
None of the current 'wet-look' finishes back then, of the F1 cars nowadays.
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#170 Posted : 10 October 2021 18:22:43

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Hi kev superb work as always. Wish you well in all your future endevers when you leave us .cheers mick.BigGrin
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#171 Posted : 10 October 2021 20:46:49

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Fantastic work as always Kev, I really love the metal finishes!Cool Cool Cool
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#172 Posted : 16 October 2021 11:57:11

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Many thanks for your kind comments about my work guys, very much appreciated as always! Cool ThumpUp

@ Roy - It does already have a clearcoat on the body parts but I kept the level of shine deliberately low for the very reasons that you state. I want to keep it 'in scale' though I will give it a gentle final wax polish when I'm finished just to bring it up a little bit more? My final photos for this will probably be taken outside in the natural sunlight where you'll see that it is a little shinier than it appears here but will definitely be kept within scale. Those 'super shiny' high gloss finishes seem to be the 'in' thing in the auto modelling world at the moment, but they aren't realistic! ThumpUp

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#173 Posted : 16 October 2021 16:02:02

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A beautiful build with great attention to all the small details, Kev.
Well done, mate.
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This is amazing Kev!
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#175 Posted : 17 October 2021 13:46:08

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Many thanks Chris and Dustin for taking the time to look in on my build and for your fabulous compliments, they are always greatly appreciated! Cool ThumpUp

Another update coming soon! ThumpUp

Kev

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#176 Posted : 18 October 2021 14:58:27
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Kev, your radiator looks outstanding! What paints/techniques do you use to get the soldered brass look?

Looking awesome!

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#177 Posted : 19 October 2021 11:31:43

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Hello Mark,

The brass is a 'custom' 2:1 mix of Alclad 2 'Pale Burnt Metal' (ALC-104) and Alclad 2 'Polished Brass' (ALC- 109) airbrushed at 10-15 psi then when that is dry just brush paint any acrylic silver paint of your choice along all of the joints to create the impression of solder lines (reference photos help) and let that dry. Then airbrush a thin coat of satin clearcoat over everything to seal it. Don't be too neat with your solder lines as they aren't straight in reality, neat and straight lines won't give the desired effect, irregular is good! When that is dry, I then use a heavily thinned (about 4 parts thinner to 1 part paint) mix of 'Winsor & Newton' 'Alkyd Oils' - which are fast drying - in 'Burnt Umber' and 'Paynes Gray' in a roughly 2:1 ratio, but you'll have to play with it a little to get the right colour, and then liberally brush it all over. As it is mostly thinner in the mix, you'll find that as the layer dries it allows the colour to 'pool' into all the little indentations in the surface and that leaves a nice weathered 'Patina' look when dried. Then just lightly go over the solder joints again to make them a little brighter after the oil wash. As a final touch I just lightly dragged some weathering pencils in appropriate colours in a vertical motion on the radiator mesh to give a subtle water stained look to the mesh both sides of the radiator? Finally give it all another thin layer of satin clear. I use 'Winsor & Newton' Acrylic Varnishes, thinned about 2:1 for all of my models. They dry fast and are very tough so they withstand a fair amount of handling?

And that's it really Mark, hope that helps?. Having seen some of your wonderful MFH builds I know you have the necessary skills, it just takes a bit of practice and I'm sure that you'll soon work it out. Cool ThumpUp

Kev

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#178 Posted : 19 October 2021 11:43:01

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Amazing work KevBigGrin you really no your stuff looks so clean Drool Drool like she has just come straight out of the factoryDrool Drool Drool outstanding build mate BigGrin


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Thanks, Kev!

I tend to get hung up on color choices. (Art major at Uni a gazillion years ago) Metallics are a lot of fun with a MFH kit. I use various texturing techniques on “08 Silver” to get the effect I’ve got visualized.

I’m at battle with the brass radiator on the Bugatti right now. Your brass color is very close to what I had in mind.

Thanks!

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Top marks on this one Kev, outstanding work.
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