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Trevor then decided he didn't like the way the bulkhead that goes behind the grill looked.

So he made me get out the paints again then add some washes then some pastels (he gets so uptight at times)
I think it looks a bit too high in contrast and overdone but the Unicorn assures me that inside the bay it will look fine
20150430_182235 by brundledonk, on Flickr
He's flipping right ! It doesn't look too bad in there, and the pin marks don't show up too badly now
20150430_182326 by brundledonk, on Flickr
I managed to get the brackets on the seat painted too, I just need to give them a bit of a scuff amd a dirty up
20150430_140636 by brundledonk, on Flickr
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Awesome and great skills as always Pete, just love the randomness of your stash.
Now where did I put my well gel hat

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So that's todays action packed update over, make sure you come back tomorrow as I thrill you all again with my tales of the mundane

I'm going to put the movie on in a minute so I can see if there Is anything I can add to this kit, so screen grabs a plenty tomorrow and know doubt it will show up how far away from the filming prop Airfix managed to get

So see you all tomorrow friends

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Awesome and great skills as always Pete, just love the randomness of your stash.
Now where did I put my well gel hat


Cheers Jas,

I'm running out of these type of kits now though, just the Tardis and Dalek kits left now, I must keep my eyes peeled and check out the charity shops

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Best Airfix model I've seen by far.

Love the diary....you're really enjoying this.
I've shown this to a lot of people and they think it's great. It would seem that everyone is a secret W&G fan at heart.

Thanks for cheering me up [thumb]
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Great start Pete. 
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I for one love the effort you put into these post all the info is very useful (I've personally never had much success with alclad so I now use polishing powders, you on the other hand seem to have it down to a fine art) this is coming along real great.
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Best Airfix model I've seen by far.

Love the diary....you're really enjoying this.
I've shown this to a lot of people and they think it's great. It would seem that everyone is a secret W&G fan at heart.

Thanks for cheering me up [thumb]


Its quite a basic kit, but everything is quite nicely moulded the only little criticism I have is that the plastic is a little rubbery on the grey parts and that makes seam and mould line clean up a little more difficult than it would be if it was regular styrene. The parts moulded In the Teal colour however, are lovely super crisp mouldings and there is zero flash to be found on any of the sprues.

Cheers mate, you're right I'm really enjoying myself with this one its a nice break from the Bomber.

Yeah I can't imagine that there are many people who don't like Wallace and Gromit, I think they have been embraced in all four corners of the world too, amazing considering how "British" it is, I wonder who does Wallaces voice in other countries ? I can't imagine anyone other than Peter Sallis as Wallace, in fact I find myself doing the voice as I'm building this lol !

I'm glad you are enjoying the build, I wanted to try and keep the tone of this one as light hearted as possible, I was hoping it would give me a lift and hearing it's working on you too is great to hear

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Great start Pete. 


Cheers mate, it shouldn't be too much of a stress to finish this one, although I think mixing the colour for the van will be a challenge

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I for one love the effort you put into these post all the info is very useful (I've personally never had much success with alclad so I now use polishing powders, you on the other hand seem to have it down to a fine art) this is coming along real great.


Thanks Ken,

It's always great to hear that something ive posted comes in handy.

I didn't have great success with Alclad when I first started using it, I think I was spraying it on too thick, but I found that keeping the pressure low (10-12psi) and dusting it on in really light coats does the trick, I love using it now and have built up quite a collection of shades.it flipping honks when it's sprayed though lol !

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Ok I'm back to the van build, real life got in the way yesterday so I didn't get a chance to sit at the bench.

I got some time in the cave today but didn't get much done, I'll post the progress anyway though as I'm sure you are all dying of anticipation given how exciting the last update was (remember the drama over the glove fitting on the shaft ? I'm still sweating over it !)

First thing I did today was give the chrome sprues a bath in bleach, nothing special it's just a really cheap one that we buy from Home Bargains, it dies the same job as tape branded ones, it just doesn't taste as nice... Ok ok I'm only kidding ! There's no difference in the taste whatsoever.

20150502_111437 by brundledonk, on Flickr

And I sanded out those pesky pin marks inside the cab, I'm still trying to decide what I'm going to do in regards to the floor, im going to make some rubber foot mats but I can't decide what clolour ro paint the floor or wether to try and make some carpets, I watched the movie yesterday and it did show me a few things that I could adress, but I never saw a clear shot of the floor, so I'm probably going to have to use my imagination on that bit.

I'm open to suggestions though, so if you have an idea then don't be shy

Pin marks are history
20150430_115806 by brundledonk, on Flickr
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If you cast your mind back to the last update you may remember that I had given the steering wheel and column a base coat of black paint (I will forgive you if you dont as I realise the excitement of the glove incident may have left you with a mild case of post traumatic amnesia)

Anyway, as the movie van is pretty beaten up I wanted to weather mine so I started by adding some wear using a mid grey Vallejo paint
20150502_124532 by brundledonk, on Flickr

Once that had dried I overpainted the grey areas here and there with a tiny bit of silver and then over that with my old faithful 8b pencil
To finish I rubbed some sand and orange Pastel dust over that and finally sealed it with a light (and I mean light, really light, I'm not kidding man ! You need to spray this lighter than a bag of feathers filled with helium, on the moon, no not the moon that's too much gravity, spray it in orbit, you know, where the floaty thing happens !)

SPRAY THE MATT COAT LIGHT OR THE PASTEL WILL DISAPEAR LIKE A SOCK IN THE DRYER
20150502_125957 by brundledonk, on Flickr

Hopefully it looks like it's worn from 1000s of miles of use
notice how the pastels are visible, this is because I sprayed a LIGHT matt coat on
20150502_130005 by brundledonk, on Flickr
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The gear stick got the grey and silver paint treatment too
20150502_130928 by brundledonk, on Flickr

I lightly dry brushed the rubber gaiter with an earth colour to add a bit of grime
20150502_131146 by brundledonk, on Flickr

And also added the gear positions to the top of the gear knob (I wasn't up to adding 1, 2, 3, and 4 though (I'm slacking lol)
20150502_130839 by brundledonk, on Flickr
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Another little thing that needed some help was the handbrake, the kit supplied one is pretty grim and looks like now hand brake I've ever seen before
20150502_141843 by brundledonk, on Flickr
Not only did it have those nasty pin marks on the side, the top is square and has a wierd bulge on it, I have no idea where Airfix got the idea for this from, certainly not the movie as when I watched it last night there is a part where Gromit pulls the brake to stop sharply and the close up shows that it's a regular tubular hand brake with a release button on the end
20150502_141851 by brundledonk, on Flickr

So I had a dig around amongst the off cuts of odds and sods I keep in a little tub and in a moment of scratchbuilding inspiration came up with this
20150502_141859 by brundledonk, on Flickr

I'm quite pleased with it as It's much better than the kit one
20150502_141919 by brundledonk, on Flickr
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The next problem with the hand brake is the position,
airfix tell you to fit it in the right hand side of the drivers seat (looking at the picture again and I can see that it's not a brake, it's an in car stapler)
20150502_142143 by brundledonk, on Flickr

The problem with the position is that I. The movie the hand brake was quite clearly between the seats, im not really sure what Airfix were thinking when they come up with this, I can only guess that the designers did this bit on a Friday afternoon after a liquid lunch at the pub
Mine will be going here
20150502_142235 by brundledonk, on Flickr

That meant that there was a hole surplus to requirements, so I sharpend a bit of sprue thusly
20150502_142414 by brundledonk, on Flickr
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