KIT No. 98 BUILD

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Linisher all painted and finished.
Works really well and is a real asset.

Now on with some actual building lol.

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Had a crack at making instrument bezels for the three gauges on the dashboard.

While the lathe and me were in miniature mode I also had a stab at the ignition/light switch.
That it currently drying so I couldn't show it with the dash.

How to make tiny glass lenses now! Kidding... I will use clear epoxy to fill each unit when the gauge decal is in place.
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Choke knob, 12v sockets and headlight switch now added.

I'm on with the oil and ignition lights.

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I've finally decided on a colour and I'm going to do my version of HUE at the British motor museum.

So it will be Land Rover light green
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I finished the detailing work on the dash panel today.
Just the instrument dials and lenses to sort out now.
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I think it looks OK so far.

I know ow you're all saying why doesn't he crack on the the chassis etc. Lol

Mick.

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Nice, Makes all the difference to the end result, regards simon.

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Spent the day at the motor museum at Gaydon. Great to see so many vehicles but I spent a lot of time with HUE 166 on which I will base my build.
Plenty of other models to look at too. The royal Land Rover used on a tour of the commonwealth looked great.

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Been away from the build for some time (don't ask, garden projects, holidays and the like).

I'd had my eye on the brake and clutch pedals for some time. Decided to have a pop at fabricating the original bronze pedal pads.
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I milled brass sheet to give the correct profile and then drilled and soldered 1.1mm brass pins into the face to replicate the studs.

A new pedal support rod was also made from brass and soldered in place.

Not a bad little job for a rainy afternoon.

Just need to make the black rubber grommets/gaiters that cover the hole in the chassis floor.

I've been painting the chassis and axles too but more about that when you can see where I've been.

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