The life and times of No 28.

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Good evening everybody.

A small update, painted the bonnet!!

WOW: So what you say. I don't blame you, small steps, fitting in with everything else and I still haven't painted my shed yet. Anyway a picture speaks a thousand whatsits:-
The gentleman now has the appropriate accouterments for a potential S1 owner (mug of tea, essential. Pipe, optional)
The gentleman now has the appropriate accouterments for a potential S1 owner (mug of tea, essential. Pipe, optional)
I will varnish/lacquer the bonnet and store it safely until the rest catches up and I can actually present a complete model on this forum in the not to distant future(this year).

Have a good weekend.

Charles

PS The weathering on the tyres and wheels, is real soil/earth, not paint 8) :-D
Chieftain No.34, functional. PKW IV (2002), operational. Panther G No.18 (2022), started, well some of it is. Series 1 4x4 No.28 and a Bailey Bridge.

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Number one fan here. Nice to see so much detail on the Bonnet/Hood, "fake dust not rust" the order of the day :lol:
After all the panels are alloy weren't/aren't they?
Ok, apparently not on the model. :lol:
Ps love the light mud on the tyres and wheels.
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Good evening folks.

I have had to wait awhile for the headlight lenses to arrive, so was able to spend the afternoon pottering with the LED's and the wiring. Also catching up with the "TankFest" stream too.
Lenses tacked in place.
Lenses tacked in place.
I have used watch lenses fitted over the light to get that rounded effect of the headlamp, I haven't scored them yet.
.... and someone said "let there be light"
.... and someone said "let there be light"
Please note, If you are going down the road I am, you will require a larger badge to fix the grill on. nudge nudge wink wink 8)

As always take care and have fun.

Charles
Chieftain No.34, functional. PKW IV (2002), operational. Panther G No.18 (2022), started, well some of it is. Series 1 4x4 No.28 and a Bailey Bridge.

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Nice, 1940's warm white.
"And let there be light" and God sent forward an electrician.
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Thank you John.

Knew someone would make the connection :D :D
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Your wheels/tires are superb!

Cheers,

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Hi folks.

Thank you Robert for your feed back, a couple of runs around my tank track is all it took, real weathering, where have I heard that recently?

Last week I spent some time(two days) cleaning/pimping a real 110 .... ....., for my sons school prom. It did look good though, but can't for obvious reasons post a photo here.

Anyway the grateful chap that my son is, bought this for me.
Shall be worn, if I ever get together with the like minded.
Shall be worn, if I ever get together with the like minded.
Take care all.

Charles
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Hi Folks.

A little more fiddly progress with No. 28.

The first fiddly bit was the Steering wheel bracket, which involves folding, bending and trigonometry(which isn't ain't my strongest asset). To save space here I won't include a photo of a pile of shaped cardboard or bits of odd looking Ali.

I'll just show the result:-
Still a bit of cleaning up to do, seems to work though.
Still a bit of cleaning up to do, seems to work though.
There is a slight upward angle on the top, but I can live with that. The clamp for the steering column also needs finalizing too
The other side, obviously.
The other side, obviously.
Another small concern I had, has hopefully been addressed, i.e "how do you fix the bigger headlights to the front of the S1?"
Glue a bracket behind and screw the headlight on. This should clamp the lens in place.
Glue a bracket behind and screw the headlight on. This should clamp the lens in place.
So there you go, that's it for now.

Take care.

Charles
Chieftain No.34, functional. PKW IV (2002), operational. Panther G No.18 (2022), started, well some of it is. Series 1 4x4 No.28 and a Bailey Bridge.

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