Author Topic: The Sad Story of 'Jings!'  (Read 3393 times)

Offline Robomog

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Re: The Sad Story of 'Jings!'
« Reply #30 on: November 02, 2017, 06:09:01 PM »
(koff koff)  Hi all back in the saddle and painting has commenced

Here is a sneak preview more details soon

20171021_212745 by Robomog, on Flickr

Mog

Offline Robomog

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Re: The Sad Story of 'Jings!'
« Reply #31 on: November 07, 2017, 10:10:26 PM »
Painting has started in earnest and as I predicted itís not going swimmingly, partly because I have lost a lot of my skills, but also I am pretty certain the paint formulas have changed, back in the day I could paint straight from the tin (Enamel or the new-fangled acrylics) without the streaky problems I am getting now. (bad workman always ÖÖ?).

Despite three coats the blue on Jings! The finish is still bit patchy and the masking of the stripes had a bit of blue bleeding through (my fault that one!).
Getting rid of the bleeding is proving troublesome, light over dark aside, the blue is behaving like it hasnít quite dried and is mixing with the white despite giving it over 48 hours to dry, I will persevere and give it a coat of rattle can racing gloss when I am finished, hopefully it will even out some of the shading.

Here is Jings! at the moment, still needing a bit of tidying up, some transfers found and the canopy fitted, given my newly acquired shaky hand I will probably use painted Sellotape for the frame.

20171103_205025 by Robomog, on Flickr

20171103_204945 by Robomog, on Flickr

The Land Rover is all but complete just trying to find some sort of number plate in the decal stash and maybe some other decals for decoration then I will gloss up the body work.

The beaching gear suffered another tow bar linkage breakage (damn you superglue!) so I cobbled another tow bar link using plastic rod and card, itís not what I intended but will do, so the beaching gear is complete.

Please donít look too closely at the wheels, another skill lost but I am working on it. My attempt at dry brushing the wire grille was also a bit patchy

20171106_210150 by Robomog, on Flickr

20171106_210207 by Robomog, on Flickr

20171106_210304 by Robomog, on Flickr

Mog



Offline andonio64

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Re: The Sad Story of 'Jings!'
« Reply #32 on: November 07, 2017, 10:25:14 PM »
Hallo Robomog, I love this Scottish beauty!
 8)

Offline Brian da Basher

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Re: The Sad Story of 'Jings!'
« Reply #33 on: November 10, 2017, 05:43:03 AM »
Hallo Robomog, I love this Scottish beauty!
 8)

What he said!

This is shaping up very nicely and I can't find fault with your paintwork one whit, Mog.

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Offline Old Wombat

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Re: The Sad Story of 'Jings!'
« Reply #34 on: November 10, 2017, 03:45:04 PM »
Nice! :smiley:
"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."

Offline Robomog

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Re: The Sad Story of 'Jings!'
« Reply #35 on: November 13, 2017, 09:46:05 PM »
Thanks guys, really appreciate the feed back,  good or bad.

Decided not to put any decals on Jings! except the name, I like her as she is, the canopy is on now but I am not going to show any pics until she is finished.

Had a bit of a set back, the white dry rub transfers I was going to use for the name had gone sort of...  err...  Dry, four expensive (circa 1975) sheets of letters and numbers have been consigned to the bin aaargh !  ironically the cheaper black ones all worked a treat which is good news but currently is as much use to me as a chocolate fire guard.

Found some Xtradecal white letters/numbers that would suit and they are on order, hopefully Hannants will be swift on the post and I can finish this build soon.

Thanks again for looking and for feedback.

Final pics coming soon........

Mog

 

Offline Robomog

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Re: The Sad Story of 'Jings!'
« Reply #36 on: November 23, 2017, 07:57:01 AM »
Jings! is finished !

After giving it a few coats of varnish using my sophisticated indoor spray booth and extract system......

20171121_191002 by Robomog, on Flickr

Erm....  moving on.

So,  Ladies and Gentlemen I present to you..........

Bittsa Industries JINGS!

20171122_202124 by Robomog, on Flickr

20171122_202551 by Robomog, on Flickr

20171122_201150 by Robomog, on Flickr

20171122_200949 by Robomog, on Flickr

20171122_200853 by Robomog, on Flickr

20171122_200814 by Robomog, on Flickr

20171122_200737 by Robomog, on Flickr

20171122_200559 by Robomog, on Flickr


and I will tell you this, its the first model, the first scratch build and the first whiff I have done since 1979......

 i'm Back !

and i'm feelin great!

Offline elmayerle

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Re: The Sad Story of 'Jings!'
« Reply #37 on: November 23, 2017, 09:17:03 AM »
Beautiful!!  That Land Rover looks a bit overwhelmed by the tow, though.

Offline Old Wombat

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Re: The Sad Story of 'Jings!'
« Reply #38 on: November 23, 2017, 09:32:04 AM »
Beautiful!!  That Land Rover looks a bit overwhelmed by the tow, though.

Ultra-light-weight materials used in construction means Jings weighs little more than the engine. ;)
"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."

Offline finsrin

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Re: The Sad Story of 'Jings!'
« Reply #39 on: November 23, 2017, 09:40:49 AM »
Beautiful!!  That Land Rover looks a bit overwhelmed by the tow, though.

Ultra-light-weight materials used in construction means Jings weighs little more than the engine. ;)

Was thinking same rationale.

Offline elmayerle

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Re: The Sad Story of 'Jings!'
« Reply #40 on: November 23, 2017, 10:23:26 AM »
Good enough!!  I can buy that.  Preferably ultra-light-weight and ultra-strong materials.

Offline Robomog

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Re: The Sad Story of 'Jings!'
« Reply #41 on: November 23, 2017, 06:17:24 PM »
Thanks Guys, Old Wombat pretty much hit the nail on the head although I have to admit the land rover was an afterthought.

This is now screaming at me to do a diorama on the lines of Jings! about to be put in the water from a ramp or Jings! in the water up on the step going flat out just before the disaster but that will have to wait until I have rearranged the back bedroom.

Mog

Offline andonio64

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Re: The Sad Story of 'Jings!'
« Reply #42 on: November 23, 2017, 10:05:30 PM »
Fantastic result!
I love it!

Mog, I have the same spray booth and extract system! :-O

Offline Brian da Basher

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Re: The Sad Story of 'Jings!'
« Reply #43 on: November 23, 2017, 10:56:08 PM »
Wow did that finish up nicely!

Your work on the canopy framing is especially well done.

Brian da Basher

Offline Robomog

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Re: The Sad Story of 'Jings!'
« Reply #44 on: November 24, 2017, 01:05:16 AM »
Andonio, Thanks

Brian, Thanks also, the canopy framing is Tamiya Tape sealed with varnish  the colour was right, I cheated !  (hangs head and sits on naughty step)

Mog