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  • Member since
    May, 2011
  • From: Nashua, NH
Morgan 4/4
Posted by Mr Mike on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 8:00 PM

This is my Morgan 4/4 painted with Tamiya TS-9 British Green with Model Master Dark Red seats and a Tamiya TS-29 Semi-Gloss Black interior.  I built this Out-Of-Box.

"That's Spenser with an "S", like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On My Bench:  LAPD 1978 Plymouth Fury; 1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria 

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    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 9:37 PM

That's a beauty!  I've had great luck with the tamiya British green right out of the can.  Well done, that's going on my wish list.

 

Edit: holey cow!  That kit is $$$

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 8:47 AM

Looks really nice!

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 2:01 PM

That is pretty sharp! Is it Tamiya 1/24?

  • Member since
    May, 2011
  • From: Nashua, NH
Posted by Mr Mike on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 8:11 PM

Thank you guys!  

GMorrison

That is pretty sharp! Is it Tamiya 1/24?

 

Yes, it is.  The wire wheels in this kit and the Jaguar Mk. II Saloon are absolutely gorgous!  You don't see engraving like that any more!

"That's Spenser with an "S", like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On My Bench:  LAPD 1978 Plymouth Fury; 1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria 

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    May, 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Thursday, May 24, 2018 11:10 AM

Your dashboard is amazing!  How did you paint the bezels and switches?

BTW, the kit instructions mentioned that the ladder frame for the chassis is ash wood timber.  That was quite a surprise!

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    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Thursday, May 24, 2018 1:04 PM

Oh My Goodness !

     A Ducky-Mobile ! !  You might like to know .The Character " Ducky " ( Doctor Mallard ) from N.C.I.S. drives  one in the show . I think that car was David Mc Callum's real special classic .

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    May, 2011
  • From: Nashua, NH
Posted by Mr Mike on Thursday, May 24, 2018 4:30 PM

Real G

Your dashboard is amazing!  How did you paint the bezels and switches?

BTW, the kit instructions mentioned that the ladder frame for the chassis is ash wood timber.  That was quite a surprise!

 

I detailed the dash very carefully under a magnifier and a steady hand.  The ash frame was known to rot and replacements can be had in either ash wood timber or steel for a price!

Tanker - Builder

Oh My Goodness !

     A Ducky-Mobile ! !  You might like to know .The Character " Ducky " ( Doctor Mallard ) from N.C.I.S. drives  one in the show . I think that car was David Mc Callum's real special classic .

 

Actually, the Morgan was sourced by the Studio for Ducky to drive.  David Mc Callum wanted Ducky to drive an old MG Tourer, but Executive Producer Donald Bellisario said no!  Ducky drives a Morgan!

"That's Spenser with an "S", like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On My Bench:  LAPD 1978 Plymouth Fury; 1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria 

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    May, 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Thursday, May 24, 2018 7:09 PM

...so skill was used to detail the dash.  Darn it, I was hoping for a lazy man's panacea.  Embarrassed

I actually have a Tamiya Morgan 4/4, and had removed all the fittings and remade them as separate parts to ease painting the body.  I also vac-formed a folded top to replace the kit part.  I painted the body BRG like yours, but I think I'll need to strip and repaint for a better finish.

  • Member since
    May, 2011
  • From: Nashua, NH
Posted by Mr Mike on Thursday, May 24, 2018 8:24 PM

Real G

...so skill was used to detail the dash.  Darn it, I was hoping for a lazy man's panacea.  Embarrassed

I actually have a Tamiya Morgan 4/4, and had removed all the fittings and remade them as separate parts to ease painting the body.  I also vac-formed a folded top to replace the kit part.  I painted the body BRG like yours, but I think I'll need to strip and repaint for a better finish.

 

I know what you mean as I look for an easy way around certain things.  In the end, I end up doing it the way it was recommended, aka the hard way and it usually comes out pretty good!  Some days, I do good on painting and others, not so much.  Good luck on refinishing your Morgan! 

"That's Spenser with an "S", like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On My Bench:  LAPD 1978 Plymouth Fury; 1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria 

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    January, 2015
Posted by PFJN on Friday, May 25, 2018 10:32 AM

Hi,

Your build looks incredible. Smile

Pat

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    May, 2011
  • From: Nashua, NH
Posted by Mr Mike on Friday, May 25, 2018 8:45 PM

Thank you Pat!

"That's Spenser with an "S", like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On My Bench:  LAPD 1978 Plymouth Fury; 1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria 

Classic Plastic Model Club 

  • Member since
    March, 2015
Posted by JohnnyK on Monday, May 28, 2018 4:56 PM

Great looking model. It even has the leather strap  that keeps the hood panels closed.. 

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    April, 2003
  • From: Edgware, London
Posted by osher on Monday, May 28, 2018 5:10 PM

Amazing!

  • Member since
    May, 2011
  • From: Nashua, NH
Posted by Mr Mike on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 8:10 AM

Thank you JohnnyK and osher!  I just love these older sports cars.  

"That's Spenser with an "S", like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On My Bench:  LAPD 1978 Plymouth Fury; 1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria 

Classic Plastic Model Club 

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