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  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
ICM 1/24 Paris taxi
Posted by Don Stauffer on Sunday, May 30, 2021 7:18 PM

I started this kit about a week ago.

I have already managed to loose the engine, so this will be a curbside model. Shown is most of the frame, rear axle and the transmission and engine bearers with just the transmission on it.

 

 

 

 

 

Next will be to mount the fender assembly, which includes the front crossmember.  I am having a bit of trouble with the gloss black for the fenders.  The kit calls for semi-gloss black.  Museum exhibits show what looks to be gloss black.  Whether the original builds were semi or gloss I don't know.  I have elected to build a museum item.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

  • Member since
    February 2003
  • From: East Bethel, MN
Posted by midnightprowler on Monday, May 31, 2021 6:50 AM

Cool. Boy do I get losing model parts. I have lost the body and a entire assembled engine and chassis for a 29 ford streed rod, and the body for a 66 Ford Galaxie.

Hi, I am Lee, I am a plastiholic.

Co. A, 682 Engineers, Ltchfield, MN, 1980-1986

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 1 Corinthians 15:51-54

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  • Member since
    July 2008
  • From: Albany, NY
Posted by jeffpez on Monday, May 31, 2021 7:14 AM

Don

This is a great but sometimes fragile kit and I'm sure you'll enjoy building it. My wife accidentally  knocked it off my desk and it was destroyed beyond repair so some day i plan on building it again. Maybe your posts will inspire me to get at it. You seem to enjoy building older car related things so might I suggest you take a look at MiniArts London double decker bus. 

https://www.scalehobbyist.com/catagories/Model_Cars/lgoc-b-type-london-double-decker-omnibus/MIA00038021/product.php?s=0&t=11&u=7,8,9,10,11&pg=1&ppp=48&sb=stocknumber&so=a&ct=2

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Monday, May 31, 2021 7:40 AM

jeffpez

Don

This is a great but sometimes fragile kit and I'm sure you'll enjoy building it. My wife accidentally  knocked it off my desk and it was destroyed beyond repair so some day i plan on building it again. Maybe your posts will inspire me to get at it. You seem to enjoy building older car related things so might I suggest you take a look at MiniArts London double decker bus. 

https://www.scalehobbyist.com/catagories/Model_Cars/lgoc-b-type-london-double-decker-omnibus/MIA00038021/product.php?s=0&t=11&u=7,8,9,10,11&pg=1&ppp=48&sb=stocknumber&so=a&ct=2

 

After completing the ICM Motorwagon I am no longer worried about fragile kits!  And I do have the London bus in progress.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Saturday, June 5, 2021 3:36 PM

Finally got a good enough finish on the fenders, so I got the fender/front crossmember piece glued to the frame. Also finished and added the radiator/firewall/dash assembly.

 

 

 

Also, finally found the motor.  It was on the floor right near my chair.  I know it was not there the day it launched.  I swept the floor thorougly and picked up each scrap and solid piece from the dustpan and dropped it in the waste basket.  Only thing I can think of is that it did not land on floor originally.  It must have landed on something else and yesterday I must have bumped a shelf or something and knocked it on the floor.  I had dropped a small piece on the floor, and when I looked down to get it, there was the motor.  I think I can still get it in the frame.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

  • Member since
    November 2018
Posted by oldermodelguy on Sunday, June 6, 2021 6:08 AM

I'd pray the place out, I do it all the time here. But I'm glad you found your engine, it was bothering me that tranny sitting alone lol ! Seriously it would have bugged me, you gave the sense of taking it in stride.

Your taxi project is looking great from this side of the internet connection !

  • Member since
    February 2003
  • From: East Bethel, MN
Posted by midnightprowler on Sunday, June 6, 2021 7:37 AM

Looking good. Glad you found the engine.

Hi, I am Lee, I am a plastiholic.

Co. A, 682 Engineers, Ltchfield, MN, 1980-1986

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 1 Corinthians 15:51-54

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  • Member since
    June 2021
Posted by rocketman2000 on Friday, June 18, 2021 2:47 PM

Been working hard to complete my Viking ship (see ship forum).  Did get a little more done on the taxi, however.  Chassis is done (except for installing wheels), and progress on body. with the Viking ship done I can spend more time on the taxi (at least, after I clean up bench and shop.

I continue to lose parts- now I have lost front axle- hope I can find it after I clean shop.  That axle would be a bear to scratch.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

  • Member since
    February 2003
  • From: East Bethel, MN
Posted by midnightprowler on Friday, June 18, 2021 4:15 PM

Quite colorful. 

Hi, I am Lee, I am a plastiholic.

Co. A, 682 Engineers, Ltchfield, MN, 1980-1986

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 1 Corinthians 15:51-54

Ask me about Speedway Decals

  • Member since
    June 2021
Posted by rocketman2000 on Sunday, July 11, 2021 11:13 AM

I stopped work for a week to remodel my modeling bench.  However, I have now fastened the body to the frame.  I have a picture, but I cannot access it from Postimage.  Some security protocol that they imply might not work with Firefox.  Don't know how to fix it, but will post picture(s) when I get access to it, or find another photo hoster.

....

Later Sunday, the problem seems to be fixed!

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

  • Member since
    June 2021
Posted by rocketman2000 on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 6:38 PM

Finished!

Had it at Nordiccon

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

fox
  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 10:43 PM

Really nice work Don. Your curbside parking needs a little workWink, but otherwise everything looks great.

Jim Captain

Stay Safe.

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  Revell 1/96 USS Kearsarge - 70% 

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 11:02 PM

Looks great Don

Thanks,

John

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