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This project has been going on a long time over on the Diecast Customs Forum. Since necessity has forced me into another medium to complete this historic SCCA Racing stable. I have started documenting progress (and sometimes the lack there of) on the Modeling Forum. To finish this stable out I'm going to need the following:

F/P Triumph TR-3
E/P Triumph GT-6
G/P Triumph Spitfire
E/P MGB
F/P 1500 MIDGET
B/S Cortina

The plan is as before build the car bodies from white pine and use 1/64th'ish diecast wheels and various homemade parts to finish out the replication.
 

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1500 midget

It's killing me to have to put "rubber baby buggy bumbers" on this car. Notice I don't call this an MG. I call it a 1500 MIDGET. Because at this point MG had begat BMC which begat British Leyland which devoued BL after becoming JRT. To my recollection Group 44 never ran a 1275 cc F/P MG MIDGET. I seem to recall a certain disappointment with that. I don't find any photos of one. I DO recall my disappointment when this car campaigned with the 1500cc Triumph Standpart motor. And by then. Those RBBB's

But a replication is just that. Try to make it as accurate as skills allow. This is starting to look like a 1500 "FIDGET."

I suppose their biggest issue was the transplanted 1500cc replacement for the MOWOG 1275 cc was.... They fell out ! :surprise:
 

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Turned my efforts towards the Group 44 MGB. The wood work is going well. But I'm trying to figure out a way to make the grill work for this one. That wasn't an issue on the 1500 "Fidget." Another basic thing I have learned along with "Don't use wood with knots in it." Try to start with as close to a true cube of wood as possible. Once I'm convinced my block of wood is true. I find myself doubting the views. I shouldn't. So far the views have been right 100% of the time. When I get in trouble the most is saying "This can't be right." But as for the grill work ? "Meanwhile I'z stiiiiiiill think'n."
 

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Pine Wood MGB

Finishing out the MGB. I went with the older livery on this one. Still need to make a white MGB decal for the front spoiler, side-view mirrors and door handles. Since it was so different. I'll probably still do the final livery livery of the "B" after I finish the the other cars in the stable. Right now I'm just trying to get one of each type that raced in Group 44. The Spitfire will probably be next on the list. The TR3, GT6 and Cortina will be the "bears." I got a plan for the coupes. And a plan "B" as well.

What else I learned on this build:

MILLIPUT needs to be painted. Then Pledge. It just looked SOOO good I didn't even have to sand it. But the first coat of Pledge got sucked up unless there was a decal. Second looks better. Probably will do a third coat after I get the ancillaries on it. Can you really have TOO much Pledge ?
 

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A pilot friend of mine used it on his planes and cars exclusively - paint, chrome, interior and engine parts! :cheers2:
 

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Don't know if I'd get airborne with the stuff. But it is amazing. What I like about it is you can mix it up as a thin paste. Paint it on with a brush and as it dries it settles to a smooth finish that, when dried is as they say, "rock hard." I would suggest a primer coat before the finish color if you're using it for major body work like these wood cars. I believe in MILLIPUT !:dude:
 

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Group 44, 1500 Spitfire

Got to love it when a plan comes together. I got a block of wood that looks like a Triumph Spitfire. I'm afraid the easy ones will be done after this one. Of course..... This one ain't finished yet.
 

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Another "pine wood wonder" down. Three more to go. Now they start getting harder to do. Probably will try the GT-6 next. Since the "Spit" and the GT-6 have such similar lines. Rely on reflex memory to help with this one while I still have "reflex memory" to call upon. Once I get all of these finished I still have to add sideview mirrors and exhaust to them to actually declare them "done." The wheels strike me as a little too large for this one. They will also be changed as soon as I find something in the junk yard that may be a bit smaller diameter.
 

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