Thanks to all that have veiwed this thread and posted a comment. I very much appreciate it!
Chris (Belkris), thanks for your comments, I'll try to take some additional photos of this chassis. It is the same configuration as the chassis I made for the TR 4 with the wheel base specific to the MGB.
The motor is the same as "Dr. Vanski's" ff motor. It has a performance similar to an NC-1.
Simon (SpliltRim), thanks for your comments. No problem calling me Kit! Most of my friends call me that as it is my last name and have called me that since primary school!
I am glad that this project has inspired you to complete your MGB. Don't forget to post your work as I'm sure there are many on the forum, in addition to myself, who would love to see it.
Thanks again to all who have contributed to this thread. It really does help motivate me to complete this project.
This is looking good and I'm very interested in this. I bought the same kit a while ago with a view to conversion but mine was horrible - warped pretty much everywhere to such an extent that I just lost heart and moved on to something else. Did you have any problems with the quality of the kit itself? I'm at the detailing stage of one of George Turner's MGs but once that's done I may well have to get another Airfix kit and try again. What wheels have you used for this?
A good thread which will no doubt get a lot of views and hopefully many contributions.
I'm another who started messing around with the Airfix MGB as seen in the picture below.
The red painted car one day will be finished as the 1966 Marathon de la Route car, the middle one is abandoned as it was to be an MGC GTS, but now I have the GTM version, and the left hand one was also to be made into a 'Sebring' style car, albeit in modern form as an MGBGTV8 racer, thus the ST spoiler. Now another GTM model will be used.
Another picture of the Marathon car.
The hardtop is built with styrene sheet.
I did actually look closely at the kits, and without a doubt the earliest ones I bought, in the original white plastic are the best. The newer the kit, the worse the moulding seems, especially round the sill area.
Regarding the grille, John at Classic Slot (Ocar) used to be happy to supply parts separately, and I bought a couple of photo-etches grilles from him. A great improvement over the Airfix one, which even on my early models are awful.
Having built both airfix and ocar mgb's the ocar was by far the better shell, I just wish that I had your steady hand to paint the small details. Also i think you chassis is the business , ship some over here!!!!
Mike, thanks so much for your wonderful comments in your post.
The Airfix body is better than I thought it would be, but the front grill is not of much use.
I thought that I would get some decals on the car and a clear coat.
Here are some photos of the car so far on the track:
The next step is to sculpt a driver. My wife has asked for this to be her "club racer" to go against our daughter's TR-4 and "my" TR-4 so I will be creating a female figure to put in the driver's seat.
Thanks again for the great contributions to this thread and thanks for looking.
the stance of the car is perfect, just a tiny amout of rake on the front end makes all the difference. a lot of these type of builds seem too high in the front, making the car appear to slope backwards. its a really nice scratchbuild, looking forward to seeing more of your cars. john
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