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Phil B.
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Inspired by seeing this two litre four wheel drive Anglia at the Regency Stages this year I decided to resurrect an old resin shell and fitting a spare Ninco chassis.


The arches are Milliput, probably a bit brittle, but I didn`t have any resin. Ninco 911/934 chassis just about fits the wheelbase.


Araldited the arches on over SCX Escort Minilites.


Undercoated and rubbed down a bit, it`s on "forestry" suspension at the moment
It`ll need lowering a bit for "tarmac".
The topcoat will be Volkswagon Stratos metalic blue, but I can`t spray that until the weather warms up in march or april.

Cheers - Phil
 

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Hi Chris - My one was only a 1300 crossflow but had the classic struts and 2000E box etc.

This one belongs to Andy Phipp and I believe it uses Sierra RS Cosworth 4X4 bits to peddle it.

Here`s a bit of incar from the Regency Stages -


I think I might have to find a warm room somewhere and get the resin one sprayed


Cheers - Phil
 

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What we could really do with is someone who knows what they`re doing with resin moulds to manufacture some universal front and rear bubble arches that could be used on any classics shells that need wider tracking.
 

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Hi Dave - I`ve seen pics of that Anglia on the Rally Forum, it`s a cracking looking motor. Unfortunately I can`t make my own decals but the ones I had on the the Pug 306 Cosworth were made by Phil Boyle (Boyley) on the Rally Forum, I`m sure he`d be able to sort out what you want.
Nice to see the 1:1 Puma progressing.

Cheers - Phil
 

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Thanks Dave, many years ago my then driver took his new wife on honeymoon in our rally Anglia to see the Manx International, she wasn`t a rally fan, didn`t get out of the car to see any stages, sat there reading a book all through the event. Needless to say the marriage didn`t last long! Happy Days


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Taking advantage of the sub tropical temperatures in Aber today I decided to risk spraying the Anglia.
Now does this look like what it said on the tin?
Stratos blue my


Well I started so I had to finish, I`m not sure now what the decalling is going to be though.

Cheers - Phil
 

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QUOTE (SplitRim @ 23 Feb 2012, 19:37) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>


the little brats have been swaping the lids on the cans in Halfords again, never buy spray paint just after half term..........

You've got my tin!!

Thats exactly the colour I wanted for a C Type Jag that I did, but mine dried with a Lilac tint.

Will It be dry for Sunday???

Yeh! they even managed to replace the "security" sticker! There`s no way it`ll be cured for sunday and having an inline motor it`ll get crucified in modified class anyway
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There`s a run on the offside over the rear arch I`m going to have to hide with a decal once the paint has shrunk.

How`s your Stratos going
that`ll be good to see!

Cheers - Phil
 

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Sprayed and decaled, just needs wipers and some kind person to make me a pair of number plate decals, 730 RKK, white letters on a black background
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The vac windows don`t fit very well and I`ve got a run or two on the nearside! It`s a fantasy livery, no particular event or seeding number.

Cheers - Phil
 

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Thanks Dave, the resin shell wasn`t a good one to start with as you can see, but the finish will do for me, I don`t think it`ll be rallied in earnest but it will have a run round on club rally nights.

The numberplates size should be about 13x4mm, the front one will go above the grill where the Anglia badge should be.

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Thanks Alan, thats about the style of plates I`m looking for.


As far as SRGB goes, it would have to go in modified class and wouldn`t stand a cat in hells chance against the NSR Porsche GT`s


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Hi Grant - I`m cr*p at masking paint so I use Model Technics TrimLine, it`s a self adhesive coach line available in loads of colours and widths.

TrimLine Self Adhesive Coach Line. A 2½ metre length of 8 different width tapes on one roll. Widths' 0.5, 0.8, 1.3, 2.1, 3.3, 5.0, 7.0 and 10.0 mm. Colours available Black, White, Red, Yellow, Royal Blue, Sky Blue, Green, Orange, Silver, Gold, Lime Pink, Purple, Lilac, Cerise, Dark Blue, Turquoise and Wine.

Over here it sells for about £3.25 a roll.

It`s easy to re-position when you first put it on then sticks fast after about 24 hours. I use it all the time.

Simon - I think the reason that scratch built was dropped was that there were only about six or so entries, some people at the time didn`t agree with just using the one chassis and mabuchi type motors, which I thought was a good idea for levelling the competition, keeping it a small budget class. It`s dificult to accomodate everyones wishes as we all know.

As it is now it`s easier for people to buy a ready made racer like the NSR or Ninco GT cars in modified.


Dave - we need more narrow rally stages then


Cheers - Phil
 

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I don`t know of anyone making an arched Anglia shell, the one I had was an Ocar shell (which to be honest needs a lot of work to tidy it up, I didn`t do that on mine) I`ve had kicking about for years, I see they`re sold out on Pendle and there is another version in the resin kits section, BK13, which looks better in the picture but it`s on back order.

George Turner does a really superior version, but not arched.
http://www.georgeturnermodels.com/index.ph...;shop_cat_id=78 (scroll down)

To make my arches I pushed a Scaley Mark 1 Escort into some Blu Tac (primitive - I know) and filled the indents with Milliput then sanded and shaped them then Araldited them to the shell. With a lot of dremelling and sanding I got the shape, but I think I should have used resin as the Milliput will be brittle and probably won`t take hard knocks without cracking.

It`s a shame that no one manufactures universal resin arches


Good luck with your search


Cheers - Phil
 
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