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Many thanks to the guys who made suggestions when my first masking attempt went so wrong.
Yes this is not perfect but its much better than it was and there are probably some issues with the shape of my shell as well.

I do not recomend this. I used 3mm masking tape as it seemed better than the 4mm i had before. I sprayed the shell all white thinking the black paint would cover better but might have been better doing it the other way around because I had to keep telling myself I was masking off the white lines not the black and your dealing with a negative of the original.

Also this is a Dazzel pattern and thats exactly what it does my eyes hurt but i must away to paint in repairs and neaten up by hand before working on a chassis
Cheers Dave
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Hi folks, dont get me wrong its my second major go with masking the tape is Tamia but i used a tip a guy suggested last time and it has worked miles better from my point of view I was quite down after the first go cos it takes an age to line up the tapes. Ill bear those other tips in mind though as i have a Brooklands Deemster shell I am working on and that is checkerboard yellow and black.

I am actually pleased with these two as i feel i can turn them around quite easily and i am now itching to work on other bits like painting the details they need like getting some realistic looking leather seats the dash and sorting out a chassis to fit under. Any one know a source of Africa Corp 1:32 figures as there is a picture of this car at speed with driver and passenger in short sleeves and just goggles. I hope to keep posting shots of these two as they develop.
Thanks Dave.
Nice find good photo useful partial dash as well. Thanks.

The two are progressing so i will drag them up to the light of day soon but wanted to make a start at chassis.
Cheers Dave
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Yes great Thank you. interestingly, well at least to me, there must be two examples out there as I photographed one at Good wood years ago but it had its radiator in brass and not painted. I was looking at some Brooklands photos of the car and its paint work was dodgy as well so feel even better for that.
I bet and i know why from painting mine. when you change direction again for the under chassis lines it all falls apart and the gaps are uneven must be something that is caused by the angles involved but i got the same effect.
Thank You Nick, Fantastic information. I hope to post more pictures of where mine is up to although I probably do not have the right number of stripes. It does fool the eye when painting and I wonder how other drivers feel when racing against it. I have always loved this car as it is the spirit of Brooklands for me.
My Uncle had a Riley "march" special when i was a boy and driving around in the back of this car was something special so to drive the Straker that must have been a dream.

Unfortunately it has been too cold for me to dare the cellar just recently and i want to make copys of the drivers heads and bodies in shirt sleeves before i move forward. Nuvolare has one of my shells and his version will be something spectacular when he finishes it I look forward to seeing it.
Resurecting this from the crypt.

Some more work has been put into my Straker.

With my Amilcar in the fore ground.

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Finally finished one off with figures etc.
the other will be the pipe organ exhaust car.

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