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Start Date 30/11/2015
End Date 28/04/2017

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Cooper Mk IX 1956 @ 24th scale

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5 years 3 days ago - 5 years 3 days ago #1 by turtle65
Cooper Mk IX 1956 @ 24th scale was created by turtle65
Merit 24th scale Cooper MK IX 1956(kit production ceased in the early 60.s):



and just to make life interesting I've decided to refurbish the glue-bomb kit I have :silly:, pretty basic kit but considering it's age etc. it scales very well to the plans/dimensions I have (modern producers should feel ashamed :whistle: ). Already had it's first oven cleaner bath and session in the freezer:



and the little zippers in 1:1 :) , 500cc of pure fun:




The plan at this point is to refine the suspension (front and rear) and add a bit of detail to the cockpit area - yeah right :lol:

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5 years 3 days ago #2 by Xtr3meNZer
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Very very cool!! Will be awesome seeing this one come together
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5 years 3 days ago #3 by grover
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lol, I'd love to have one.

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5 years 3 days ago #4 by Gary
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This will be something to watch, what is the freezer part of the process for?



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5 years 3 days ago #5 by Gary
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grover wrote: lol, I'd love to have one.

Ours would prove to be a bit slower, me thinks a 1000 cc engine would be more appropriate..............



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5 years 3 days ago - 5 years 3 days ago #6 by 1/35th Battalion
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And you'll craft a nifty driver to weild it too? :P :evil:
Looks like some fun to be had there.
1956 - The year I came to be . . .
My mates and I grew up just down the road from Levin Motor Racing circuit and were jumior members of the Levin Motor-racing/Car Club. I was a member up until 1996 and my bro-in-law noted below still runs the club to this day.
In our teens my brother, good mate (who eventually became a brother-in-law) and I, had the guts of one of these that we thrashed around at Gymkahnas to the point of destruction. :whistle: If only we had realised the potential future historical value :S :blush:

Note the wheels here too; Genuine MAGS. That's right, Cast "Magnesium" light weight racing wheels, for those of you who don't know the origin of the, now common, word relating to modern automotive wheels. This was the era when such advantageous parts started to be used to gain weight advantages on racing cars. Light but sometimes rather fragile due to poor casting techniques or prior damage. :P

I'll be watching this with great interest and fond memories of a distant age.

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5 years 3 days ago #7 by grover
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Gary wrote:

grover wrote: lol, I'd love to have one.

Ours would prove to be a bit slower, me thinks a 1000 cc engine would be more appropriate..............

That's what I tell my wife when she thrashes me in go carting. Thrust to Weight ratios are not equal ;)

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5 years 3 days ago #8 by turtle65
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Gary wrote: what is the freezer part of the process for?


:lol: Showing my age using 'old school' techniques. Freezing the parts allows for easier separation of the glued parts. Just chuck the bits in a zip-lock bag into the freezer (overnight) and the parts will/should separate along the seam easier. Works best with the older bonding glues (early Humbrol/Airfix/Uhu etc.), however I have found it still works with most of the modern fusing glues (Tamiya/Revell etc.). Basically the freezing makes the bonded join weaker that the surrounding areas.

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5 years 3 days ago #9 by 1/35th Battalion
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Now that's a handy tip. Thanks Turtle :cheer:

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5 years 3 days ago - 5 years 2 days ago #10 by turtle65
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]I'd love to see this type of 'grass-roots' racing make a comeback but alas the "Safety Police" would have other ideas :( .
Where else could you see the driver half-hanging out of the vehicle while cornering :)






Last photo is the great Stirling Moss in one of his many 'off's' :pinch: whilst competing in the Formula III class.

Just having a hunt around for some better gumboots to shod the very nice kit MAG rims.

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5 years 2 days ago #11 by Bishop
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So nice to see a great refurbish going on. Excellent.

Amateur plastic surgeon!
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5 years 5 hours ago - 5 years 5 hours ago #12 by Michaels Models
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turtle65 wrote:

Gary wrote: what is the freezer part of the process for?


:lol: Showing my age using 'old school' techniques. Freezing the parts allows for easier separation of the glued parts. Just chuck the bits in a zip-lock bag into the freezer (overnight) and the parts will/should separate along the seam easier. Works best with the older bonding glues (early Humbrol/Airfix/Uhu etc.), however I have found it still works with most of the modern fusing glues (Tamiya/Revell etc.). Basically the freezing makes the bonded join weaker that the surrounding areas.


True, awesome to know. Does it work on super glue?

The build is going to cool to watch.

Michael

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4 years 11 months ago #13 by turtle65
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Michaels Models wrote: Does it work on super glue?
Michael


Michael - The opposite is required for CA glues. Heat destroys the bonding properties of CA.
If unwilling to risk heating a part then the second easiest method of 'unglueing' CA joints is short sharp tap in the shear direction of the joint. CA glue joints have very little shear strength.
I've got some photo's that show it better than my drivel so will post when found.
HTH.

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4 years 11 months ago #14 by turtle65
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And a quick view of how times have changes in motorsport -
Nice parallel parking on the roof, and the race carries on :lol:


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4 years 11 months ago #15 by turtle65
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Just killing a bit of time (should be building but hey :P ), and came across some classic Formula III Cooper photo's:





definitely sights you will never see any of today's "Professional" drivers doing :silly: .
Enjoy. Right must put knife to styrene :whistle:

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