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PostSubject: Smer 1/32 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost    Tue 17 Jul 2018, 8:49 pm

Hi all i bought this kit from our LMS, not a great kit.
Loads of flash and the fit is awful, is this what Smer kits are normally like.




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PostSubject: Re: Smer 1/32 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost    Tue 17 Jul 2018, 10:24 pm

Small, but that's a cool old car !

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PostSubject: Re: Smer 1/32 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost    Tue 17 Jul 2018, 11:45 pm

That must seem sooooo tiny compared to your huge scale kits you usually build. Good luck.

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PostSubject: Re: Smer 1/32 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost    Wed 18 Jul 2018, 5:10 pm

Not great looking and a strange color. Despite it all and 1/32 scale, you'll turn it into a silk Rolls!
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PostSubject: Re: Smer 1/32 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost    Wed 18 Jul 2018, 6:47 pm

I think most or all Smer kits are repop of old molds from companies long gone.  Since yours has the 'comical' type figure included, I think it's a repop of the old Gowland & Gowland model from 1953.  Revell reissued them in the 60's as the Highway Pioneer line.  Model kits were quite crude 65 years ago.

I collected built and unbuilt examples of those old kits years ago when you could get them at model shows from a junk box for about $1.   Here's one of them:





The history of our hobby can be very interesting.  Gowland started out with kits made of Acetate based plastic which were very soft and subject to extreme warpage.  They also didn't take paint well.  Later, styrene based plastics were adopted - the first of which were so brittle, they would get stress fractures through the parts when you cut them from the sprues.

A little work should make that a fine little build.
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PostSubject: Re: Smer 1/32 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost    Wed 18 Jul 2018, 8:12 pm

Thanks for the info.
Well I've filled and sprayed the body, this in now going to be a street rod, I sprayed the mud guards and the paint reacted weirdly (went all lumpy with holes in it) tried removing the paint with clean spirit (it's an ecologically friendly brush cleaner you wash out with water) and the mud guards melted, I mean to the point it looks like a blob of melted plastic. I've used this stuff before with no trouble.





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PostSubject: Re: Smer 1/32 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost    Sun 22 Jul 2018, 5:22 pm

Love the subject matter but the kit parts look like a lot of work. Looking forward to seeing this develop under your imaginative care
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