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PostSubject: 1938 Opel Admiral.   1938 Opel Admiral. Icon_minitimeSun 26 May 2013, 7:28 pm

It's a new boxing from Revell in their 1:35 armour catalogue but the kit is actually by I.C.M. Nice of Revell to leave that on the sprue gate... 1938 Opel Admiral. 2704104872

It is meant as a quickie as virtually all of my spares are in 1:24/25 so no engine swops or anything.....
The kit is very nicely detailed and has such as separate driveshaft yolks and separate interior door and window winder handles..
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The chassis comprises of 11 parts!
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Those of you that dont know me may be surprised at this stage while those that do will be thinking ''here we go again''................
Wheel choice.
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Settled on some Allycats.
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The body would drive anyone to drink,mines a double cheers...
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The fenders have been opened and flaired for a better look.
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So the shell comes together,I love the separate B pillars even though it is pointless!
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As it's a public holiday tomorrow I plan to get the shell ready for paint for tomorrow...
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PostSubject: Re: 1938 Opel Admiral.   1938 Opel Admiral. Icon_minitimeSun 26 May 2013, 9:12 pm

Great start. Not a normal subject either. I am liking all of it.
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PostSubject: Re: 1938 Opel Admiral.   1938 Opel Admiral. Icon_minitimeSun 26 May 2013, 10:15 pm

Cheers Bucky,more to come soon.
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PostSubject: Re: 1938 Opel Admiral.   1938 Opel Admiral. Icon_minitimeSun 26 May 2013, 10:40 pm

You just can't help yourself can you, interesting kit.
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PostSubject: Re: 1938 Opel Admiral.   1938 Opel Admiral. Icon_minitimeSun 26 May 2013, 10:47 pm

Nope Stave,
Just cant help it..............
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PostSubject: Re: 1938 Opel Admiral.   1938 Opel Admiral. Icon_minitimeMon 27 May 2013, 12:47 am

cool looking ride....I assume you put the holes in the chassis frame
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PostSubject: Re: 1938 Opel Admiral.   1938 Opel Admiral. Icon_minitimeMon 27 May 2013, 2:05 am

Man, that's a cool lookin car !
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PostSubject: Re: 1938 Opel Admiral.   1938 Opel Admiral. Icon_minitimeMon 27 May 2013, 4:47 am

This is comin' along nicely! Interesting kit for sure. Keep going. 1938 Opel Admiral. 524092055
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PostSubject: Re: 1938 Opel Admiral.   1938 Opel Admiral. Icon_minitimeMon 27 May 2013, 2:24 pm

That is one complicated body Nigel. I would think it would keep you awake at night. Reminds me of the Testor's 48 Ford coupe. Looking forward to seeing what you do with it.

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PostSubject: Re: 1938 Opel Admiral.   1938 Opel Admiral. Icon_minitimeTue 28 May 2013, 6:57 am

Thumbs up from me! I wish it was in 1/24th. I'd be on it in a heartbeat.

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PostSubject: Re: 1938 Opel Admiral.   1938 Opel Admiral. Icon_minitimeSat 01 Jun 2013, 6:54 pm

Thanks guys.

Craig,actually the chassis holes are molded into or should I say out of the chassis..LOL

Webby.C.M. are due to bring out a 1:24 version soon....
http://www.icm.com.ua/news/

Well the wheels are on the chassis..
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The shell has been sprayed a Ford light blue (dont recall the name right now...) but it needs more paint and then will be cleared with P.U. clear which gives a lovely shine straight out of the can.
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PostSubject: Re: 1938 Opel Admiral.   1938 Opel Admiral. Icon_minitimeSat 01 Jun 2013, 7:23 pm

Looking good Nigel, more paint and polish it!
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PostSubject: Re: 1938 Opel Admiral.   1938 Opel Admiral. Icon_minitimeSat 01 Jun 2013, 7:40 pm

Looks great Nigel! Wheels do tend to look a bit big. Keep at it as its comin' along great! 1938 Opel Admiral. 524092055
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PostSubject: Re: 1938 Opel Admiral.   1938 Opel Admiral. Icon_minitimeSat 01 Jun 2013, 8:09 pm

Awesome looking car. That Blue is perfect for it.
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PostSubject: Re: 1938 Opel Admiral.   1938 Opel Admiral. Icon_minitimeSat 01 Jun 2013, 9:36 pm

Cheers guys,more asap.......
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PostSubject: Re: 1938 Opel Admiral.   1938 Opel Admiral. Icon_minitimeWed 05 Jun 2013, 10:06 pm

Nigel, that's avery cool subject and the color looks great. Will you be putting the top on? I thought it looked better with it on until I saw the colour you picked. Now it all depends on the colour of the top if you go with one. Keep it coming!
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PostSubject: Re: 1938 Opel Admiral.   1938 Opel Admiral. Icon_minitimeWed 05 Jun 2013, 10:10 pm

Cheers Denis.
Yes I plan on using the convertible top but I am thinking of reworking it to look more like a removable hard top,not sure on colour yet but possibly body colour....
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PostSubject: Re: 1938 Opel Admiral.   1938 Opel Admiral. Icon_minitimeSun 09 Jun 2013, 4:26 pm

Been a while since I worked on anything but I gave the spoked wheels a black wash to bring out the detail.
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I wasn't really happy with the paint finish so it got another layer and was cleared with polyurethane clear,the soft top was rubbed down and done body colour to represent a removable hard top.
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PostSubject: Re: 1938 Opel Admiral.   1938 Opel Admiral. Icon_minitimeSun 09 Jun 2013, 4:50 pm

I really like the ay you are going with this. Sweet looking car.
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PostSubject: Re: 1938 Opel Admiral.   1938 Opel Admiral. Icon_minitimeSun 09 Jun 2013, 5:59 pm

Cheers Buck.
It will be nice when they bring out the 1:24 version as all my spares are in that scale... 1938 Opel Admiral. 2337884168
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PostSubject: Re: 1938 Opel Admiral.   1938 Opel Admiral. Icon_minitimeSun 09 Jun 2013, 8:20 pm

It's looking good with the same colour top. Keep it coming Nigel!
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PostSubject: Re: 1938 Opel Admiral.   1938 Opel Admiral. Icon_minitimeSun 09 Jun 2013, 8:22 pm

Cheers Denis.
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PostSubject: Re: 1938 Opel Admiral.   1938 Opel Admiral. Icon_minitimeMon 10 Jun 2013, 1:56 am

Nice job Nigel. It's certainly different from the picture on the box!
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PostSubject: Re: 1938 Opel Admiral.   1938 Opel Admiral. Icon_minitimeMon 10 Jun 2013, 7:11 pm

Cheers Chris,just a little different.LOL

Today I got the interior done,I masked the seats hoping to have a blue stripe as centre panels with a black outer.But when the tape came off it was a dogs dinner....So I went with all black!
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The steering wheel was an extremely delicate 2 part jobby,with the outer ring being open ended and the spokes were a butt joint and not sitting on top!!
So...I went to a local millitary scrapyard and got the wheel off this Jeep,job done.
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I foiled the grille and tried a wash on it,but it was patchy so rather than mess around it was wiped off...(as Paul,2whl says in his siggy,if at first you dont suceed.... 1938 Opel Admiral. 1792231099 )
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So then the glass went in and the top was fitted,this was a compromise as far as getting the edges to touch,then the front end was fitted as was the chassis.
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This bit is just to wind up the lads in the states... 1938 Opel Admiral. 3087314979
The front bumper was done with a ''chrome'' paint by a company called Abro from Indiana but they dont sell this stuff inside America!
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PostSubject: Re: 1938 Opel Admiral.   1938 Opel Admiral. Icon_minitimeMon 10 Jun 2013, 7:49 pm

How about a close up of the bumper? Car is looking good.
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