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The MG Models kit includes a number of compromises, some can be overcome to a degree but I think that you just have to accept that this isn't going to create a fully accurate rendition and just get on with it..
Si wrote:Yep, I view some of the MGM kits more as advanced 'scratch-aid' kits than complete models - given how very inexpensive they are (both for body and chassis) I can forgive them for missing some detail, but at the same time they do form a very good basis for detailing the basic form.
They also score highly from the speed at which they allow you to get up and running when first trying O9.
demaine22 wrote:What you have done looks great Colin.
I don't know a great amount about the prototype, but your alterations and additions look very neat and 'finish' the model off a little more!
Wish I had the ability to solder kits together...I don't even have an iron available at present!
Simon Andrews wrote:Bought a MG Models Classic Diesel kit at Shepton to conquor my fear of soldering!
WaterleyShunter wrote:You don't necessarily have to solder an etched brass kit. It is possible to use Superglue instead, but this might not be so effective.
WaterleyShunter wrote:Perhaps use some superglue to spot-tack parts in place to keep them still when soldering up.
brack wrote:you mean NOT from Dapol kit parts? that is unexpected
Colin Peake wrote:Oh heck, there isn't a Dapol bit on this yet <gulp> I haven't built the re-railing bars under the bufferbeams yet, maybe I could find something for them?!
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