Morrigans build the third.

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Postby morrigan » Mon Jan 05, 2015 8:56 pm

Fiddly bits
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Body shell parts:
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There is a noticeable difference in quality between the standard Blitzbus parts which are crisply molded and flash free and the Strabenzepp body shell parts which are not very good quality and are even a differnt colour styrene:
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That body shell is going to need some serious modding and elbow grease.
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Re: Morrigans build the third.

Postby baby_astons » Tue Jan 06, 2015 1:48 am

still a very lovely piece of machinery -

btw for all who wondered about the strange name of the bus:
it's resulting from the funny real german name - in english streetzepp(elin), in german straßenzepp(elin) -
with the old double "s" as used in german "ß" which is often misinterpreted as a "B" in other languages...
essen is of course the city where this bus was in use...

now you know even if you didn't wanted to :D
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Re: Morrigans build the third.

Postby Paul » Tue Jan 06, 2015 10:55 am

Heck Morrigan,

You certainly have your work cut out with the flash on this lot ! :shock: :shock: :)
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Re: Morrigans build the third.

Postby morrigan » Sat Jan 17, 2015 9:21 pm

after much studying of the de-structions and the supplied parts, I've decided to build the body shell first rather than last.
Mostly to get what was portending to be the most onerous part of the build out of the way!


The corrugated parts supplied were deemed to blemish riddled to be worth keeping, so the offending parts were given the chop job and used as a pattern for replacement parts made from corrugated sheet styrene rummaged out of my box of "Very Useful Things (tm)"
The replacement parts were clamped to jars of the right diameter and given a dip in boil water to form a curve:
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The main body shell wrestled into shape. CA glue is useful here as there no positive location points to help with alignment, each panel was tacked in place with CA before welding the parts with solvent.
Filler and thick CA are also needed to make good the seams and molding flaws.
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Re: Morrigans build the third.

Postby farrabass » Sat Jan 17, 2015 11:36 pm

What an intriguing little build! The clues where there before the OXO cube arrived :o But, after seeing the scale "exposer" (tm) and I became convinced of the diminutive size of this kit and my interest has been severely alerted.

The corrugated parts supplied were deemed to blemish riddled to be worth keeping, so the offending parts were given the chop job and used as a pattern for replacement parts made from corrugated sheet styrene rummaged out of my box of "Very Useful Things (tm)"

I have a box of "Needful Things" (tm)which dependent on what is flavour of the month has been known to contain "fur fabric" (makes wonderful thatch) some scraps of wall paper samples (anaglypta and woodchip) makes great paving or stone walling, scouring pads for hedges and loads of NEEDFUL THINGS, the drawback is storing all this stuff :angry-banghead: . Most of the time I forget what I have and use something else instead???
But I digress :shhh: Here's a "K" for a most unusual subject. I look forward to this evolving into a most pleasing subject??
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Re: Morrigans build the third.

Postby Paul » Sun Jan 18, 2015 12:19 pm

Excellent work on this Morrigan K but no (tm) !!!!! :D :D :D

Looking at what you have, I think that was a great idea to start with the body first. :) :) :)
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Re: Morrigans build the third.

Postby Paul » Thu Jan 29, 2015 2:26 pm

Hi Morrigan,

Have you been able to do any more on this build? :)
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Re: Morrigans build the third.

Postby morrigan » Sat Jan 31, 2015 10:18 pm

not yet as the last couple of weeks has been hectic but never fear the bus will be here!
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Re: Morrigans build the third.

Postby Paul » Sun Feb 01, 2015 9:52 am

morrigan wrote:not yet as the last couple of weeks has been hectic but never fear the bus will be here!

Hi Morrigan,

So you've been vey "Bus"y then .........!!!!!!! :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling:
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Re: Morrigans build the third.

Postby morrigan » Thu Feb 05, 2015 3:25 am

ooh heck the bus is coming!
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Some of the fiddly bits have made into sub assemblies, careful application of glue will allow for 'steerable' front wheels:
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Not so fiddly bits fitted to the chassis ladder frame, in its present state looks more like a soapbox derby contender than a bus.
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Re: Morrigans build the third.

Postby morrigan » Sat Feb 07, 2015 9:08 am

To liven up what be a fairly bland underside of black on black, I've decided my bus has been in service for a bit and will have a nice rusty exhaust to add a splash of colour.

After a base coat of black primer, I applied a coat of leather brown to the exhaust pipes and drybrushed the muffler oily steel:
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I then used a bit of sponge to daub on some red leather:
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Followed by some orange and yellow ochre to finish:
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Re: Morrigans build the third.

Postby Paul » Sat Feb 07, 2015 11:22 am

Hi Morrigan,

Great extra thought to detailing again :clap: :clap: :D

NB, Blakey would be really proud of you !!!!! :) :) :laughing-rolling:
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Re: Morrigans build the third.

Postby royjess » Sat Feb 07, 2015 1:48 pm

The rust on the exhaust looks really effective and realistic. K awarded :clap:
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Re: Morrigans build the third.

Postby morrigan » Sun Feb 08, 2015 10:06 am

Thank you both!
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Re: Morrigans build the third.

Postby morrigan » Sun Feb 08, 2015 10:12 am

The engines been fitted, a grime wash was applied to the engine and the leaf springs got a rust wash.
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The seats and other interior details were fitted, the seating is not the usual seating arrangment!
The interior colours are mostly guess work fromthe one black and white photo I found on found with some google-fu as the instructions advise to paint everything except the seats silver!
Judging by the size of the steering wheel, no power steering was fitted!
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Re: Morrigans build the third.

Postby morrigan » Sun Feb 08, 2015 10:19 am

The engines been fitted, a grime wash was applied to the engine and the leaf springs got a rust wash.
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The seats and other interior details were fitted, the seating is not the usual seating arrangement!
The interior colours are mostly guess work from the one black and white photo I found on found with some google-fu as the instructions advise to paint everything except the seats silver!
Judging by the size of the steering wheel, no power steering was fitted!
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The floor was then fitted to the chassis.
Note the mighty 75hp engine in comparison to the body :shock:
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To show the effects of shuttling Luftwaffe officers and scenic trips in the country side, I muddied up the underside with very thin tan paint applied at very low pressure to let the paint spatter:
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Re: Morrigans build the third.

Postby Paul » Sun Feb 08, 2015 10:22 am

Hi Morrigan,

Yes it's certainly an interesting seat arrangement as you say.

Also many thanks for the extra advice re: the pressure for an airbrush to achieve different effects. :D :D
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Re: Morrigans build the third.

Postby Mark » Sun Feb 08, 2015 2:15 pm

It can be a very useful technique Paul. I did the same thing with the carbon fibre brakes on my YZR-M1

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Re: Morrigans build the third.

Postby Paul » Sun Feb 08, 2015 2:22 pm

Mark wrote:It can be a very useful technique Paul. I did the same thing with the carbon fibre brakes on my YZR-M1

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Firstly Morrigan apologies for the HiJack :oops: :oops: :oops:

Many thanks Mark :D , as it was something that Casp mentioned as well.... :) :) :)

Originally I just thought "chuck the compressor on" and then just adjust the airbrush settings..... :oops: :oops: :oops:

Oh Heck, I do have a lot to learn with this lot !!!!! :)
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Re: Morrigans build the third.

Postby farrabass » Mon Feb 09, 2015 8:49 pm

Great tips about the rust effect that you use! amazing how near my rust application mirrors yours?
I have kept a small bottle of a mixture I made a while ago for rusting items and it seems to have got better with age.
Have a "K" for a very informative build..........
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