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Postby number1 » Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:49 pm

Made a start on this awhile ago, as with the Brough I started with the wheels, first job is to drill a total of 80 1mm holes for the spoke nipples plus a couple of smaller holes for the air valves.
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Re: MFH HRD Vincent

Postby number1 » Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:58 pm

Next job was to mask off the outer part of the rim so the centre can be painted gloss black.

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Gloss Black painted, Tamiya rattle can was used for this, saves getting the airbrush out!

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Re: MFH HRD Vincent

Postby number1 » Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:14 pm

The bit which I was dreading was applying the Red Decals, these are applied in 3 strips per side, after struggling with the first strip I decided to cut the strips in half which made them easier to handle. Still not entirely happy with them, but I think I can live with them :think:

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Re: MFH HRD Vincent

Postby number1 » Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:26 pm

Also made a start on the front wheel hub, a few of the parts needed.
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Hole drilled through for the axle, quite hard to get it straight all the way through, mine wasn't :angry-banghead:

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This is far as I can go with the hub until the rim is spoked.

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Re: MFH HRD Vincent

Postby number1 » Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:25 pm

On to the engine, which is the first thing to be built if you follow the instructions, plenty of parts to be cleaned up and numerous different size holes need to be drilled for screws, rivets etc.

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OXO cube for scale, its quite big!

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Thats as far as I got folks, thanks for looking in :handgestures-thumbup:
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Re: MFH HRD Vincent

Postby Mark » Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:35 am

Nice start Les.
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Re: MFH HRD Vincent

Postby Andi Little » Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:52 am

As Mark says - A good start. And may I add a start I've been looking forward to. Those pinstripes look the part and the engine looks to be an absolute jewel.

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Re: MFH HRD Vincent

Postby number1 » Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:19 pm

Been awhile since my last post, a little progress has been made.

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This time I'm using a brush on etching primer, followed by Tamiya fine surface primer before the final top coat, hopefully the paint won't flake of easily :pray:
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Re: MFH HRD Vincent

Postby wingnut2 » Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:42 pm

Hi Les, good to see this one back on your bench !
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Re: MFH HRD Vincent

Postby Andi Little » Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:12 pm

You'll have to let me know how you get on with the etch primer? The Halfords spray can was a bust, not discernably any better than your standard "grey". I don't want to get involved with any two-pack products (a) because of the amount of wastage ( I tend to paint and finish as I go ) and (b) I work in the house and it used to be pretty unpleasant stuff in a fully extracted workshop.
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Re: MFH HRD Vincent

Postby number1 » Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:04 pm

Andi Little wrote:You'll have to let me know how you get on with the etch primer? The Halfords spray can was a bust, not discernably any better than your standard "grey". I don't want to get involved with any two-pack products (a) because of the amount of wastage ( I tend to paint and finish as I go ) and (b) I work in the house and it used to be pretty unpleasant stuff in a fully extracted workshop.


Hi Andi, the stuff I'm trying is Mr Hobby MrMetal Primer R, it's colourless but does have some nasty fumes, so I use it in the spray booth with the extractor on, seems compatible with the Tamiya paints I'm using. As you can see its early days but the bits ive painted so far is holding up well. This stuff was recommend by my local model shop whom I know quite well, it also comes as a spray paint..
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Re: MFH HRD Vincent

Postby wingnut2 » Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:44 pm

Hi Les, don't know much about "primers" and stuff but I am enjoying the build keep up the good work :clap:
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Re: MFH HRD Vincent

Postby Mark » Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:11 pm

Well, to throw confusion into the pot, I also tried the Mr Hobby metal primer and had lots of chipping! I'm currently in the process of trying Halfords white primer for the Rally 037 bodywork. I guess that there is no one answer, and I'm insanely jealous of people who post perfectly painted bodywork on MFH kits!
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Re: MFH HRD Vincent

Postby number1 » Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:48 pm

Another little update, the cylinder fins and head are not yet fixed, just placed on to get an ideal if any more tweaking is required, the tiny screw heads were a nerve racking time trying not to lose any, so far only one is missing :dance:

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Must get some better photos next time!
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Re: MFH HRD Vincent

Postby wingnut2 » Tue May 01, 2018 5:05 pm

Hi Les, coming along nicely ! I don't think I would have your patients :? :D
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Re: MFH HRD Vincent

Postby Mark » Wed May 02, 2018 1:45 am

Looking lovely Les.
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Re: MFH HRD Vincent

Postby number1 » Sat May 19, 2018 7:58 pm

Time for an update on progress so far, there is an error on the first page with the location of part 118, the red line is where the instructions point to so I duly drilled a hole to except the part, luckily I thought I would add it later, it wasn't untill studying the instructions that on page 2 I saw the part was in fact where the Green line shows, a quick search on the internet confirmed this was the correct place, I now have a small hole to fill and paint ;)
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Actually the red line should be a bit higher, you can see the hole I first drilled a little further up.
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Re: MFH HRD Vincent

Postby number1 » Sat May 19, 2018 8:09 pm

View of the left hand side.


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View from the top.

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Front view.

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Next item to do are the carbs, thanks for looking, till next time thats all folks :D
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Re: MFH HRD Vincent

Postby steve131 » Sun May 20, 2018 10:56 am

Great work lovely looking model :clap:
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Re: MFH HRD Vincent

Postby Mark » Sun May 20, 2018 11:57 am

Stunning!
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