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Postby Mark » Mon Jan 24, 2011 11:25 am

Just got the first delivery, issues 1, 2 & 3. The quality looks superb. However, I'm not going to start building until there is a little more to do. The next delivery is supposed to be posted around the 4th Feb, so not too long to wait :)

I got the Aston Martin book on Sat as well. Nice book, interesting stuff.
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Re: Mark's DB5

Postby Paul » Thu Feb 03, 2011 7:24 pm

Mark wrote:Just got the first delivery, issues 1, 2 & 3. The quality looks superb. However, I'm not going to start building until there is a little more to do. The next delivery is supposed to be posted around the 4th Feb, so not too long to wait :)

I got the Aston Martin book on Sat as well. Nice book, interesting stuff.

Hi Mark,
I'm just slightly behind you on the deliveries, so hopefully I can learn from your experiences!
I'm taking the same view as yourself i.e. start building when there is a little bit more to do.

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Re: Mark's DB5

Postby Mark » Thu Feb 17, 2011 12:35 pm

I got the next delivery yesterday. I couldn't resist putting a few parts together, although there isn't much to do at the moment.

The fan just pushes into the front of the engine. It doesn't rotate, but I don't encourage people to touch my models, so this really isn't a problem.

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The oil cap just pushes onto the head.

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The weapons tray parts push together. Make sure you get them straight before pushing them in.
This looks a little plasticy to me, so I shall give the gun a bit of a paint.

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The tyre is big and impressive. It has a mould line and flash down the centre. I shall sort this out by mounting it in a drill somehow, then holding a bit of sandpaper against it while the wheel is spinning. This should remove the flash and give the tyre a realistic worn appearance. However, I shall only do this once I've got all 4 tyres.

I'll get virtually all of the engine with the next delivery, so it will get a bit more interesting then.
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Re: Mark's DB5

Postby paulfhome » Thu Feb 17, 2011 12:47 pm

I don't have Mine yet, so it's nice to see them vicariously. I agree on the painting the weapons tray, a Mini project for sure. I'll put the build on My blog when I do it and post the link rather than publish it repeatedly, but I'll be sure to let you know how it all turns out.
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Re: Mark's DB5

Postby nw explorer » Thu Feb 17, 2011 2:02 pm

Im going to grain the gun stock and paint to give a bit more realism.
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Re: Mark's DB5

Postby David from Surrey » Thu Feb 17, 2011 3:06 pm

After saying "I'm not painting anything!", I'll definitely be painting some of the stuff in the weapons tray - it does look very black plasticcy at the moment.

A lot of difference between the one supplied for the model and....

the one on http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=h ... 8gbWl8jWCw

The model "grenade" has to be the least realistic item in there! Might well be replacing the 'grenade' altogether if I can find a model kit with something more akin to what I consider a grenade looks like!
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Re: Mark's DB5

Postby paulfhome » Thu Feb 17, 2011 3:37 pm

Good reference pic, where did that come from?
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Re: Mark's DB5

Postby David from Surrey » Thu Feb 17, 2011 4:10 pm

I just went into Google Images, and searched for "DB5 weapons tray".

(I'm really sorry if I'm taking the build diaries off on a tangent, but if a discussion point comes up then its best to discuss it as part of that thread, plus there's not a lot of building going on at the moment is there!)
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Re: Mark's DB5

Postby Paul » Thu Feb 17, 2011 6:58 pm

David from Surrey wrote:I just went into Google Images, and searched for "DB5 weapons tray".

(I'm really sorry if I'm taking the build diaries off on a tangent, but if a discussion point comes up then its best to discuss it as part of that thread, plus there's not a lot of building going on at the moment is there!)

Hi Mark,
Also many apologies for taking your build off on a tangent (as your comments on the parts and photos have been really useful - I think I'll be using this and others builds to help me a lot in the future).
Just in case anyone gets confused about the photo that David posted, I also checked Google and it doesn't come from the 007 DB5 website but another where someone has made a life sized replica (I think).

What paints would you suggest if you do decide to go down this route.
Also do you have any advice on the tyres for someone that could only manuallly sandpaper them individually.

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Re: Mark's DB5

Postby Mark » Thu Feb 17, 2011 7:34 pm

No worries, we enjoy a good thread hijack now and again ;)

That photo is very useful. However, it is better to post a link to the photo rather than copying it and uploading it here. It's less likely to upset the photo owner.

I've tried sanding tyres by hand, with limited success. Probably because I get fed up too quickly ! However, try cutting off the worst of the flash, then just rubbing the tread with medium grade sandpaper.
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Re: Mark's DB5

Postby Paul » Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:56 pm

Mark wrote:No worries, we enjoy a good thread hijack now and again ;)

That photo is very useful. However, it is better to post a link to the photo rather than copying it and uploading it here. It's less likely to upset the photo owner.

I've tried sanding tyres by hand, with limited success. Probably because I get fed up too quickly ! However, try cutting off the worst of the flash, then just rubbing the tread with medium grade sandpaper.

Hi Mark,
Many thanks for the advice on the tyres, I think I can cope with doing that as I have the patience, though they may not end up being totally "machined", at least they'll be hand built like a true AM !!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
NB - I didn't put the photo up, but it might be worth you mentioning it somewhere else on the forum, about things like this.
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Re: Mark's DB5

Postby Julian » Thu Feb 17, 2011 10:36 pm

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Re: Mark's DB5

Postby Mark » Fri Feb 18, 2011 1:57 am

Sorry Paul, I'd replied to two messages at once, without realising it.
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Re: Mark's DB5

Postby Paul » Fri Feb 18, 2011 4:44 pm

Mark wrote:Sorry Paul, I'd replied to two messages at once, without realising it.

Hi Mark,
No probs - and you are the site administrator, I just thought that you might strip me of my rank and banish me to the FB page to cause havoc there!!!!!!! :lol: :lol:
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Re: Mark's DB5

Postby Mark » Tue Mar 08, 2011 12:41 pm

Now I've got a few more parts to play with, I've started work a bit more seriously.

I've picked out the bolt heads on the fan with silver.

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The starter motor has had the end caps painted with Games Workshop Boltgun Metal. (It's close to gun metal). This is not strictly accurate, but it does give a nice contrast, and I have seen other starter motors with this colour scheme.

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The oil filter has had the top section painted Boltgun metal. The nut at the bottom has been painted silver. I've decided to leave the body black as it looks more period to me. The green oil filters in some photos look too modern to my eye.

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The plug boots have been painted black.

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The next job is to repaint the exhaust manifold (I hate painting these, I can never get them looking right !) and to make the distributor cap look better. I'm afraid 4 leads coming out of the Dizzy for a 6 cylinder engine is just plain wrong ! I shall also connect a lead from the dizzy to the coil when we get that (should be next delivery in issue 15).
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Re: Mark's DB5

Postby Tony DB5 » Tue Mar 08, 2011 1:32 pm

Mark,

I found a picture of a period distributor cap and the model version should be very easy to mod into this version.

Just remove the 4 wires, fill the hole left by them and drill the 7 holes in the correct positions.

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Re: Mark's DB5

Postby paulfhome » Tue Mar 08, 2011 1:53 pm

Gee, thanks, and just when I had thought that all I needed to do on this batch of parts was a little painting :shock: ;)
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Re: Mark's DB5

Postby Mark » Tue Mar 08, 2011 3:18 pm

Thanks Tony.
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Re: Mark's DB5

Postby Tony DB5 » Wed Mar 09, 2011 9:33 am

You're welcome Mark. :)
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Re: Mark's DB5

Postby Julian » Wed Mar 09, 2011 7:20 pm

LOL thats exactly what I was going to do

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