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Anyone fancy a garden shed/coffin model?
« on: February 03, 2012, 10:03:37 PM »
Hey,

  As some of you know, I started making tin models.

My first one was a sort of vintage racing car (see 1st pic), and my 2nd was the coffin/shed car we bought!

What do you think? Took a while to make, but I'm happy with the result :)
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Re: Anyone fancy a garden shed/coffin model?
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2012, 08:01:04 AM »
Nice. I made a Trojan and a Tg 500 from cigar tins, paper clips etc. You might want to try Resin too.
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Re: Anyone fancy a garden shed/coffin model?
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2012, 12:39:14 PM »
Nice. I made a Trojan and a Tg 500 from cigar tins, paper clips etc. You might want to try Resin too.

WXhat sort of resin do you mean? Makingn a wooden mold then cast with resin?

I will try and make a TG soon, but its gonna be a challenge! I'll try and buy some flat metal, since the tin I use isnt flat, it keeps curling, warping, and its corrugated!

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Re: Anyone fancy a garden shed/coffin model?
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2012, 08:54:55 AM »
2 pack expoxy-based modeller's putty, like Milliput. Mix it, shape like Plasticene then let it harden. From Model, Arts and Crafts, and some DIY shops. Also used a lot in film and TV, Museums, and restoration work.
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Re: Anyone fancy a garden shed/coffin model?
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2012, 10:25:42 AM »
2 pack expoxy-based modeller's putty, like Milliput. Mix it, shape like Plasticene then let it harden. From Model, Arts and Crafts, and some DIY shops. Also used a lot in film and TV, Museums, and restoration work.

Doesnt seem as fun, butv I bet its easier!

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Re: Anyone fancy a garden shed/coffin model?
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2012, 11:34:20 PM »
Next on is this... I already made the right wing. I wonder fi I will mae it the same as the car, having 2 different wings? When the car was rolled back in 1960, they swapped a few parts over, like the door and left wing. The right wing is the early 2 piece one, more rounded, like the 175 ones. The wing I made so far is very rounded, I could do both ;)

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Re: Anyone fancy a garden shed/coffin model?
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2012, 08:33:52 AM »
Tin toys and resin ones both have their appeal and uses/challenges. My Trojan model was all tine, my TG 500 was tin with resin on nose and wings. I curved the Trojan tin by hammering, but the TG's deeper nose and wing curves were too much for the tin which split so I did basic shallow curves then added resin to flesh-out the curves. I only had 2 very poor  quality black and white photocopies to work with, and memory, and had to guess some of the shapes, like the rear end of the Trojan. The copies were from a library book in Fulham, and I thought the TG was white, but I did copy the number plate. decades later at my first NMCR in 2008 I had my models on display on the back shelf of DUF. Returning to Duf after a break I saw that a pale blue TG had parked in front of DUF and I recognised the number, and got a few photos of the TG's owner holding my model in front of their car.
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Re: Anyone fancy a garden shed/coffin model?
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2012, 11:41:02 AM »
Tin toys and resin ones both have their appeal and uses/challenges. My Trojan model was all tine, my TG 500 was tin with resin on nose and wings. I curved the Trojan tin by hammering, but the TG's deeper nose and wing curves were too much for the tin which split so I did basic shallow curves then added resin to flesh-out the curves. I only had 2 very poor  quality black and white photocopies to work with, and memory, and had to guess some of the shapes, like the rear end of the Trojan. The copies were from a library book in Fulham, and I thought the TG was white, but I did copy the number plate. decades later at my first NMCR in 2008 I had my models on display on the back shelf of DUF. Returning to Duf after a break I saw that a pale blue TG had parked in front of DUF and I recognised the number, and got a few photos of the TG's owner holding my model in front of their car.

You got any more pictures of them? (I only saw the one you posted ages ago)
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Re: Anyone fancy a garden shed/coffin model?
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2012, 09:03:22 PM »
That's the only ones I have, can post them again if you like.
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Re: Anyone fancy a garden shed/coffin model?
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2012, 09:16:37 PM »
That's the only ones I have, can post them again if you like.

Ones? I only saw one picture, of both next to each other. Can you please post the others?

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Re: Anyone fancy a garden shed/coffin model?
« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2012, 09:06:13 AM »



That's DUF, my red Trojan parked in front of the TG in the bottom pic.
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Re: Anyone fancy a garden shed/coffin model?
« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2012, 02:13:47 PM »



That's DUF, my red Trojan parked in front of the TG in the bottom pic.

Nice! Thats a proper microcar rally. Shame there arent any like that over here, south of France!

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Re: Anyone fancy a garden shed/coffin model?
« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2012, 02:18:30 PM »
ANY microcar rally is bound to be good if it has a nice, fun, cartoony logo, just like your new site  ;D
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Re: Anyone fancy a garden shed/coffin model?
« Reply #13 on: February 07, 2012, 09:26:42 PM »
ANY microcar rally is bound to be good if it has a nice, fun, cartoony logo, just like your new site  ;D

Hehe yeah! That means my new sit is already awesome, even if its blank, just has the logo you made :)
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Re: Anyone fancy a garden shed/coffin model?
« Reply #14 on: February 09, 2012, 05:22:09 PM »
does this count as a model?
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