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Postby casper » Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:53 pm

This Kit was purchased by my adorable wife Lorraine (Blonde) who has always wanted to drive. She wrote off a Car (borrowed to us by a RAF Tornado Pilot who was staying in the Valley Hotel Anglesey to promote the new plane) ....we had only been together a week, she told me she could drive so I let her have a go :angry-banghead: needless to say she put the metal to the floor in first gear and drove it up the hedge and into a field full of sheep :laughing-rolling:
Anyway...sorry to rabbit on :auto-layrubber: :animals-sheep: :animals-sheep: :animals-sheep:

I love this little kit and Car, these things are fetching big bucks these days :shock: :o
Not settled on colour yet, so many different paint designs :shock: but I think I will be doing a two colour car.
Anyway to get started here are a few pics of the kit :)
Box art is superb (anyone know who did the art for Revell)
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Re: Revell BMW Isetta 250 1/16 scale

Postby casper » Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:55 pm

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Re: Revell BMW Isetta 250 1/16 scale

Postby casper » Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:57 pm

Instructions are nice, good to see some colour.

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Re: Revell BMW Isetta 250 1/16 scale

Postby casper » Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:59 pm

Decal sheet
seat decals look good
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Re: Revell BMW Isetta 250 1/16 scale

Postby casper » Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:05 pm

Sprue pics
parts look nice and crisp. Not much of an engine in this but you won't see most of it. Also the chassis is moulded with the floor so some masking to do or hand brushing.

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Postby casper » Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:07 pm

Wheels, roof and side panels
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Postby casper » Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:08 pm

Chrome parts. look pretty good :think:
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Postby casper » Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:09 pm

Clear parts
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Re: Revell BMW Isetta 250 1/16 scale

Postby casper » Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:10 pm

Tires and headlights. No side markings
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Re: Revell BMW Isetta 250 1/16 scale

Postby casper » Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:12 pm

and last but not least the bodywork. My favourite parts :D
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Re: Revell BMW Isetta 250 1/16 scale

Postby number1 » Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:21 pm

Looks good, popcorn ready!
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Re: Revell BMW Isetta 250 1/16 scale

Postby Mark » Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:34 pm

Looks a nice kit. More popcorn for me too please (butter flavour!)

Are you going to add the white wall decals to the tyres? It sounds like a recipe for disaster to me. I'm not convinced decals will stick to rubber long term.
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Re: Revell BMW Isetta 250 1/16 scale

Postby casper » Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:24 pm

Was just looking at the decal sheet and thinking about the white-wall decals :think: Not sure yet whether to use them yet.
I am toying on the Idea of an off white for the top half and wheels so a white wall probably wouldn't look right.
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Re: Revell BMW Isetta 250 1/16 scale

Postby casper » Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:15 pm

couple of sub assemblies
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Re: Revell BMW Isetta 250 1/16 scale

Postby casper » Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:17 am

Steering wheel is held in place with a simple sliding ball joint that attaches to the door.
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Re: Revell BMW Isetta 250 1/16 scale

Postby casper » Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:26 am

I can't lay down any paint at the moment until I get a new compressor so I will spend some time cleaning up the parts and doing some dry fitting to get a feel for the kit. Its a little bigger than I thought it would be and the parts are nice, some work needed on the main body over the wheel arches but not too bad really. The door has a small twist in it but with the interior panel attached it straightens it out. The engine is small and basic but you could improve on it.
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Re: Revell BMW Isetta 250 1/16 scale

Postby steve131 » Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:11 pm

8-) Cool kit ,got to admit do like Revell ,Snapdragons pointed the way with his Arado . Quite good prices as well enjoying this . Interesting back story as well :lol:
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Re: Revell BMW Isetta 250 1/16 scale

Postby casper » Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:58 am

Thanks steve :)
I did the top half of the car body and door in Off white before my compressor died and masked up ready for the lower colour. The engine had a coat of dull aluminium and black and the suitcase and car rack were hand painted and a small leather strap added. The rack was coated in Molotow liquid chrome, this stuff is amazing. didn't get a super smooth finish on the rack but it looks ok. will give the case a wash of diluted tamiya smoke later to weather it up a little.
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Re: Revell BMW Isetta 250 1/16 scale

Postby casper » Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:41 pm

Vallejo White primer then off white and Dark Mediterranean blue :)
Gloss coat next. :) but first i fine sand and polish
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