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Completion of Revell's London Bus (1:24) - In memory of my late friend Thomas Emberger (†54)

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Hi Manfred,

 

I'm not sure how long the Micro Krystal Klear takes to dry.  I think it's about an hour or so.  

 

 

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Thanks Mike,

 

then the panes should fog up no longer later, I hope ... :hmmm:

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Manfred,

 

Hopefully the superglue will cure fast and there will be no fogging.

 

Mike.

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Hi Mike,

 

the windows I have glued into the body some days before shipping, therefore I think, that the superglue had cured completely and there sould be no further fogging, hopefully ... top.gif

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Hello everybody,

 

the gluing of the upper deck in the body turned out to be the expected difficult matter, smiley_worship.gif because it was very close, and especially at the rear end of the body the last inches could be pressed downwards only with difficulty, but still with the utmost care. Only then the inner connections between the upper deck and the body were glued together without ruffle or excitement ... up035091.gif

 

So that all places glue together well, I have ballasted the body with two books and let dry everything for some time.  top.gif

 

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Afterwards I have glued the cover onto the lower deck. 

 

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Thanks for looking in. up040577.gif

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Hello everybody,

 

in the same way, meanwhile I have also glued the windows of the lower deck into the body, and then all sliding windows on both sides were glued on. :coolio:

 

The installation of the lower deck with the complete chassis into the body was a similar difficult and stressful matter as with the upper deck and could be proceeded only slowly and very carefully, but has finally succeeded. speak_cool.gif  Afterwards the inner connections between the chassis and the body were glued together in the same way as before with the upper deck.

 

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Thereby the hardest part of the job was done, and so I was able to turn to various decor details of the body. top.gif

 

When looking at various photos, I've seen that there is a metal-colored guide rail on the driver's door, which is disregarded in Revell's construction manual. As a result, I've  carefully removed the red paint there and painted it silvery.

 

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Source: londonseite.de

 

Then there were still to paint and install the rearview mirrors and flashing lights, as well as the headlights on the hood and the taillights.

 

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For bordering of the lights as well as for the rings on the front wheel rims and the frame of the radiator grill, 

 

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Source: londonseite.de

 

I've used Chrome Bare-Metal Foil, but the application of which was not easy and required some practice. :rolleyes:

 

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The trickiest part of it was the the bordering of the radiator grill, what one can see in the following images. :hmmm:

 

At first I tried an application with narrow stripes, but what I've soon discarded, because this method is too complicated ... analintruder.gif

 

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Then I've covered the entire grill surface with a foil piece, which was carefully pressed onto the grill,

 

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and then the contours were cut out with greatest cautiousness with a new cutter, smiley_worship.gif

 

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and lastly all was gently smoothed using a toothpick and Q-tip.


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And with this result I was reasonably satisfied. up040577.gif


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Next will follow the rings on the wheel rims ... up035091.gif

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Good job on the grill Manfred!

 

The bus is really coming together now, and is looking great.

 

Cheer's,

Jeff.

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Thanks Jeff for looking in on me, :worship:

 

yeah, it goes into the final round, s-sport-boxer02.gif I already can see the light at the end of the tunnel ... gut.gif

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Hello everyone,

 

let's go on and try the same technique to the wheel rims. :coolio: 

 

The overhanging foil was easy to separate off by holding the cutter blade at the outer verge of the ring and then slowly turning the wheel through step by step. speak_cool.gif But unfortunately, the inner verge did let not separate in the same way, because the cutter there has slipped away always and produced no clean cut. up043952.gif

 

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So I've modified the technique a bit by first cutting out a circle with the inner diameter of the ring with a cutting compass (but within a larger piece of foil),

 

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and then carefully placing this piece of foil with its hole onto the wheel rim. That was extremely tricky, smiley_worship.gif because the foil is very thin and warps quickly when detached, but then with a steady hand I yet still succeeded  finally and was happy. top.gif

 

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Then the overhanging foil was separated off as previously described, and after the foil ring was tenderly smoothed with my soft fingers and a Q-tip


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the result looked pretty good. up045518.gif


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So far for today, and thanks for still staying tuned. up040577.gif

 

 

 

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