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Offline Cat

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Max'34 (RR Phantom II, completed)
« on: September 03, 2019, 05:55:06 AM »
Taking a brief detour from my Wacky Max modelling to do up a regular racer for more standard Maximillian 1934 gaming: a 1931 Rolls Royce Phantom II Roadster.

These Citgo promotional models from 1970 are not precision model kits.  There were some rather noticeable gaps to be filled.  Used strips of styrene to take care of the big gaps around the passenger cockpit.  Green Stuff and a good deal of finesse to fill in gaps between body and rear fenders without the pieces sticking together so I can keep them separate for spray painting.

The model was designed for left hand drive (as were the types built in the Rolls Royce plant in Springfield, Mass), I switched it over to right hand drive for a UK built version to participate in the Ramsey Death Dash and other races on The Grande Tour European circuit.

Folded down roof came from another Citgo Classic Car model.  Roll bar and tubes for rear caltrop dropper from brass tube, fed from hopper inside the closed rumble seat.  Twin Lewis guns with the early style cooling shrouds from Murch's Pulp Figures.  Driver from Crooked Dice; she only comes in a standing pose, so had to convert one to sitting and driving.*  Sidearm is a Beretta MAB 18 converted by dicing and splicing a plastic US carbine from Bolt Action.

* Strange mysteries of the hobby.  ¿Why did Crooked Dice only make standing figures of Penelope and Dastardly, and not driver figures too? 
« Last Edit: September 14, 2019, 05:00:52 AM by Cat »

Offline Cat

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Re: Max'34 (RR Phantom II, WIP)
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2019, 04:44:55 AM »
And The Catmobile #9 is ready to roll with 'The Manx Cat' at the wheel!

[photo backdrop modified from a Wikimedia Commons photograph of Niarbyl Bay on the Isle of Man by Gregory J Kingsley]

Offline Panama

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Re: Max'34 (RR Phantom II, completed)
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2019, 09:21:55 AM »
Excellent :)

Offline Thargor

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Re: Max'34 (RR Phantom II, completed)
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2019, 10:59:02 AM »
You've done a great job there.

Offline Michi

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Re: Max'34 (RR Phantom II, completed)
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2019, 12:05:37 PM »
Lovely vehicle and driver!  :-*

Offline von Lucky

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Re: Max'34 (RR Phantom II, completed)
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2019, 10:04:12 AM »
Lovely kit-bashing and painting.
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Offline marianas_gamer

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Re: Max'34 (RR Phantom II, completed)
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2019, 12:23:48 PM »
Love it all!! :-* :-*
LB
Got to kick at the darkness till it bleeds daylight.

Offline Freelancer

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Re: Max'34 (RR Phantom II, completed)
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2019, 03:35:26 AM »
Wow, that car is perfect. Nice work

Offline Cat

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Re: Max'34 (RR Phantom II, completed)
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2019, 04:17:06 PM »
Thanks folks, this was a fun one to work on!
 
I always prefer working with plastic when I can.
 
I did grumble a fair amount about hard-metal alloys when chopping and splicing the figure into a seated position at the wheel though.

Offline Freelancer

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Re: Max'34 (RR Phantom II, completed)
« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2019, 09:02:53 AM »
You did a good job repositioning the driver. Eureka miniatures do a few drivers for Max 34. I went and checked ebay and bought a bunch of those Citgo cars after seeing your work.