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    I had this Monogram MGA static model on my "to-do" pile for some time, so I thought that tonight was a good time to kick my brass into gear and get going on it.

    The body has just been stripped of its paint which accounts for the rough appearance.

    Here are some photos of the car so far:













    I am trying to build a bunch of cars and get them ready for painting/detailing so I can paint in a batch.

    As always, any and all comments are more than welcomed.

    Thanks

    John

  • #2
    Hi John, I like your MGA. In fact I like all MGA's

    That Monogram looks a very similar kit to the Lindberg version I used on my TLOR proxy entry.

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    • #3
      Looking forward to seeing it finished. Nice work!

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      • #4
        So far - so good!

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        • #5
          Looks like a good start but some chassis pics please.

          Chris

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          • #6
            Thanks so very much for the very supportive posts!

            Munter, the Monogram and Lindberg MGAs seem to be very close to each other if not identical except that the panel lines for the Monogram are raised while the Lindberg are recessed.

            LittleDrummerBoy, the car will hopefully be ready for painting next weekend.

            Dr. Vanski, your encouragement is very welcomed, I'm sure that you recognize the motor!

            Chris, here are some photos of the chassis:











            Thanks again

            John

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            • #7
              Thanks John. Basic question for your rear axle: is that just 3/32" tube soldered to the rails? How much play is in there? It seems like a simple alternative to typical axle brackets.

              Thanks in advance,
              Chris

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              • #8
                Chris, yes the rear is 3/32" brass tube soldered to the main frame rails. It is simple but works quite well.

                There is not much play in the rear axle, just enough to make it work.

                I hope this helps.

                Thanks

                John
                Last edited by kitmen; 12-17-2012, 07:44 AM.

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                • #9
                  Trying to get some of my unfinished projects done.

                  I painted the MGA and added inserts to the wheels.

                  Here is what I got done tonight:













                  Next step is to apply the decals and clear coat.

                  Any and all comments are more than welcomed.

                  Thanks

                  John

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                  • #10
                    Looks good John, what will you use for a windscreen?
                    The original in my Lindberg kit was a loop of plastic with no glass supplied.
                    For my TLOR entry I used the back screen from a Ninco rally car cut to a suitable size.

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                    • #11
                      Munter, thanks very much for your very kind words!

                      I wasn't planning to put a windscreen on the car.

                      I found this great web site I have been using for reference:

                      http://barcboys.com/

                      The MGAs that were raced had the stock windscreens removed for the most part and tiny clear "deflectors" were used or nothing at all.

                      If you have a chance, check this site out. It is a great collection of photos showing an era when you drove a car to the track, removed the windscreen, taped your headlights, raced, then put the windscreen back on, took the tape off and drove the car home.

                      Thanks

                      John

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                      • #12
                        Barc

                        Great site - brought back a lot of memories

                        Thanks

                        EM

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                        • #13
                          EM, very pleased to hear that you liked the web site. There are some really cool photos posted on it.

                          I did some work last evening adding decals, headlamp tape and a clear coat:











                          Next is to complete the driver and get him in the car.

                          Any and all comments are more than welcomed.

                          Thanks

                          John

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                          • #14
                            Well John, not only do I like your car but I like the way you ask for feedback on your build threads.
                            It is commendable that you do this.
                            Regards
                            John

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                            • #15
                              Thank you John for your very welcomed comments!

                              I really enjoy the perspectives of the enthusiasts that post here. The feedback I have received, like yours, has been exceptionally helpful and motivating.

                              I originally bought this MGA in a grab bag at a hobby show and thought that I could at least make a racer out of it.

                              Thanks again

                              John

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