Riley Monaco 1933

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Riley Monaco 1933

Postby BrockleyAndrew » Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:37 am

Inspired by Jim S-W's steady work rate and having bothered him with many questions over the years I decided to dust off this car which had stalled 4 years ago over a decision about spoked or molded wheels....

I had painted the roof gloss black to match the door uppers and windscreen surround, but a recent chancing across a cluster of Austin 7s in Wisley Garden car park had let me see some sliding roof panels in the flesh and they are clearly separate from the metalwork of the body of the car. So I sanded back a little and added a piece of paper to give the sliding panel a lip over the molded runners

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Re: Riley Monaco 1933

Postby BrockleyAndrew » Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:43 am

I then painted the roof section in matt grey. Most photographs have semi gloss - I like the contrast between the matt roof and the high gloss car bonnet at the moment but I may give it a little sheen later

Andrew
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Re: Riley Monaco 1933

Postby BrockleyAndrew » Sat Apr 28, 2018 3:26 pm

Well, after an hour and 3 attempts at a windscreen I'm quite happy with this. I ended up using a thicker plastic as it kept itself flat.
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Re: Riley Monaco 1933

Postby BrockleyAndrew » Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:26 pm

Thinking about the headlamps now and, as I said on the Brettel Rd, I momentarily got excited about the idea of working headlamps. Jim suggested running optic fibre through a hole in the wheel mudguards. I have had a pleasant time finding photos and adverts for the Riley. Here are a few.

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BrockleyAndrew
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Re: Riley Monaco 1933

Postby BrockleyAndrew » Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:20 pm

One of the things I am enjoying with this is the sense of moving on and the feeling of accumulative achievement. I have been incredibly guilty of not attempting modelling because I worried I didn't have the right/correct materials/tools/products and forgot that just trying something gives a quick lesson, even on a basic This Works/Doesn't Work level. Photographing the result also shows up mistakes. I only realised, after posting the photo of the windscreen, that it highlights an angle gap on the windscreen bottom, but I've tried filling the gap with glue and think that will save re-cutting a windscreen. The basic car kit, being metal, has allowed me to experiment with painting, and my botched attempts at can spraying were easy to wipe back and start again. Also I have deliberately attempted small steps, one thing per day or every few days. Saves fatigue and gives paint Lots of time to dry!


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