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Author Topic: GMML T-68A Manchester Metrolink Tram.  (Read 8491 times)

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Re: GMML T-68A Manchester Metrolink Tram.
« Reply #45 on: February 24, 2014, 07:43:57 pm »
I second the WSF and Vinyl combination as a way of reducing the cost of the vehicles, which has worked very well on the 313.

With only the roof and inner ends left exposed, there's not much finishing to do, the vinyls give flush glazing (you need to glaze inside to prevent any dust sticking to the reverse of the windows, and it makes if much easier to get a good-looking finished model.

I realise that vinyl is not everyone's cup of tea, so there should still be potential for a FUD version.
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Re: GMML T-68A Manchester Metrolink Tram.
« Reply #46 on: February 24, 2014, 08:18:08 pm »
I'm all for the vinyl solution, but with the doors off the face of the vehicle, and then the door mechanism further out from the body again, do you have any idea's about getting around this?
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Re: GMML T-68A Manchester Metrolink Tram.
« Reply #47 on: February 24, 2014, 08:31:09 pm »
I would go for separate bodyside and door panels, rather than all in one go. The door runners would best be left out altogether and painted before vinyling.
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Re: GMML T-68A Manchester Metrolink Tram.
« Reply #48 on: February 24, 2014, 08:48:16 pm »
I would go for separate bodyside and door panels, rather than all in one go. The door runners would best be left out altogether and painted before vinyling.
Would it make it easier if I separate the door panels from the body so the door can be wrapped and then glued to the model or if I left it in one piece? (may also then give the option of if modelling as a static item, for the doors to be opened showing the interior.

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Re: GMML T-68A Manchester Metrolink Tram.
« Reply #49 on: February 24, 2014, 09:27:34 pm »
Adam,  :pmsign:

 

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