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Post by IanH Mon Dec 25, 2023 11:23 am

Pressie from MrsH
Pity it's a VW but thought counts.... New van for Xmas 1f601  New van for Xmas 1f601  New van for Xmas 1f601 

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Post by Peter Brown Mon Dec 25, 2023 11:33 am

I got a lego Aston Martin DB5 from my son, I'm waiting for him to arrive and help me assemble - role reversal from forty years ago!
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Post by Askit Mon Dec 25, 2023 12:22 pm

That looks like a useful tin Ian lol4

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Post by IanH Mon Dec 25, 2023 12:25 pm

It's going to have the camera we only use with the MH in it Tony!
Pic when done. up!
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Post by mikethebike Mon Dec 25, 2023 12:45 pm

All you need is the Sargent upgrade Kit. hugegrins hugegrins hugegrins

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Post by IanH Mon Dec 25, 2023 12:49 pm

Nice thought but that would make it impossible to assemble!!
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Post by Monty-Plym Mon Dec 25, 2023 1:09 pm

You will probably fit it with a solar panel and a split charger   lol4

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Post by Tinwheeler Mon Dec 25, 2023 1:58 pm

…..but not a lithium battery.  party019
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Post by babian Tue Dec 26, 2023 8:55 am

I wouldn't put it together...future classic VW collectable?
Also keep it in your A/S and those little brackets and screws might come in handy for holding a cupboard or two from falling apart in the future.
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Post by IanH Tue Dec 26, 2023 4:18 pm

With 112 nuts and 100 bolts it's probably got more in it than the real thing!!!
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Post by groundhog Tue Dec 26, 2023 8:57 pm

We all know which is the most important nut don't we Ian!
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Post by IanH Tue Dec 26, 2023 9:38 pm

Actually it's somewhere under my bench, where all that falls to the floor disappears forever!!
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Post by groundhog Tue Dec 26, 2023 9:44 pm

I thought it was the one putting it together.
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Post by IanH Tue Dec 26, 2023 9:58 pm

It is! Lightning engine change was easier than this thing!!!
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Post by nuevoboy Wed Dec 27, 2023 9:57 am

I had one of those about four years ago Ian.
It was one of the trickiest things I've ever had to assemble.
You certainly need spacial awareness to follow the instruction diagrams to make sure you've used the right bits in the correct place.

I made it slightly more difficult (and longer to assemble) as I had a new camera with the facility to collate the photos into a stop-go video, so was taking a photograph after each stage.
Thankfully, I've still got the video somewhere, so will just look at that rather than try and build it again. 

Have fun.
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Post by IanH Wed Dec 27, 2023 10:42 am

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New van for Xmas Img_2506Did it. Totally agree with nuevoboy, bloody difficult! Had to add the solar panel, as we all know, no MH is complete without one!!
Useful extra tools for assy include angle grinder, tig welder and a magnifying glass!!
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Post by Peter Brown Wed Dec 27, 2023 4:43 pm

Lots of bits but easy to assemble. Not a great resemblance to the original DB5 that I did see 'perform live' sy the Edinburgh Military Tattoo in the '60's:

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Post by Dave 418 Wed Dec 27, 2023 5:30 pm

It’s the year for models because my daughter bought me a Rolife 3D puzzle of a Fokker Tri Plane. She knows I used to make lots of plastic models but this is different being made of wood.
So far it’s going well but it’s a bit delicate for my arthritic fingers. It clips together with care and I have only resorted to superglue once. blushes I doubt it flying but it will make a nice shelf model.
Sorry no pictures, I havnt got to that bit of posting yet.
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