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ONETWENTYFOUR

VOLUME 6

DEC 14

Meet the Modellers - Garry Powell

OUR FIRST KIT REVIEW


MUSCLE CAR COMPETITION
PROJECT S.N.O.T.T
& LOTS MORE STUFF

1/24TH SCALE CAR MODELLERS OF SOUTH AFRICA

A N D

P R O U D
S P O N S O R S

S U P P O R T E R S
O F T H E S A N N L

ONE TWENTY FOUR


VOL 6

PAGE 13

DEC 2014

CONTENTS
3 - Dashboard
4 - Whats happening online
5 - New stuff
8 - Readers rides
11 - Meet the Modellers: Garry Powell
14 - Project S.N.O.T.T
15- Kit Review: Tamiya Porsche 934 RSR
16 - Willies on Fire
18- Modelling tips for Car Modellers

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Dashboard
Howdy Folks
If someone hasn't said it to you yet and managed to piss you off, Merry Christmas !

WE NEED YOU...
Every month the Car modelers pull out all the stops and
send in their photos and they are the reason we have
managed to survive this far.
Would you like to contribute an article or maybe even a
build or kit review?
What we are looking for are the following

As you can see, theres been a little bit of a


change around. Just a spruce up really, things
were starting to look a bit old and tatty and I
just wanted to spruce things up a bit.
Lots happening in this issue. We have the
Muscle Car Competition, our very first kit review and Garry Powell is our Featured Modeller, so that should keep you interested for a
few minutes.
I am having problems with the Yahoo Address
and it seems that it works only when it feels
like it, so from this moment on, the yahoo
address is dead. Please you the new gmail one
opposite
A little over ten months to go to the SANNLs
again, and probably like most people, you
haven't even started on your builds yet
Jaaaa, Im looking at you!
Im sure over the Christmas Season youll get
lots of modeling done, have a nice relax and be
ready to start, all over again, Next Year.

Build reviews: Any kit, Any subject.

How To Articles: that thing you do that you take


for granted might just be foreign to some people. If
youd like to do a how to article, jot it down and
send it through.

Product / Kit reviews: Every wanted to be a Kit Reviewer? Well heres your chance. Any kit you like.
Best way for ideas is to have a look through model
magazines and see how they do it.

Any ideas you have for features, articles etc, just


drop me a line and let me know.

You really dont need to be Shakespeare because I have a


very clever computer that sorts all that out.
You can submit in word format, with a few photos. (size
doesn't matter as I can compress the pictures).
Im looking for maybe a couple of guys that would be interested in doing an article or column every month, something funny, modeling related, give everyone a good giggle.
If youre interested, drop me a mail on the any of the
emails below, or on the Whatsapp group, or send me an
sms.

Where to send stuff:


If youd like to submit an article, or send in pictures
for the Magazine, then send them too:

onetwentyfoursa@gmail.com
Have a very Merry Christmas and Prosperous
New Year

See you all next month

(New Address, please take note)


Alternatively, if youd like to have a look at the website and post on there:

http://onetwentyfour.africamotion.net
Cheers
Steve

(If you have problems with email, or with the website,


drop me a mail to sfinch@grinaker-lta.co.za)

Steve Finch - 082 371 0953

http://onetwentyfour.africamotion.net
Onetwentyfour Website
You guys have again been great support on the Website, with all the stuff you are sending in.
Looks like the Sports Car Group Build is getting into the swing of things and progress is happening there.
Dont forget to vote in the Muscle Car Competition when that goes live.
Lots happening next year on the site, so keep an eye out...

Grumpys Website
If you haven't checked out Grumpys yet, then you really are not one of us!
Peter has a mix of modelling, humour, useful stuff, fatherly advice, AND, you can buy kits from him too.
Peter has links to all the important stuff like the SANNL galleries, the playboy channel etc, so do yourself a favour
and head over to Grumpys and take a look in his Garage...

http://modelmaker.africamotion.net

Modelmaker
If you didn't already know, Modelmaker is run by Geoff Perreira down on the south coast, and is predominately for
the South African Armour & Aircraft Modeller, but he has a few interesting things on there as well.
Its a fun site, lots of great guys and great models on show and they are always willing to help you out if you have
a problem with something that has wings or tracks.
Give the site a look see and have a gander at whats happening with the Armour and Fly Boys.

NEW STUFF_________________________________________________
MFH - PORN IN 1/12TH SCALE

Seeing as its Christmas, I thought wed have a look at what the


clever chaps at Model Factory Hiro had on offer.
First up, already available, is the 1/12th scale, Multi Media McLaren MP4/5B. Basically, you name the material, this kit has it. Resin,
PE, IMP, White Metal and a whole bunch more of fun stuff.
It is a monster of a kit, not just in size, but in detail, and considering that 90% of it is hidden by the body cowl, it is no mean feat.
MFH are known for not doing things by halves, and this certainly
is one of those kits that lives up-to their name. Yours for around
R6500 plus shipping, I wont tell your wife if you dont!

Another one that you can


try and sneak in under your
shirt is that absolutely
astonishing Ferrari 250
GTO
Words cant really describe
just what this kit is about.
You need to go onto their
website and have a look at
the detail that this little
beastie has
This really is a chassis up
build.
Its probably not going to leave you with much change out of 10 Grand to get on your table, but like the lady
on the tv says, Im worth it...

Even though the above toys are really magnificent pieces, below is what is getting everyones knickers in a
knot.

These are test shots of the new Porsche 956, in 1/12th Scale. The first time, I believe, its ever been made in
this scale. It looks like its going to be an EPIC kit, it looks like its going to be a HUUUGE kit and I have no
doubt it will cost just a tad bit more than the other two.

Go check them out at :

www.modelfactoryhiro.com

NEW STUFF_______________________________________________________
1/12TH SHELBY GT500 DETAIL SETS (For the Revell Kit)
Some of the guys were talking about this set on Whatsapp, so here it is, just in case
you happened to buy the big Mustang. What you get are 4 new Aluminium and Resin
wheels which are beautiful. Resin and etch front & rear brakes, and a second sheet of
etch for a few more added details, inside and out.
Also available is the Interior upholstery and Carbon Body decal Set. Interior decals for
the seats and four sheets of Clear Carbon decals to cover the Bonnet, Roof and boot
and a few other places. This is a beautiful set, the wheels are works of art. A must have!
8080: GT500 Super Detail Set

$135.00

8081: Carbon Fibre & Upholstry Decal Package

$50.00

http://store.scalemotorsport.com

NEW STUFF_________________________________________________

NEXT MONTHS THEME:


MUSCLE CARS
GET YOUR BIGGEST, BADDEST, MEANEST MUSCLE CARS READY FOR A
SHOWDOWN AND YOU MIGHT JUST WIN A PRIZE
(Yes., prizes and free stuff)
ENTER YOUR CAR IN THE COMPETITION, PICTURES WILL BE POSTED ON
THE WEBSITE AND A WINNER WILL BE CHOOSEN BY A VOTE.
SEND IN YOUR PICS NOW!!!

READERS RIDES_________________________________________________

WILLIE DRY

READERS RIDES_________________________________________________

GAVIN SNOWDON

READERS RIDES_________________________________________________
DONOVAN THAVATHIA

ROB MIZEN

MEET THE MODELLERS ________________________________________________

GARRY POWELL:
JOHANNESBURG

My name is Garry and I have a problem


I am addicted to building models.

I started building when I was 6 years old and my first model was an Airfix Red Arrows Folland Gnat, which I proudly painted with the blood from my thumb, can you imagine the
horror today!
Growing up in the UK was definitely a plus from a model building point of view, and I
blame my Dad, I fondly remember sitting and watching him scratch-build model trains and
buses, its his entire fault, he got me hooked. Then I discovered Tamiya F1 models and
there was no hope anymore.
Over the years I have strayed into Aircraft and Armour, but my first love has always called
me back and these days I only build cars and bikes. Unlike a lot of guys I never took a
break in my late teens early 20s and even had a small tool kit and some parts with me
whilst I was doing my national service.

The big challenge is that I enjoy most areas of our hobby, even American cars. My greatest enjoyment and passion comes from the F1 and Le Mans cars from the 50s through to
the 80s, this for me is when drivers were drivers and the mechanics were scared , spectators were there to watch the racing not to be seen and sex really was the breakfast of
champions.
Over the years I have
gained a bit of a reputation as a multi- media
kit specialist, this is
largely due to the fact
that they are the ones
producing the subjects
I love, although they are
rather more challenging
than a FujiTamyiGawa
kit.

MEET THE MODELLERS ________________________________________________

GARRY POWELL:
JOHANNESBURG

I also have a weakness in the fact that I will often prepare and paint the body of a model
and then put it back in the box for years sometimes. This also often means I have 4 or 5
active projects on the go at any one time.

If I had to name the biggest event in my car modeling career, it would have to be the advent of the SANNL, For the last 18 years this had been my yearly pilgrimage to likeminded
model building buddies, and has really lead to the development of my skills and even diversified my interests.

MEET THE MODELLERS ________________________________________________

GARRY POWELL:
JOHANNESBURG

If I have to pick out one model as my favorite build over the


past few years, this would be the Revell Routemaster London
bus. I think it was the combination of fantastic subject, great
quality model and childhood memories that lead to this model
being bought, started the same day and not leaving the bench
until 5 months later it was finished, the crowning glory for this

When asked recently by someone I consider to be a decent modeler, how I manage to get
such a scale shine on my cars, the only answer seemed obvious , patience, practice and a
dash more patience.
Live long and build them all !

PROJECT - S.N.O.T.T

DATELINE - MIAMI 2019...


The economic crash that accompanied the turn of the century brought with it a social upheaval that
rocked the nation. Widespread unemployment and the collapse of the Social Security system drove
an unprecedented number of young people into the underworld.
Those that still had jobs were despondent and sought refuge in the arms of so-called recreational
pharmaceuticals. These two phenomena fed on each other and by 2019 it was estimated that 87%
of all males between the ages of 14 and 32 were either trafficking drugs or were drug addicts. It was
also estimated that over 70% of the Police Force were involved in this thriving industry. Most US inner-cities resembled third world banana-republics and it looked as if there was no way to stop the
decline.
When President Schwarzenegger came to office early in 2017, he had won the election on his commitment to fighting crime and the economic reconstruction of the once proud USA. His first major
task was to re-establish a police force that the citizens could trust. He established the elite Special
Narcotics Operational Task Team (S.N.O.T.T.) using hand-picked officers of impeccable credentials.
He gave them a free hand in cleaning up the city and also gave them immunity from prosecution. An
attitude of shoot first - ask questions later was encouraged and they were instructed to stop at
nothing to rid the cities of drugs.

The S.N.O.T.T. was equipped with a very specialised vehicle - the so-called Snottcar. Since the
domestic motor industry had already collapsed, 2000 Lancia Stratos were specially commissioned
from Fiat in Italy. They were delivered to Weikert Motor Works in South Carolina in batches of fifty.
Here they were extensively modified with transversely mounted fuel injected small block Chevrolet
engines in an armoured capsule that covered the rear wheels as well. A second armoured capsule
protected the occupants, and the nose was armoured as well. N.Ireland style grids protected the
sides of the vehicle.
Armament consisted of a single 50mm cannon on the passenger side with an infra-red sight mounted on the turret. A second infra-red unit was mounted on the left side of the roof, enabling the driver
to have perfect vision at night without the use of headlights. A smoke generator was installed on the
right hand side of the roof.

The first car was made operational early in 2018 and within six months, 250 Snottcars have been
put on the street. It is too early to judge the effectiveness of the unit, but the S.N.O.T.T, coupled to
Schwarzeneggers aggressive economic plan may be the last chance that America has to claw its
way back to being a respected nation!

BY PETER THOMAS

KIT REVIEW - TAMIYA PORSCHE 934 TURBO RSR

New from Tamiya recently this little gem, following on from


the Jaegermeister release a few months back.
This time round its the 1976 Group 4 racer in Vaillant colours.
The colour scheme isn't actually new as it was initially released on the 1/12th 934 way back in the stone age, and
recently as a limited edition again.
First thing upon opening the box is the colour, Cobalt
Green!. One sprue in the green with the chassis and associated bits, and another in black with the interior and a few
exterior details.
No engine in this, although there is a fair representation of
a Porsche flat six underside, a turbo and a few other bits
that should keep the engine fans happy.
Unfortunately, if you are a car interior fan, then not much
more her than a seat, roll cage dashboard and steering
wheel. All can be brought to life with careful painting and
drybrushing.
Included in the kit is a nice little fret of Photo Etch, for the
various engine grilles and intakes, and the ones at the
front might need a bit of bending to get around the contours of the intakes.
Nice set of Satin chromed wheels,, not too shiny, and once
the centres have been painted gold, they will look the part
nicely.
Although it looks like there are a lot of decals from the box
top, the decal sheet isn't actually that big, but I think that
has more to do of the mastery of Cartograf for getting everything into as small as space as possible.
The only thing that I can actually see that one might struggle with is the yellow decals around the intakes at the front
(yes, they come as decals), but if it does present a huge
problem you could always mask off and paint.
We dont have to struggle like our friends did when the
Vaillant first came out, getting the colour right, because
Tamiya have released a special edition TS spray just for
the kit.
On the whole, no flash, very faint mould lines, very few
mould lines on the body, but a couple of injector pin marks
here but they can be hidden. Tamiya have very cleverly
hidden the injector pin marks on the interior, in the floor
indentations.
Definitely one to get. Comes with its own PE, (although
some people dont like Tamiyas PE)
Lots of detail painting, lots of decals and the usual fine
Tamiya engineering. Go buy one.

WILLIES ON FIRE.

I think you must agree, looking at these


pictures, if theres one person that knows
how to build Fire Engines, its Willie.
Check out the Fantastic detail of the La
France, and Jeep engines here, and the Delahaye and Citroen old time units on the
following page.
I even think Willie wants to be a Fireman
when he grows up...

WILLIE DRY

WILLIE DRY

WILLIES ON FIRE.

Modelling Tips for Car Modellers


Storing Decals
If you plan to store them for less than 5 years, just keep them in a cool, dry, flat place. If you anticipate a longer storage period, wrap each decal sheet in a single layer of wax or tissue paper so
the decal sheets won't come in contact with any other chemicals or reactive materials to contaminate them. Then slide each decal into a plastic page protector. Try to get the low acid ones that
are specific for holding paper things so the decals are not ruined. The wax paper will protect them
if you cannot find the low acid ones, so don't worry. These then can go right into a 3ring binder
for easy access and safe storage. When you need a decal, just pull the binder off of the bookshelf
and thumb through it to find what you want.
Braided Hose
For braided hoses, use classical guitar strings.
Adding Colour to Raised Surfaces
Use a fine tip permanent marker to do light detail on models like names on tail gates of trucks.
Use it also for high lighting the tiny bolts on the chassis of you models. Experiment first to figure
out how hard to press down. This way you do not mess up your project.
Trimming Foil
When applying chrome foil to the bright shiny paint job, you might try colouring you scalpel blade
black with a magic marker. This helps you to see the blade point better against the foil.
Scribing Straight Lines
Use the adhesive labels from a Dymo plastic label maker as a guide for you blade or scribing tool.
They are plastic and quite strong, and the glue will stick without damaging the plastic. The bonus
is that it won't slide around the way a ruler will.
Smoothing Scribed Lines
After scribing door lines, run a small piece of folded 400 wet or dry grit sandpaper up and down
the panel line. This takes the burrs off the edge and the sandpaper will conform to the curves as
well.
Making White Walls
An easy way to add white wall tires to your model is to use an artists circle stencil. Just cover the
tire with the circle stencil and airbrush. Be sure to use an acrylic paint, as enamel won't dry
properly on the rubber tires.
Painting a Pin Stripe
Scribe a line down the side of the body or part to be striped. Make the line about as deep and
wide as a straight pin. Then paint the body or part as usual. After the paint is dry, polish it out and
then fill in the stripe groove with thick enamel paint. Once that has dried, sand off the excess
"stripe" paint and polish the area. It will leave a beautiful, perfectly flat contrasting stripe embedded into the paint.

Modelling Tips for Car Modellers


Custom Made Headers
Use solid core silver solder to make special exhaust headers. It bends easy and is easy to attach
with superglue.
Stop that Compressor from Travelling
One easy tip that helps keep your air brush compressor from traveling all over the place while it
operates, is to place it on a computer mouse pad.
Adding White Colour to the Lettering on Tire Sidewalls
A useful method of adding white colour to raised surfaces such as the lettering on tire sidewalls is
to use a Chinagraph pencil available at most art stores. The pencil can be sharpened to give fine
lines and a light coat of suitable non gloss lacquer will keep the colour on.
Tyres too Shiny?
Are the tyres on American kits too shiny for you? Simply give them a light coat of Testors Dullcoat
(#1260) or Tamiya Flat Clear Spray to kill the gloss!
Making Vent Hose
Make realistic looking vent hose by using a large paper clip straightened out, a few small springs
out of ball point pens and some heat shrink tubing bought at your local electronics shop. Put heat
shrink over the spring, apply heat and bend to fit. The paper clip slipped through the inside will
help it to retain its shape.
Mixing Paint
Add two small ball bearings to each jar of paint that you open. This creates a miniature "rattle
can" and helps to mix the paint each time you use it.
Music Coming From Your Model Cars Speakers
Imagine having music coming from your model car speakers at your next show. You can! Go to
your local discount department store and purchase an inexpensive pair of headphones. Open the
headphones very carefully and remove the speakers. Place the headphone speakers in the normal position of your model car speakers and wire the speakers as they were. Build a hollow base
for your model car large enough to house a MP4 player or an IPod. Upload the music of your
choice and you are jammin'.
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thank you all for your support this
year. Without YOU!, the website
and newsletter would not have
been possible. Have a very merry
festive season.

Merry
Christmas
Everyone