Aston Martin Ulster
March 31, 2014 in Cars & Motorcycles
Finally finished something. This is the type of build I will work on while building more involved kits. It is a 1/32nd scale Matchbox kit circa 1975.
The Ulster was developed by Augustus Bertilli . It had a 2 year racing history as a factory entry dominating the British Tourist Trophy Race & placing 3rd overall at Lemans in 1935. Being a superstitious man Bertilli would not paint his cars green so the factory entries were red. These cars ran prior to M-B & Auto Union coming on the scene.
The kit is relatively involved for !/32nd but went together well if you took your time. The only issue with the kit was the full belly pan was warped @ would not put all four corners on the ground. Luckily there was room between the pan & the floorboard to put a !/4″ bar a Plastruc in there to pull it back to true.
There is a basic engine but it has no front belts, pulleys or radiator so I elected not to spend much time with it.
Paints used were Model Master Italian Red enamel & Tamiya Red/brown acrylic with a light overlay of oil paint to try to give it a leather look to the seats.
Hope you enjoy it.
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