Ertl Massey Ferguson 1155 1/25
The crown Jewel of my tractor collection is this Ertl kit from the late 70’s. I built it first time when I was just a kid and did a lousy job (I glued the cylinder heads on backwards and ended up cutting them off with a hot knife to fix them!), so now I can finally say I have done it right – well, mostly right. After spending a LOT of money to get the kit, I balked at paying for genuine MF paint in big spray cans just to do this little model. This is due not in small part to the fact that I lost my job in the meantime, so I’m a bit more picky about how I spend my money.
At any rate, I ended up using what I had, which was Testor’s red, Testor’s aluminum, and an oddball spray can of gloss gray in my stash of spray paints. It actually turned out pretty well, in my opinion.
I didn’t take any chances with the 40+ year-old decals, spraying them with bonder and adding thinned white glue when applying them. But remarkably I had no problems with them, they slid off the backing just fine.
The only kit left to add to my collection is the Heller MF 2680 that I ordered from Europe before covid19, and still has not arrived due to shipping restrictions. Some day…!
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