Monday 15 June 2009

Transport of Delight

When my beard wasn't grey, I had an MGB. Though it used almost as much oil as petrol and had it's fair share of rust I was very fond of it. Part of it had to do with the comfort of the driving position and part the satisfying amount of torque the engine put out. I was delighted when a 4mm (ish) example was one of Cararama's first releases. I repainted the model to match my long gone motor; I believe that the colour was called sandglow, though I reckon it was closer to baby poo in tone. The wheels were a bit of a disapointment being printed wire spokes, not at all convincing. I attempted to represent the Rostyle wheels my car had by over painting the printing. Last week I noticed that the Cararama Capri had Rostyle wheels, though painted silver. Last night I prised the Capri's wheels free, repainted them and bunged them in the MGB. Result, it now looks like it should have done. The photo shows the model on its new rims with a set of my original attempts behind.


Anonymous said...


I happen to find out that wheel width has only little relation to wheel offset, in that the wider the wheel it can have more concavity ?

If its true, that means if a wheel width is 8 inches and an offset of +16, it will be more concave than a 9 inch wide wheel with offset of +26, can somebody please correct me if I'm wrong ?

Thank You

Flow Form wheels

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