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Austin A70 Countryman

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I have finished the Austin A70 Countryman. Lovely kit from John Day but takes some time to paint. I’m pleased with the result.

 

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I have placed the car in my George Inn diorama.

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Greetings,

Job

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The John Day car kits are nice and simple, but, as you have proved, benefit greatly from careful paint jobs and finishing. The Austin looks great. :)

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1 hour ago, ianmacc said:

And very good it looks too. Is that a real inn?

The pub is a fictive pub built from Petite Properties kit. Textures from Internet, Scalescenes, Model Railway Scenery and Clever Models. Figures are from the Monty range, the dog from Langley, the post box from P&D Marsh models. 

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That design is so 1950s. Austin certainly had a cuddly kind of style going with their cars then.

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5 minutes ago, BernardTPM said:

That design is so 1950s. Austin certainly had a cuddly kind of style going with their cars then.

I agree with that. I have two other Austin models from the John Day range. They are waiting for their paint job.

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On 23/02/2020 at 15:18, BernardTPM said:

That design is so 1950s. Austin certainly had a cuddly kind of style going with their cars then.

In the 1980s, we ran an A40 Somerset, the saloon version of this vehicle. She made the journey from Newcastle to Lyon (at 30 mph, as we were running in the big end) , returning at the same speed (due to 400 miles of unbroken fog). Nice cars, but under-powered.

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The A40 is contemporary , but not the same as the A70; there was also an A70 saloon. Just as the A30 was the small, the A40 was the medium and the A70 large (six-cylinder 2.2 litre engine).

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4 hours ago, BernardTPM said:

The A40 is contemporary , but not the same as the A70; there was also an A70 saloon. Just as the A30 was the small, the A40 was the medium and the A70 large (six-cylinder 2.2 litre engine).

That would have been a bit faster...

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Hopefully, though the Countryman version looks to be carrying a small copse around with it!

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5 hours ago, BernardTPM said:

The A40 is contemporary , but not the same as the A70; there was also an A70 saloon. Just as the A30 was the small, the A40 was the medium and the A70 large (six-cylinder 2.2 litre engine).

Surely it was the older 4-pot that later found its way into the Gypsy, rather than the early C-Series 6 that, I thought, only appeared with the Cambridge/Westminster (pre-Farina) shape. 

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