Sunday, September 7, 2014
Hinchliffe Models Taisho by Ray Lamb
Here's a very old metal model that I picked up off of ebay some years ago for about $30.00, IRRC. I see it going for a lot more now. Anyway, it's a huge and weighty piece of metal that measures about 135mm from soles of feet to top of the kabuto (not including the crest). The seller (or someone else) had epoxied the torso ad legs together - rather messily too I might add. I soaked the epoxied parts in DOT3 brake fluid for several weeks - basically because I forgot I had done it. By the time I check on it again (using latex gloves), the epoxy had loosened off and the parts were cleaned up. Here it is below with the main parts glued together with Loctite Super Glue. A Dremel was used to even out parts of the seams - as the casting didn't fit together as perfectly as current models. A 28mm T.A.G. samurai sits on the base for size comparison.