|The Nystrup Gravel director's 1000 S parked at the road side. Director Holm is most likely on his way home from a visit to the gravel pits and out in the field gathering flowers for his wife.|
The 1/18 Revell model is held together with six small screws. I carefully removed the screws, keeping them safely in a small box. The model separates into three major subassemblies: chassis, interior and upper body. To remove the large license plates I had to detatch front and rear bumpers from the upper body. The bumpers were not difficult to remove, but I took care not to break them in the process. Once separated I cut and sanded the plastic bumper castings, removing the license plates completely.
|The 1000 S disassembled. Both bumpers have ther license plate castings removed and sanded smooth.|
|Ready for the final layer of gloss varnish.|
As the Auto Union 1000 S is a 1958 model I searched for a period newspaper to put on the passenger seat. Although I model Nystrup Gravel in a summer setting, I couldn't resist printing the frontpage of 'Berlingske Tidende' 28. March 1958 with news of a dramatic tram accident in Copenhagen. 'Berlingske Tidende' was, and is today, the major national conservative newspaper in Denmark. A fitting read for a business man like director Holm. I 'beefed' up the printed front page with several pages of blank paper to make the paper appear thick. Necessary in a scale like 1/19.
|A tram derailed and crashed down from a viaduct right next to a train, narrowly missing hitting the Hamburg-Copenhagen express. Fortunately resulting in only light injuries to the tram passengers.|
|Sleek lines in the evening sun.|