Well as the title alludes, I have been busy turning a couple of perfectly good Lima TAM cars basically into kits.
As with the Casula RUB cars I thought there may be a better way to flush glaze the TAMs rather than using the vacuum formed windows available.
To cut a long story short I basically used the same method as the RUB cars and milled the back of the window recesses. To achieve this on the Lima TAM I had to split the coach up the middle. I used a steel mini saw blade mounted in the mill. The cut it produces is incredibly fine while barely produced any shavings. The TAM will glue back together with hardly a difference in its original width.
With the coach in two milling could commence on the window recesses.
Here a few pictures of the process. Once the coach has been glued back together hopefully work will commence on the underframe and roof.