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  1. Today
  2. Impressive indeed, very nicely done. Steve.
  3. While playing around this afternoon I assembled some of the bits to give myself a peek at the finished item so thought I would share a pic. Its missing the tank filler caps and the front spotlight as they are so fragile I dont like messing with them.
  4. Beautiful work on the mechanics and the shift lever and e-brake! Even though the differences on the body are subtle and not readily apparent at first glance they, are pretty substantial if you are planning on undertaking a full correction. This is going to be a lot of cutting and body work to make the necessary corrections. How far are you planning on going?
  5. Moving on to work on the lower control arms and mounting brackets. All the molded in bolt heads needed to go and be drilled out for actual metal hardware. Arms and some of the hardware just getting started here. Area of the frame to be cut out and replaced with the brass plates and hangers for the upper and lower control arms to mount on. Brackets to be made, one for the upper and one for the lower. Here is the lower section in the holder and the upper parts in the background. A little better shot of the lower bracket The upper bracket is a little more complicated when trying to get the piece on the right clip onto main bracket Here's both brackets before I clean them up. I'm only going to do one side at a time to make sure they are soldered correctly and everything lines up. There's a lot of moving parts here with the brackets, control arms with new bolts and the shocks to get fit in there so, slow and steady is the plan until I get more comfortable with the soldering etc. The other big problem is the lack of clear pictures and reference just on things like which way the brackets mount. One side is rounded and the other is a little more flat and it makes a difference. As if this isn't hard enough, the lack of clear instructions and pictures makes this a bit of a guessing game. This is the main reason to only do one side at a time; if I make a mistake, I only have to take one set apart to fix. Here the arms are setting where they will eventually go. The upper still needs to have the tabs cut off from how they mounted on the car from Pocher. The lower already has them removed and drilled out. The other bolt heads have been removed and drilled out on the lower as well but, the upper still has all the molded heads and the whole thing needs to be reworked. Speaking of drilling, I've already broken 6-7 drill bits in sizes between 1.2 mm, 1.4 mm and 1.8 mm. Since I'm breaking them by the gross, I figured that I'd better start buying them in bulk so, I bought 10 of each size from eBay. This has been a little slow going because of the learning curve and no Paul Koo DVD!
  6. Yesterday
  7. Not a very good day for photography, bit grey, but heres some shots of the beast. Cab windows fitted, doors fitted, and some subtle weathering to the cabs. Next is to weather the tanker body, and then fit it to the chassis. Once that is done I will be able to fit the foam monitor, then there is a lot of detail paint touch up after which all the small detail like rear view mirrors, tank fillers, etc, can be fitted. Could have this done by Easter!
  8. My God what a beautiful colour (maybe slightly bias as it is my favourite colour) but man that's nice.
  9. Loving the work on this. Personally I'm not a great fan of Audi's, their designs just don't hold my interest. But that blue is just amazing, think I'll have to use that colour on a R-34 I've got to build. Kind Regards, Dazz
  10. It never ceases to amaze me the knock on effects changing something on a kit, the doors are causing all sorts of problems first when I did the door shuts I couldn't open the doors because the corner of the firewall stopped it so I had to undo it then cut the corner of the door panels off to clear it then ( after I'd glued the windows in) I discovered (since they were designed for fixed doors they wrapped round the sides and included the side windows therefore preventing the doors from shutting, grrr) I mentioned I'd already glued them in didn't I, well normally revells glue for clear plastic comes unglued fairly easily (in fact I've had windows fall out at the slightest touch) do you think this would come off, no stuck like a limpet so I had to cut the side window bits off with the window installed (not easy I can tell you.
  11. That is such a pretty car! Glad that this one is proving to be a better build than the MPC one! I have an MPC 1/20th 'Lazer' Vette to build. I'm wondering if I'll ever build it now! Cheers, Alan.
  12. I did some research regarding the protection screen of the steering wheel . Salamano said in his 1960 interview , this screen was made out of Plexi-glass. That´s impossible , because .Plexi-glass was invented at the end of the 20´s and the patent was given 1933 . !928 safety -glass with several layers of glass was produced for the first time . I wonder why Salamano made wrong remarks about a car he was driving personally and with this screen right before his nose ! Maybe the Fiat engineers developed a predecessor of safety glass or this screen was made out of fine metal-mesh according other sources . Many greetings ! Hannes
  13. Lots and lots of sanding, scraping and swearing! Belkits chrome laughs at all the tried and tested chemicals.
  14. Thanks @Pouln and @Schwarz-Brot for your elaborate reactions and advice. Ok I did not know that. Learning along the way In this instance I meant the cross-slide while I was trying to translate 'support', so I was wrong anyway; the part I had in my head was the carriage... I thought the English term for that was 'apron'. I have corrected my previous post correspondingly, thanks. Proxxon calls it 'quick exchange', I reckoned they were a bit overly enthusiastic in their terminology; I had seen a few quick-release systems in Youtube-vids. But if you say and if Proxxon says it's a quick exchange toolholder then it most probably is. I don't know what a non-quick-exchange-system would look like. True, and a good idea at that. It's simply a tapped hole: Unfortunately there's no info about that in the manual. That was my original plan and way, which I amended to get a better comparison, but thinking about it I must admit you're right. I'll prepare each spark plug in one go. Although It's not in principal my intention to change my own drawings / work methods for the purpose of easier comprehension by anyone but myself, and although if anyone wants to also build a 1/12th scale Delage and wants to follow my suggestions he'll probably find out what I mean in my step plan, I do agree with you that it might be easier not only for others but also for myself to use standardized plans. I'll remind myself of your advice and will look into that as soon as I will have mastered all other challenges in this build. Too many things to learn, too little time... Frankly I'm enjoying this lathe work too much
  15. Wow, I'm speechless, that's utterly fantastic!!! Although I've never seen one of the "old" Büssings in person, I vividly remember the later MAN/Büssing underfloor trucks from my childhood. Always fascinated with vehicles, technology and engineering even as a small boy I often wondered what that "thing" that looks like an engine was when clearly this is not the right place for an engine... Once again congratulations, this model deserves not only a medal or two but to be put into a museum! Cheers Jeffrey
  16. How did I not see this on here. Great build. The paint looks great and those gold rims really are the part. Shaun
  17. It looks really good, to be honest a lot better than I thought could be done with a paint pen. I think I may have to get one of the refill packs for future builds little bits. Shaun
  18. Thank you Roy... Today, I'm sure you will understand why I have worked on the gearbox: Front shock absorbers also: Parts... Hand brake and the shifter will be chromed: Milling in the mass... So, I'm tired of the mechanics, I'am going to the bodywork!It appears some work is needed, the yellow one is the real car... Thanks for looking! Dan.
  19. Thanks plasticsurgeon. I may just get the daytona kit at a later stage as I now have a lot of gulf blue paint left. Shaun
  20. 1) Now, no more trace of wood on my floor. 2) I am working on my rear leaf spring stands: maybe I will have to step back of 2 mm my front stand on the frame, in order it to fall exactly on the front part of the leaf spring. 3) To make the stand, I first get 2 holes spaced of 6 mm with a 1,5 mm die, ten I cut a rectangle and I get small and small the goos shape for my part:
  21. Looking good! out of interest how did you remove the kit chrome?
  22. That is One hell of a piece of Engineering . . . skill of the highest level.
  23. I'm new to modelling so I assume 'scratch' built means you have built this from scratch, ie not from a kit. I'd struggle to build something as good as that from a purchased kit. That is truly outstanding.
  24. I don´t know if you already noticed : On drawing 2 no seat fairing exists anymore and the seat cushion for the driver´s back ends with the bodywork.. And regarding the frame : In my opinion the center part is the same but it was altered and shortened at both ends of the rails . If I had known that before , a lot of alterings which I have to do now could have been avoided . But I guess ,thats a necessary part of the learning process. Many greetings ! Hannes
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