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Roy vd M.

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  1. Delage 15-S-8 Grand Prix (1/8)

    And nice to meet you, finally we see each other in person... or... wait. Now it's your turn! In all seriousness thank you for following this! Thank you once more! It seems that's a must-buy too. Of course Wikipedia provides an overview of what had happened, as well as Daniel Cabart's book on the Delage, but the book you recommend seems to go much more in-depth. I salute you for these great contributions to this thread. Thanks Hannes, every new subscriber brings a smile to my face, especially one from the Fiat research team that I feel still exists and will never be truly disbanded. What a hectic time that was, more than a year ago, what interesting things we discovered and how we are currently all doing what we enjoy doing... but still bonded by those intensive communications we once had to which I look back with joy and pride. Thank you Sam for the subscription. All I wrote to Hannes equally applies to you and the other members of the team. Thierry you are right, it's a huge job. But now that I've been spending so much time and energy on it I guess it's a keeper. It is and always will remain a beautiful car with a rich history that's going to be a lot of fun trying to replicate. In my opinion it is a challenge within the boundaries of what's possible. Whether it will go viral will probably have everything to do with how many errors I'm going to make and how entertaining they will be. First error in the video was a nice example... at 2:35 I clumsily showed a picture of Kay Petre behind the wheel of an..... Austin. Fortunately I was notified by a friend much more knowledgable than me, so a new video was made. I'll show it below. Thanks for that Jeroen. I never edited a Youtube-video before so I could try to stimulate the thought that I'm a natural talent... but alas I'm farthest from that. Sadly, this video took me so... many... hours to make. I spent about two weeks thinking about it, designing its table of contents and then creating it. On the bright side I always realised that this was probably going to be the most difficult clip of the bunch. There are some 70 video fragments, animations, photos and sounds combined into those 3,5 minutes. But as I hoped, the second video turned out to be much, much easier to make. I felt a bit more comfortable in front of the camera and it's a much simpler concept overall. I simply wanted to show the ab-so-lu-te basics of Fusion 360 modelling. In about 2,5 minutes I'll model a simple bolt, while showing how very easy that is. Not quite finished yet... I hope to be able to upload it in two days. Here is the updated video. For those who have already seen the first video, the only thing changed is the photo at 2:35. Same Kay Petre but now, in fact, behind the wheel of a Delage For those who cannot see the embedded video, please click here. Hopefully you're not seeing Dutch subtitles. If you see them, please let me know. You can click on 'subtitles' to make them disappear.
  2. Honda S600

    In my mind the Honda S600 is one of the prettiest Japanese cars ever. Re. the comparison: taken into account that the 1953 Corvette isn't quite large either...
  3. Fiat 806gp full-scratchbuild 1:12

    I really like the metallic paints made by Alclad, the metallic powders produced by Uschi, the metal foils and several other products that have brought realistic metal modelling within reach of scale modellers, but in my opinion real metal still looks the best. It starts to look busy underneath the to-be bonnet Harvey!
  4. Remember that in Ettore Bugatti's workshop things were not always perfect... all was handmade, as is your model. To me it looks awesome. We're our own worst critic Fortunate that you found the logo, that doesn't always happen!
  5. MFH Alfa Romeo 159M

    That does look very attractive!
  6. Fiat 806: research and scratchbuilds

    Protar designers almost had it right though
  7. Delage 15-S-8 Grand Prix (1/8)

    @Jo NZ thank you for the reference, that is very interesting information. I might be able to use that information for the new project you'll see below, in which case I'll certainly order one specimen of the Rivers Fletcher book. I might want Villa's book anyway as I love pictures from that era. On the 3rd of April I mentioned that I've been thinking about ways to make this topic more interesting, informative and comprehensible. Here is the result... or at least its start: For those who cannot see the embedded video, please click here. I much hope you'll like it. If you want please show your appreciation by clicking 'subscribe', in the lower right corner. I'll try to lure as many followers / subscribers as I can . Making this video is quite a bit step for me so you can imagine I'm very curious about your reactions!
  8. Tips needed for finishing Albion AM463

    The model looks pretty good Smithy... from the land of Way... You're asking a question to which a whole book could be written in answer. Of course everyone practices weathering in his own way and uses different techniques. There's a whole array of effects / techniques to be mastered and you can even invent your own. Hopefully I can give you a few useful tips to start. Most weathering is actually done by brush, I rarely use the airbrush for any weathering aspect. The 'oldest' types of 'weathering' may be the wash and the drybrush. Both are still widely used and are quite practical. Washes can be divided into 'general wash' and 'pinwash', the latter only regarding details of the model. You may want to start off with a pinwash. If you think about it, it's not really weathering but a bit like applying shadows. A pinwash can best be applied on a smooth, flat surface. Best to use gloss varnish as a base, I think that's what they meant. On Youtube search for 'pinwash' tutorials. Drybrush is also applied by brush. For that it's best to use a layer of matte varnish (after the pinwash has dried). On Youtube search for 'drybrush' tutorials. After this you could experiment with oil paints, to name an example. First try on a scrap piece of plastic. Use the tiniest of paint from a tube (try one sugar grain-sized bit of paint) and try tamponing it onto the model, varying from area to area so that tone nuances are developed. Use several colours for better effects. You can search for 'oil paint weathering' on Youtube. Good luck with this. One more thing: try to keep weathering to a minimum. If you think you can do juuust a little bit more, that's probably the best time to put things on hold and reconsider the next day.
  9. Sherman ambulance, IDF, 1/35

    Interesting project regarding a rare vehicle. I'm looking forward to seeing your updates.
  10. Greeting from Belgium

    To add to that, Bart rarely goes for average model kits. If I chose a Spitfire, he would choose a Westland Welkin for example. Bart loves obscure modelling subjects, ideally including photo etch and resin. I'm glad you've decided to subscribe to this forum and look forward to seeing your work posted here. Have fun!
  11. Fiat 806gp full-scratchbuild 1:12

    After finalizing this 1/12th model, would you consider taking on the challenge of doing a 1/8th of this Fiat? It was never done realistically till this day. As far as I know, this was the only attempt thus far: (see here) With all the respect I can gather, I must admit this model looks more like an Alfa Romeo P3. Fiat 806 Alfa Romeo P3: So I'm wondering if you will attempt to make an 1/8th scale version of quality the world has never seen. I'm sure I'm not the only follower with this question on my mind .
  12. Fiat 806: research and scratchbuilds

    Hannes and Sam, your opinions were much appreciated! One remark regarding this part: Yesterday I did some more reading in Sébastien Faurès' book and found this on page 82: “La paternité des nouvelles vouitures peut donc a priori être établie comme suit: elles sont conçues par Zerbi, mais son supérieur, Cavalli, garde un contrôle attentif de l’ensemble, voire impose certaines idées… Par ailleurs, Vittorio Jano est responsable des dessinateurs qui exécutent les plans de détails. Dans une lettre adressée à Vincenzo Bertarione en juillet 1923 (publiée in extenso plus loin), Vittorio Lovera, ayant l’intention de se renseigner sur les Fiat du Grand Prix de l’ACF, écrit clairement: “J’irai voir Jano et Zerbi pour avoir des informations plus précises.” Cette lettre corrobore donc l’attribution des Fiat Grand Prix 1923 au tandem Zerbi-Jano.” Freely translating into: “The new model’s spiritual fathers are Zerbi (design), Cavalli (checks and rechecks, imposing several ideas), Jano (responsible for the draftsmen who create the detail drawings). In a letter dated 1923, Vittorio Lovera who wants to learn more about Fiat’s participation in the French Grand Prix, writes “I will talk to Jano and Zerbi for more precise information”. Therefore, the 1923 Grand Prix car (=Fiat 805) can be seen as the joint responsibility of Zerbi and Jano”
  13. Fiat 806gp full-scratchbuild 1:12

    I like these descriptions about soldering. Please elaborate if you can find the time for that, I'm more than willing to learn. By the way it seems you're not kidding re. the full scratch-statement. The engine is the only thing on the Protar / Italcopy Italeri kit that is actually correct in dimensions... so you could have chosen to use it. I'm delighted to see that you'll scratch it, because although correct the Protar / Itooeasy Italeri parts are rather ugly badly moulded lowest possible quality challenging.
  14. MFH Alfa Romeo 159M

    I've been enjoying this topic, it's a lovely car type and you're doing a great job replicating it. At Retromobile 2018 in Paris there were two Alfettas. One of them was discovered a while ago in parts in an Italian shed and was painstakingly restored to more than perfectly match the original racer. This car, originally driven by Giuseppe Farina, was one of the surprises and highlights at Retromobile because until then it was widely considered to have been lost. The paint having barely dried, they were only just able to show it in Paris. I'll post these pictures and vid for your reference, hoping you can use them. Mind, it's an 158 but there should be several similarities with the 159. Driving this car, Farina became the first Formula 1 champion (1950 season). The other one (next to a 1926 Talbot-Darracq Grand Prix car):
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