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About sharknose156

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    Lausanne, Switzerland
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  1. 1/48 Iraqi Mig-25 PDS - KittyHawk

    Great skills, am learning from you. Thank you.
  2. Fiat 806: research and scratchbuilds

    your front cover ( grille ) seems to looks different... did you do anything to it ? am talking about the frame and horizontal bars and inconsistent spaces.
  3. H's 806 1:12 scratchbuild

    Harvey what you are doing is just sublime ! metal scale modelling from scratch !! if it counts for anything, i align with Hannes's opinion.
  4. The quality of your paint is also outstandingly neat... not only the crisp precision of the build and parts put together... and it is not the Photography which makes it so good. What airbrush needle and what paint did you use on the body ? Am quite happy with the results of my paint on my Mef - the body paint is still unfinished and unweathered so i did not post the pics yet - but while your car looks new and ready for Pebble Beach, i am trying to follow the heavy wear and weathering and incrusted dirt all over the real car body one can see on the photos. Also, the multi-red color tones & effect we see on the real pictures probably come from the different weathering stages of the paint and varnish over the years (+90) which gives this rich multi-red colors effect and multi polish/finish/satin/gloss/matt grading and intensities, it is all there depending on the body parts and place. This is part of the beauty of this car to me. This said and done, my paint job is much easier to do than come up with a perfect finish like yours !
  5. Beautiful indeed, very neat.
  6. Fiat 806 Corsa 1/12: a true to original replica

    Excellent and very clear now.
  7. Fiat 806 Corsa 1/12: a true to original replica

    Olivier, Am currently traveling and when back home, i will archive the old thread and post pictures again on Britmodeller in a new and shorter thread. This will includes updates on my Mefisto. Hopefully my car will be finished around the end of year or early January. i have opened an account with Flikr as suggested by Roy. for your Fiat 806, in your place i would do a 5 page PDF summary consisting of pictures mainly and link it to your ready for inspection. Here is a beautiful car, Ferrari 250 built by a Swiss modeller whom i don t know the name unfortunately. But i think it is an inspiration in terms of detailing and weathering for all car modellers to see. Truly a museum piece :
  8. H's 806 1:12 scratchbuild

    Lovely work and i must say lovely cats as well
  9. Fiat 806 Corsa 1/12: a true to original replica

    Congratulations Olivier after such hard work, the final result looks very real and accurate. The only small reserve i have, you know it, so i will not repeat it, it is between us only Looking forward to your next challenges which i am sure will be equally artistic, technical and historically beautiful . Don't use Photobucket ! Amicalement, Sam. ps: in case you publish a small document about your build - and i hope you will, even if only for the Britmodeller site - may i suggest you write on the photo itself if it is the OBB or the 'true', as it can be confusing sometimes to a first viewer and on close ups. i had trouble myself. This means the OBB you made is honoured and looks very well, even if it could use a little weathering to make the edges and contours contrast a little more.
  10. Delage 15-S-8 Grand Prix (1/8)

    this is my attempt using a soft polishing tip. For the car i am building, the Mefsito Fiat, the dashboard is so old and beaten that the 'turning' is fading and spaced, unlike a Bugatti bouchonage. IMHO, the aim at least for me, is to create an impression at the scale of 1/12 for an onlooker at about 20 to 30 cm ... good enough for me. This is at a speed of 10 000 RPM placing the plate under the rubber tip for a very brief moment and moving toward oneself to see the line better. Easy do different sizes as you can see above. Cheers to all, Roy, we look forward to your progress on this amazing project, even if at a slow pace, perfectly understandable.
  11. BUGATTI T46 "Surprofilée" 1:8

    Just incredible from the first moment on ...
  12. Fiat 806: research and scratchbuilds

    Thank so much ! Will work on this tomorrow when i am home and get a Flikr membership. Will also upload a picture of the turning results and tool as well. I used a small pointed rubber head and held the plate in my hand very briefly under a vertical proxxon at a speed of about 7000 RPM. It is not perfect but from 20 cm it creates the desired turning effect (to my taste) and different shines and rows. Cheers
  13. Fiat 806: research and scratchbuilds

    Dear Roy, Thanks a MILLION ! yes by all means keep them in your Flikr account! i will soon create a no.2 thread (unless i can revive the pictures on the same thread). Do you recommend i should also switch to Flikr ? great you did the 1 day tank built, i look forward to the Delage progress and am sure so are many people. Dear Olivier, Yes great you got rid of orange peel ! your car deserves it (like L'oreal for some people). You asked how it happens; it seems it is due to different factors on how one handles the airbrush, plenty of youtube about this. Dear Hannes, Craddle : this is very similar to my Mef. cradle. I incorporated 'screws' so it is very stable and i can 'unscrew' when i need to remove the chassis at will. Cheers to all Sam
  14. Fiat 806: research and scratchbuilds

    Dear all, Yes building the Mef. is a joy. if Olivier needs any help - and am sure he does not need any - i will be very happy to help. after the photobucket debacle my build progress pictures have disappeared. Luckily i have a few which are not on Photobucket ( we can not download pictures anymore to move them elsewhere ) so i will probably start again a part 2 on a new thread. i am spending time detailing the engine and replacing several parts with metal etc. i love this crazy engine and this car. As for the cradle, yes dear Hannes is right, very important. i will upload a picture of mine when i am back home this week end ( am traveling ).
  15. Fiat 806: research and scratchbuilds

    Dear Olivier Of course, you are right, i am not suggesting that you remove your driver, or ask that it should be redone. Not at all, in fact it is very well done. But the car is excellent. So the levels are different, thats all i am saying. Thanks for the pictures