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Dr. Fiat

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About Dr. Fiat

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  • Birthday 23/01/1967

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    Radio Control, Music, Camping, Gardening

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  1. MFH 1/12 Ferrari 126C4

    Bwahahahahaha. Congrats on a great build thus far- she is going to be a beaut! Darin
  2. Incredible job there! Although the model is incredibly detailed already, are there further detailing options, photoetch, etc. available to dress up the engine compartment? Just curious, I may invest in one of these, or the Countach. Thanks! Darin
  3. Wow, very nice work!!!
  4. Pocher 1/4 ducati panigale

    So how much did you enjoy building this kit? It looks amazingly realistic, much more than the late Pocher kits like the Testarossa, Porsche 911, F40, etc. Perhaps it's the scale of the parts that allows the incredible detailing...and then, the added weathering, bolts, PE, wiring, make it all the more realistic. I have a ton more to do on my Aventador, but I'm thinking this may be my next purchase. Awesome job Nuts!!!! D.
  5. Pocher Ducati

    Ron- I really hate to hear this! I do agree with the others, although I hardly know you I can tell how passionate you are about model building, and especially about helping others. I'm sure everyone on this forum wants to help you in some way-please do not hesitate to ask via inbox or any means if any of us can help out. Please reconsider selling this masterpiece- I do realize how much these things mean to modelers. The fact that a bunch of middle age men (and ladies!!) stay up at night on this site and take pictures of progress with pride, when we could be doing any number of other things, is a testament to how sacred it really is. You have been a real supporter of this beginner and it breaks my heart to hear how rough your road is. Thinking of you from the other side of the pond Darin
  6. Part 2 Fiat Mefistofeles 1/12 Italeri

    Geez that thing looks amazing! It appears to have just finished it's 100th race. Incredible workmanship Darin
  7. Pocher 1/4 ducati panigale

    Fantastic work there Mr. Nuts!!! Love the carbon fiber!!!
  8. Excellent progress Wayne. That frame could be glass-filled nylon....do you see little swirls in the matte finish? If so, they add that glass for stiffness, as that is a pretty heavy model. Glass filled nylon is also a beast on Exacto blades- tough stuff to cut! Keep at it- I'm like you, a little bit here and there. It should be an adventure, considering how much we paid for it! D.
  9. Wow- brilliant work! I love that car! I've seen a few pictures on the web of a 1/8 scale Miura kit, offered by a gentleman in Italy- I can't remember the name of the company. There were issues with kits not delivered after payment, however. That would be a bucket list kit for me...:)
  10. I'm having the same issue with the Tommaso Iuele transkit. There is no instruction book that gives the step sequences! You just have to look at the pics, scratch build some things, and assemble as much as you can on the engine block before installing into the frame. There are also a lot of transkit pieces for the frame itself- oil coolers, pipes, clamps, hoses, fans, etc. that must be installed first before the engine can be mated. It seems that I am rather left to my own devices- which I have to say that I'm enjoying! Keep at it, this is a brilliant deconstruct/reconstruct project for you and I can't wait to see all of those transkit parts on that F40!! Darin
  11. Thanks Larchiefeng! They will certainly work in your application. Another thing that I will try- adding a bit of black pigment in thinner, dilute, as a "wash" to the bolts to give them some depth. Believe it or not there is a tiny hex hole in each head! I'm watching your F40 build with great interest too!
  12. Untitled by Darin Dotson, on Flickr
  13. All of the transkit PE pieces have now been added to the engine heads. The exception are the valve cover bolts, 84 of them. Silver911 was kind enough to suggest hex bolts from MFH, which also have a flange that simulates the actual washer. Although expensive, this saved a ton of work as the transkit requires cutting and filing down EACH washer separately, then adding the rivets. This was a much easier task- thanks for this suggestion! The molded bolt heads were removed with an Exacto knife and they were filed level with a Dremel. Before drilling each hole, I tried a trick that Codger recommended in the past- simply heat a sewing needle with a cigarette lighter, and melt-press the needle into each bolt location to provide a good center seat for the drill. This worked beautifully! Thanks Codger! It's unfortunate that much of this will be covered by the intake, but I take great satisfaction in knowing that it is indeed there! Thanks to everyone for supporting me during this build... MFH Hex Bolts by Darin Dotson, on Flickr MFH Hex Bolts by Darin Dotson, on Flickr Complete PE Engine by Darin Dotson, on Flickr Complete PE Engine by Darin Dotson, on Flickr Complete PE Engine by Darin Dotson, on Flickr
  14. Making some progress on the valve cover bolts and washers.... Bolts by Darin Dotson, on Flickr Bolts by Darin Dotson, on Flickr Happy New Year folks!! Darin
  15. I think that getting outside pictures will really show how good that gloss black looks. Perhaps prepare a sort of diorama like Codger did for his Pocher classic, that makes it look scale. Kudos to you for doing the work of stripping and painting this bad boy