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  1. Part 2 Fiat Mefistofeles 1/12 Italeri

    Dear Sam , this is an article in the german " Oldtimer Markt " ( 2 /2014 ) I like the photo with the piston . And it´s very funny : The Papamobile ( Fiat Campagnola ) pushes the devil ! Many greetings ! Hannes
  2. MFH Alfa Romeo 159M

    These old racing cars with their beautiful shapes seem to be created by passionate sculptors whereas many of the modern successors only by clever designers . In my opinion it´s highly rewarding to go back to the roots. Modelling is a journey in time as well and we can see , what got lost in our days . Great work , dear Endeavor ! Hannes
  3. Part 2 Fiat Mefistofeles 1/12 Italeri

    Dear Codger , I want to add : I adore Marty Feldman ! " Silent movie " by Mel Brooks is one of the funniest movies I have ever seen ! Many greetings ! Hannes
  4. Part 2 Fiat Mefistofeles 1/12 Italeri

    Dear Sam , of course I respect your philosophy . If I see , what great work you already did with your engine , I´m sure the listed rest will be a breeze for you , that´s why I offered my support . It´s really not too hard to execute the solutions but sometimes it´s hard to find the right solutions .90 per cent thinking and ten per cent working...I built the Mef all by my own with no thread connected , that´s why I would like to share my experiences . Every question is highly welcomed but I don´t want to push you in a direction which does not correspond with your philosophy . Vice versa I also would not like that and I can understand your point of view . Many greetings ! Hannes
  5. Part 2 Fiat Mefistofeles 1/12 Italeri

    Dear Sam , regarding the drive chains again , that´s what I found on another forum : Grandt Line model railroad supply : width about 1/8" , comes in 6" lenghts ( 8,23 dollars ) Photo etched chains : http: // www topstudiohobby. com for 1:9 bikes Many greetings ! Hannes
  6. Part 2 Fiat Mefistofeles 1/12 Italeri

    Dear Sam , these detailling works are very impressive and will be useful for us in the future . Regarding the Mef I recommend to solve the major problems first . Like the 806 this kit needs a general plan if you want to improve it in a better way compared with a lot of other modellers . This means : Fundamental works first , detailling works and painting later imho . And there are a lot of fundamental problems ! The standard Italeri model sits too high at it´s front and must get lowered . The 4 frontal dampers are too low at their tops and need new fixation points . The gaps between the bodywork and the bonnets must get closed before painting . The frontal and the rear cross-beam must get replaced by a thread rod - small tube construction . The 2 bodywork parts below the chassis rails should become an unity to avoid an ugly gap . The exhaust system of the kit is completely wrong and needs to get constructed partial from scratch and adapted to bonnets and bodywork . I highly recommend to assemble the important parts of the car first , secured by screws , If everything fits , you can start to paint and assemble the whole construction after disassembling. The points above are only a few of many others . Rivets , steering sytem , grille and radiator case , seat , small scratchbuilds and so on demand a strategic proceeding . Of course not everything is correct regarding my own model and I would do some things different today . But I guess my planning was OK and that ´s why I offer my support , my dear modeller friend Sam . Hannes
  7. Dear Olivier , there´s a website called " Large scale planes "where you can find some interesting builds of the Mustang in 1:24 scale . Because I owned all of the Airfix WW2 planes in 1:24 in the 70´s , I feel a bit nostalgic when looking at these threads . BTW : Great work ! Hannes
  8. H's 806 1:12 scratchbuild

    You are right , dear Harvey , in german it´s called Phosphorbronze . Dear Sam , if you want to find the strips you should look for " Blechstreifen " ( sheet strips ) Many greetings ! Hannes
  9. H's 806 1:12 scratchbuild

    Dear Sam , the adress is Hartmann - Modellbau , Profile . It´s a good adress for profiled metal parts and sheets . Regarding several projects : Like you I prefer one project . If the motivation sinks , I do different things in the meantime , like sculpturing works or dog education and wait till the motivation grows again . This way I stay balanced and get a good result in the end ( hopefully ). Many greetings ! Hannes
  10. H's 806 1:12 scratchbuild

    Dear Sam , please look at the Hartmann homepage . These strips are suited for leaf springs and you can order them in different dimensions . Fire bronce has a reddish color , a bit like copper and you can work with it similar like brass . Hannes
  11. H's 806 1:12 scratchbuild

    Great work again , dear Harvey ! When I made my first version of the leaf springs I bought fire bronce strips from the german Hartmann company and used chinese jewellery pliers for bending the loops . It´s not easy , I know... I really like how you constructed the the connection with the axis .Great progress ! Many greetings ! Hannes
  12. H's 806 1:12 scratchbuild

    Very convincing and neat ,dear Harvey ! As I can see you want to represent all 4 struts for the engine brace hangers .That´s very realistic and a great improvement . I hope I can show my improved bodywork soon . Great work ! Hannes
  13. Part 2 Fiat Mefistofeles 1/12 Italeri

    Dear Sam , a recommendation for the wrapping of the leaf springs : You surely know the brownish duct tape for parcels . If you cut about 2 mm wide strips from that tape and wrap it around the leaf springs first before wrapping it with thin polyester strings you will avoid the black color shining through and get a better result .It´s better than painting the leaf springs with a brown color at the required places because this construction allows you to remove tape and strings if the result is not good . If you use very tiny drops of super-glue you can fixate these strings at the downside of the leaf springs . . After the wrapping looks convincing , you should soak the string construction with liquid clear color . This way the strings will glue together and you will get a firm connection . Many greetings ! Hannes
  14. Part 2 Fiat Mefistofeles 1/12 Italeri

    Knupfer is the right adress if you want to improve your Mef . One example : The tubes of the exhaust system of my model are made out of 7 mm diameter brass tubes . This size cannot get bought in a construction market . I spent some hundreds of Euros for bolts , nuts ( 1,4 and 0,8 mm ) thread rods , small tubes and sheets ( alu , brass ) rivets , tools and so on at the Knupfer shop and was very happy with the result . I also sent some pics of my Mef to the Knupfer factory and Dieter Knupfer called me and expressed his gratitude . A very kind man ! Regarding the drive chains : Somewhere I saw chains for train and locomotive modellers but I can´t remember where . Maybe this could be an alternative ! Many greetings ! Hannes