Jump to content
This site uses cookies! Learn More

This site uses cookies!

You can find a list of those cookies here: mysite.com/cookies

By continuing to use this site, you agree to allow us to store cookies on your computer. :)

Vehicle Content

Showing topics in Vehicle Discussion, Work In Progress - Vehicles, Ready For Inspection - Vehicles and Vehicle Reviews and articles posted in for the last 365 days.

This stream auto-updates     

  1. Today
  2. mini man

    Rolls Royce phantom 2.

    Done the instruments and got the steering wheel on. Roof on,will be dull coated in due course. Wheels on. Scuttle mounted headlights. Plus bumpers.
  3. Nigel Heath

    Fiat 806gp full-scratchbuild 1:12

    Lovely work.
  4. mbdesignart

    Ford Transit Mk.2 LWB Van Conversion

    A minor hiccup on the build this morning as the van took a nosedive off the bench, resulting in some cracking along the roof joint so it will be back to the paintshop. Anyway to cool off I've decide to make a new one piece rear door with enhanced detail/corrections over the kit part. The CAD file is at Shapeways being laughed at. And I think a tidy up of my workroom is in order too.
  5. Pics from the slaughterhouse ! Here we can see the first steps of my " Operation Pinoccio " ( The nose gets longer ) 7 louvres will get added to each upper row( 45 instead of 38 ) like on the original .The cam fairings will get elongated and altered as well . The sculptural and adaption works will take some time . I don´t intend to construct moveable bonnets that´s why I established a snap-in system for keeping the bonnets in place . The hinges on the original are very small and I prefer optical fidelity over function . The original bonnets could get removed as an unity as well as we can see on drawing 2 ( hook and spring ) Many greetings ! Hannes
  6. Bigred

    VW Pink Power

    Very nice! Although I am biased being a massive VW fan...especially air cooled stuff!
  7. Astonishing! What a great job, thanks for sharing
  8. keefr22

    Spot of the Day Part 2

    Slightly tatty around the edges white D reg Capri 2.0 Laser, looked like a daily driver - as did the silver Merc 190E I let out of a junction a few minutes later.
  9. Rob G

    VW Pink Power

    Wow, turbo lag city! Good to see people escaping the mundane, well done sir! (May I suggest a set of wheelie bars to help keep the nose on the ground?)
  10. dnl42

    VW Pink Power

    Very nicely done! Is the prototype in your garage?
  11. Yesterday
  12. Corsairfoxfouruncle

    VW Pink Power

    Nice Beetle
  13. mini man

    Rolls Royce phantom 2.

    Messed up and dropped one of the instruments - GONE!................So replaced it with a bit of window Molotowed,so will give them a black wash in the morning.
  14. JeroenS

    VW Pink Power

    That is wonderfully crazy...
  15. Reuhkapelti

    VW Pink Power

    Hello! This VW Beetle is built by using only the parts from the original box (Union Memorial Collections) that includes also 426 Hemi engine and other stuff. I used the big tires to give it some grip and from the part frames I built the turbo and all the intake/ exhaust systems. Only the blue decals are taken elsewhere. I cut them in several pieces to get them sit well around the Beetle body. Pink paint is from a rattle can, then added some clear varnish.
  16. fightersweep

    Ford Transit Mk.2 LWB Van Conversion

    That looks the biz! Reminds me of my Dinky Motorway Services Transit circa birthday prezzie 1979
  17. NickD

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

    Hi all, Thought I'd better respond to Roys kind words. As he says Blender is an alternative. Withold's work is a fantastic example of what can be achieved. It's limitiations are very well highlighted by the bolt example Roy chose Here is my example. A bolt without a thread takes about 5 mins if you know what you're doing. It is probably much longer than than if you are not used to the tool. Certainly some tricks are required to generate it quickly. A thread is much slower (30 mins to work out what I needed to do). The one in the above picture is a fiddle really. I have not really got control of the thread count and the thread is actually a separate mesh from the shaft because I did not want the faff of sorting it out. So I would agree with Roy and suggest Fusion for this sort of application. Blender is good for other things - but if you have the dimensions, Fusion might win there too. The only downside is probably licencing. Finally Roy, thanks for the kind comments - really I ought to be better at Blender given the amount of time I've played with it though. Regards Nick
  18. CrazyCrank

    MFH Alfa Romeo 159M

    absolutely wonderful
  19. Roy vd M.

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

    Thanks guys, your comments really bring a smile to my face! @mustang1989 I think you mean Witold Jaworski. He also maintains a thread here at Britmodeller, see here for his last post. Actually his work is much more ambitious than mine. Witold intends to create a lifelike virtual model... if any part can function (rotate or move for example) he will make it do so. For Witold, the 3D model is the end station. He won't use the model as a basis for scale modelling. Another difference is that Witold uses Blender, a more complex CAD suite than Fusion 360. I can only have lots of admiration for Witold's work to which I was introduced by @NickD who does Blender magic as well, although his modesty won't allow him to admit that. I must admit that I have the same philosophy, basically. For example I won't use 3D printing although I'll be able to, after making the virtual model. I also won't use CNC because I really want to turn those lathe and mill handwheels myself. This CAD thing is a must, for me, because no 2D drawings of the Delage 15-S-8 have survived. If they had and if I had a copy I would have started the build process a year ago. But now I'll first have to establish the shape of the car before I can model it to scale. It's a lot of fun though! Someone told me he liked to watch the video but wouldn't be able to really remember what he saw in it. I suggested him to experience it as if it were a book: you don't have to remember anything but you can use it to pass time more or less pleasantly. Meanwhile one might pick up a thing or two. I also told him the only reason to really remember the things I show (except for those who really want to start working with Fusion 360) is that after the tenth video I'll put up a quiz in which ten questions will be asked to which the answers can be found in each of the ten videos. It's convenient to know the answers without having to watch the videos again. I'll link to each video at each respective question though. As an example, the question regarding the second video will be: "What two-dimensional shape has to be sketched to allow you to extrude a three-dimensional cylinder*?" Especially for those who watched the video that question doesn't seem to be too difficult, but not knowing is easier than knowing. The winner of the quiz will be sent a unique price that in my view is worth the effort. But all that in due time. * Yes that's a pleonasm, sorry
  20. A wonderful model of a unique car.Well tidy mun.
  21. mini man

    Rolls Royce phantom 2.

    Got the engine done,the valve covers are gloss black with the rolls badge Molotow. I sprayed the rims orange with Molotow highlights. The screen is done too.
  22. mbdesignart

    Ford Transit Mk.2 LWB Van Conversion

    Anyhow, here are a couple of post paint photos. Door cards and detail parts yet to be finished. and the components for the roof rack for the Rally Barge, the longitudinal bars have yet to be separated. As these link the triangulated frames their slight waviness should straighten out.
  1. Load more activity
×