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  2. JeroenS

    Honda S600

    I like your idea of the plastic box... easily replaced. Do you have some kind of filter in place inside the box? (looks like it)
  3. Here goes with my second project after returning to modelling recently. My first kit (a Tamiya Ducati 916), was to see if I wanted to carry on modelling, with this second kit I want to try a lot harder to include some of the techniques that I’ve learnt since my last go at modelling some 50 years ago. Some of those techniques will appear obvious, but I’ve never tried before, such as thinning the paint (yes really), de-seaming after joining parts etc. So here is the progress so far, starting with the box lid. The following picture shows most of the engine components ready for assembly. Here are to two main “sides” of the engine with attachments. This is the completed engine assembly. Next is my first real attempt at de-seaming, the air-box painted semi-gloss black. I’m quite pleased with the results, there are still a couple of very minor “seams” in the corners, but I was concerned with accidentally removing the detail, so I left it at a stage I was happy with. And finally two pictures of the engine complete with the air-box. I’d appreciate any suggestions to improve (except “buy an airbrush”, which I can’t afford at the moment), thanks.
  4. Got some grilles by Revell.
  5. Ian T

    Tamiya Ducati 916

    Thanks Jurgen, I appreciate your comment. regards Ian
  6. Yesterday
  7. bentwaters81tfw

    Spot of the Day Part 2

    My brother was a mechanic. The family cars all had a coating of used sump oil underneath. Stuff the 'regulations'.
  8. Spiny

    1941 Chevrolet AK Pickup

    There is something about every red model I've seen which makes them look a bit (or a lot) plastic... until this one. I don't know what you've done to achieve it, but when you see it the immediate impression is that you have a really nice looking lump of iron - great finish on another great build.
  9. Spiny

    Honda S600

    No problem, always pleasing to be of assistance. I'd definitely recommend getting a plug-in fan rather than the bathroom extract fans as they tend to be wired up differently to what you would get from a plug - much easier to get a fan with the plug already on. And I did say I would have some photos, so here it is in all its glory, along with my home-made body stand (off-cut of MDF, plus old electrical cable cores and blu-tack if you're wondering). High quality method of attaching the duct to the storage box (I cut out a 100mm hole for the duct so it does poke slightly inside the box) And finally, the fan attached to the duct, again with duct tape. Annoyingly, as the fan is built as an inlet fan, the duct was exactly the same size as the fan so there is no overlap there, I can see this being the weak point in the system:
  10. Spiny

    Spot of the Day Part 2

    When I was growing up, one of the men in the village had an early one of these (I think it was from about '57or so). Despite being about 30 years old, it was completely rust free, a bit of a miracle for a British car of the period. Then again, he was a farm mechanic and used to liberally coat every part which wasn't on show (and himself!) with the waste oil. Can't imagine that being allowed now, but it certainly worked - from outside it was immaculate.
  11. JeroenS

    Revell VW Samba 1/16

    Thanks Jürgen, coming from you that means a lot! Let's hope it's not a one hit wonder Still much to learn though, and you're right, the scale does help and I'm actually glad I started with a big one.
  12. JeroenS

    1941 Chevrolet AK Pickup

    Wow, yet again... the red and black goes together very well and the interior is just beautiful.
  13. keefr22

    1941 Chevrolet AK Pickup

    Another beautiful model Jürge, with your trademark stunning finish! Lovely work as usual! (I like the colour scheme too, much like my son & my classic Mini, as per my avatar! ) Keith
  14. Pete in Lincs

    1941 Chevrolet AK Pickup

    What a beauty. I can hear the theme tune to the Walton's in my head! Though they never had one as nice as that.
  15. Hi, some years ago when I built Lindberg's notorious Dodge L-700 as a restorer's rig I needed a "restored" load. After 55 years of modeling I started this stock 1941 Chevy as my very first pickup kit admittedly without much enthusiasm, but then I was really surprised that this RM kit was interesting to build and made a very attractive model. Besides some minor detailing it is OOB.
  16. Plastheniker

    Revell VW Samba 1/16

    Even if the larger scale may have made work a bit easier this must be the most beautiful Sambabus I have ever seen. Perfect colour choice and perfect craftmanship!
  17. Plastheniker

    Tamiya Ducati 916

    Beautiful and very realistic model!
  18. Many thanks to both of you ! My interpretation of Roy´s text ( most likely translated by a translation program ) is that the liquid( in this case most likely the oil ) was cooled down by the tube ( s ? ) under the chassis . We can see some kind of lamellas at the connection points . On photo 10 we also can see an odd hanging construction and I wonder if this is a cooling tube .This tube also seems to be secured by a sheet or a stick , connected by 4 clamps or similar .It´s hard to say ... Regarding the spare seat I agree that there possibly was none aboard but Salamano actually drove this car , that´s why there´s some evidence for me that it was provided at least . However , it doesn´t matter for my representation because we cannot look inside the tub. The upper part will get made according my drawing and it also doesn´t matter if this was a support sheet for a spare seat or just a protection sheet for Bordino´s left hand and arm .( or both ) Pitiful Bordino had to take over the tasks of a co-driver , to operate the levers on the magnetos ,possibly the manual oil pump and had to drive this dangerous car in the pouring rain . That´s multi-tasking ! And of course he also had to win ! Many thanks again ! Hannes
  19. Black Knight

    Fiat 806: research and scratchbuilds

    I've lost track of things. Other than the word of one person is there evidence of a 'second' seat? The 806 was a track racing car; only one seat was required by FIA rules. A second seat for a riding mechanic was only required for cars racing in Tourist Trophy and open road races My 1930 Austin is built to 1926 and later TT rules; two seats [and other details] Austin built a special Austin 7 called the Brooklands Special just for track racing; it is a single seat car
  20. harveyb258

    Fiat 806: research and scratchbuilds

    My dear Hannes, Have just spent all day re-reading this thread for snippets of forgotten details and came across a post from Roy on p49. The tank to the driver's side was for oil, then. I knew I'd read it somewhere! Phew, my eyes are tired after 49 pages....time for a rest....only another 146 to go Cheers, H
  21. Kev The Modeller

    Ferrari 330P4, Fujimi, 1/24

    Very nice
  22. JeroenS

    Spot of the Day Part 2

    Yes indeed, much smaller... in fact it looked tiny, in between 2 big trucks
  23. keefr22

    Spot of the Day Part 2

    Much smaller - spotted a 1950's Chevy pick up the last time we were visiting my daughter & family in Hampshire, It was HUGE!! Keith
  24. JeroenS

    Honda S600

    Ah, right... yes I have been looking for one of those extractor fans as well. For some reason we have lots of grow shops here... so I think I should be able to get one there. Thanks for sharing.
  25. JeroenS

    Spot of the Day Part 2

    Driving to work just now, I saw a Morris pick-up. I had no idea they even existed, it looked good. A bit like an old Chevy, only smaller.
  26. Ian

    NASCAR Lumina

    Decals started: I've done enough NASCAR models to know that you should never try to add all the decals in one session. My way is to put all the major ones on in the first 'sitting' then seal them in the following day with 'Kleer / Future' then wait another day or so and add the rest. Absolutely no point rushing when you're on the 'White Flag Lap', right ? Ian.
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