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Thanks for your input, guys! The work continues, in the photo's that I have seen there are hard packed gravel road sections that when wet throw up quite a bit of mud and this what I attempting to replicate. Here are some images of my work in progress. This first image is of the base coat on the machined engineering plastic base that a friend gave to me. (Thanks Brian) under coat by Gavin Snowdon, on Flickr I then painted the base in satin finish black, fitted the Lancia badge and applied the dirt and mounting pins. dirt road by Gavin Snowdon, on Flickr Once this had dried, I applied the mud mix. muddy road by Gavin Snowdon, on Flickr Now I turn my attention to applying the mud and spray to the car. mud been applied by Gavin Snowdon, on Flickr Thanks for looking.
On the A64 north of York today... A 'proper' Mini on an L plate. It was in great nick and was being driven by a young lass pootling along at 50mph. When i overtook it i realised just how small they really are! Regards Steve
I used to drive one of these . . . . It was bright pink (a respray) quite a head turner. Smoothest ride ever withe the hydraulic system with could be adjusted with weight carried but I would love to adjust it when sat waiting at traffic lights . . . Wish I had some photos, sadly got wrote-off when some clown driving a Datsun ran into the back of me at a roundabout . . . . Happy days. I look forward to seeing this develop as a transporter, Good Luck
Thanks mate it would save me trying resin casting, i have 2 the same so I could put them on the roof as spares in which case I only need 6. Let me know how much you want and the postage, i can paypal you the money or send you a cheque if you don't do paypal.
Olivier de St Raph replied to Olivier de St Raph's topic in Work In Progress - VehiclesI am expecting for Bernard's measures. In the meantime, I found this photo (Rétroviseur magazine), giving an idea: Anyway, I still have decreased a lot the floor and underbody thickness and couldn’t decrease it much more...
I've had a look. I found I have some 50/60's type skinny whitewall tyres which can obviously be fitted the other way around. Plus some steel wheel rims, some chromed, some plain plastic but they have five stud fixings where Citroen would be three bolt types. I think they would mostly be hidden under the load bed so you may get away with it. I also have the inner part of the wheels where the metal axle fits. The tyres BTW are branded as Firestones. I know I can do six wheels/tyres. I may just manage eight if they would suit you?
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Thanks for a great explanation. Using my own Rolls experience, I strongly urge you to scratch new doors. Getting curvatures like that out and even, side-to-side, is virtually impossible (I found) due to the nature of 40 year old Pocher plastic. In all, I did three sets of doors to keep the ones I have. 3/32 square and U-channel brass was vital for strength and keeping contour with the thin sheet skins required for fit. At least you don't need window channels and latch hardware, which work against thinness. Your results may vary...
II will attempt to utilize a portion of the kit doors, but I think ultimately it will be necessary to begin from scratch. As you can see in the blurry photograph below, the kit doors are curved along their entire length, both top and bottom,. They are curved despite the fact that the kit's bottom door jambs- and leading and trailing door jambs- are straight. Photographs I posted earlier in the thread revealed how the kit's curved doors make a substantial contribution to the inaccurate bulbous appearance of the Pocher model. I have a plan drawing of a Touring Spyder that shows the doors with a slight top curvature, but much less than the kit. The photographs of prototypes I have studied appear to show doors with a very slight curvature, particularly toward the leading edge as the door also bends inward as it meets the cowl. The kit doors do not incorporate this compound curvature. Good photographs of Spyder doors are hard to find. Below are two of the best I have.
Beautiful. Complete works of art. However... as I found after I'd made aluminium friction plates for my Pocher Monza, the plates are actually wood - Maple was used in period, now they use Beech on the rebuilds. Of course if you're going to paint the whole assembly it doesn't matter, but wooden leaves would add another material to the build and look cool...
Hello Steve, your Porsche looks fantastic!!! I also had contact with Pierpaolo concerning his models. In the moment I'm facing a real big problem which model I should choose. They all look super. And it seems like each are produced perfectly. So I will make my choice during this weekend... and the 914/6 is top of my list... Cheers Marco F.
Here is the the hatch opening panel in place. The fit is not important at this point as both the panel and the rear body must be modified so that the hatch openings tilt a bit to the rear. Note the position of the leading edge of the panel relative to the wheel and door opening. Here is a look with a very rough work-in-process wing in approximate position. The goal is to make it look something like one of these.
The first steps to the reconstruction of the rear deck is to get the fundamental dimensions right. Later I will attempt to get the shapes and contours right. To place the leading edge of the rear deck in its correct position relative to the cowl, doors, and rear axle, I moved the rear hatch openings back 10mm. I began by making two saw cuts 10mm apart. One saw cut was made on each side to release the hatch openings and the panel that will be removed. This operation only facilitates making a few horizontal dimensions correct. It's just the beginning.
Hi Snowman. Super job on the build! As a lover of rally cars, I personally would just go round the tread of the tyres with light/dark sand/brown acrylic and along the bottom edge of the body all round. Tarmac stage rather than mucky gravel stage?
@Miguel Rivero That is indeed a lovely looking Mustang. It is of course the not quite so desirable 'Notchback'. Although I like almost any early Mustang. I suspect it was restored a few years ago? But it's nice to see it looking so original. And your part of Mexico is now colder than England! What a crazy planet this is! Thanks for posting the pictures. Pete
Hi to all. This is what I got in my shop yesterday! a 1965 Mustang, V-8, automatic transmission. This is what I got today!!! Is the "Nevado de Toluca", first snow it gets for this comming winter, most of the year does not have snow and it is gorgeous! has an altitude of 4600 metes, my town is now at 0°C and we had reain the past two days. Have a great day!
A word on the status of this project. Sam has discovered that several important screws and all four wheel wingnuts were absent from the parts needed. After a lengthy response time MFH has informed us that they are in stock and being shipped at this time. Sam has progressed best he could but the work was largely cosmetic without the needed parts. He will update as soon as parts are fitted and assemblies are available. Our goal remains to return a complete, beautiful model to Paul's family at the completion of the work.
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