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Roy vd M.

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  1. Roy vd M.

    Fiat 806: research and scratchbuilds

    That is really, really very nicely done.
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    Avions Voisin Record 1927 1/8

    Brilliant stuff and a never ceasing joy to watch your progress.
  3. Roy vd M.

    Imai Tin Snail 1/24

    I rarely saw a model where the headlight-grille size ratio was so far off. Fortunately you consider this as a toy
  4. Good idea to use the Top Studio set. However I thought your original ones were just fine... eye of the beholder-thing probably For my own model I intend to photo etch the link sides, as I made the highly questionable (=wrong) decision to scratch-build every particle.
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    Imai Tin Snail 1/24

    Love that complex motor wiring as well as, like Matt, the unique colouring.
  6. Roy vd M.

    Fiat 806gp full-scratchbuild 1:12

    Beautiful job Harvey! Could you elaborate a bit on your rivet application method? E.g. drawing / picture? Now that you saved 2 years of your time I hope that's doable
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    Avions Voisin Record 1927 1/8

    I really like the progress seen in the last posts, as always with Mr Propeller's works. Again a unique masterpiece-to-be for the display case. Great colour blue, too!
  8. That is an beautiful result, looks just right.
  9. Roy vd M.

    Fiat 806: research and scratchbuilds

    Great progress Hannes, the car really starts to come to live.
  10. Surely enough the difference is minor. I decided to run the photo through Gimp... really shouldn't do that because in the past almost without exception similar efforts (on another forum) were not met with much enthusiasm... I can only say, the better the modeller the nitpickier I'd like to be, aiming for the interpretation that such increased nitpickiness implies my increased admiration toward the builder. Hopefully agreeing on that, here are my findings. Wheelbase versus louvres angle. 105 / 118 pixels are vertical measurements (=via the blue dotted lines) of the distance between the two green lines. The next blue line spans between the tops of the front / aft tyres. Both lines cross, where in my view they shouldn't. Here the full image: So would you need to amend it? Surely not, almost nobody would. I only intend to hand you the information and it's up to you whether to use it. It's going to be a great model either way.
  11. Are you sure the louvres are set perfectly horizontal now? Right hand side ones seem slightly off.. Anyway this is a brilliant project I must say.
  12. Roy vd M.

    Pocher Alfa Noob Restoration

    Previous builder did a nice weathering job though. Good luck with this build, hope you'll be okay with a static model in the end
  13. 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
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    Delage 15-S-8 Grand Prix (1/8)

    Second video was just uploaded! Enjoy
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    AMT White Freightliner COE-Progress 05/07

    Don't forget to scrape away the mold lines along the propshaft. This is a great truck and an easy modelling subject to follow along.