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Roy vd M.

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  1. From what I have read here and there the Pocher Mercedes cars had as many flaws as the others, taking major surgery to get things ‘right’. Mr Cox sure spends some time to turn the model into something rather different, to fit his and/or his client’s wishes and vision. Looks fabulous.
  2. That really, really does look nice and realistic.
  3. Wow..! I'd certainly agree to that recommendation.
  4. I had not reacted before in the thread, not having followed it too closely although the Mercedes-Benz 300SL is one of my dream cars. And that has always been for me, I remember having a 1/43 specimen when I was a kid. And Tamiya is one of my favourite kit makers too. It's just that I've so much reading going on and the scale 1/24 is something I'm not particularly interested in anymore. It's become a bit too common a scale. That said, sometimes I look into this thread and I'm much in awe about what I see. Beautiful detail work, such as the belts... wow. It reminds me so much of you
  5. Thanks for taking the trouble to further on to this comparison. I'll rectify my post in the other topic and will take this up with the other forum.
  6. In continuation of this post: could you please also make a comparison between the chrome sprues? I was assured on another forum that at least the chrome sprues between the Heller and Revell kits were the same. And if they are, can you find any other similar sprues? If none, I'll have to make a round of rectifications along this forum and two others.
  7. That's easily said.. my statement was the result of a discussion between three folks on another forum. All three were convinced at least some sprues were original Hellers. To be sure I googled for a comparison but could not find anything at that point in time. I have now looked at your comparison here: If I see it correctly it only regards the body. It comes very clear that the bodies from both kits are very different. Could you also make a comparison of the chrome sprues? That's the part of the kit they literally said would be the same. Perhaps this topic about Poche
  8. For sure it is exciting news, from a legendary brand. Some aspects of the classic Pocher kits may have had their flaws but that is more or less true with any kit from any kit maker. Following your 'one tool per year' remark, yesterday I made this overview of model kits issued by Pocher: CLASSIC POCHER I - Fiat F2 - Alfa Romeo 8C (Monza and Spider Touring Gran Sport) - Rolls Royce (Sedanca and Torpedo) - Mercedes-Benz 500K / 540K - Bugatti 50T CLASSIC POCHER II - Volvo F12 / F16 - Porsche 911 - Ferrari Testarossa - Ferrari F40 HORNBY - Lamb
  9. That's great news, thanks for explaining. I'll update the post on the other forum as well, bearing your elaboration.
  10. I too am wondering what happened to the 300SL project. Perhaps it was too expensive, using working lights etc.? Not sure if the moulds had already been finalized and whether we will ever hear from that undertaking again. I'd like to share some reserve I just wrote down on another forum: Although Pocher indeed states "new tool" I cannot help it but wonder whether that is true for all of the kit. If so, that would be very good news for the hobby. EDIT 8 JANUARY: IT WILL INDEED BE A 100% NEW TOOL, SEE REACTION ON BEHALF OF POCHER BELOW. But: - A compa
  11. Hi Mark, Unfortunately I must disappoint you as I have never undertaken any project comparable to this in scale and extent. Several scratchbuilding exercises have been done, but most of this is new to me. That's also why (in the first vlog I mentioned this) this will probably be an entertaining journey for the followers of this topic: I'll make plenty of mistakes, many of which I'll show. The reason: I think these are more fun to watch than the always 'perfect' work of master modellers; and it's an easier way of learning from mistakes than from perfectness. I'll show
  12. Sabrejet and Nick, thank you for your comments! I much appreciate them. I look forward to 'manufacturing' the engine most of all, too. Hopefully it will prove to be a logical starting point, although Gerald Wingrove always started his builds at the wheels and most other builders start with the frame. Not sure yet, but hopefully it will be the engine. I'll let logic make that decision rather than passion There will be no 3D-printing in this build (or so I still say..); as I see it now, the car will be 90% drawn before I will st
  13. Yes progress has been rather wild, if compared to the past two years. And it's really fun too. I think the Heller kit (of the D8) is still being produced. Heller kits are certainly not among the most accurate, usually (with some pleasant exceptions, such as the 1/8 Citroen Traction Avant). The D8 is a beautiful car, one of Delage's crown jewels. Although Delage cars are currently quite affordable, the D8 is one exceptions to that general rule. 457. On the last day of the year I'd like to present an interim view (in between two videos).
  14. It's almost good now. On the first photos of your last post I can still see the difference, but only if I do my best. Nearly there!
  15. Beautiful detail work Ron. In all fairness the out of box-version of a 1/12 Tamiya kit such as this Ferrari is a great basis but can lack quite a bit of detail. Adding that, as you diligently do, extravagantly improves the level of realism.
  16. It's certainly an improvement but unfortunately it's still too noticeable, in my view. The quality of your work deserves your paint job to be tweaked, if required, ten times more until it's just right. That's not to hand you more work, it's to give you a compliment for the achieved build level. Knowing you a bit I'm sure you'll think of this the same way. I'll send you a few jars of elbow grease
  17. That’s a handt guideline also for my own 1/8 build, thanks.
  18. I keep forgetting that!!! Still, 1/24 or 1/16, a great accomplishment nonetheless. Merry Christmas to you and all who read this
  19. Knowing you Olivier, I'm sure you'll solve your way out of this no matter what. You're one of the most dedicated builders I know, especially in this scale 1/24. Good luck... up till now, safe from this detail, the car looks simply amazing.
  20. You do realise that along with Gerald Wingrove's books, Roger Zimmerman and other scratch building masters' topics, your builds topics are my primary source of inspiration for the future scratchbuilding sessions? I've never been a modest person but the mortal around here would be me! The 3D drawing is not as difficult as it looks and I need it because there are no blueprints... thanks for the compliment though! As drawing work has progressed more than I had imagined, scratchbuilding work comes closer too. But still, a lot to do. I think I'm 25% done drawing
  21. Thank you guys for your heartwarming wishes! @Manu, welcome to the topic, I'm quite sure I will learn a lot in your Fiat 806 topic as well. Your figurine / driver sculpting and painting alone should be worth a study. 451. It's been 8 months since the previous large update, time for another one. Meanwhile I've drawn: - Resized / redesigned wheels, spokes and tyres. - Brake drum. - Front axle. - Brake connector left front plus chain. - Front wheels connecting / stabilisation rod. - Steering box. - Steeri
  22. Indeed, very small teeth. You could try finding the smallest cutting disk in existence, use that on the mill (using the dividing head to correctly align the cuts) and after that, manually use a needle file to V-shape each cut.
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