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  1. Thanks, Ken. You do give me far more credit then I deserve, but it is much appreciated.
  2. To avoid the cracking, you might want to go for diluted ink. Enamel is probably a bit more flexible than acrylic paint, but I think ink would be much better. I must say, I’m amazed again at the level of reality you are trying to attain, Olivier. This bike is a complicated piece of machinery (I had no idea they could be so complicated), but your build is showing all this in a fantastic way.
  3. What a beautiful model you created. So many nicely executed details on this small scale. Well done Jörgen!
  4. Happy to see more updates, Ron. You’re creating a small wonder. Love it!
  5. Thanks Wayne. Very much appreciated coming from you. Yes, 3D printing is changing or our hobby quite a lot (or at least makes it possible to change it). Hope you will have a nice workshop in your new home and that we will see a continuance of your splendid work when you are settled.
  6. Dan, I’m constantly amazed, by your updates. There is nothing in your pictures to indicate that this is a model. Could well be the real thing. Fantastic.
  7. Thanks, much appreciated. The new printer is a Phrozen Mini 8K. Less build volume compared to the Anycubic but fantastic for details. The knock-offs were printed with 0,02mm layer height and with normal basic resin. I’m told that resolution will still be better using special formulated 8k resins, but I have quite a lot of the basic resins that need to be used first.
  8. Good afternoon, fellow modellers. I've been working on the final stages of this build. I used the outer part of round electric wire to simulate a rubber tube for the oil filler and I chromed and installed the filler cap. Some clean up still needed. Here's a final picture of the radiator shell. I decided to make a new rear light. Here is the housing painted and chromed reflectors LED's installed and working. License plate light works also. I printed the knock-offs again with my new printer. At the bottom is the previous version printed on the Anycubic Mono X. above that the result with my new printer. Huge difference. The characters at the top "SINISTRO" and bottom "SMONTARE" are just over 1 mm height. Really happy with the result. Chrome paint needs to dry thoroughly and then I can glue them on top of the M4 bolts I used to mount the wheels. Yes, the wheels are mounted and I will show pictures with the knock-offs later. So what's further to do? - install rear view mirrow (why do we call that a rear view mirror? There are no side view or front view mirrors - modify bonnet locks - I ordered 4mm perspex for the display case, which I will make myself. I'm expecting that next week. - Still thinking about the base. I could go for wood or for black perspex. I haven't decided yet. That will conclude this build. Anyway, that's it for now. Of course I will udate with the final results and I will create a RFI thread.
  9. That’s a shame, Ken. Apparently the paint layers react unfavourably with each other, but weird that one part is ok and the other not.
  10. I agree with what Jeroen said. Worth the view.
  11. So when will Ferrari show this concept to the public? What you are creating here would not do to bad if they came up with such a car, sorry, I mean, automobile.
  12. Thanks, Jeroen. I really appreciate getting some feedback, positive or not.
  13. Thanks, Luca. Very much appreciated coming from you.
  14. What a great build, Renek. Your detailing is superb. Thanks for sharing.
  15. Dear friends, what have I been up to. Well, I completed the radiator cowl, installed the lights, rims and lenses. I installed the leds facing backwards, thinking that the reflectors will do their job better than when facing forward. And the lights work, happy with the results Then it was time to put this assembly on the model. No difficulties there. I also repaired the broken lens of the right side light So time to mount the bonnet assembly. That did not take much tweaking as I have fitted this many times before. Happy to see that this paid out. The bonnet is kept close by a thingie (don't know what it is called). That thingie does not stay in a closed/locked position. Need to find a method that it will. Bonnet seen from the passenger side and thermometer on radiator top installed. No troubles there to get a good fit. On this pic you can also see the brake drums, and wheels, ready to be fitted. And as you can see the bonnet opens quite far. Top of the bonnet cannot open further, but lower part opens completely. Well, that's where I am right now. Nearing the finish line. What needs yet to be done? - rear view mirror needs to be mounted on the door. - find a solution for the bonnet locks (btw, these are not the Pocher parts but some parts I purchased many years ago. - finish wiring of the lights. Here I had an unhappy event. The tiny/tiny, very tiny (did I say tiny?) wires of the micro leds I'm using of the right rear light broke. That is something I cannot repair anymore, unless I make new rearlight unit, with new Leds in place. I just might be doing that. - mount the brake drums - mount the wheels - print the knock-offs with my new high res 3D printer and paint them. - then the knock-offs can be installed - oil filler tube and cap I think that's all that needs to be done, so this year, the 26th after acquiring the kit and 14th after starting this build, I guess I will finish it.
  16. Thanks, Ron. Much appreciated. It’s the feedback that helps us along.
  17. I forgot to mention that the fit between body and wings is really good. However I decided to add a 1 mm black leather string between those parts starting at the back and going right over the rear wheel arches up until the start of the bonnet. You can see it clearly in the pictures above. I think that’s much more as it looks in reality. I drilled 1.1mm holes at the beginning and the end and used tiny amounts of CA glue to hold them in place. Along the way, where necessary I added a very small amount of CA to keep it in place. Quite fiddly to get the end into the hole, I must say, but it worked.
  18. Hello to you all Time for a little update. I managed to get the passenger door installed (sorry, no picture at this time). Next were the hinges connecting the lower and top parts of the bonnet. I decided to use rivets to ensure a firm attachment of the bonnet parts. I took a little bit off the top to make them flatter and painted them. In place with working hinges that do not obstruct movement. I also removed the chrome trim from the top part of the bonnet. Next was the Alfa shield that goes at the front of the radiator shield. Painted it as good as I could and I'm not unhappy with result. Mind you the thing is less than 5mm in diameter) The Pocher part for the radiator shield is quite ugly, so I decided to make a new version. I just kept the surround and created a vertical grating inside it. On top of that I put a mesh. Here's my version compared with the Pocher part. And the final result with rechromed Alfa script and painted logo Next it was time to work on the radiator cowl and its attachments I rechromed the head light reflectors. Front view and back view of the cowl This just needs the leds to be installed and then final attachments of the reflectors and the glasses. Other small thing that Pocher delivered that is really ugly is the nut for the spare wheel attachment. I used the Pocher part to create a version that looks like the real thing Current rear view of the model, notice that the rearlights and the licenseplate holder and light is in place. Well, that's where I am today. Next is the water temp thingy that goes on top of the radiator, installation of the headlights and after that the radiator cowl on the model. Then some tweeking of the bonnet to get a good fit. Anyway, stay tuned if you like. More to follow.
  19. As always, beautifull stuff, Ron. And yes, you keep finding additions and improvements.
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