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  1. Correct. if you can't remove the old decal, it will not work. The ink will not be opaque enough to hide the underlying color when printed on clear decal film. It would be extremely difficult to cut out the script printed on white paper
  2. Olivier, The lettering looks a bit tall. On the real car it runs under the door handle. Maybe import the document into a photo processing program and reduce the height. You can also take a photo of the Ford script and change the color, since it's going over white your clear paper will work. Les
  3. Hello Les,


    I got yesterday your great samples. Thanks a lot, they will certainly be useful very soon!!

    If you need anything, don't hesitate, it will be my pleasure.





  4. Olivier, Yesterday was a U.S. holiday, no post open. I will send the material anyway, I'm sure you'll have use for it and the vent window uprights need felt in the vertical guides anyway Nice work!
  5. Hello Les,


    you very kindly offered to send me some of this elastic thread you mentioned in the forum. 

    I give you my postal adress:

    Dr Olivier Pansieri

    868 route du violon

    83600 Les Adrets



    Of course, I can pay the postal shipping. Just tell me...


    All the best



    1. Lvp



      I would be glad to forward that to you.

      Also, I just found some flat black material that I think will be even better. Almost miniature felt that is self adhesive.

      Originally used to stop windshield squeeks on the second generation Lexus GS300's.

      Always good to snoop around the parts department to see what might be useful for the hobby world.



    2. Olivier de St Raph

      Olivier de St Raph

      Ok, Les, I trust in you, if you think the latter option is better, you can send it to me.

      Very kind, I appreciate a lot your help!





    3. Lvp


      It's on its way.

      I have no idea how long it takes to get there however.

      One can never have too many resources👍

  6. Olivier, i'm very impressed with antenna support. Not sure my shaky hands could do such a fine sanding job. For the black felt on either side of the door glass, I might suggest some black elastic thread. I'm using it to as a bungee cord for the hood of my Corvette Grand sport. Just meased it at .04 mm thickness - uncompressed. Has a nice fuzzy texture - could send you some if you'd like to try it. Les
  7. Olivier, The stripes look good. What clear coat are you using? Does it sand and polish out well? Les
  8. From personal experience I've come to appreciate the learning experience of doing things 2 to 3 times before they are correct. But I sure wish I could 'nail it' the first time a little more often . By the way, how did you get the peak on the hood without destroying the F O R D?
  9. Hi Olivier, Looks like the color might be a light silvery blue metallic . Reminds me of my favorite Matchbox Rolls Royce I had as a child. Masking should not be too difficult. Cut strips of painter's tape or Frog tape for all the spaces, then only remove the tape for what should be blue. Don't trust the edge of the tape as it is from the roll - cut it yourself with a new blade, it will give a cleaner edge. Les
  10. Olivier, Sorry to hear of your decal issues. If you are going to gloss over the decal anyway, have you considered masking with tape and painting the stripes? Also, it appeared to me that the hood gap in the center near the vents is a bit tighter than at the ends. An opportunity to address this while you are stripping for other reasons. What did you decide to do about carpet material? Les
  11. Olivier, Your one on one sessions with Michael should give you rapid progress in learning fusion. Wish we had something like that here. I'm trying to design a tire for 60's sports car. As to the Brown stuff showing through the plastic, once the car is primed before painting it won't show up. Nice work on making your own measuring tool. There is a nice sense of satisfaction when coming up with those kinds of solutions. While I'm sure to appreciate the benefits of 3D printing, I hope it doesn't lessen out manual skills. Les
  12. Olivier, Is tubing with a .1mm wall available? That is something I've been trying to find for myself. The other alternative is to turn down the diameter of the very end of the smaller section to fit into hole of the slightly larger tube below it. Creates its own bump stop in the process. Have you considered beveling the end of a small brass tube to make a punch to create the disk/button at the top of the aerial. In real life they are almost flat.. Les
  13. Olivier, Happy New Year to you and your family! I would like to say that although I'm not a frequent contributor, your posts are the first thing I look for in the mornings. It is inspiring to see someone take great pains to achieve accuracy; to set a high standard and commit themselves to reaching their goals. I'm working on a 1964 Accurate Miniatures Corvette grand sport - working on it off and on for the past two years. Recently retired from work, so now I can spend more time each day towards finishing. Watching your progress and the work of people like Codger has inspired me to adapt the "model within a model" approach. I does add more time ( which I have now) to a build, but it also exercises my mind in finding creative solutions move forward. New techniques are often one step forward, two steps back - but it's nice to see that I'm not alone! Those of you that share your work drive me to strive for higher levels of quality and detail that I may not have considered previously. The methods shown indicate a path to our goals. That path may also open up variations that work to solve particular issues or overcome impasses that arise in our work. In short, please keep the posts coming - even if only once a day. I'll try to chime in when any words of wisdom come to me. Les
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