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  1. 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!





  2. 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
  3. Olivier, The stripes look good. What clear coat are you using? Does it sand and polish out well? Les
  4. 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?
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Had a power antenna put on mine, so you are correct. Thanks for the tube information.
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Olivier, How about using a woodworking plane on the strips of half round to knock off the dome. Glue something to the plate of the plane that raises the blade to the thickness needed for the finished piece. You will get consistent depth that way. Then knock off the edges to get some roundness - use a file or sanding block. It might also be easier to start with a thick piece of plastic strip and just round off the edges. Work with the strips intact - easier to handle and results will be more consistent. Les
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  13. Olivier, The seat did not get concave. The center backrest was quite flat,.but the center bottom was moved because of the tunnel. The diagonal seam does exist and it does have small piping where the pleats meet the solid vinyl section. As you can see in photos, the tuck under is correct at the bottom where it meets with the floor. I'm sure you can work with what you have built so far.
  14. The reality is that the car had rear seats that were relatively flat compared to the fronts. It was a moderately priced car and refinements in suspension and creature comforts were minimal compared to today's similarly positioned cars. I wouldn't overdo the bulges. Les
  15. Olivier, Sorry the seat is causing so much extra work. I had a Mustang in the sixties, sadly didn't keep it, and I remember the horizontal pleats being very shallow in depth. Perhaps some diluted Vallejo plastic putty can lessen the gap and add some roundness. You are really doing some outstanding work! It's too late now, but I've had success in moderately shaping plastic by putting it in hot, but not boiling, water and forming and holding the desired shape it until it cools down. Very good for correcting warping as well. Have you thought of using some stiffened fabric thread or fine fishing line for the beading? Really enjoy viewing your posts. Les