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  1. Some of the finest modelling I have ever witnessed...in any scale...an absolute masterclass at the highest level...bravo! Ron
  2. Dave's closing words on the Alfa..... "The point of this model was to finish off my series of straight-twelve engines. The Alfa 12 is the result of combining two straight-eights into a straight-twelve. The chassis is lengthened slightly. The front wings are from the RR Sedanca kit." Last pics...enjoy..... A great 'finale'
  3. If I may offer this Olivier...highly recommended above AliExpress...I have often put a link to them for other members.....https://www.componentshop.co.uk/chg1/super-thin-wires.html Ron
  4. A truly inspiring project in the making Dan...very much looking forward to this one Ron
  5. Just so you both (Olivier and Jochen) know...and without wishing to cause controversy or ill feeling with Manu...the 'suggestion' that it is in fact a pre-painted head for an action figure is for Manu to either confirm or deny. All I will say is this...I myself was a figure painter for over 40 years and...believe me when I say that I personally never reached such dizzy heights of realism in my pieces...and know of very few who have...the best being Koreans...although not exclusively so. What is more important to me personally is...we each choose a solution that we are comfortable with...be it to use or commission the work of others...to be used in our pieces. It never mattered to me if the clients claimed my work as their own. I am enjoying your work Olivier...and will only comment from a personal perspective in future. Regards Ron
  6. Looking at the picture...he does appear to be less of a 'hulk' compared to the mechanic...so yes...if you find him acceptable/workable...have at it. It will be interesting to see a comparison with Rossi when he arrives. I would keep in mind that in today's pits...and indeed in recent seasons...the mechanics seem to favour shirts and trousers/shorts...as opposed to all in one coveralls...just a thought 'O' Ron
  7. You marked my reply with a 'confused' face Olivier...so let me clarify what I said. Pre-painted refers to the heads you can buy...in that they come ready painted/finished...which is the case with the one Manu used on his figure...as opposed to the unpainted one you found. https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2380057.m570.l1313&_nkw=1%2F12+painted+head+sculpt&_sacat=0 Over scale refers to the actual size/proportions of Tamiyas figures...in that they are closer to 1/10...which may require some careful adjustment to the figure when fitting the new head from Ebay. As I said...for my needs...the figure size/proportions issue was too noticeable next to my 1/12 Ferrari 312T (I used a MFH figure of Nikki Lauda instead)...however...it should be far less obvious next to a bike such as yours. Hope that helps? Ron
  8. Your welcome O If you refine your search...you can find pre-painted versions at just a little more cost...very lifelike finishes. Just be aware...the Tamiya figures are considerably 'over scale' for 1/12...I had intended using the standing mechanic with my 312T build...but he was huge next to it !...one of his legs almost as wide as the seat Ron
  9. Try these.....https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2334524.m570.l2632&_nkw=1%2F12+scale+head+sculpt&_sacat=246&LH_TitleDesc=0&_odkw=1%2F12+scale+heads&_osacat=0 Ron
  10. Stunning work as always Dan...bravo A superb collectors piece. Ron
  11. An absolutely stunning piece of work...beautifully realised and implemented...bravo Ron
  12. I have always enjoyed gathering ideas from the work of others...so it naturally pleases me that others find useful ideas to use in mine. Your kind words are genuinely appreciated Jorgen. Thank you. Ron
  13. I am lucky...in that...having worked with colour every day of my working life...and every hour of my modelling time...I was blessed with a high perceptive value for colour in my painting. If others find my work 'inspirational'...then I have achieved far more than just building a kit for my own pleasure...and received the best possible reward for my efforts. Many thanks Andy. Cheers Ron
  14. Just a quick update on the engine/gearbox. I made an 'executive' decision to assemble the main bulkhead to the engine now...as opposed to the kit instructions...that would have you fix it to the main body...and then assemble the engine to that. I reasoned that...this gives me a better grip to handle things...as I assemble the rest of the bits and sub assemblies to the engine and gearbox...some of which are awkward and fragile to work with...let's hope it was the right decision Most of the added bits are obvious kit additions...a few are self made following ref pics. There are a few more details I would have liked to add...however...due to the way Tamiya have conceived and engineered this kit...it simply was not possible without scratching most of the rear end. I will let the pics speak for themselves..... With some decisions regarding the next stages of assembly needing to be made...in order to avoid parts fouling each other...a lot of thought will be needed...simply to avoid mishaps and breakages! to be continued............
  15. Many thanks Poul...glad your still enjoying the ride Ron
  16. Some of the neatest work I have ever seen...in any scale...superb Jorgen. Respect Ron
  17. Thank you for such a huge compliment...it means a great deal to me I hope you enjoy reading through the rest of the thread...and please...if you spot anything that needs attention...or that I have missed...feel free to nudge me. Regards Ron
  18. Hmmm...thread not updating again!
  19. Nice of you to say that Chris...always appreciate your input Fuel will have to wait for prices to drop! Ron
  20. Many thanks 'V' I am really pleased you find my work helpful...it's nice that we can all take something away from the work of others...as I have done when looking at yours. Regards Ron
  21. Thank you for kind words Chris...pleased your enjoying the progress on the engine and find it realistic...I am pleased with the results on the injectors and trumpets...fiddly...but worth the effort. Cheers Ron
  22. Many thanks for taking the time to look and comment mate...always much appreciated Ian Enjoy your catching up. Ron
  23. Not sure if updates are still of interest to others...but work is still progressing. First up...the rear radiator stone guards. In the pic are the three iterations...1 (far left) too big in scale and size...2 (middle) better scale but too small in size...3 (far right) good scale and size..... Then it was time to get all the bits and fixings onto the sub frame...including the above stone guards..... Another area to receive detailing/modifying...the rear wing stays. Instead of using the plastic stubs (moulded onto the gearbox for mounting) they now have proper bolts as per the 1:1...and the kit plastic cross brace has been replaced with metals and end fixing bolts..... Along with the above...work continues on the engine/gearbox assembly. I had to revise and remake the brake lines...the first attempt interfered with the wing stays!...ooopsie. The first of the metal tie bars are bolted in place...along with some added cables and wires..... Still a lot more to be added...but beginning to take shape. to be continued............
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