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silver911

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  1. An absolutely stunning piece of work...beautifully realised and implemented...bravo Ron
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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............
  5. Many thanks Poul...glad your still enjoying the ride Ron
  6. Some of the neatest work I have ever seen...in any scale...superb Jorgen. Respect Ron
  7. 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
  8. Nice of you to say that Chris...always appreciate your input Fuel will have to wait for prices to drop! Ron
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Many thanks for taking the time to look and comment mate...always much appreciated Ian Enjoy your catching up. Ron
  12. 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............
  13. Absolutely stunning work...WOW! Ron
  14. Fabulous progress and solutions/modifications where needed...love the seal strip (leather string) Ron
  15. A fair bit of scratching done today Final eight tie rods made from metals to replace the kit parts..... Then the torsion bar...seen in amongst the kit tie rods above...which...having made the front one from metals...I had to repeat it with the rear one...a lot of tiny bits and careful bending resulted in this..... The two tiny brass sleeves are for the eye bolts (too much play in the holes)...I will cut the brass rod to size when it's ready to be assembled. Another tiny piece modified...just for the hell of it..... A lot of metal priming to be done now. to be continued..............
  16. Nice choice of subject...and smooth progress mate Ron
  17. Nothing exciting...just a couple of bits added to the main block...a small tank...on which I replaced the main pipe with ali tube...plus heat shrink and hose clamps..... Next kit part for replacement...and another chance to use the micro UJ's...gear shift linkage..... Then four more tie rods...which have one end unglued for final adjustment when assembling..... Lastly....another pipe modified with ali tubes/heat shrink/ hose clamps..... to be continued............
  18. Many thanks Ian Glad you find the look realistic...must be doing something right then Ron
  19. Many thanks for compliment Andy...always appreciated I have always tried to maintain a 'balance' in my style/techniques...and always work from 1:1 refs...which...IMHO...is the only way to replicate the full size subject. Ron
  20. So nice to see this one back on the bench mate...and some more superb scratch work to boot Ron
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