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silver911

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  1. Thank you Thierry I generally use CA Gel...which gives a better bond in my personal experience...however...in cases such as these (the K3 parts) where there is only a very small surface area to glue between the main post and the small cross bar...I drilled through the cross piece...and used a nickel silver pin...which is inserted through it and into the upright tube...then gently grind the head of the pin flush to the surface. It's important to roughen the surfaces to be mated...also...one thing I almost never do with CA ali joins...is to use an 'accelerator'...I find it makes the glue brittle...and reduces the adhesion. Hope that helps? Ron
  2. Next modification of kit parts...front upper arms...the K3's need to remain movable when assembled to the arm frame itself (G12 & G13). The kit instructions explain it best..... Spread of kit parts...and the two (K3) remade parts from metal...with a close up of them as well..... Just for info...they are 24 mm long...and made with 2 x 1 mm eyebolts...1.58 mm ali tube...and 2 x 1.2 mm nuts. to be continued............
  3. Thanks Ian...fingers crossed for some bench time for ya next week Ron
  4. A huge compliment from someone I respect and admire for true craftsmanship in your own work Pascal...especially your current Ferrari 256 F1 Whilst I envy those who can afford the MFH genre of kits...and although trying to achieve such levels of detail with a plastic injection kit will never be achievable...it's still a rewarding exercise for me. Ron
  5. Otherworldly craftsmanship as always Pascal...and I agree with Thierry...so difficult to believe it's a model and not the 1:1 Respect Ron
  6. A little more progress on the front discs and calipers. Using this ref...I have begun to add some finer details..... So far...I have added the brake pipe (which is yet to be bent and fittings added...but serves to hold it for painting)...the brake pads and their retaining clips...with the bleed nipples still to come..... to be continued............
  7. Thank you for your kind words and sentiment towards Mr C Sadly...due to many health issues...we were deprived of seeing his skills and dedication showcased further...but his love of...and passion for this hobby never waned for a second. I admit to being happy with the progress so far...and you do yourself an injustice to say my skills are beyond most...certainly not yours. Sincerely Ron
  8. In truth...it was Chas who drove me ever onwards in my search for 'reality' in my builds...indeed...it was his passion behind many of us here on this forum,,,and all of us benefited from knowing him. His words of kindness were always genuine...never did he give empty compliments...and personally...his support got me through some dark times in my life...I miss his 'presence' here...and every day in my life. Ron
  9. Many thanks for the huge compliment Thierry...and certainly no need to thank me. I would like to think Mr C would have approved of my efforts...especially as he and I held you yourself in very high regard...so it means even more to me that you mention him with such feeling. Ron
  10. Yet another missing detail...throttle cable adjuster and linkage rod. 1:1 ref..... And what I came up with..... Not fixed or finished as yet...just another minor anal moment to be continued............
  11. With the top shock mounts out of the way...a few more bits received some attention First (what I assume is the torsion/stabilizer bar...but feel free to correct me)...which...as you can see...is very different on the 1:1 when compared to the kit. Once I have the length sorted...I will then add the adjustment holes etc. (which is why I chose ali tube...much easier to drill all those holes)..... Then I needed to modify the A frame and connecting rods associated with the torsion bar..... An idea of size..... As with all the modified/replaced parts...I have allowed for final adjustments when it comes to joining all the sub assemblies to the main body...so have used matt varnish to hold them together for now...which also makes painting it all much easier. to be continued............
  12. Many thanks for all your help Malc...it was nice to finally resolve the issue...and very pleased you think it looks ok Ron
  13. Thanks Chris...pleased you think it looks better than the kit parts Ron
  14. Finally got the top shock mounts finished...utiliising Malc2's suggestions...with minor refinements...I have a workable solution now and...again...I feel it looks better than the kit option..... It was critical to retain the kit stance...with the important aspect being the vertical alignment with the lower half of the shock and it's mounting frame..... to be continued............
  15. Many thanks Chris...much appreciated Whilst I freely admit it's not 100% accurate to the 1:1...I do feel it's an improvement over the basic kit parts...likewise with the steering rack etc. ...the best result I could get with what materials and tools I have. Cheers Ron
  16. I sincerely apologise Thierry (and have corrected my error)...my bad...it's an age thing Ron
  17. Whilst prepping more of the hub associated bits...and studying some ref pics...I noticed a detail missing from the disc hubs! The kit parts..... As you can see...there are no ventilation holes around the central cover plate. A bit of careful drilling later..... To make it easier to clean them up the screws and nuts are used for mounting in the Dremel. to be continued............
  18. Your kind words are much appreciated Thierry I admit...I try to think outside the box when looking for parts and accessories to replace kit parts...it's quite amazing what is out there if you look hard enough. Much as I enjoy making things...sometimes a ready made solution comes in very handy. Ron
  19. Carrying on with the steering rack and hub connecting rods...time to sort the hub itself. I purchased some RC car hubs...with the intention to replace the plastic parts...along with the supplied screws and nuts...for something closer to the 1:1. I knew they would need machining down to mirror the fit of the kit parts...whilst still giving the impression of the actual parts on the real car. In the first pic are the kit parts..... Whilst in the second pic you can see the RC parts before and after machining down to the correct size..... I will adjust the length of the shafts to properly retain the wheels...and also drill holes for the retaining clips later on in the build. With that done...next came the connecting points for the steering control arms I previously made...a case of removing the small plastic bar and drilling 1.2 mm holes for the bolts. And this is the complete assembly..... to be continued............
  20. Your criticism of the top bends is justified...it's crap! Put quite simply Pascal...I had only one piece of tube the right diameter to work with (with needing to cut slots for the crossbar and rear bar supports rod would not work for me)...and even using heat didn't help...so it's the best result I could get using what I had. With an inner diameter of 1.8 mm...it was impossible to use a bending spring or sand...and I didn't have any larger diameter posts to bend it around. The above are not excuses for poor workmanship...merely an explanation for the less than perfect result. I welcome your critique...and accept it in the vein it was intended Ron
  21. Next mix of scratch and kit parts...the steering rack and hub connecting arms. With only the ends of the steering rack ever being visible...I decided to utilize the main body of it...and just replace the ends with metal couplings..... Just a case of cutting off the plastic ends...drilling out the main tubular sections...and replacing them with the scratched metal ones..... Then it was a case of making metal replacement connecting arms to match the kit and 1:1 ref parts..... Finally...a test assembly before cleaning everything up..... to be continued............
  22. Glad you approve of the effort Poul...having had to remake the rear bar and front cross bar twice each as well as the headrest...it was nice to finally get it sorted and together Ron Glad it may be of help when you tackle yours. Ron Thanks for those kind words...and yes...I am pleased with how it turned out. Ron
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