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NickD

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  1. NickD

    Delage 15-S-8 Grand Prix (1/8)

    Roy, Good to see you back. Fascinating and ambitious as always. Happy New Year Nick
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    Fiat 806gp full-scratchbuild 1:12

    Harv, Happy new year. I am struggling to find any new superlatives or emojis to use. Here's to another productive New Year for all. Regards Nick
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    Delage 15-S-8 Grand Prix (1/8)

    Hi Roy, I'm sold - that's the speed I want to be able to generate realistic componentry - you will have the whole thing done in no time! LoL ATB Nick
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    Fiat 806gp full-scratchbuild 1:12

    As always Seasons greetings to all Nick
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    Fiat 806gp full-scratchbuild 1:12

    Love it. Don't envy you at all. The rods look like a quick route to insanity. Result is very convincing. Seasons Greetings Nick
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    Delage 15-S-8 Grand Prix (1/8)

    Folks, With apologies to Roy for further hijacking his thread... While bored on hold, I googled Blender car tutorials. There are many both video and text. There are also formal courses. None of them is going to make much sense until familiar with the basics so my earlier post and other beginning videos are the place to start. I dipped into the tutorials and particularly liked: http://darkscarab.com/view/43 It is only text and it jumps from one piece to another but it is good for establishing the principles and general approaches and should give a good idea of the sorts of skills that will be called on. Regards Nick
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    Delage 15-S-8 Grand Prix (1/8)

    Chaps, Not wishing to continue to push Blender vs Fusion further but someone posted a beginners Blender tutorial using the new version (with a hopefully improved user interface) yesterday. I thought it might be of interest to forward the link: https://www.blendernation.com/2018/12/09/3d-modeling-for-complete-beginners-blender-2-8-part-1/ I'd just like to add to my voice to Roy's, if you have any curiosity about adding computer tools too your armory, there has probably never been a better time to dabble.
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    Fiat 806gp full-scratchbuild 1:12

    Hear Hear @sharknose156 I, on the otherhand, struggle to achieve accuracy even with software.
  9. NickD

    Delage 15-S-8 Grand Prix (1/8)

    Hi Roy, Sounds like a nightmare - particularly just before Christmas. From our past discussions, I am sure you will be more than capable of untangling the problem and hopefully being ultimately successful. All the best for the New Year Nick
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    Fiat 806gp full-scratchbuild 1:12

    H, Grill and plate being one assembly - agree. I think the only bit we disagree on was whether the rods of the grill attach to the plate or to a wire round the outside that the plate is formed around. I await your drawing with interest. Stone guard - hadn't really thought about it (as you can see it is missing from the list I gave above). The numbers are on the radiator as far as I can tell. The above picture does seem to show a mesh but it is difficult to see where it sits. Looking at the bottom two rungs of the grill, there appears to be no mesh. To me that suggests it sits further back. This may sound like I have a fixed position but truly I don't. It would make a lot of sense having the stoneguard attached to the grill. Regards Nick
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    Fiat 806gp full-scratchbuild 1:12

    I looked again with the above thoughts. Perhaps I can't quite see the wire as clearly as a I thought! To my eyes it would still make sense for there to be an outer wire. The bit I missed is that it ran to the edge of the outerplate which was rolled round like the wire edges elsewhere on the car. Or have I still missed something important? Nick
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    Fiat 806gp full-scratchbuild 1:12

    Hannes, My reasoning is as follows. Having spend a lot of time trying to sort out the grill, I came to the above conclusions. In the view of the car from the right front, there is a clear view of where the grill slots into the cowl. It appears to be a round wire that connects all the elements of the grill. To my mind that made sense because removal of the grill was easy (they managed to paint numbers on the radiator without getting paint on the grill. A wire "frame" round the outside would make the grill managable. Placing this wire frame in a channel in the cowl looked like a foolproof way of getting the position right. A thin retaining plate then makes sense as a means to hold the wire "frame" tightly to the cowl. The outer edge appears to have been bevelled. The whole lot is held on by screws we noted previously. Regards Nick
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    Fiat 806gp full-scratchbuild 1:12

    I think we are both saying this: ATB Nick
  14. NickD

    Fiat 806gp full-scratchbuild 1:12

    Harv, Thanks for being so understanding. How do you plan to mount the grill. As far as I can make out, the grill was bounded by a wire that was trapped between the cowl and the metal frame you show above. The metal frame is held on by the screws. Is that your interpretation (and Hannes'?) Regards Nick
  15. NickD

    Fiat 806gp full-scratchbuild 1:12

    Evening all, First thing is to add my thanks for the modelling master-class shown here. Second is a really big apology. Below is a picture I could have posted some time ago (i.e. before you did work on it). Having mojo issues and annoyance with the faff of posting pictures I have not go round to it. https://flic.kr/p/Pk41Jg The attached link appears to not be displaying properly tonight which kind of makes my point. Anyhoo, from the photos the rear end of the radiator fairing overlaps the chassis frame. I.e. it does not sit inside the from over its whole length. It was quite difficult to work out what the lines actually were. I think in plan it is a straight taper from the rear to the front. i.e at no point is it parallel to the chassis. Comments welcome as always. Sorry for the delay in posting. I am slowly getting round to sorting out the louvres which I will post when I am happy. Regards Nick
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