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  1. Hannes

    Fiat 806gp full-scratchbuild 1:12

    Yes ! Now it´s exactly how it should be . A magnificent construction . Hannes
  2. Dear Thierry , I want to wish you all the best for your recovery! " On the wings of time pain and sadness will fly away " ( Theodor Fontane ) Hannes
  3. A very fine analysis , Roy . Many thanks for that Hannes
  4. A happy new year to all ! 2019 will be a crucial year for all indigenous Europeans .I hope that many will finally wake up and take the right decisions . I will emigrate in the next months and hopefully find a safe haven where I will be able to go on with my modelling work . I want to wish you all the best ! Hannes
  5. Hannes

    Fiat 806gp full-scratchbuild 1:12

    A really convincing work , dear Harvey ! I recommend watchmaker´s screws for the grill´s fixation like you can order by autograph for instance . Very well done ! Hannes
  6. Merry Christmas to all ! These three contemporary paintings remind us of a heroic time here in Europe. My own modelling progress stagnates at the moment because I have to care about my future first . I want to wish you and your families some recreating and quiet holidays ! Hannes
  7. Hannes

    Fiat 806gp full-scratchbuild 1:12

    Congratulations , dear Harvey ! In my opinion this is the most difficult part of the whole model and you did it very well ! All the best Hannes
  8. Hannes

    Fiat 806gp full-scratchbuild 1:12

    Just beautiful , dear Harvey ! These parts are so small in reality and your great work is just admirable ! Have a good time ! Hannes
  9. Hannes

    Fiat 806gp full-scratchbuild 1:12

    Sorry , not convinced , dear Harvey . This topic was already discussed somewhere in our threads . The honeycomb structure was used from the beginning of the 20.th century till the early / mid-20 ´s . In 1927 these kind of lamellas were already old-fashioned and almost all new racing cars ( exception : Bugatti ) showed quadrangular structures .They are more effective and also easier to manufacture . Especially for our car with thermical problems this was a must ! Just have a look at the" history of radiator systems "pages at google ! Many greetings ! Hannes
  10. Hannes

    Fiat 806gp full-scratchbuild 1:12

    Excellent work again , dear Harvey ! Only the honeycomb structure doesn´t seem to fit . In my opinion the lamella ribs were quadrangular as we can see on several photos .Maybe a similar pe mesh is available ? Like Roy I have to care about a lot of important things outside of modelling right now .I look forward to the day when I ´ll have the time to focus on my own version again .In the meantime it´s a great pleasure to watch your work ! Many greetings ! Hannes
  11. Hannes

    Fiat 806gp full-scratchbuild 1:12

    Dear Harvey , dear Olivier , in the middle ages the clerics and the scholars never claimed that the earth was flat .Some believed that nonsense , some did not but it was never a clerical dogma .The story you mentioned was invented in the 19.th century when enlightment and industralisation were coming up just to show how advanced society was at that time contrary to the dark middle ages . Today we know that the earth is a rotating elipsoid in a space-time dimension and not just a globe . The investigating kind of modeling reflects the various facets of truth and leads towards a better understanding of reality .I will join again as soon as possible . And I really admire your work , dear Harvey and yours , dear Olivier as well ! Hannes
  12. Hannes

    Fiat 806gp full-scratchbuild 1:12

    I´m convinced and I agree . Hannes
  13. Hannes

    Fiat 806gp full-scratchbuild 1:12

    That´s a plausible solution imho . The grill seems to be a bit more curved in reality . I cannot say if there was an internal grill frame or maybe just distance parts inside the retaining plate . As it seems this plate was not plated by chromium , just polished metal . ( If we look at magnified drawing 2 ) Hannes
  14. Hannes

    Fiat 806gp full-scratchbuild 1:12

    A very convincing radiator case ! Do you remember these good old days when I told the guys in the gangshow thread that the width of the model ´s case was way too small ? Almost noone believed what I said . Now we are the first ones on this planet who enabled a realistic reconstruction of this great racer . Maybe some modellers will use our research for printing out all parts but I prefer the classic craftmanship as you show us in an impressive way . I will realise my version with my own methods but I have to care about my future first and this means the realisation of my emigration . It´s a great pleasure to watch your great work . All the best , dear Harvey ! Hannes