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  1. Hey Chris, thanks. There is something about the 70's F1 cars that I like too - almost like a hot rod/racecar hyrbrid - you can imagine the chassis and suspension parts being fabbed up in a machine shop somewhere, though the period engines were really something else. As for this kit, there are some questions here and there, but I enjoy figuring out how to solve them, or at least getting close. Funny thing about the instructions is they sure appear to be CAD based, which makes me assume that somewhere along the way they would have noticed and tried to resolve some of the more basic questions
  2. Hello fellas, I decided I needed to do something other than drilling and filing white metal, so went about painting and detailing the engine and trans. Quite an exercise in silver and black: Some things still do do - a few braided hoses and a matte wash over those headers. In addition to the fun going on with that engine, you can also see that grossly out of scale screw I mentioned before. You can also see the etch bracket coming off the the valve cover toward the cabin
  3. Hi Chris - body work looking good! The #35 body is sure curvy - quite a distinctive look. You're certainly on a roll tackling more than one project at a time. I haven't built a 1/43 kit before so am interested in seeing how the etch suspension works out. Glad your photo uploading headaches are behind you (ask me how I know about that! haha) Looking forward to your next update - Nick
  4. Hello fellas, Still going at it, and glad to be more focused on building, than how to post! On with the mixed bag that is this kit. First up, connecting the cabin to steering/suspension/bulkhead: Hmmm - this picture is of the bulkhead screwed firmly to the cabin - how about that difference in shape sizes? A guy cannot live with that, so it was cut down to be flush. This was fine, except, as a result of the cut, the left side, upper arm mounting pin hole was almost flush with the top of the bulkhead, which would likely leave a weak connection
  5. A Riviera! very nice build and quite a save on the body. Great story about yours. My dad is dedicated Buick enthusiast, but for Rivieras in particular. For about ten years he had a silver 1964 Riviera, with the 425 ci nailhead, black leather interior with subtle but distinctive accents (maybe GS package?) including (real) wood panel and finned aluminum inserts, and factory chrome and black wildcat wheels. He kept it almost completely stock, except, he had the dual exhaust tuned -- a nice low rumble when rolling into a parking lot, a NASCAR roar when you gunned it, and a mild roar at spee
  6. Right - on we go. Please see below - I've made some good progress with the PC4: This blow up image is of the bracket and mounting point for the rear wing. The kit suggests you push that pin, into the corresponding dimple - nope - instead, cut off the pin, drilled each part to fit a 1/16" brass rod: This worked fine - and dryfit: Also spent some more time on the chassis/cabin connection. The rear suspension on this car is the type fairly commonly seen in this era, which for me was good as I've built them before
  7. HI Shin, thanks for your guidance on posting. As my results with Google have been inconsistent, I'm trying Flickr Beta one: If the above worked - it was using BB code - and deleting code as suggested in the Flickr section of FAQ's As with Google, I can of course see this image - on my pc and phone. Please let me know if you folks can see it too! Cheers Nick
  8. Hi guys, thanks, and glad you like it. The body is painted with Vallejo Model Air, which to get a finish that looks automotive and not military, I've found that multiple layers of clear coat works - a couple before decals, sanded polished, then, a few more clear coats after decals are placed - which brings me to Mike's observation - at this point, blunder and all, I have to call it done. The decals are now laminated among layers of clearcoat. Short of stripping it, I'm not sure how to resolve this? I do appreciate the clarification - Cheers Nick
  9. Firewall and cabin both look great - hard to believe it's 1/43. Nice idea with the bezels - makes them punch Cheers Nick
  10. Hello gents, a few updates. Cosmosman - Yes, your observation seems spot on. I never found an image of the car that clearly shows what is supposed to happen - though I have to say, the pic above is the only one I found with inboard injectors. Chris sent me over a couple of photos and if you zoom in on one photo from the rear of the car, it appears that the injectors are on the outside of the trumpets, as you see on other Ford/Cosworth engines. The Studio27 kit just doesn't include this detail. So, I'll likely use a left over set from an E.Jan detail kit. As for i
  11. Hi model builders, thanks for taking a look and some likes. I've got to say, I really enjoyed this build. The combo of Fujimi and FMD worked pretty well, and certainly made the build more interesting. Cheers Nick
  12. Very nice dio! lots of details, and evocative of race day! Cheers Nick
  13. Hello model builders, thanks both for the positive words, and your patience with my ineptitude with getting posting right! The build is a mix and match of many genres - the figure mentioned by TexanTomcat is from Industria Mechanika, the others from Legend, MAIM, and AC Models - all really nice. I'm still bumbling through correctly posting - I changed photo hosting sites - maybe not the best idea! So, thanks again - Cheers Nick
  14. I don't envy the task(s) of getting the vacuform cuts correct, adding etch, and then shaping and installing in the car. Seems like an unpleasant collection of opportunities mess up a build! And yet, yours looks great! Cheers - Nick
  15. Hi Chris - thanks very much for that offer! I've found lots of images of the Ford and with the Cosworth label, and the vast majority include injectors at the base of each intake as shown above. The kit doesn't show injectors - and to be more clear than in my original post, the kit provides a manifold for each cylinder bank, pre drilled for trumpets. Rather than having mounting points for injectors at each trumpet, it has an apparent connecting point on each end of the manifold, pointed inward. My (likely incorrect!) guess is that these pins would be charged with fuel, creating a rack - ??
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