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  1. Hello The car is finished. In the autumn I'll make the glass window with the mirrored background part. The figurine that will be animated is 80% done, the program is ok. I retain 2 things, the "handmade" is the incredible thing for people, as well as the realization of the aluminium body (especially the engine bonnet with its louvers and the rear curve of the body). All this was a first experience and I had a lot of fun with it...so there will be another car that is maturing in my head. For the few "perfectionists" of the Fiatb 806, ok it is not perfect but the project is finished and as I say: "It's only a model and its value is only what I give it". Oh, I forgot, it caught the eye of a friend who makes a paper fanzine and who wants to put a picture and a link to my work, and other requests.... Thanks to you all
  2. Hello With the nice weather I'm working in the garden and I just realised that I forgot to finish the subject. The car is finished. In the autumn I'll make the glass window with the mirrored background part. The figurine that will be animated is 80% done, the program is ok. I retain 2 things, the "handmade" is the incredible thing for people, as well as the realization of the aluminium body (especially the engine bonnet with its louvers and the rear curve of the body). All this was a first experience and I had a lot of fun with it...so there will be another car that is maturing in my head. For the few "perfectionists" of the Fiatb 806, ok it is not perfect but the project is finished and as I say: "It's only a model and its value is only what I give it". Oh, I forgot, it caught the eye of a friend who makes a paper fanzine and who wants to put a picture and a link to my work, and other requests.... Thanks to you all
  3. Hello Thank you very much Pouln for your message. Next time it will be pictures of the finished car!!! For the moment, manufacturing the engine cover fasteners. Manu
  4. Hello guys Fixing the air deflector and finishing the bodywork. Next time the engine cover attachments and the car will be finished. See you soon ;o) Manu
  5. Hello Andy ( @Toftdale) , thank you. Yes it stays like that, I've been looking for a long time at how to present it and I remembered that I've seen this on model boat forums where people present open hulls to show the framework in detail. I've never seen it on a car (but I don't think I invented it) and I think it's original and you don't have the usual car with the engine cover open to see inside. The back of the window will be mirrored to see the bodywork. People who see my car think it's a great idea. You'll see the effect on the pictures of the finished car... soon
  6. Hello guys Manufacture of the engine cover hinge and installation of the whole assembly under the eye of the foreman A+ Manu
  7. Hello olivier I agree with you 100%. When I went to the model shops with one of my daughters, we saw the Alfa Romeo, and I hesitated with the 806...in the end as you know I bought the 806 for my scratch build. This version is really nice with its headlights, its double windscreen.... ...anyway, all these cars are great. Manu
  8. Thanks NickD. Yes, it would have been a mistake not to show the bodywork. My solution allows to have both at the same time, it's original. You'll see the pictures soon.
  9. Thank you very much, it's the first time I've done this and it's true that the "full sctrach" is very appealing to people who see my car. "Handmade" is very gratifying. Thanks again to all those who are interested in my subject.
  10. Hello Thanks for your comments guys. Since the engine cover is ok in aluminium, there is no reason not to do the same for the body. I miss a louvers, have to redo the work I present the set and shape the air deflector for the pilot See you soon Manu
  11. Thanks for your messages guys. We are nearing the end.
  12. Hello @Toftdale @NickD @ Mark_1984 @Harry Callahan @Kodiopa First of all, thank you very much for taking the time to comment on my publications. Before going further, how to best present a car. Showing the interior, the engine, the chassis, it's nice (you could see my pictures already done) but not having the body shape is not possible. Putting the body next to it, maybe, but at 1/6 it's too important. I remembered people in the ship modelling industry called dockyard who used to build boat hull halves to show the whole structure of the boat... and why not do the same thing on my car, make a half body. No more traditional presentation of the car with the engine cover open .... it's seen and seen again !!! I like my idea, I've never seen it on a car (but I don't think I've invented anything either), so I'll do it like that. For now, let's go back to my engine cover. Once in hand, I think it's nice and I think it's a shame to paint it because my work will be less highlighted, but then I'll have to do the body in aluminium (and not in fiberglass anymore), but I'll also have to do the engine cover boss directly on it (more glue and putty) I make new tools to make my louvers because the previous ones were too big and the space between the louvers too large. To be on the safe side, I make several plates ... but I haven't missed any. and I make the boss directly on the engine cover, there too no false manipulation I'm doing a test to see if I can shape the back of the body, it's okay, I just have to do it. A+ Manu Edit: I'm sorry I don't speak a word of English and reading the translation I get the impression that it's not always well done. Hopefully it's still understandable. Most of the time I don't write like I normally would, I try to make the translator work best. My apologies.
  13. Hello From the beginning I thought that the engine cover would be the most difficult thing to do with those slanted louvers and the boss. I really wanted the louvers to be done right. I will show you my mistakes concerning the making of the boss, of course it's by doing that you learn from your mistakes (I'll just tell you that it's not the final solution). To make the boss, I pressed an aluminium sheet, but by doing so, the folds of the sheet on the sides are crushed, so it was not nice... the solution I found was to cut the boss and to glue it in the engine cover previously cut. Soon the continuation and the good solutions ;o) Manu I then wanted to glue the boss and putty it A+ Manu
  14. Hello You're welcome, it was a pleasure I was going to ask you if you had found it (I don't understand what you write on the pictures). It seems to be ok, so good and I see that you remembered that you have to save the file as a .png, that's the most important if you want to keep a transparent background. That's a good thing done, you can now go on with your work. If you hadn't found it, I was going to suggest that I ask a friend who works on a Mac, but I know that Mac is the reference in graphic design software and that you should find it easily. Manu
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