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About pg265

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    Flying, Surfing, Building kits, Race cars, Planes...

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  1. Hi, Quite a few tests for the parts to be assembled on the bodywork elements today. The inside of the nose is painted mat black and the decals installed. The reinforcement plates of the anchorages of the tie rods are painted in Polished Alu Metal Cote with a paintbrush and slightly polished. The tank caps are modified and fitted with machined banjo connectors. It remains to tweak them a little with oils. Finally, as mentioned yesterday, I varnished the small presentation plate. It will be used to brighten up the table during exhibitions! It remains to polish the edge of the 2024 Alu plate. I might progress back from work ... since the flying club must remain closed! Grrrrr! Pascal
  2. Hi, Oh My God!!! You’re crazy guys building full car from.... nothing!! Awesome! Pascal
  3. Hi, Impressive! Reading the post from the beginning ... I’m just speechless for the moment! Pascal
  4. Good evening, Many thanks! The dashboard is finished, wired and the windows installed on the meters. I did not really manage to take a photo that shows it correctly ... Sorry. Last masking step before varnish A shot of white Disassembly of the parts and installation on their support for the varnish step and presentation in the box so as not to be bothered during this step. Gravity (EU) sprayed, fresh (Flat Pattern 0.3 Meng) It dries quietly It's dry!! I couldn’t really resist a little "Test Fit" For fun: I made a small sheet of carbon this morning to dress small aluminum plates. They help me to present the pieces for photos, supports for models ... And, in the afternoon, I decided to make one to present the Eagle with the extra decals and old dry transfers. It's funny, it relaxes and above all I like it! I may shoot a layer of clear coat on it tomorrow to standardize everything and protect transfers, more fragile than decals ... Voilà. More soon. Pascal
  5. Good evening, Thank you. Good, the assembly continues quietly. You have to believe that I didn't have enough to rivet ... The front partition receives its own in diameter 0.5. Then also received a good part of its attributes. The steering rack will be installed later .. just like the radiator. It is modified, as well as the pipes connecting to it, in order to weld the fluid inlets / outlets on the body of the radiator. I brought a little detail with the lateral perforated reinforcements and the manufacturer's plate. The interior is quickly fitted with a lead wire to simulate the cooling circuit behind the grid and fill the void. The wheel disc is primed and painted, then finalized, a machined valve installed. Everything is assembled to the machined rim. Masking of the bodywork parts before the passage of the sublime blue whose glitter base is extremely fine. The parts exposed and presented in a white assembly The hubs are detailed, primed and painted he original discs are decked out with important grooves that I don't like ... at all! As for my other models on which I reproduce the scratches of the discs, I made a tool allowing me to maintain them. The shoulders must be thin, both in diameter and in thickness, in order to be able to machine most of the disc. The small "jaws" on the second image are those used on a 312F1 for example. They then went on the lathe to give them a better appearance. Installed on a wheel for control: could be worse. The body of the rear shock absorbers is hidden and then painted. The springs receive a layer of gloss black. The radiator is painted and the tin solders reproduced according to the images I have. More soon. Pascal
  6. Hi, just one word: WON-DER-FUL!!!!! Pascal
  7. Good evening, Well, well here it is, I finally chosen the superb AAR Eagle Weslake! It changes from red, but orange and green were not that far away .. the red (s) either either! The kit is not more complicated than that, but the installation of the rivets promises to be... sporty and time-consuming. I started by cleaning the parts of the bathtub / chassis, the interior of which is almost invisible once the tub is in place. Only a small part on each side is polished. The assembly is, as often, carried out by welding. The main parts of the V12 are also assembled And we start to put a little color The body parts are prepared, adjusted and the locations of the threaded fasteners for solid fastening. And then, we had to get there, the hull is pierced (0.35) in anticipation of riveting ... Resin rivets with semi-round head of 0.5 for a tail of 0.3. There are many!! Riveting is ... DONE !! I decided to use rivets of different sizes for different reasons. For the lateral parts, rivets of 0.5 for the most part, of 0.4 for the outline of the hatches and of 0.8 in aluminum for closing them. for the upper part of the hull, 0.4 convex / flat head. These are used for: - appearance / aesthetics, a kind of scale effect as with painting, - ease of applying decals. FYI, there are 1620 ... rivets. The body parts have been primed and, for some, painted or partially painted The engine has progressed well I took the opportunity to work a little on the exhausts and their pronounced traces of heating. Temporary assembly. The gearbox is fitted with pretty accessories which I decided to modify: The filter holder, one of the fuel pumps and its filter. The oil filter covers are redone in aluminum, as is the crankcase of the fuel pump motor. Machined aluminum and brass hardware is added to provide a little detail to these subsets. As with the exhaust manifolds, the filters are chemically burnished, then polished and slightly "worn". Here is the set with the gearbox, painted with a mixture of Gun Metal and semi Gloss Black, 53 and 85 Humbrol. Make way for the dashboard. It is primed and painted in my beloved Humbrol 85, a little more diluted than usual and applied in thin coats a little more diffuse to make it slightly less satin. The counters have their strapping polished. The decals installed will be covered with "glass" cut to the punch for more realism. Small machined switches from Top Studio and a few instructions complete the package. The steering wheel is prepared in the same way as the dashboard. The original mold is removed and the Allen hardware and its washers installed instead. A passage of oil allows to shade the colors. Finally, the tank connection pipe is polished and painted with Candy Electric Blue ZP. More soon, Pascal
  8. Good evening, The Ferrari 312F1 67 drawing to the end, I thought it would not be silly to take advantage of the momentum to launch a new project / challenge ... In the mood for Rosso Corsa, I decided to reopen the box containing an assembly started a long time ago and finished at 95% (there were only all the rivets / Dzus, the decals and some small details ..), the result did not satisfy me. So I decided to deconstruct as much as possible and ... to rebuild to finish the model. I offer you some pictures of the whole recovery. Big job of modifying the resin parts of the bodywork Before passing the internal layer of Grayish Blue FS 35237 from GS (Navy when you hold us ...) without excessive masking: Resumption of the seat on which I pass a layer of beige which will serve as a sanding guide and background for the steering wheel: The exhaust is also modified with the addition of some welds in metal and Tamiya epoxy putty (sorry for the image ... blurred!) The whole is masked to pass a veil of diluted Gunze tire Black. This keeps the heated metal appearance at the outlet of the cylinders. The part before the 2 in 1 is buffered with liquid rubber to simulate the burnt paint which is crumbling, the whole is then passed to oils and pastels. All of the front and rear axles are dismantled, rebuilt, modified and reinstalled. The clamps of the leaf springs are redone in strips of lead sheet of 1 mm: it is thinner, it facilitates the assembly and ... I like it more than before! The rear axle wired, the tanks connected before a new pass of "traces of lives" https://i.servimg.com/u/f12/12/38/43/52/90411910.jpg[/img We don't really see the pretty castellated nuts anymore ... And finally the final assembly with the installation of all the screws, the windshield, the mirrors, the installation of the decals ... The wheels are only provisionally installed so that I can more easily prepare its storage / transport box. I will definitely do more pictures later. Voilà. Pascal
  9. Hi, I can now call this one done. Thanks again for all your support and all the kind comments along the WIP. Pascal
  10. Good evening Mates, A sincere big thank you to everyone for your patience, your interest in this WIP and your comments. I'm glad you liked this build. That's it, the last touch-ups are done, the last parts installed and the last minute adjustments made. So I redid the wedges that support the Belle with a slightly increased "ground clearance". They are turned in a 10mm aluminum log for more solidity and stability, the Baby is doing well: 1.4kg ... and decorated with Cavallino. @Codger: Thanks a lot The Rosso Corsa is from Garvity Colors. Primer, Giallo Modena, Titanium White and Clear Coat are also from GC. Black(s), pure white, Alfa red (coils) and other colors from ZP. Metallic colors from Alclad, AK, Model Master, Rub'n'buff, Humbrol Metal cote... ... And many others! I connected the last tube and made a little oil to inject it inside. Here are some images of the finished model. I will certainly do more later. Pascal
  11. Hi, Thank you very much Mates ;) I made and temporary installed the soft fuel cell. We call it Bladder for aircrafts... It was not modeled by MFH and, even if the polished metal part is nice, the front end was too empty for my taste. The fuel cell fills the both sides and the front body above the pilot legs. I made it from self amalgamating tape which depicts pretty well the rubber bladder. Then, rivets.. I finally installed about 300 and need around 300 more. So I primed, painted and varnished those ...300 rivets. Wheels done and Balancing weights installed, made of... Lead. Well, the last 2 days have been productive! The front is finished, the back is finished, the middle ... also ... Some touch-ups and Dzus to install, a clean up and PAF!: It smells of stable! Here are some pictures for which I apologize in advance for the cleanliness of the model. But it is heavy and the last assemblies require full hand handling. Et une avec la petite soeur quand même The end soon... Pascal
  12. Hi, Thank you very much. Decisive assembly if any, the engine is assembled with the chassis. Assy is done with Loctite 401 and reinforced, as usual, with screws, washers and bolts. The inside of the bathtub is done, the seat is finally installed as the side water pipe and the gear selector. The fuel valve is installed. More soon. Pascal
  13. Hi Thanks a lot Mates. I'm glad you're still enjoying the WIP. I decided to make the fuel cells connection faucet. It's made of white metal and a spare / modified distributor. Working on the dashboard. installed the lower body part is now done and weathered All the body parts are now fully dry. White dust is coming from the varnish dust while reopening the rivet holes. The CAVALLINO is installed on the nose and the original decal is replaced by an "enamelled" badge from an old MFH reference. Fit test of the front area. Starting the riveting process... Ainsi que sur les platines d'ancrage des tirants de suspension: More soon! Pascal
  14. Hi, I finally managed to finish the ignition coils system, after a last modification. Small brass bridges of 0.5 were installed on each side of the water / oil tank to hold the "bungee cord" in place after having stretched it. There was a problem with the length of the radiator supports, I redid them in brass of 0.8 which I brazed with silver solder. It was also time to paint the radiator(s): No more beautiful polished metal appearance and place for brass. ... And decided to represent the welded appearance of brass radiators. Metalcote Alu, oils ... A blank assembly of the various components of the rear axle and the exhausts to confirm that we are going in the right direction It only remains to connect the lines to the master cylinder of the front brakes, this is done for the clutch and the rear. Just have to finalize the assembly of the elements I touched up the varnish and painted the underside of the hull. Voili voilou. More soon. Pascal
  15. Hi, Speechless work! A skill level I can't even imagine ever reaching! Pascal
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