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capri-schorsch

Ford Zakspeed Turbo Capri 1979-82 Scratchbuild 1/12 scale

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I would definately think about selling the wheels seperately. It is possible they would look superb under the arches of a Tamiya Datsun 240Z for example? Or a Revell 1/12 Mustang?

There are a few other 1/12 road cars too, but I can't think of any at the moment lol.

Steve.

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More work done!

I made a mold for the wheel nuts

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and one for the steering wheel

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Than all of my silicon was empty,until today the second delivery arrived..

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So i began to make the big mold and i thought i´m gone have some silicon left over.

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But that was false.The silicon was used with every little amount.

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The rest on the top must be filled with fast resin.

Puh,that was close.

kind regards

Christian

@triumphfan:do you mean i should sell the complete wheel/tyre set or only the wheels?

I dont think about it now,but you mean there is a market for those wheel tyre combination?

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Hi Christian,

it might be an idea to think about a price for selling a set of wheels. If it is reasonable you may find some people interested, you are on several forums so there may be interest from others. Ask for firm orders and cast to order. You may be able to make a few bucks to help pay for modelling projects.

The Australian chap 'Stump' produced some 1/12 wheels he had made and I think quite a few people bought those, not sure how many exactly. I got a set for my 240Z project and I was pleased with them.

1/12 wheels/tyre sets are quite rare in the aftermarket IMO

Just an idea.

Steve.

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Yes,its done!

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Looks like Hulk´s new toy!

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Before i started with this project,i got a bit nervous about using silicon for the first time.

But the result is good.

I will say thanks to www.trollfactory.de for the very good silicon.Its very easy to work with!

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Every little fence is formed very well.Even the panel lines and the small air intakes are there.

Thats fine!

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I screwed the frame to the mold again and it fits.

Next step will be the wax pattern.I will re pave the mold with 1mm and 2mm wax.At the end i will be an wall thickness of min 4mm.Some parts maybe a bit thicker?

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Thats enough for now.

Thanks for watching.

Christian

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That looks brilliant!! Not thinking of doing a Mk1 or 2 Escort next are you??!!

Keef

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Oh man,its a long way to go until there is a model ready for the cabinet.

But i´m indeed thinking of the next one.But it will be not a ford.I´m thinking of a porsche 917 or a 956/962 at the moment.

But who knows what is in a few month?

Christian

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I'd be quite glad if you don't do an Escort, because if you did I'd be begging you to sell me one & then I'd probably need to take out another bank loan....!! :D

Keef

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Hello,

some small progress on the wax sheets.

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I used at first the 1mm sheet and put it with a hairdryer in shape.Its easy to use.

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Second step was the 2mm wax sheet.You can put it down with your fingers and use the heat from the hair dryer.

The small gaps can be filled with plastilin after every sheet is in place.

Now i have too take a break,because my wife is using her hair dryer.

More to come soon!

Christian

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Finaly it s done so far.

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Right now i got at least 3mm wax.But im not shure if this is enough?

I think i will spend 2 layers of 0,5mm wax more.With 4mm its saver to make the mold.

What are you thinking?

Christian

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I don't know,as I've never seen slush moulds made this way before, but just guessing, 3mm seems a little bit thin for a 1/12 resin body - I'm wondering will it warp, crack or deform when you demould it? And I think you'd have to strengthen things like the screen pillars? But as I say, I'm just guessing!

Keef

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Hi,

today i make the first copy of the capri.

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i´m not 100% happy with it.

I destroyed the hood when i get the body out of the mold.But this was my fault and not the one from the mold.

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Here you can see the crack,but also the fine details of the air intake.

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At the back there are some bubbles.I think about a solution of less bubbles in the next copies.

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This is the inner core of the body.

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I want to put them inside,use resin and let them dry.After that i want to put them out first.But i forgot that step at the first attempt.The silicon was glue dth ethe inner core and dont get them out.So i had to put out the outer body first and at this step i cracked the body.

So i remove the silicon from the inner core and want to make another copy.But now the silicon want stick to the core.The simply fall down because of his own weight!

I try to fix it with tape,but that dosent worked.

I must think now how i can change this mistake?

kind regards

Christian

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Even with the damage it looks brilliant! I'm sure you'll soon work out a solution to your problems with all the excellent ideas you've had so far!

Keef

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Hi,

finally its done!

I got the body ready for use.

Here is a pic of the modified inner core.

Now its made of resin until silicon.

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And here with the body v.2

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A look at the inside of the body.

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I changed the shape of the inner body,so now its a bevel of mold to put it easily out.

The weight is about 650g.I also improved the thickness of some parts of the walls and changed the look of the wheel houses.At the first version there was a lot of sanding needed.Now i made it more like the final shape of the car.

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At the roof are some small sinks,but nothing big.

Some bubble at the back of the car,but also nothing spectacular.

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I can´t resist to put the wheels and the rear spoiler onto the car.

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It look quiet good in my eyes.I'm really proud of the result.

Next step will be the windows and the grill.I will put them out.

Thanks for watching!

Christian

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That casting looks a hell of a lot better than a lot of the kits that we sell at work. Nice work.

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So,just need some layer of clearcoat and the first is ready!!

:D :D :D

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I think it looks good right now.Maybe the decals must be 3-4% bigger print.

meanwhile i changed the mold again a bit.

Now i got less wall thickness at the roof and the doors.

Christian

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Fantastic, the ultra rare mustard yellow D&W car with the greyscale sponsors markings - you don't see that modelled every day!! I always wondered how the driver managed to see out when they colour coded the windows.... :whistle::D

Keef

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That is a seriously impressive casting. B)

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The decals need a bit more micro sol and set! lol

Seriously though, really impressive stuff on this project, well done so far.

Steve.

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Congratulations Christian, magnificent work. You made a really good job of the capri, not an easy project to produce. I'm in awe.

Colin on the Africa Station

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