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harveyb258

Fiat 806gp full-scratchbuild 1:12

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Good morning chaps!!!

 

A bit of an update for you all...

 

With the tank now in place, I made the fuel-line and coupling. I used 1mm brass rod and bent to 90deg's. Then, using a short (10mm -ish) 2mm brass tube, I filed into hex shape and cut each nut to length, as required. Add in a length of 2mm shrink-tube from Top Studio and  VOILA!.....

 

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Next to get some attention was the rear floor panel. I didn't want it looking too plain, so, to add a bit of interest, I added a strengthening strip toward the front edge and an access panel for the fuel- coupling. The hinge was simply formed by bending the leaves around a piece of 0,5mm wire.

The working catch was made from an M0,6mm nut and bolt, washers and a small strip of brass. Once bolted in place, a small touch of solder on the end prevents anything loosening. Of course, everything received a couple of "dirty" washes ( this car was FILTHY in the studio shots...)!!

 

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Well, that's all for now, folks!

Thank you, as always, for watching and I hope you enjoy!! More soon...

 

Cheers, H

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Great details ! Your model is developing into a very realistic direction ( contrary to my own idealized version ) and generates  an  impression that you could touch the real car .That´s fascinating and great modelling art .  Keep on trucking !   Hannes

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Many thanks Hannes, for your kind words!

Yes, from the very start my intention has been to build her to look as realistic as possible, so I'm pleased that I gave the right impression.

 

Cheers, H

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On 18/06/2018 at 22:05, Hannes said:

A wonderful work , dear Harvey !  These pictures will stay in our minds

 

+ 1, dear Harvey! More and more impressive... How far will you go my friend? 

 

Cheers

 

Olivier

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Amazing detail Harvey!

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Many thanks chaps, much appreciated!

 

21 hours ago, Olivier de St Raph said:

How far will you go my friend?

Who knows...…???:D

 

Cheers, H

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Good evening gentlemen!

 

Progress has been a bit slow for the last 3 wks, due to the energy-sapping heat-wave, but I've managed to re-make the rear springs, shackles and hangers.

No chemical treatment, this time....just primer, matt black paint and a dark steel pigment. 

I haven't put any retainer straps on the springs, as I did previously, as there is no evidence of their existence in any of our photos.

 

So, here's where things currently stand....

 

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That's all for now, folks, I hope you enjoy!!

 

Thanks for watching!

 

Cheers, H

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A really beautiful construction , dear Harvey ! May any kind of corrosion  stay away forever  from your piece of art ! Regarding the straps : There must have been something that holds together the single leaves imho . We should investigate in this direction .   Many greetings !    Hannes

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Many thanks, Hannes!

 

9 hours ago, Hannes said:

There must have been something that holds together the single leaves

 

Granted....common sense would surely dictate their requirement, but NONE are present on our Fiat. It seems that the wide, central shackles are enough to keep the leaves in alignment.....

 

Cheers, H

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