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harveyb258

Fiat 806gp full-scratchbuild 1:12

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Absolutely gorgeous, Harvey :yes:

If only I knew how to solder half as well than you, I would be pretty happy :)

Congrats for this fantastic scratch-building !

 

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Man that is such amazing model building skills.

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This is quickly becoming way better than splendid.

The word that comes to my mind is exquisite.

:)

 

I have a question relating to soldering with a torch, is the kind of butane kit sold for glazing in cookery suitable for working on tin and brass?

And I promise that's the only time I'll ever mention anything kitchen related!! :D

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Thanks PC and Nikki!

 

 

7 hours ago, nikkita katana said:

 

I have a question relating to soldering with a torch, is the kind of butane kit sold for glazing in cookery suitable for working on tin and brass?

 

Hi Nikki. Absolutely!!! I've had many cheap pencil torches, over the years and, quite frankly, they're rubbish imho. They don't last me 2 mins:lol:

I now use the kind you mention. My "crème-brulee" burner can turn a sheet of brass into a puddle, or solder the tiniest of parts with equal ease. Best £7.95 I ever spent!!!:D

 

Cheers, H

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Thank you Harvey,

One flame thrower ordered and a likkle fire extinguisher cos it made sense!! :D

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That's mi girl!!!!:lol: It's amazing what you can set fire to when you don't wanna!!:whistle:

 

I shouldn't really make light of it ( soz, no pun intended) cos I've had 2 fires in the last 3 days. 1st one was pure absentmindedness....I put a ring on (cooker). and forgot to take a towel off...d'oh!!! The next one...well, I was making a cuppa, the kettle had nearly boiled, then we had a power cut. Not to be defeated, I put the water in a pan, lit my camping stove and continued!! Everything was going sweetly, then...WHOOOSH!!!! Gas canister and stove, even though hurriedly separated were both blazing...they both went straight out of the door, then the power came back on!!!!:D

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Good afternoon to all!

 

The main block is now complete...PHEW!! That went very smoothly indeed!!!:yahoo:

 

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Well, that's all for now, folks!

Hope you enjoy and thanks for your support!:thumbsup:

 

Cheers, H

 

 

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Many thanks , dear Harvey , yes I had . As a prove I show a pic of my cat Lilly  . A demonstration of solidarity between British and German cats ! :D  Many greetings !  Hannes

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I really like the metallic paints made by Alclad, the metallic powders produced by Uschi, the metal foils and several other products that have brought realistic metal modelling within reach of scale modellers, but in my opinion real metal still looks the best. 

 

It starts to look busy underneath the to-be bonnet Harvey! 

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Thank you all for your kind words! They help to keep the fire burning strongly!!!

 

I should've had the engine oil-pan to show you today, but, a stupid error in the soldering of the fins meant that 3 days hard work had to be binned!! GRRRR!!:rant:  :wall: Oh well, I won't make THAT mistake again!!:lol:

 

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And what fun it is to learn from our mistakes 😄

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Heads up , Harvey ! Remember what you already did achieve  and your pain will be over soon . I was falling into traps as well -many times !  Hannes

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Dear Mr. H. ,

 

I've spent a couple of hours examining your WIP. Had to replace my keyboad twice, because my chin destroyed it when my mouth fell open.

 

This project is truly a work of art. You make it look so simple, but it's definitely NOT.

 

I see some amazing scratchbuilding, very cleverly executed steps and SUBLIME craftsmanship !

 

One would think that seeing your work, would make me crawl in a dark corner and give up modelling forever.

 

But your project is a GREAT inspiration, that motivates me to go the extra mile on my own projects.

 

My hat's off to you sir, I stand in awe.

 

Thank you for sharing this magnificent project.

 

Sincerely

 

Pascal

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Drawing 5 is my pattern regarding the color of our 806 .Even if there are some artistic freedoms and some details are not correct I´m convinced that the artist saw the real car , live and in motion .

Because you are about to construct the engine , dear Harvey , I want to point out to a detail . It´s about the branches of the exhaust system . On drawing 5 we can see that they were quadrangular similar to the rest of the exhaust . Protar / Italeri designed round branches , but -as we all know - we can´t trust them at all .

Many greetings !  Hannes

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