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harveyb258

Fiat 806gp full-scratchbuild 1:12

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1 hour ago, JeroenS said:

@Olivier de St RaphWhy not go with the old "and now, for something completely different"? You know, get a nice kit for a quick build, and build it OOB with a little twist, maybe a goofy paint job or whatever... To get the blood flowing again! The sense of accomplishment you get from finishing a kit might do you good. 

Dear Jeroens,

I must say that the suggestion you do here has occurred to me. Well, we shall see. For the air deflector, I think I could do it by scratch. But one more time, the main reason of my build disruption is the lack of time, as I was focused on other matters. More, with my wife, we just bought electric bikes and we enjoy this...

With my pro work, difficult to manage several hobbies. The days are only 24 h...

 

Thanks a lot anyway for your suggestion. 

 

Olivier

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Hi chaps.

 

Since the last update, I scrapped the panel because the cockpit opening was too large and have been doing something that should have been done months ago...making the buck.

 

After transferring the body lines onto an offcut of 3 x 2, I started by drilling-out the cockpit opening. That done, it was time to make a mess... I rough-shaped the buck with an axe, then files and sanding to finish. The grain pattern and offset cockpit opening made it very difficult to "eye-up" for symmetry...:hypnotised:

 

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Then, after tidying up the opening a bit and a bit of grey primer …. HEY PRESTO....

 

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Well, that's all for now folks.

Thanks for watching.

 

Cheers, H

 

 

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A shame you had to prime it Mr H. I'd have gloss varnished it to bring out the grain, put it on a stick and put it in my display case  !

Beautiful - and my eye-o-meter says it's symmetrical........:smartass:

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My compliments , dear Harvey ! The manufacturing of the two fairings should be the next step imho .This proceeding allows an exact adaption according our photos .

Great work !   Hannes

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12 hours ago, Codger said:

and my eye-o-meter says it's symmetrical........:smartass:

 

Thanks Chas. My eyes may be past their "best by" date, but my fingertips still have their touch, thankfully:winkgrin:

 

8 hours ago, Hannes said:

My compliments , dear Harvey ! The manufacturing of the two fairings should be the next step imho .

 

Thanks dear Hannes. Indeed, this is true. My aim is to carve these in the coming days.....happy days, sat whittling away in the garden- I'm lovin' it.:D

 

Cheers, H

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Hi chaps,

 

Life has been very distracting so it is 8 weeks since my last post...

 

Sorry to hear you broke your new toy. Though you seem to be back on track.

 

The body is looking very convincing. What you do by hand and eye is so impressive. Beats my efforts with computer for speed every time!

 

Best Wishes

 

Nick

 

 

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Many thanks, Nick.

15 minutes ago, NickD said:

 

Life has been very distracting so it is 8 weeks since

 I think many on here are in the same boat mate, tbh… summer's always seem quiet, though.

 

Cheers, H

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Thanks for the kind thought. Not sure summer is quiet at ours though. Really don't know where the time goes.

 

ATB

 

Nick

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Good morning chaps.

On ‎7‎/‎4‎/‎2019 at 10:05 AM, harveyb258 said:

to carve these in the coming days..

 

… nice thought, but not necessary, as it turned out.

For the front cowl, some 40grit sand paper, wrapped around a 40mm tube, soon made a suitable hollow in an offcut of handrail-

 

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Not pretty, I agree..:D, but with annealed ali and my weapon of choice (peen hammer handle), you get this-

 

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I'm reasonably happy with the result, although I think the rolled edge could be done better. The wire is 0,2mm nickel rod.

 

A teaspoon became the perfect form for the seat cowl. Edge only folded on this occasion-

 

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When placed on the buck, my heart skipped a beat lol...

 

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… her form is plain to see :D.

 

That's all for now, folks.

Hope you enjoy and thanks for watching.

 

Cheers, H

 

 

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That's really nice Harvey!

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Beautiful result, mind-blowing if I'm honest.

 

To think about the long way we've come from those Italeri / Protar inventions, all the way to this realistic representation of the car... all kudos to you (next to Olivier and Hannes) for making it happen in scale.

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Congrats, Harvey!!

Watching your fairing (made with a very different approach, impressive) recalls me memories... I had spent a lot of time to get the right shape.

Your build will be a masterwork, my friend, a piece of art.

 

Atb

 

Olivier

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The Renaissance of this legendary car ! I´m glad to see  that our common efforts pay off now .My compliments !   Hannes

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Cheers guys.

Indeed, it's been a long journey and it is with great thanks for everybody's hard research that this project is even possible, so...:clap2:

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Another lesson from Harvey on using common tools (and things that didn't even start out as tools !) to create art. You have an innate talent for that Mr H.

 

A warning though my friend. When you finally complete the last touch, there will be a huge vacuum in your life. Sure, you'll have it to see daily but that's different than climbing all the mountains you have to get it done. Each time you go to the workbench and solve a problem and make parts you get enormous satisfaction (or SHOULD !). But when that stops - if you're anything like me, you'll search around looking for a suitable equivalent and have a hollow feeling. It is a staggering accomplishment to build with your hands what you dream. And very hard to do it again.

 

Listen - pay no mind to my doom-and-gloom ravings. I'm certain your ideas and skills will take you to even higher levels of satisfaction and accomplishment. :cheers:     

 

I just want to be around to see that.

C   

 

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I thank you very much, gents. I'm glad you're still enjoying my adventure.

 

On ‎7‎/‎10‎/‎2019 at 7:02 PM, Codger said:

When you finally complete the last touch, there will be a huge vacuum in your life.

 

I very much doubt it, kind Sir.....for quite a while now, I've been researching for the next project, which will be 1/8. Shortlist is:

Napier Raillton (Brooklands), or Mr Scaldwell's most divine V8 JAP.

 

I'm strongly leaning towards theJapanesetbh… there's a heck of a lot more reference available on all the little oily bits n' bobs too, than the Raillton. The engine will be a 'mare to fabricate, guaranteed....but, 4 identical V-twins and external cams, etc......bring it on, I say. I love a challenge.:D

 

 

 

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18 minutes ago, harveyb258 said:

I thank you very much, gents. I'm glad you're still enjoying my adventure.

 

 

I very much doubt it, kind Sir.....for quite a while now, I've been researching for the next project, which will be 1/8. Shortlist is:

Napier Raillton (Brooklands), or Mr Scaldwell's most divine V8 JAP.

 

Well I am SOoooo happy to be wrong. I vote for the Railton but admit - if you built a birds nest, I'd be watching.

Never stop..............

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1 minute ago, Codger said:

Never stop..............

 

I won't, mate...I'll sleep when I'm dead:lol:

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1 hour ago, harveyb258 said:

I thank you very much, gents. I'm glad you're still enjoying my adventure.

 

 

I very much doubt it, kind Sir.....for quite a while now, I've been researching for the next project, which will be 1/8. Shortlist is:

Napier Raillton (Brooklands), or Mr Scaldwell's most divine V8 JAP.

 

I'm strongly leaning towards theJapanesetbh… there's a heck of a lot more reference available on all the little oily bits n' bobs too, than the Raillton. The engine will be a 'mare to fabricate, guaranteed....but, 4 identical V-twins and external cams, etc......bring it on, I say. I love a challenge.:D

 

 

 

If you’re going for the Scaldwell car..... we should compare notes on the JAP, as my next  project is leaning towards John Bolsters Bloody Mary, with only half the number of engines, but still a complex challenge.

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37 minutes ago, Jo NZ said:

If you’re going for the Scaldwell car..... we should compare notes on the JAP, as my next  project is leaning towards John Bolsters Bloody Mary, with only half the number of engines, but still a complex challenge.

BRING IT ON - both of you !!!

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Hello everybody.

 

Another step forwards-

 

New replacement bodywork...

 

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After "feathering" the opening edges, I used the teaspoon again to start the roll...

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… then a  really special bit of kit to complete the roll and to trap the 0,3mm wire, a modified clothes peg-

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Now, a few "studio shots...

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That's all for now, folks.

Thanks for watching.

 

Cheers, H

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That's beautiful Harvey, especially in black & white. 

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