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harveyb258

Fiat 806gp full-scratchbuild 1:12

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I think, looking at your fantastic work, @harveyb258, that never I'll be able to reach such a result, so, definitely, I've decided to stop modeling ... I'm going to learn knitting : it will be easier... a stitch in place, a mesh in reverse, and so on 😉

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Not much to add except that I'm enjoying having my mind well and truly boggled. 

 

ATB

 

Nick

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Thank you all for your kind comments, chaps. Always much appreciated.

 

@Schwarz-Brot and @Jo NZ in reply to your questions: the different lengths were achieved by stamping side-by-side. To keep them straight, I glued ally strips to mark the top and bottom lines of each row. Then, as long as the first louvre is pressed square to the top line there shouldn't be a problem with alignment. You just have to ensure that the previous louvre is kept tight to the shoulder of the female part which each successive cut. Easier said than done, though...:lol:.

On 10/29/2019 at 5:49 PM, Hannes said:

Let´s be glad that the shorter 451 engine was a flop and the 406 allowed the creation of  this unique shape

It will live again... even if only in scratch-world...:D

 

On 10/29/2019 at 6:43 PM, Codger said:

but you MUST make your next project in 1/8 scale.

You can have my assurance on that, my good man.

 

Cheers, H

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Outstanding work on the louvres Harvey!

And I know the difficulties to reach this level, you can trust me...

 

Hats off sir!

Dan. 

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16 hours ago, PROPELLER said:

Outstanding work on the louvres Harvey!

And I know the difficulties to reach this level, you can trust me...

 

Hats off sir!

Dan. 

+1, my dear Harvey ! Like Dan, I know that too...

Olivier

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Good afternoon, gents.

 

Only a small update on this occasion...not much for a months work, I know, but that's the way the cookie crumbles in scratch-world sometimes :lol:.

 

Ok then, uprights and steering arms... 1st attempt-

 

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Turned from white-metal in the Dremel, then drilled a 2mm hole through the length to accept a 2mm brass tube. This was then soldered in place with low temp solder (70C) and the soldering-iron.

After sawing the bracket slots I drilled for the stub-axles and then soldered the brackets. The arms are aluminium.

 

It was only when I dry-fit them that I realised that the stub axles would be about 3mm too low (more than the suspension-travel would allow) ...D'OH!!!!:doh:

 

The second attempt was going really well, until I mistakenly picked up the torch instead of the soldering-iron and made a puddle...:oops:

 

Third time lucky. This time the top part is brass for extra strength-

 

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Well, that's all for now, folks!!

I hope you enjoy and, as always, thanks for watching.

 

Cheers, H

 

 

 

 

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Harvey just figuring out what's required is a major accomplishment. And making something three times to get right is no disgrace; it's page one of my handbook. :doh:

Brilliant and worth the wait as always.

C

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You´re the real successor of Massimino,dear Harvey! Even if I´m 900 km more far away from you than before,I can see your great craftmanship!

I´m busy now with house renovation works but I´ll be back to construct my painted version.Your great work will inspire and motivate.

Congratulations!  Your friend Hannes

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Many thanks,, chaps.

 

3 hours ago, Codger said:

making something three times to get right is no disgrace;

The scrap pile grows larger on a daily basis, my friend... the bench looks like a salvage yard at the moment.

 

57 minutes ago, Hannes said:

house renovation works but I´ll be back to construct my painted version

Happy renovating, dear Hannes. I look forward to your build resumption.

 

Cheers, H

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4 hours ago, harveyb258 said:

 

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Hi Harvey,

 

Fantastic as always. Great to see the car from new angles.

 

This view for example just highlights for me how little structure held the wheels on. No wonder they had some stiffness issues. I just want to add some more components to make it work properly. A top wish-bone perhaps. But then what do I know.

 

Thanks again


Nick

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3 hours ago, harveyb258 said:

Many thanks,, chaps.

 

The scrap pile grows larger on a daily basis, my friend... the bench looks like a salvage yard at the moment.

 

 

That 'scrap' would make many modelers here happy to have. :cheers:

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