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Avions Voisin Record 1927 1/8

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Well, do you remember, cockpit area?

Of course a steering wheel inside...

 

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I know, the rope is too white...

 

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How to? Lathe, milling machine, and lathe again and jeweler saw too...

 

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And the rope, what a game!

 

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Dan. 

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Even your bespoke jigs are works of art and models of efficiency !!!!!! :cheers:

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Thank you very much gentlemen!

Thanks Codger! A good jig saves time and give usually a better work...

When you find the good method, the piece is almost done!

 

More soon...

Dan.

 

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Thanks Sabrejet!

 

Today, cockpit area again and for a long time...

The dashboard is to my eyes a pure beauty:

 

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Let's go!

 

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Annealed aluminum (0.3mm) is my friend!

 

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Another friend, brass to soldering...

This piece will be painted.

 

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In situ, not so bad...

 

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Dan.

 

 

 

 

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I run out of ways to express my appreciation of your work, Dan. 

Superb as always...and forever an inspiration!!! Thank you, Sir!:worthy:

 

Cheers, H

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Thank you very much Harvey, you are too kind...

 

Well, today a piece of the body, but I don't know the name. In french "saute-vent", wind jumper?

A small nightmare...

Not 100% accurate_as usual_ but it's here!

 

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Alone, a strange piece:

 

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Dan.

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Lovely work, Dan, as always.

 

What are you using to get that finish on the ally panels, if I may... is it paint???

 

Cheers, H

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Thanks Codger, Wind deflector made sense...

 

Rear side is almost completed!

 

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Something is missing? I suppose...

 

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Wind deflector in situ too:

 

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Dan.

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woao woao wao ...

 

Sadly i missed so much during the last weeks, isolated on my 'work' planet ..

i will need to study the pictures carefully one by one... so much to learn and to enjoy !

 

what to say but repeat what Harvey said so eloquently (if i may Harv)

"I run out of ways to express my appreciation of your work, Dan. 

Superb as always...and forever an inspiration!!! Thank you, Sir!"

 

yes, thank you indeed Maestro; for the inspiration, and for the so many technical lessons in there, and above all; beauty, art, creativity flowing from your fountain-like brains moving your craftsmans' hands to produce all these minutely precise materials, different materials, all harmony, symmetry, realism, precision, authentic texture, elegance, so much of zen beauty  .. and so on and so on 

 

what is breathtaking to me, is that you are producing these parts without gadgetry, without software and so on and so on, only using good old fashioned methods and tools.

 

where will you place this beauty once completed ?

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I can say too "WAOW WAOW!" Thank you very much Sam, what a lot of kind words... Old fashioned work, as me, old fashioned man.

Thanks again Sam, much appreciated.


Today, pontoons:

 

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No secret, a good paper template is always a good thing! 

And a bit of pleasure, the same template works on each side! What a good surprise...

 

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Dan. 

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….And a big, wide grin of delight, quickly spans my face, Sir. 

Thank you!:D

 

Cheers, H

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Hi Dan, just caught up with your WIP.

I must say I don’t like it. Reason is that  in the pictures you cannot tell the replica from the replica’s replica😁

What a fabulous piece of art you are creating here. 

Thanks for sharing this.

Between this build and Harvey’s Fiat build, there’s so much to learn for us (me in particular). 

I can see that I may have to revisit some stuff on the Alfa (or do much better on a next iteration). 

 

Great job!

 

ohh, and apologies to all the others who I didn’t mention by name. There are so many fine builds going on at this time.

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Thank you very much gentlemen! 

Harvey, I'm so happy to see a smile on your face...

 

Well, today noses stories. 

First the big one:

 

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Still removable...

 

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And the second nose!

Some work is needed, is not it?

 

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Not really easy, but with a lot of hammer blow and a lot of sweat too...

 

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Have a fine WE!

Dan.

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I’ve been popping in now and again to keep up on your build and I must apologize for not commenting more. You are giving all of us a master course on how to scratch build a model. I’m not going to limit it to just saying a car because what you are doing transcends just automobiles. Anyway, today, I felt it necessary to comment and say that, this build is truly mind boggling to think that everything in front of us started out as raw material which has been transformed into this work of art! I’m in awe of your talent!! 🤩 😵 Great work!!

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What can I say? Thank you again maybe?

You are too kind with me guys...

 

Long nose in situ definitively!

 

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About the other "nose", I omitted to show you the templates:

 

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Dan.

 

 

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Dan,

I follow your every step and am impressed all the time, though I do not comment on a regular basis. So just thank you. For taking your time to share your process, for documenting your jigs and procedures, not just the finished product. There is so much to be learned here, and I am glad to follow.

 

A few posts above you mentioned you sandblast the metal parts to avoid painting. This stuck in my head and I want to ask - do you use a sandblasting chamber, or do you work with something like an air eraser? What do you use as an abrasive? The effect is really nice.

 

Thank you,

Jan

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