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PROPELLER

Avions Voisin C7 L 1/8

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Another Voisin? Yes, another french "exotic" car!
This car won, in her class, the french race "Course des routes pavées"in 1923.

 

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Why this car? Because by courtesy of Phillip Moch, I have lot of originals drawings! All that I need! I can't believe that... The first time in my scratchbuilder's life.

And this gentleman (owner of the Voisin Record, my last built) is now in the achievement of this car, 1/1 scale of course...

Let's go! First, the chassis. Two "U" brass, and go! 

 

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On the mill, of course, and with this method, each chassis spar will be similar... Don't they?

 

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Welcome for the new challenge,

Thanks for watching!

 

Dan.

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What an opportunity! 

 

It’s well deserved in your capable hands.

 

A great subject this is, I’ll follow the build with much interest and attention.

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You certainly don't hang about, do you???:D

 

I look forward to following this new adventure, my friend.

 

Cheers,H

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Thanks gentlemen!
It was not my first idea for my new built... But as Roy said it's a real opportunity, and I will be able to ask any question during the real car achievement, it's really valuable.
In the real world, the basis and the chassis, it' a WIP too... 

 

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Dan.
 

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I for sure will follow this. Is the progress on the real car posted somewhere? Would totally love to follow that, too!

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Yes Harvey, fun with sweat also!

Sorry S-B, nowhere to follow this full size built, only in 1/8, here!

 

Dan. 

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Hi everyone!
Who said break? Yes, it's a good break. It's seems that I'm not alone...
 

Well, the first chassis spar is almost ready:

 

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I tried a new method... Definitely not the best!

 

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Hard to obtain a passable result, forget this way guys!

 

Dan.

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Hello all!

 

Roy, the traditional method is:

(Marcus SMC forum)

 

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For mine, the point of departure is an "U" brass profile, hollowed out front and back, here the back:

 

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Both are not very easy... For the Talbot I used two "L" brass profile soldered together. What the best way? 

I can't say. Each have proper difficulties!

 

Well, the other part is ready:

 

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With good drawings, it's really comfortable...

More soon,

Thanks for watching,

 

Dan.

 

 

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Beautiful work 

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Thanks gentlemen!

 

Today, it's time to a jig.

A good, efficiency, pretty one, I'm going to see it along few months or years...

 

 

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Front and rear spring's supports are there:

 

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That's all folks!

More soon,

 

Dan.

 

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It's always a pleasure to follow your work, Dan. Great job!!

 

Cheers, H

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Thanks Harvey!

 

Chassis completed... with all the small parts indispensables for the future. Easier now.

 

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All these parts, brackets, cross members etc,  with the drawings are not more easy to made but easy to place!

 

Dan.

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Museum quality work Dan. You may be the next Wingrove....

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1 hour ago, Codger said:

Museum quality work Dan. You may be the next Wingrove...

 

I heartily concur!!!!

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Beautiful work, continued! It’s a joy to watch.

 

Now that Gerald Wingrove is mentioned, for those who did not know, regrettably he passed last March. May he forever rest in peace.

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Thanks Roy, but I can't agree...

 

Today, front axle:

 

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With springs and dampers (friction) brackets:

 

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Thanks for watching...

Dan.

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2 hours ago, PROPELLER said:

Thanks Roy, but I can't agree...

About two years ago, to prepare for the Delage build I saved all posts you made on the ScaleMotorCars forum, including all photographs, regarding the Talbot-Lago, to my hard drive. I then arranged everything by theme (chassis, engine, body, louvres et cetera). 

 

I expect to use those references more or less equally intensively as Gerald Wingrove's books. So as a teacher you are of quite high standard, whether or not you are aware. The models you make are awe-inspiring and the methods you devise are modern and ingenious. I know for a fact that I am by far not the only one who is impressed by your models and your techniques. I do appreciate your modesty though, it does you credit.

 

Meanwhile your front axle looks nice, as to be expected. 

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3 hours ago, Roy vd M. said:

I expect to use those references more or less equally intensively as Gerald Wingrove's books. So as a teacher you are of quite high standard, whether or not you are aware. The models you make are awe-inspiring and the methods you devise are modern and ingenious. I know for a fact that I am by far not the only one who is impressed by your models and your techniques. I do appreciate your modesty though, it does you credit.

 

 

:clap2: I agree wholeheartedly with Roy's most eloquent words.

Although I've never read any of Sir Wingrove's work (tbh), I've followed your work for a long time and you are a major inspiration to me...….thank you my friend!!!

 

Beautiful work, as always, btw.

 

Cheers, H

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@harveyb258 you should read a Wingrove when you can get one. When I first got my complete car modeler I rushed through it and in the end was a little disappointed. But since then I've read it several times taking my time to really take the references to his pictures and drawings. Of course the language makes it a bit harder sometimes for me being no native speaker. It is not simply a book on modelling, it is a treasure trove of thinking exercises and ways to overcome fabrication problems. Valuable tips and tricks on engineering and tools sprinkled in along the way.

 

The experienced car modellers you all are might know most of the things Wingrove presented or do them intuitively. But in the end it is the confidence of being be able to model anything that I gained from his book and that is the underlying message in every of his words.

 

@PROPELLER I do agree with Roy on you being equally an inspiration and your detailed pictures, your willingness to help and explain make you as much a teacher as Wingrove was. Any artist that mastered his tools develops his own unique style. Wingrove was such an artist and I am sure you are, too. Not the next Wingrove. The one and only Dan or Propeller, whatever you prefer.

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