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CrazyCrank

Talbot Lago Record 1950, 1:24 scale, by Heller

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Me too!

And French blue is French blue... All french people follow you!

Go ahead man and good luck!

 

Sincerely, Dan.

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Evening, Gentlemen :)

 

Having heard siren songs, I've begun to clean up the wrecked body, and to fix the cracks.

Cleaning it's easy, repairing cracks not too difficult, but the issue is that the repairs are very fragile !

As soon as I handle a bit too hardly the body, the windshield framing cracks again, in the way I predicted, pity ☹️

 

So, I'll continue to try to work on it, to see if I can get an acceptable stuff after priming, painting, sanding and polishing, but without having too much illusions...

 

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And, since I don't now where this venture will lead me, I've polished the painted body with Tamiya compounds.

 

Let's see the result by yourselves:

 

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Stay tuned for new steps 😎

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Thierry - a groove cut into the windscreen frame behind the break and some wire glued into it should reinforce it enough to repair and paint. But I have to ask - how many bodies do you want? 🙂

Cheers Jo

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in the end, offer it up to the Hobby Gods. they are testing you!

 

glad you didn't bin the whole lot; shows your mettle.

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6 hours ago, Jo NZ said:

Thierry - a groove cut into the windscreen frame behind the break and some wire glued into it should reinforce it enough to repair and paint. But I have to ask - how many bodies do you want? 🙂

Cheers Jo

I'd thought to intend that solution, but, behind the frame, there is already a groove, in which the windscreen will be stuck later on, and the plastic here is very thin and very brittle.

It remains very few place and material to try to cut a groove, even if it is very thin and shallow, so I prefer abstain !

 

On the pictures below you can see what I mean. I've put some liquid white primer where the cracks are situated, and you can see them, magnifying the photos.

At the moment the repairs seem beefy, but I'll have to be extremely cautious while sanding or polishing

 

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Thanks for any critics and advices :)

 

 

PS: How many bodies ?...two of course, one for the busy days, and another for special occasions 😜

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Morning, Gentlemen :)

 

A little progress today on the bonnets.

The hinges have been stuck in place, not without some difficulties.

 

Finally, the solution to do it has been:

 

- first: stick the hinges on the bonnets with Micro liquid tape. That allowed to reposition the hinges on the bonnets, if necessary , before the final glueing .

- Then, I've cut out of a thick styrene sheet, 2 strips, which I've glued with CA gel from the inside of the bonnets, astride on each half-bonnet and half-hinge.

 

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Of course, at this stage of the building, it remains a lot of work to do on the inside, particularly to thin, if possible, the strips, and then paint the inside of bonnets

 

The final result for the outside of the bonnets is showed on the pictures below.

 

As I think that some of you will have a careful, not to say inquisitive look at this, I have to say that I'm not totally satisfied because it remains a defect, impossible to fix without destroying all the assembly and the paint !

Indeed, if you look at the front of the bonnets, you'll see that the right half-bonnet isn't there so closed to the hinge, that the left half-bonnet 😯

Hopefully, I can live with it 🙄 (My name isn't Vatel, and I've not planed, at the moment, to commit a suicide 😎 )

 

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Of course, the hinges work, and the bonnets will be opening....If I find a way to attach correctly this set on the main body....and that's not a given !

 

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Stay tuned if you like and thanks for watching :)

 

 

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Afternoon guys :)

 

Dry fit of the bonnets on the body after a little surgery...they seem to be rather flush with it.

 

A bit of work remains for the inside, and I'm thinking about a retaining system when half-bonnet is open....

 

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The same preparatory surgery has been made on my "wrecked" body, which is on the bench for sanding and preparing the priming. At the moment, nothing broken :)

 

Thanks for watching :)

 

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Smashing paint finish, and the bonnet hinge is superb ,proper detailing 

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AndThis is a victory Thierry. Bravo !

It's too early to claim victory...I still have a long way to go ...

 

1/ for attaching the bonnets:

- Cutting out the front end of the part which is supposed to be the hinges; at this end is the decorative emblem, that doesn't exist on the real car in the Museum

- In this front end has to  be attached the piano wire situated at the front of the hinges , and I think I'll thread a tiny hole in it, through which the wire will go.

The purpose is that when opening a half-bonnet, the other half wouldn't separate from the body

 

2/ to enhance and paint the inside of the bonnets, without wasting or spoiling the outside

 

3/ to make, if possible, a retaining system for each Half-bonnet, in order to avoid that, once a half-bonnet is opened, the other half-bonnet would  lift up (what occurs actually !)

 

And each of these steps is a challenge :)

 

 

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Good evening, Gentlemen :)

 

Second (wrecked) body repaired and first layer of Alclad Grey Primer and Filler sprayed. At the moment, no damage on this brittle plastic :)

The hinges for opening trunk lid has been re-made and glued in place.

Remains to do the retaining system for the lid.

 

Have had a dry fit on the chassis, and I've to say that, if the bonnets wouldn't have been finished in French Blue, I would frankly be hesitating between a blue body and a grey body.

That reminds me of the color of Peter Falk's Peugeot 403 in the television series "Colombo" 😉, which I was an unconditional fan.

 

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Now, 3000 grit sanding stage of the primer, then second layer of primer, the 3000-4000-600 sanding before French blue spraying.

 

I've bought another can of Tamiya TS10, but, I've planed not to use it as is to paint this body.

I'm going to decant the paint and to airbrush it, in order to save paint and have a better control of the painting job.

 

Stay tuned if you like :)

 

 

 

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4 minutes ago, rob Lyttle said:

.... THAT...... is an impressive recovery 

You're spoilt for choice now 🤔

Precisely @rob Lyttle.

 

But, each following step on this body could result in a disaster, so don't sell the bear's skin before having caught it 🙄

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I've just caught a couple of bears, Thierry..... If you will excuse the photo bomb.... 

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And you guys here in the car dept are a big source of inspiration! 

Well, they have wings, I guess, but not my usual kind 

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Well done Thierry, keep it up. Fingers crossed!

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11 hours ago, CrazyCrank said:

That reminds me of the color of Peter Falk's Peugeot 403 in the television series "Colombo" 😉, which I was an unconditional fan.

Who didn't like Columbo … 

 

 

"Just one more question?"

 

Cheers,

Alan.

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That is a very impressive recovery, fingers crossed the remaining steps go well.:like:

 

I do get where you're coming from with the idea of a primer coloured car - I keep wondering how it would look if I did one in clear coated grey primer so it's good to here I'm not the only one with such odd thoughts :)

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Evening, Chaps :)

 

Second body primed and sanded, first layer, second to come, and retaining system of the opened trunk lid to install.

Then painting job with Tamiya lacquer TS10 decanted and sprayed with the airbrush, and then perhaps clear coating, perhaps not, but a lot of elbow grease to polish this body.

 

Meanwhile, some pictures of the actual state of my build:

 

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Still a lot of time and work to make it acceptable, particularly the inside of the bonnets 🤔

 

Stay tuned if you like :)

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3 hours ago, JeroenS said:

It will be a beauty! 

Of that, I am certain!!!!

The grey is really growing on me.... (not just my head:lol:)

Keep up the good work, Thierry.

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At the moment, having my grand-daughter Emma at home for one or two weeks, It's impossible to airbrush anything, due to the toxicity of paints and their vapors, so my build will stay in standby for some days.

Meanwhile, I'm thinking of the manner to improve the wheels :)

Have seen some Youtube videos showing how to make metal-tension spoked wheels, particularly on the Bentley 4.5 Blower 1:24, and some tutorials for ancient cars.

Nothing directly transferrable for my Lago Record, but very interesting and stimulating.
 

I hope you'll enjoy the following video, which shows the incredible skills of a great modeler, David Damek:

 

 

I wish you all a merry Christmas :)

 

 

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Evening, Gentlemen :)

 

Not a great progress today, but, my grand-daughter having leaved my house, it has allowed me to use my airbrush and paints.

 

So, I've put the second layer of grey primer on the body and trunk lid, sanded them 3000 grit, and re-install the retaining system for the lid when trunk's opened :)

 

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Then, after having masked the outer side of the bonnets and sanded their inner side, I've put on them two coats of grey primer.

 

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Bonnets, trunk and body  are now ready to receive their 3-4 coats of French Blue.

 

I've decanted my spray can TS10  in a Tamiya mixing bottle, and it's ready to spray with my airbrush.

I do hope to control more precisely the painting job with it.

 

However, I'm waiting for the delivery of a paint booth that I've ordered yesterday on Amazon.fr, to do this job.

 

Stay tuned if you like :)

 

 

 

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Evening Chaps

 

No progress on my build today due to a lot of administrative tasks I'd to achieve, and a huge reorganization of my workspace...

Indeed, as the days passed, it became a merry shambles  and I couldn't find a black cat in a coal cellar :)

 

So, as Santa Claus brought me from Poland a lot of boxes full of wooden stuffs, I've spent a lot of time to assemble a new organizer, signed by HobbyZone.

My bench isn't very large, 120 cm, so I've had to moderate my ambitions, but I've reached my goal.

And, as these HobbyZone elements  are modular, there's room to extend the storage place in the future.

 

I'm pretty happy and proud to show you some pictures of the result:

 

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The body, trunk lid and bonnets are ready to be painted French Blue, as soon as I've assembled my painting booth:

 

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Stay tuned if you like, and thanks for watching :)

 

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Very tidy Thierry!

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