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Another old WIP, 2013...

A French formula one.

http://www.grandprixhistory.org/talbot.htm

 

All the little french boys played with this car at 1/43 scale. A Dinky Toy ... Thank you English gentlemen!

 

As usual now, the result:

 

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First step... Wood curving!

 

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1/43, a very small scale. For me, only magicians can work on this scale ...

 

Some (!) templates are needed:

 

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Let's go:

 

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Why? This wood form (?) will be used to metal forming... Aluminum body, as the real car.

Black lines are there to delimit all the body parts. Black? It's CA glue to make wood harder .

 

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Again, thanks to watching,

More soon...

 

Dan.

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It's good to see this again, Dan.

I followed this awe-inspiring project over on AF and bookmarked it as the go-to scratchbuilders bible.

Subsequently, all the photos disappeared....

 

Cheers, H

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Thank you very much guys!

Roy, you are to kind...

 

I had never done metal forming... Honestly, I was far from sure of the result! I began by the bonnet. During the Mulhouse' museum visit, I had saw the technic for maintain in place metal sheets on the build or template, leather's stripes as belts. Of course at this scale, I had to found  another solution: screws!
Let's go:

 

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Screws or anything else...

 

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But I was not sure for the rest of the metal forming operations... Not really!

 

Dan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Staggering - the dimensioning and wood carving alone is a huge accomplishment. Filler used for contours, louvers and complex compound shapes...- it's all there

Dan, you and Harvey should open a shop together.

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You did not do this before and yet you delved right into this. With great result. 👍

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Yes guys, sometimes I'm a little daredevil...

But for me it is part of my motivation, to tackle unknown areas!

 

And when I saw all the louvres on this body, sincerely I felt in a great solitude. How to do?
First ones has been done on the Jaguar, not easy, but on little flat surfaces...
So, I will try to found a new technic!

 

First, cutting with 0.4 mm blade... 

 

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On my CNC drill:

 

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Hard to find this tool:

 

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After, another CNC tool...

 

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This one, easy to find: fork handle!

 

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21 hours ago, Jo NZ said:

Dan, how did you make the form? with hand pressure, with a hammer?

I presume you are talking about louvres. Firstly by hand to lift slightly the metal,

then gently with a small hammer... Gently!

 

Well, another first time! Brass chassis. Fortunately, I had drawings. And this

chassis was not really with simple shape:

 

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Do you agree? A jig was needed, to get those complexes forms... 

Material? Brass angles:

 

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This jig can be used for both sides...

 

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A step...

 

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Thanks for looking!

Dan.

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I had the Dinky toy of this, so I was keen to see what you did, wow, I'm in awe. What sort of sheet is that you are using & I guess, what type of wood do you use that is soft enough to carve but still hard enough to form over?

Steve.

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Thanks Steve, this wood is called in France "Medium", may be MDF for you...

 

Chassis, more and not the end!

Now, on the jig...

 

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Many crossbars will come now.

But firstly, rail reinforcement, hopefully I love holes:

 

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With the chassis drawings I can add engine brackets, cross bars etc in right place, of course very important in the future...

 

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This one was a very important and quite complex!

 

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It's not a machine gun:

 

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It's the tube for crank!

 

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More soon,

Dan.

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Tchernobyl blast?

Don't worry, I'st just all chassis parts before soldering...

 

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Now, rear engine bracket, a very special part:

 

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Special part, special technic: stamping.

 

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0,3 mm annealed brass sheet stamped in.. a vice!

 

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Ready to soldering:

 

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In situ...

 

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To be honest, I was very satisfied by the result!

 

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Thanks for watching, 

Dan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Amazing stuff, Dan. 
So nice to see your methods on display here. 

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Thank you gentlemen!

I omit an important information. All the B&W pics comes from the book of Pierre Abeillon:

"Les Talbot Lago de course". Thank you sir, without you, my model could not be there...

 

Rear bulkhead:

 

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Unfortunately no "how to?" pics, but the result:

 

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For the fun:

 

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On all those pics you ca see many brackets, axles for the follow...

 

Now, a very specific part, the central body support, not simple!

See the W&B pic...

Who said jig? Jigs in fact:

 

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Not the end!

 

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Dan.

 

 

 

 

 

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I haven't seen this at the time on the other forum and unfortunately the pics are gone. Big service to us to redo the WIP here.

Thanks for that, Dan.

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I'm honored to your kind words, thank you very much. I done that eight years ago. Today, I'm more lazy, may be my age do that...
If you want see a more high level, ultimate one to my eyes, take a look at:

 

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/classics-and-vintage/99513-mercedes-benz-540-spezial-roadster-1-8-a.html

 

Well, come back to the Talbot...

 

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What next? The "noise"... It was a big challenge...

But before, easy, the radiator:

 

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Dan.

 

 

 

 

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