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Strombecker Lancia D50

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#1 Jean-Michel Piot

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 05:26 AM

Here is a slightly-modified Lancia D50 by Strombecker, with Russkit wire wheels.

It was built by a friend of mine, Olivier Herrou, aka "Grosbig" aka "BigBlock" in other forums.

As for myself, I was in charge of painting the pilot. I also added the steering wheel branches.

The car went to the Bordeaux vintage meeting of 2009.

I love the weathering treatment that Olivier made.






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Posted 21 January 2010 - 06:44 AM

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 09:14 AM

Just beautiful!!
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Posted 21 January 2010 - 12:17 PM

I love the weathering treatment that Olivier made.

Me, too!

The chassis work is beautiful and the body is gorgeous.
The wheels/tire profile seems to suit the car extremely well.

Now where is my can of matte finish clear?


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Posted 21 January 2010 - 12:28 PM

I can add nothing that hasn't already been said. Fantastic. The weathered look. The detailed driver. The steering wheel. EVERYthing. Fantastic.

Oh, and I see more of your fantastic brushwork... the driver's legs!
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Posted 21 January 2010 - 01:05 PM

Double cool. :shok:
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Posted 04 May 2010 - 03:53 AM

Pardon my belated response to this thread, but I'm afraid that I have just regained consciousness from having fallen off my chair and onto my head after seeing the brilliance of this project! Posted Image

I am an admirer of Olivier's work, and of course yours too, Jean-Michel. I continue to be amazed by how you both are able to transform vintage RTR slot cars into results like this D50. The work on the pilot and steering wheel are sublime! Olivier's weathering treatments are stunning, and quite realistic. The Russkit authentic wire wheels are a very nice addition, too.

Thanks for sharing another fantastic project!


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Posted 14 May 2010 - 08:02 AM

Fantastic as always. Like the detailing with the airbrush work on the body and spoked rims.

A lot of detail for the eye. :)

Keep it up!

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Posted 14 May 2010 - 09:30 AM

Pardon me if this seems like a dumb question, what scale is this car?

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Posted 14 May 2010 - 10:03 AM

1/24 scale, of course.

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