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#1 Jean-Michel Piot

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 05:47 AM

Hello folks!

We spoke a long time ago of the splendid resin kit of a Lotus 40 made by Karl-Heinz Hornberg from "Fein Design".

I have several to build.

This is the first of the serie that I had to make for my friend Régis Baron, another member of Slotblog, who by the way is the builder of the chassis.

In fact it was agreed between 3 friends that one would build the kits (me) another one would pay one kit for Régis and that Régis made for the 3 of us a certain number of chassis.

His work on the chassis is tremendous and I hope he will tell us more about them.

The fact that he also made the wheels is very important, as he started from the inserts and from pictures of the genuine wheels.

Here is the first result of this collaboration.

In addition to the thanks to Regis Baron, I would also like to compliment Karl-Heinz for this tremendous kit and thank him for having kindly followed the build and friendly provided a very usefull advise when he saw that I was doing wrong as for the roll bar.

Enjoy.

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#2 Jean-Michel Piot

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 05:52 AM

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 05:55 AM

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 05:59 AM

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Like said at the end of Elia Kazan's "America-America", others are waiting...

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:hi:

P.S. Now my friend Bosmek will tell me that I should have raised up the contrast for the pictures and... he is right!
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Posted 29 November 2011 - 06:28 AM

I'm speechless ! :good:
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Posted 29 November 2011 - 07:25 AM

Thanks for showing us your fine work, Jean-Michel! That "bundle o' snakes" exhaust is second to none.
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Posted 29 November 2011 - 07:45 AM

Absolutely gorgeous!
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Posted 29 November 2011 - 10:40 AM

Many thanks for your first comments.

You win some bonus pictures...

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#9 John Streisguth

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 01:03 PM

That is too beautiful to actually put on a track...wonderful workmanship!

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 08:47 PM

Awesome
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Posted 29 November 2011 - 10:47 PM

WoW..
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Beautiful cars JM, and those wheels are stunning Régis.

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 01:08 PM

Absolutely Amazing Craftsmanship! :shok: :good:

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 01:13 PM

Beautiful work J-M! I saw the beginnings on FOLM a while back but have not seen the finished product till now. You and Chris are the best there is, thank you for posting. :clapping: :good:
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Posted 01 December 2011 - 02:17 PM

Many thanks to the whole of you for your nice comments.

Now, I have to say that with such a good chassis (and perfect wheels) made by Régis and such an excellent kit as proposed by Fein Design, things were easier indeed ...
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Posted 01 December 2011 - 06:14 PM

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 09:28 PM

Wow that's a resin body!? Wow.... beautiful work too!

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 09:45 AM

Sweet! Tasty!! Delicious!!!
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Posted 03 January 2012 - 10:23 AM

Jm, this is truly a great build. The detail and extra detail you have put into this car is brilliant. Karl has this car on his site and it belongs there. Well done mate!
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Posted 03 January 2012 - 01:56 PM

Absolutely gorgeous! The rivets shown are such a nice detail. I see them in quite a few of the master builders here cars. Is there a place where they or something similar would be for sale in the USA, as I tryed the website on the package shown and drew a blank.
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Posted 03 January 2012 - 06:32 PM

Absolutely gorgeous! The rivets shown are such a nice detail. I see them in quite a few of the master builders here cars. Is there a place where they or something similar would be for sale in the USA, as I tryed the website on the package shown and drew a blank.


There you go brother....

http://www.scalehardware.com/

I would say for 1/24 scale it would be a .05 or .07
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Posted 03 January 2012 - 09:25 PM

Thanks Chris, that is a wonderful link. Now if I could just buy the talent as easily. :D
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