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Posted 18 August 2014 - 07:47 AM

They are scheduled to arrive today


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Posted 22 August 2014 - 11:58 PM

Well okay then. 
First car is done.
Maserati 350s or '57 Maserati by Shark body has a chassis and detailing done to the best of my ability.
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First off I have to say that this body is crap. Does not represent the beautiful shapely original car very well at all! But... it is what it is.
 

Side pipes are brass tube bent and soldered to the out-riggers.
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This gives support to the detail... and protection to the body on the left side. On the right side I added an additional rod to help balance the mass.

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Interior by Professor Motor, provided by Pablo. Thanks Paul! 
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Chaparral is almost done and will be posted Saturday morning most likely.
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Posted 23 August 2014 - 01:20 AM

Ohhhhhhh  Baby !!!!!!!!!!  :heart:  :heart:  :heart:


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Posted 23 August 2014 - 07:23 AM

First off I have to say that this body is crap. Does not represent the beautiful shapely original car very well at all! But... it is what it is. 

Maybe so, but that looks like a mighty fine 'silk purse' effort to me.

You've weaved some magic on that one J.

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Posted 23 August 2014 - 08:18 AM

Ditto what the fine gentlemen above said :good:

Some exceptional work Jairus !

Pablo, which Professor motor interior is that?

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Posted 23 August 2014 - 11:19 AM

Paul, so far nearly all the cars are going to receive the PMTR3100 interior. Pretty much because it's generic enough to fit all the bodies.  Slight differences can be made up using white styrene as I will demonstrate on the Maserati Birdcage car later.
Unfortunately the details on the Chaparral 2c are becoming more extensive than I thought.  Stay tuned, hope to have a posting sometime today.


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Posted 23 August 2014 - 12:34 PM

Thanks Jairus , certainly looks good all painted up :good:

Will have to get some , need some generic interiors.

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Posted 25 August 2014 - 07:52 PM

Finished up the Chaparral 2c last night. Took pictures this morning... but couldn't post them till I got home from a full day of work.
Noticed a lot of little bleeds and flaws that bug the heck out of me in the pictures but don't really show to the necked eye.  Most can't be fixed this late, so I won't worry too much with this one. Guess I'll have to try harder with the next car. But I hate painting white.
Have I mentioned that?
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Part of the problem is my eyesight is changing.  Getting harder and harder to focus on small stuff, even though I use magnifier glasses all the time building.
But it's becoming more difficult so maybe it's time to move on.
But not just yet!
Not yet.

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The black wash I put on the vent screens looked great till I sprayed the white over them. Then I realized I needed to take more of the black off.

So.... the car looks used I guess.
Should I add some dirt to the rockers next?
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Front spoilers were added as was the rear wing.
Plus the pipes, shift lever and roll bar.
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Onto the next car! :) 
 


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Posted 30 August 2014 - 10:43 PM

Saturday night.
Spent the day selling t-shirts at a local car show just waiting for time back at the bench.
Planning.
Plotting.
Scheming.... on the next project.....
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Yeah, eight was not enough I just had to add one more to the mix of chassis and paint projects.
This one fitted to a Pactra Ferrari 312 F1 which is built to 1966 R&C race rules and fits a Pittman 196B motor.
Decals currently drying, paint tomorrow.  NEW "Doctor Who" episode in 15 minutes!
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Posted 01 September 2014 - 02:02 PM

Earlier this morning I finished up the paint on the '66 Ferrari 312 Formula 1.  Too touchy to assemble and photograph so that has to wait.
But... got started on the next one... a Maserati Tipo 61.

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No way I can get any interior into that thing with a conventional in-line/sidewinder so the motor has to go up front.  
This suggests some sort of ISO chassis I believe putting a lot of weight on the guide tongue.
And another one with side pipes featured as part of the frame too.
Still in the planning stages, but some brass is already cut and hoping to begin soldering this afternoon.
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Posted 01 September 2014 - 02:27 PM

Like the front end arrangement you did for the 196B Jairus :good:

Very intrigued to see the chassis you come up with for the Maserati :D

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Posted 02 September 2014 - 12:24 PM

Ferrari 312 is done and ready for final assembly.
Which will be accomplished by the new owner and it's up to him to post.
 

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Decals are vintage Dynamic Ferrari items I'd been saving for a special occasion.
The interior prior to paint.

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Body is located by the single pintube and the rear axle. 
Pintube also holds the drop arm in place so the whole thing can come apart pretty quickly.
Guide will fit either a Cox or a Dynamic vintage guide.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And back to the Maserati Tipo.



And... a couple spy shots for anyone interested:
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:)

 

 


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Posted 02 September 2014 - 12:36 PM

Hi Jairus,

 

Very clever dash and steering column on the GP. :good:


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Posted 02 September 2014 - 02:50 PM

Love the simple body mounting on the Ferrari with the back axle doing it's part ... Came out great !

 

 

Will be interested to hear how the front engined car goes :good: With experience using the front engined 1/32 plastic cars without magnet traction they didn't handle very well. Maybe someone has worked out what to do, but they were a pain!



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Posted 02 September 2014 - 03:21 PM

So, you are suggesting what exactly Paul?

Should I mount the motor conventionally and paint a flat interior as convincingly as possible?
Because that was plan A. But the buyer seems to like the details over handling.

What to do... what to do.


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Posted 02 September 2014 - 03:28 PM

 

What to do... what to do.

 

 1/16" thick brass plate on the front motor design perhaps  :)  :dance3:


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Posted 02 September 2014 - 03:35 PM

So, you are suggesting what exactly Paul?

Should I mount the motor conventionally and paint a flat interior as convincingly as possible?
Because that was plan A. But the buyer seems to like the details over handling.

What to do... what to do.

I don't know if I'm really suggesting anything Jairus ... Just a recollection on messing around with the 1/32 cars and the iffy handling ( lack of grip/not enough rear weight) ... Maybe enough shiny brass and it should be fine :good:  :D



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Posted 03 September 2014 - 10:35 AM

Okay, new interior plate made providing (barely) room for a standard brass rod chassis.  I had to arc the floor slightly to clear the motor and bracket. Eyeball engineered a dash and tubing support and glued in what's left of the original driver figure.  Going to need some epoxy putty to restore his left arm and the seat back. But that is the extent of 3D modeling as all the remainder will be paint applied to the flat surface.

 

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Posted 09 September 2014 - 09:42 PM

Bob Suzuki, your wish is my command.
The Maserati Tipo 61 in the raw:
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Body sucks.
There, I said it.
It tapers toward the front and rear too much leaving the wheels exposed unless I narrow the track to ridiculous standards with respect to the rest of the body.
The taper should not happen until the wheel opening is completed. 
And the wheel openings, while looking like they were factory cut... were horribly done!  Left and right side not matching each other, to say the least that they don't match any of my research pictures of the real thing!
What I wouldn't give for a repop body that I could cut MYSELF leaving the characteristic flattened top arch for the rear wheel opening.
But, it is what it is.
I did what I could for this poor thing.
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Stance is good and  I opened up the engine vents using brass screen details.
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On the other side a brass soldered exhaust pipe with paint brush ferrule detail is attached and part of the chassis.

As always, the wheels, motor and guide will be provide by the buyer so these are only place-holders used to make sure the parts fit and the car rolls smoothy.
Under the skirt:
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Special note here is the R-Geo provided Dynamic repop guide tongue.

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All will be forgiven when the paint is applied.
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Posted 09 September 2014 - 10:06 PM

Beautiful chassis Jairus! That exhaust pipe really makes it. :)


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Posted 10 September 2014 - 09:31 AM

:heart:  :D


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Posted 10 September 2014 - 09:51 AM

Very nice Jairus. Especially like the megaphone exhaust tip!


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Posted 11 September 2014 - 04:19 PM

Spy shot.....
 

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Spent all morning painting. Body and interior are drying in the warm fall sun while I plan the next one.
Final pics not until Saturday morning.
But still a few details to go before I call this one done.

.... VW next?
Jag?
BMW?
Vette?
Chappy?


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Posted 11 September 2014 - 05:09 PM

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Posted 13 September 2014 - 12:53 PM

Happy Saturday morning!
Finished up another car, the Maserati Tipo 61.
Despite it's very incorrect master, I think it turned out fairly well.

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Chassis is vintage late 1967 styled with side pipes and an ISO tongue made up of brass rod and an R-Geo Dynamic guide tongue.

No body movement here and the ISO hinge is at the very rear most of the chassis.

 

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Interior is made up from a Professor Motor driver figure cut out of a complete interior that was added to a styrene built up floor piece.
The rest was simply paint so there is very little 3D here other than creative paint.
Dash instruments are photo reduced images provided by MSC Model Products, which I purchased about 25 years ago! With a strong magnifying glass one can even read the numbers.

 

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Onward to the next project! B)


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