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  1. Hi, Quite a few tests for the parts to be assembled on the bodywork elements today. The inside of the nose is painted mat black and the decals installed. The reinforcement plates of the anchorages of the tie rods are painted in Polished Alu Metal Cote with a paintbrush and slightly polished. The tank caps are modified and fitted with machined banjo connectors. It remains to tweak them a little with oils. Finally, as mentioned yesterday, I varnished the small presentation plate. It will be used to brighten up the table during exhibitions! It remains to polish the edge of the 2024 Alu plate. I might progress back from work ... since the flying club must remain closed! Grrrrr! Pascal
  2. Good evening, The dashboard is finished, wired and the windows installed on the meters. I did not really manage to take a photo that shows it correctly ... Sorry. Last masking step before varnish A shot of white Disassembly of the parts and installation on their support for the varnish step and presentation in the box so as not to be bothered during this step. Gravity (EU) sprayed, fresh (Flat Pattern 0.3 Meng) It dries quietly It's dry!! I couldn’t really resist a little "Test Fit" For fun: I made a small sheet of carbon this morning to dress small aluminum plates. They help me to present the pieces for photos, supports for models ... And, in the afternoon, I decided to make one to present the Eagle with the extra decals and old dry transfers. It's funny, it relaxes and above all I like it! I may shoot a layer of clear coat on it tomorrow to standardize everything and protect transfers, more fragile than decals ... Voilà. More soon. Pascal
  3. Great build! Beautiful livery and I love the yellow squares on the tires! Pascal
  4. Good evening, The assembly continues quietly. You have to believe that I didn't have enough to rivet ... The front partition receives its own in diameter 0.5. Then also received a good part of its attributes. The steering rack will be installed later .. just like the radiator. It is modified, as well as the pipes connecting to it, in order to weld the fluid inlets / outlets on the body of the radiator. I brought a little detail with the lateral perforated reinforcements and the manufacturer's plate. The interior is quickly fitted with a lead wire to simulate the cooling circuit behind the grid and fill the void. The wheel disc is primed and painted, then finalized, a machined valve installed. Everything is assembled to the machined rim. Masking of the bodywork parts before the passage of the sublime blue whose glitter base is extremely fine. The parts exposed and presented in a white assembly The hubs are detailed, primed and painted he original discs are decked out with important grooves that I don't like ... at all! As for my other models on which I reproduce the scratches of the discs, I made a tool allowing me to maintain them. The shoulders must be thin, both in diameter and in thickness, in order to be able to machine most of the disc. The small "jaws" on the second image are those used on a 312F1 for example. They then went on the lathe to give them a better appearance. Installed on a wheel for control: could be worse. The body of the rear shock absorbers is hidden and then painted. The springs receive a layer of gloss black. The radiator is painted and the tin solders reproduced according to the images I have. More soon. Pascal
  5. Hi, Thank you Boss! I now can call this one done! Et une avec la petite soeur quand même That's it, the last touch-ups are done, the last parts installed and the last minute adjustments made. So I redid the wedges that support the Roaring Beauty with a slightly increased "ground clearance". They are turned in a 10mm aluminum log for more solidity and stability, the Baby is doing well: 1.4kg ... and decorated with Cavallino. I connected the last tube and made a little oil to inject it inside. Here are some images of the finished model. I will certainly do more later. Pascal
  6. Good evening, Well, well here it is, I finally chosen the superb AAR Eagle Weslake! It changes from red, but orange and green were not that far away .. the red (s) either either! The kit is not more complicated than that, but the installation of the rivets promises to be... sporty and time-consuming. I started by cleaning the parts of the bathtub / chassis, the interior of which is almost invisible once the tub is in place. Only a small part on each side is polished. The assembly is, as often, carried out by welding. The main parts of the V12 are also assembled And we start to put a little color The body parts are prepared, adjusted and the locations of the threaded fasteners for solid fastening. And then, we had to get there, the hull is pierced (0.35) in anticipation of riveting ... Resin rivets with semi-round head of 0.5 for a tail of 0.3. There are many!! Riveting is ... DONE !! I decided to use rivets of different sizes for different reasons. For the lateral parts, rivets of 0.5 for the most part, of 0.4 for the outline of the hatches and of 0.8 in aluminum for closing them. for the upper part of the hull, 0.4 convex / flat head. These are used for: - appearance / aesthetics, a kind of scale effect as with painting, - ease of applying decals. FYI, there are 1620 ... rivets. The body parts have been primed and, for some, painted or partially painted The engine has progressed well I took the opportunity to work a little on the exhausts and their pronounced traces of heating. Temporary assembly. The gearbox is fitted with pretty accessories which I decided to modify: The filter holder, one of the fuel pumps and its filter. The oil filter covers are redone in aluminum, as is the crankcase of the fuel pump motor. Machined aluminum and brass hardware is added to provide a little detail to these subsets. As with the exhaust manifolds, the filters are chemically burnished, then polished and slightly "worn". Here is the set with the gearbox, painted with a mixture of Gun Metal and semi Gloss Black, 53 and 85 Humbrol. Make way for the dashboard. It is primed and painted in my beloved Humbrol 85, a little more diluted than usual and applied in thin coats a little more diffuse to make it slightly less satin. The counters have their strapping polished. The decals installed will be covered with "glass" cut to the punch for more realism. Small machined switches from Top Studio and a few instructions complete the package. The steering wheel is prepared in the same way as the dashboard. The original mold is removed and the Allen hardware and its washers installed instead. A passage of oil allows to shade the colors. Finally, the tank connection pipe is polished and painted with Candy Electric Blue ZP. More soon, Pascal
  7. Hi, Thanks a lot. The last 2 days were pretty productive. More soon, but the end is near! Pascal
  8. Hi, Thank you very much. Decisive assembly if any, the engine is assembled with the chassis. Assy is done with Loctite 401 and reinforced, as usual, with screws, washers and bolts. The inside of the bathtub is done, the seat is finally installed as the side water pipe and the gear selector. The fuel valve is installed. I made and temporary installed the soft fuel cell. We call it Bladder for aircrafts... It was not modeled by MFH and, even if the polished metal part is nice, the front end was too empty for my taste. The fuel cell fills the both sides and the front body above the pilot legs. I made it from self amalgamating tape which depicts pretty well the rubber bladder. Then, rivets.. I finally installed about 300 and need around 300 more. So I primed, painted and varnished those ...300 rivets. Wheels done and Balancing weights installed, made of... Lead. More soon. Pascal
  9. Hi I decided to make the fuel cells connection faucet. It's made of white metal and a spare / modified distributor. Working on the dashboard. installed the lower body part is now done and weathered All the body parts are now fully dry. White dust is coming from the varnish dust while reopening the rivet holes. The CAVALLINO is installed on the nose and the original decal is replaced by an "enamelled" badge from an old MFH reference. Fit test of the front area. Starting the riveting process... Ainsi que sur les platines d'ancrage des tirants de suspension: More soon! Pascal
  10. Hi, I finally managed to finish the ignition coils system, after a last modification. Small brass bridges of 0.5 were installed on each side of the water / oil tank to hold the "bungee cord" in place after having stretched it. There was a problem with the length of the radiator supports, I redid them in brass of 0.8 which I brazed with silver solder. It was also time to paint the radiator(s): No more beautiful polished metal appearance and place for brass. ... And decided to represent the welded appearance of brass radiators. Metalcote Alu, oils ... A blank assembly of the various components of the rear axle and the exhausts to confirm that we are going in the right direction It only remains to connect the lines to the master cylinder of the front brakes, this is done for the clutch and the rear. Just have to finalize the assembly of the elements I touched up the varnish and painted the underside of the hull. Voili voilou. More soon. Pascal
  11. Hi, Still progression both on the rear and front. Difference between before and after work on white metal parts. The small bucket doesn’t belong to the 312F1...but to a Tipo 500. I wanted to install thin aluminum sheet on the structure. Pascal
  12. Hi, Few progress and improvements. I wanted to rebuild the anti roll bar with brass, but the original is good and almost hidden behind the tank... The grills are installed on the radiator and the simulated inside tubing is still visible. A new Sandow will replace the white metal part. Pascal
  13. Hi, Small progress Preparation and installation of the hose and the serflex on the pipes of the cooling system. The tightening of the collar is simulated using aluminum foil and a piece of welding wire. Same preparation for the 2 cooling scoops. Test and alignment of the 1/2 rear axles and rods of the anti-roll bar. Pascal
  14. Hi Mates, The envy gradually returns... The Ferrari emblem area is masked in order to avoid thickness before installing the part which comes from an older MFH kit: thicker and recovered by a thin smooth plastic layer. Preparation of the front parts. Difference between parts done and TBD. Tanks temporarily installed: A bit closer Coils and ignition system done: Exhaust Test fit: Pascal
  15. Thanks! I will install the painted/clear coated rivets after the body 2K finish coat.😉 Just for fun DFV Cosworth piston and rod. Voilà. Pascal 🤗
  16. Hi, Thanks Mates! Decals session Once dry they are cleaned as well as the surrounding area. Then holes are done in the decals. More soon. Pascal
  17. Hi, A last sanding session on the metal body, then: - Primer, - Giallo Modena, - Rosso Corsa. Also started to spray primer on the first 200 metal rivets. 400 left to do... before GM&RC. Few of them will be White. Voilà. La suite bientôt! Pascal
  18. Hi, Thank you Mates! @imster: No, F1 Specialties (Perfect Parts) is no longer in business, but I still have parts! Their Safety Belts Sets were just AWESOME!! Still the best compared to all available brands! I like to work with the blackening/burnishing agent. I use Blacken’it for years on Friul tracks and metal barrels as I do on Race cars metal parts. The wheels centers of the M7A were blackened as different parts on the 1/20 312F1... and the rear stab/anti roll bar on this one! In 2words: Cool product! @mueller: Yep! These are the kit’s springs. Nice as the spring diameter is large enough. Pascal
  19. Hi, Thank you so much for the kind comments Mates. @imster: Yes Imraan. Hand painted with oils then clear coated with Klear with a paintbrush. I made some new aluminum spacers. Paint work began on the nose and upper cowling. GC Primer, then Giallo Modena: Forza!! Then time for Rosso Corsa: Forza Ferrari!! I met a small problem on the nose, but a touch up solved the issue. The Ferrari emblem place and the fittings holes were masked before clear coat. I also detailed the dampers, adding adjusting knobs made from modified F1Specialties brass electronic connectors. They were chemically burnished and a tiny adjusting screw added in the middle. A Koni decal brought the final detail. More soon Mates! Pascal
  20. OMG! OMG!OMG!! OMG!!!! 🤪🤯 Well, I gonna play 🥌 now... Pascal
  21. Good evening, Few progress on the Red Roaring Beauty! Riveting the bathtub and the bulkhead is now done. The wooden shifter knob is clear coated and test fitting is mandatory for the engine/cockpit/body subassembly. Nothing more for today. More soon Pascal
  22. Hi Mates, Thank you very much! @imster: Hi Boss, the Black used is the semi gloss black from ZP over a coat of Gravity primer. The whole steering wheel was painted with it, then treated with oils (w&N white, Sennelier Gris de Payne and Rembrandt Gris Froid).ZP demi gloss Black is very good, but the best of all is still the Humbrol 85 for me @mueller: Yes, we talk about it for few days... a 312B would have been ... a dream! I LOOOOOVE the Daytona! But this is also an open door to other beauties I need! M7A, M19, Lotus 38, 43, MS80... Pffff!... Sigh!... Pascal, the Bad Bad Boy who already ordered a Type 49!
  23. Hi, Sanding, welding, riveting... Few progress in the “office” area. Paint session, dashboard session and gear lever/selector. I was not that happy with the instruments, so I turned new ones and made brackets from aluminium foil. Then test fitting. Oils and screws added on the steering wheel and, of course, the Cavallino Rampante! Voilà. Pascal
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