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Expertens 1/12 Bugatti T35 Options
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#1 Posted : 22 February 2021 04:35:07

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With the 2 fantastic Bugatti builds going on, I thought I'd post a few of my own build, the MFH 1/12 Bugatti T35 Targa Florio.

I have substantially altered the body by dropping the profile down by about 7mm, on both the top, and bottom. The profile OOB is a bit (LOT) too flat, and it was driving me nuts. So, out came the razor saw... I have also added new louvers that I CAD designed, and then printed, as the kit ones did not survive my hacking and sawing.

The last photo is another CAD effort, for the magneto leads, where they go through the dash/panel.
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#2 Posted : 22 February 2021 11:05:26

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That's looking good. Some interesting mod's your doing there.
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#3 Posted : 22 February 2021 15:26:33

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Excellent. Another MFH build. Looks great so far Mark.

Carl


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#4 Posted : 22 February 2021 17:17:24

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BigGrin Sweet build. These MFH kits are out of most peoples price range, but then you are paying for the quality. These old cars do look well tho ThumpUp
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#5 Posted : 22 February 2021 22:40:37

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Excellent work so far Mark, I was hoping I might get to see some of this and it was worth the wait! Drool ThumpUp

Will be following with interest and looking forward to the next update.

Kev.

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#6 Posted : 24 February 2021 00:43:09

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Looking very impressive Mark, always gives me pleasure to watch a skilled modeller's creations.... Look forward to seeing this one progress.....Drool Drool

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#7 Posted : 24 February 2021 11:50:26

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Absolutely great. Some brilliant mods on this - and I love the colour...Love
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#8 Posted : 24 February 2021 16:55:04

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Nice work Mark, I think I’ll have to invest in one of these kits.

Mark
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#9 Posted : 25 February 2021 00:53:37

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This is taking an already good kit to another level.

WTG Cool Cool Cool Cool

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#10 Posted : 25 February 2021 02:10:45

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Thanks guys! These kits are great at challenging the heck out of your skills. I’m plating with various techniques for finishing the metal to show different shades of “08” silver. (Kev, Carl, and Malcolm will know of what I speak)

The motor only has black, and brass paint on it. The copper is a wax, and everything else is polished, scuffed, or sandblasted.

I went with that orange-yellow under the premise that in 1938 automotive paints weren’t as refined as they are now, so it wouldn’t be that Cadmium yellow we see now. It should look pretty nice, once I get it all weathered, and the wheels on it. I’m going after a dusty, mud spattered look.

I’m down to the nitty-gritty details now, but haven’t been working on it much lately. You-all are keeping me hopping!

This is going to be my fathers 84th birthday present. He had the opportunity to buy a real T35 in the late ‘50s for $750, but passed due to the parts availability concerns. (That works out to about $7000 now!!!!)


Stay well,

Mark
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#11 Posted : 06 March 2021 21:32:26

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experten wrote:
..... These kits are great at challenging the heck out of your skills. I’m playing with various techniques for finishing the metal to show different shades of “08” silver. (Kev, Carl, and Malcolm will know of what I speak) .....


You're not wrong there Mark, very challenging, but very satisfying too and ultimately rewarding when conquered, and yes, I certainly do know what you're talking about with reference to that dreaded '08 Silver'!


Kev.

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