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roymattblack
#1 Posted : 04 February 2019 17:11:53

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I've been commissioned to trim and detail a DB5 for a chap who bought one of the ready-built models from EM.
It still has all manner of mis-matched body panels but I'm not repainting it.

It arrived in a box the size of a fridge with a mountain of packaging.

First task is to dismantle it.
A right pain, as every screw has to be labelled and stored so I know how to put it all back together at the end.

On we go.
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#2 Posted : 05 February 2019 11:35:57

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That's an interesting project to watch. Good luck.
Malc.
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#3 Posted : 05 February 2019 11:55:04

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Thanks Malc.

It's proving to be simple enough to take it apart but the labelling and keeping of the umpteen different screws takes longer than the dismantling!

I've still got a few bits to disassemble and then I'll start on the carpets and leather.

Roy.
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#4 Posted : 05 February 2019 15:09:43

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Hi Roy,
Looks like a nice project, they sent it to the right person for upgrades.
Does this mean the Porsche 935 is on hold for now?

ATB

Keith.
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#5 Posted : 05 February 2019 15:11:52

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i always wanted to do this model but talked myself out of it, looking forward to seeing you rebuild it, good luck roy.
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#6 Posted : 05 February 2019 15:12:24

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I'll get back to the Porsche asap.
I want to get this one out of the way first.

Roy.
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#7 Posted : 05 February 2019 22:56:56

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Well, here we are - interior carpeting almost done.
Lots of fiddly paper templates but at least it's now pretty much done.

Leather trimming next...
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#8 Posted : 05 February 2019 23:35:50

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looking great Roy.They keep teasing that this will be released in USA. but so far it is a no show.At least if it is ever released I can see how to improve it by following your build


Carl


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#9 Posted : 06 February 2019 00:33:02

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What kinds of upgrades are you planning Roy? Leather interior, engine detailing and real wheels?

Rich
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#10 Posted : 06 February 2019 08:53:39

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Looking very nice Roy. That is some task, labelling all the screws, I don’t envy you.Cool ThumpUp

Mark
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#11 Posted : 06 February 2019 10:09:15

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Hello Rich.

It will have leather trim, carpets, engine detail and 'proper' wire wheels...

Roy.
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#12 Posted : 06 February 2019 16:23:40

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Nice to see another of these popping up on the forum, nicely done on the carpet BigGrin Roy
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#13 Posted : 06 February 2019 16:48:59

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Thanks Spal.

I've been very lucky to get some leather that exactly matches the trim in the original Bond movie car.

There are umpteen websites - even Aston dealerships, that say the trim was black.
It wasn't.
It was Ocean grey.

My leather supplier has contacts with Aston Martin Heritage and colour matched some samples for them.
He's sent me a skin in 0.5mm that is identical.

It's like leather tissue paper.
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#14 Posted : 08 February 2019 15:03:41

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The seat parts are getting there.
Again, paper templates first and then cut/stick the leather taking care to get it as tight as possible into the flutes on the seat parts, and over the compound curves.

The kit plastic seats do look pretty grim I have to say.
Hopefully, the leather looks better.
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#15 Posted : 09 February 2019 16:07:38

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Drivers seat now covered and fitted back into the car.
Tunnel arm rest, hand brake gaiter and passenger seat next.

Then it will be inner rear panels and door panels.
On we go 'Mish Moneypenny...'
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#16 Posted : 10 February 2019 21:58:17

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How did you get the leather to sit in the seat creases? Did you use CA and press it down with a straight edge?
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#17 Posted : 10 February 2019 22:10:42

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It's all just stuck with monstrously sticky (thin) double sided tape.

Lightly touch the leather in place on the seat part, then peel it off just up to a centre crease.
With your nail, press the leather into the crease, then carefully lay it over the curve of the 'flute', then with your nail, press in the next crease. Keep going, lifting the leather away from the seat, except for the crease you are currently working on.

Eventually, pull the leather tight over the seat corners, taking care to get no creases anywhere.
At the end, press down every crease again using the edge of a steel rule or a razor saw.

With practice, you can cover very complex multiple-curve seats in one go...
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#18 Posted : 20 February 2019 13:23:09

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Back on this one again...

I've stripped and re-done the rear seat as it had a few little creases on the bolster ends and they irritated me.

I've also started taking the front end apart for engine bay and engine detailing and to replace the grim plastic wheels. One wheel sorted...

Roy.
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#19 Posted : 20 February 2019 18:04:29

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That wheel looks sweet, nicely done Roy.

Al
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#20 Posted : 21 February 2019 01:24:26

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I have also loved that vehicle, looks like your doing great work!
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