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#101 Posted : 19 February 2021 14:16:20

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delboy271155 wrote:
Hi Kev

I`ve found some info on the gearbox r/hand side pipes.

Appears, if I`m reading it right, that the final drive was lubricated by a pumped system which had a filter further forward in the main unit. Hence the pipes.

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Well done that man ThumpUp Who'd have known? I think we'd all dismissed lubricant pipes (although i actually asked my service manager if it COULD BE for oil Laugh he did'nt think so Glare )
At least we all know know.

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#102 Posted : 19 February 2021 22:46:00

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Excellent work Kev.Love Love Love the sanded and polished metal parts, they just look superb.Love Love

Mark
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Hi Kev. The polished panels look great. Much better than using an Alclad2 .
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#104 Posted : 22 February 2021 22:47:18

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Many thanks guys for looking in and your great comments, greatly appreciated as always and thanks to Derek for solving the 'pipe' mystery - again greatly appreciated!

Cheers all. Cool ThumpUp

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#105 Posted : 04 March 2021 21:25:01

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Hello all,

Been a bit busy this last week or two, but finally managed to get some more done to this and time now for the next update. In this one I've built the upper part of the front chassis that incorporates the foot pedal assemblies along with their attendant master cylinders for the brakes and clutch. The anti-roll bar and connecting rods to the front wishbones have also been added. In the photos below, the parts may all look like bare polished metal at first glance, but if you look closely there are subtle differences in shade where I've used various Alclad 2 shades to give a little variety to the overall look. This area on the real car is predominantly made up of various different bare metals, so quite hard to add some interest to the model parts?


The photo below shows the basic parts for this update after clean up and prepping (I forgot to take a photo of the unprepped parts but heyho, not to worry!). A subtle pin wash has also been added before final assembly:




All of the parts were then assembled into one complete unit. Various shots of the completed assembly below:










In the following photos, the finished assembly has been temporarily fitted to the front of the chassis. It won't be permanently glued in place until I've completed building other parts for this area just to make fitting those parts easier. The main subframe arms that carry the two wishbones had some unseen damage to the one on the left in the first photo below and was also bent slightly out of shape (I think it may have been dropped at some point!) when I first did my parts inventory, but I didn't want to contact MFH Japan and then have to wait for a replacement to arrive, so I gently persuaded it back into shape as best I could. You can see it in the photos viewing from the front, where the forward part of the subframe attaches to the offside wishbone. Not a perfect remedy but near enough and I think I can live with it? :










A final shot looking into the cockpit to show the foot pedals from within the chassis:




These 1960's Formula One cars very often had a lot of bare metal parts in their make up, with usually just the bodywork being painted in the various teams' colours, so as I say, difficult to make the bare parts look interesting on a model, but with the use of various subtle shades and pin washes it can look quite good and effective? It will look a lot more interesting when I get some of the deep metallic blue body panels fitted next to the bare metal parts.

That's it for this update, thanks for looking, all comments and criticisms welcomed. ThumpUp

Kev.


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#106 Posted : 05 March 2021 09:12:08

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Excellent work Kev.Love Love Drool The remedied bent part certainly doesn’t show.

Mark
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It just keeps getting better and better. Amazing work.Love
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#108 Posted : 05 March 2021 11:29:47

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Hi Kev,

Looks a great build to put together and well done with the paintwork.

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#109 Posted : 05 March 2021 17:26:30

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Now that's what I call very impressive... stunning work Kev....Love Love

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#110 Posted : 05 March 2021 22:02:50

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Many thanks for looking in and the nice comments Mark, Roy, Trev and Alan, very much appreciated as always.

More to come soon. ThumpUp

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#111 Posted : 07 March 2021 07:41:29

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Amazing build of the car. Pity your in the UK, I was just thinking of having the truck and trailer with the container done in the same team colours as the car and parked alongside the car.
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Looking SWEET!

I assuming you’ll be bringing the suspensions arms up to that PITAtodo polish? That just makes the look of the Eagle.

Stay well,

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Very nice work Kev. The use of washes around the various joints and fasteners really brings out the shapes on these white metal constructions. I've just had the Alkyd oils delivered that you mentioned in the earlier description for making washes. I'm keen to try that out.
That deep blue bodywork will make a stunning model.
Malc.
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Many thanks Anthony, Mark and Malc, for looking in and your great comments, very much appreciated as always. Cool ThumpUp

@ Anthony - Yeah that would be cool and the deep metallic blue of my Eagle race car would no doubt look fantastic on your truck and trailer?!

@ Mark - The upper suspension arms have already been polished to a degree but it doesn't show so well in the photos because of the light reflections. I haven't taken them to the same highly polished level as inside the cockpit as my reference photos show them to be slightly less shiny? I think once the blue bodywork is sitting next to them, they will look about right.

@ Malc - Good luck with your 'wash' experiments, it will take a little while to get the right amount of flow consistency, how thick or thinned you want it, but it does need to be able to flow easily, so usually thinner is better, and also the mix of the two oil colours, 50/50 is usually perfect but obviously you can adjust the ratios one way or the other slightly depending on whether you want a more black or more brown hue to it? Remember, "practice makes perfect" as they say!


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Wow, I`ve got to get a grip on one of these kits before my hand issue gets worse.

The detail looks so good OOB.

Keep it going Kev, I`m hooked. BigGrin


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#116 Posted : 09 March 2021 21:54:40

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Thanks for looking in and your great comments Derek, very much appreciated. They certainly are very detailed straight out of the box but there is still room for a keen modeller to add more refinements if the desire is there?

They do build into something special straight out of the box though! Drool Drool ThumpUp

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Kev the Modeller wrote:




@ Malc - Good luck with your 'wash' experiments, it will take a little while to get the right amount of flow consistency, how thick or thinned you want it, but it does need to be able to flow easily, so usually thinner is better, and also the mix of the two oil colours, 50/50 is usually perfect but obviously you can adjust the ratios one way or the other slightly depending on whether you want a more black or more brown hue to it? Remember, "practice makes perfect" as they say!


Kev.



I have started using ink pens made for the Gundam crowd. They are basically superfine markers, and are available in all the same colors as the Tamiya Panel line accent inks. I have found that it is a lot easier to highlight details that way, as opposed to washes.

My 1/12 T35 will be getting dot filters on the body. I am going for a "Muddy, wet race" look.

Looking great!

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Kev the Modeller wrote:
Many thanks Anthony, Mark and Malc, for looking in and your great comments, very much appreciated as always. Cool ThumpUp

@ Anthony - Yeah that would be cool and the deep metallic blue of my Eagle race car would no doubt look fantastic on your truck and trailer?!

Specially as I am thinking of painting the prime mover in a deep metallic blue. :)
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Hello all,

Been a bit of a lag in updates for this build due to a busy work schedule, but hopefully this one will be satisfying enough for my followers? Many thanks to those who do! Cool ThumpUp

Next stage is the building of the two front shock absorber/spring assemblies, plus the steering rack and brake lines from the master cylinders. I have also built, painted and fitted the cockpit interior.


First photo shows the unprepped parts for the shocks/springs, the second shows them built and painted and then fitted to the chassis either side of the footwell and beneath the front suspension arms:












At this stage, I thought it would be quite cool to get an idea of what the chassis will look like with some clothes on, so dragged the two side panels and the top coaming out of the kit box and temporarily fitted them. They seem to be quite a good fit, which is satisfying in that it would be dependant on how well and accurately the rest of the chassis had been put together? It seems that I did a sufficiently good job of constantly checking the fit of previous parts before permanently gluing them in place and the body parts should therefore only need a little bit of tweaking to get a perfect fit? They will of course be painted in that glorious deep metallic blue and white scheme before the final fitting takes place, which isn't too far away now!?:






Next photos show the steering rack, which comes in one complete part, then subtle differences in metallic shade were added, mainly to the central housing, then a light wash was added to bring out the detail. The steering rack was then permanently attached to the front bulkhead:








Next job was to shape and fit the various brake lines to the brake and clutch master cylinders. Quite tricky doing this as the wire is very soft, almost like lead wire, which meant it kept getting bent out of shape whilst I was trying to fit it and I wanted the brake lines to look sharp and straight, not all wavy! The two lines that go to the rear of the car, for the rear brakes and the clutch were continued through the bulkhead and behind the two front springs which are attached to the side of the chassis and they are visible, as horizontal pipes, through the cut-outs in the upper chassis frames that carry the front suspension arms?:










Final part of this update shows the unprepped parts for the cockpit interior which comprises the beautifully cast resin seat, the instrument panel parts, the steering wheel and the gearstick. The gauges on the instrument panel have clear plastic faces fitted to the bezels after the decals have been added. I think they look very realistic! Though very little can be seen of the rear of the instrument panel, I decided to add a bit of wiring, etc to the rear of the gauges for added effect where it can actually be seen. It's not entirely accurate in the layout of the wiring but it's near enough to look convincing I think? The final photos show everything permanently fitted into the cockpit. I think the dominant black scheme of the interior looks lovely and that representation of the padded leather seat/lining looks beautiful especially with the little metallic fixing studs that enhance the effect nicely?:




























That's it for this update, next one will see the rear half of the chassis which includes the previously built engine and gearbox assemblies permanently joined to the front half, and then it will be time to either paint and fit the body panels or continue with building the front end and radiator, though I'm not fully decided which way round to do it yet?

Many thanks for looking, all comments and criticisms welcomed. ThumpUp

Kev.


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#120 Posted : 24 March 2021 22:46:24

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Hi Kev,

Super work as usual Kev, looking great, also may I say top points on the pictures very consistent indeed.

Regards

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