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#21 PappyD340

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 03:49 PM

A real STUNNER Jurgen, extremely realistic!!  :D 



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Posted 04 November 2013 - 04:35 PM

Absolutely stunning work on your model of one of my favorite ever sports cars!



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Posted 04 November 2013 - 04:50 PM

Fantastic build...



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Posted 04 November 2013 - 04:59 PM

Wow, what a beauty.

 

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 07:11 PM

Very nice as always! You did a great job of putting the body together and smoothing out the seams between those separate body parts. Smooth paint and fine detailing, especially the wheels look spectacular. I have the same kit too, but the wheels just slow me down, they don't look good and I don't have enough skills to scratchbuild more realistic wheels either... But your build makes me want to try again.



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Posted 04 November 2013 - 07:53 PM

Very cool !



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Posted 04 November 2013 - 09:03 PM

That is beautiful, Jorgen. Yep.



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Posted 04 November 2013 - 11:39 PM

Wow!  Stunning, looks so real.  Those wipers, are the PE?



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Posted 05 November 2013 - 02:46 AM

Masterful job on an under-appreciated kit! Love the color combination.



#30 Erik Smith

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 04:01 AM

Beautiful model of a beautiful car - actually, that model is about as cool as the real deal.  Excellent work on that kit!  Love the color combo and the extra work you put into the final product.  



#31 60s Doorslamr

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 04:25 AM

Beautiful work, classic look throughout.



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Posted 05 November 2013 - 09:43 AM

Thanks to all for your replies!

 

 

Jurgen, great job ! I traded Ken, a model member here for one of the Revel re issues some time back. I didn't really have any issues with the kit . I simply took my time and everything went together as planned , jus like you're did !

 

Ed, exactly this is what every modeler has to learn first. It doesn't matter when, but how one finishes a project.

 

 

You've done a beautiful job with this, as always. I have a couple of original-release kits on the shelf, and the proportions always looked very good to me...except, I think the windshield frame is a tad tall.

 

Bill, you are right, but tackling this problem would be quite difficult. Considering pros and cons I think this minor shortcoming can be accepted.



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Posted 05 November 2013 - 10:00 AM

Gorgeous!!!!   Great model.

 

Fond memories.  My long time best friend & next door neighbor's brother had an AH 100 that he generously allowed us to tool around town from time to time.  It was a total kick . . . and the best part was we were not responsible for all the niggling repairs necessary to keep it running!

 

I would have really been delighted if I had had such a neighbour in my youth. Or, being more exact, such a car!

 

 

Once again, a masterpiece. In the 60s, this was one kit I wanted to throw against the wall because of the complications of a multipiece body and slow-drying Testors tube glue, but you have totally nailed it.

 

I believe it was re-issued a year or so ago by Revell.

 

Skip, indeed today, compared with the sixties, building such a kit is ducksoup. We modeling veterans remember: Viscous, slowly drying (as you said) tube cement, no super glue, no BMF, no Alclad, no airbrush, no Plastruct or Evergreen products, no PE materials ... and even worst probably parents who considered modeling as a complete waste of time and money. Today's modelers live in Cockaigne.



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Posted 05 November 2013 - 10:12 AM

Great build, What wheels did you use?

 

 

Very nice as always! You did a great job of putting the body together and smoothing out the seams between those separate body parts. Smooth paint and fine detailing, especially the wheels look spectacular. I have the same kit too, but the wheels just slow me down, they don't look good and I don't have enough skills to scratchbuild more realistic wheels either... But your build makes me want to try again.

 

Chris, Niko, the two-piece soft platic tyres were of course not usuable. I used suitable rubber tyres from my spares box, but I cannot tell from which kit they came originally.

As always on my models I used self-made wire wheels. I described the technique here:

 

http://www.modelcars...showtopic=77554

As said in the tutorial, once understood the technique is really simple.



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Posted 05 November 2013 - 10:22 AM

Beautiful build.

 

I agree with you on your comments about the kit, they require more work but because of this often provide the most satisfaction when you're finished. Most modellers are more interested in building the latest and best kits so if you tackle an old classic like this few others will have one on their shelves



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Posted 05 November 2013 - 10:32 AM

Wow!  Stunning, looks so real.  Those wipers, are the PE?

 

Lee, I use PE parts almost never. Particularly PE wiper blades look way too thin in my opinion. Moreover they are designed for modern cars and simultaneously they are very big.

The small wipers of my model are simply several parts of bright wire bent and pressed into shape. I didn't find suitable wipers in my spare box.



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Posted 05 November 2013 - 10:37 AM

Beautiful build.

 

I agree with you on your comments about the kit, they require more work but because of this often provide the most satisfaction when you're finished. Most modellers are more interested in building the latest and best kits so if you tackle an old classic like this few others will have one on their shelves

 

Robert, you really hit the nail!

I sign every word.



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Posted 05 November 2013 - 12:40 PM

Wow Jurgen, now that's a real sportscar and the right factory colour as well! Superb build well done and thanks for sharing.


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Posted 05 November 2013 - 05:10 PM

It looks like a 1:1 car...super build !!!



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Posted 05 November 2013 - 08:21 PM

sweet build!!!!