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#1 curt raitz

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 06:10 AM

Start with the Atlantis repop of the Merit/Smer kit of the 1949 Lago-Talbot in 1/24th scale, add a few home made wire wheels, R&MofM Big'n'Little Dunlop tires, extra detailing and decals...you end up with a model of the car which won the 1949 Belgian Grand Prix.

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thanx for lookin'...



#2 Ira

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 06:14 AM

Great Build Curt!

Real Nice Wheels... B)



#3 Harry P.

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 06:29 AM

That's cool! Very nice wheels. Can you explain how you made them?



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Posted 09 January 2014 - 06:35 AM

Excellent, and I, too, would like to know about the wheels.

What brand and color of paint did you use?

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 06:42 AM

Very nice build, Curt.



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Posted 09 January 2014 - 06:43 AM

One of the first models I ever built, as a Merit kit. I remember it because it was the first time I ever did paint detailing, with the steering wheel rim and upholstery finished in tan and silver paint on the steering wheel spokes and wheels. It may not seem like much, but it's a big deal when you're just starting out. Under the skilled hands of a contemporary modeler these kits respond beautifully to some upgrading. I may not be up to doing the wheels as yet but I definitely will remember the tires. Looking forward to seeing it on Feb. Ist... She's a beauty!



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Posted 09 January 2014 - 06:46 AM

Very cool.

 

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 07:04 AM

Very nice model. I started the same one but stopped when I realized how very bad the wheels were in the kit. I have since ordered and received some PE wires but have not yet returned to the kit. I hope mine will be even half as nice as yours.



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Posted 09 January 2014 - 07:13 AM

That's very nice Curt!    Excellent detaling . :)



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Posted 09 January 2014 - 11:14 AM

Very nice build



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Posted 09 January 2014 - 11:24 AM

Real nice build , great work .



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Posted 09 January 2014 - 11:43 AM

Really excellent, Curt! This is one you don't see every day.

 

I'd like to see Atlantis re-pop some more of these kits - the originals are just way too pricey.



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Posted 09 January 2014 - 11:48 AM

Great model!  I love the older F1 cars.



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Posted 09 January 2014 - 01:27 PM

Stunning!!!!



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Posted 09 January 2014 - 02:09 PM

OUTSTANDING work Curt!!  :) 



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Posted 09 January 2014 - 03:21 PM

Very nice Curt B)



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Posted 09 January 2014 - 03:34 PM

That's cool! Very nice wheels. Can you explain how you made them?

thanx, I used the same process as i did for the Alfa Romeo 159 in the following post:

http://www.modelcars...topic=81345&hl=

 

Excellent, and I, too, would like to know about the wheels.

What brand and color of paint did you use?

thanx, I used Tamiya's French Blue TS-10



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Posted 09 January 2014 - 03:59 PM

Nice one Curt.



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Posted 09 January 2014 - 04:15 PM

thanx, I used the same process as i did for the Alfa Romeo 159 in the following post:

http://www.modelcars...topic=81345&hl=

 

Noted. Thanks!



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Posted 09 January 2014 - 09:22 PM

Great looking build Curt..