caapa

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  • Scale I Build 1:24, 1:75

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  • Location Hungary
  • Full Name Janos, Sandor, Ervin Velics

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  1. caapa added a post in a topic Ford GT 90 Concept 1995 AMT Snapfast Plus   

    kruleword: sorry, but something went wrong at photographing.
    I repeated the missing shots and now they are here.






  2. caapa added a topic in Under Glass   

    Ford GT 90 Concept 1995 AMT Snapfast Plus
    It`s a really fast kit but I modified it a little: I made the positioning lamps front and rear from clear plastic. I cut out the front and rear vents and replaced by metal mesh. I scratch built inside mirror, pedals and the 3 round instruments. At finally I opened the doors – two times ! First I set the turning point wrong – the doors couldn`t opened full. Than I found ref pics and corrected according tham the hinges. Some other pictures shall come soon





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  3. caapa added a post in a topic Lamborghini Diablo VT Roadster   

    Thank you guys the nice comments.
  4. caapa added a post in a topic Lamborghini Diablo   

    Hey Dominic - your Diablo is a gem !
    The plastic kit manufacturer seems to forget that the body and the hatch (or bonnet or doors) shall be painted inside too. That makes a difference in thickness 0.1 - 0.2 mm (if you use primer and clear coat too may be even more) both sides. If you want to close there is about a half mm difference in thickness very near to the hinges. The result: the hatch don`t close.
    You solved the problem perfectly.
  5. caapa added a topic in Under Glass   

    Lamborghini Diablo VT Roadster
    I searched long time for this model made by Revell as a Snap Tite Kit. I found this and an other long ago searched kit, the Ford GT 90 at the same seller on Ebay and for a good price and finally I was the only bidder - the lucky one !
    As I have more yellow Lamborghinis I desided to paint it burgundy red. And to open the doors was a enought great challenge to try to do it! I completed the dashboard and middle console with new gauges. My last idea was to make some more realistic lamps – some are rather good other ones are not 100%.
    But look the pictures and I would be glad to hear your opinion or proposals









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  6. caapa added a post in a topic Post a cool model pic   

    Hi Everybody,
    I found this idea very good. There are a lot of fantastic pictures and models to see !
    My best loved pictures are of Mako Shark II : open air shots and I enjoy the reflektion of blue sky and clouds.
    My best loved model is the Pontiac Banshee.




  7. caapa added a post in a topic 1972 Corvette   

    Beautifully opened doors ! Very realistic ! If they can be closed are extra super !!!
  8. caapa added a post in a topic Mustangs that never existed   


    That`s an Excalibur.
  9. caapa added a post in a topic Not only for Duesy Fans - Mormon Meteor Special 1935   

    Here are some detail shoots.




  10. caapa added a topic in Under Glass   

    Not only for Duesy Fans - Mormon Meteor Special 1935
    Ab Jenkins the known speed record hunter was offered a Dusenberg chassies for a speed record car in 1934. He built up the new car with the help of Augie Duesenberg in a garage next to the factory. After the first variant the car was two times radicaly modified and during this period it set 49 records with 12 that still hold today. Todays owner said: „In my opinion, this is the most significant American car ever built.”
    The model is the first built variant and scratch built with detailed enterieur. Here at least some details are visible.
    Oh yes - the scale is 1:75.








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  11. caapa added a topic in Under Glass   

    This is a VW Beetle too ! Type 64 from 1939.
    The Type 64 known as Berlin-Rome-Berlin Coupe or VW60 K10 1939.
    During the development of Volkswagen KdF Prof.Porsche planned a sport version too, but the authorities desagreed. So Porsche began to develop a V10 mid engined coupe without VW parts. Later find the autorities that a sport version would be a good publicity for the VW KdF. Porsche was authorised to proceed with the concept to participate the car on the Berlin – Rome – Berlin race in 1939. Three cars were built based on VW KdF with a light and streamlined aluminium body with the VW engine boosted from 22 to 50 bhp. Because of the WWII. debut, the car was never given a chance to perform.
    The model is scratch built with detailed enterieur but nearly nothing to see in the ready model. It`s a pity !
    Oh yes, the scale is 1:75.









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  12. caapa added a post in a topic The ever built 11 body variants of Bugatti Royale in scale 1:75   

    Hi Harry,
    these ones are all scratchbuilt, body is vakuum formed, the other parts are from resin, metal wires, some photo etched parts, transparent plastic for windows, etc.

    Hi Lee,
    this scale goes back nearly a half century.. When I began to curve my auto models from wood I was a draughtsman and I used a scale-rouler with more scales. As I used pins for the axels the 25 mm lenght of tham was perfect for the 1:75 scale on the rouler. Since that this is "my special scale"

  13. caapa added a post in a topic 1954 Buick Wildcat II ( no guts, no glory )   

    Congratulations to the brave project ! I enjoyed how fine you curved the mold for vakuum forming. I made similar way my Chevrolet XP 700 model. The difference is only that I needed remove the very end of the front of a Corvette 1962 model only. I replaced it with a block of wood and after than curved the shape. A late advice: I use for such molds (and nearly to all curvings) linden wood - there is nearly no wood graining. You get a perfect surface after fine sanding and rather easy to curve too.
    I shall follow your work because the Wildcat II is one of my popular concept car !
  14. caapa added a topic in Under Glass   

    The ever built 11 body variants of Bugatti Royale in scale 1:75
    At least here are all of the once built body variants of Bugatti Type 41 „Royale”. Ettore Bugatti needed more than 7 years to build the cars – I needed a little bit more for the models.
    Enjoy the summary - you can find more details in my earlier posts.


















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  15. caapa added a post in a topic Contest models that got skunked - show 'em!   

    I`m very happy to read about matter „Judging in Competitions”. I learned a lot from the lotof comments and can better understand the work of judges. From which I didn`t have the best opinion.
    Well I did know that judging is a subjektiv aktivity but sometimes I missed any objektivity totally. ( as for mentioned orange peel paint job on winning model, etc.)
    Altough it was not begining so: at my first contest I won 6th and 2nd. As it was a jung event – second time organized – they was happy with my separate displayed collection of 1:75 sport- and conceptcars. My feeling was: Ok! They honored my little extra exhibition. But at the second-place announcement the organizer were surprized that I`m again the guy who got soon a 6th place. The best: they handed over a cup for 2nd and a diplom for 1st place ! Than I participated on more other and this contest again with much better models without any result. I was in Vienna at IPMS Austria event with the same no succsess. It was enought.
    I saw that on all event were the winner and placed models of the other clubs members, one or two of organizers club perhaps. And it gone nicely around from event to event. Even the austrian IPMS contest showed the same method. For me as no member in any club – no chance.
    By the other hand the models regarded as best ones were mainly full of decals and very colorfull, boxstock in the free category too. Scratch builts, opened doors and hoods or any additions and modifications were not winner.
    I can aggree that it would be high time to make guiding for judges how much should be valued craftmanship, creativity, general appearance and quality and the effect „I like it” or”I dislike it”. Perhaps IPMS could be pioneer in this.
    My „No Winner”: