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    Steffen Hofmann

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  1. Wow very impressive model. And built absolutely clean. A real masterpiece!! Congrats to this beauty!!
  2. For welding seams, I putt two strips of masking tape next to each other and leave the desired distance for the thickness of the welding seams in the middle. Then I use Vallejo plastic putty from the tube and put a thin strip of putty in the space between the strips of masking tape. So that the weld seams are as flat as possible, they are peeled off flat with a piece of paper, so that a very thin and even film of the putty remains on the surface. For the shape of the seams I use a semicircular tube with a thin wall that I then simply press into the putty step by step. Finally, the strips of masking tape are peeled off and you're done.
  3. Hello everybody, After a long absence, it is time to present my latest build, with which I have fulfilled my personal model building dream. Anyone who knows my conversions will surely know that my passion is American classic cars with modern engines. For my project, my choice was the 6.1 liter Hemi from the manufacturer Liberty Classics (as a Mopar fan, I was very happy ) Various companies such as Steve Morris Engines, Nelson Racing Engines etc. served me as a model for the turbo conversion. In real life, my finished engine could be in an engine manufacturer's or tuner's showroom. In terms of the level of detail, I tried to go as broad and deep as possible, which sometimes succeeded more or less well because I work without technical assistance such as 3D printing or a lathe. With a bulding time of over 5 months, this was my most time-consuming conversion to date, which was a lot of fun for me (and my eyes) due to the large scale. Below you can see pictures before and after the build.
  4. Thanks for the many nice comments. I really appreciate them. @misterNNL the engine is scratch built. It took me some time to find the right parts but finally it was pretty simple If you click on this link you can read the story behind the build: https://www.modelcarforum.de/showthread.php?t=39649
  5. Inspired by the famous 1939 Plymouth Air Radial Truck, I decided to build my own version of an air radial-engine truck. For my model, I opted for the 1948 Ford F-1. So it's not a 1 to 1 replica. The original vehicle, I think the interior too cheesy. That's why I've made it a little cleaner and more decent. All modifications (complete engine, complete interior etc.) are built from scratch. You can read the entire conversion report here (its a german forum but you don`t have to register): https://www.modelcarforum.de/showthread.php?t=39649
  6. After 3 months of building, this project ist completed just in time for the sunny weekend. The idea behind the model was to rebuild a classic (Mopar) muscle car with modern racing technology or to bring attachments, materials and components on the current state of the art, however, the optics should largely correspond to the then time. The conversion report can be found here (its a german forum but you don`t have to register to read the articles): https://www.modelcarforum.de/showthread.php?t=39193
  7. absolut clean and professionell build.
  8. Wow what a great and clean build. Love the rusty look. I also like the little details (antenna, gear shifter, Michelin-man). Everything looks very realistic.
  9. This small rocket has been finished since the end of December and slept in the showcase until today. After seeing the sun in the last few days, I was able to make pictures of the finished model outdoors in the sunshine. The real role models and the associated conversion report can be found here (its a german forum but you don`t have to register to read the articles): https://www.modelcarforum.de/showthread.php?t=38903
  10. After almost 3 months of building, this project is finally finished The model was the 1969 Plymouth Roadrunner from AutoWorld. All in all, this conversion was really fun for me, even if the quality of the original vehicle leaves a lot to be desired. You can find the complete conversion report here: I start with a picture that shows the original condition and then some pictures of the reconstruction.
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