Cato

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  1. Cato added a post in a topic Reinforcing soft rubber tires   

    The cotton I advised Skip about, which is in my GT-40 tires has not depressed in 5 years. Nor my 935 after 26 years.
    Has it happened to you?
     


  2. Cato added a post in a topic Pocher Rolls Sedanca   

    Yes, I think structurally on a 1:1 Rolls a crease on those big flat panels would strengthen the panels. But on the model, I did it because I like the raised edge which makes it 'sensible' to have a color break there. The shadow of the line appeals to me.
    I think the crease on the Bug is very attractive. Adds a nice visual element, flows into the fenders and again, a good reason for a color break.
    Will you one-color the whole car or do the sweep by just masking?
     
     
  3. Cato added a post in a topic Pocher Rolls Sedanca   

    No more paper templates...
    Color sweep cladding now permanent on this side. Other side, cowl and rear panel tomorrow. Yellow just tacked on for viewing. Will be painted not cladding.
     
     



  4. Cato added a post in a topic Reinforcing soft rubber tires   

    Pack them with cotton balls.
  5. Cato added a post in a topic New Site/Forum Look   

    I just updated Firefox today and ever since, the homepage has a totally different look and operates much differently when selecting  forum categories or threads. Before that it was fine. Not liking at all...
  6. Cato added a post in a topic Pocher Rolls Sedanca   

    Then that action also instigated the depletion of your bank account which of course, you placed blame on me to your wife.
    I am already hated by enough women in THIS country, thank you...
  7. Cato added a post in a topic Pocher Rolls Sedanca   

    I see Harry; you use the link symbol with image info between text. I've been using the 'drag files / choose files' link. Only loads the files below all the text body.
  8. Cato added a post in a topic Pocher Rolls Sedanca   

    I figured your relative absence was the old adage; 'if you can't say anything nice...'
    Yep Scott, my work doesn't inspire like Harry's. Mine DISCOURAGES...
  9. Cato added a post in a topic Pocher Rolls Sedanca   

    No Scott, the beltline is a raised stamping or molding used by coachbuilders to conceal or finish off an edge of joined panels or seams. Many like mine were doubled or had a chromed or pinstriped spear within. The raised element adds interest and breaks up slab-sided areas. It was often used as a break area for two-tones. Courtesy Koo, below are examples.
    Yeah, I see that changing the WYSIWYG is a dead horse now. The old way made it much simpler to make understandable posts for viewers who may not be familiar with what you're trying to show.
    And there's NO slowing down Harry, even with chained arms and legs. The only one who can alter his building pace is obviously his better half...
     


  10. Cato added a post in a topic Pocher Rolls Sedanca   

    Turning a corner...
    I'm sorry I can't put text between shots to better explain; I just dunno how so I get the electronic dunce cap.
    Continuous work has finally got the doors sized and mounted. easier written than done. Numerous sessions with hinge placement (doors on and off) and heating the warps was tedious. There are so many compounds to the body curvature that the door must conform to it you want a smooth paint reflection. I got it better than OOB but probably not as perfect as I want it.
    With doors in their final place, I finalized a paper template of the maroon portion of the sweep with a beltline. The idea is a smooth flow of lines front to rear and blend into the trunk lines. So the trunk does not look like an afterthought.
    From this I will make a .010 styrene template with sharp edges and from that the actual cladding that will get fastened to the body. The cladding will be .020 thick, the raised beltline will be .030 atop that and the center line seen here will be .080 wide half-round. I may tweek or remove the arrow point on the front and possibly slightly adjust the bottom edge of the roof line.
    I'm relieved the design is finalized but anxious about getting a perfect, flat fit to the body. Stay tuned...
     





  11. Cato added a post in a topic Big Bugatti in the house!   

    Well, you could swap engines between the two and have a blown Shooting Brake. Now THAT'S unique. Did you have the shaft play in the diff?
  12. Cato added a post in a topic Big Bugatti in the house!   

    From Marvin's site, here is a model by Roger Antrobus. The rear glass is clearly smaller by Pocher. Would you correct that on yours?

  13. Cato added a post in a topic Big Bugatti in the house!   

    Uhhh, He told me he had that problem. I suggested that fix.
    It worked.
    I think these forums are to help and be helped. I try...
  14. Cato added a post in a topic Big Bugatti in the house!   

    I know a guy who bought a pristine early kit and when I gave him that tip it fixed his problem. Thought it might be helpful for you too.
  15. Cato added a post in a topic Big Bugatti in the house!   

    The shafts carrying the diff gears will have slop in the plastic journal saddles. Wrapping the shafts with a bit of teflon tape or BMF will remove the slop but allow them to turn easily.
    For when you're zooming it across the rug...