thinkbig

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  • Scale I Build 1/8, 1/9

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  • Location Germany
  • Full Name Michael J. Habich

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  1. thinkbig added a post in a topic 1:8 scale '32 Bugatti Coupe' de Ville   

    Just speaking for my buddy Alex. He hasn't left the thread or forum. He's just busy having a new job and gathering new material for his builts. Paintjob on the Bugatti is a mile deep shine.

    Cheers

    Michael
  2. thinkbig added a post in a topic 1:8 scale '32 Bugatti Coupe' de Ville   

    Well, I got some goat or lambskin leather from dealers. For them it's only scrap, cause there is no use for gloves and pouches, for it is too skinny. They usually just sort it out and trash it in the can. They don't even can imagine, what some insane people will pay for some piece of hide 0.1mm thick. Unfortunately, the range of colors is poor. You can get them in a light brown or a light grey. Had no problem until now, to get them airbrushed with waterbased acrylic flat paints.
    I hope, that Alfalfa seconds me, who got a large part of Italian capretta hide by me. It's all a question of research for the material, that will fit your model.
    This stuff is almost paperthin and moving it along curved edges is almost no problem.
    So is the piping made of genuine leather. Keep your eyes open to look for 0.5mm leather piping. No more trouble with any coated wire a.s.o.
  3. thinkbig added a post in a topic Pocher Alfa Romeo Touring   

    A car can't too be blue enough.
  4. thinkbig added a post in a topic 1/16 300 SL   

    uuuh, something like that?
  5. thinkbig added a post in a topic 1/16 300 SL   

    Thank you for support, Skip.Will kick in your door. Think, that it's easier to get access to a Gullwing in the States. Most of them were sold there.
    Scott, you're propably right. My first intention was to go on leather, too, but I got hooked on the Rudge wheels and an owner of the real car told me, that he is preferring the plaid fabric, because it's not that slippery.
    By the way, Cato. I second your comment concerning Skip.
  6. thinkbig added a post in a topic 1/16 300 SL   

    Hi Cato,

    that will take it's time. Like mentioned, the kit is offered part by part in a subscription. Won't start the built, until the last piece is on my workbench, but I am setting up the cornerstones already. It will be a graphite-grey car with blue and white plaid upholstery, Rudge wheels, no bumper horns.
  7. thinkbig added a post in a topic 1:8 scale '32 Bugatti Coupe' de Ville   

    Once upon a time, there was a really bad guy. Handed over a Pocher Testarossa to Alex. This model had two pounds of lime green paint on it, but Alex made it!!
  8. thinkbig added a post in a topic 1/16 300 SL   

    We're doing the Gullwing in eighth scale right now. Eaglemoss has issued the model, that will take about two years to be completed. Parts seem to be be fairly fine until now.
  9. thinkbig added a post in a topic 1:8 scale '32 Bugatti Coupe' de Ville   

    Welcome to the board Alex,
    as I said:" You can run, and you can hide, but I'll get you." Pretty good job, so far. By the way...MMC's spark plug wire isn't cloth coated. Just Vinyl. But the source of the yellow and black cloth-coated wire has dried out. I am still biting my nails, having overhanded all of my wire for free to buddies.. Maybe there is a willing soul to know about a new dealer.

    Cheers
    Michael Waldorf
  10. thinkbig added a post in a topic Pocher Rolls Sedanca   

    Great job. Cato aka Era Chas. Will have my eyes on this wonderful built.

    Cheers
    Michael
  11. thinkbig added a post in a topic Pocher Rolls Sedanca   

    Excellent work, I like the weathering.........no! I love the whole built. Comparing it to my projects, I put all my ten thumbs up and will stayed tuned. Thank you for sharing it.
  12. thinkbig added a post in a topic Englisch Roadster MGA Very British !   

    Thumbs up!! Love the work on the interior and tonneau cover. That Babe looks like the real thing.
  13. thinkbig added a post in a topic Barn find E-Type   

    IMHO it's a fake. Air plenum is 4.2 litre. So is the dash and centerconsole. Some guys try to reach higher prices of so called "barn finds". It is weathering in 1/1 scale.
  14. thinkbig added a post in a topic Jaguar E-Type 1/8   

    I could only identify the model at a second glance, because of the missing panelling under the hood. Pretty well done! The Jag's owner is a lucky guy....he's got the real thing and a wonderful replica in large scale,too.
  15. thinkbig added a post in a topic MGA complete scratch scale 1/8   

    Another large project of a great car. Will stay tuned on this one! Rapid prototyping is now offering the possibilities, many of us just dreamed about in former years.
    Your courage to go on a built like this is remarkable.Thank you for sharing it.