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Pico

The Figoni & Falaschi bug has bitten again

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I've scratchbuilt several Figoni & Falaschi designed cars - a Talbot Lago "Teardrop" and a Delahaye 165 - and I've always wanted to produce this one, a Delahaye 135 cabriolet with a body style know as the Paris Show Car series. The series is a dozen cars built from 1936 to 1946, all along roughly the same design, following the original car, shown at the 1936 Paris Auto Show. That car is the same one that won best of show at Pebble Beach in 2000, when ZoomZoom and I attended. As the design is similiar to the TL "Teardrop", I made a cast of it and chopped to top off and filled the wheel openings with Aves Studio Apoxie Sculpt. Looks rough with much work to be done but I'm in no hurry. Deadline is November 3, 2018, the Southern Nationals NNL, in Smyrna, Ga. I hope to see everyone there. Here's a video:

 

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I have always been awestruck when I have seen F&F cars in museums. This is a very ambitious project but look to be well on your way.

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These are some of the most beautiful cars ever built. This will be an inspiring build to follow.

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This is ambitious!! I like it already :D Good luck!

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I would love to have a kit of one of these cars

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I have seen many of these cars at concours events and at R-M. This car is different in that it has minimal bright trim. I didn't call it chrome as some of it was polished stainless steel :) I have the Heller Delahaye and Bugatti and they are interesting kits but yours will be unique and much better! Thanks for sharing. 

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Templates help shape the fenders using wood rasps and files.

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Fantastic looking subject. Best of luck with the progress, looks like you have a real good start on this one. 

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12 th scale  ??  that's a curve ball  [yes  it's opening day]

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I'm tuning into this thread!  Where is the eating popcorn smiley?

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On 3/28/2018 at 8:36 PM, Howard Cohen said:

I have seen many of these cars at concours events and at R-M. This car is different in that it has minimal bright trim. I didn't call it chrome as some of it was polished stainless steel :) I have the Heller Delahaye and Bugatti and they are interesting kits but yours will be unique and much better! Thanks for sharing. 

I couldn't agree more.  This will be another masterpiece. 

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Would you considering offering this in resin so we mere humans can attempt a replica as well ?

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Outstanding ! Be sure to post a notice when they're available.

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Since starting this project I've been bedeviled by the feeling that the front fenders are too thin. I'm following the plans but they just don't look right. It's putty time.

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I too would be interested in a resin casting of this one. Are you basing this on the Heller Delehaye kit?

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I am watching this with much interest . Kudos .. Thanx .. 

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Not based on the Heller kit, on my Talbot Lago "teardrop".

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1 hour ago, Pico said:

Since starting this project I've been bedeviled by the feeling that the front fenders are too thin. I'm following the plans but they just don't look right. It's putty time.

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I'm not surprised. 

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Hi Pico,

Very nice project.

Sure, il will be outstanding ... :)

Where can we see your other Figoni & Falaschi scratchbuilts, Talbot-Lago Tear Drop & Delahaye 165 ?

Thank you.

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