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Pico

The Figoni & Falaschi bug has bitten again

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35 minutes ago, Eric Macleod said:

These are fabulous!

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Beautiful motor cars from that period, and even if they are not to everyone's taste, you cannot fail to appreciate their sheer beauty in design. The Bentley Mark VI Drophead Coupe from 1947 by Franay is of the same genre and only available as a diecast.

David

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These two cars are really fantastic indeed ... 

Thank you for showing.

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This is looking better. Also making the headlight housing.

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Sinking the headlight housing into position.

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I am amazed by the speed you are working. I tend to be much more glacier like.

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I love this.  IMHO the 1939 Delahaye is one of the most beautiful cars ever made.  I drool over the blue one that Diana Dors had.

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Ramfins-            Me too, but I try not to repeat myself too often.

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After a considerable amount of eyeball engineering and head scratching, I've decided the rear trunk area is too high, top of the doors are too low, Front fenders are too tall and not long enough. It seems fairly late in the project for this much rework but it wasn't close enough.

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Loving the creativity you're exhibiting here.  cheers, tim

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Crikey!

This is going to look very classy!

Beautiful lines and proportions 

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Creativity is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration.

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I love how you are not satisfied with close enough. Your finished ones are fantastic !

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I am surprised that after using those clever templates the  fender profiles made from photos of the real car would be anything less than perfect. I of course trust your eye and judgment but I was wondering how that would be anything less than a perfect method. Just curious.

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I just cant get enough of this one. It is absolutely fabulous. 

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After a break due to other projects and a short vacation, I'm back on refining the shape. Shooting black over white primer and then sanding reveals ridges and valleys  that need to be filled or sanded down.

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Looking good!  The shape is starting to reveal nicely!

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It is time to think about decals and the raised areas the decals go on. I put an image of the car in Sketchup, sized it to 1/24th, and using the circle, arc and bezier curve tools, drew the decal shapes. Next I will print these, cut them out and fit them on the model, seeing if they need to be adjusted. The rear fender decoration is different from the front and has yet to be drawn.

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