Chenard & Walcker "Mistral"

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Re: Chenard & Walcker "Mistral"

Post by Tom » Sun Dec 13, 2015 4:55 pm

Awaiting your next project, as usual!

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Re: Chenard & Walcker "Mistral"

Post by Jean B. » Mon Dec 14, 2015 4:50 am

@Tom: thanks for your following! I will try to meet your expectations ;)

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Re: Chenard & Walcker "Mistral"

Post by BertOne » Wed Dec 16, 2015 9:28 am

Jager wrote:Great work as usual Jean.

I don't think the 'Mistral' necessarily has as much visual impact as your previous projects, but your workmanship is obvious for all to see.
A nice transformation but as Jager says, lacking some of the visual impact of you other projects due to the simple clean lines of the real car. I love the silvered tyres and the interior looks great although it is not going to be that visible through the quite small windows. Is the interior based on actual information as I can't find any pics online?

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Re: Chenard & Walcker "Mistral"

Post by Jean B. » Thu Dec 17, 2015 6:01 am

At least there seems to be one photo of the interior:

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You can recognize the central gauge and compare it with similar gauges by Chenard & Walcker. Furthermore we can see the lean seats with the tube frames and the "holders" on the rear. The decorative "V"-lines on the door panels are visible, and I tried to make this with photo-etching, just to give the car a "real look" - more or less :)

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Re: Chenard & Walcker "Mistral"

Post by stewil » Mon Dec 21, 2015 12:40 pm

Jean,
Your skill set just keeps a'blooming and this one really shows them. Am looking forward to seeing more of your modeling enhancements. BTW -
the heart of my collection should represent the aerodynamic luxury cars of the 1930s, this one was a must-have for me
Maybe you've mentioned that before, but now I have a better understanding of your modeling focus. Thank you, love those cars myself.

Here are a few that I found in my picture cache. A 1937 Bugatti T57
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1934 Packard Sports Coupe by LeBaron
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1931 Cord L29 Speedster, one of the first of the curvey beauties I believe. Maybe this one started the trend?
It went to Europe as a show car in 1931 and just disappeared. In 1932 an Alfa showed with curiously similar front fenders.
Parallel design evolution or design copy? Anyone know of when the first "tear drop" fenders came about?
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1935 Duesenberg SJ, Ethyl Mars
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And here is a display dedicated to the curvy creations of the 1930's
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And a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2016 to you all. :D
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Cheers and Happy Collecting,
Steve

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Re: Chenard & Walcker "Mistral"

Post by BertOne » Mon Dec 21, 2015 1:08 pm

Jean B. wrote:At least there seems to be one photo of the interior:

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You can recognize the central gauge and compare it with similar gauges by Chenard & Walcker. Furthermore we can see the lean seats with the tube frames and the "holders" on the rear. The decorative "V"-lines on the door panels are visible, and I tried to make this with photo-etching, just to give the car a "real look" - more or less :)
Great detective work Jean. We'll call you Sherlock henceforth.
stewil wrote: 1934 Packard Sports Coupe by LeBaron
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1931 Cord L29 Speedster, one of the first of the curvey beauties I believe. Maybe this one started the trend
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1935 Duesenberg SJ, Ethyl Mars
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I would love to have models of all 3 of the above and am keeping my fingers crossed that Matrix/Esval/GLM or someone will make resin versions.
Jean B. wrote:And here is a display dedicated to the curvy creations of the 1930's
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Great display Steve. Seen several times but always stunning.

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Re: Chenard & Walcker "Mistral"

Post by DeadCanDanceR » Mon Dec 21, 2015 1:39 pm

What a great post, Steve! ;)

I'll try to find the answer to your question about fenders. :geek:


stewil wrote:...

And a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2016 to you all. :D
Same to you, dear Steve! :)
-Julio-

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Re: Chenard & Walcker "Mistral"

Post by stewil » Mon Dec 21, 2015 10:22 pm

Julio said
I'll try to find the answer to your question about fenders. :geek:
Would much appreciate that Julio.
Cheers and Happy Collecting,
Steve

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Re: Chenard & Walcker "Mistral"

Post by Jean B. » Tue Dec 22, 2015 4:39 am

@Steve: Wonderful models! The Packard Sports Coupé is on top of my "to-collect"-list ;) And please tell me, what makes are the Dubonnet Xenia (this one is obviously not made by Minichamps) and the Delahaye Figoni (not made by Ixo, is it?) ???

And yes, the "French Curves" are the heart of my collection... :) Meanwhile I have many of the cars shown in Richard Adatto's "From Passion to Perfection", and to give a (blurred) impression of my last acquisitions, here comes my Christmas card:

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Re: Chenard & Walcker "Mistral"

Post by David MG » Tue Dec 22, 2015 5:22 am

Hi Jean,
Not trying to give you work but the Voisin could do with some interior trim and the mascot is the wrong way round (I think).
Cheers,
David

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Re: Chenard & Walcker "Mistral"

Post by Jean B. » Tue Dec 22, 2015 7:55 am

Hi David,

don't worry! My schedule is filled with model building until Wednesday 2035... :roll:

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Re: Chenard & Walcker "Mistral"

Post by stewil » Tue Dec 22, 2015 10:55 am

Jean asked:
And please tell me, what makes are the Dubonnet Xenia (this one is obviously not made by Minichamps) and the Delahaye Figoni (not made by Ixo, is it?) ???
Ban Seng - 1938 Hispano-Suiza Dubonnet Xenia, H6B engine, early version
Heco - 1937 Delage D8-120S Pourtout Aero Coupe

Close up of the Delage
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Noted the chunky look of the roof windows on the Voisin and was wondering how you might fix that? I immediately came up with something when I saw your picture but your skills surpass mine. Here are some pics of an 1934 Voisin C25 Aerodyne for how Illario did it, and I know you will solve the problem well because of your modeling and research skills. Looking forward to seeing your finished product.
I love the creative way that Gabriel Voisin designed his cars and solved problems, and that sliding roof was just one example.
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Cheers and Happy Collecting,
Steve

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