Gems of the 30s & 40s

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Post by wkennerley » Thu Sep 04, 2014 6:10 am

Love the Barnato coupe, as you say this was not the Blue Train car which was a tourer (interesting that no pics of the start/end of the event exist to show the actual car) - the coupe was only delivered after the event occured.

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Post by Tom » Thu Sep 04, 2014 6:34 am

That Duesenberg is one of the most detailed 1:43s I've seen!

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Post by BertOne » Thu Sep 04, 2014 2:29 pm

That Duesenberg is an epic model. It'll be interesting to see how the GLM version compares. It'll be considerably cheaper and probably good enough for most.

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Post by Jean B. » Wed Oct 08, 2014 6:58 am

stewil wrote:Jean,
Wonderful skills shown on the old Packard, but the blue Blue Train is really spectacular.
Would love to see the interior too as the glimpse you provided is so enticing.
Did you also replace the wheels? I do not remeber Western Models as supplying anything so satisfying.
Thank you very much! Sorry for the late reply, I was on vacation, unfortunately without my cars... :P And - to be honest - I simply forgot to make some photos of the interior BEFORE assembly, and I don't want to disassemble the Bentley now. So I tried to take some photos of the interior right as it is, and I hope you can recognize something. The dashboard is completely new, all the gauges are printed on transparent copy foil and got a thin black wire frame, the scratch-built door handles and window lifters are sadly not be seen, but something from the wooden trim. Hope you enjoy! And of course the wheels are not by Western Models: The "wire" wheels by WM (and Brooklin as well) are lousy... These ones are from Tin Wizard, painted and "enlarged" by spinning some tape around (to fit in the original - wider - tyres), and then covered the outer rim with a 0.6mm wire.

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Re: Gems of the 30s & 40s

Post by stewil » Wed Oct 08, 2014 9:23 am

Jean,
Your modeling skills are a several steps above most of us. Love seeing your work.
You stated:
The dashboard is completely new, all the gauges are printed on transparent copy foil and got a thin black wire frame, the scratch-built door handles and window lifters
I am unfamiliar with transparent copy foil or printing on it
or how you can make perfect thin black wire frames
and building scratch-built door handles and window lifters

If it is not too much to ask, would you please take pictures of those steps with explanation and post them on the next model you do.
You might also post these tips in the Diecast Tips and Techniques section.

Much appreciated and Thank You,
Cheers and Happy Collecting,
Steve

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Post by Featherless_Biped » Wed Oct 08, 2014 10:11 am

stewil wrote:If it is not too much to ask, would you please take pictures of those steps with explanation and post them on the next model you do.
Yes, your work is impressive. I would like to see some pictures, too. :)

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Post by Jean B. » Wed Oct 08, 2014 11:12 am

Oops! I always fear to bore someone to death with all the details of model making :oops: The more I'm glad to hear that you would like to see some more :D Well, at the moment I am doing a Lancia which does not require these details, but the next one (I hope before Xmas) will be the Bucciali by Western Models. There I will have to do all the program, and I will take photos and make descriptions of (almost) every step to demonstrate how easy you can improve your good old toy cars ;) O.k.?

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Post by stewil » Wed Oct 08, 2014 11:53 am

Jean,
There I will have to do all the program, and I will take photos and make descriptions of (almost) every step to demonstrate how easy you can improve your good old toy cars ;) O.k.?
Perfect - Thank you.
Cheers and Happy Collecting,
Steve

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Post by Jean B. » Sun Oct 19, 2014 2:11 pm

What did I say? The Lancia does not require a new dashboard? Well, it was a joke :P So if you want to see how to make something like that, visit the chapter here on scale143 viewtopic.php?f=47&t=9548 Happy collecting!

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Re: Gems of the 30s & 40s

Post by Jean B. » Mon Nov 24, 2014 8:20 am

Ready for racing! Here we have the Lancia Astura "Mille Miglia" with bodywork by Carrozzeria Colli in 1940. Usually I don't collect racing cars, but this one was a very special offer and I could not resist, as it is very elegant and "speedy" 8-) Of course I stripped it down, changed wheels and made some further detailing, and I hope you will enjoy watching:

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Re: Gems of the 30s & 40s

Post by stewil » Mon Nov 24, 2014 11:07 am

Jean,
Your Lancia is another outstanding example of your work. Thank you. :D
Cheers and Happy Collecting,
Steve

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Re: Gems of the 30s & 40s

Post by David MG » Sat Dec 13, 2014 5:56 am

TSM

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Post by Tom » Sat Dec 13, 2014 5:57 am

Nice!

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Post by DeadCanDanceR » Sat Dec 13, 2014 6:23 am

Awesome! :o
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Post by carcollector » Sat Dec 13, 2014 9:36 am

That's only "Wow"!

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Post by David MG » Mon Dec 15, 2014 7:42 am

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Post by Tom » Mon Dec 15, 2014 8:25 am

Everything about that picture is just right, David. Beautiful!

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Post by DeadCanDanceR » Mon Dec 15, 2014 2:27 pm

Awesome models, David! ;)
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Re: Gems of the 30s & 40s

Post by Featherless_Biped » Mon Dec 15, 2014 4:04 pm

Gem or insect :?: Get the back story here:
http://scale143.com/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=8937&start=192

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1936 Stout Scarab. Brooklin.

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Post by johann.nunweiller » Tue Dec 23, 2014 3:04 am

Mercedes Benz 540 K Stromlinienwagen

http://scale143.com/viewtopic.php?f=31& ... 16#p239619

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Mercedes Benz Autobahnkurier & Stromlinienwagen

http://scale143.com/viewtopic.php?f=31& ... 64#p241977

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Post by David MG » Wed Dec 24, 2014 4:54 am

Spark

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Re: Gems of the 30s & 40s

Post by scalainj » Wed Dec 24, 2014 4:58 am

A very fine pairing David
Andy

British roads have history. Some were built by the Romans. British road investment being what it is, they have only been re-surfaced a few times since.

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Re: Gems of the 30s & 40s

Post by Jager » Wed Dec 24, 2014 5:13 am

Not being a collector of road cars, I've overlooked this thread until now. However there are some fantastic models here and I'm looking forward to browsing through it over the festive holidays.
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