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Pascal last won the day on October 18 2021

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About Pascal

  • Birthday 01/16/1970

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    Houthalen Belgium
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    Modelling, Ferrari, Spitfires

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  1. Cool project ! Engine and transmission look very nice. I'm not into muscle cars, but I'm following this with interest. Might get tempted to get a 1/18 US muscle car and build a replica of one of the superb Kindig-It builds. Sincerely Pascal
  2. Thank you ! Update : I've started making the pieces for the fuel pump construction. Reference photo : Made 4 cylinders with the lathe and added a hex nut : They will be polished and the shine toned down later : Dryfit with the tubes that are attached to the bottom of the cylinders : Added some details and weathered the interior. The light on my workbench make it look way more shinier then it is in daytime : I used PE buckles from Uli Nowak, first time for me, but I'll use them again in the future because they look very good : Used the lathe to make 2 fire extinguishers : The left side will be sanded to a more rounded shape : Sincerely Pascal
  3. I bought this model some 15 years ago. It was damaged, some decals had yellowed and the Rothmans decals were missing. As usual, I forgot to take photos of my model before I started the disassembly, but this is how it looks when new : Photo from Carmodel.com, for reference purpose only The interior : Photo from Carmodel.com, for reference purpose only As with most 956 scale models, this one has a seat for the passenger : I started by enlarging the space for the driver's legs : And cut the passenger seat from the frame : I'm covering the interior with aluminium tape. But the result is to shiny. I used Commandant 4 polishing compound to make it more dull. This compound is used to polish, but if you use it with a cottonbud, you can make the alu tape less shiny : The beam in the middle of the floor was enlarged and covered with the alu tape : I still have to add 2 triangles to the beam, you can see the right one in this photo : This photo shows the new panel I made, the hole will receive the scratchbuild fuelpumps : The panel has not been treated with Commandant 4 and shows how shiny the alu tape is before treatment : Will be quite a job to make the fuelpumps, 1/1 scale reference photo : I did a lot of sanding to the bottom plate, removed some plastic and added some strips : Sincerely Pascal
  4. Thanks guys ! After a long and hard fight (started this project february 6th 2021) with Moby, this model is finally finished. As usual, I added a ton of details, most of which aren't visible with the body on the chassis. Ah well, there will always be the photo's of the interior. Three photo's of the interior and then onto the finished model. I used lead foil from a wine bottle to make the tray that held the radio. Didn't install the radio because I don't like it : The last of the seatbelts was glued to the seat : The finished model, I made a "photo booth" with some wood and cardboard : Sincerely Pascal
  5. Moby keeps fighting me ... Added the scratchbuild items to the interior. (Found out that these will require another modification to the dashboard, oh well...) : Glued the seat in place, wasn't easy because I had to install the rollcage first : Seatbelts attache to the rollcage like in the real car : The wheels received the parts that I made / modified (wheelnut, alu tube, air valve and round alu plate) : Sincerely Pascal
  6. Brake fluid Dot 4. I've used it on brandnew diecast and resin models. Works great if you have no idea what type of paint was used. The parts need to soak for a few days, but it safely removes multiple layers of paint in 1 go.
  7. Well, it's a BIG kit. Fit and details aren't great. Nice base for super detailling. IMHO, the 1/12 Tamiya Porsches are better and a LOT cheaper. Sincerely Pascal
  8. Finally the work on the interior is coming to an end. The fire extinguishers are scratch build and have 16 parts, they look real nice with the decals designed and printed by Tim : I added some more details and wires : Dryfit with the dashboard : This is how the interior looked before the work began : I still need to find a way to glue the dashboard firmly in place. Then it will be a delicate job to put the seat in after the rollcage is fitted. Not enough space to do it the other way round. Finally the radio, some tiny home-made parts, and the seatbelts need to be installed. After that, the interior is done. Hope to reach the finish line in 3 - 4 weeks. Sincerely Pascal
  9. Gorgeous ! Beautiful kit that has become rare. Really hope that Revell produces this one again. Curious what you're gonna do with this kit. Sincerely Pascal
  10. Update : I finally managed to glue (using CA and J&B weld) the gear lever and it's housing to the tubes in the cockpit. The macro photos shows the dust that is left after sanding the J&B weld : This photo shows the medium grey J&B weld that I put between the tube and the housing to get a strong bond : This is the tube that connects the gear lever to the gearbox, 8 parts in total. The right part is the only part that came with the Solido model, the rest was scratched. The little tube on the left that sits over the larger tube is a modified part from a lighter : Dryfit. The bottom part of the gear lever will be glued inside the little vertical tube that I put on the large tube : Not to much to show, but it's a BIG step forward. Sincerely Pascal
  11. It's been quite a struggle to find a way to fix all the scratchbuild parts together. These are the parts that will be fitted to the lever (brake balance lever ?) that's just to the left behind the gear lever. The tubes are made from injection needles : Dryfit in the cockpit : With the tubes, not connected to the eyebolts because - at this stage - they aren't long enough : They're not parallel, this will be fixed later : Made another piece of tubing to get the correct length : Now the tubes are long enough, so they fit over the eyebolts. Macro photo shows there's some cleaning to do : New dryfit : One hurdle completed, on to the next one.
  12. I think that the prices for 1/32 airplane kits are relatively cheap compared to the bigger scale car models. 1/18 has very few car kits, but the amount of ready-made car models is enormous. Cheap ones start around € 45, but they take me almost a year to modify them into a decent finished model. High end 1/18 ready-made car models go for € 250 to € 800. But my line off thinking is off, because those models aren't supposed to be disassembled and altered, they are made for collector's who put them in display cases. Still, a 1/12 scale car kit (like MFH) will cost between € 500 and € 800. Pocher 1/8 scale car kits are between € 800 and € 1000. Then again, I see people that build more then 10 high-end 1/32 airplane kits every year. With the prices of recent years, that's very expensive. Have yet to see a modeller that builds more the a couple MFH or Pocher kits in 1 year. I'm not saying that building large scale planes IS cheap. But it can be, compared to large scale cars. I guess it all comes down to how much you want to spend and how many kits or projects you want to build...
  13. Update : Using copper wire I made the V-shaped bracket that's welded to the diagonal tube. Painted and glued in place (the white stuff is flour + CA) : But I didn't look good and didn't look like the real car. It was then that I realized that I made a big mistake. The tube diagonal tubes that run through the top of the firewall sit to low : The big black bump on the firewall needs to be some 5-6 mm higher : To modify the bump, I have to take the entire construction of the interior apart. I highly doubt that the parts will survive that kind of treatment. So, I decided to leave the bump and make a new tube. The old one and the V-shaped bracket were removed. Very gently because that part of the construction is fragile : Installed a new tube and a new V-shaped bracket : Much better : The V-shaped bracket will hold this lever. It's made up of 7 parts, the tubes on the left side will be the same length when everything is installed : The eyebolt were carefully filed to a much smaller size : Tiny piece, the square is 10 x 10 mm : I'm glad that I found a solution to the problem, even though it's not perfect, it will hardly be noticable when all the parts are installed. But it will be quite a challenge to assemble all the parts in that limited space. We'll see... Pascal MNTADO (*) (*) Motivation Never Takes A Day Off
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