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PostSubject: Re: Italari 1/12 Fiat Mefistofeles   Wed 13 Apr 2016, 8:54 pm

Hi all well I was shown some photos of this on it world speed run by Dominic Beerts and as well as being black the rear of the car was higher and the 4 breather holes weren't there so I've raised the back by 10 mill now I just have to lower the skirt by 10 mill. Here are some pics, lots more to do.


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PostSubject: Re: Italari 1/12 Fiat Mefistofeles   Wed 13 Apr 2016, 10:47 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Italari 1/12 Fiat Mefistofeles   Wed 13 Apr 2016, 11:30 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Italari 1/12 Fiat Mefistofeles   Mon 16 May 2016, 9:20 pm

Hi all well back off hols with renewed energy, oh dear, there is something weird with the plastic on this kit, the paint I'm using I usually (on other models anyway) I can get off with meths, I didn't like the look of this so I thought I would remove it and start again, I started brushing it off using meths and it started melting the plastic?

I put some plastic from another kit in the meths along with a piece of sprue from this kit over night, as you can see the ItalarI sprue has dissolved completely


And the other sprue as you can see is completely untouched

Don't know what to do now, if I sand it out I will loose the rivet detail, all I can think of is to do a what if and have it as a derelict in a barn now, any suggestions.
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PostSubject: Re: Italari 1/12 Fiat Mefistofeles   Sat 28 May 2016, 11:46 am

That is a shame.
I really dig this old boat ! Have you tried less caustic methods of paint stripping? I have never tried 'the purple pond', but have had pretty good luck with a soak in brake fluid!

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PostSubject: Re: Italari 1/12 Fiat Mefistofeles   Sat 28 May 2016, 12:07 pm

This is brilliant!! popcorn
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PostSubject: Re: Italari 1/12 Fiat Mefistofeles   Sat 28 May 2016, 12:11 pm

Heavy Duty oven cleaner works great, much faster then brake fluid. As for losing the rivet detail, I have used water slide resin scale rivets in the past, they work awesome.

I'd chuck it in the caustic soda (oven cleaner) it does noting to the plastic.

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PostSubject: Re: Italari 1/12 Fiat Mefistofeles   Sun 05 Jun 2016, 9:50 am

Wow, awesome X2! ( as in giant and wonderful )
I think I saw a film of this car running and it was, indeed, oily, with a giant oil pump handle.
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PostSubject: Re: Italari 1/12 Fiat Mefistofeles   Sun 05 Jun 2016, 6:10 pm

That is a weird problem fir sure, Sorry no help from me. I have never ran across this before.
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PostSubject: Re: Italari 1/12 Fiat Mefistofeles   Tue 14 Jun 2016, 1:20 am

That sure is some project you're tackling. It will be one amazing build when finished.
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PostSubject: Re: Italari 1/12 Fiat Mefistofeles   Sat 25 Jun 2016, 10:55 am

It'd be a shame to let this fine model die out ! Couldn't you sand it and replace the rivet details somehow ?
I had some rivets that you drilled out holes, and inserted the rivets.
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PostSubject: Re: Italari 1/12 Fiat Mefistofeles   Sat 03 Dec 2016, 8:23 pm

Hi all well you probably think this is dead but no, I never really give up on anything, got it back out of storage, first thing I noticed I didn't store it very well.



Both levers snapped off (no biggie but annoying to say the least)

As I've been informed by von trips most of the rivet detail was added after the alterations post run and there are very few pics pre run so who's to say the rivets were even there, I've tried to make it not to shiny (surprising how difficult that is, I didn't want satin just not super glossy like modern paint jobs) I'm happy with the finish at the moment.

Anyway here it is at the moment the ass is raised 10 mill added 10 mill skirts.





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PostSubject: Re: Italari 1/12 Fiat Mefistofeles   Sun 04 Dec 2016, 4:43 pm

Good to see this one back.
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PostSubject: Re: Italari 1/12 Fiat Mefistofeles   Sun 04 Dec 2016, 8:02 pm

Here's what I've done today, the trouble with stopping a build and coming back several months later is you can't remember where you got to, after hours of scanning the instructions (well an hour or so) (another reason to follow the instruction order) I've decided now since I have no idea where I was upto I will go by the instructions now, anyway I've fixed the broken levers (not drilled them out as I think that is why they broke off in the first place)
I think the decals on the rear are very white any suggestions how to subtlety dull them down or something, they do look out of place.



Incidentally this must have been huge, I've put it on top of the 1/8 traction avant and there is little to choose length wise between them, considering the Fiat is 1/12 the actual thing must have been huge,I mean the traction was not small by today's standards and was a 4 seater.
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PostSubject: Re: Italari 1/12 Fiat Mefistofeles   Sun 04 Dec 2016, 8:30 pm

Great progress Ken. 
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PostSubject: Re: Italari 1/12 Fiat Mefistofeles   Mon 05 Dec 2016, 1:27 am

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PostSubject: Re: Italari 1/12 Fiat Mefistofeles   Mon 05 Dec 2016, 8:29 pm

Hi all well here is a little update (been wrapping Christmas presents today and will be for the next week or so, so not much modeling time)

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PostSubject: Re: Italari 1/12 Fiat Mefistofeles   Mon 05 Dec 2016, 8:50 pm

Fantastic Ken. 
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PostSubject: Re: Italari 1/12 Fiat Mefistofeles   Tue 06 Dec 2016, 2:42 pm

Looking great, Ken. Glad to see the project resurface.
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PostSubject: Re: Italari 1/12 Fiat Mefistofeles   Tue 06 Dec 2016, 3:44 pm

Just love the look of that engine. Real enjoyable following along on this one.
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PostSubject: Re: Italari 1/12 Fiat Mefistofeles   Tue 06 Dec 2016, 5:27 pm

Looking cool !! Love that old engine !!


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PostSubject: Re: Italari 1/12 Fiat Mefistofeles   Tue 06 Dec 2016, 9:25 pm

Hi all here is tonight's bit

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PostSubject: Re: Italari 1/12 Fiat Mefistofeles   Wed 07 Dec 2016, 8:50 am

The detailing on the dash is brilliant Ken.
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PostSubject: Re: Italari 1/12 Fiat Mefistofeles   Wed 07 Dec 2016, 1:25 pm

Foto of the real engine shows how much of it was"hand crafted!" Your depiction has the correct look of wear. This LARGE model will take a prized place on the shelf!
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PostSubject: Re: Italari 1/12 Fiat Mefistofeles   Wed 07 Dec 2016, 5:39 pm

Ditto what them other people said.
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