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PostSubject: Re: Hellers 1/8 traction avant cabriolet conversion   Sun 29 Jan 2017, 5:56 pm

That looks stunning!!
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PostSubject: Re: Hellers 1/8 traction avant cabriolet conversion   Sun 29 Jan 2017, 7:00 pm

NICE..!
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PostSubject: Re: Hellers 1/8 traction avant cabriolet conversion   Mon 30 Jan 2017, 11:43 am

That is a cool looking car.
Really enjoyed your weathered version,
Looking forward to the canvas top !!

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PostSubject: Re: Hellers 1/8 traction avant cabriolet conversion   Tue 31 Jan 2017, 7:45 pm

Hi all got the fire wall on, then couldn't resist trying the body on.


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PostSubject: Re: Hellers 1/8 traction avant cabriolet conversion   Tue 31 Jan 2017, 8:24 pm

Brilliant!!
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PostSubject: Re: Hellers 1/8 traction avant cabriolet conversion   Wed 01 Feb 2017, 9:07 pm

Hi all did some more work on the engine bay, have I mentioned I love this kit, so much detail.



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PostSubject: Re: Hellers 1/8 traction avant cabriolet conversion   Thu 02 Feb 2017, 10:10 am


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PostSubject: Re: Hellers 1/8 traction avant cabriolet conversion   Thu 02 Feb 2017, 11:27 am

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PostSubject: Re: Hellers 1/8 traction avant cabriolet conversion   Thu 02 Feb 2017, 12:35 pm

Looking very nice..! That is one of the reasons I want to try out a very large scale kit sometime...there is so much opportunity to add as much detail as one can to them.
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PostSubject: Re: Hellers 1/8 traction avant cabriolet conversion   Sat 04 Feb 2017, 3:44 pm

Hi all whilst shopping in Dumfries today I came across this stuff, I've no idea if it will go through my ab but if it does I am going to change the original paint idea I had for the traction avant, if what I envisage works it should be fairly impressive, will try it on scrap plastic first.
Can't wait to get home and try it out.

You are according to the instructions supposed to mix it with you're chosen paint colour.
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PostSubject: Re: Hellers 1/8 traction avant cabriolet conversion   Sat 04 Feb 2017, 4:40 pm

Vary interesting, would like to see the effect it produces. Can imagine it being brilliant for 'custom' jobs.
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PostSubject: Re: Hellers 1/8 traction avant cabriolet conversion   Fri 10 Feb 2017, 7:11 pm

Hi all well i have the steering rack done.

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PostSubject: Re: Hellers 1/8 traction avant cabriolet conversion   Fri 10 Feb 2017, 9:39 pm

Beautiful work! The engine bay is looking fantastic and the chassis detail by the steering rack is unbelievable.
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PostSubject: Re: Hellers 1/8 traction avant cabriolet conversion   Mon 13 Feb 2017, 8:40 pm

Hi all here is another update, I decided to give it a wood veneered dashboard

Think it looks nicer than the bog standard dash

Just for added interest here is the new shiney chassis and engine bay.


And here is the old battered one


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PostSubject: Re: Hellers 1/8 traction avant cabriolet conversion   Mon 13 Feb 2017, 8:48 pm

Serious!! 
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PostSubject: Re: Hellers 1/8 traction avant cabriolet conversion   Tue 14 Feb 2017, 11:28 am

Sweet !

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PostSubject: Re: Hellers 1/8 traction avant cabriolet conversion   Tue 14 Feb 2017, 11:32 am

Stunning.....love the wood dash too.
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PostSubject: Re: Hellers 1/8 traction avant cabriolet conversion   Tue 14 Feb 2017, 7:46 pm

Hi all finished the steering rack (still needs weathering) and installed the dashboard.




Not sure what to do with the steering wheel the interior seats and maybe the door panels (still not sure on them ) but definitely the seats will be cream leather as I think it will look really luxurious with the purple and gold, so should the steering wheel be white, cream, wood or black also should that be the whole steering wheel or just the rim. Baring in mind the paint work will be like the K1
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PostSubject: Re: Hellers 1/8 traction avant cabriolet conversion   Thu 16 Feb 2017, 7:25 pm

Hi all been attaching some of the many wires and pipes to the engine and weathered the engine a bit more ( don't want it to look like it neglected but thought it looked too clean)




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PostSubject: Re: Hellers 1/8 traction avant cabriolet conversion   Thu 16 Feb 2017, 9:32 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Hellers 1/8 traction avant cabriolet conversion   Sun 19 Feb 2017, 8:20 pm

Hi all next update the rad is fitted, have I said I love this kit the rad is a 1/24 kit on its own, I'm developing a plan for another one anyway here is today's work.


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PostSubject: Re: Hellers 1/8 traction avant cabriolet conversion   Sun 19 Feb 2017, 8:45 pm

This is where we need an emoji of an exploding head - absolutely excellent work and the level of detail is mind boggling!
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PostSubject: Re: Hellers 1/8 traction avant cabriolet conversion   Mon 20 Feb 2017, 7:58 am

What Kats said. Brilliant work.
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PostSubject: Re: Hellers 1/8 traction avant cabriolet conversion   Wed 22 Feb 2017, 8:11 pm

Hi all here is today's update.


I'm really happy the way the chrome has golded  (is that a word) 




I think the gold works incredibly well with the purple I realise the purple needs a few more coats, then I need to start the marbling effect, have I mentioned I love this kit.
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PostSubject: Re: Hellers 1/8 traction avant cabriolet conversion   Fri 24 Feb 2017, 2:32 am

Technically it's not gilding so golding works for me both as a term and in the result, which is fabulous. The wheel hubs are unbelievable - just watching this has induced a love of this kit in me (and I think it's safe to say some others as well). Anticipating the marbling to go with the golding
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