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PostSubject: Re: Hellers 1/8 traction avant cabriolet conversion   Sun 26 Feb 2017, 6:55 pm

Hi all here is another update on the engine bay (there is soooooooooooo much detail in this kit, it's a superb model)




The engine bay is still not finished (by a long way)
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PostSubject: Re: Hellers 1/8 traction avant cabriolet conversion   Sun 26 Feb 2017, 10:37 pm

Yowza! Even for a 1/8 scale there is an astounding amount of stuff going on, so utterly cool
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PostSubject: Re: Hellers 1/8 traction avant cabriolet conversion   Sun 05 Mar 2017, 7:03 pm

all here is another update, started the rear suspension 



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PostSubject: Re: Hellers 1/8 traction avant cabriolet conversion   Mon 06 Mar 2017, 4:44 pm

Lordy, even the details have details. Impressive work!
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PostSubject: Re: Hellers 1/8 traction avant cabriolet conversion   Sun 12 Mar 2017, 8:21 pm

Hi all well I'm scrapping the marble effect idea (the gold pigment in the paint was too thin and would have required two coats to even start to cover which doesn't work with the marbling effect) (it's a one coat thing) not sure what I will do now, I'm thinking hard now.

I've put the humbrol tin there to give an idea of the size of this beast.
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PostSubject: Re: Hellers 1/8 traction avant cabriolet conversion   Sun 12 Mar 2017, 10:51 pm

I have nothing to offer as a suggestion for the paint situation but I will say that grille looks awesome! Best of luck working out where you want to go with the paint.
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PostSubject: Re: Hellers 1/8 traction avant cabriolet conversion   Mon 13 Mar 2017, 8:27 pm

Hi all well I've attached the front wings (for anybody building this kit the wings and bonnet connections all need reinforcing)


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PostSubject: Re: Hellers 1/8 traction avant cabriolet conversion   Sun 19 Mar 2017, 4:58 pm

Wow, it looks like a real car on a very large couch, stunning!
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PostSubject: Re: Hellers 1/8 traction avant cabriolet conversion   Mon 20 Mar 2017, 8:40 pm

Hi all well here's the next bit, I got some leather for the seats (thanks to Roy Fitzsimmons) and I decided to add wooden window sills to it.







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PostSubject: Re: Hellers 1/8 traction avant cabriolet conversion   Tue 21 Mar 2017, 12:00 pm


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PostSubject: Re: Hellers 1/8 traction avant cabriolet conversion   Tue 21 Mar 2017, 1:00 pm

Great work on the seats.
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PostSubject: Re: Hellers 1/8 traction avant cabriolet conversion   Wed 22 Mar 2017, 8:08 pm

Hi all here is another update (the seats are just placed for now not actually fixed yet) in this kit the front seats are adjustable (just like the real thing) they slide forwards and back.
This really is an amazing kit.



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PostSubject: Re: Hellers 1/8 traction avant cabriolet conversion   Thu 23 Mar 2017, 1:28 am

The wood on the door panels looks awesome and the leather upholstery is fabulous
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PostSubject: Re: Hellers 1/8 traction avant cabriolet conversion   Mon 27 Mar 2017, 8:08 pm

Hi all here's the next update.

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PostSubject: Re: Hellers 1/8 traction avant cabriolet conversion   Fri 31 Mar 2017, 8:18 pm

Hi all next update.

This also has working adjustable seats



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PostSubject: Re: Hellers 1/8 traction avant cabriolet conversion   Mon 03 Apr 2017, 7:57 pm

Hi all here's the next bit I decided to do something really different with the paint job then couldn't resist trying it all together I need to add a lot of lacquer to it yet but I'm quite pleased with it so far.



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PostSubject: Re: Hellers 1/8 traction avant cabriolet conversion   Tue 04 Apr 2017, 8:28 am

Looks brilliant Ken. 
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PostSubject: Re: Hellers 1/8 traction avant cabriolet conversion   Tue 04 Apr 2017, 7:52 pm

Hi all the next update.



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PostSubject: Re: Hellers 1/8 traction avant cabriolet conversion   Wed 05 Apr 2017, 12:44 pm




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PostSubject: Re: Hellers 1/8 traction avant cabriolet conversion   Wed 05 Apr 2017, 1:25 pm

I like it..looks great to me...
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PostSubject: Re: Hellers 1/8 traction avant cabriolet conversion   Wed 05 Apr 2017, 2:33 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Hellers 1/8 traction avant cabriolet conversion   Sun 09 Apr 2017, 4:40 pm

Gorgeous work with the paint effect and the detailing is, as always, eye popping
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PostSubject: Re: Hellers 1/8 traction avant cabriolet conversion   Sun 09 Apr 2017, 5:39 pm

Hi all another update, the canvas roof is causing me lots of problems, so much so it may end up with a non working roof and just have it displayed in the open position. The bonnet and wings are not fixed just positioned to see how much giggling I will need to do to get a good fit, the bonnet is supposed to be fitted with a piece of rubber on my first build it proved to be a very bad system which tended to come unglued after it had been opened a couple of times, I bought a piano hinge for that job instead, I'm having to keep shaving bits off the front grill to stop it fouling the grill (very slow job as I don't want to shave too much off and have a gap between the grill and the bonnet) with a little forethought I should have cut the hinge a little shorter.






Here's my first build of this at a similar stage.



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PostSubject: Re: Hellers 1/8 traction avant cabriolet conversion   Thu 13 Apr 2017, 7:34 pm

Hi all here is the next update.




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