Aston Martin C Type by Mikansue

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Re: Aston Martin C Type by Mikansue

Postby reeft1 » Thu Jun 09, 2016 7:27 am

Jean B. wrote:
reeft1 wrote:Jean - did you ever post a step by step photo guide to photo-etching?

Thanks


Of course I did ;) http://scale143.com/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=10535


Thanks!

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Re: Aston Martin C Type by Mikansue

Postby reeft1 » Thu Jun 09, 2016 7:52 am

Jean B. wrote:
reeft1 wrote:Jean - did you ever post a step by step photo guide to photo-etching?

Thanks


Of course I did ;) http://scale143.com/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=10535


Thanks! I don't know how I missed it first time round but its a superb write up! Thanks once again.

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Re: Aston Martin C Type by Mikansue

Postby Jean B. » Fri Jun 10, 2016 1:17 pm

@reeft1: You're welcome! :)

Radiator intake and the mesh for the grille is glued in:

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Gear lever, handbrake and pedalry are glued in:

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Headlights on their place:

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Dashboard:

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...and I guess we won't see that much of the headlights :roll: :

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Re: Aston Martin C Type by Mikansue

Postby Tom » Fri Jun 10, 2016 2:15 pm

Love the grill, very nicely made! Shame that those nice headlights are pretty much invisible...

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Re: Aston Martin C Type by Mikansue

Postby David MG » Sat Jun 11, 2016 2:24 am

Tom wrote:Love the grill, very nicely made! Shame that those nice headlights are pretty much invisible...


But we know they are there!
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Re: Aston Martin C Type by Mikansue

Postby Jager » Sat Jun 11, 2016 6:17 am

Tom wrote:Love the grill, very nicely made! Shame that those nice headlights are pretty much invisible...

I think really is the true measure of Jean's passion - going the extra yard to accurately reproduce parts even when they are barely visible. I'm looking forward to seeing the next set of pictures and hope we'll see it sitting on its wheels.
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Re: Aston Martin C Type by Mikansue

Postby Jean B. » Sat Jun 11, 2016 12:59 pm

Jager wrote:
Tom wrote:Love the grill, very nicely made! Shame that those nice headlights are pretty much invisible...

I think really is the true measure of Jean's passion - going the extra yard to accurately reproduce parts even when they are barely visible. I'm looking forward to seeing the next set of pictures and hope we'll see it sitting on its wheels.


In Germany we say: "to do something for fun at the joy" :D :D :D But this time it was the first time to make headlights completely by my own, and the Aston is a fine object to try this without the danger of failing ;) I promise, there'll be many cars in future which will show self-made headlights like these in their full beauty :)

Dashboard is now completed with all switches and steering column:

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Side vents with frames, bonnet strap, bonnet fastenings and marker lights are attached:

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And - to thrill you one more night - the rear wheels in their final layout:

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Re: Aston Martin C Type by Mikansue

Postby Tom » Sat Jun 11, 2016 4:45 pm

Superb detail!

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Re: Aston Martin C Type by Mikansue

Postby Jean B. » Sun Jun 12, 2016 1:26 pm

Going on and on: The "wedding" took place, base and body are finally united :P , wheels are rolling:

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Seats and steering wheel complete the interior:

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Rivets for the persenning are made of 0.2mm steel wire:

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And a roll bar has been installed:

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Re: Aston Martin C Type by Mikansue

Postby Tom » Sun Jun 12, 2016 1:50 pm

Wow. Your wire wheels are second to none.

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Re: Aston Martin C Type by Mikansue

Postby TR2 » Mon Jun 13, 2016 6:01 am

The making of a true masterpiece - this could be the definition of 'museum quality'. And all based on a heavy-handed Mikansue kit!

Regarding those semi-visible headlights, I'd say their understatement is the very trick for the careful observer who spots them - the 'a-ha effect'. Brilliant.

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Re: Aston Martin C Type by Mikansue

Postby Jager » Mon Jun 13, 2016 6:58 am

Very nice Jean. It looks very true to the original you posted back on page 1 of this thread. Not my favourite Aston Martin by any means, but a truely original piece for your collection. I know it's not for sale, but I wonder what price it would fetch on eBay ? ? ?
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Re: Aston Martin C Type by Mikansue

Postby Jean B. » Mon Jun 13, 2016 1:22 pm

Tom wrote:Wow. Your wire wheels are second to none.


To be honest: That's because I didn't make them by myself :oops: . I had one set of Tin Wizard wheels left and they fit perfectly, so that I was too lazy to design the wheels by photo-etching...

TR2 wrote:The making of a true masterpiece - this could be the definition of 'museum quality'. And all based on a heavy-handed Mikansue kit!

Regarding those semi-visible headlights, I'd say their understatement is the very trick for the careful observer who spots them - the 'a-ha effect'. Brilliant.


Museum quality? You're so very kind, thank you! I always regard this as a nerd's tinkering... Anyway, that's the way I am ;)

Jager wrote:Very nice Jean. It looks very true to the original you posted back on page 1 of this thread. Not my favourite Aston Martin by any means, but a truely original piece for your collection. I know it's not for sale, but I wonder what price it would fetch on eBay ? ? ?


Not my favourite one, too - but the only pre-war Aston ever made in white-metal. And you know, these are the criteria of my collection: white-metal, 1930 - 39, luxury brands and coachbuilt, preferrably streamlined. And I'm not sure if there is a market on ebay for those kind of hand-builts. I think most people are searching for "virgin" factory builts or for high-detailed resin models. So the only problem I have is to decide who will inherit these cars once :)

But, back to our topic:

Frame for radiator grille, Aston logo, support for licence plate:

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Fuel caps, hinges for trunk lid (sorry for the blurry photo):

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Re: Aston Martin C Type by Mikansue

Postby Tom » Mon Jun 13, 2016 1:29 pm

You've really taken this to another level. Mikansue would be... well, confused probably. How could one make such a beautiful piece from that crude and inaccurate kit?

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Re: Aston Martin C Type by Mikansue

Postby reeft1 » Tue Jun 14, 2016 4:57 pm

Wonderful! You cant help but be impressed.

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Re: Aston Martin C Type by Mikansue

Postby David MG » Wed Jun 15, 2016 2:49 am

Another brilliant project completed. THe pleasure watching these builds/rebuilds is immense.
Keep up the good work.
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Re: Aston Martin C Type by Mikansue

Postby BertOne » Wed Jun 15, 2016 11:32 am

Probably the best Mikansue model in the world!

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Re: Aston Martin C Type by Mikansue

Postby Jean B. » Wed Jun 15, 2016 12:43 pm

Rear end fully equipped:

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So now only the windscreen is still missing, as it seems...

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Re: Aston Martin C Type by Mikansue

Postby Tom » Wed Jun 15, 2016 1:12 pm

Wow! Love the fishtail exhaust, nice detail.

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Re: Aston Martin C Type by Mikansue

Postby Jean B. » Thu Jun 16, 2016 9:53 am

Tom wrote:Wow! Love the fishtail exhaust, nice detail.


...and one of the very few parts remaining from the original model!

Seems as if the waiting comes to an end. Just fixed the last details, and so I'll like to give the usual sneak preview:

Windscreen this time as a "sandwich", two layers of photo-etched frame with a fine groove all around on the rear side to take the glass and hold it:

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With additional wind deflectors on each side:

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Wipers and rear mirror:

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Licence plate:

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Now all the glue has to dry hard over night, and I hope I can touch the car in any way to transport, otherwise I'll have to declare my dungeon as my museum! After a careful cleaning I'll take some nice pictures tomorrow and will show you :P

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Re: Aston Martin C Type by Mikansue

Postby Johnny_Bravo » Thu Jun 16, 2016 10:43 am

my good god....you are the man!

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Re: Aston Martin C Type by Mikansue

Postby Tom » Thu Jun 16, 2016 1:25 pm

Another superb build! Loved watching every step and the very impressive end result.

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Re: Aston Martin C Type by Mikansue

Postby Jean B. » Fri Jun 17, 2016 7:09 am

Finally the photos of the completed car. Unfortunately only with white background, the weather in Berlin is so terrible that I simply don't get enough daylight for taking some diorama shots which I had planned :( Well, perhaps within the next days, if you like :)

Before...:

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...and after:

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The recessed headlights:

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It was some hard work to build this model, as it simply was very, very badly made... Nevertheless: For the first time I tried to change the original shape of a model car by soldering, and it was the second car which I have airbrushed with gloss paint - I have to admit that I'll have to make lots of further tests :) So I think that I acquired some more skills for starting the next project which will require a similar treatment...

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Re: Aston Martin C Type by Mikansue

Postby Jager » Fri Jun 17, 2016 10:29 am

Amazing to think your fist post regarding this model was only on the 7th May and you have transformed this is just a little over a month. I couldn't do that if I had a whole year.
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