Lincoln Continental Raymond Loewy by Brooklin

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Re: Lincoln Continental Raymond Loewy by Brooklin

Post by stewil » Sun Oct 02, 2016 6:12 pm

Jean,
Great stuff. Your patience and attention to detail is awesome. A real pleasure to see.
BTW - I am finding I don't look at much else on the Scale143 when you are creating these masterpieces.

and you said
Thanks, I already followed your Lincoln thread with great interest, and indeed, it was quite an inspiration for me to do the same model. I think yours is the "Century", isn't it?
I have no idea.
I posted a Lincoln thread? That's interesting. :? Will have to find and remind myself of it.
Cheers and Happy Collecting,
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Re: Lincoln Continental Raymond Loewy by Brooklin

Post by Jean B. » Mon Oct 03, 2016 12:01 pm

Tom wrote:Your headlights will make a huge difference.
I really do hope so ;) Although I was a little bit afraid because the Brooklin headlights were made quite refined...
Johnny_Bravo wrote:fantastic work! each and every time i see what you are doing to the models i am stunned....
Me too, sometimes I really don't know how I've made particular works...
stewil wrote:I posted a Lincoln thread? That's interesting. :? Will have to find and remind myself of it.
Guess it was no particular thread, but I'm sure to have seen several photos with gold-foiling the interior and some further steps - don't know where exactly...

Today - Day of the German Reunion! - I've made only minor works: Deleting the roof bars and the side vents:

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Will be difficult to make the plexiglass roof detachable, the side vents will be made with photo-etched frames (as well as the windshield frame and the wipers).

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Re: Lincoln Continental Raymond Loewy by Brooklin

Post by Jager » Mon Oct 03, 2016 1:08 pm

So this is what the finished car will look like Jean ?

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Should the rear edge of the front wings have more curvature (note how they curve back under the vertical line at the bottom) ?
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Re: Lincoln Continental Raymond Loewy by Brooklin

Post by Jean B. » Wed Oct 05, 2016 1:23 pm

Jager wrote:So this is what the finished car will look like Jean ? Should the rear edge of the front wings have more curvature (note how they curve back under the vertical line at the bottom) ?
You've got a sharp eye :geek: Indeed, the front wing at the Brooklin model is slightly curved backwards, even not that much that would be necessary. Sooo, I've tried to change this, brave boy as I am ;)...

Original condition:

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Applying solder from behind to have "stuff" to shape:

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Reshaped front wing (the rear top edge has also been rounded):

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At this opportunity I noticed that the opera windows are much too big and "mis-located", so I deleted them:

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Printing a photo in the matching scale helps positioning the window:

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To be continued... :)

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Re: Lincoln Continental Raymond Loewy by Brooklin

Post by Tom » Wed Oct 05, 2016 1:44 pm

I'd noticed the position of the window, looks correct now. Small changes, lots of work...

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Re: Lincoln Continental Raymond Loewy by Brooklin

Post by Jager » Wed Oct 05, 2016 2:50 pm

Looking good Jean. I think it was worth the effort to make these small corrections before you finished the model.
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Re: Lincoln Continental Raymond Loewy by Brooklin

Post by Jean B. » Fri Oct 07, 2016 8:02 am

Tom wrote:I'd noticed the position of the window, looks correct now. Small changes, lots of work...
I can tell you... :roll: The tiniest works need sometimes days to fix them...
Jager wrote:Looking good Jean. I think it was worth the effort to make these small corrections before you finished the model.
Yep, thanks for your hint! :)

Opera windows are now ready on both sides, and the window frame has been "straightened & cleaned":

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And I fear that I will be absent for a few days, from time to time I unfortunately have to earn some money for buying new models... :D

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Re: Lincoln Continental Raymond Loewy by Brooklin

Post by Jean B. » Sat Oct 15, 2016 12:27 pm

Finally I'm back at my workbench, I really have withdrawal symptoms :mrgreen:

Meanwhile Brooklin supplied another axle resp. wheels - they really have a perfect service for ordering single parts :P . This 5th wheel is necessary for making the spare wheel:

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Dividing the axle and milling out the spare wheel cover from behind:

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Reducing the material on the back of the wheel and opening up the hole in the trunk:

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Fits!

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Re: Lincoln Continental Raymond Loewy by Brooklin

Post by Tom » Sat Oct 15, 2016 12:33 pm

Spare looks great!

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Re: Lincoln Continental Raymond Loewy by Brooklin

Post by Jager » Sat Oct 15, 2016 12:36 pm

Agree.....great work.
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Re: Lincoln Continental Raymond Loewy by Brooklin

Post by Jean B. » Mon Oct 17, 2016 12:58 pm

@ Tom & Jager: Thank you! It's still a little bit tricky to make round parts only with the motor device, not with a lathe. But I'm still not sure if I should buy one and which one in this case... :?

Meanwhile I have designed the photo-etched parts and really do hope that I've not forgotten anything and that everything will fit:

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Re: Lincoln Continental Raymond Loewy by Brooklin

Post by Tom » Mon Oct 17, 2016 1:03 pm

Looks great to me. I appreciate the problem associated with making the parts before you get to using them, it requires a lot of planning, thinking ahead and relying your experience with past builds.

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Re: Lincoln Continental Raymond Loewy by Brooklin

Post by Jean B. » Wed Oct 19, 2016 1:14 pm

Tom wrote:Looks great to me. I appreciate the problem associated with making the parts before you get to using them, it requires a lot of planning, thinking ahead and relying your experience with past builds.
That's it... I'm always trying to test the parts by printing out on paper and using the cut-outs, but of course they don't show the exact size at all... :roll:

I've bought a lightened drawing board, it's really useful for works like this, arranging the four transparent foils for the film pocket for photo-etching:

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Re: Lincoln Continental Raymond Loewy by Brooklin

Post by Tom » Wed Oct 19, 2016 1:41 pm

Reminds me of my job as a repro camera operator 30 years ago...

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Re: Lincoln Continental Raymond Loewy by Brooklin

Post by Jager » Thu Oct 20, 2016 7:44 am

I have no idea what half of these parts are for, but look forward to seeing how they all fit into place.
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Re: Lincoln Continental Raymond Loewy by Brooklin

Post by Jean B. » Fri Oct 21, 2016 3:48 pm

HELP! Cannot upload/post any pictures from photobucket, not even the ones previously posted... What's happend with S1/43??? :?: :?: :?:

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Re: Lincoln Continental Raymond Loewy by Brooklin

Post by Jean B. » Sat Oct 22, 2016 3:59 am

@ozmac: :o :shock: Hope that I'm not affected... but it seems that it works now as usual again...
Tom wrote:Reminds me of my job as a repro camera operator 30 years ago...
Nice... 30 years ago I didn't know at all that I would do such things once in a time... :)
Jager wrote:I have no idea what half of these parts are for, but look forward to seeing how they all fit into place.
To be honest: I don't, neither... :roll: Obviously Mr Loewy had a faible for circles, so I was quite dazzled about all the rings and circles on the film and was finally not sure if I combined everything in the right way... :oops:

Photo-etching turned out quite well, only few very tiny parts have gone lost due to holding rods which were too thin... But these parts are only needed for the final finishing, and by that time I'm sure I'll already make the next turn of etching :) :

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The dashboard in its original layout:

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...and "cleaned" for the photo-etched parts (the loudspeaker already in position):

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Re: Lincoln Continental Raymond Loewy by Brooklin

Post by Tom » Sat Oct 22, 2016 5:05 am

Love the speaker grill, the artistry is in not being satisfied with the existing piece and thinking how you can improve on it. The result is a great improvement indeed.

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Re: Lincoln Continental Raymond Loewy by Brooklin

Post by Ralf B. » Sat Oct 22, 2016 12:51 pm

Hi Jean,

just came back from my three weeks fall break on Norderney and saw your newest thread.

Amazing skills and diligence as always.

I never thought you would work on a model of a FoMoCo product... ;)
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Re: Lincoln Continental Raymond Loewy by Brooklin

Post by Jean B. » Sun Oct 23, 2016 10:57 am

Tom wrote:Love the speaker grill, the artistry is in not being satisfied with the existing piece and thinking how you can improve on it. The result is a great improvement indeed.
Wait until it's gold-plated... ;)
Ralf B. wrote:Hi Jean, just came back from my three weeks fall break on Norderney and saw your newest thread. Amazing skills and diligence as always. I never thought you would work on a model of a FoMoCo product... ;)
Welcome back, nice to hear from you again! My vacation in the Northern Sea has already past for several weeks... :( And yes, I'm doing a "FoMoCo" product, simply for not anyone thinking that I'm posh... :oops:

And to show that "sh... happens", I want to show following problem:

The frame for the flat windscreen is flat at its top edge, but was curved to the front at its lower edge. When filing this curvature down, the material got so thin that it was torn off:

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Quickly designed a matching frame and photo-etched it:

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"Cleaning" the existing frame:

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Glueing the new frame onto:

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Smoothing everything with putty:

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... and already (finally... :) ) priming all parts:

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Re: Lincoln Continental Raymond Loewy by Brooklin

Post by Tom » Sun Oct 23, 2016 11:02 am

Impressive work on the windscreen surround!

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Re: Lincoln Continental Raymond Loewy by Brooklin

Post by Jager » Sun Oct 23, 2016 12:38 pm

Amazing how much difference a coat of primer makes. Looks fantastic.
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Re: Lincoln Continental Raymond Loewy by Brooklin

Post by reeft1 » Sun Oct 23, 2016 1:15 pm

Looks great!

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