Lincoln Continental Raymond Loewy by Brooklin

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Post by DeadCanDanceR » Tue Nov 01, 2016 4:53 pm

Looking amazing! :o
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Re: Lincoln Continental Raymond Loewy by Brooklin

Post by Jean B. » Wed Nov 02, 2016 2:24 pm

...thanks, guys, but please wait until the Loewy Lincoln is ready... ;)

As announced I spent my day polishing the Lincoln, and I am quite satisfied with the result. On the photos it still looks quite terrible due to the bright halogen and LED lights, but believe me, in real life the painting has a deep lustre and a shiny surface. I think it will turn out on the photos the right way when I take photos with natural light...

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The portholes, sorry: the opera windows got their light blue glass:

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The spare wheel has already found its place:

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Re: Lincoln Continental Raymond Loewy by Brooklin

Post by Tom » Wed Nov 02, 2016 2:36 pm

Nice! Love all the small details like the blue glass.

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Re: Lincoln Continental Raymond Loewy by Brooklin

Post by Paulius43 » Wed Nov 02, 2016 5:16 pm

Brooklyn would have never dreamt about this quality Lincoln...
Glad you share all the process with us, the drools keep dripping.
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Re: Lincoln Continental Raymond Loewy by Brooklin

Post by Jean B. » Thu Nov 03, 2016 1:53 pm

Tom wrote:Nice! Love all the small details like the blue glass.
And that was quite a mess... :evil: My model building supplier doesn't stock thin blue PVC-foil anymore, so I made several tests with blue glass paint, adhesive foils and so on... Finally I took 1mm blue plexiglass, looks fine from the outside, but is of course much too thick... :?
Paulius43 wrote:Brooklyn would have never dreamt about this quality Lincoln... Glad you share all the process with us, the drools keep dripping.
Well, if I consider how many hours such a car needs, I really do understand Brooklin & Co. why they don't do it this way... ;) And if you are teased with all this, I've reached my goal :lol:

Beside several smaller retouches, I finally "married" body and chassis, so we now have a first look at the completed car:

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The dust drives me crazy... :evil:

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Re: Lincoln Continental Raymond Loewy by Brooklin

Post by Tom » Thu Nov 03, 2016 2:25 pm

A very striking model. Great job as usual, looking forward to the 'studio'pictures.

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Post by Jean B. » Fri Nov 04, 2016 1:59 pm

Tom wrote:A very striking model. Great job as usual, looking forward to the 'studio'pictures.
...and this will take some further time, I fear... :?

Hard to believe, but I spent almost the whole day with arranging the radiator grille. First I covered black Bare Metal Foil with AlClad Clear Flat Kote to get a thin matte black adhesive foil. Cut out with the help of the photo-etched radiator grille and sticked in the right position:

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Then the metal grille had to be curved fitting the bodywork. Not so easy, as there are two different radii at top and lower edge. Fixing the grille was difficult, too, as usual adhesive would get into the thin rods, so I chose adhesive spray, but this doesn't stick very tightly...

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Finally the chrome bars on upper door edge and roof, the door buttons and the RL-logo were applied:

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...and the shark has
pretty teeth, dear,
and he shows'em
pearly white...

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Re: Lincoln Continental Raymond Loewy by Brooklin

Post by DeadCanDanceR » Fri Nov 04, 2016 2:01 pm

Amazing! :o
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Re: Lincoln Continental Raymond Loewy by Brooklin

Post by Tom » Fri Nov 04, 2016 2:25 pm

Grill looks great, it doesn't surprise met that it took so much time to make.

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Re: Lincoln Continental Raymond Loewy by Brooklin

Post by Jean B. » Sun Nov 06, 2016 1:24 pm

From photo-etched headlight "lenses" I made a silicone cast, as well as from the licence plate. The clear resin was filled with white pigments for the licence plate, afterwards sprayed black and then filed the reliefed numbers. This way you can make reliefed licence plates with coloured figures (depending on the pigments you are using):

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Lego bricks always are useful as third, fourth and fifth hand:

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Making the bumper horns from rectangle brass strip:

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Re: Lincoln Continental Raymond Loewy by Brooklin

Post by Tom » Sun Nov 06, 2016 2:19 pm

Those overriders look great! Love your technique for making plates and lenses, have you devised that yourself?

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Re: Lincoln Continental Raymond Loewy by Brooklin

Post by thetrooper » Mon Nov 07, 2016 7:15 am

Again, top workmanship to produce a stunning model with great details. 8-)
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Re: Lincoln Continental Raymond Loewy by Brooklin

Post by Jean B. » Mon Nov 07, 2016 12:48 pm

Tom wrote:Those overriders look great! Love your technique for making plates and lenses, have you devised that yourself?
"Overriders"... A new term for my vocabulary, thank you :P ! Well, at least I cannot say that I have seen these techniques anywhere before... Perhaps I should claim a patent for that... ;)
thetrooper wrote:Again, top workmanship to produce a stunning model with great details. 8-)
... and the tiniest details need about 90 % of the total work... :?

By the way, I couldn't resist to make the small red "barber shop" stripes for the overriders:

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From the hardened remainings of the clear red resin I needed for the taillights, I made the funny-styled central taillight:

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And - tadaaa - the plexiglass roof, carved from light blue plexiglass, matching the opera windows:

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Re: Lincoln Continental Raymond Loewy by Brooklin

Post by Tom » Mon Nov 07, 2016 1:10 pm

It's easy to see why this takes so much time. I love your creative way of solving problems, it shows a lot of experience.

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Re: Lincoln Continental Raymond Loewy by Brooklin

Post by reeft1 » Mon Nov 07, 2016 4:22 pm

:shock:

Brilliant. Simply brilliant.

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Post by Jean B. » Tue Nov 08, 2016 1:02 pm

Tom wrote:It's easy to see why this takes so much time. I love your creative way of solving problems, it shows a lot of experience.
I don't think that I have such experience... :oops: In fact I remember that when I was a child I loved "thinking about" how to make something. That led to many destroyed tools of my father's toolbox... :?
reeft1 wrote::shock: Brilliant. Simply brilliant.
Thank you! That's a kind recompense regarding all the things that simply don't turn out the way that I want them to... ;)

Final details:

Two additional window winders and the last missing gauge (2 x for safety :D ):

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The clear coated taillight, now showing the brilliance of the red resin:

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The holders for the sunroof are on place:

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... and of course the roof is detachable :)

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Re: Lincoln Continental Raymond Loewy by Brooklin

Post by Tom » Tue Nov 08, 2016 1:19 pm

The brown clashes somewhat with the blue sunroof... :lol: Have to be true to the original though. It's all coming together nicely!

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Re: Lincoln Continental Raymond Loewy by Brooklin

Post by DeadCanDanceR » Tue Nov 08, 2016 3:15 pm

Cool! :)

What was the material used for the windshield frame on the 1:1?
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Post by Jean B. » Wed Nov 09, 2016 11:26 am

Tom wrote:The brown clashes somewhat with the blue sunroof... :lol: Have to be true to the original though. It's all coming together nicely!
In fact I have no idea if the roof was blue or not... :oops: On the few photos it seems to be "colourless", but: blue shades come out very light on b/w photos; the opera windows were definitely blue, and I think there should have been a kind of "system"; and furthermore the temperature in the car must have been like hell if the roof had no coloring... ;)
DeadCanDanceR wrote:Cool! :) What was the material used for the windshield frame on the 1:1?
I guess nothing special... :?: Seems that it simply was painted in a light shade, according to the interior and - at least on some photos - the hubcaps.

Having a manic phase :mrgreen: I couldn't resist to finish the car today :P :P :P Here are some sneak previews:

Derham writing, mirror, side vent, antenna, windshield & wipers:
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Taillights and licence plate:
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Last gauge, window winders, rear mirror and sunscreens:
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Completed car with hood ornament:
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Well, I think I need a short break and I plan to make some nice "studio photos" on Friday. So if you like to, tune in again in a couple of days! :P

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Re: Lincoln Continental Raymond Loewy by Brooklin

Post by DeadCanDanceR » Wed Nov 09, 2016 11:48 am

That's looking fabulous! :)
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Re: Lincoln Continental Raymond Loewy by Brooklin

Post by Tom » Wed Nov 09, 2016 12:59 pm

Simply fantastic!

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Re: Lincoln Continental Raymond Loewy by Brooklin

Post by gilma » Fri Nov 11, 2016 1:26 am

Wonderful work, it's great to see all the little details come together, and they really make the model stand out 8-)
Real pleasure to see how you work and the whole process :)

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Re: Lincoln Continental Raymond Loewy by Brooklin

Post by Jean B. » Fri Nov 11, 2016 12:02 pm

DeadCanDanceR wrote:That's looking fabulous! :)
Thank you!
Tom wrote:Simply fantastic!
...and thank you, too!
gilma wrote:Wonderful work, it's great to see all the little details come together, and they really make the model stand out 8-)
Real pleasure to see how you work and the whole process :)
Thank you, and a late welcome to you to S1/43, I've already seen some of your posts!

Finally, the "studio photos" were taken, and I'd like to present them! Have fun :P

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And very slowly I have enough models in my collection to team them up to small groups :) ! Also from Brooklin, the 1940/41 Chrysler Newport Imperial, which seems to be the perfect partner for the Lincoln. Both show body types which were rather outdated at that time, the classic "Victoria" for the Lincoln, the "Dual Cowl Phaeton" for the Chrysler. And both transformed these vintage styles into a streamlined ponton-shape:

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