DKW F7 Meisterklasse by Walldorf

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Re: DKW F7 Meisterklasse by Walldorf

Postby Jean B. » Sun Nov 27, 2016 1:37 pm

Tom wrote:Your interior work is second to none. Also love the radiator logo.
Thank you! If you do it precisely, you can etch lines of 0.1mm thickness, much less than a hair - I love it! :P

Jager wrote:"Map pockets"......next you'll be downsizing some Michelin maps to 1:43 to put in the map pockets :D .
Wonderful idea, thank you! Soon in this theatre! ;)

Wedding took place, front bumper, exhaust pipe, axles, wheels and hubcaps were mounted:

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Radiator and headlights:

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Seats and steering wheel:

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Next step will be cutting the window panes...

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Re: DKW F7 Meisterklasse by Walldorf

Postby Tom » Sun Nov 27, 2016 1:50 pm

Wow. Simply wow.

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Re: DKW F7 Meisterklasse by Walldorf

Postby Ralf B. » Mon Nov 28, 2016 4:15 am

Incredible! :o
“It should have been me, driving that Dynaflow."

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Re: DKW F7 Meisterklasse by Walldorf

Postby Jean B. » Mon Nov 28, 2016 1:48 pm

@Tom & Ralf B.: :oops:

Slowly making the last steps... First I want to show how to cut glass windows. From above: window frames front side, rear side with gap for window panes, photo-etched dummies for window panes, front window frame:

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Template, glass and glass cutter:

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fits:

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Window panes glued into the frames:

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All windows glued into the almost ready car:

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Window lifters:

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Roof, spare wheel, tail-lights and licence plates:

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Guess, tomorrow will be the day!

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Re: DKW F7 Meisterklasse by Walldorf

Postby Tom » Mon Nov 28, 2016 1:52 pm

Another work of art! I'd never have the skill and patience to use real glass for the windows- I'd use acetate and the results would never be as good as yours.

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Re: DKW F7 Meisterklasse by Walldorf

Postby Jean B. » Wed Nov 30, 2016 11:08 am

Tom wrote:Another work of art! I'd never have the skill and patience to use real glass for the windows- I'd use acetate and the results would never be as good as yours.
I'm sure you'd be surprised how simple real glass is to be handled 8-) . The material, supporters made for microscopes, cost only a few €, a cutter like mine around € 2.50 - so just try it :P

And finally, the completed car! As already mentioned, I'll make a small "panorama" of the Auto Union, this DKW and an Audi Front are already finished, as well as two Silberpfeile. Enjoy!

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After my last two projects, the "Ford upgrade" Lincoln Loewy and this tiny DKW, with my next build I'll return to the main subject of my collection, the classic top luxury cars of the 1930's. Christmas is coming, and I don't know if I'll start before the end of the year, but I'm sure you'll notice when I'm starting - you're invited :P !

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Re: DKW F7 Meisterklasse by Walldorf

Postby Tom » Wed Nov 30, 2016 12:48 pm

Fantastic result! From all your recent projects, this is the subject closest to my heart. I really love the car and the end result, a pleasure to look at.

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Re: DKW F7 Meisterklasse by Walldorf

Postby reeft1 » Wed Nov 30, 2016 1:20 pm

Not my era at all but yet another class build. Well done sir.

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Re: DKW F7 Meisterklasse by Walldorf

Postby DeadCanDanceR » Thu Dec 01, 2016 4:00 am

Great job, as usual! :)
-Julio-

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Re: DKW F7 Meisterklasse by Walldorf

Postby Jean B. » Fri Dec 02, 2016 10:34 am

Tom wrote:Fantastic result! From all your recent projects, this is the subject closest to my heart. I really love the car and the end result, a pleasure to look at.
Thanks! To be honest, at the beginning I wasn't sure if this would be "my" project... :? But when I got through, I really loved the car in its "happy pureness". Well, there are some more products of the "Auto Union" to built... ;)

reeft1 wrote:Not my era at all but yet another class build. Well done sir.
Thank you! It's a special pleasure to thrill collectors of other subjects :)

DeadCanDanceR wrote:Great job, as usual! :)
Glad to hear, thank you!

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Re: DKW F7 Meisterklasse by Walldorf

Postby stewil » Fri Dec 02, 2016 11:18 am

Another stunner Jean,
And finally, the completed car! As already mentioned, I'll make a small "panorama" of the Auto Union, this DKW and an Audi Front are already finished, as well as two Silberpfeile. Enjoy!

Am so looking forward to the "panorama" because I love seeing how model cars are displayed.

Your mention of the Silberpfeile reminded me of this display.
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The 1st Auto Union Silberpfeile
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The Silver Arrow/Silberpfeile library.
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Cheers and Happy Collecting,
Steve

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Re: DKW F7 Meisterklasse by Walldorf

Postby danny » Sat Dec 03, 2016 6:05 pm

Ich bin immer wieder erstaunt wie du das hin kriegst, alle Achtung.
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Re: DKW F7 Meisterklasse by Walldorf

Postby gilma » Sun Dec 04, 2016 11:55 pm

Beautiful result Jean, as usual, I love all the little details, that really make the defference between a nice model and a piece of art, and the color combination turned out great - I tend to really love more and more those two tone color combos :)
I wonder, what is the roof made of?....
And, of course, waiting for the next one....

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Re: DKW F7 Meisterklasse by Walldorf

Postby Ozmac » Mon Dec 05, 2016 1:51 am

Congratulations, Jean, you have not only maintained your own excellent high standards with this latest build, you are forever showing growing expertise as well. I look forward to your next project.

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Re: DKW F7 Meisterklasse by Walldorf

Postby Jean B. » Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:12 pm

danny wrote:Ich bin immer wieder erstaunt wie du das hin kriegst, alle Achtung.
Danke, das ist nett! Und ganz ehrlich: Ich bin selbst genauso erstaunt, wie ich das hinkriege :lol:

gilma wrote:Beautiful result Jean, as usual, I love all the little details, that really make the defference between a nice model and a piece of art, and the color combination turned out great - I tend to really love more and more those two tone color combos :) I wonder, what is the roof made of?....And, of course, waiting for the next one....
Thank you! The roof of the model is simply made of massive white-metal, as all the other parts, too. It's airbrushed with matte-paint, that's all...

Ozmac wrote:Congratulations, Jean, you have not only maintained your own excellent high standards with this latest build, you are forever showing growing expertise as well. I look forward to your next project.
Thanks a lot, nice to hear! Well, I'm sure you've already seen my present thread "Marmon Sixteen", feel invited!

One late & last photo of the DKW, after Christmas is over and it went to its new home... First row I now have 4 x Auto Union, plus the Horch Spezial-Roadster on the second row:

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Re: DKW F7 Meisterklasse by Walldorf

Postby superbird77 » Sat Jan 21, 2017 3:17 pm

Very inspiring work. Amazing how that old kit can look absolutely stunning.
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