Gems of the 30s & 40s

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Re: Gems of the 30s & 40s

Post by stewil » Sat Apr 18, 2015 12:27 pm

Hi Jean,
Earlier you mentioned "my new showcase (want to have a look? ".
Answer: Yes I do, would love seeing all of your displays in fact. :D Please post in Diecast Displays in the "The Collectors Cabinet" section.
Thank you.
Cheers and Happy Collecting,
Steve

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Re: Gems of the 30s & 40s

Post by carcollector » Sun Apr 19, 2015 4:57 am

That BMW is a beautiful model, thank's for the pics ;)

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Re: Gems of the 30s & 40s

Post by Jean B. » Sun May 03, 2015 11:05 am

No time for being lazy, work goes on. Here's a sneak preview of my next car, guess, which one ;)

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(small hint: have a look here http://scale143.com/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=9863)

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Re: Gems of the 30s & 40s

Post by Jean B. » Wed May 06, 2015 11:03 am

No one here for riddling? :( Well, then I submit the solution right away: It's the Lansdowne Lagonda which I have just got ready. Hope you enjoy the pics:

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newly designed headlights:

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license plate with "glass" covering:

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Re: Gems of the 30s & 40s

Post by Tom » Wed May 06, 2015 11:05 am

:shock: :shock:

Incredible job, looks amazing!

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Post by DeadCanDanceR » Wed May 06, 2015 2:50 pm

OMG!!! :o

Such a beauty!
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Re: Gems of the 30s & 40s

Post by David MG » Thu May 07, 2015 2:40 am

Envious of your excellent work. I would never have guessed it was a Lansdowne.
Cheers,
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Post by johann.nunweiller » Thu May 07, 2015 3:49 am

A real beauty!

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Re: Gems of the 30s & 40s

Post by Johnny_Bravo » Thu May 07, 2015 4:49 am

ohh...it really is a beauty and the fact you put it together in such a nice way makes it even prettier. i still try to get my guts around and start my kits, for now they are just polished....
here's my contribution to the thread now, just got this lovely piece of history
duesenberg SSJ guerney speedster from tsm
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Re: Gems of the 30s & 40s

Post by Jean B. » Thu May 07, 2015 7:04 am

...thank you all :) One comment elsewhere was it would look like a praliné: dark and white chocolate with pistachio filling :lol:

@klauzephoto

Wonderful Duesenberg! I love this one very much, especially for the flowing lines, and I always wonder, if it had been made two times, as it can be seen in silver (like your model) and also in black/orange as one of the "Maharaja Cars". And what a coincidence: Yesterday I started re-doing two RIO-Duesenbergs (Dual Cowl Phaeton and Weymann Speedster), so let's get "doozy" 8-)

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Re: Gems of the 30s & 40s

Post by RaceOddity » Fri May 08, 2015 4:16 pm

The Landsdowne is just wonderful.
Very very nice job.

Scott

P.S.
the Doozy in silver is awfully nice as well.
It's always time well spent coming to this thread.
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Re: Gems of the 30s & 40s

Post by BertOne » Sun May 10, 2015 9:20 am

Beautiful job as always on the Lagonda. The interior is particularly impressive but it's the transformation of the lights which most impresses - my main bugbear with Brooklin/Lansdowne. I'm looking forward to your Duesenbergs but particularly the Speedster.

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Re: Gems of the 30s & 40s

Post by stewil » Fri May 15, 2015 10:40 am

Another beautifully done dash Jean,
what with the excellent woodwork and your signature instrumentation. Loving those beautiful big lenses on the headlamps between that lovely Lagonda grill.
Excellent!
Now you can move that one up to your Top Shelf Cabinet. :D
Cheers and Happy Collecting,
Steve

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Post by enzoferrari » Mon May 25, 2015 5:58 pm

Very nice Lansdowne Lagonda !! I Like I Like :D The Headlights look great ! The 2 Tone color scheme
is also very attractive on the body.
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Re: Gems of the 30s & 40s

Post by Jean B. » Sat Jun 27, 2015 1:15 pm

One more example of the exciting luxury cars of the 1930s: The Weymann Fishtail Speedster by Duesenberg, owner George Whittell. Enjoy the following impressions and - if you haven't done already - have a look here for the full "making of": http://scale143.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=10093

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Re: Gems of the 30s & 40s

Post by dcast » Sat Jun 27, 2015 1:34 pm

Nice to see great pics of the finished Duesenberg, gorgeous model :)

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Re: Gems of the 30s & 40s

Post by Ralf B. » Sat Jun 27, 2015 4:45 pm

From my collection:

1931 Hudson Greater 8 Murray bodied speedster (slightly enhanced and almost done)

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The headlight lenses are made from two-component glue, grille, front details and wheels received a "blackwash" with thinned matt black enamel,
running board detail and other chrome trim was done with Bare Metal Foil. Still have to foil the side vents of the hood - nice job for a sunday afternoon :mrgreen: .

And - after taking the pics I realised that the window frame is put in inside out... :shock:
But I'll correct that...
“It should have been me, driving that Dynaflow."

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Re: Gems of the 30s & 40s

Post by David MG » Sun Jun 28, 2015 3:32 am

The headlight lenses ar brilliant. Can you tell us how you did it and what glue you used ?
The headlights on Brooklin/Lansdowne and whitemetal are always their Achilles heel.
Cheers,
David

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Re: Gems of the 30s & 40s

Post by Ralf B. » Sun Jun 28, 2015 9:29 am

Thank you, David!

Well, you could use any type of CLEAR two component epoxy glue - I tried different brands available here in Germany.

We need a small piece of paper on which the glue will be mixed, some wooden toothpicks or similar
and a base where the model can be fixed until the glue settles (mostly 10 min. approx.)
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It's important to use EQUAL amounts of the glue components and to mix them gently without producing air bubbles in the mixture.

Next take a toothpick, pick up as much of the mixture as you need for ONE lense and apply it to the first headlight.

Make sure the mixture is evenly distributed - (you can carefully make small corrections with a moistened fingertip)

Same procedure for the second headlight...
The result should look like that
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Useful for practising are "Rayher Hotfix Rivets", they come assorted in a box 3mm - 10mm, available at Hobby Shops, cost around 6.00 Euros.
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Fix them on a firm support with double-sided adhesive tape and just get started...

I use them to replace those "black pupil" headlights on my IXO/Altaya models
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If I need tinted lights, I apply a TINY amount of thinned acylic paint to the lenses before the glue is applied - that produces fog lights,

headlights for French cars, blue warning lights, etc.
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Hope this is helpful - all further questions will be gladly answered !

Cheers
Ralf
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Re: Gems of the 30s & 40s

Post by Jean B. » Sun Jun 28, 2015 4:19 pm

Although I use a different way to substitute or enhance headlights, the trick with the "Rayher-rivets" is great! I think this stuff is fine for many different purposes and I have just ordered a box of it :D - Beautiful cars, too!

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Re: Gems of the 30s & 40s

Post by Tom » Sun Jun 28, 2015 5:23 pm

Excellent fixes, thanks for the tutorial!

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Re: Gems of the 30s & 40s

Post by Ralf B. » Tue Jun 30, 2015 12:43 pm

Some 1930s cars from my shelves:
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They are by different makers but all have the boattail or fishtail in common, except the Brooks Stevens Cord (first pic, front row left) - it has just a fin...


Now for some fastbacks of the 1940s:
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Again by different makers, all in white metal, and the dark blue Western Models Buick sedan has the brightwork scraped, not foiled
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(I did it some day before the first smoke and mug of coffee ;)

An ongoing project in my shop:
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Some 1949 Buicks in different color shades made of white metal by Brooklin,
all dismantled and waiting for cleaning and additional detailing,
the results should look like that:
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Re: Gems of the 30s & 40s

Post by Tom » Tue Jun 30, 2015 12:45 pm

Beautiful models!

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Re: Gems of the 30s & 40s

Post by DeadCanDanceR » Tue Jun 30, 2015 1:05 pm

Those first two group shots look fabulous! ;)
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