Tom wrote: ↑
Thu May 10, 2018 12:54 pm
It was quite hard to see the end result without the clearcoat, getting better now. Interestingly, most Voisins I've seen so far were black. The interior looks fantastic.
How said Kaa
in the Jungle Book
: Trust meee...
And here are some examples for colourful cars of the 1920s and 30s:
The famous "Petit Duc" with its ornamental painting:
One of the fancy cars designed by Sonia Delaunay:
The Voisin Aérodyne at its presentation, reportedly painted in bright red and white:
Another Aérodyne at a concours, and the accompanying ladies surely did not wear "black & white", but flamboyant wardrobe:
This one - certainly - has no original paint, but nevertheless it's stunning:
David MG wrote: ↑
Thu May 10, 2018 1:31 pm
What an outstanding job on the interior fabric, spot on.
Thank you! It was quite a work to design the fabric according to the original. It took several attempts until I "got it" how the dizzy design had been constructed
But now I'm able to reproduce it in any colour or size I want - if you are in need of, let me know
Today I proceeded with clear painting. I have to admit, I was not satisfied with the newly used "Gloss Cote" by Humbrol. The finish is quite dull, it needs 24 hours for drying, and still it feels a little bit sticky...
So I've switched back to my well-experienced rattle can from the house & garden market, a sacrilege for the skilled model builder, but I still don't know a clear lacquer which is so easy to use, so brilliant and so quick so hard...
Here are the results, photographed under fading daylight without flashlight (and of course tomorrow the sanding & polishing will start):
Designing the p/e parts also goes ahead, for example the dashboard with gauges: