gilma wrote: ↑
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:26 pm
Great to see the new baby, the more the merrier
Well, then stay tuned, this seems to become the biggest project I've made so far...
Tom wrote: ↑
Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:39 pm
Love that open sunroof!
It's nice, isn't it? It's a shame that all the manufacturers only offer one type of roof for their models
Last time, when I built the Alvis 4.3, I asked J&M Classics whether they were so kind to supply an open roof additionally to the closed one (I offered to pay for it, of course), and they didn't even answer my request. So I'll keep up with DIY
reeft1 wrote: ↑
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:03 pm
I hope that I'm clever enough to airbrush the folded roof...
Jager wrote: ↑
Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:50 pm
You’ve been really busy since the last time I liked in here Jean. Love what you did to re-align the “filet” and the folded sunroof is a work of art.
Thank you! You won't believe, but the folded sunroof is the result of "don't know what to do"! I simply took a piece of metal, trying to wrinkle it anyhow without any plan, and suddenly it was finished! Even in the exact right width, although I haven't measured it before...
Today some tricky work: The side walls of the models are mostly curved, but to install interior door panels with glass window panes, I need absolutely even surfaces. The Ventoux has furthermore thick surroundings between windows and roof, probably to make the model more solid:
First reducing the material all around the windows:
Then covering the same template which I used for scribing the outline of the door, spreading putty on it, and then pressing to the body. Removing the template you have the perfect underground for p/e door panels and glass windows:
Here I press the template against the dried putty, and you see no gap: