Bugatti Stelvio + Ventoux by Western Models

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Re: Bugatti Stelvio + Ventoux by Western Models

Post by Jager » Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:39 am

Bravo Jean.
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Re: Bugatti Stelvio + Ventoux by Western Models

Post by Jean B. » Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:22 pm

Tom wrote:
Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:22 pm
On my tiny phone screen they look quite shiny already.
Of course it's shiny 8-) But I always try to achieve a real "car paint" gloss, that means shiny, but no "glass" or "acrylic" gloss, and that requires polishing in many steps for hours. This time I started with MicroMesh 3600, then 4000, 6000, 8000, 12000 and final machine buffing with liquid polish.
reeft1 wrote:
Wed Nov 21, 2018 2:16 pm
I agree. You are a dab hand with the soray gun Jean.
Always trying my best, but believe me, I still can't sleep at night before I'm going to paint a model... :oops:
Jager wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:39 am
Bravo Jean.
Thank you :P !

The first of the three is polished and shows it's final livery:

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Next two tomorrow...? ;)

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Re: Bugatti Stelvio + Ventoux by Western Models

Post by Tom » Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:53 pm

Looks fantastic. Black over blue is still my favourite Bugatti combo.

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Re: Bugatti Stelvio + Ventoux by Western Models

Post by reeft1 » Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:49 am

Awesome job

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Post by Jean B. » Fri Nov 23, 2018 1:02 pm

Tom wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:53 pm
Looks fantastic. Black over blue is still my favourite Bugatti combo.
...and I guess there are some more Bugs in my collection wearing this combo in any shade... :D
reeft1 wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:49 am
Awesome job
... and awful, too :roll: Trying to polish all corners and edges six or seven times makes you mad, mad, mad... :mrgreen:

The second one:

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Still one left... :)

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Re: Bugatti Stelvio + Ventoux by Western Models

Post by Tom » Fri Nov 23, 2018 3:35 pm

Excellent.

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Post by gilma » Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:32 am

Turned out beautiful, really love it 8-)

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Post by Jager » Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:21 am

Stunning. The spats give it a really different look.
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Post by Jean B. » Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:17 pm

Tom wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 3:35 pm
Excellent.
Thank you :P
gilma wrote:
Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:32 am
Turned out beautiful, really love it 8-)
Nice to hear, thanks!
Jager wrote:
Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:21 am
Stunning. The spats give it a really different look.
And I'm glad that I decided to take the third one, the open Stelvio, additionally so that I can show both options, with and without spats. Generally I think that this type usually had spats.

Tadaa:

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And now altogether:

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Re: Bugatti Stelvio + Ventoux by Western Models

Post by Tom » Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:39 pm

Really coming together...quality work!

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Re: Bugatti Stelvio + Ventoux by Western Models

Post by BertOne » Sat Nov 24, 2018 4:39 pm

Beautiful work; they're going to look stunning together when finished.

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Post by Jean B. » Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:45 pm

Tom wrote:
Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:39 pm
Really coming together...quality work!
Painting is - of course - one of the main works for each car, in German you'd say "the car stands and falls with its paint" ;) And so I'm very happy that this effort came to a good end!
BertOne wrote:
Sat Nov 24, 2018 4:39 pm
Beautiful work; they're going to look stunning together when finished.
Thanks! I really do hope so, this is the starting point and the core for my T57 subject, perhaps we'll remember this twenty years later when I'm finishing the last ones... :)

Yesterday I planned some more p/e parts, and today I made three sheets (the third one for my restoration projects):

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It's always a little bit fuzzy to make dozens of those rings for one (!) car, on the other hand this leads to really "lean" wheels compared to the p/e wheels you can buy from different manufacturers.

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Re: Bugatti Stelvio + Ventoux by Western Models

Post by Jean B. » Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:44 pm

Slowly assembling the wire wheels step by step:

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Post by Jean B. » Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:25 pm

The two halves for the spoke wheels are mounted:

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And another two p/e films are prepared (for tomorrow :P ):

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Re: Bugatti Stelvio + Ventoux by Western Models

Post by Tom » Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:45 pm

Nice wheels!

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Re: Bugatti Stelvio + Ventoux by Western Models

Post by Jean B. » Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:23 pm

Tom wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:45 pm
Nice wheels!
Thanks! I haven't made any spoke wheels for a long time and I hope that these will turn out great :) It's always tricky to do those wheels this way, the advantage in this case is the fact that the wheels will be painted black and therefore some irregularities will hardly be visible :oops:

Finished p/e sheet:

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And the results, the interior door panels for the Ventoux with the typically T57 pockets:

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The wheel discs got two additional rings and I'm quite satisfied now with their look:

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Re: Bugatti Stelvio + Ventoux by Western Models

Post by Tom » Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:08 pm

Those disc wheels are really cool, and so are the door panels.

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Post by BertOne » Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:18 pm

Tom wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:08 pm
Those disc wheels are really cool, and so are the door panels.
The disc wheels suit these Bugs better in my opinion but I'm sure they'll all, disc and wires, look fantastic.

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Re: Bugatti Stelvio + Ventoux by Western Models

Post by Jager » Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:26 pm

Typically impressive work Jean. Love the disc wheels.
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Re: Bugatti Stelvio + Ventoux by Western Models

Post by Jean B. » Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:52 am

Tom wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:08 pm
Those disc wheels are really cool, and so are the door panels.
I took a photo of a T57 and made the screen-drawing directly over it to catch - as possible - the dimensions exactly according to the original. I hope that I'll make the door panels for the Stelvio over the weekend, so that works can go on, soon... :)
BertOne wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:18 pm
The disc wheels suit these Bugs better in my opinion but I'm sure they'll all, disc and wires, look fantastic.
You know, I simply love disc wheels :D Sometimes I'm thinking about making all my models with disc wheels, independent from the original cars...! The wire wheels for the T57 look a little bit old-fashioned due to the long spokes and the small wheel center. In 1934 most of the manufacturers already made much shorter spokes and bigger hubs which look rather progressive.
Jager wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:26 pm
Typically impressive work Jean. Love the disc wheels.
Thanks! It was necessary to add the extra ring to the disc for a deeper relief. The original discs show - of course - a kind of "round-relieved" rings which I cannot make, but with the extra rings and some layers of clear lacquer I hope they will look great! :P

All rims are clear-lacquered know:

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Re: Bugatti Stelvio + Ventoux by Western Models

Post by Jean B. » Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:36 pm

Imagine: I planned to complete 11 wheels this morning, and make some other things on afternoon, and now it's evening and I've only completed four wheels :roll: ! Sometimes you can hardly imagine how many hundred and thousand steps are necessary to finish only some details... However, that's the look of the disc wheels:

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Re: Bugatti Stelvio + Ventoux by Western Models

Post by Tom » Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:31 am

Wow. Easy to see why those take a long time to finish.

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Re: Bugatti Stelvio + Ventoux by Western Models

Post by Jean B. » Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:34 am

And here we have the wire wheels for the open Stelvio:

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As I planned, both wheels have exactly the same tire, wire and disc rims have the same diameter, so that all T57s feature wheels with the same measurement:

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Re: Bugatti Stelvio + Ventoux by Western Models

Post by Tom » Sun Dec 09, 2018 1:48 pm

They all look great.

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