Hispano Suiza J12 Saoutchik by Western Models

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Re: Hispano Suiza J12 Saoutchik by Western Models

Post by reeft1 » Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:09 am

Roof needs a little more softening- look at me criticising when i can barely build an Airfix model :D

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Re: Hispano Suiza J12 Saoutchik by Western Models

Post by Jean B. » Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:30 pm

Tom wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:08 pm
Starting to look good already. Looking forward to you making this look like an actual soft top.
reeft1 wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:09 am
Roof needs a little more softening- look at me criticising when i can barely build an Airfix model :D
I realize, I cannot cheat on you ;) It's quite difficult to convert a geometric design into something "soft", but I've tried my best to improve the look of the roof. I'm sure the rest will be done with the paintwork:

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Please pay attention to the pleats on the corners, the bottom edge is slightly bent outwards.

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The fixing holes for the headlight-rod are made.

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And the first of the tyres is successfully casted! :P

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Re: Hispano Suiza J12 Saoutchik by Western Models

Post by Tom » Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:10 pm

Very impressive work on the soft top and those wheels look great!

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Re: Hispano Suiza J12 Saoutchik by Western Models

Post by reeft1 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:20 am

Very noticeable improvement on the soft top

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Re: Hispano Suiza J12 Saoutchik by Western Models

Post by Jean B. » Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:39 pm

Tom wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:10 pm
Very impressive work on the soft top and those wheels look great!
Thanks! I'm really satisfied with the wheels, too. This turn should bring the decision whether to make wheels of resin or of metal in the future, and I guess I have now to place the order for one ton of detail-metal :D
reeft1 wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:20 am
Very noticeable improvement on the soft top
Having gotten your kind approval, I'm going ahead with the other works on this car :P

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I've made new hubcaps and galvanized them with nickle. In front the former finish, which is rather gray, behind the nickle-plated hubcaps which are much whiter & brighter.

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For better proportions I had to re-locate the horizontal rod a little backwards.

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The rear bench shows a very poor finish...

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Finding the correct position first.

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To the right: the newly shaped side.

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Ready.

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The tonneau should be used alternating to the soft top and needs a different fastening.

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Three little noses around the cut-out hold the tonneau in position.

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Fits!

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Re: Hispano Suiza J12 Saoutchik by Western Models

Post by Tom » Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:02 pm

And it fits like a glove! Your mastery of metal stands out.

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Re: Hispano Suiza J12 Saoutchik by Western Models

Post by Jean B. » Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:28 pm

Tom wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:02 pm
And it fits like a glove! Your mastery of metal stands out.
Thanks for your compliments! I always have to remember this when the big mess is happening... :roll: So today, when the beltline popped off the body due to the much too high tension of this p/e part. I couldn't take it off completely because one half was fixed tightly, and the other half had now to be soldered invisible. It was terrible! However, I guess I made it anyhow:

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Some very slight finishing, and then I hope I can proceed...

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Holders for the spares.

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The original front seats (behind) are too wide (due to my newly made interior door panels), and as they look a little bit crude, anyway, I decided to take the narrower and nicer seats of the Ixo Hispano and cast them in metal.

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Re: Hispano Suiza J12 Saoutchik by Western Models

Post by Tom » Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:47 pm

You managed to fix that nicely. I hope that it will stay put forever now... the seats look great.

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