Hispano Suiza J12 Saoutchik by Western Models

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Re: Hispano Suiza J12 Saoutchik by Western Models

Post by reeft1 » Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:15 pm

Very authentic leather colour

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Re: Hispano Suiza J12 Saoutchik by Western Models

Post by Alex_W » Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:13 pm

Excellent!

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Re: Hispano Suiza J12 Saoutchik by Western Models

Post by Jean B. » Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:33 pm

Tom wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:48 pm
An interior that matches the rest of the build. Superb detail.
Thanks! Many details of this model are quite a fantasy, as there is only the single vintage photo and the few photos of the 60s, on which hardly anything is visible. I checked many photos of similar Saoutchik Hispanos, as the coachbuilders usually kept their style and details for different cars. So I hope that Messrs Hispano-Suiza and Saoutchik will give their approval... :)
reeft1 wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:15 pm
Very authentic leather colour
There's the period pic showing a "white" car, the 60s photo with the dark-brown painting and the later (?) pic with red/red painting. I wondered which interior colour would match all three paintings, as the interior mostly is original due to the costs making a new one. And so I chose this dark brown.
Alex_W wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:13 pm
Excellent!
Thanks :P

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I made the radiator mask in 0.1 as well as in 0.2mm thickness to see which one gives the better look.

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It's the 0.2mm one :)

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Completed rear end.

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Some help for fixing the bumper exactly horizontal.

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Windshield with wipers.

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Re: Hispano Suiza J12 Saoutchik by Western Models

Post by Paulius43 » Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:04 pm

You know what, after following your threads I start liking white metal models :shock: :lol: Fantastic job, as always!
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Re: Hispano Suiza J12 Saoutchik by Western Models

Post by Tom » Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:21 pm

This is way beyond what white metal makers produce...

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Post by Jean B. » Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:48 pm

Paulius43 wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:04 pm
You know what, after following your threads I start liking white metal models :shock: :lol: Fantastic job, as always!
Well, that's what I always wanted to be: Defender of white-metals :D Once you're infected, you'll never get rid of it :lol:
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This is way beyond what white metal makers produce...
Thanks :P I'm sure the master makers would do it the same way, but controlling intervenes because they fear that they will not be able to sell models for a four-figure sum :mrgreen: .

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Finally the radiator grille is ready and put on place.

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And the mirrors on the spares as well.

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Post by Tom » Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:09 pm

Those final details look great! Always a treat to see what you come up with to make this even better than the last one...

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Re: Hispano Suiza J12 Saoutchik by Western Models

Post by Jean B. » Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:47 pm

Tom wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:09 pm
Those final details look great! Always a treat to see what you come up with to make this even better than the last one...
I guess there are only few improvements I can present... But of course I hope to bring all those methods and techniques to a kind of perfection, somewhen... :)

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The completed soft-top.

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And finally the completed front-end, with Hispano badge, mascot, headlights and signal horns.

I guess that's all, folks :P Give me a couple of days to recreate and take some nice pictures, and then I'll show this great car in its full beauty!

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Re: Hispano Suiza J12 Saoutchik by Western Models

Post by Tom » Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:38 pm

Another work of art! I wanted to say that the frontal aspect pleases me most but that would mean ignoring the rest of this masterpiece.

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Re: Hispano Suiza J12 Saoutchik by Western Models

Post by Jean B. » Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:17 pm

Tom wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:38 pm
Another work of art! I wanted to say that the frontal aspect pleases me most but that would mean ignoring the rest of this masterpiece.
Thank you :P There's no need to ignore anything, here are the final photos, taken today:

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Re: Hispano Suiza J12 Saoutchik by Western Models

Post by Tom » Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:26 pm

Not only a work of art for its build and engineering quality but also an aesthetically pleasing car, with beautiful proportions. Congrats on yet another excellent build.

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Re: Hispano Suiza J12 Saoutchik by Western Models

Post by David MG » Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:39 pm

Brilliant build/resto. Would love a pic next to your unmodified model to see the improvements.
Cheers,
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Re: Hispano Suiza J12 Saoutchik by Western Models

Post by Alex_W » Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:26 pm

I think this is the best one yet. I love the color scheme.

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Post by BertOne » Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:58 pm

Very elegant and classy. I have got rid of all my old white metal models except this Western Hispano as it still looks pretty good in standard form but this rebuild is spectacular.

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Re: Hispano Suiza J12 Saoutchik by Western Models

Post by reeft1 » Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:32 pm

I say bravo.

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Re: Hispano Suiza J12 Saoutchik by Western Models

Post by csl143 » Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:52 pm

Spectacular!!!

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Post by Jager » Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:37 pm

Fantastic Jean. While not a fan of the colour originally, it does show of the shape and the detail really well. Truly impressive.
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Re: Hispano Suiza J12 Saoutchik by Western Models

Post by GBOAC002 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:44 am

All of the above! Well done.

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Re: Hispano Suiza J12 Saoutchik by Western Models

Post by Jean B. » Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:51 pm

Tom wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:26 pm
Not only a work of art for its build and engineering quality but also an aesthetically pleasing car, with beautiful proportions. Congrats on yet another excellent build.
Thank you so much :P ! Indeed, recently I saw a documentary about ocean liners of the 1930s, and since then I name this Hispano the "Normandie on wheels" :D
David MG wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:39 pm
Brilliant build/resto. Would love a pic next to your unmodified model to see the improvements.
Thank you! Here we go:

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Alex_W wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:26 pm
I think this is the best one yet. I love the color scheme.
Don't forget my Mercedes 540K ;) But thanks! I guess the colour scheme is quite suitable for the car, and I hope it does not strain the nerves of the audience for once (concerning some of my recent builds ;) )
BertOne wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:58 pm
Very elegant and classy. I have got rid of all my old white metal models except this Western Hispano as it still looks pretty good in standard form but this rebuild is spectacular.
Thank you so much! Getting rid of white metals? But that's a kind of genocide, isn't it :o
reeft1 wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:32 pm
I say bravo.
And I say "thank you" :D
csl143 wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:52 pm
Spectacular!!!
Thank you! It has been a real tour de force to build this one, but once it's ready, it's a great feeling, I have to admit!
Jager wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:37 pm
Fantastic Jean. While not a fan of the colour originally, it does show of the shape and the detail really well. Truly impressive.
Thanks a lot! I know, you prefer two-tone schemes, perhaps the next one comes a little closer to your taste ;)
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Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:44 am
All of the above! Well done.
Great to hear that, thanks!

And here she is in her new home:

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Re: Hispano Suiza J12 Saoutchik by Western Models

Post by Tom » Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:04 pm

Wow. There is a saying about polishing a turd- that turd is beyond recognition. A gem.

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Re: Hispano Suiza J12 Saoutchik by Western Models

Post by David MG » Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:23 pm

Thanks Jean for the comps pics. They really show the total effort.
Cheers,
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Post by DeadCanDanceR » Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:54 pm

Awesome! Fabulous choice of models to detail! ;)
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Post by Jean B. » Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:34 pm

Tom wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:04 pm
Wow. There is a saying about polishing a turd- that turd is beyond recognition. A gem.
How indelicate :oops: But thanks, nevertheless ;)
David MG wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:23 pm
Thanks Jean for the comps pics. They really show the total effort.
You're welcome :P
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Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:54 pm
Awesome! Fabulous choice of models to detail! ;)
Thank you very much! Visit my next topic :)

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Re: Hispano Suiza J12 Saoutchik by Western Models

Post by Tihomir » Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:20 am

Wow! What a beauty! ;)
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