Talbot-Lago T150SS Figoni Roadster by Mikansue

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Re: Talbot-Lago T150SS Figoni Roadster by Mikansue

Post by Alex_W » Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:22 pm

Great idea!

I used card stock to make a template for the nose scoop on the latest Watson, but it was a trim and test, trim and test operation.

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Re: Talbot-Lago T150SS Figoni Roadster by Mikansue

Post by Jean B. » Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:16 pm

Tom wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:35 pm
Those wheels look great!
Thanks! First time I make metal wheels with spokes, but it seems that it will get nice... :)
gilma wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:27 am
Great subject, looks excellent so far. Have you decided about the colors Jean?
Yes, I have. Simply scroll up to the beginning of this thread, there you'll find the descriptions of the original cars which I am going to follow.
reeft1 wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:14 pm
:shock:
:D
Jager wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:30 am
Such a simple technique, it makes you wonder how so many model manufacturers continue to get the shape of their models wrong.
Please remember that these Mikansue models were made in days when women had hairy chests! Nowadays I guess the makers have much more refined techniques to scale down a model. The cases when a model gets really weird, I suppose that's up to the Chinese making them. When I worked in the automobile industry, I learned that the Chinese as well as Saudis simply do not have the right "look" for European cars. (I hope I don't offend anyone here :oops: , sorry!)
Alex_W wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:22 pm
Great idea! I used card stock to make a template for the nose scoop on the latest Watson, but it was a trim and test, trim and test operation.
That's the same what I do! I print out those shapes, and then I also cut them out to try if anything fits. Hard work :) !

Back at work again! All the other works in my cellar workshop are done, and after a heavy cleaning up I can resume building the two Talbots. Starting to make the rear wings:

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The new arches, photo-etched.

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Milling a wide slot into the wings. As the front and rear ends are left, the wing still is solid.

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Adjusting the p/e part in polyester putty.

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This way we get an elegant top line.

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Filling in again.

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After grinding and sanding we slowly get a proper shape :P

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Re: Talbot-Lago T150SS Figoni Roadster by Mikansue

Post by Tom » Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:02 pm

There is a huge amount of work left in that. Good luck, I guess it will test your patience!

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Re: Talbot-Lago T150SS Figoni Roadster by Mikansue

Post by Jean B. » Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:15 pm

Tom wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:02 pm
There is a huge amount of work left in that. Good luck, I guess it will test your patience!
It will, for sure :) I still plan to finish works on these two models by X-mas. X-mas 2019, I mean :D I consider these cars as a sort of test. You know, I also have two Delahaye 165 by Jabtoys, and those are hardly to recognize as cars at all :roll: If I make these two Talbots, I guess nothing could get worse :lol:

After several turns of shaping and filing slowly the basic shape of the cars comes out:

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Re: Talbot-Lago T150SS Figoni Roadster by Mikansue

Post by Tom » Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:23 pm

Wow, impressive progress! That took a lot of time...

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Re: Talbot-Lago T150SS Figoni Roadster by Mikansue

Post by Jager » Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:30 am

Lovely work....the streamlined shape is really starting to show.
“Racing is life. Anything before or after is just waiting.” - Steve McQueen

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Re: Talbot-Lago T150SS Figoni Roadster by Mikansue

Post by David MG » Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:06 am

It might have been quicker chiselling a solid block of metal :)
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