Talbot-Lago T150SS Figoni Roadster by Mikansue

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I agree with Tom. Impressive

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Tom wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 2:31 pm
Your wheels look better with every new model.
Well, at least there should be some improvement from time to time ;) , but indeed I feel meanwhile more secure concerning how to shape the tyres and how filigrane to make the spokes. On the other hand, there are of course limits in what I am able to make... :)
reeft1 wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:22 am
I agree with Tom. Impressive
Thank you! I'm very happy with making the tyres from white-metal. They are a little bit "rougher" or less detailed than made in resin, but working this way is so much quicker! With metal-casting six wheels can be made in one or two hours, and you usually have no waste.

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Tyres prepared for black finish.

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Wheels for one car prepared for colour painting.

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After a second turn of retouching...

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...the third coating with primer should be the last step before painting :P

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It's incredible how you managed to make those smooth, detailed bodies out of those turnips... looking forward to the paint.

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One of my favourite steps in your restorations is seeing them get their first coat of primer Jean.
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Tom wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:04 pm
It's incredible how you managed to make those smooth, detailed bodies out of those turnips... looking forward to the paint.
Turnip! :lol: ! I've never heard that English term before :lol: - Filling, smoothing, grinding, filling, smoothing, grinding... I guess about 100 x - and then you have that result :) After all they used the same method building the real luxury cars in the 1930s.. ;)
Jager wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:14 am
One of my favourite steps in your restorations is seeing them get their first coat of primer Jean.
It's exactly the same for me :D ! Sometimes I wish to keep the cars in that stadium as many of those sharp details vanish under the following glossy coatings... :)

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A couple of years too early, but here we already have the licence plates ;)

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The casted, nickle-plated and polished headlights.

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Painted baseplates.

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Test pieces for the colour painting. Both blue shades will get a metallic overspray.

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Painted wheels for the blue one.

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Let's dream of the Cote d'Azur... 8-)

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Light ivory for the other one.

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Nice, good choice of colours. Looking forward to paint pics.

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Tom wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:39 pm
Nice, good choice of colours. Looking forward to paint pics.
I only followed the original painting schemes :) However, the light blue seems to have been stopped by Humbrol :roll: , I'm glad that I found an online shop who could supply some remaining cans, as it really is a wonderful light blue shade.

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No big difference compared to yesterday, but a second coating was made for getting an even and solid paint base.

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This simple device helps assembling the wheels in a way that they are almost perfectly "straight" and to avoid "wobbling" when assembled to the car.

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Reverse and front side.

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Those tyres look like real rubber, and I love the wheels!

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Great progress, I love the colors and the wheels, you really can't tell the tires are from metal.

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Tom wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 3:26 pm
Those tyres look like real rubber, and I love the wheels!
Well, it's simply matt-black sprayed with a rattle can, because it's cheap & easy :oops: But I'm glad that you like it :)
gilma wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 3:14 am
Great progress, I love the colors and the wheels, you really can't tell the tires are from metal.
Thanks! As I already said, casting with detail-metal (50 % lead, 50 % bismut) gives a very high accuracy for the casted items. And you'll never have any trouble with embrittled or torn or "flat" tires... :D

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Main work for today was overspraying the light-blue with a metallic effect. I took AlCladII "light sheen" and mixed it with Iriodine powder. The effect will really pop out when finishing with clear lacquer.

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I like the effect, looking forward to the clearcoated and buffed result.

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I like the color. Was this mixed? What airbrush do you use?

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Tom wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 2:36 pm
I like the effect, looking forward to the clearcoated and buffed result.
Well, let's see... :) Cross your fingers that everything is going right! I've really did my best, but after having made some dozens of models, I always say "you never know...!" However, at the moment evey single step looks quite good and so I'll make an extra prayer every night for getting a nice result... :P
Alex_W wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:14 pm
I like the color. Was this mixed? What airbrush do you use?
The colour is Humbrol # 44. I fear that they stopped production of this nice shade :evil: and already bought several cans of this paint for future projects. The metallic overcoat is made by mixing AlCladII Light Sheen with Iriodine powder. Don't use "Gloss Kote" as with this the metallic particles "swim" and leave streams while drying. The Iriodine powder is the finest grain available, much finer than any common metallic paint. This is much more suitable for 1/43 considering the "scale effect":

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My airbrush is a Harder & Steenbeck Evolution. I started with a cheap one "made in China", but this was a mess! This H & S gives good results, is easy to handle and is available for around 150 €/$. I normally use it with a 0.4mm nozzle, alternative with 0.2mm:

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Starting with masking: Best results gives BareMetalFoil, although it's a quite expensive way to mask. A thin adhesive strip helps finding the separation line as this does not go along the joint between body and fenders.

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With a surgeon knife the foil is cut out.

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The remaining areas are to be covered with Maskol.

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Dark red for the ivory one...

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...and olympic blue for the blue one.

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Rest assured Humbrol 44 is still in production.
Plenty of tins available here for £1.99 from the local model shop.
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scalainj wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:40 pm
Rest assured Humbrol 44 is still in production. Plenty of tins available here for £1.99 from the local model shop. If you need help with UK modelling products please ask
Thanks a lot for your efforts! Good to hear that they still make this paint, so I guess that the German importer has a shortage, as there are only very few items available in Germany. Meanwhile I've stocked my backup, so that I can paint plenty of French cars in the future :D

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Main painting works are done, and good news: the results are not perfect, yet generally satisfying :P

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The light blue metallic shade unfortunately got some damages while removing the masking. The AlClad coatings are very thin and affective, so I am going to renew the Iriodine coating once again...

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...this of course causes some extra work, but nevertheless I'm very happy. I really feared that the whole thing would fail completely and I'd had to start again... :roll:

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The wings got an overspray not with Iriodine, but with Chameleon blue pearlescent pigment, as the original paint is described as "Bleu iridescent". Looks terribly good! :P

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Wow, the two-tone finishes really bring the shape to life!

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Wonderful

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Wow....I wasn't overly excited by the cream car originally, but the two tone paint has transformed it.
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Tom wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:28 pm
Wow, the two-tone finishes really bring the shape to life!
Real Art-Déco gems, aren't they? :P
reeft1 wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:30 pm
Wonderful
Thanks :D
Jager wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:35 am
Wow....I wasn't overly excited by the cream car originally, but the two tone paint has transformed it.
And after a short intermission (see below) I hope you'll like it better every day...

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The panel arrows are attached.

Model building for beginners, lesson 647: Anything can go wrong anytime

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The red paint (Revell) crinkled after varnishing :o

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The Revell paint has completely dried, but it still is soft - a phenomenon I already had sometimes with Revell gloss paints. Obviously silk and gloss paints by Revell contain any ingredients which react with other paints, even after drying. I don't want to start all over again, so I grinded only the wings and covered the main body with Maskol.

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Another coating with primer (which does not react with the red paint) will serve as a sealing against a new attempt with red paint. This time I will use the same shade, but a rattle can by Belton, a make I'm used to work with.

But now for something more satisfying:

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A first coating with varnish.

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The blue wheels are ready.

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Meanwhile the brightwork was made by using BareMetalFoil, and a second coating with varnish was made.

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I'm sure modellers have a much higher risk of madness. :roll:

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Reacting paintwork looks familiar... ruined many a model here. :roll: The new paint is fantastic, the colour looks amazing.

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Wow, the blue came out great. Too bad for the red...

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Tom wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:38 pm
Reacting paintwork looks familiar... ruined many a model here. :roll: The new paint is fantastic, the colour looks amazing.
Yes, the blue one's going to get a real gem! Unfortunately I'm still waiting for the new red paint :roll: On Sunday the parcel service won't deliver, so I'll wait, and wait, and wait...
gilma wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:02 am
Wow, the blue came out great. Too bad for the red...
It was such a shock :o I've made so many tests over the years, and painted so many models, always aware of all those difficulties - so I hardly can tell what's happened this time... Meanwhile I'm quite confident that I am going to fix the red one :)

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Mounting baseplate and wheels to the blue one.

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Together with some details...

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...we slowly get an impression of what we're going to get!

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...and it looks amazing!

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Stunning

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