Talbot-Lago T150SS Figoni Roadster by Mikansue

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Tom wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:57 pm
Really clever trick to 'fill out' the seat. Looking great!
Clever and pretty time consuming I presume. Looks great though and well worth the time and effort.

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Tom wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:57 pm
Really clever trick to 'fill out' the seat. Looking great!
Sometimes it's really helpful to have sleepless nights, these are their results ;)
LM24HRS wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:26 am
These are simply a joy to view. Great piece of work. Not necessarily my topic but it has definitely got to be given praise.
Thank you so much! And - perhaps, perhaps, perhaps - I'll have a project in the near future which will meet your interest much better... :)
BertOne wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:16 am
Clever and pretty time consuming I presume. Looks great though and well worth the time and effort.
I really hope so! And you're right, the work was simply terrible :roll: The single pipes are around 0.4mm wide, and you must not spread the glue aside, then everything flows together and you can start all over again... :twisted:

However, I was so curious to see the result and I'm so happy to present:

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I guess it's almost exactly the way I wanted to have it :D

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...and imagine that I'm now almost completely free in designing interior parts for future projects :D

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That is excellent, just the perfect 3D effect.

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Nice, and it is metal. I am curious what car is the black tear drop in the background?
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Tom wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 1:04 pm
That is excellent, just the perfect 3D effect.
...and unfortunately this bench does not fit into the Western Talbot, because this is much wider, so I'll have to repeat the work soon, as it seems... :)
Tihomir wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:48 am
Nice, and it is metal. I am curious what car is the black tear drop in the background?
Sharp eyes 8-) Here she is, an almost perfect model of the gorgeous Delahaye 165:

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Nicely detailed,...

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...and almost perfect finish :lol: I guess I'll need some hard drugs for building these two (no, I'm not already drunk, I indeed have a second one of this Jabtoys model ;) )

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How to make the folded hood for the Talbot? I take some metal putty (2-component), wrap it into fresh-foil for saving the model, and press it gently to all contures.

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After setting, the outline shape can be milled out - at least I hope so... :D


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Great idea indeed, looking forward to the results.

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Alex_W wrote:
Thu Nov 28, 2019 6:36 pm
Great idea. I'm going to use that.
...at least you should give it a try :)
Tom wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:46 am
Great idea indeed, looking forward to the results.
Like every time it was not that easy as I thought, but anyway, it helped going ahead.

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As I need this part only for a single car, I could have used the original made of metal putty. But, you know me so well, I simply wanted to try to cast this in white-metal, and so I did :)

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Not perfect, but I'll leave it the way it is...

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And so I could finally go on with airbrushing. Let's hope that these are the last parts which had to be painted...

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Starting to assemble the dashboards.

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All parts put together.

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Together with the benches the interior is almost complete, except the steering wheels.

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:shock:
Fantastic dashes!

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Works of art

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Tom wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 1:26 pm
:shock: Fantastic dashes!
Thanks :) I guess meanwhile that's a sort of trademark of my builds ;)
reeft1 wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 3:54 pm
Works of art
Very kind, but not really :oops: It's simply "know-how" ;)

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Making the exhaust pipes.

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Some new p/e parts.

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I made a new set of bumpers of 0.8mm brass sheet, the thickest material to be etched. However, it's difficult to get proper results with more than 0.5mm...

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Shaped, polished and nickle plated - not perfect, but I'll take them the way they are...

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Mounting the first one (the other ones need newly designed holders).

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Acceptable.

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Reverse side of the windshield frames with glass panes.

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Front side mounted.

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I'd be more than happy with those bumpers... all coming together nicely!

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Tom wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:36 pm
I'd be more than happy with those bumpers... all coming together nicely!
I'm always happy that once those detail parts are assembled, most of the blemishes seem to disappear ;) Sometimes I'm angry that I can't make certain details in a higher quality, on the other hand, after having spent days and weeks for some parts, you simply have to use them instead of starting again and again... :)

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The windshields...

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...together with the wipers are finally attached.

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Usual tip top work Jean

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+1
Superb PE, and I love those 'lift the dot' tonneau fasteners.

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Boogers Jean, if that's the level of work that comes out when you use parts that you think are "not good enough", i really can't imagine how the car would look if you used good parts :shock:
Absolutely impressive (as always).
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You know why Italians speak with their hands? Because they have to work a lot on their engines.

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reeft1 wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:27 pm
Usual tip top work Jean
Thanks, always trying my best :)
Tom wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:18 pm
+1 Superb PE, and I love those 'lift the dot' tonneau fasteners.
The smallest version of those dots has 0.4mm diameter - difficult to find on the table even with magnifying glasses :shock: But you know me, anything which can be made by photo-etching, will be made this way :D
LUW wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:14 am
Boogers Jean, if that's the level of work that comes out when you use parts that you think are "not good enough", i really can't imagine how the car would look if you used good parts :shock: Absolutely impressive (as always).
I know, that sounds like "fishing for compliments", but it's not meant this way, really. When planning parts, I always have a certain impression in my mind, and it's always annoying when when "the material resists" my attempts of making the parts. In German it's called "the malice of the object" :D

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The remaining parts for the interior.

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The handbrakes even stand alone :lol: (...and you won't see anything of them in the car!)

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Hard to believe, but it took several hours to assemble the steering wheels to the cars...

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...at least they look nice :P

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The ready-made taillights (metal-casted).

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...mounted to the cars. They are a little bit too big, but although I thought I'd have the fingers of an elf, this is the smallest size I could achieve... :)

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Wow, they look fantastic! The interiors are next level quality.

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Looks fantastic, I love the dashes, and it's so nice to see not one but two such works of art 8-)

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Both excellent. I like the 2-tone blue so much I think I'll use it on my next drag car.

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Jean B. wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:41 pm
Hard to believe, but it took several hours to assemble the steering wheels to the cars...
Must have been a bugger wiring up the horn Jean.

Love your work as always.
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Tom wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:47 pm
Wow, they look fantastic! The interiors are next level quality.
Thank you! As I said, it's all "know-how", the rest is done by laserjet & p/e device ;)
gilma wrote:
Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:36 am
Looks fantastic, I love the dashes, and it's so nice to see not one but two such works of art 8-)
It was a "last-minute" decision to make two of them, and I was lucky that exactly at that time one of those Mikansue gems was on ebay... :)
Alex_W wrote:
Sat Dec 07, 2019 5:15 pm
Both excellent. I like the 2-tone blue so much I think I'll use it on my next drag car.
I've already seen it :P Let me know if you need some advice for making pearlescent effects!
Jager wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:32 am
Must have been a bugger wiring up the horn Jean. Love your work as always.
:lol: There's a B-movie classic "The incredible shrinking Mr. C" - I guess sometimes some atomic rays would be helpful :D

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What's this for? Well, for getting the bumpers to the same height for future models ( :!: ) I want to save the layers I need...

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...for assisting the assembly.

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Foglights and licence plates...

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The front bumper for the blue one is "vee-d".

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Trim completed for the tail.

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First I thought the taillights framing the licence plate were later additions, but in fact they can be found on most of the vintage photos of Figoni Talbot-Lagos.

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The foglights are completed with lenses and the bumper got its horns.

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Done :D

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:shock: :shock: Words fail me. Every new build is better than the previous.

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