Voisin C27 Aérosport double feature: Ixo & Épokit

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Re: Voisin C27 Aérosport double feature: Ixo & Épokit

Post by Tom » Wed May 30, 2018 1:52 pm

Yes, it's really annoying that some cars cannot be modelled properly. I have a few examples myself.

Meanwhile, these are starting to look fantastic. I love it that you put so much work into models that look almost finished, and it always pays.

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Re: Voisin C27 Aérosport double feature: Ixo & Épokit

Post by GBOAC002 » Thu May 31, 2018 4:31 am

'A Work of Art' is no exaggeration.

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Re: Voisin C27 Aérosport double feature: Ixo & Épokit

Post by Jean B. » Thu May 31, 2018 12:43 pm

Tom wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 1:52 pm
Yes, it's really annoying that some cars cannot be modelled properly. I have a few examples myself. Meanwhile, these are starting to look fantastic. I love it that you put so much work into models that look almost finished, and it always pays.
It's a crazy thing, with every new model I swear only to make the absolutely necessary parts and to use mainly original parts, but then I plan more and more and by the end only the rough body is left and all details are made newly. But well, that's the way it is :) , and of course I have to admit that it's satisfying anyhow! I always say that I make a certain model only once in a lifetime, and so I want it to "last forever" :P
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'A Work of Art' is no exaggeration.
Very kind, thank you! Indeed I feel like an artist, at least I think that I feel the same inner struggles and processes a real artist seems to have when being creative. But I know that model building is no art, rather a kind of artisanal goods (in German it's called "Kunstgewerbe"), but I've had a faible for this my whole life :D

The rear of both models is finished with all details:

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Front end of the Épokit gets its trim:

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Time to start with the radiator for the Altaya:

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Mask airbrushed black, holes drilled into the grille for supporters and mascot and tin-plated:

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Re: Voisin C27 Aérosport double feature: Ixo & Épokit

Post by Tom » Thu May 31, 2018 1:24 pm

It's amazing to see the amount of work that goes into these last details. And I'm pretty sure that everything translates into a better end product.

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Re: Voisin C27 Aérosport double feature: Ixo & Épokit

Post by Jean B. » Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:16 pm

Tom wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 1:24 pm
It's amazing to see the amount of work that goes into these last details. And I'm pretty sure that everything translates into a better end product.
You won't believe what amount of work goes into the last details :shock: I made quite ambitious p/e parts this time, and they are so very small that I simply didn't know how to handle them :roll: Especially the "holders" at the sides of the windscreen took several hours today... The radiator grille for the Altaya is delayed as I had to re-do the black painting. On the other hand, the Épokit is completely finished :P :

The window panes are cut out, the side bars covered with black BMF, a hole drilled into the center for fixing the wipers:

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mise en place:

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The wiper construction with 0.2mm acupuncture needle in 0.3mm holes in the wipers (new record for photo-etching :lol: !):

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Perfect:

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Trim for windscreen, hood ornament:

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Voisin writing below the hood mascot:

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Hope my customer will like it... :)

Windscreen & wipers for the Altaya:

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Re: Voisin C27 Aérosport double feature: Ixo & Épokit

Post by Tom » Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:26 pm

... :shock: :shock:

(speechless)

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Re: Voisin C27 Aérosport double feature: Ixo & Épokit

Post by klubman01 » Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:31 pm

Speechless doesn't even come close!

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Post by LUW » Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:06 pm

[silence]
:checkered_flag: Luciano :checkered_flag:

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Re: Voisin C27 Aérosport double feature: Ixo & Épokit

Post by Jager » Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:36 pm

Wow, I don't think I've ever seen windscreen wipers that detailed before. Whatever your customer is paying you, it isn't enough !
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Re: Voisin C27 Aérosport double feature: Ixo & Épokit

Post by Jean B. » Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:17 pm

Tom wrote:
Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:26 pm
... :shock: :shock: (speechless)
klubman01 wrote:
Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:31 pm
Speechless doesn't even come close!
LUW wrote:
Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:06 pm
[silence]
C'mon guys, take a deep breath and talk to me again, we're in no monastery :lol:
Jager wrote:
Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:36 pm
Wow, I don't think I've ever seen windscreen wipers that detailed before. Whatever your customer is paying you, it isn't enough !
At a time I really wondered if I should make the wipers movable, but I guess this would have driven me crazy - entirely :roll: And yes, frankly spoken, I guess I won't get that much for that car, but sometimes you simply have to do what a man has to :D

No big surprise, the Altaya version is ready now! First the parts for the radiator grille:

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...quite nice:

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Finished:

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Tomorrow I'll clean the cars and prepare the diorama, and on Monday I will take some really nice pictures, stay tuned :P

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Re: Voisin C27 Aérosport double feature: Ixo & Épokit

Post by Tom » Sat Jun 02, 2018 2:20 pm

Fantastic result!

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Post by reeft1 » Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:17 pm

Congratulations. Work you can be very proud of.

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Re: Voisin C27 Aérosport double feature: Ixo & Épokit

Post by Jean B. » Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:42 pm

Tom wrote:
Sat Jun 02, 2018 2:20 pm
Fantastic result!
Thank you :P ! Like always it has been a pleasure to receive all your comments and encouragement!
reeft1 wrote:
Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:17 pm
Congratulations. Work you can be very proud of.
Thank you so much! Indeed, to be honest, I am proud of... :oops:

Ready? Let's go:

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The rare opportunity to see the original Altaya model and my conversion alongside (still don't know why I had bought this model twice...???):

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And, for the last time, the two Voisins of my workshop united:

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Photos for my "Cheverny" topic will follow soon...

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Re: Voisin C27 Aérosport double feature: Ixo & Épokit

Post by Tom » Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:51 pm

That's not an upgrade of the Altaya. It's a total rebuild... Both are now artisan models. My hat's off to you!

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Post by reeft1 » Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:43 pm

Applause!

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Post by dcast » Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:45 pm

Fantastic work :)
You must have very steady hand to be able to install so tiny parts, for example that 0,2mm part in 0,3mm hole. I don't know if I'd hit even 2mm hole :lol:

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Post by LUW » Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:19 pm

I'm out of superlatives :shock:
But stunning, to say the least.
:checkered_flag: Luciano :checkered_flag:

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Post by Jager » Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:52 pm

So if I understand correctly Jean, the blue (Épokit) version is for your customer and the pink (IXO) version is for yourself. It must be hard to let one of these go.
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Re: Voisin C27 Aérosport double feature: Ixo & Épokit

Post by johann.nunweiller » Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:07 am

Very interesting and pleasant to my soul!
Congratulations on modeling talent!

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Re: Voisin C27 Aérosport double feature: Ixo & Épokit

Post by Paulius43 » Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:54 am

Drools all around the place!
I totally love the functional sliding roof.. and the doors seem to open, too from the pictures :lol:

After seeing these pictures I only wish all models were that detailed!.. But they aren't :x
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Re: Voisin C27 Aérosport double feature: Ixo & Épokit

Post by Jean B. » Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:42 pm

Tom wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:51 pm
That's not an upgrade of the Altaya. It's a total rebuild... Both are now artisan models. My hat's off to you!
I've simply made what was necessary... ;) Thanks for joining this project and the compliments :P !
reeft1 wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:43 pm
Applause!
I bow to you!
dcast wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:45 pm
Fantastic work :) You must have very steady hand to be able to install so tiny parts, for example that 0,2mm part in 0,3mm hole. I don't know if I'd hit even 2mm hole :lol:
Well, I always work after hearing :lol:
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I'm out of superlatives :shock: But stunning, to say the least.
Thank you! This car was not yet on my schedule, so I needed some time to get familiar with, but now I'm satisfied... :P
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So if I understand correctly Jean, the blue (Épokit) version is for your customer and the pink (IXO) version is for yourself. It must be hard to let one of these go.
It's not so very hard... When I know from the beginning that it is not my own car, I'm a kind of "prepared". But I already had some offers for cars of my own collection, and such I have to reject entirely... :)
johann.nunweiller wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:07 am
Very interesting and pleasant to my soul! Congratulations on modeling talent!
Thanks a lot! And indeed, model-building is pleasant to my soul as well :D
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Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:54 am
Drools all around the place! I totally love the functional sliding roof.. and the doors seem to open, too from the pictures :lol: After seeing these pictures I only wish all models were that detailed!.. But they aren't :x
Believe me, I agree with fully with your wish, then I would have much more time for doing other things (although I just don't know what this could be...) :lol: And no, the doors are not opening, it's just the thick black rubber sealing which all those Voisins had. I'm sure there are some model-builders who are able to make opening doors and bonnets, but that's a thing I'm simply unable to do :(

Thank you all for joining this thread, now the Voisin found its new home, and I've already started the next project - actually the next two projects, have a look... :P

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Re: Voisin C27 Aérosport double feature: Ixo & Épokit

Post by BertOne » Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:51 am

Stunning work as usual Jean but I have to ask, which of the two do you prefer?

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Re: Voisin C27 Aérosport double feature: Ixo & Épokit

Post by Jean B. » Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:50 pm

BertOne wrote:
Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:51 am
Stunning work as usual Jean but I have to ask, which of the two do you prefer?
Thank you :P ! I indeed prefer my own pink one! I love unusual colours, and together with the original coloured interior I find this quite sexy! There will be lots of cars in my collection wearing blue/black/white/silver... :)

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Re: Voisin C27 Aérosport double feature: Ixo & Épokit

Post by gilma » Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:12 pm

Fantastic models, beautiful details, as always 8-)

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