Voisin C27 Aérosport double feature: Ixo & Épokit

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Re: Voisin C27 Aérosport double feature: Ixo & Épokit

Post by Tom » Fri May 18, 2018 1:32 pm

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Re: Voisin C27 Aérosport double feature: Ixo & Épokit

Post by Tom » Sat May 19, 2018 3:00 am

Up to your usual standard, looks fantastic!

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Re: Voisin C27 Aérosport double feature: Ixo & Épokit

Post by LUW » Sat May 19, 2018 9:33 am

Jean, your work is looking a LOT better today. yesterday it looked so white and ephemeral.... :lol:
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Re: Voisin C27 Aérosport double feature: Ixo & Épokit

Post by Jager » Sun May 20, 2018 7:57 am

LUW wrote:
Sat May 19, 2018 9:33 am
Jean, your work is looking a LOT better today. yesterday it looked so white and ephemeral.... :lol:
I'm struggling a little with the fuchsia/crimson, but trying to hold judgement until I see the finished product.
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Re: Voisin C27 Aérosport double feature: Ixo & Épokit

Post by Jean B. » Sun May 20, 2018 1:38 pm

Tom wrote:
Sat May 19, 2018 3:00 am
Up to your usual standard, looks fantastic!
Glad to hear that from you :P ! After having read your latest topics regarding the quality of model cars my self-consciousness has weakened... :oops:
LUW wrote:
Sat May 19, 2018 9:33 am
Jean, your work is looking a LOT better today. yesterday it looked so white and ephemeral.... :lol:
The digital stuff... :? What have I read today in one of my Carl Barks comic books: "Luckily we live in the 20th century" :lol: (turning on the TV set)
Jager wrote:
Sun May 20, 2018 7:57 am
I'm struggling a little with the fuchsia/crimson, but trying to hold judgement until I see the finished product.
Believe me, I understand you entirely! It was no easy decision to choose that colour for me, too, but sometimes I think you have to try some crazy things. And I'm sure you will be reconciled seeing the finished car... ;)

Some works of today:

Polishing the hubcaps, first with a steel brush:

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...then with a silicone polisher and finally with a leather buffer and polishing paste:

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Front and reverse side:

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Scratch built exhaust device:

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Finished underside of the Épokit:

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...and of the Altaya:

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Finally all wheels are mounted:

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Detailing for the interior:

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Re: Voisin C27 Aérosport double feature: Ixo & Épokit

Post by Tom » Sun May 20, 2018 2:28 pm

Looks great so far, those wheels are really impressive! I'm starting to get used to your choice of colours, after all it's an unconventional car so it should wear interesting colours.

Don't worry, I don't think anyone doubts the quality of your work. Your models are the standard to judge the rest by (and I think most readymade models fall short).

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Re: Voisin C27 Aérosport double feature: Ixo & Épokit

Post by Jean B. » Mon May 21, 2018 1:25 pm

Tom wrote:
Sun May 20, 2018 2:28 pm
Looks great so far, those wheels are really impressive! I'm starting to get used to your choice of colours, after all it's an unconventional car so it should wear interesting colours.

Don't worry, I don't think anyone doubts the quality of your work. Your models are the standard to judge the rest by (and I think most readymade models fall short).
Thanks for understanding the colour choice :D ! That's exactly what I meant, there were many cars in that era which were simply crazy, I always try to "think myself into that time" to understand how the rich & famous & maharajas thought... ;) And believe me, I wasn't fishing for compliments, really :oops: I always adore Japanese builts, they always make the models look as if no human being had ever touched them - and then I'm disappointed that I don't achieve this level... :roll:

Today's work:

Windows were cut...

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...and glued into the rear cutouts:

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Window panes for my Altaya:

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And all the trim for the door panels:

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You don't see those parts in the Épokit due to its dizzy-gray interior:

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"Rubber sealings" and door hinges for the Épokit:

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Door panels glued into the Altaya:

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And the completed dashboards:

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(Unfortunately you can hardly see that I have made rotating handles on the right-hand side, it's simply too small for a normal camera...)

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Re: Voisin C27 Aérosport double feature: Ixo & Épokit

Post by Tom » Mon May 21, 2018 2:08 pm

:shock:

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Post by LUW » Mon May 21, 2018 3:08 pm

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Post by Jager » Mon May 21, 2018 8:06 pm

As always great attention to detail Jean despite the fact much of it can't be seen with the naked eye. That's true dedication.
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Re: Voisin C27 Aérosport double feature: Ixo & Épokit

Post by reeft1 » Tue May 22, 2018 1:28 pm

:shock: :shock:

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Re: Voisin C27 Aérosport double feature: Ixo & Épokit

Post by Jean B. » Wed May 23, 2018 1:51 pm

Tom wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 2:08 pm
:shock:
LUW wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 3:08 pm
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Jager wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 8:06 pm
As always great attention to detail Jean despite the fact much of it can't be seen with the naked eye. That's true dedication.
reeft1 wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 1:28 pm
:shock: :shock:
I interprete all that as a kind of agreement with what I'm doing :lol: You know, I really didn't want to make all these weird details, but I also didn't know how to simplify them. So I made every detail similar to the original... :roll:

Dashboard in the Épokit:

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Steering wheel:

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The seats for the Altaya had to be raised a little, so I made some p/e parts to do that:

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Becoming a car:

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Et voilà, the sliding roof:

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Re: Voisin C27 Aérosport double feature: Ixo & Épokit

Post by LUW » Wed May 23, 2018 2:13 pm

Holy shit! :shock: :shock: :shock:
You've outdone yourself this time!!!
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Re: Voisin C27 Aérosport double feature: Ixo & Épokit

Post by Tom » Wed May 23, 2018 3:00 pm

These will look great in your diorama and display. Fantastic.

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Re: Voisin C27 Aérosport double feature: Ixo & Épokit

Post by Jager » Thu May 24, 2018 6:11 am

Lovely work Jean.
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Re: Voisin C27 Aérosport double feature: Ixo & Épokit

Post by David MG » Thu May 24, 2018 6:26 am

Getting frustrated to see the final all assembled pics.
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Re: Voisin C27 Aérosport double feature: Ixo & Épokit

Post by Jean B. » Thu May 24, 2018 1:09 pm

LUW wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 2:13 pm
Holy shit! :shock: :shock: :shock: You've outdone yourself this time!!!
I was quite scared if this really would work... :o The rails had to be fixed with an exact distance to each other so that the roof would slide. The original construction is so ingenious that I found it absolutely necessary to repeat this with the model :)
Tom wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 3:00 pm
These will look great in your diorama and display. Fantastic.
I'm sure there will be some nice pictures :) But please remember that the blue one will find its way to my customer, only the magenta one will stay with me :(
Jager wrote:
Thu May 24, 2018 6:11 am
Lovely work Jean.
Thank you :) ! This is the test for the big Voisin Aérodyne with the same roof construction, but three times as large... :shock:
David MG wrote:
Thu May 24, 2018 6:26 am
Getting frustrated to see the final all assembled pics.
Believe me, I can understand you so good! But we must have some patience, a lot of p/e parts is not yet designed, this will be the work for the coming weekend :)

License plates, trunk handle and rear lights are mounted:

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Hood latches and bonnet center hinge:

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Re: Voisin C27 Aérosport double feature: Ixo & Épokit

Post by gilma » Sat May 26, 2018 2:39 am

Fantastic !! 8-) It's really nice to get to those final stages where all the little details come together.

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Re: Voisin C27 Aérosport double feature: Ixo & Épokit

Post by Tom » Sat May 26, 2018 3:15 am

Your techniques for making parts look a little more refined with every model. Those number plates are great.

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Re: Voisin C27 Aérosport double feature: Ixo & Épokit

Post by Jean B. » Sat May 26, 2018 12:25 pm

gilma wrote:
Sat May 26, 2018 2:39 am
Fantastic !! 8-) It's really nice to get to those final stages where all the little details come together.
Indeed it is! But believe me, there's much despair... :roll: Usually I can only fix one single tiny part after the other and thus it takes several hours to finish - for example - only the headlights or the door hinges. Model building teaches patience... :)
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Your techniques for making parts look a little more refined with every model. Those number plates are great.
It's a story of trial & error! Of course I try to make finer parts from time to time, but sometimes I fail and I have to go a "step back". In general I agree, I can now make much more detailed parts than two years ago, but on the other hand designing and making those parts needs much more time... :roll: The past half year I had much trouble with photo-etching, cannot exactly say why :?: Meanwhile I've made a kind of "trouble-shooting" for every single step and hope that the process will be more fluently in the future... cross your fingers :)

Main work for today was designing the last p/e parts and preparing films for etching tomorrow. Beside that I finished the headlights. First the holes were painted with the "chromium pen" from Molotow, a fantastic tool for smaller areas to be "chrome-plated". Afterwards a small dot of yellow-tinted glue was applied to imitate "French" lights:

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The resin-casted lenses in the p/e rings:

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Quite nice effect in the end:

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Re: Voisin C27 Aérosport double feature: Ixo & Épokit

Post by Jean B. » Mon May 28, 2018 1:05 pm

The (hopefully) last turn of photo-etching was successful, so I should now have all parts necessary for finishing the two Voisins :P Furthermore I modified the radiator grille for the Altaya model. First a template for the radiator mask was photo-etched, allowing to cut out the shape out of BMF. This sticked onto the brass grille and fixed on a wooden pick:

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Sprayed with paint and removed the BMF foil:

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Dunked into the etching bath for 50 minutes, afterwards the paint washed off, now the cutout for the mask is made:

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Another template helps drilling the hole for the "whatever-it-is" (does anybody know? Looks similar like the gearbox for the Cord L29, but the Voisin has no front-wheel-drive... is it the front-end of the crankshaft???):

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Some brightwork is mounted, the strips at the bottom edge, radiator grille and two small hooks at the front end of the bonnet:

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Running boards and door handles:

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Re: Voisin C27 Aérosport double feature: Ixo & Épokit

Post by Tom » Mon May 28, 2018 1:19 pm

Fantastic, so close to the finish now.
The hole in the radiator grill isn't for the starting handle?

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Re: Voisin C27 Aérosport double feature: Ixo & Épokit

Post by Jager » Wed May 30, 2018 10:41 am

Looking good Jean. Love all the little PE parts to take it to another level.
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Re: Voisin C27 Aérosport double feature: Ixo & Épokit

Post by Jean B. » Wed May 30, 2018 1:38 pm

Tom wrote:
Mon May 28, 2018 1:19 pm
Fantastic, so close to the finish now. The hole in the radiator grill isn't for the starting handle?
I don't think so, seems a little big for a starting handle, doesn't it? The Hispano K6 by the way has the same "thing"... :?: Here's a photo, you can recognize an adjustable handle in the front:

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Jager wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 10:41 am
Looking good Jean. Love all the little PE parts to take it to another level.
Or: "How to make a REAL model car out of an Altaya toy car" :lol: But this special car is a challenge: The Épokit is made of resin and lacks many details, the Altaya and Spark use the same cast and have a wrong scale and are too fat on the hips, the Minichamps shows (like Altaya and Spark) the replica version with the too low roof line. Couldn't anyone make a metal model according to the original car???

And today: The trim for the Altaya is started to be fixed:

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The parts for the rear bumper (there's no front bumper to be seen on the original car pic):

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