Alvis 4.3 Open Tourer by J&M Classics

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Re: Alvis 4.3 Open Tourer by J&M Classics

Post by LUW » Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:31 pm

Cool. BUT I wouldn't put the tires directly in contact with the resin, with fear of both plastics interacting. I would use the pedestal under the chassis, that is metal, and even so, would put a sheet of paper or something inbetween as a buffer.
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Re: Alvis 4.3 Open Tourer by J&M Classics

Post by Jean B. » Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:31 pm

Tom wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:55 pm
I like those pedestals, just don't knock the display or you'll have some restoration work to do...
LUW wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:31 pm
Cool. BUT I wouldn't put the tires directly in contact with the resin, with fear of both plastics interacting. I would use the pedestal under the chassis, that is metal, and even so, would put a sheet of paper or something inbetween as a buffer.
Thanks for your caring, really nice :P ! Each of the two displays is firmly screwed to the wall. It would need a medium earthquake to shake them, and this is rather unusual in Berlin... :D And I don't mind interacting of tires and pedestals. This is usually the case when two different "softeners" of thermoplastics collide. The epoxy resin does not contain such softeners, and my self-built models have epoxy-cast tires, anyway. But I will have a look regularly, simply when taking my models out for playing with them im the sandpit :lol:

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Beside several small works I designed the remaining p/e parts and I hope that I have not forgotten anything (like usual... :roll: ). So tomorrow this will be one of the major works:

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Re: Alvis 4.3 Open Tourer by J&M Classics

Post by Tom » Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:36 pm

That does look quite good, with the raised model.

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Re: Alvis 4.3 Open Tourer by J&M Classics

Post by DeadCanDanceR » Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:40 pm

Tom wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:36 pm
That does look quite good, with the raised model.
x 2 :)
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Re: Alvis 4.3 Open Tourer by J&M Classics

Post by GBOAC002 » Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:59 pm

It's nice to know your toys get played with... :D

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Re: Alvis 4.3 Open Tourer by J&M Classics

Post by Jean B. » Sat Jun 23, 2018 1:32 pm

Tom wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:36 pm
That does look quite good, with the raised model.
DeadCanDanceR wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:40 pm
x 2 :)
First I've tried with clear Lego bricks, but for this unique showcase I wanted to have a specially designed solution. Now it's much more work, but I think it's worth it :)
GBOAC002 wrote:
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It's nice to know your toys get played with... :D
You know, if I finish my meals, they let me out for an hour each day... :mrgreen:

Etching is o.k., but I'm not sure if I have to repeat some parts which don't fit that good than I've expected... :roll: :

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Dash is ready now:

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Good news: masking and airbrushing the darker blue worked very well:

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Bad news: the Maskol (latex) for masking made the light blue greenish (the front wings show the original colour), so I guess I have to repeat painting the body... :evil: :

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Re: Alvis 4.3 Open Tourer by J&M Classics

Post by Tom » Sun Jun 24, 2018 1:58 am

That is a shame. Is it permanent?

The dash looks amazing.

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Re: Alvis 4.3 Open Tourer by J&M Classics

Post by Jager » Sun Jun 24, 2018 4:02 am

It’s such a classy looking car, I wonder if it even needs a 2-tone paint scheme ?
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Re: Alvis 4.3 Open Tourer by J&M Classics

Post by klubman01 » Sun Jun 24, 2018 4:37 am

I have had similar experiences with Maskol.
I now use MicroScale's Super Mask. Similar concept and use, but no discolouration.

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Re: Alvis 4.3 Open Tourer by J&M Classics

Post by Jean B. » Sun Jun 24, 2018 1:25 pm

Tom wrote:
Sun Jun 24, 2018 1:58 am
That is a shame. Is it permanent?The dash looks amazing.
Unfortunately it is! I waited over night if the yellow shade would vanish, but it hasn't. Then I thought about simply spraying over, but I fear that the latex softener would spread from the lower paint layers to the new ones above, so I decided to make a cut and strip off the body completely. Well, at least I now know how I have to do it... :)
Jager wrote:
Sun Jun 24, 2018 4:02 am
It’s such a classy looking car, I wonder if it even needs a 2-tone paint scheme ?
I think it does. There are lots of vintage pictures, always showing a two-tone scheme. Generally the car had spoke wheels, and often the rear wheels had the contrasting colour, quite funny! The picture I refer to also shows a slightly darker beltline and trunk, and the relief of the different areas suggest a two-tone scheme, too.
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Sun Jun 24, 2018 4:37 am
I have had similar experiences with Maskol. I now use MicroScale's Super Mask. Similar concept and use, but no discolouration.
Thanks a lot for the hint! This time I worked with Revell's "Colour Stop" which seems to be yellowish natural latex. The last years I used Humbrol's "Maskol", which is tinted violet - at least I cannot remember that this discoloured the paint. But I will try MicroScale, always looking for better solutions... :)

No surprise, we had this level already, but nevertheless a pic' of today's work, body stripped off again and primed another time:

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Something more pleasant: the mascot! Alvis seems to have had no own original mascot, this one - an Indian - was also used by other manufacturers. Sometimes the Indian held a spear, but not always.

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Re: Alvis 4.3 Open Tourer by J&M Classics

Post by Tom » Sun Jun 24, 2018 1:35 pm

The mascot is a miniature work of art.

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Re: Alvis 4.3 Open Tourer by J&M Classics

Post by Jean B. » Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:10 pm

Tom wrote:
Sun Jun 24, 2018 1:35 pm
The mascot is a miniature work of art.
Not at all, but thanks! It's quite easy, you only have to take a photo from the web showing a mascot from the side and then to draw the outline in your graphic programme. But it's nice to make all the different mascots you need for your collection this way... :D

At least it's blue again:

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Licence plates:

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And detailing of some small parts:

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Re: Alvis 4.3 Open Tourer by J&M Classics

Post by Tom » Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:18 pm

Those number plates look like proper plates, correct typeface and all! The steering wheels's beautiful too.

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Re: Alvis 4.3 Open Tourer by J&M Classics

Post by Jean B. » Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:57 pm

Tom wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:18 pm
Those number plates look like proper plates, correct typeface and all! The steering wheels's beautiful too.
I use this typeface quite often, it's one of the "Agency" fonts which suits English and US cars perfectly. Although making steering wheels mostly by etching, this one's made so nicely with the three small knobs, that I wanted to keep it :)

And finally, masking and airbrushing worked well and I've already sprayed the first layer of clear lacquer:

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Everything will be fine now :D

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Re: Alvis 4.3 Open Tourer by J&M Classics

Post by Tom » Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:28 pm

Ahhh yes, superb choice of colours!

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Re: Alvis 4.3 Open Tourer by J&M Classics

Post by reeft1 » Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:51 am

Looks lovely

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Re: Alvis 4.3 Open Tourer by J&M Classics

Post by Jean B. » Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:14 pm

Tom wrote:
Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:28 pm
Ahhh yes, superb choice of colours!
..isn't it :D ? Below you'll find a picture taken under daylight. With the clear lacquer the colours look a little bit softer, not so ultra-bright as unfinished and under LED light.
reeft1 wrote:
Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:51 am
Looks lovely
Thanks! It was a very spontaneous choice which colours I'd take, and I'm happy with the combination :P

With a second layer of clear lacquer (if there should be a third one, I'll decide tomorrow...):

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Interior is almost ready:

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And the wheels are ready, too:

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Re: Alvis 4.3 Open Tourer by J&M Classics

Post by Tom » Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:27 pm

Moving along very nicely indeed! As usual, every little detail is modelled to perfection. This might turn out to be my favourite of your creations...

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Re: Alvis 4.3 Open Tourer by J&M Classics

Post by DeadCanDanceR » Fri Jun 29, 2018 4:06 pm

Looking great! :)

Nice choice of colours.
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Re: Alvis 4.3 Open Tourer by J&M Classics

Post by Jean B. » Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:12 pm

Tom wrote:
Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:27 pm
Moving along very nicely indeed! As usual, every little detail is modelled to perfection. This might turn out to be my favourite of your creations...
Perhaps due to the elegant blue shades? Making more and more models, I meanwhile have to divide between "front row" and "second row" models, in a few years this will cause hard decisions... :)
DeadCanDanceR wrote:
Fri Jun 29, 2018 4:06 pm
Looking great! :) Nice choice of colours.
Thank you :P And congratulations to Mexico for reaching next round of World Cup! Germany has fallen into a deep depression... :cry:

After a third coating with clear lacquer, body parts are polished and ready, interior is started to be painted:

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Hoods are ready:

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...and windshield with window panes as well:

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Re: Alvis 4.3 Open Tourer by J&M Classics

Post by Jager » Sun Jul 01, 2018 12:11 am

I'll admit I wasn't that convinced of the colour scheme when the first coats of paint were applied, but have to admit that's looking really good, especially with the matching disc wheels.
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Re: Alvis 4.3 Open Tourer by J&M Classics

Post by reeft1 » Sun Jul 01, 2018 2:30 am

Roof is the bees knees. I echo my colleague- this may be my favourite so far.

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Re: Alvis 4.3 Open Tourer by J&M Classics

Post by Jean B. » Sun Jul 01, 2018 1:28 pm

Jager wrote:
Sun Jul 01, 2018 12:11 am
I'll admit I wasn't that convinced of the colour scheme when the first coats of paint were applied, but have to admit that's looking really good, especially with the matching disc wheels.
And I'm so glad that the car now finds your approval :D ! It's funny, for me the car looks with disc wheels more "adult" and less like a Morgan 4/4 ;)
reeft1 wrote:
Sun Jul 01, 2018 2:30 am
Roof is the bees knees. I echo my colleague- this may be my favourite so far.
:lol: I remember that I bought this car only as I had some withdrawal symptoms, and now I obviously exactly meet the taste of you guys... :P

Chassis, wheels and bumpers are mounted:

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Already looking like a car:

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Re: Alvis 4.3 Open Tourer by J&M Classics

Post by Tom » Sun Jul 01, 2018 3:19 pm

Wow. Utterly fantastic.
The dash is a real work of art, an eyecatcher. The paintwork is amazing too.

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