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 Jager » Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:59 pm

Fantastic....it looks nothing like a Morgan now.
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Re: Alvis 4.3 Open Tourer by J&M Classics

Post by DeadCanDanceR » Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:08 am

It's looking fantastic! :)
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Re: Alvis 4.3 Open Tourer by J&M Classics

Post by GBOAC002 » Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:25 am

Spot on!

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Re: Alvis 4.3 Open Tourer by J&M Classics

Post by Jean B. » Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:07 pm

Tom wrote:
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.
:P See, the dashboard proves that there's no need to do everything in photo-etching :D Regarding the colour scheme my newly made colour fan did a good job! It's so fine to choose the original colours on small cards and arrange them and find out what's working and what's not. Should have made this long before... :)
Jager wrote:
Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:59 pm
Fantastic....it looks nothing like a Morgan now.
Thank you! Well, the Morgan is no ugly car, I like it very much! But the four-seater (I don't know whether they still make this at all...?) spoiled me early in life: roadsters with four seats became a no-go for my taste due to this car. But the Alvis seems to make it good for me, again... 8-)
DeadCanDanceR wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:08 am
It's looking fantastic! :)
Thanks, happy to hear that!
GBOAC002 wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:25 am
Spot on!
Not yet :o Wait a couple of days until it's finished!

See the small hood latches?:

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Door handles, hinges and winkers:

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Steering wheel:

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The former, original mudguards are too thick for my taste, so I made p/e ones:

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Radiator grille black-washed plus Alvis badge on top:

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Re: Alvis 4.3 Open Tourer by J&M Classics

Post by Tom » Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:12 pm

...

:shock:

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Re: Alvis 4.3 Open Tourer by J&M Classics

Post by Jean B. » Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:09 pm

Tom wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:12 pm
... :shock:
:D

And finally: first shots of the finished model!

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More pictures until Friday :P

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Re: Alvis 4.3 Open Tourer by J&M Classics

Post by Tom » Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:19 pm

Utterly amazing. The disc wheels are in that for a large part, but your choice of colours and the detailing (I can't stop looking at the dash) helps too.

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Re: Alvis 4.3 Open Tourer by J&M Classics

Post by David MG » Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:38 pm

Superb! Love the wheels, such a change from wires.
I am mildly surprised that you didn't replace the w/screen frame though.
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Re: Alvis 4.3 Open Tourer by J&M Classics

Post by reeft1 » Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:51 pm

Very good looking model

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Re: Alvis 4.3 Open Tourer by J&M Classics

Post by Jean B. » Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:27 pm

Tom wrote:
Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:19 pm
Utterly amazing. The disc wheels are in that for a large part, but your choice of colours and the detailing (I can't stop looking at the dash) helps too.
I'm so glad that I found the one single picture showing the disc wheels :o ! Thanks for your joining this thread and your kind comments!
David MG wrote:
Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:38 pm
Superb! Love the wheels, such a change from wires. I am mildly surprised that you didn't replace the w/screen frame though.
As I already said, the model is so perfectly made that I simply wanted to keep as many original parts as possible. And in the case of the w/screen frame: this has so many "3D-details" like hinges and the wide ends at the sides, which are nearly impossible to repeat by photo-etching. If I had done so, the frame would have been much more elegant, but some nice details were gone, too...
reeft1 wrote:
Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:51 pm
Very good looking model
Thank you! Always trying my best... :P

And now some fresh pictures of the Alvis:

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Re: Alvis 4.3 Open Tourer by J&M Classics

Post by Tom » Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:58 pm

You can be proud of this, it belongs in the front row of the display. Oh, and the closed roof looks great too.

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Re: Alvis 4.3 Open Tourer by J&M Classics

Post by Serafa » Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:19 pm

Everything about this model is outstanding. Congratulations once again! Wunderbar!

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Re: Alvis 4.3 Open Tourer by J&M Classics

Post by CDM » Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:09 am

Yet another amazing piece of work.

I think for me its the dashboard that's the best bit.

So whats next....?

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Re: Alvis 4.3 Open Tourer by J&M Classics

Post by DeadCanDanceR » Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:56 am

Awesome! ;)
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Re: Alvis 4.3 Open Tourer by J&M Classics

Post by Jager » Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:30 am

CDM wrote:
Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:09 am
I think for me its the dashboard that's the best bit.
I think that's what keeps drawing me in as well.
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Re: Alvis 4.3 Open Tourer by J&M Classics

Post by BertOne » Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:05 am

Jager wrote:
Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:30 am
CDM wrote:
Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:09 am
I think for me its the dashboard that's the best bit.
I think that's what keeps drawing me in as well.
That dash is superb; looks like wood, not like a shiny decal that the rest of us are used to.

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Re: Alvis 4.3 Open Tourer by J&M Classics

Post by Jean B. » Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:35 pm

Tom wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:58 pm
You can be proud of this, it belongs in the front row of the display. Oh, and the closed roof looks great too.
...at least for the next couple of years it will stay in the front row ;) After finishing I noticed that it would have been better to overdo the closed roof, it's too long... But I don't like such a huge closed roof on a four-seater, anyway, so it's fine the way it is :)
Serafa wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:19 pm
Everything about this model is outstanding. Congratulations once again! Wunderbar!
Dankeschön! I guess it's not that outstanding :oops: , but I have to admit, I simply like it very much, too! :P
CDM wrote:
Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:09 am
Yet another amazing piece of work. I think for me its the dashboard that's the best bit.
So whats next....? Chris
Funny that you all are thrilled by the dashboard :D And what's next? Well, tune in tomorrow, after A for Alvis I'll continue with B for ??? ;)
DeadCanDanceR wrote:
Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:56 am
Awesome! ;)
Thank you! Better awesome than awful, I guess :lol:
Jager wrote:
Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:30 am
I think that's what keeps drawing me in as well.
BertOne wrote:
Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:05 am
That dash is superb; looks like wood, not like a shiny decal that the rest of us are used to.
Well, you can make good dashboards even with decals, if you take a good pattern. But I like to imitate wood with brush and colour, and believe me, it's very easy! You only have to take two matching browns, a thin, better an old thin brush and to paint the two tones at one time. After drying finishing with a medium gloss coat, and that's all! :D

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Re: Alvis 4.3 Open Tourer by J&M Classics

Post by gilma » Sat Jul 07, 2018 12:57 pm

Wow, So much I have missed! It turned out fantastic 8-)
The colors work great together, the grille, headlights, dash and wheels look wonderful as are all the small details.

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