Mercedes C111-IV

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Re: Mercedes C111-IV

Post by Tom » Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:25 pm

Think I prefer the regular C111... this looks like an evil submarine thingy, something worthy of a Bond villain. However it's coming along nicely, your wheels are top notch.

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Re: Mercedes C111-IV

Post by Jean B. » Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:23 pm

Tom wrote:
Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:25 pm
Think I prefer the regular C111... this looks like an evil submarine thingy, something worthy of a Bond villain. However it's coming along nicely, your wheels are top notch.
Thank you! Imagine, today I've checked if the wheels fit into the body, and I noticed that you cannot see anything of the rear wheels! I could have saved at least a complete day if I had simply left the rear wheels the way they were... :roll:

Today I airbrushed a second layer of clear lacquer, and I decided to leave it this way. I find this kit very difficult to paint, as you absolutely must not touch the rear fins, so you cannot sand & polish the lacquer. On the other hand you also cannot reach the area between the fins, even if you airbrush with very low pressure. For the future I guess I stay with my pre-war model cars... :)

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Re: Mercedes C111-IV

Post by Tom » Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:29 pm

Paintwork looks very good. Nice gloss!

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Re: Mercedes C111-IV

Post by LUW » Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:18 pm

That looks really good!
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Re: Mercedes C111-IV

Post by Galaxy Gaz » Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:03 pm

LUW wrote:
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:18 pm
That looks really good!
Oh no , we know what that means :roll:
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Re: Mercedes C111-IV

Post by Jager » Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:51 pm

That looks awesome Jean.....can't wait to see it with the front wing attached.

Don't forget to paint the Naca ducts black.
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Re: Mercedes C111-IV

Post by reeft1 » Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:45 am

Looks excellent

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Re: Mercedes C111-IV

Post by Jean B. » Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:07 pm

Tom wrote:
Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:29 pm
Paintwork looks very good. Nice gloss!
Nice to hear, although I'm not really happy with it... As already said, it's - at least for me - very difficult to decide which paint with which technique I should use. The thicker paints, which will give a perfect shine, cannot be sprayed on so difficult shapes and sharp edges, thinner paint stays rather silk-matt. And still I'm not a professional in using an airbrush... :oops: So most of the work still follows "trial and error", I guess :roll:
Galaxy Gaz wrote:
Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:03 pm
LUW wrote:
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:18 pm
That looks really good!
Oh no , we know what that means :roll:
Now I'm confused, my English is too bad to understand innuendos and word games :?:
Jager wrote:
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:51 pm
That looks awesome Jean.....can't wait to see it with the front wing attached. Don't forget to paint the Naca ducts black.
Thanks for the flowers, but have a little patience, please. In Germany we say "an old woman is no express train", but have a look at the pictures below :) And thanks for the contribution to my English vocabulary, "Naca ducts" - never heard before :lol:
reeft1 wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:45 am
Looks excellent
Thank you so much! I constantly fear to fail with a kit, especially with such a special type, so I need feedback of you :)

The bonnet is sprayed with a matte finish (AlClad II), the original car seems to have a raw aluminium hood:

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And all details are painted black now, including the "naca ducts" (what the hell does that mean...??? :D ):

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Re: Mercedes C111-IV

Post by Tom » Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:37 pm

Actually NACA, for National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics. Later, this agency changed their name to NASA.

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Re: Mercedes C111-IV

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

Tom wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:37 pm
Actually NACA, for National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics. Later, this agency changed their name to NASA.
:shock: Thanks for this explanation "Man wird alt wie 'ne Kuh, und lernt immer noch dazu" (you're getting old like a cow, and learning more right now) :lol:

One of the most delicate works has begun: Mounting the window panes! At least, the "easier" ones for the sides, are at their place:

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Re: Mercedes C111-IV

Post by Tom » Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:34 pm

Looks like a job that would tax even your patience.

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Re: Mercedes C111-IV

Post by LUW » Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:34 pm

Jean B. wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:07 pm
Galaxy Gaz wrote:
Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:03 pm
LUW wrote:
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:18 pm
That looks really good!
Oh no , we know what that means :roll:
Now I'm confused, my English is too bad to understand innuendos and word games :?:
He's saying that I'm gonna end buying one :roll:
Preposterous! As if this place has any suggestion power over me...
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Re: Mercedes C111-IV

Post by Jean B. » Sat Jun 23, 2018 1:22 pm

Tom wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:34 pm
Looks like a job that would tax even your patience.
Blood, sweat and tears! :mrgreen: But I guess I've made it... :)
LUW wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:34 pm
He's saying that I'm gonna end buying one :roll: Preposterous! As if this place has any suggestion power over me...
Now I see, thanks :D ! Should you be interested, I could give you the address where to buy this particular one, let me know! (...buy-it-buy-it-buy-it...*whisper*)

The front window is mounted, too, I've spent a couple of hours, but at last it worked better than I've thought :) :

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As this was the last really difficult work, I'll get slowly to assembling the car, as it seems...

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Re: Mercedes C111-IV

Post by Jager » Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:23 pm

Congratulations on the window ftting. A "coupe of hours" to get this right even for someone of your skill shows great patience. Most of us would have thrown the model across the room after the first 20 minutes !
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Re: Mercedes C111-IV

Post by Tom » Sun Jun 24, 2018 1:49 am

Very impressive work, window fit is excellent!

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Re: Mercedes C111-IV

Post by Jean B. » Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:04 pm

Jager wrote:
Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:23 pm
Congratulations on the window ftting. A "coupe of hours" to get this right even for someone of your skill shows great patience. Most of us would have thrown the model across the room after the first 20 minutes !
Thank you! I've learned so much patience since model-building :lol: At last, you have to work with the material, not against, and that means you have to look, to try, to shape, to test, to look again... and so on. That's why it takes so long to build one single model... :)
Tom wrote:
Sun Jun 24, 2018 1:49 am
Very impressive work, window fit is excellent!
Thanks a lot! I'm quite lucky that everything worked so well, and indeed I needed only two windows for making - one for testing and then the final one to glue into. The foil I used is a great material, it can be bent and shaped only with tweezers or pens to wrap around, and soon you learn how strong you have to curl the foil so that it stays this way. In general it is stiff and keeps its shape very well.

And the last steps were not so difficult! The dashboard had to be fixed and the axles with wheels:

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Baseplate and front spoilers:

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And in general it's ready:

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Finally the supporters for the wings:

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And now only minor retouches are still necessary:

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Some "final" shots will follow the next days... ;)

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Re: Mercedes C111-IV

Post by Tom » Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:16 pm

This is undoubtedly the ugliest car you've ever tackled. However, you've managed to make the best of it and did an admirable job.

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Re: Mercedes C111-IV

Post by LUW » Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:02 pm

Wow Jean, that looks terrific! Congrats!
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Re: Mercedes C111-IV

Post by klubman01 » Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:12 pm

Nice work!

It's certainly an unusual looking car. Sort of reminds me of "what cars of the future might look like" as seen in 1960's TV sci-fi shows and films, such as Space 1999 by Gerry Anderson.

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Re: Mercedes C111-IV

Post by Jager » Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:53 pm

Nice work Jean. Definitely one of the most unusual cars you've done.
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Re: Mercedes C111-IV

Post by Jean B. » Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:32 pm

Tom wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:16 pm
This is undoubtedly the ugliest car you've ever tackled. However, you've managed to make the best of it and did an admirable job.
Thank you! My distance to cars of the 70s and 80s is so great that I even cannot say if I find that one ugly or not... I was surprised by myself that it was nevertheless fun to build it, but of course I'm much more into cars of the 1930... :)
LUW wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:02 pm
Wow Jean, that looks terrific! Congrats!
Thanks a lot! I'm not that satisfied, but let's call it an experience ;)
klubman01 wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:12 pm
Nice work! It's certainly an unusual looking car. Sort of reminds me of "what cars of the future might look like" as seen in 1960's TV sci-fi shows and films, such as Space 1999 by Gerry Anderson.
I guess one can only understand that design when having had experienced that era! When I remember 1979, I see telephones with curled cords and dial, Dallas on TV and bell bottom trousers. With all this, the car has it's appropriate frame...
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Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:53 pm
Nice work Jean. Definitely one of the most unusual cars you've done.
...by now! I don't know which gems my customer still has waiting for me :D

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Re: Mercedes C111-IV

Post by DeadCanDanceR » Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:28 pm

That's quite nice! ;)
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Re: Mercedes C111-IV

Post by Galaxy Gaz » Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:42 pm

Excellent work......thats the best one youve shown here so far imo. ;)
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Re: Mercedes C111-IV

Post by Tom » Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:44 pm

Shades of 007 Lotus Esprit submarine. :lol:
Excellent job!

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