Cry for help!

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Jager wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:46 pm
Nice work on finding the logo's guys.
Jean B. wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:21 pm
The basic paintwork is finished. I guess this is the only car I've ever made (and will ever make)...
...with a 4-colour-scheme.
Jean, if you look at the pictures, in the majority of them the left sidepod is red not white. I think this is how the car ran most of the time (and how it is now displayed in the museum).

In the picture with the white sidepod, you can see that much of the rest of the car above the sidepod is being held together with blue duct tape. I suspect that the white sidepod was a quick replacement to repair damaged from a crash. Its perhaps not what you wanted to hear at this late stage, but I thought I should point it out as maybe its something to discuss with the client.
I agree with Jager on this one. It looks like the white sidepod was a raceday fix.

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This thread is fantastic not only for checking the updates on the great work Jean is performing, but also reading all this detective story on the details!!
Congrats !
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Tom wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:26 pm
You cannot say that it's boring to look at. The VW Polo Harlekin comes to mind. :D
:lol:
Zeus wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:14 pm
Outstanding work so far :o
Nice to hear, thank you :P
reeft1 wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:03 pm
Does look good! The one on the brochure also had meisterschaft under formel junior but i suspect the logo on the car didn't even have any wording Sorry for the delay in posting this evening. Managed to get my car stuck up to its axels in mud - needed a tow out. Not embarassing at all considering I was in a Range Rover.....
It's always good to have a proper car under your bottom, isn't it ;) Thank you so much - I've decided to take the logo with the ADAC Formel Junior script below. It's hardly to recognize on the car... :)
Alex_W wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:23 pm
Jean, the paint looks great.
Thanks! I have to admit, the multi-colored areas are made with a normal brush, as it would have been much too difficult to mask all the single parts. I simply hope that all blemishes vanish under the decals and the varnish... :oops:
Jager wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:46 pm
Nice work on finding the logo's guys. Jean, if you look at the pictures, in the majority of them the left sidepod is red not white. I think this is how the car ran most of the time (and how it is now displayed in the museum).

In the picture with the white sidepod, you can see that much of the rest of the car above the sidepod is being held together with blue duct tape. I suspect that the white sidepod was a quick replacement to repair damaged from a crash. Its perhaps not what you wanted to hear at this late stage, but I thought I should point it out as maybe its something to discuss with the client.
The car seems to have had several different painting schemes, to be seen when comparing the wings in front an back. Probably there's not the single "original" version. However, my customer expressively wanted to have the left sidepod painted white. And even if not, believe me, I wouldn't change anything now 8-)
Alex_W wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:24 pm
I agree with Jager on this one. It looks like the white sidepod was a raceday fix.
Maybe, on the other hand, the black scripts are hardly to be seen on blue paint, so perhaps the sponsors wanted to have a white background.
Paulius43 wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:19 pm
This thread is fantastic not only for checking the updates on the great work Jean is performing, but also reading all this detective story on the details!! Congrats !
I'm doing all this simply to entertain a kind audience :D

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Starting to apply the decals.

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Very nice job on the decals. You're in the home stretch now.

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Outstanding!

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Looking good Billy Ray

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Alex_W wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:07 pm
Very nice job on the decals. You're in the home stretch now.
It's quite a terrible job with those decals :roll: And think of all the work with the axles, still to come...
Tom wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:20 pm
Outstanding!
...thanks to your kind help concerning the lettertype fonts :)
reeft1 wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:03 pm
Looking good Billy Ray
:P

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Today I've started with varnishing all body parts, and of course the helmet, too.

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Hardly bigger than a pinhead... :)

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I have to spray very thin layers, as the decals quickly react with the solvents of the varnish and immediately crumble away...

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All undersides are painted matte black.

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What kind of witchcraft is at work here? Must be some kind of magic involved :lol:
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Odd that your decals dissolve with the varnish. For future try clear car spray lacquer as that should not happen.

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Looks amazing!

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Still awesome, great work.
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JSB33 wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:48 pm
What kind of witchcraft is at work here? Must be some kind of magic involved :lol:
I wish it were witchcraft :roll: Believe me, it's blood, sweat and tears... ;)
reeft1 wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:27 pm
Odd that your decals dissolve with the varnish. For future try clear car spray lacquer as that should not happen.
I've tried so many paints by now, and everything has its advantages and disadvantages... :roll: However, everytime I'm identifying the reasons why something goes wrong, it's a kind of victory for me :) But thanks for the advice, next time...
Tom wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:29 pm
Looks amazing!
Thank you :P However, I wish it would look the way I had in mind when starting this project... :oops:
raystaggs wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:48 am
Still awesome, great work.
Thanks a lot, I hope I can finish the racer with some dignity... ;)

Well, I've needed some days off to fix some stuff, but today I've resumed with this project. Meanwhile all decals were applied, some re-done, the car is varnished, and finally the main parts are already assembled:

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Tomorrow I'm going to start assembling the wheels, wish me luck!

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It looks right to me. If I were the customer I'd be very happy with the result.

Good luck with the wheels and suspension!

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+1, that is another project worthy of your name tag.

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Looks a bit like a Winter Olympics bob-sled at the moment, but with the wheels added it's going to look superb. I think if Ralf Schumacher saw this he'd want one too (unless he's your client ?).
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Tom wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:41 pm
+1, that is another project worthy of your name tag.
...I've already prepared one... :oops: However, this will be the first and the last formula racer in my model building history, for sure :)
Jager wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:19 pm
Looks a bit like a Winter Olympics bob-sled at the moment, but with the wheels added it's going to look superb. I think if Ralf Schumacher saw this he'd want one too (unless he's your client ?).
Good idea with the bob-sled, would save a lot of time don't making the wheels... 8-) And no, my customer is not Mr Schumacher - if so I would have added a "1" as the first price digit :D

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Starting with the wheels. First I have to make a template to adjust the wheels correctly.

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Fixing a spacer under the car.

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Starting with the rear axle.

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For all the suspension rods I take 0.8mm steel wire, black-burnished.

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Completed rear wheels.

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Same procedure for the front wheels.

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Very clever!

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That looks excellent

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Tom wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 1:28 pm
Very clever!
My old passion for Lego bricks :D Most of those are more than 50 years old... :P
reeft1 wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 4:09 pm
That looks excellent
Thank you! I hope that the final result will meet your expectations, too :)

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It seems - at least I hope so! - that the car is ready now...

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Now the car must be refined & retouched at some details, and then put in an acrylic box. Daylight pictures will follow... :)

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Congratulations, great job! If I was your customer I'd be very happy.


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Excellent work Jean.

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Tom wrote:
Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:44 pm
Congratulations, great job! If I was your customer I'd be very happy.
Thanks, I'll take this as a good omen for the presentation to my customer :)
Alex_W wrote:
Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:12 pm
Very nice!
Thank you! And thanks again for all the pictures you posted. Without them it would have been impossible for me to build this car :P
reeft1 wrote:
Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:18 pm
Excellent work Jean.
Thank you so much! Enjoy the following pictures:

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Amazing build, looks spot on to me!

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