Bugatti Stelvio + Ventoux by Western Models

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Re: Bugatti Stelvio + Ventoux by Western Models

Post by reeft1 » Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:59 am

Wonderful

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Post by GarageOnAWall » Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:03 pm

Great skill on display and further reason we should remember those in the factories that make our tiny jewels! Really enjoyed the interior detail pics including the door car details :shock: Much respect for what you can do in 1:43 :) BB
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Re: Bugatti Stelvio + Ventoux by Western Models

Post by Tom » Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:36 pm

As usual, your skills for design and assembly are incredible. My models inevitably have a few glue marks and badly assembled parts but this is artisan level work.

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Re: Bugatti Stelvio + Ventoux by Western Models

Post by Jean B. » Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:51 pm

reeft1 wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:59 am
Wonderful
Thanks :P !
GarageOnAWall wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:03 pm
Great skill on display and further reason we should remember those in the factories that make our tiny jewels! Really enjoyed the interior detail pics including the door car details :shock: Much respect for what you can do in 1:43 :) BB
Thank you! If you have once experienced photo-etching, it's quite easy to make all those tiny details. I'm always astonished by myself how much those details contribute to those old "paperweights" :oops:
Tom wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:36 pm
As usual, your skills for design and assembly are incredible. My models inevitably have a few glue marks and badly assembled parts but this is artisan level work.
Glad to hear, thank you! As I've already mentioned: I know that I am no artist, but I work like an artist - walking the line between enthusiasm and despair, always hoping to get the result that I had in mind when starting the show... :)

Great moment today, the "wedding" of the Ventoux took place! Now all three cars - at least - are mainly assembled and with their steering wheels they finally could be driven :D

ImageWindows, dash with switches and seats completed.

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Starting to make the headlights:

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First one:

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...and all:

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Re: Bugatti Stelvio + Ventoux by Western Models

Post by Tom » Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:17 pm

Wow.

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Post by Jean B. » Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:22 pm

Tom wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:17 pm
Wow.
:D

Not very surprisingly, I've made some new p/e parts...

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I made two variations for the radiator mask as I was not sure how they would turn out, but I guess they are going to get very filigrane and authentic... With the headlight lenses, licence plates and some other parts I should be able to make some bigger steps in completing the three models. Stay tuned!

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Re: Bugatti Stelvio + Ventoux by Western Models

Post by Tom » Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:33 pm

Those radiator slats look great. Looking forward to the finished radiators.

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Post by klubman01 » Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:04 pm

Hi Jean, thought you might be interested in this;

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/cars/news/bre ... spartanntp

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Post by Jean B. » Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:33 pm

Tom wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:33 pm
Those radiator slats look great. Looking forward to the finished radiators.
First I only wanted to make a solid p/e part. Then I thought over to make them from 0.1mm metal and with filigrane slats, according to the original grille. See below for the result :P !
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Hi Jean, thought you might be interested in this;
Amazing :shock: ! It's really hard to believe that there are still barns hiding mobile treasures. I always thought that Europe wasn't so large to miss those post-war hide-aways... Unbelievable... :o Thanks for this story!

The parts for the radiator grille:

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First mounting the black-painted background:

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And then the mask:

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Assembled to the car:

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And completed with radiator cap and Bugatti badge:

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The spare wheels:

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Making real Marchal headlights with the help of some p/e parts:

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Filled up with clear resin:

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Re: Bugatti Stelvio + Ventoux by Western Models

Post by Tom » Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:52 am

Utterly stunning. Work you can be proud of, as usual.

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Re: Bugatti Stelvio + Ventoux by Western Models

Post by reeft1 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:19 am

Very very clever. Grill is best one yet.

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Tom wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:52 am
Utterly stunning. Work you can be proud of, as usual.
Thanks, and yes, I am a little bit proud of :oops: ! Simply because my whole life long my family has told me that I was technically untalented (sorry, perhaps I should rather tell this my psychiatrist ;) )
reeft1 wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:19 am
Very very clever. Grill is best one yet.
The only thing which is frustrating for me is to remember how many cheap models on ebay I've missed due to missing radiators and wheels, just because I thought they'd be worthless as I couldn't replace such parts... :roll:

The two Stelvios:

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Today most of the radiators of the T57 are chromed, but if you study vintage photos, you learn that at least half the number of all T57s had painted radiator slats! And as I make these models according to real cars, I did it this way.

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The opposite end gets ready, too:

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Re: Bugatti Stelvio + Ventoux by Western Models

Post by Tom » Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:26 pm

Superb. Love the nice, straight reflections in the paintwork too.

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Post by Paulius43 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:12 pm

Your attention to detail is second to none! Love that!
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Re: Bugatti Stelvio + Ventoux by Western Models

Post by Jager » Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:56 am

Love the painted radiator grills...not something you see reproduced in 1:43 very often.
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Re: Bugatti Stelvio + Ventoux by Western Models

Post by Jean B. » Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:32 pm

Tom wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:26 pm
Superb. Love the nice, straight reflections in the paintwork too.
Thanks! Although I'm not entirely satisfied with the paintwork, you know, the artist's fate... :roll: But last time I had a factory built CCC Voisin on the workbench, and I was horrified about that paintwork. Such a model costs after all more than 200 Euros, and it showed over and over streaks, blind stains, orange skin and so on. So I'm rather calm about my progress in painting :)
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Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:12 pm
Your attention to detail is second to none! Love that!
Thank you! Many times I don't know whether I'd be able to make any detail, but then I'm tinkering around, and sometimes it simply works - to my astonishment, too :D
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Love the painted radiator grills...not something you see reproduced in 1:43 very often.
It's nice, isn't it? I think it gives quite a different look for those classic T57s. And of course 1/43 manufacturers would be forced to do another fuzzy work with painting the p/e radiator slats, I guess they want to save money, too... :)

Making the headlights:

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And designing the (hopefully!) last p/e parts for this set:

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Re: Bugatti Stelvio + Ventoux by Western Models

Post by Tom » Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:31 pm

Love the headlights, high quality.

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Post by Jean B. » Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:33 pm

Tom wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:31 pm
Love the headlights, high quality.
Thank you! I always think that it really makes a difference to give the cars really transparent headlights instead of massive ones.

Photo-etching was succesful, and I hope that I now have all remaining resp. necessary parts for the three T57s (except some parts I have to mould + cast in white-metal):

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Mainly the windshields, strips for running boards, marker lights for fenders, wipers and some others.

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Post by Jean B. » Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:08 pm

Incredible! I meticulously prepared mounting the headlights, and everything worked properly - and when finally applying the glue, any details were too long, too thick etc. :evil: It is as if the parts would change their measurement while preparing the glue... Well, finally I made it anyhow, and now all three cars have eyes :) :

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Post by klubman01 » Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:23 pm

Wow!

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Post by Jean B. » Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:09 pm

klubman01 wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:23 pm
Wow!
8-)

Next step: the strips for the running boards. You won't believe how fuzzy this work is! The 0.6mm strips have to be bent into a matching shape for the body, then a small portion of glue has to be prepared, and then the strip to be put on the exact position for not spreading the glue all around. Finally you have to fix every single strip separately, 10 for one car... :roll: Here's the result for the Ventoux:

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Post by Tom » Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:42 am

Absolutely droolworthy. Incredible result.

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Post by BertOne » Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:21 am

Jean B. wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:09 pm
klubman01 wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:23 pm
Wow!
8-)

Next step: the strips for the running boards. You won't believe how fuzzy this work is! The 0.6mm strips have to be bent into a matching shape for the body, then a small portion of glue has to be prepared, and then the strip to be put on the exact position for not spreading the glue all around. Finally you have to fix every single strip separately, 10 for one car... :roll: Here's the result for the Ventoux:

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That looks really tricky, though everything you do looks tricky to me!

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Re: Bugatti Stelvio + Ventoux by Western Models

Post by Jean B. » Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:33 pm

Tom wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:42 am
Absolutely droolworthy. Incredible result.
...to be paid with tons of nerves! I feel as if I had lost some pounds of weight while making this... :lol:
BertOne wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:21 am
That looks really tricky, though everything you do looks tricky to me!
That's the point! In fact I mainly work with anvil and hammer :D

Going ahead with the windshields:

ImageCutting the window panes and glueing them into the p/e frames.

ImageFirst making the bonnet trim, then fixing the fold-down windshield including wipers.

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Nice sporty touch!

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The upright windshield of the red Stelvio.

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Not that bad...

Well, you may ask what about the Ventoux...? It's very embarrassing for me, but obviously I'm a little bit overwhelmed with building three cars at a time, and so it seems as if I had switched the windshields for the Ventoux and the blue Stelvio :oops: :oops: :oops: The wrong one for the Stelvio worked nevertheless, but the other for the Ventoux has to be repeated with the next turn of photo-etching, I guess...

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