That is an insane amount of details and I thank you for taking the time to post it here. I'll modify the amount of pictures you can attach in a single post if that helps.
Fantastic work, it's obviously a real passion for you, well done, you should be proud of that.
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Thank you very much Andrew and Gary for the comments.
Started to work on the instrument panel and tachometer/tacho connection.
Angle gear is made of 2 parts of brass connectors, filed down and soldered.
Not the best, but not too bad due to the fact that the part diameter is 0.7.
The genuine hole in the tachometer is drilled with 0.5 bit, then filled with 0.5 lead wire.
Fantastic work going on here for sure....love all the detail you are adding in, awesome job...inspirational!
I want a car kit now, thanks
Watching this build as well..
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Lots of 1/35 Armor mainly WWII German and a few Modern British/American pieces, 1/32 Aircraft and 1/48 Aircraft. Aircraft chosen to replicate RNZAF and RAAF types through the years. Some RAF & USAF types exist also.
Last progress for the moment on Bruce's M7.
I spent a loooong time to find a solution and to succeed in modifying the rear tie rods: I didn't like that much the original ones.
I also added the brake lines .
As the build is on a good way, I took some pictures of the M7 next to the 312 and the body of a Lotus 49...
Cars from the days of my greatest interest in F1 as well ....
I may have seen some of these racing around Pukekohe ...?
Wonderful skills .... absolutely wonderful!
My preference - WW2 RNZAF & Pacific Theatre, Allied & Axis, ETO, Mediterranean, AFV & figures
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First, coolant pipe. The one which is running under the right side of the Body.
Masked, primed, painted and quickly clear coated with brush and Klear.
Installed and connected to the water pump on the engine side and to the radiator on the front end.
Same thing on the left side.
Stabilizing bar and rear view mirrors polished:
The intake trumpets are made of brass and need another color.
As usual with that kind of part, I prefer a chemical traetment.
So, the mesh is burnished with a blackening agent and slightly dry brushed with Metal Cote Polished Steel.
Then a thin aluminum band is installed around the base of the mesh.
An example on the MFH Lotus 49 DFV intakes, then on the AWESOME Widia velocity stacks of the McLaren.
Pascal, that is simply gorgeous work.
MFH kits are incredible, but it takes real skill to get the sort of results you have achieved. Bravo:woohoo:
I have visited MFH several times, and they are the most lovely people. The kits they produce are not always perfect, but a lot of work goes into them, and when combined with the skill of an expert modeler, the results are show-stopping.
Beautiful. I've seen craftsmanship like this in large scale AFVs, but it all gets covered up. Not so with this. The engine, and even small items like the dash are masterpieces in themselves. Keep posting.