Post by Peter Seager-Thomas on Apr 29, 2020 12:04:28 GMT -5
Slow but definite progress.
After a false start with the wheels, two which had been started and damaged were dismantled and repaired. After a small machining mod all wheels have now been assembled.
One mistake was repainting without first stripping, giving a slightly heavy look to the spokes. I need to have another go at the front nuts. The rears came out ok.
Suspension detail will be added in due course. The vent for the brake drums are represented by some fine knurling.
A detailed interior was planned from an early stage, there is plenty of space with the motor mounted forward a little way. Most cars I do similar to this have slot for the screen, rather than relying on the photo etched frame for its support.
First off - a very interesting and detailed build you are on - looks great! I am intimidated somewhat by your attention to detail!
Now the tartan stuff - I am also working on a W196 and your comment about anyone having tartan paint got me going and this morning a built a rough and ready seat for the W196 which shows use of tartan - if this is of any help to you let me know and I can send some more detail. Shows seat in place to give you sense of scale
The seat is made of (thin) cardboard with a tartan paper print glued over (canopy glue). The pattern I found on the web and put into better repeat and scaled down to more or less the right size. Not sure if this is the correct pattern but quite close and one can always find closer or make your own if needed.
Please excuse the rough seat build but it is only to show the possibility of using printed tartan wrapped over cardboard. I find that with a bit of time the printed paper will wrap over corners and is quite forgiving. If this is of any help let me know and I could always send you a PDF with the tartan which is pretty close to correct size according the photo I have been referencing from.
Again - wonderful build of yours, Regards
Last Edit: Apr 30, 2020 14:33:16 GMT -5 by richardh