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FIAT Mefistofele, 1/12, Italeri

Postby daniel » Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:06 am

Now that I finishe my 910 1/12 Vetiver Carven the next one will be the Mefistofele.
I will add of course as much detail as possible, replace the plastic wood with real one, maybe do some 3d printed wheels with metal spokes and for sure many 3d printed parts for the engine etc.

At the moment it's a lot of dry fitting sanding and cleanup...very crude kit !!! Pictures will follow tonight but in the meantime I'm looking for some tips to replicate that wavy/dented metal bodywork.
Here you can see the rough bodywork.
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I was thinking about covering the body with aluminium tape but that wont conform to forms and I'm scared it will peel off over time.

On my Datsun I used a flame to melt the plastic and stones for the dents but this time I need much finer dents !?
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...any ideas !?
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Re: FIAT Mefistofele, 1/12, Italeri

Postby bestbalsakits » Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:15 am

metal foil on top? Not necessarily the 'bare metal' foil they sell to reproduce chrome on models, but isolation material for airco/heaters? It has a bitumem back & can easily be dented... I think you can buy it in different thickness sizes
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Re: FIAT Mefistofele, 1/12, Italeri

Postby daniel » Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:18 pm

Yes tried that already but don't know how to deal with the louvres and the tail. The foil won't fit there !?
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Re: FIAT Mefistofele, 1/12, Italeri

Postby Hein » Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:47 am

Hi Daniel,

I once build the Revell Type VII U-boot and i replicated the dents and imperfections on de hull skin by 'roughing' it with a dremel tool and after that priming/sanding the surface again with Scotchbrite, I used this technique also on my Trumpeter BR52 Locomitive model.

Maybe you can experiment a little bit with this technique and give the surface just the amount of imperfection and dent-look you need.
But be carefull by using this method, it is very quick way to much!!

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Re: FIAT Mefistofele, 1/12, Italeri

Postby bestbalsakits » Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:20 am

apparently, the bottom of 'my' 934 just has the look you want. Especially top right corner is ;-)

Maybe you can ask Christian (capri-schorsch) how he managed to do this as i bought the 934 from him.
Just looks like a whole lot of paint brushed on and left to dry without rubbing it all out to get it to sit as flat as possible.

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Re: FIAT Mefistofele, 1/12, Italeri

Postby daniel » Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:57 am

Thanks for your replys....will do some test with a dremel, heat and maybe some chemicals to melt the plastic and add dents . Guess it's time to get me a sparekit soon :)

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Engine and Zylinderfeet are moulded together :( but for clean painting it's necessary to seperate the parts

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Looks a little rough and not that straight

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Used the mill to level the bottom of the cylinders. Painted the bottom black to help me with the position of my drill.

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Looks much straighter now.

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Added some details to the springs.

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Rescribed the springs to add some depth and shadows.

Does someone know if the original car had card wrapped springs !? I know the restorewd cars have, but they also have that wrapped exhaust but the "real" car didn't !?

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Parts for the xomplex spring setup...lot's a sanding !!!

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Chainguards detailed with some metalsheet for scale thikness and to remove that perfect straight look of the plastic part.

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More spring parts. Added some metal rod for strenght and to make it easier to glue and sand...

Another thing I'M thinking about is if I want to brushpaint some parts. Mainly the frame looks very rough in reality...maybe brush a thin layer of primer, add onother layer with the brush and airbrush the blak...guess will need some testshots here too.
My goal is to replicated that rough loook of the car. It looks like the whole ting was built using a hammer and a brush.
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Re: FIAT Mefistofele, 1/12, Italeri

Postby SimonaModelismo » Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:53 am

Spectacular project! I have the same kit, and I will follow it with much interest!
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Re: FIAT Mefistofele, 1/12, Italeri

Postby Daryl_Huhtala » Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:00 am

This will be a treat to watch!
Where might I see your Porsche 910?
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Re: FIAT Mefistofele, 1/12, Italeri

Postby daniel » Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:26 am

Daryl_Huhtala wrote:This will be a treat to watch!
Where might I see your Porsche 910?


very soon...here, facebook etc. need to take some pictures but was happy to have it off the bench ;)
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Re: FIAT Mefistofele, 1/12, Italeri

Postby daniel » Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:35 pm

Guess I need to pick up this thread beacause the model progressed a lot. I seems Facebook lost the links to my images. OK I will reupload everything, add progress pics and the current state. Lot's to come this night
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