jaykay wrote:The engine block highlights the problems i was expecting with this kit that have so far kept me from buying it.
While you achieved a nice even look with the sandblasting, the real engine doesn't have a cast surface because it was machined and treated with this typical for Bugatti "engine spin" pattern. To achieve this would mean to get rid of all cast in details before trying to apply it or go even further and scratchbuild the block from aluminium... that is if you have the necessary equipment/means to do so... and who has!? It's a dilemma!
I'll follow and look forward to see what you will do with this build!
Well, there are a few of us stupid enough to try it. This one is 1:25 scale. I haven't worked on it for a while because of health issues.