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Bugatti Type 35 1/12

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Re: Bugatti Type 35 1/12

Postby ah100m » Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:15 am

Perfectly fine just make sure you renew your license every three years and keep up to date with the latest practices...
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Re: Bugatti Type 35 1/12

Postby bestbalsakits » Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:43 pm

ah100m wrote:Well, not really a cabinet scraper but a metal scraper tool. Google "metal scraping" and you'll see a lot of resources and illustrations. If you go to

http://www.wingnutwings.com/ww/v2B590C8 ... 20tips.jpg

some of this technique might be useful.


guess you have to have done this to know this ;-)
I had to do it for 4 consecutive hours during lessons in school. I immediatly felt how to use the tooling, got into the zone and scraped away. However this technique was something i could excell in, result after these 4 hours was rather dissapointing: surface seemed worse than when started & have been in awe for those who can ever since ;-)


ah100m wrote:One that shows the finish on the firewall

didn't MFH include a decal sheet with this pattern in the kit?

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Re: Bugatti Type 35 1/12

Postby PeteJ » Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:49 pm

ah100m wrote:Well, not really a cabinet scraper but a metal scraper tool. Google "metal scraping" and you'll see a lot of resources and illustrations. If you go to

http://www.wingnutwings.com/ww/v2B590C8 ... 20tips.jpg

some of this technique might be useful.

Scraping is a really old technique to flatten a piece of metal. Here is a youtube video that explains what it is. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QOCE1-fB6Y
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Re: Bugatti Type 35 1/12

Postby PeteJ » Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:50 pm

ah100m wrote:Perfectly fine just make sure you renew your license every three years and keep up to date with the latest practices...

:lol: :lol:
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Re: Bugatti Type 35 1/12

Postby ferrarissimus » Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:10 pm

Thank you guys for the many comments and pictures concerning the motor surface.
Of course I knew that Bugatti motors look more like smooth metal.
But cast white metal parts from MFH are a little bit scared and uneven. It's easy to sand and polish them up to a chrome like finish like the water cooler in the picture,
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if the surface is flat and continuous.
Unfortunately that motor has many cast details like screws and lines that prevent a satisfying polished result. So I opted the sandblasting method .
At the end I was not really happy and the comments here in the forum changed my mind. Therefore I removed the cast screws and other details and started the sanding and polishing proces for a more Bugatti like metal look. Later on I have to add the removed details. Lot of work to be done then, I wanted to save !!!
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Re: Bugatti Type 35 1/12

Postby jaykay » Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:53 pm

Great!
It's more work but the end result will be more satisfying.
I think that's the whole point of doing a 1:12 scale project.
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Re: Bugatti Type 35 1/12

Postby ferrarissimus » Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:08 am

The removed cast parts at the engine are replaced now by turned brass and MFH screws.
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Re: Bugatti Type 35 1/12

Postby turboF1 » Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:12 am

Beautiful result!
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Re: Bugatti Type 35 1/12

Postby gp-models » Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:09 am

Looking great, good choice to switch over to the machined look.
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Re: Bugatti Type 35 1/12

Postby jaydar » Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:25 am

Nice looking. Dad always said, "Never be afraid to do the job right!".

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Joe.

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