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Hellers 1/8 traction avant cabriolet conversion
« on: January 06, 2017, 11:58:38 AM »

Hi all well ive made a start on this mamoth project, unfortunately no pics yet as no internet or phone, and it sounds like we wont be getting it back any time soon, i will post pics as soon as we can borrow someones internet.
This is going to be the polar opposite of my last build and will be blinged up to the max, the engine will be pristine and shiny with some mild suping up (thanks to roy fitzimonds lovely 1/8 twin choke webber carbs) i was going to use all three but can't figure out how to realistically modify the manifold so will just be using one of them, i also have a set of his dunlop racing wheels for it. The body will also be ultra shiney, still unsure whether to sort of hot rod it and leave the front wings off or not, will have to give that some serious thought. In tandem with this im also building monograms 1/8 65 corvette stingray, i may do opening doors like roys or not, not sure if i want all the extra work. Anyways i hope to post some pics soon.
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Re: Hellers 1/8 traction avant cabriolet conversion
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2017, 08:44:40 PM »

Good show Ken. I look forward to seeing the work progress. regards Hotrods, we know you can do some splendid motifs such as those dragons and landscapes.
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Re: Hellers 1/8 traction avant cabriolet conversion
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2017, 10:02:22 PM »

Sorry mate no dragons (pretty crap at that sort of stuff) but it will have a trick paint job.
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Re: Hellers 1/8 traction avant cabriolet conversion
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2017, 03:22:43 PM »

Hi all a few pics of this monster kit.









This engine is almost as big as the monster in the stingray


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Re: Hellers 1/8 traction avant cabriolet conversion
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2017, 04:53:51 PM »

It has a bloomin big block though  :-)) You can see the development from monoliths to more compact design ideas for engines. Imagine if the Stingray engine was an inline!
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Re: Hellers 1/8 traction avant cabriolet conversion
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2017, 07:32:41 PM »

Woo hoo we have our Internet and phone back (only been off since the 23rd of december)
Here are some update pics









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Re: Hellers 1/8 traction avant cabriolet conversion
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2017, 09:43:39 PM »

I remember your last engine being nice and busy looking. Keep up the good work.

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Re: Hellers 1/8 traction avant cabriolet conversion
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2017, 09:58:49 AM »

Another fascinating build to watch KP, great stuff !

My ears pricked up when you mentioned Webers and Dunlop racing wheels,
wondering where we find roy fitzimonds ? does he have a website etc ??
tried a quick Google with no luck to date.

many thanks Paul
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Re: Hellers 1/8 traction avant cabriolet conversion
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2017, 10:18:06 AM »

Check on ebay, he has a few things on there .
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Re: Hellers 1/8 traction avant cabriolet conversion
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2017, 07:55:49 PM »


Hi all well I've glued some of the body together as I need to figure out what portion of and how I'm going to cut the roof off (that's a 1/24 mustang on the roof just to show how big this thing is)




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Re: Hellers 1/8 traction avant cabriolet conversion
« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2017, 09:09:25 PM »

It's a bloomin monster!
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Re: Hellers 1/8 traction avant cabriolet conversion
« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2017, 08:45:09 PM »


Hi all here is another update the engine cradle is sprayed what the main body colour will be.










Added the rear wings to the body
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Re: Hellers 1/8 traction avant cabriolet conversion
« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2017, 10:25:21 PM »

It is a nicely fine kit. It helps with being in a large scale making the parts thinner in proportion to their size.
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Re: Hellers 1/8 traction avant cabriolet conversion
« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2017, 08:09:10 PM »

Hi all here is the next update.








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Re: Hellers 1/8 traction avant cabriolet conversion
« Reply #14 on: January 19, 2017, 08:34:41 PM »

Hi all here is the next update, put the beading round the rear wheel arches, couldn't then resist seeing what the colour would look like so gave it a quick coat.







I have to say I think my other build was more interesting to look at, the weathering and oil staining give something more to look at, I think I will post some of the similar build pics together as this progresses to show what I mean.




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Re: Hellers 1/8 traction avant cabriolet conversion
« Reply #15 on: January 21, 2017, 06:29:59 PM »


Hi all I remember on the last build putting the driveshafts in at the allocated time was a real pain so I decided to do them now (I'm hoping that choice doesn't bite me in the tender area later.



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Re: Hellers 1/8 traction avant cabriolet conversion
« Reply #16 on: Yesterday at 08:06:33 PM »


Hi all, well I've done it, the roofs gone (hope I can make the canvas roof for it.






I'm going to use the cut out roof as a template for making the ribs for the canvas part.
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Re: Hellers 1/8 traction avant cabriolet conversion
« Reply #17 on: Yesterday at 10:38:19 PM »

That is a good idea regards using the roof piece. as a jig. She's coming along well. I am impressed with the drive train both on a historical level and how you have made it. Ok, so it isn't as filfy as your first one, but the detail and the fact you are adding the cables makes it impressive in other ways Ken. Are you going to use cloth or paper for the canopy?

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