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Re: Hellers 1/8 traction avant cabriolet conversion
« Reply #50 on: March 05, 2017, 06:45:15 PM »

 all here is another update, started the rear suspension






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Re: Hellers 1/8 traction avant cabriolet conversion
« Reply #51 on: March 05, 2017, 08:28:07 PM »

Torsion bar suspension Ken?
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Re: Hellers 1/8 traction avant cabriolet conversion
« Reply #52 on: March 05, 2017, 09:17:37 PM »

Yep and it's working, a truly impressive kit, I really am struggling to find extras to add
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Re: Hellers 1/8 traction avant cabriolet conversion
« Reply #53 on: March 12, 2017, 08:17:11 PM »


Hi all well I'm scrapping the marble effect idea (the gold pigment in the paint was too thin and would have required two coats to even start to cover which doesn't work with the marbling effect) (it's a one coat thing) not sure what I will do now, I'm thinking hard now.


I've put the humbrol tin there to give an idea of the size of this beast.
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Re: Hellers 1/8 traction avant cabriolet conversion
« Reply #54 on: March 12, 2017, 08:55:13 PM »

Its a nice purpley colour, would it not work as it is accepting the gold doesn't work?

Perhaps a dark green to contrast with the Gold would work??
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Re: Hellers 1/8 traction avant cabriolet conversion
« Reply #55 on: March 13, 2017, 08:24:16 PM »


Hi all well I've attached the front wings (for anybody building this kit the wings and bonnet connections all need reinforcing)




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Re: Hellers 1/8 traction avant cabriolet conversion
« Reply #56 on: March 20, 2017, 08:37:53 PM »


Hi all well here's the next bit, I got some leather for the seats (thanks to Roy Fitzsimmons) and I decided to add wooden window sills to it.













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Re: Hellers 1/8 traction avant cabriolet conversion
« Reply #57 on: March 21, 2017, 08:23:29 PM »

Heller should be ashamed seeing how you are augmenting their kits, showing what can be done to an already good kit given their slow and reluctant treatment of you over the years. I love the interior, very luxurious.
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Re: Hellers 1/8 traction avant cabriolet conversion
« Reply #58 on: March 22, 2017, 08:05:40 PM »


Hi all here is another update (the seats are just placed for now not actually fixed yet) in this kit the front seats are adjustable  (just like the real thing) they slide forwards and back.
This really is an amazing kit.






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Re: Hellers 1/8 traction avant cabriolet conversion
« Reply #59 on: Yesterday at 08:03:01 PM »


Hi all here's the next update.


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Re: Hellers 1/8 traction avant cabriolet conversion
« Reply #60 on: Yesterday at 09:29:06 PM »

Are those kit parts or did you add them yourself? Brilliant, you will be adding as much detail as that Japanese aircraft modeller does soon.
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Re: Hellers 1/8 traction avant cabriolet conversion
« Reply #61 on: Yesterday at 10:12:40 PM »

The kit dose supply the break pipes but they are too short and keep coming off so these are a combination of the kit parts and electric cable.
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