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Italari Bugatti type 35b
« on: January 14, 2024, 05:56:36 pm »

Hi all been away for a while but I'm back now, probably won't be as prolific as before but getting back in the saddle.
I'm starting with this one.
I know it's the hard way round but I've decided to do it as a barn find first then do it as a full restoration.
So far I've used these two items for the start of the weathering


This is only a start I've also added some of the body colour to the chassis.
 




 

 

 

 

 
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Re: Italari Bugatti type 35b
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2024, 05:22:16 pm »

Glad you are back Ken, I will be following
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Re: Italari Bugatti type 35b
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2024, 08:15:38 pm »

Thanks phill
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Re: Italari Bugatti type 35b
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2024, 10:12:58 pm »

Welcome back matey! I think we both tootled off at the same time for a bit. Gosh that engine has a long throw!!



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Re: Italari Bugatti type 35b
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2024, 09:13:53 pm »

Hi mate nice to see you back too.
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Re: Italari Bugatti type 35b
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2024, 04:43:18 pm »

Bit more done to the engine of this.







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Re: Italari Bugatti type 35b
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2024, 04:51:14 pm »

Engine-tastic Ken! What a funny starter ring it has.
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Re: Italari Bugatti type 35b
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2024, 07:19:54 pm »

More work on this, I have to say it's no where near as good as the mefistofeles kit detail and fit wise I would actually go as far as to say it's the worst italari kit I've built in a while, the detail is very soft (there is a lot of it but it's not very crisp) if I had the patience (and the time) I would cut all the nuts and bolts heads off and replace them.
That said its certainly not a bad kit but since I was looking forward to it being a new mold kit I'm a bit disappointed with it.








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Re: Italari Bugatti type 35b
« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2024, 07:44:11 pm »

Hi all more done to this, did the exhaust with a combination of pastels and paint, quite pleased with how it's coming along, doing the corrosion on the water pipe with a combo of talc and pastels ground up (need to get more texture on it yet, may use a bit of salt)









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Re: Italari Bugatti type 35b
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2024, 07:22:14 pm »

So I'm getting less and less impressed with this kit, the instructions would have you in stages 1 and 2 glue parts 32c and 33c in then in stage 8 would have you attach the silver wire with the vinyl tube the chain is very fragile and the tube is a very tight fit, thus its an impossible task (at least without risking breaking the chain, also you have to add the silver wire to a slot in the back of parts 32c and33c which is on the inside and so can't be seen. I had to carefully remove the parts to attatch the wires then glue the parts back in with the wires already attached. They would have been better saying to attach the wires at stage 1 before you glue the parts in place, doing that would not interfere with any assy after that and would make life so much easier.









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Re: Italari Bugatti type 35b
« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2024, 09:00:40 pm »

It's people like you Ken that make modelling easier. I agree the detail is a bit soft, but the additions of the manifold etc does help lift the engine visually as does your finishing quality :)
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Re: Italari Bugatti type 35b
« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2024, 09:25:11 pm »

Thanks mate.
Started dirtying up the chassis, got so many ideas about staging this wreck, I really want to show the chassis and engine separate from the bodywork, thinking in a barn with body parts piled up somewhere, so many ideas.







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Re: Italari Bugatti type 35b
« Reply #12 on: February 04, 2024, 06:59:53 pm »

Hi all bit more rusting.






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Re: Italari Bugatti type 35b
« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2024, 03:28:32 pm »

You are inspiring me Ken, so have started  on a plastic kit of a Citroen forgon wagon, I will start a thread, but I am learning a lot, as I will be doing it as a wreck
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Re: Italari Bugatti type 35b
« Reply #14 on: February 10, 2024, 08:33:32 pm »

Looking forward to seeing it mate.
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Re: Italari Bugatti type 35b
« Reply #15 on: February 18, 2024, 09:05:53 pm »


More done to this poor old jalopy.






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Re: Italari Bugatti type 35b
« Reply #16 on: February 22, 2024, 11:33:36 am »

Cor, imagine fining that in your old garage! The model alone looks amazing Ken !!!!
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Re: Italari Bugatti type 35b
« Reply #17 on: February 23, 2024, 05:40:59 pm »

Thanks mate
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Re: Italari Bugatti type 35b
« Reply #18 on: February 29, 2024, 09:06:50 pm »


More dirtying and rusting of the body.




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