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Italari 1/12 Mefistofeles
kpnuts
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Posted: Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 06:33 AM GMT+7
Hi all as promised some pics












jimb
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Posted: Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 05:22 AM GMT+7
That's one heck of a car. Looking forward to your progress.

Jim
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Posted: Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 06:04 AM GMT+7
Hi all here is the next installment. There is a 21 litre engine in this beast.














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Posted: Monday, February 15, 2016 - 07:18 AM GMT+7
Hi all well the friction dampers are definitely fiddely these took all last night (the legs/arms have round holes which are an interference fit on square pegs I was worried they might snap with the force required to push them on, so I drilled them out a bit, still a snug fit but safer

















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Posted: Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 08:53 PM GMT+7
21 litre engine. No puny down sized engine here.
Very cool kit. Looking forward to seeing more.
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Posted: Sunday, February 21, 2016 - 05:21 AM GMT+7
Hi all I've read a lot about this car and from what I can gather the engine leaked oil like a sieve (in fact the driver was sitting in hot engine oil after every run ) so I've tried to depict a very oily engine.






Hwa-Rang
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Posted: Sunday, February 21, 2016 - 07:52 PM GMT+7
Looking good.
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Posted: Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 08:02 AM GMT+7
Hi all here's the next installment.
A lot of the kit supplied tubing is way out of scale, another modeler is building this (to a much higher standard than I could hope to and they are using shrink wrap tubing to great effect) the following photo is of the kit supplied tubing and the tubing I intend to use (I think you can see there is quite a difference)








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Posted: Saturday, February 27, 2016 - 03:36 AM GMT+7
Hi all here is today's bit.




kpnuts
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Posted: Saturday, February 27, 2016 - 11:16 PM GMT+7
Hi all I've just realised there is a huge error on this engines valve gear, every single cylinder is moulded in compression stroke (all valves closed) every multi cylinder engine I've ever worked on whilst one is closed the other is either on exhaust or intake stroke, had I have noticed before I'd brass leafed or stuck them on I could have corrected it fairly easily I think, too late now but for anyone else building this a point to remember.
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Posted: Saturday, March 05, 2016 - 05:39 AM GMT+7
Hi all well as I'm doing this as she was for the record run I've primed her in black(she was painted red some time after she went into the museum, on the run she was black)
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Posted: Friday, March 11, 2016 - 06:57 AM GMT+7
Hi all well done a bit more on this, I was told by someone building this on another forum the chain is very difficult to do(you put it together in sections then melt the little pins to keep the chain together)
well as he did I melted the first link to the one underneath, so I had a rethink activexp (the other builder) tried a solering iron with adjustable heat setting and even on the lower setting had trouble with melting links so that method I ruled out, my solution which seemed to work quite well after a few minor changes (tried cold water but cooled the blade to quick)I put the chain assy in a shallow glass dish and put just enough hot water in till it is level with the top link then heat the knife blade up and melt the pin, I made the water as hot as I could bare to put my hand in (not boiling as was worried it might warp or melt the plastic)



this is just one set there are I think 4 more




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Posted: Saturday, March 19, 2016 - 10:10 AM GMT+7
Hi all thinking of giving up this modeling lark but will finish what I've started and the Rolls,tbh i just don't have the time and apart from the loyal few no one is really interested in what i'm doing, anyway here is where i'm at on this .





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Posted: Sunday, March 20, 2016 - 12:04 AM GMT+7
Really nice work on the engine & frame. Where does that chain go?

Jim
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Posted: Saturday, April 02, 2016 - 06:24 AM GMT+7
Hi all well engine is done, I've put the body shell on just for fun (don't worry it won't be that shiny when finished, I'm going to rub vasline over it
http://i.imgur.com/we3bqRe.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/MS0dLUF.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/ocNfyJe.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/L79h4Jq.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/TmAAn6S.jpg
The chain goes on the drive sprockets on each wheel.
jimb
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Posted: Saturday, April 02, 2016 - 11:19 AM GMT+7
Very nicely detailed engine. That's really a beast, isn't it?

Jim
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Posted: Monday, April 04, 2016 - 06:08 PM GMT+7
Very nice work on the engine Ken.
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Posted: Monday, April 11, 2016 - 07:47 AM GMT+7
Ken,
I just found your build thread, and read completely through it. Just an exceptional build of what looks like a very difficult multi-media kit. the double distributors on each side certainly do create a birds nest of ignition wires. The finished pic really does your efforts justice.

As for those chains, one would think that for a kit this complex and expensive, they would have come up with a better solution to the assembly sequence. I'm wondering if a light coat of Vaseline or machine oil would prevent the parts from joining to each other.

Joel
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Posted: Sunday, April 17, 2016 - 09:09 AM GMT+7
Thanks for the kind comments, still working on it but seem to have less and less time
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Posted: Sunday, April 17, 2016 - 10:48 AM GMT+7

Quoted Text

Thanks for the kind comments, still working on it but seem to have less and less time



Ken,
Believe me, you're not the only one facing that situation. I'm semi retired, and should be working less hours, not more. And those free hours at home seem to be taken up more and more by my Honey to do list.
Joel
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Posted: Monday, May 16, 2016 - 08:05 AM GMT+7
Hi all well back off hols with renewed energy, oh dear, there is something weird with the plastic on this kit, the paint I'm using I usually (on other models anyway) I can get off with meths, I didn't like the look of this so I thought I would remove it and start again, I started brushing it off using meths and it started melting the plastic?

I put some plastic from another kit in the meths along with a piece of sprue from this kit over night, as you can see the ItalarI sprue has dissolved completely


And the other sprue as you can see is completely untouched

Don't know what to do now, if I sand it out I will loose the rivet detail, all I can think of is to do a what if and have it as a derelict in a barn now, any suggestions.
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Posted: Monday, May 16, 2016 - 10:57 AM GMT+7
That's really strange. Never seen anything like that before.

Jim
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Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 12:26 PM GMT+7
Ken,
What paint did you use?
Joel
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Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 06:12 PM GMT+7
Strange, never seen that happen before.
I would sand it down. If the rivets are lost,I would make new ones out of a styrene rod. Lots of rivets,I know.
kpnuts
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Posted: Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 05:47 AM GMT+7
Hi all neither have I, I've used this paint loads of times (from the pound shop) and usually it comes off really easy with meths, not had this problem before and I've tried it on lots of scrap plastic, the only one it seems to have this effect on is the plastic in this kit, weird? Have sanded the back down now trying to find something to remove the paint off the rest of this bit.