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Hi all well since the Soliel Royal is permanently shelved this is going to be my next project. Made a start tonight will post pics tomorrow 
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Hi all as promised some pics
 
 
 
 
 
 
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1:12, so it's a fair size, this would look amazing on an old banked track dio.
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Hi all here is the next installment
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Great looking car Ken and must be a fair size in 1/12

The radiator looks great, have you finished it in a metal leaf of some sort ?

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Thanks, yep why use paint when you can use the actual metal.
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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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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.

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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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Hi all here is today's bit.

 

 

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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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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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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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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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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
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