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Re: MFH Lancia Rally 037

PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:13 pm
by Mark
The body is clear coated now. Seems to have gone OK. Not perfect, but close enough as long as you stand well back, and squint, in the rain......
To be honest, this is so small, it's hard work to get everything perfect. Now I need to add some glazing and fiddly bits to the main body, and then I can fit that, and carry on with other fiddly bits.......

Re: MFH Lancia Rally 037

PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:26 pm
by wingnut2
:o some of those parts are soooooooooooooo tiny ! you must have 20/20 vision unlike myself :character-oldtimer: , looking very nice thus far :clap:
W2 ;)

Re: MFH Lancia Rally 037

PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:32 pm
by Mark
The main part of the body has now had the rear quarter lights fitted and the rear screen. It's now dry fitted to the chassis, although it was a bit fiddly to get on, so I'm not inclined to take it off again. I can just run some superglue into the joins.

ImageUntitled by Mark Wakelin, on Flickr

ImageUntitled by Mark Wakelin, on Flickr

However, it would be prudent to test fit all the other body parts and front chassis first. Don't take anything for granted with these kits!!

Re: MFH Lancia Rally 037

PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:48 pm
by number1
Very true, coming along a treat.

Re: MFH Lancia Rally 037

PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:04 pm
by Mark
Front subframe test fitted. It fitted almost first time :o

ImageUntitled by Mark Wakelin, on Flickr

I had originally planned on fitting this, painting the front subframe, and then adding all the front suspension, pipework, etc. However, that's just not going to work. This frame clamps the front suspension, and there are to many small details buried in the framework, so I'll have to follow the instructions. Sometimes they are right!!

One casualty fitting the body. The exhaust manifold came off when I tried to straighten the silencer. IT's being a right paint to try to get back!!!
The rear body will have to be displayed separately as I can't get it to fit properly without major surgery. The end of the gearbox stops the bodywork sitting down properly. I thought I'd tested that and it was OK. Something must have moved. Anyway, I'd planned on leaving the rear body and bonnet separate as I didn't want to hide all the work that they covered.

Re: MFH Lancia Rally 037

PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:01 am
by casper
would be a shame to cover up all your excellent work Mark and would look great with the rear body and bonnet removed. Will you be doing a diorama :)

Re: MFH Lancia Rally 037

PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:50 am
by Mark
Thank Casper, I wasn't planning on doing a diorama. Just displaying it, perhaps on a plinth.

Re: MFH Lancia Rally 037

PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:19 pm
by Mark
Rear suspension, test fitted

ImageUntitled by Mark Wakelin, on Flickr

I left the tab on just to make it easier to handle.

Re: MFH Lancia Rally 037

PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:30 pm
by Mark
Finally got the rear suspension fitted, complete with brake callipers. Before anybody asks, no I'm not going to add the brake lines. Too darned small, and can't be seen on the finished model anyway!

ImageUntitled by Mark Wakelin, on Flickr

The brake discs are white metal, painted with Xtreme Metal chrome over a black undercoat, and the hubs touched in with matt aluminium. Not they they can been seen either.

It's a couple of misc details to add, then on to the front subframe. That looks fun :?

Re: MFH Lancia Rally 037

PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:25 pm
by Mark
I've been tinkering with this one off and on. I've moved to the front now that the rear end is more or less complete. Here are some details added to the firewall and that tray under the windscreen that catches all the leaves in the autumn. Also added the pipes for the radiator and oil cooler. I did add a red lead to the battery. This was salvaged from some unwanted earphones from an old mobile phone. The red isn't quite bright enough, but it will do.

ImageIMG_4768 by Mark Wakelin, on Flickr

And the front wishbones, hubs and brakes. They were fiddly.

ImageIMG_4770 by Mark Wakelin, on Flickr

Needs a few chips touching up :oops:

Re: MFH Lancia Rally 037

PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:10 pm
by Mark
More progress. The shock absorbers are white metal, with springs that need painting black. I think they are a little under scale, but only a tad. I don't think I can make anything better.

ImageIMG_4828 by Mark Wakelin, on Flickr

Front suspension fitted. It's all very complex in there, and very busy. It'll look a lot better when I've touched up all the chips.

ImageIMG_4844 by Mark Wakelin, on Flickr

The next job is to fit the radiators. One for water, one for oil!

Re: MFH Lancia Rally 037

PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:08 am
by Michele 500
Gooooood Job !!!! ;) ;) ;)

Re: MFH Lancia Rally 037

PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:26 am
by Mark
Thanks Michele. It’s a challenging model for sure.

Re: MFH Lancia Rally 037

PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2019 6:01 am
by Mark
Still plodding along with this one. Here's the front frame with front suspension fitted.

ImageUntitled by Mark Wakelin, on Flickr

Then the rads and fan were added. That's the chassis virtually complete now. Just the bodywork to finish off.

ImageUntitled by Mark Wakelin, on Flickr

I decided to use Bare Metal Foil for the headlamps. The one on the right hasn't been foiled yet, partly to show you the difference, but mostly because I cut the foil too small :lol:

ImageUntitled by Mark Wakelin, on Flickr

Lights fitted to the bonnet. Two are covered with white covers that need decals, and the rest have lenses that need to be cut from a vac formed sheet. Not looking forward to cutting them out.....

ImageUntitled by Mark Wakelin, on Flickr

Re: MFH Lancia Rally 037

PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2019 9:11 am
by casper
I would really struggle with this scale even with my new specs. What's the diameter of the headlamp lenses Mark and when you say vac formed are they concave or flat. Can a punch be used or would the plastic crack.

Re: MFH Lancia Rally 037

PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2019 5:16 am
by Mark
It is very fiddly, and no margin for error. They lenses are just over 3mm dia. A 1/8” screw punch may do the trick, but I don’t have mine here. I do have a circle cutter which may do the trick, but it’s difficult to set the blade accurately. Otherwise, it’s a sharp knife and sandpaper, which will be difficult.

Re: MFH Lancia Rally 037

PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2019 4:42 pm
by wingnut2
Hi Mark, I don't envy you must be frustrating at this stage of the build :angry-banghead:
W2 ;)