1927 Talbot – II

windowI disassembled the car. It was held together my rivets – easy enough to cut through. Since this was an English car the steering wheel was on the right.
window_modI used a razor-saw to slice off the bits on either side of the center console and flip them so the steering wheel would be on the left.

I hadn’t added it yet when I took the photo but a piece of styrene on the left filled in the gap. Once the styrene cement had dried I added epoxy on the side that doesn’t show. The dash/window frame will be glued into the cowl.

primedIn the pic I glued the body to the chassis. Once the dash/window frame is nicely secured to the cowl then the assembly will be glued to the chassis and agasint the body. I also removed the center bar on the window frame as it is WAY too thick. The side posts are also too thick .. just how much work it will take to thin them .. donno. I suppose I shoud say .. how much I thin them depends on how much work it is.
Dry Fit
primed_assmbI dry-fit the parts. here you can see that I have removed the center bar on the window frame.
Truck – Green
truckgreen-800Had fun playing with paint here. The underside was sprayed with a dark brown and then a misted iron oxide color. That was followed by a light green and then a darker green painted from directly above. Finally the roof was painted with the brown/iron oxide color. Prior to spraying that on I protected the wooden roofing portion with a Masking Fluid.
Still Green
truckgreen2-800I used a brush and water + Windex to wear away some of the paint so paint underneath would show. Used MIG Brown/Black washes to highlight details. Put the old wheels on for the photo but these will be replace by wheels more age appropriate for a 1927 Talbot.
Wheels and Tires
wheels-800These are the appropriate wheels for this vehicle as close as I could come as I explained on the previous page. The wheel and tire combon on the left came with the Talbot. It is obvious that this was NOT from 1927. The next wheel and tire combo to the right is the tire and wheel to the right of that put togehter for the photo.
wheels2-800A closer look at the 3D printed tires and wheels. It is still hard to make out details as FUD is simply hard to photograph when in the raw state.
PaintedWheelsPainted. The wheels were painted with Testor’s Model Master Pale Green adn the hub with FolkArt acrylic”Sterling Silver’ and MIG Brown Wash to make the details ‘pop’. Tires are flat black from a rattle can with Dr O’Brien’s Grundy Gray and White scrubbed over them.
wheelpennyJust to give an apprecation of the size of these wheels and tires .. here is one sitting on a penny. Dammit! The curse of the digital close-up shows where I need to touch up!! 🙂

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