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    1. Kit: Revival, by (Established Member) Twokidsnosleep is offline
      Builder Last Online: Aug 2019 Show Printable Version Email this Page
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      Started: 04-29-16 Build Revisions: Never  
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      Hello Gentlemen
      I am building a Revival Bugatti kit and, though nervous about posting my work, realize that is the way to get better.
      So you are welcome to chime in and give me some constructive critique
      I am a Bugatti nut and love the open wheel racers of this era. I have a trio of classic Pocher kits tucked away in my stash for a later date

      Ok, here we go. Started in late January 2016 and hoping to get the build done by June 2016. I am a little over halfway complete to date

      Here is the kit, direct from Italy from Revival's website
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      My first experience with building the kit was to over tighten and break a screw that holds the oil pan and engine block together. The screw is impossible to drill out as it is harder than the surrounding white metal, so your bit wanders and drills off centre. Here I have added a threaded brass tube with a nut to allow things to realign and attach.

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      That was my intro into this build and has pretty much set the tone for it. If you get into these kits, that is what to expect.
      I purchased some small diameter taps and dies and they have been a godsend for this build, actually essential.
      Revival Bugatti T 35...Devil With A Blue Dress On-img_1143-jpg\

      I have modified many parts for looks, fit or function. Here a copper floorpan is made and the rear trailing arms are chopped up and replaced with telescoping brass tubing. A little tease of the directions, if you can call them that, and the framework rough assembled
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      Maybe that is enough for now, let me know what you think
      Cheers, Scott

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  1. ScaleMotorcars's Avatar Administrator
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    Looks great. And smart picking up those taps and dies from K&S Revival Bugatti T 35...Devil With A Blue Dress On . When I build the T35 I didn't have those and I spent allot of time dealing with broken parts.

    Check out this thread from several years ago. You can see my 1/1 Revival Bugatti T 35...Devil With A Blue Dress On I had right before moving to NC. http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/...type-35-a.html
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    Ahh I remember looking at that thread.
    You really do have a soft spot for these cars and got to experience one...well as close to a real one without being a billionaire


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    your really doing a great job on this kit! I agree with Daniel that it's nice to have those K&S Revival Bugatti T 35...Devil With A Blue Dress On tools for the work. :)

    Gary
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    Thanks for looking in on me Gary

    I am about halfway done, so will share some of the progress pics.
    Decided to do a test fitting of the framework before paint to get fit.
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    Discovered that the wheel hubs were missing the threaded insert to allow the wheels to be screwed on..so I made my own and got her up on her wheels.
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    There we go, better get back to my real work before I have to fire myself


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    Moving along.
    Torn down and rebuilt backup with paint and detailing. Last one is body test fitting
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    Now I have moved on to interior detail...dashboard, firewall that kind of stuff
    More another day


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    How are you going to handle the chains for the brake cables?
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    On the T35, they are located on the inside of the frame rail on this car in the footwell near the pedals... so not visible
    I will do the external cables that are visible


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    Quote Originally Posted by Twokidsnosleep View Post
    On the T35, they are located on the inside of the frame rail on this car in the footwell near the pedals... so not visible
    I will do the external cables that are visible
    I've been looking for a long time for assembled chains for my 1:18 T59 kit.
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    Yes I remember us talking about that.
    I have some nice watch parts that you turned me on to for a sprocket, but the chain is another story
    Maybe a necklace could act as the chain portion??


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    The smallest roller chain I know of is from Top-Studio and its 1/12 scale motorcycle chain.

    You could check out thie thread. It might have more info for you.

    http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/...le-chains.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScaleMotorcars View Post
    The smallest roller chain I know of is from Top-Studio and its 1/12 scale motorcycle chain.

    You could check out thie thread. It might have more info for you.

    http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/...le-chains.html
    I have the Grandt Line chain mentioned there and it's about twice the size I need. I may have to deal with the fiddly PE DIY versions.
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    Ok, so these pics will get us up to date with the WiP Revival Bugatti T 35...Devil With A Blue Dress On
    Testing the firewall and dash into body shell and onto framework
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    The last prominent feature on the RHS of this car to be made is the steering linkage (I have made brass rear trailing arms, brake and shift handles already)
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    Steering linkage out of brass, the black plastic kit part for comparison... wip Revival Bugatti T 35...Devil With A Blue Dress On still lots of shaping,spit and polish to go
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    Have a good weekend
    Scott


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    I broke mine just installing it but if I remember correctly mine was white metal. Maybe they changed it later on for that very reason. Brass is much better.
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