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    1. Kit: , by (Yearly Subscriber) Roger Zimmermann is offline
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      Model Scale: 1/12 Rating:  (2 votes - 5.00 average) Thanks: 3
      Started: 07-26-19 Build Revisions: Never  
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      Before the Mark II was finished, I was thinking that I need some rest and maybe stopping modeling completely.
      After a few months "without", I noticed that I'm missing something. But, what to do? A new 10-years project is out of question, I need something less complex.
      After a while, it was clear that I had to do something with Cadillac. But what? The answer came rather quickly: a 1930 to 1933 Cadillac V-16 engine and frame, as a rolling frame.
      I have some contacts with people restoring the second version: 1932/33 which differs framewise from the first version 1930/31.
      I will have to do new things, like wire wheels! I searched in this forum for a tutorial, but found nothing. However , I do remember that somebody did recently (1 to 2 years) wire wheels. Can somebody tell me where to search?


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  1. Roger Zimmermann's Avatar Yearly Subscriber
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    Thanks Dominique! What is (or are) your projet now?


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    Hi Roger, I am doing a pair of McLaren M8B CanAm cars in scale 1/24, the Bruce McLaren and Lothar Motschenbacher versions. They are plastic kits from Accurate Miniatures from a few years back.
    And before that I did a small Model Factory Hiro 1:12 1932 Cadillac V-16 frame and engine Aston Martin DB3S in 1/24th, and a 1/9th scale BMW R75 in civil version, modified, weathered, dirty and rusted.

    No idea yet what will follow, but there are plans to do something around the Mercedes 300SL in all different variations (Gull Wing, Roadster, SLR and Uhlenhaut) in 1/24 with a scratch built 1:12 1932 Cadillac V-16 frame and engine space frame chassis in 1/8th or 1/10th to finish it off.
    Best regards,
    Dominique.


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    Wow, im speechless.
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    I thought you were "impressed"?

    I'm "speechless"!
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    I was impressed and now i am speechless. ;-)
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    Ok!

    I'm amused!

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    Gobsmacked
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    Ah! Very busy. A Merc 300 SL is something interesting, even if I'm not breathing that Teutonic brand!


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    Roger, if such a thing is possible, I hope that the Cadillac engineers from that time are aware of your craftsmanship and are beaming with appreciation as they follow your progress from the great beyond. I'm a 1/25 plastic modeler but have done a little brass resistance-soldered HO model railroad work. Your work is an inspiration for me to improve my skills.
    Do the best you can with what you've got.
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    Thanks for your comments! As the car was put in production for 88 years, I doubt that somebody involved with that kind of vehicle is still in existence, Anyway, up to now, I got no comment from Cadillac, not from any people from the other brands I did a model!
    I have many 1:24/1:25 scale models; I did them when I was much junger; I bought over the years some Danbury Mint and Franklin Mint models too.


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    The best brand is Zimmer-Mint!
    Last edited by MODEL A MODEL; 07-03-20 at 08:02 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MODEL A MODEL View Post
    The best brand is Zimmer-Mint!
    Don, I'm sure you know the Zimmer brand! Some models were based on the Pontiac Fiero and were good looking; more recent ones were based on a Mustang.

    After some vacation and at the return a lot of paperwork to settle, I could continue with the reinforcement for the first crossmember. I choose a slightly thinner 1:12 1932 Cadillac V-16 frame and engine brass for it; as the torsion at the frame never will be a concern!

    This is the reinforcement alone:

    1:12 1932 Cadillac V-16 frame and engine-167-reinforcement-jpg1:12 1932 Cadillac V-16 frame and engine-168-reinforcement-jpg

    Here, that reinforcement is installed on the upper part. For the moment, 4 screws are used to assemble both parts; the screws will be replaced with rivets.

    1:12 1932 Cadillac V-16 frame and engine-169-cross-complete-jpg1:12 1932 Cadillac V-16 frame and engine-170-cross-complete-jpg

    The next task is to drill the myriad holes for the rivets which are securing the first cross member to the frame.


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    Each piece are one piece of art.
    They can be shown alone itself, exposed alone ...
    Incredible and brilliant.

    Dan.
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    Thanks Dan! However, you know that pictures are lying! Some imperfections and errors are not quite visible on a screen.


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    Before I'm doing the various holes for the front support to the frame, I began the rear supports for the front springs. They will be riveted over the fist cross member; it was a part which could be replaced at that time, therefore it could not be installed between the frame and the cross member.
    The first picture is from a real car; the second picture is showing the base plate for the support; the upper leg had to be bent in a precise location as it is inserted into the frame like a wedge.
    This support is also the attachment point for the front brake's cable.

    1:12 1932 Cadillac V-16 frame and engine-support2-jpg1:12 1932 Cadillac V-16 frame and engine-171-support-front-springs-jpg


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