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      Started: 05-17-12 Build Revisions: Never  
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      As stated in my presentation, I'm doing since 2 years a Continental Mark II, scale 1:12. Presently, I'm doing the floor; the trunk floor is ready. The next step is going towards the front by doing the floor under the rear seat. To spare metal and unnecessary reworks, I did first a model with cardboard. Now, it will be easier to cut the brass at the proper place.


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  1. markus68's Avatar VIP/Sponsor
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    Looks good.
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    Thanks Jo! In that case, I will let them that way.


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    Hello Roger!

    I agree with Jo. I have cleaned hundreds of models, hundreds of times, over a twenty year period, and well made decals, on a gloss painted surface, will hold up fine. The decals I put on the company vehicles, (where I work) 18 years ago have been exposed to the environment constantly, they are of a shear vinyl type, but no care other than washing, and not too gently, and they are fine.

    In short well made decals should be fine on their own. A good auto wax wouldn't hurt.

    (Poorly made decals. or decals on a matte surface will lift eventually)

    BRAVO, on your work!!!!

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    Thanks Don. They stay that way.


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    Continental Mark II
    Well, no answer to my question of what is wrong with that trunk emblem...Probably it was overshadowed by the decal Continental Mark II question. Well, here is the answer: if you look at the points and lions (or whatever animal), there are 3 in the bottom and only 2 in the upper field. From design, the fields have the same dimensions but I did an error when I fabricated the part: due to the angle from the trunk lid, the horizontal bar from the emblem is not symmetrical for optical reasons. It could be that the edge from the horizontal bar is not in the middle of the emblem, but a tad lower. At the model, the "square" with the decal Continental Mark II is also a tad too low compared to the circle, aggravating the situation.

    Finally, the decal Continental Mark II itself was not done correctly: the space occupied from the cross was neglected. I gave the OK for the decals when I was in vacation and I missed that point too. To be honest, I'm not sure to have catch this error if the proof would have been checked at home.

    I hope that my explanation can be understood...Foreign language is sometimes difficult...




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    Hello Roger!

    I tried to see the error, and I failed you! -I'm sorry!

    If you look at the badges on you classic Cadillacs, they have little ducks in them, that are now, and for a few years, missing? Where did they go?

    Are you thinking of re-doing this part of your model?

    Harley Earl, said " a picture may be worth a thousand words, but a model is worth a thousand pictures!" he must have had you and your work in mind when he said that!

    Your #1 fan in Long Beach! -Don
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    If you did not see the error, why should I redo that assembly? I'm letting it that way. If, in some years and I'm still able to hold tools, I may redo it the way it should...
    I still have the little ducks (or whatever bird) on the Cadillac emblems!


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    I did, 2 up 3 down, but you need sharpe eyes.
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    You are right, the emblem in the picture is not very clear.


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    Sorry to say this but I think your lions might be upside down also. Maybe reduce the size of the decals, they appear too large to me.
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    oops! Roger you are human!

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    the best model builder I've never met!!!

    -Don


    (the red and blue fields can be put in the correct corners, right side up or down)
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulPK View Post
    Sorry to say this but I think your lions might be upside down also. Maybe reduce the size of the decals, they appear too large to me.
    Could be, I did not check. However, you are right, they are too large. This is the consequence of not taking in account the chromed cross (have a look at the picture of the decal Continental Mark II plate). Who knows, maybe one day I will redo that assembly and order a new decal Continental Mark II .


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    Quote Originally Posted by MODEL A MODEL View Post

    the red and blue fields can be put in the correct corners, right side up or down
    However, either the animals are correctly placed or upside down. I obviously put the decal Continental Mark II the wrong way. Murphy's law!


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    ​Darn that Murphy!!!!
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    Continental Mark II
    As somebody from another forum wrote, nobody will notice; that major flaw will be "washed" with the other details from the model. At least, there is no major error at the emblem in the horn ring center. Due to the size, I'm putting 2 pictures, one with and the other without the flash Continental Mark II .






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