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    1. Kit: Roger Zimmermann, by (Yearly Subscriber) Roger Zimmermann is offline
      Builder Last Online: Mar 2019 Show Printable Version Email this Page
      Model Scale: 1/12 Rating:  (17 votes - 5.00 average) Thanks: 25
      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. happyfreddy's Avatar Active Member
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    I think the extreme difference are only on picture not real

    The problem with such pictures is that You always took them from any angle position, so that things in deep look shorter.
    To get such pictures like a stamp You must took them with 90 ° position. Second problem than is the flashlight of camera.
    Take two lamps opposite position so that there is no shadow at item and switch off the camera flashlight.
    To make any different measurements visiable take a lineal with millimeters or inch marks beneeth the item.
    Regarding the millimeter mark lines You just see if there is any perspective view.
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  2. Roger Zimmermann's Avatar Yearly Subscriber
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    You are right Freddy about how to picture an item. However, the difference which can be seen is not a distorsion, it's real! I did an error while doing the part: I centered the ring in relation to the horizontal outside line from the horizontal bar, which is incorrect: the ring must be positioned relative to the upper and lower edge from that bar. As the trunk lid surface on which the emblem is installed is inclined, the horizontal line is not in the middle of the horizontal bar.


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  3. Roger Zimmermann's Avatar Yearly Subscriber
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    The memory is a strange thing: before I began the new ornament, I could not remember how the first emblem was done. While “playing” with the second one, the “click” came: I just took 3 pieces of brass large and thick enough to have enough material to file away to get the desired shape. This time I did differently: I prepared the horizontal bar and gave its definitive shape. Then it was the turn to the vertical one. Finally, I did grooves into both parts to have an as perfect as possible fit. As I’m using that fantastic silver solder paste, if a void is too large, the result will be compromised. Joining both parts went well, no rework at the joints were necessary; however, the cross is not yet ready: a tiny part, the one behind the helmet, had to be done separately for practical reasons. More grooves and fitting were performed until I was satisfied. The soldering paste came once more in action; the attached picture is showing the cross without any rework after the soldering; a good polishing will be needed to remove the residues and discoloration on the brass.
    Compared to the old cross, the emerging vertical bars have the same length when measured from the horizontal bar’s edges.
    The next steps are more grooves to have the décor support fitted, plus another four grooves for the circle.




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    The trunk emblem is ready to get plated Continental Mark II . I’m attaching a picture with both emblems for comparison. The space between each line is 1mm; this is just for Freddy!




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    Looks Very Good!

    Do you have a spare decal Continental Mark II to compare it to?
    -craftsmanship is a lifelong project of
    self-construction and self determination
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  6. Roger Zimmermann's Avatar Yearly Subscriber
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    Thanks Don! Yes, I have some but they were not correct, the space for the cross is too small, making the décor too large. A new version should come in soon.


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    While waiting for the decals, I began a futile assembly: the bumper jack. People familiar with US cars from the fifties and later are accustomed to the usual bumper jacks; the one for the Mark II is different and as dangerous to use as the others, simpler ones.



    As I wanted to have a functional jack, some planning was necessary.



    The picture is showing almost all parts needed for that accessory. Among the missing parts: the hook which will be made according to my bumpers.
    In between, the last decal Continental Mark II ’s batch came in; I can now continue with the dash and further assembly, but first the jack will be finished.




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    While soft soldering one of both bearings for the long screw, the screw got soldered too! Fortunately, I could unsolder the bearing and screw. With some rework (using a steel part to avoid the same accident), I could finish the main part. Then it was the turn of the second leg and the handle. I got then in trouble with the hook. I had good pictures from a Mark II forum member and I could not figure how that should work because I was on the wrong brand: on my Cadillacs, the hook is following the shape or the bumper, but not here. Anyway both bumpers don’t have the same profile; therefore a little change from the common practice was developed for the Mark II: the hook is contacting the rear bumper at the bottom; the upper part of the hook is pushing against the upper bar. It’s a little bit different at the front: the hook is grabbing a bumper support and, like at the rear, the upper part is pushing the upper bar.
    I did a quick try with the model; it works well!
    Now, the jack should be painted. With a little use just for the fun, there will be some scratches due to the nature of that tool. That’s life!








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    Great work Roger !!!
    Now I think it´s easier to change the wheels for comming up winter season

    edit : If You use two of those " lifters" it´s possible parking the car at locations with less parking space
    so that You only must buy one parking ticket instead of two .............
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    Perfect. Markus
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  11. Roger Zimmermann's Avatar Yearly Subscriber
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    Thanks Freddy and Markus!


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    Absolutely outstanding, Roger
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    Thanks Thierry!
    After the bumper jack digression, I’m back to the model. As I got the decals for the dash, it was time to use them; this was the last step before the dash could be definitively assembled.. After the assembly, I did a test fit in the car; I had to relocate the wiring for the lamps at the switch to avoid an interference with the hand brake support. It was more a supposition as it’s rather difficult to see something when the assembly is in place. I removed also some brass at the base of the console because the velvet is so thick I had difficulties to have the proper dash’s location.
    Without wiring, the dash would be already installed. I have to plan with great care how I will proceed now with the door’s wires.




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    I forgot about bumper jacks. Nice work. This might be a good candidate for baking the paint. I tried a test using Humbrol on a failed brass part that was soldered, 175 degrees F for one hour and I can't scrape Continental Mark II the paint with my fingernail. Most of the blogs I read on the subject suggest 150 degrees F but my oven doesn't go that low.
    Last edited by PaulPK; 10-19-18 at 06:32 AM.
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    When I saw the photos of your car on the forum I had think in a first time : Roger modify a good kit
    But when I see you make all by yourself ! Waouh it's a amazing job !
    I waiting impatiently each new progress now

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