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    1. Kit: Roger Zimmermann, by (Yearly Subscriber) Roger Zimmermann is offline
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      Model Scale: 1/12 Rating:  (16 votes - 5.00 average) Thanks: 22
      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. Roger Zimmermann's Avatar Yearly Subscriber
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    Thanks Paul! Most elements are attached by screws/bolts, either brass or stainless steel ones. The day will come I have to paint all the parts; this will be rather heavy as all has to be disassembled for cleaning, surfacing and painting!


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    Incredible work, Roger !
    I'm amazed by all these lilliputian details and your modelling skills :)
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    Thanks Thierry! It's a matter of fact that 1:12 is more difficult than 1:8. Fortunately, I am retired and find the time to do those small pieces!


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    Mr. Zimmermann, I have watched your build from the beginning, Hemmings, MarkII Forum, and here. It is just a pleasure to see your model grow. Your photography is improving (composition) as well! This latest photo would make a great poster, or magazine cover. I toast your accomplishment and continued health! (I can't afford the high-end Hess, but I do have a now empty bottle of their mid-priced Cabernet Sauvignon, and I am enjoying a Bourgogne Epineuil)Thank you for sharing with us! Cheers! -Don
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    Thanks Don for your comments and patience! As a matter of fact, I should buy a new camera, the one I have has severe limitations.
    The Hess wine I used to buy has a red label, it was not that expensive; maybe it's this one which is now empty at your location. However, there are other bottles offered by Hess which are in a different league.


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    Mr. Zimmermann, Red label it was! Thank you for the recommendation, I enjoyed it very much! -Don
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    Roger, how did you do the "front" lettering? Regards Markus
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    The "easy" way: each letter made separately and then soft soldered on the body. The picture I'm sowing now was done prior to the beginning in this forum.




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    are the letters filed?
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    Most probably yes; it's about 5 or 6 years ago....It could be that the thin brass was soldered on a thicker support, machined/filed together and, once the letter were OK, the usable letters were separated from the thicker plate. I remember I used this technique while doing the word "Studebaker" but I'm not sure if I did the "FRONT" letters that way.


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    If the switch for the seat was completed some time ago, I neglected to finish the master switch for the windows. Finally, I had the courage to continue. Every switch had to be adjusted and the function checked with one motor before I went to the next one. I had shorts and was surprise in such moments how much energy is contained in just one 1.5V battery: one of both lead I held with the fingers on the battery went hot Continental Mark II in such situation, I could not held it for long, which is not the purpose after all. All the shorts or lack of contact were solved; the switch will go to the finished parts. The last check will be done when all motors are connected to the switch. I may still have bad surprises…
    15 wires are soldered to that assembly; two wires for the ground will be attached to the door and one + wire will be soldered with the other one; 10 wires will have to exit the door to distribute the current to the seat, the other 3 windows and the RH vent window.
    Note the finger prints on the chromed escutcheon!




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    You certainly have a great amount of skills to use as needed.
    Its a pleasure to follow this and thank you for also including the errors you make, and the errors made by others eg. the plating.
    We all learn from those.
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    You sure know, Frank: nobody is perfect!


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    Thank you Roger.
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  15. VC LOCOMOBILE's Avatar Active Member
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    AMAZING build-my uncle has a 1/1 Continental Mark II scale version of these.your details are SPOT ON.. you may have Mr Wingrove beat on this one!!
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