Close

Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 44
    1. Kit: , by (VIP/Sponsor) jfonticobal is offline
      Builder Last Online: May 2020 Show Printable Version Email this Page
      Model Scale: 1/8 Rating:  Thanks: 2
      Started: 08-24-12 Build Revisions: Never  
      Not Supported

      Hello:

      I am starting to build a 1/8 1924 Bugatti Type 35 from scratch. At this moment I am turning with my lathe, the five wheels using a aluminium bar.

      The Bugatti wheels originaly were cast in one piece, wheel and brake drum. In 1/8 scale this would be impractical, if not almost impossible. The answer therefore, lies in turning this wheels from aluminium bar. Because the wheel is hollow, it has spokes at the back and front, and it is necessary to make them in at least two or three different parts. At this moment I am machining the front part of the wheels.

      I will make this car using several materials like brass, cooper, aluminium, rubber, steel, etc.

      I hope you like this car. I am enjoying this built.

      Regards,

      Javier

      Build Photos

      1924 Bugatti Type 35 in 1/8 from scratch-20120824_191633-jpg  1924 Bugatti Type 35 in 1/8 from scratch-20120824_191652-jpg  1924 Bugatti Type 35 in 1/8 from scratch-20120824_191524-jpg  1924 Bugatti Type 35 in 1/8 from scratch-20120824_191458-jpg  1924 Bugatti Type 35 in 1/8 from scratch-20120824_191449-jpg  1924 Bugatti Type 35 in 1/8 from scratch-20120824_191436-jpg  1924 Bugatti Type 35 in 1/8 from scratch-20120824_191414-jpg  1924 Bugatti Type 35 in 1/8 from scratch-20120824_191356-jpg  1924 Bugatti Type 35 in 1/8 from scratch-20120824_191342-jpg 


      Show Complete First Post

      Show Your Support

      • This build may not be copied, reproduced or published elsewhere without author's permission.
        Please note: The first post will be displayed at the top of every page.
    JOIN THE SMC ALLIANCE NOW

  1. kmeaders@q.com's Avatar VIP/Sponsor
    Name
    Ken
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    696
    That's amazing work so far. I am looking forward to watching how you go about building such a complicated automobile.
    Old Sprinter
    QUOTE QUOTE #2

  2. JeepMkd's Avatar Active Member
    Name
    Mite
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    87
    That's a great start! I love scratch builds.
    QUOTE QUOTE #3

  3. Dougritt's Avatar VIP/Sponsor
    Name
    Douglas
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    464
    One of my favorite cars Javier...thanks for posting!
    QUOTE QUOTE #4

  4. John's Avatar Established Member
    Name
    John
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    112
    A great project Javier......I have quite a lot of reference material and one unbuilt 1/8th Type 35 by ACA. Let me know if you would like reference info or measurements done.
    Cheers,
    John
    QUOTE QUOTE #5

  5. Ton's Avatar VIP/Sponsor
    Name
    Ton
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    1,092
    Looks very good Javier!
    Regards

    Ton
    QUOTE QUOTE #6

  6. keramh's Avatar VIP/Sponsor
    Name
    Marek
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    313
    hello,
    great project and the rim looks already really good.
    Will you let the spokes so straight?
    At this scale, it should be appreciated that. The spokes such as wings of a fan, are inclined slightly.

    www.scale16.de.vu
    the modelkit databank for the scale 1/16
    QUOTE QUOTE #7

  7. jfonticobal's Avatar VIP/Sponsor
    Name
    Javier
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    350
    Hello Egon:

    Yes, there is a small feature peculiar of the Bugatti wheels wich I donīt know at this moment if I will include in mine and this is the slight angle that each spoke sets with the rim. it allows the spokes to act as a sort of fan to assist in the cooling of the brake drums. To add this feature to the spokes, I think I could either mill it or make up a punch and die.
    I think this is not very important because I donīt feel that the character of the wheel is necessarily lost without this small detail.
    I need to decide if I wll try to reproduce this feature.
    Regards,
    Javier


    1924 Bugatti Type 35 in 1/8 from scratch
    Last edited by jfonticobal; 08-26-12 at 09:08 PM.
    QUOTE QUOTE #8

  8. Roger Zimmermann's Avatar Yearly Subscriber
    Name
    Roger
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    2,836
    Interesting piece of work! I'm glad that the wheels of my own model could be done with brass, I hate to work aluminum parts!
    QUOTE QUOTE #9

  9. jfonticobal's Avatar VIP/Sponsor
    Name
    Javier
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    350
    Hello Roger.

    Me too. I hate the aluminium sticky effect in the lathe.

    Regards,

    Javier


    1924 Bugatti Type 35 in 1/8 from scratch
    QUOTE QUOTE #10

  10. spinellid82's Avatar VIP/Sponsor
    Name
    David
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    1,715
    If the rest of the model is anywhere near as nice as the wheel are looking this will be an awesome model! I really like your choice of subjects also, it is definately one of my very favorite European autos.
    USMC, Retired

    Evil prevails when good men stand idle.
    QUOTE QUOTE #11

  11. MHN's Avatar Active Member
    Name
    Marcelo Horacio
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    17
    Hola Javier

    encontre esta pagina espero que te sirva para tu proyecto

    Hello Javier

    I found this page I hope to serve you for your project

    www.t35.nl

    Marcelo
    QUOTE QUOTE #12

  12. jfonticobal's Avatar VIP/Sponsor
    Name
    Javier
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    350
    Thanks Marcelo, very good website.

    Regards,

    Javier


    1924 Bugatti Type 35 in 1/8 from scratch
    QUOTE QUOTE #13

  13. dpride's Avatar Active Member
    Name
    David
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    81
    What grade of aluminium are you using? A machine grade ( 2011 0r 2024) will machine to a fine finish with the correct tool.
    If you are going to paint the piece it won't matter. Soft grades machine and work like butter. 6061 is a good material and will machine and form okay.
    QUOTE QUOTE #14

  14. jfonticobal's Avatar VIP/Sponsor
    Name
    Javier
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    350
    The grades I am using are 6061, 6063 and 7075. In my town sometimes is difficult to find another options.

    Regards,

    Javier


    1924 Bugatti Type 35 in 1/8 from scratch
    QUOTE QUOTE #15

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Quick Scale Calculator

 
Scale Calculator   Scale Factor   Real Size:     + Deluxe Scale Calculator
  1: th   Which equals Convert measurement: Reset or clear:  
  Any Scale   Scale Size:     + Deluxe Metric Calculator
 
Top