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    1. Kit: Roger Zimmermann, by (VIP/Sponsor) Roger Zimmermann is offline
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      Model Scale: 1/12 Rating:  (5 votes - 5.00 average) Thanks: 7
      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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    February 3, 2010 was the begin with this mad project: the construction of a Continental Mark II, scale 1:12, from scratch. Indeed, the project began earlier, gathering as many pictures as I could, buying some books and corresponding with some of the members of the Mark II forum. Feb. 3 was the physical begin: I will do first the rims. Strange choice isn't? there is a reason for that: my previous model, a 1963 Studebaker Avanti is almost ready. I'm doing now the tires for this Avanti and, as expected, there are difficulties. Furthermore, time is needed for the material to cure
    (about 24 hours) and I hate to wait and do nothing.

    The rims for the Mark II are standard parts (more or less) which have to be done anyway. Then I will do the tires for the Mark II as my notices and experience with the Avanti tires will be helpful.
    I did the same work with the tires for my first model (a 1966 Olds Toronado) but it was for 30 years and the products are no more the same.
    I hope you will enjoy this adventure; you must be patient as progress are never quick.
    Attached are 2 pictures. You may notice that my lathe is very small and the brass part is looking huge for this small machine!




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  2. DominiqueBeerts's Avatar Avid Belgian
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    Hello Roger,
    thank you for posting your build. I have read the article in the welcome section, and I am looking forward to following this build.

    i think you can change the typo in the title by clicking "Edit post" in your first post of the thread.
    Best regards,
    Dominique.


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  3. Quote Originally Posted by DominiqueBeerts View Post
    Hello Roger,

    i think you can change the typo in the title by clicking "Edit post" in your first post of the thread.
    You are welcome Dominique!
    Unfortunately, by editing the post the title cannot be changed...


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    The thread title has been changed Roger! Great build !
    Regards

    Ton
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  5. Thank you Ton!


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  6. it looks great, i would love to see more of the chassis
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  7. Quote Originally Posted by knoxville84 View Post
    it looks great, i would love to see more of the chassis
    Just for you, Thomas!




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  8. That's some nice work!

    And forgive me, but I cannot resist an easy pun: Nice Continental kit! (I know it's not a kit but I couldn't help it)
    This don't look like no expressway to me! - Jake Blues
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    Hey Stu, can you imagine? Adding a Continental kit to a Continental kit.

    Roger, your work is beautiful. The detail is first rate all the way. Take all the time you want to build this car.
    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
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  10. Thank you! The next time will be rather quiet; vacations are ahead...
    By the way, most of the car having a continental kit are not good looking. There are few exceptions and my remark may not please to all.


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  11. hot ford coupe's Avatar Super Moderator
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Zimmermann View Post
    By the way, most of the car having a continental kit are not good looking. There are few exceptions and my remark may not please to all.
    That's not going to be a problem, Roger. It was just a play on words. Rear mounted spare tires definitely do not need to go on a lot of cars. The style I like is the one that was developed for the cars of the 30s and that's the fender mounted spares like you see on Duesenbergs, Rolls Royces, Pierce Arrows and the like.
    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
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  12. The cardboard is gone, brass is at its place! I cannot guarantee that all dimensions are totally exact; at this point, I have more to look that there is no interference between floor and frame. So far, so good.
    I don't know with what I should continue: the tunnel or the pattern for spare wheel well and/or wheelhouse. Anyway, the rear passenger floor will be trimmed according to the wheelhouses.



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  13. AirB's Avatar Established Member
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    Amazing fine work Roger, great car also, one of my favorite US cars.
    Sure i follow this build.
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  14. Thank you Rudy! Somebody from Europe who is following what I'm doing...Maybe another person speaking French! (OK, Belgium has 2 official languages, hard to know which one you are speaking...)


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