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    1. Kit: Monogram, by (Active Member) CaliD is offline
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      O Learned Denizens,

      I am new to your wondrous chambers so please go easy on me. I recently completed a build started half a lifetime ago.

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      I don't think it's a *spectacularly* high standard, but equally it's not too shabby. My photography is arguably better than my modelmaking, so I am able to show the finished thing well.

      I am so pleased with it, even though it has taken me about 25 years to complete it.

      More to come in following posts!


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  1. CaliD's Avatar Active Member
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    I'm a bit mystified by some but not all of the photos disappearing. I previewed each post and then read each post after posting, but now they are gone. Any top tips?


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    I uploaded the pictures that were missing again. I saw them at the time I made the edits. Honest!


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    Quote Originally Posted by MODEL A MODEL View Post
    I was able to look over one last year, very closely, and was a little surprised. The "A" arms of the front suspension in particular. They don't look up to the job? Do you know if they were ever a problem? (I am not an engineer, and I am known to over-build things!)
    As far as I know, E-Types don't have a reputation for delicate suspension arms. Looks can be quite deceiving, I think. Engineering arms like this is part of my day job, and it's interesting if you design down to the correct loads how little material you need. These cars had the benefit of comparatively tall tyre sidewalls to help cushion the blows - it's the bumps that murder the arms, the braking and cornering barely touch them. I think what happens is that modern arms are designed to be abused more.

    Here they are being used as designed:



    And here is the kind of abuse that modern arms are designed for:



    Just before 40 seconds is the one I hate in the Beetle...


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    Thanks for the videos!

    The first one is actually a more exciting race than most we see!

    Your rekindling my interest in E's!
    -craftsmanship is a lifelong project of
    self-construction and self determination
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    Thanks for reposting your pictures!

    Again, WOW!

    Nice work! They, and you, did a great job turning this car into a convertible!
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    self-construction and self determination
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    Now that it has been proudly displayed for a bit, I am noticing something very quirky.

    The tyres go down!

    Once every few days, I need to rotate the wheels a bit, as they develop a pronounced flat spot and the car ends up looking a bit sad.

    Anyone else encountered this on these monogram tyres?


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  7. DominiqueBeerts's Avatar Avid Belgian
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    Hello,
    I don't know about Monogram's tyres deforming after a while, but I have seen it with other (older) kits.
    It is easy to solve. Just fill them with some paper, just enough to support the weight of the model. Papier-maché in fact.

    Very nice model, by the way!
    Best regards,
    Dominique.


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