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Kev the Modeller
#21 Posted : 10 April 2019 20:51:41

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Excellent work as usual Roy, loving those added details to the battery/spare wheel areas, well done. Cool ThumpUp

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#22 Posted : 12 April 2019 13:49:02

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Many thanks you guys.
I'm scouring the web and Lambo websites for details/info on any of the decals and markings.

Roy.
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#23 Posted : 12 April 2019 15:43:42

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Well, I've been working away on the engine for a few days and so far it looks nice.
Lots of repainting, bare metal foiling and other little tweaks including fabric wrapping the breather hoses to look more correct.
I've created a nice set of decals that I'm going start to add shortly, including new decals for the battery seeing as the Bosch one isn't really right.

Anyway, here we are so far.
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#24 Posted : 13 April 2019 05:38:24

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Having checked every Countach online I could find, I'm pretty sure the factory ignition coils for all years/makes were Magneti Marelli ones---I could find exact models for the Quattrovalvole, but it uses a single one rather than the dual coils of older models. Best guess I've got, based one the few pics of ones that appear to still have their factory (or non-recent replacements) is this: https://milano.bakeca.it...elli-bk3a-9duz171261386

It's about the only MM coil that is overall silver with a black tip like the model has, with predominantly blue stickers like I can see in a few pics of older-coil Countachs. (Silver stickers with blue lettering is probably equally likely, from looking around---yellow stickers with black lettering seems to be more 60's). Black stickers wth silver letting is also a possibility. But Magneti Marelli seems to have used the same logo and general wording/pattern on their Ferrari/Fiat/Lancia/Lambo coils for decades, just changing color combinations every couple years.

Best close-up of a coil sticker I found: https://i.ebayimg.com/im...4435508-0-1/s-l1000.jpg I think all Countachs use "Bxx 2xx" series coils, and this is labeled BAE 201 so it should be fairly appropriate---BZR 202 is the LP5000's coil I think)
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#25 Posted : 13 April 2019 11:21:11

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A few decals added and the battery decal replaced.
I've also foiled the coils and added the missing LT leads.
The wonky decal on the bottom of the starter motor has been straightened...
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#26 Posted : 13 April 2019 16:30:28

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Another little update.
More decals, more wiring.
I've also repainted umpteen parts, filled/covered numerous screw holes and tried to 'lose' any ultimately visible fixings - so far...

This one really is an amazing kit. It must be just about DeAg's BEST.
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#27 Posted : 14 April 2019 09:42:50

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Excellent work Roy, love your detailing.Love Thanks for the info earlier, I found a supplier of leather, bought some black 0.45mm goat hide, expensive but will go nicely on my Porsche.Cool ThumpUp

Mark
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#28 Posted : 14 April 2019 10:53:03

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Lovely job Roy, looking really good and making swift progress already. Well done. Drool ThumpUp

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#29 Posted : 15 April 2019 04:46:29

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For the blue/white wires coming off the ignition coils--where does the other end go to? Underneath the distributors?

Also--how are the breather tubes wrapped? Is it a fabric or tape? (I actually ended up with a spare set, so can "freely experiment" on getting the best look---I currently have one set sprayed with Tamiya's "rubber" paint, which is an improvement over the stock look, but actually wrapped is another level of accuracy)
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#30 Posted : 15 April 2019 08:59:36

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Hello there.
My ignition LT leads from the coil also group together with the wires from the alternator.
They all go into a loom made from heat-shrink tube that runs under the air box and around the front of the wheel arch under the fan.

The air pipes are wrapped with thin strips of surgical fabric tape, pre-coloured black with a marker pen..
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#31 Posted : 16 April 2019 22:27:23

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Here we are so far...
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#32 Posted : 17 April 2019 18:08:42

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A busy weekend and past few days...
This is an AMAZING kit.
This one is a commission build for someone but I'm tempted to get it for myself.
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#33 Posted : 27 April 2019 17:00:47

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Well, this big old beastie is nearly complete.
I must say that fitting the doors and front end was something of a mission, but got there in the end.

Getting the bottom of the car and the main body together was a doddle.
FAR easier than the Mustang or Porsche which just didn't seem to want to match up.

Anyway, wheels, rear wing, wheel arches...

Roy.
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#34 Posted : 27 April 2019 17:26:19

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Getting the front on was tricky. The paint on the posts make it a tight squeeze. I had success removing the doors, putting the front section on the body and then adding the doors back. How is the fit of the doors with the rest of the body panels? Mine took some fiddling to get it lined up.

I know it was a few steps ago but I am amazed by your leather work! All the curves/corners are pretty tight and difficult to get material around. Also cutting the seats to leather and then reassemble is a great idea. I am really enjoying following your work

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#35 Posted : 27 April 2019 17:29:32

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Looking fab as usual Roy, great to see....Drool Drool

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#36 Posted : 27 April 2019 17:51:16

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Thanks chaps.
Yes, the doors aren't a 'superb' fit.

No matter how much I tried, I couldn't get them any closer at the top/front.
It seems as if the actual front wings of the model are about 1mm too short at the top flat surface.
Also, keeping the doors closed takes a few attempts at careful closing but the model will very likely be posed in a display case with one or both doors open anyway.
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#37 Posted : 27 April 2019 20:30:14

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Very nice work as always Roy and looking good. Cool ThumpUp

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#38 Posted : 28 April 2019 09:34:31

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Nice work Roy. Coming on very nicely.

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#39 Posted : 28 April 2019 12:31:10

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Getting close to the finish line with this now Roy, I'm sure it will be another stunner, well done. ThumpUp

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#40 Posted : 28 April 2019 17:23:23

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Well...
Wheels are now on, lower side sills added.

Wheel arch extensions. Sadly, the worst fitting part on the whole kit.
Maybe mine were a bit warped from being in a full kit package for a while, but they just don't attach.

The plastic locating pegs on the arch trims are just too short, and not 'fat' enough.
Push one in place and when you try to attach the next one, the first one pops out again.

I've resorted to super-gluing each few pegs.
With the leading edge of the trims nice and tight, the rear ends are at least 5mm adrift of the body.
When it's all secure at the front, I'll turn the car over, pull the rear of the trims tight into place, tape them down and run cyano around the join.
Fingers crossed...
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