Roger Zimmermann

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Roger Zimmermann last won the day on December 12 2016

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About Roger Zimmermann

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  • Birthday 08/20/1945

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    Switzerland
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    US cars, red wine, sunbathing in summer (too cold for that in winter!),Fats Domino music

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    I will be 65 years old this year (2010); I'm a male not married.

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  1. Construction of a Continental Mark II model, scale 1:12

    Indeed, the body was removed for the paint preparation. However, I thought it was maybe better to look for the seats before the car is painted! If the front seat could be done outside, the rear seat has to be shaped by trying to put it inside. I'm glad I did that now and not later. Contrary to your hope, the inserts will be wood to. Sure, springs could be done, but space, especially for the rear seat, is critical due to the window's motors. I prefer to have an original look as near as possible v/s a soft feel at the seats.
  2. Construction of a Continental Mark II model, scale 1:12

    It’s time to do another report…As the weather was fine locally; I decided to begin the seats, made with wood, working outside. Why? working with wood is creating a lot of dust, doing that outside is a method to spare a lot of cleaning! As I’m not well equipped for woodwork, to get where I’m today took a lot of time. Plus, there was some remodeling in the flat: I had to take out the office/workshop all which was stored: tools, plastic scale models of cars and planes, clothing and so on. It’s incredible what I could store in such a small room! Once the floor was ready, almost everything came back again, usually cleaned. I’m glad it’s behind me! Back to the seats: the inserts are not yet prepared; I will have also to install the motors for the windows and front seat with the hope that the motors will have the necessary room.
  3. Construction of a Continental Mark II model, scale 1:12

    Thanks Randy. I will try to find somebody locally, it's less trouble!
  4. Construction of a Continental Mark II model, scale 1:12

    Martin, I have a printer, but just black/white! As I wrote earlier, I have no intention to begin with decals. Sometimes, farming out is a good decision. Anyway, thanks for the idea!
  5. Construction of a Continental Mark II model, scale 1:12

    Thanks Randy! Indeed, I have repro decals, scale 1:1. I had once an address locally from a guy doing decals and who could do decals from the real ones (I don't have this possibility and I don't want to begin with it), after an hard disk crash, I lost many addresses. Maybe I will find him again. The wires will be done with...electrical wires. The boots will be made with brass.
  6. Construction of a Continental Mark II model, scale 1:12

    Thanks Alex and Fadt! The engine is like the film industry: only show...Fortunately, the hood can be opened to see the engine.
  7. Construction of a Continental Mark II model, scale 1:12

    Thank you Keiser!
  8. Construction of a Continental Mark II model, scale 1:12

    The engine is now almost ready. Missing are the spark plus wires and some decals. Of course, the parts which are chromed are not yet installed; the plating company is close for vacation. Now, it’s time to have a look at the body or at the seats…
  9. Out of gas

    Usually the soup is not eaten as hot as when it was cooked. (I don't know if there is a similar expression in English!)
  10. Construction of a Continental Mark II model, scale 1:12

    Thanks! It's incredible how the look of an assembly is modified with just a little bit of paint!
  11. Construction of a Continental Mark II model, scale 1:12

    This is almost a chaos: painting the engine. Everything must be disassembled, sanded, cleaned, and painted. Each major assembly is put in a bag with the fasteners and will be apart when something finished is assembled again. Most parts in the background are ready, some are waiting to be treated; most have been immerged in a solution to cover them with a thin coat of tin. I don’t remember who gave me that idea, it is a great one!
  12. Construction of a Continental Mark II model, scale 1:12

    Years ago, I experienced the heat and humidity while in vacation in Florida. I appreciated the A/C those days! In June it was hot in France too. We did almost...nothing. I doubt that the basket will be agitated. I did a similar basket while I did the Avanti model, it contained also letters from the Toronado model. The basket was not very well constructed, some letters were trapped into it. To my surprise, all letters and the other parts into the basket were well covered. I hope it will be the same this time; I built the basket in a way that the parts inside cannot be trapped. Obviously, nickel and chrome don't have the same behavior!
  13. Construction of a Continental Mark II model, scale 1:12

    Yes I did! Thanks for the comments!
  14. Construction of a Continental Mark II model, scale 1:12

    After the paper work resulting from 3 ½ weeks’ vacation, I decided to assemble the parts to be chromed on a new tree. It’s very time consuming; the parts must be secured to have a good electrical contact and not to be lost. Usually, each part is attached with 2 wires; obviously, the small ones have just one copper wire as contact to the tree. While assembling all those loose parts, I did a new check: are now all parts done? Of course not: the dip stick for the transmission and engine oil are still missing; they were quickly done. However, as they are unpractical to attach to the tree, they will go in a small cage with the hood emblem, rings for the instrument cluster and the “Continental” letters. At the inner belt, there are also small moldings attached to the trim; I had to do them. I now hope that all the chrome parts are done. Unfortunately, the plating company will be closed for 3 weeks; the tree will stay home until early August. What is the next step? I just would like to have an assembly ready: I will put the engine in pieces, paint them and reassemble. Some elements like the spark plus wires are not yet done; they will be realized as a final touch. The first picture is showing the parts which will be nickeled; on the 2 other pictures, you can see the small cage into which those parts are enclosed.
  15. 1934 LaS basket case attempt..

    Sorry if I did not remark his health problem: he wrote too much to my taste and I skiped the notifications. I'm wishing him a prompt recovery.