Roger Zimmermann

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

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And now that your naked eye is corrected, I am  sure that the caster, camber and toe in will be.........................EXACT.   (as is the rest of the model).  

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In fact, the front wheel alignment was done when I fabricated the parts. some trial and error...as usual. However, like the real car, the front end could be adjusted with shims. No, I did not do shims...

 

Something more trivial: at the beginning of this mad report, many people responded and/or asked questions. Lately, only a few are still putting comments. However, with the number of "views" from the topic, I suppose the same people are still looking! Anyway, thanks for your fidelity!

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I'm admittedly one of the many in the silent majority who have marvelled at your talent. Your thread is one I always look for. Thank you for sharing this story.

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Roger,

 

I think that most of your readers are so used to being amazed at your work that they don't know of anything worth saying when looking at your latest posts. It is always good to see a new post so we can once again be amazed. While doing my restoration work, and documenting it in my own restoration discussion, I get some idea of what it is like to figure out how to do the next job, but you are doing it in a higher level of quality and on such a tiny scale that it is constantly amazing. 

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The silent majority is the one who is letting the count of views going up!

Matthew, you are also one of the first who responded. You are correct, at first that kind of post in a forum not devoted to scale model is surprising and the ones who got there have a view of something unexpected and at first are writing comments and questions. As the time goes on, people are still interested but the questions are rarer. Quite logic. Anyway, I'm still amazed at the number of views: more than 300'000! OK, in a time frame of about 8 years...

 

I just can say thank you first at the AACA who allowed me to show what I'm doing and at all who are looking. Enjoy the week-end!

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Mr. Z, I too rarely comment, but be assured I am always waiting for the next post from you !  This is always the 1st place I look when I get on this forum, and really appreciate your words, wisdom, talent, and pictures.  I used to think I built models, but realize I just "glued stuff together", ha !  Thanks again, you are an amazing gentleman.

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I'm still here too Roger, but I use the "thumb up" button to let you know I appreciate your work and your updates. I have no useful information to contribute to your thread other than my support, so I don't want to add clutter of my own between your amazing updates! I really appreciate your skill and attention to detail though. It'll be a shame when it's finished.

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Roger, I've followed since the beginning and replied early on your skills, I still always pretty much shake my head in amazement every time you post an update. I've run out of words to express my thoughts and often smile at the amount of talent you have shown while documenting this build thread. This is and will be one of the top threads I will always remember and am very happy that you did decide to post it here. I'll be disappointed when the build comes to an end as it is something that I and I'm sure many others will miss. Scott...

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Yep, me too.  Still watching.  Long ago ran out of amazement.  I remember that day you made the mold for the tire and I realized what that meant and where you were taking this project.  I was astounded then and have continued to be as time has gone on. 

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 Roger, I too am one that doesn't post much, but that doesn't mean I don't marvel in the skill you display! I truly enjoy seeing the progress you've made on your Continental. Also, the difficulties you run into during the build are interesting as well.

 Keith

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Sorry for my message from Sunday. I was not fishing for compliments but just wondered if the viewers from the first hours were still there and why there were less comments as before. Sure, I see who is making a notification, which is a good way to avoid repetitive comment(s).

Thanks to all for your comments and explanation, they are appreciated.

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Roger, I am still here also, have been with you since the beginning.  You are part of my day, along with Chris and Bernie.   I always look forward to your posts.  Even if you think your posts are mundane, we are all still in awe.

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Roger,

 

See? Your fan club is still there.  Some are the silent types, just reading and marveling. Others jump in (like me) and opine on your marvelous progress.    When ever I sit down at my computer, after I read and answer my emails, I always drift to the AACA Forums and go to your thread to see what you have posted.  Many days, there are no new postings.  Some days there are a few.  Always a good day to find you with new postings.   

 

Randy 

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16 hours ago, Randiego said:

Roger,

 

See? Your fan club is still there.  Some are the silent types, just reading and marveling. Others jump in (like me) and opine on your marvelous progress.    When ever I sit down at my computer, after I read and answer my emails, I always drift to the AACA Forums and go to your thread to see what you have posted.  Many days, there are no new postings.  Some days there are a few.  Always a good day to find you with new postings.   

 

Randy 

This. 

This is the one thread I immediately go to when I am online. Hands down one of the most impressive skill sets I have seen.

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Yep! Again, thanks for all the messages and comments. I will try to pursue this adventure as well as I can!

 

I’m now towards the end of the paint problem corrections. It was most probably my own fault: To correct irregularities, I’m using a sprayable filler. As I prefer to remove unnecessary materiel than sand and respray again, I’m spraying 2 or 3 coats of that product. When this filler is too thick, it creates tiny pores. Before my eye intervention, I did not see them. Now, I’m more careful: one coat and usually it’s enough. Sometimes too much is worse than not enough.

I had to redo the color coat at the door and trunk entrances. I still have the RH front fender to correct; I’m glad it’s soon over!

In between, I did the wires for the battery and starter motor as well as the lines for the power steering.

Yesterday, I could pick-up the chromed letters and began soon to separate each letter from its brass base. As I expected, it’s not easy: the chrome did a bridge between the base and the letter; that bridge is rather strength and the letters small…All went rather well until the last letter was to be removed: it went in the air and I could not find it immediately. I searched for about ½ hour and gave up. Later that day, I searched on another floor’s surface and I saw it! The chromed bridge had to be removed manually with a sanding wheel held with the fingers and with a Japanese cutter. Now, they are ready to be attached!

 

944 Chromed letters.JPG

945 Chromed letters.JPG

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Even after all you've done, this is still mind blowing.  Those letters are smaller than the letters on the quarter.   Incredible. 

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