Build of Ivano's HL230 kit

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Re: Build of Ivano's HL230 kit

Post by Martin Hofmann » Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:24 pm

Hi Florian,
yes you can buy that kit from Ivano Costantini - see also in craftsmens market.
Now some photos from the chain for the hand starter with the cardanic shaft, and the first pipes for oil and petrol.
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Re: Build of Ivano's HL230 kit

Post by Vince Cutajar » Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:49 pm

That chain is so cute.

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Re: Build of Ivano's HL230 kit

Post by Martin Hofmann » Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:49 pm

Hi Vince,
thank you for the "cute".
Here comes the next photos of the pipes, holders and all nuts for simulating the fittings. All M2 nuts are bored out with dia 2,1 for pipes of 2mm and M1,6 nuts bored out with dia 1,6 for pipes of 1,5mm, so some solder has place between. Also the alternator get a thick cable for connecting.
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Re: Build of Ivano's HL230 kit

Post by Ivano Costantini » Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:11 am

super FANTASTIC!

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Re: Build of Ivano's HL230 kit

Post by Martin Hofmann » Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:30 pm

Hi Ivano,
thank you for the FANTASTIC, but i have to give it also to you, because it is your design :D :D
And it is a very good one. Here comes the next photos with new pipes and the first layers of color.
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Re: Build of Ivano's HL230 kit

Post by Vince Cutajar » Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:34 pm

Are those miniature bolts threaded in or glued?
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Re: Build of Ivano's HL230 kit

Post by Martin Hofmann » Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:54 pm

Hi Vince,
all the small bolts are glued in. It is not really possible to cut a thread of M1,4 in resin :D :D :D
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Re: Build of Ivano's HL230 kit

Post by Martin Hofmann » Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:13 pm

Here comes the next update with some more color. Slowly it looks more and more like a Maybach Motor. :D :D :D
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Re: Build of Ivano's HL230 kit

Post by Martin Hofmann » Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:30 pm

After the first paint there comes some more. There are so much details like the MM of the caps, the decals and so much more - great Ivano :D :D
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Re: Build of Ivano's HL230 kit

Post by Martin Hofmann » Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:09 pm

Most of all parts are ready for weathering. Only the preheater was missing. Here it is also getted rusty and dirty.
Now it is time to weather the motor and rusty the exhaust pipes.
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Re: Build of Ivano's HL230 kit

Post by Michael Röder » Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:47 am

Hello Martin!
The engine looks very great!
What materials did you use to make all the cables, rods and pipes?
Do you mainly work with pigments in rust wheatering?
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Re: Build of Ivano's HL230 kit

Post by Martin Hofmann » Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:47 am

Hi Michael,
thank you for the nice words.
The used materials was: steel wire for the thin silver painted rods, brass pipes for the copper painted pipes, steel for the nuts, rubber shrinking tubes for the cables and connections to the fighting room. An yes, i use several pigments and a brown color under the pigments for the exhausts.
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Re: Build of Ivano's HL230 kit

Post by Robert E Morey » Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:35 pm

Really fantastic. The weathering, colors and textures are brilliant. Looks like it should run!
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Re: Build of Ivano's HL230 kit

Post by Marcus Kwa » Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:30 pm

Don't you dare to hide this gem away in a closed engine compartment!!!!! :D
Spectacular job!

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Re: Build of Ivano's HL230 kit

Post by Adrian Harris » Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:25 pm

How much of the pipework comes with the kit and how much have you added ?

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