My old "500"

Discussion in 'MIXED MEDIUM' started by Tonino, May 31, 2019.

  1. Tonino

    Tonino Member

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    The battery: my intention was to redo every little detail of my old car based on my memory, but there are some things I just cannot remember. One of them is the battery. It was a component subject to be substituted so there wasn't really THE battery, the only and one to represent. So for this detail I turned again on the web and choose a model suitable for installation on a Fiat 500 even if this is not necessarily the one installed on my car when I drove it.

    Anyway the basic, and somewhat implausible shape provided by Hachette, didn't seem appropriate to me
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    So I started cutting away the upper section (the body shape is, after all, acceptable) and replacing the "cap" with pieces of plasticard.

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    The most difficult part was to recover the cable connectors (that I liked) from the cutted section.

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    Once added the last details, battery is ready for painting

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    Drawn the various labels on computer and printed them on glossy self-adhesive plastic sheet, the new battery is ready for installation.

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  2. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    Are the squares on your cutting mat 1 x 1 cm or inch? I guess it is the first... How is it that your prints come out so sharp?
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  3. Tonino

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    Yes squares are 1x1 cm. I used an ordinary inkjet printer (HP Photosmart C4400) on a very good media (this one) printing at max resolution (I'm not really sure what real resolution is. The dialog box has only three setting: low normal and high).
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  4. Papa Mashy

    Papa Mashy New Member

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    WOW!
    That is all.
    Thanks for sharing and inspiring.
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  5. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    Geeze! That battery is awesome!! ;)
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