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Rich Sufficool
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Many moons ago, Guiloy offered a 1939 Delahaye 165 roadster with coachwork by Jacques Saoutchik, so despite my prior disappointments with Guiloy for their poor chasing and ragged edges of their bodies having little or no chasing of die parting flash, etc., I ordered one. Now Saoutchik did some really flashy coachwork on these Delahayes including some unique shark-nosed variants. What Guiloy delivered was the most pedestrian design imaginable. Beyond the nose grillwork, there wasn't any chrome accenting at all. There was some interesting detailing in the engine bay and the cockpit including a storage compartment for the top behind the articulating seats. The seats themselves were unconvincing and plastic looking.

I decided to jazz up the interior painting the seats and door panel to look like distressed maroon leather and then decided to make my own chrome accents around the hood, swooping side chrome and where the rear fenders met the body but they would need a 3 dimension aspect that Bare Metal Foil would offer so I cut them out of metal adhesive tape that I picked up in one of the factories I worked in while going to school.

It was an interesting project and although it's hardly an award winner, I still have it displayed (somewhere). As a postscript, years later Guiloy reissued the model under their "Top Line" marque and put dome chrome accents on all the wheel spats.

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Mike DeTorrice
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A truly sleek design ! Not too many cars featured front wheel covers/spats, although Nash comes to mind. Here, they seem to bulge out a bit in front to give a bit more wheel turning clearance. The model certainly provided a solid basis for these excellent upgrades and details.


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Bob Jackman
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Your work on the seats is excellent.


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franklemire
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Very well done indeed! Your interior work is really a game changer. Some of my own collection favorites also started out as humble models. A little work can go a long way.

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Rich Sufficool
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@franklemire You  do great work with those decals. I have terrible luck with printers and that has stopped me from repainting some models


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franklemire
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@rich-sufficool The thing with decals is I only post pictures of my successful work. There are some decals that are the result of numerous trials and errors and a lot of wasted ink and decal paper before I arrive at a successful one and then I end up screwing up the decal upon application to the car. Any time I make a decal I make four copies of each one I need.

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 They look nice when I'm done but even the simple ones can take a lot of trial and error. I can't tell you how many times I almost tossed these two Jaguar models out a window before I finally got the front and rear roundels to sit correctly and don't even get me started on the hours it sometimes takes to get 'logo' decals presentable.

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In the end, I guess it is worth it - at least it keeps me off the streets.


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Gavin
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Posted by: @bob-jackman

Your work on the seats is excellent.

agreed...they look fantastic.  Nice patina!


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