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Conversion MB L1500S into a Borgward 1000Z
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Posted: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 05:59 AM UTC

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That is a build no more. That is a trophy! Well done!

Gabriel



Gabriel thank you very much, I do feel honored
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Posted: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 03:02 AM UTC
That is a build no more. That is a trophy! Well done!

Gabriel
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Posted: Tuesday, October 09, 2018 - 05:15 AM UTC

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Nice one Thomas

I can only hope after 125 years, that I'm still full of energy




Thank you Russel; well it is already the fourth generation in command there
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Posted: Monday, October 08, 2018 - 10:38 PM UTC
Nice one Thomas

I can only hope after 125 years, that I'm still full of energy
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Posted: Friday, October 05, 2018 - 11:25 PM UTC
I did received the metal plaque yesterday and glued them on the socket.




Now my mission is almost complete - just the last act "handover" to do during the common dinner this evening. I will post pictures of it tomorrow morning.

Cheers
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Posted: Wednesday, October 03, 2018 - 02:47 AM UTC
Thomas,
The plaque really turned out quite well. And the case looks like it could handle anything that comes it's way.

Joel
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Posted: Tuesday, October 02, 2018 - 10:27 PM UTC
wow Thomas!

Just catching up on your build!

Amazing work!

Gonna look great on display!
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Posted: Tuesday, October 02, 2018 - 05:50 PM UTC
Last night I assembled the plexiglass cover for my truck. SORA make excellent and easy to assemble covers and I like to use them. This is the finished cover:


And this is how everything looks like inside






So in the end there is just the metal plate in front of the wooden display missing. I was promised to get it on thursday so tomorrow I will pick it up and finish this build. This is the draft of the advertise company who will make the plate. The inscripts on the plate means "1946 A new beginning with the Borgward 1000Z" and below "125 years and still full of energy". What do you think?



The last part of this story tomorrow
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Posted: Tuesday, October 02, 2018 - 05:42 PM UTC

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Thomas,
Those wicker basket loads look tremendous. Well done.

Joel



Thank you Joell, I also like the outcome. These were my first wicker baskets I did.


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Posted: Monday, October 01, 2018 - 07:12 AM UTC
Thomas,
Those wicker basket loads look tremendous. Well done.

Joel
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Posted: Monday, October 01, 2018 - 03:54 AM UTC
Ok after the wicker baskets were dry I did cut some small rectangular block of wood in 45° degrees to get the typical appeareance of wood billets, planished them in an orderly way into the open wicker baskets and finally placed these baskets on top of the bigger closed baskets onto the fladbed accordingly to the picture of the real vehicle. Don´t ask for load securing - I didn´t recognized one at the original picture. The people have had bigger problems as that in these times.


The truck itself is therefore completed and looks like this way:








I am very satisfied with the model so far and I am also happy to reach the end of the build stage of it. No more broken parts to fix now . The left headlight broke off about 10 times or so...

Now there is just the acrylic display left to assemble which will be my work for this evening and fix the awaited metal plate which will arrive during this week punctually for the final handover next saturday evening

Cheers

Thomas
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Posted: Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 06:50 PM UTC
Hello,

I continued with my build last night. A good modeller friend of mine sent me some wicker baskets which I need as a load for my fladbed. They do look very similar as these baskets at the picture of the real truck. Only drawback was that the open baskets had something like breadloafs inside. I was forced to drill out these breadloafs in order to load firewood instead later.



look very ugly, eh?


a first try with real wood


and the painted results. Have to leave them now for getting dry


Thats it for today
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Posted: Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 03:02 AM UTC

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Thomas,
Looks great. A fantastic presentation piece including the display case. I'm sure that the Senior Associate Manager will be thrilled.

Joel



Thanks a lot Joel! I hope so as he have a soft spot for Borgwards. I will post pictures of the presentation as there will be a photographer within the party.


Cheers
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Posted: Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 02:38 AM UTC
Thomas,
Looks great. A fantastic presentation piece including the display case. I'm sure that the Senior Associate Manager will be thrilled.

Joel
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Posted: Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 02:04 AM UTC
Sorry guys for the loong delay in postings - first it was so hot, then I had a small hiatus in working at this one as I felt the urgent need to build that new released ACADEMY Huckebein aircraft and preferred mountainbiking in the forests around my home. But now as I have a deadline (saturday, the 6. october will be the galadinner of our company where I plan to hand out the finished truck present to the senior associate manager) work will continue at high speed!

I decided to settle the finished truck onto a wooden socket together with an enamel or steel plate of our company. Everything will be inside a plexyglass display. This way I think it should look appropriate.

First I fixed the truck onto the wooden socken with wire. I drilled some holes and glued wire in some wheels in order to have a stable hold of the truck onto ist base. I also glued in the windows and some other small parts and refixed broken away parts (again and again...). Then came the decals and some dust was also used for the wheels


Then I installed the flatbed onto the Frame of the truck. now everything looks like this:








Next are the wicker baskets for the flatbed!


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Posted: Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 02:04 AM UTC
Great build and love your scratch modding efforts on this one. It’s going to be a huge hit for the owners when you give it to them. Keep up the awesome work!
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Posted: Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 01:43 AM UTC

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Great!

About the rhomboid: it has to be that way, asymmetrical?



You got me Gabriel! This is the only undeniable mistake I made when I cutted the plastic sheets for the rhomboid. Somehow I miscalculated the lenght... blame the unbearable hot weather for this . When I found it out it was too late to change anything as it was glued with superglue onto the etched screen and I just have one etched screen. But with an usual eyeball Mk.1 it is not visible from normal distance


Cheers!


Thomas
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Posted: Sunday, August 26, 2018 - 10:24 AM UTC
Great!
That is magic: how to transform a MB into a Borgward!

I see the louvers have suffered some damage as well. Probably you need some weathering there to "justify" that

About the rhomboid: it has to be that way, asymmetrical?

Undeniable beautiful conversion!
Cheers!
Gabriel
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Posted: Sunday, August 26, 2018 - 10:05 AM UTC
Looking good with the colour on Thomas!
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Posted: Saturday, August 25, 2018 - 12:41 AM UTC
Thomas,
Excellent progress with each detail added.

Joel
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Posted: Friday, August 24, 2018 - 09:42 PM UTC
I continued the build with finishing the Borgward emblem on the hood front. I did paint the vehicle´s frontlights inside with silver Color, then put a white painted (converted Panzerfaust projectile) bulb inside each light and sealed it with kristal klear. First I had the Intention to use Voyager´s light set for the Opel Blitz which I did already bought - but I discoverd the Diameters of the lenses are different... anyway this way they do look more realistic in my humble opinion.


Then I painted the wheels with Vallejo Panzer Aces 306 DARK RUBBER - an excellent color for tires.


I also finished the flatbed and attached the rear mudguards. This is the look after I dryfitted it onto the truck



Of course These Actions didn´t occured without any losses - I did damaged the left and right blinker at the cabin´s rear and broke them off again and again.... I will leave them off now until the very end.


To be continued
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Posted: Friday, August 24, 2018 - 08:51 PM UTC

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Thomas,
Just read through your build, and I'm really quite impressed. Your scratch building, and detailing is certainly remarkable. Your solution to the grill louvers really is a game changer.
And with some paint going on, it's really starting to look quite exceptional.



Thank you for the flowers and welcome aboard Joel!
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Posted: Monday, August 20, 2018 - 01:42 AM UTC
Thomas,
Just read through your build, and I'm really quite impressed. Your scratch building, and detailing is certainly remarkable. Your solution to the grill louvers really is a game changer.
And with some paint going on, it's really starting to look quite exceptional.

Joel
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Posted: Monday, August 20, 2018 - 12:10 AM UTC
Thomas, some cracking progress!

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Posted: Sunday, August 19, 2018 - 10:14 AM UTC
Great progress there! One got to love those louvers.
I bet in the shade is a case of beer as well - as counter-weight for hammock, what else

Waiting for further updates.

Gabriel