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The Popemobile

Posted by Ochoin on 06 Oct 2021, 10:49

Peter wrote:Why painting that car? It has a nice color. In fact it has te same color as my car! :-D


You're the POPE ??!!??

Of course, you have the correct name but I never knew. :P

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Posted by Santi Pérez on 06 Oct 2021, 19:48

Egbert wrote:It's just wonderful how we can look over your shoulder to take a look at your fantastic works.
I love your research for every detail, no matter how small ...
Please show us mor my friend! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

Thank you very much, my friend. I must confess that I have always been very detailed and perfectionist (not only in the hobby), which in some occasions is almost more a disadvantage than an advantage. :lol:

Peter wrote:Why painting that car? It has a nice color. In fact it has te same color as my car! :-D

Susofrick wrote:...This could very much be a very good reason to paint that car! :-D

Ochoin wrote:...You're the POPE ??!!?? Of course, you have the correct name but I never knew. :P donald

Perhaps, Peter, you could contact the Vatican mobile park to convince them that your car's color is more practical for the popemobile than that pristine white that must be continually staining. :mrgreen:

By the way, among my long-term projects I have one to make a scale model of my own car (not white or gold, but dark blue). :winky:

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Posted by Peter on 07 Oct 2021, 08:54

Ochoin wrote:
You're the POPE ??!!??

Of course, you have the correct name but I never knew. :P

donald

You may kiss the ring my son! And do say your prayers! :-D
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Posted by sansovino on 07 Oct 2021, 15:33

Santi, I am very curious to see your next steps and the final result. I have never known how many different papal cars are existing.
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Posted by MABO on 12 Oct 2021, 07:02

I hadn't read the last posts yet, but as always I am very interested in the progress of your automotive projects. :yeah:

I was especially reassured that John Paul also drove a Ferrari. That certainly goes best with the red papal Prada shoes. I'm sure when Jesus and St.Peter were on the road at the weekend they also drove Ferraris and not Fiat like poor people. ;-)
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Posted by Santi Pérez on 12 Oct 2021, 19:41

sansovino wrote:Santi, I am very curious to see your next steps and the final result. I have never known how many different papal cars are existing.

MABO wrote:I hadn't read the last posts yet, but as always I am very interested in the progress of your automotive projects. :yeah:...

Well, you are lucky, here is the result of the next step in the making of the popemobile. :mrgreen:

Fourth stage: painting of the car

This is the aspect of the all-white vehicle:

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Wheels will be the next addition. ;-)

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Posted by MABO on 13 Oct 2021, 00:42

Looks perfect like always! :thumbup:
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Posted by Ben90 on 13 Oct 2021, 16:13

MABO wrote:Looks perfect like always! :thumbup:


Confirmed! :-D
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Posted by Michael Robert on 13 Oct 2021, 18:21

Santi,

I can see some "orange skin" on your car varnish. Not perfect! Must be an American car :mrgreen:
What will be the setting? The cheering crowd?
Patience, patience,....

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Posted by Peter on 14 Oct 2021, 20:04

That driver will have a lot of work to keep that white clean. :-D

Looking good so far! :thumbup:
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Posted by sberry on 16 Oct 2021, 09:16

Can't wait to see the finished project. This looks already very promising - the unique painting style which seems to be out of this world is absolutely fitting for the topic!
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Posted by Santi Pérez on 26 Oct 2021, 20:28

MABO wrote:Looks perfect like always! :thumbup:

Ben90 wrote:
MABO wrote:Looks perfect like always! :thumbup:

Confirmed! :-D

Peter wrote:That driver will have a lot of work to keep that white clean. :-D
Looking good so far! :thumbup:

sberry wrote:Can't wait to see the finished project. This looks already very promising - the unique painting style which seems to be out of this world is absolutely fitting for the topic!

Thank you so much, guys. ;-)

Michael Robert wrote:Santi,
I can see some "orange skin" on your car varnish. Not perfect!...

You are right, Michael. Not only orange skin, but even lemmon or peach skin. It is because I only paint with a brush. Surely it would be better using an airbrush, but luckily or unfortunately I don't have it. :mrgreen:

Fifth stage: addition of the wheels

I have used the wheels from this Matchbox Jeep Renegade:

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The wheels were first painted and varnished before adding them to the popemobile:

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And this was the result once they were glued to the car:

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I hope you like it. Best regards. :-D

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Posted by Peter on 31 Oct 2021, 09:54

Oh that are some very nice wheels! :thumbup:

And I found your next step:

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:mrgreen:
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Posted by sberry on 31 Oct 2021, 11:37

Peter wrote:Image


Holy ... shot! This gimmick is for sprinkling Holy Water I suppose.
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Posted by Peter on 31 Oct 2021, 13:22

sberry wrote:Holy ... shot! This gimmick is for sprinkling Holy Water I suppose.

It's a divine machine for hosts! :mrgreen:
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Posted by Santi Pérez on 02 Nov 2021, 21:08

Peter wrote:Oh that are some very nice wheels! :thumbup:

And I found your next step:

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:mrgreen:

You almost got it, Peter. The next step is the addition of two accessories. It won't be that murderous artifact, but the armored cabin and an armchair so that His Holiness can move comfortably seated. :lol:

I'm finishing preparing the pictures to post them. Stay tuned. :shock:

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Posted by Santi Pérez on 06 Nov 2021, 23:42

Sixth stage: the accessories

The popemobile wouldn't be complete without two essential elements.

The first one is the armored cabin that protects the Pope from inclement weather and from possible attacks. I made it from several sections cut to size from a clear acetate sheet joined together with adhesive paper.

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The second is an armchair so that the Pope can sit. I used one of the inner seats from a Cararama-Hongwell Police Renault Trafic:

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The original seat was completed with some paperboard pieces and painted white:

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Thanks for watching. :-D

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Posted by Peter on 06 Nov 2021, 23:57

Heard that they are looking for someone who destroyd a police car for a seat! Do you know something about that Santi? :mrgreen:

Nicely made seat! Good for a nap! ;-)
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Posted by Kostis Ornerakis on 07 Nov 2021, 02:11

Wonderful so far Santi! :yeah: :-D
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Posted by Santi Pérez on 09 Nov 2021, 20:43

Peter wrote:...Nicely made seat! Good for a nap! ;-)

Kostis Ornerakis wrote:Wonderful so far Santi! :yeah: :-D

Thanks so much, friends. :-)

Peter wrote:Heard that they are looking for someone who destroyd a police car for a seat! Do you know something about that Santi? :mrgreen:

A Police car destroyed to get one of its seats? What terrible news, Peter. I didn't know anything about it. :shock: :lol:

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