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Modelmaking at another level entirely!

Post  Cowley on Thu Dec 31, 2015 11:03 pm

A couple of months back I stumbled across a French modeller by the name of Stephane Dufrene, and to be honest with you, his models are out of this world in detail, and in the painting techniques that he has perfected over the years - so much so that his 1/43 scale models appear to be much larger in scale due to the detail he has incorporated!

A week or two after my discovery of his work, he started the build of an obsolete 1/43 scale 'Meri' Marc Duez 1986 Boucles de Spa 'Belga' MG Metro 6R4 white metal kit, and this I (and others) were able to follow every detail as he progressed through the build over the subsequent four weeks.

Here are a few photos taken throughtout the build so that you can get an understanding for what he carried out, and also some of the final 'curbside' diorama. Enjoy!...

~ Scratch built interior including all engine framework...



~ Fully opening bodywork based on the white metal Meri kit, but with the resin front end from a Starter kit...



~ Detailed interior, including harnesses, intercom, notes, dashboard, etc...



~ Detailed 3.0 litre Austin Rover V64V International engine...



~ Almost completed chassis, interior, and detailed full suspension...



~ No real caption recquired...





~ And finally, the finished diorama - simply stunning in detail I think you'll agree!...





Here's a few more samples of his exquisite work, including...

~ 1/43 scale 'Bosica' kit of the 1985 San Marino GP Ferrari 156/85...



~ 1/43 scale 'Meri' kit of the 1986 Acropolis Rally Ford RS200...



~ 1/43 scale 'Jemmpy' kit of the 1992 Paris Dakar Mitsubishi Pajero...



Don't forget that these are all 1/43 scale! affraid
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Post  mconboy on Thu Dec 31, 2015 11:31 pm

Unreal you would nearly think they could be driven.
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Post  omer yetis on Fri Jan 01, 2016 3:41 am

He also has a partner and they are professional...
they are not only doing 43 scale but all scales... and not only kits but 100% scratch builds as well.
I have been following these guys for pretty long time now and each of their project is unique....

here is a video of theirs and you can see how they build the scratch 1/12 Bird cage....

https://vimeo.com/149170319

besides their skills, the knowledge and the archive is amazing too...

there are several more professional builders out there but so far this ones the best I have seen....
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Post  reeft1 on Fri Jan 01, 2016 9:15 am

That is just incredible. Fair play.
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Post  jimb on Fri Jan 01, 2016 9:27 am

That is top drawer, big respect cheers
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Post  CDM on Fri Jan 01, 2016 9:54 am

Fantastic skills.

Best I have seen for a long time.

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Post  Cess on Fri Jan 01, 2016 11:54 am

Superb, love the attention to detail.

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Post  Hampton Caught on Fri Jan 01, 2016 8:26 pm

Now that is very impressive, on any scale but especially so in 1/43.

Thanks for sharing, David. Beautiful work, so much thought and skill involved. Wonderful to see.

Cheers, Steve
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Post  turn the wheel on Sat Jan 02, 2016 12:52 am

OMG.....Awsome

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Post  Ted Creedon on Sat Jan 02, 2016 1:00 pm

Bloody Nora Cool Cool Cool Cool
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Post  Zeus on Sat Jan 02, 2016 2:00 pm

I wont give up the day job yet, just mindblowing Shocked
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Post  newt5550 on Sat Jan 02, 2016 4:10 pm

He can certainly build stunning models. Hats off to him.
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