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#401 Crazy Ed

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 03:22 PM

 Randy, You forced me to go out and buy an:"Adventures in soldering:Hot Rod Wrecker Project update Protection Pillow"  for protection from a broken Jaw as it slams onto the Floor................  Wow , insanely well done each and every time!



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Posted 05 December 2012 - 03:53 PM

Randy, this stuff is just ridiculous! I mean, just other-worldly skills here, I just don't know how you've done it.

Seriously, how the heck did you drill holes in the linkage hardware? :blink:



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Posted 05 December 2012 - 04:02 PM

Jaw dropping !!! I think those wheels work perfect with this one,assuming a Wrecker bed out back?

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 04:07 PM

nice. can i beg you to divulge the source of drills smaller than #80?

 

thanks

 



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Posted 05 December 2012 - 05:01 PM

Randy........I just found the thread today........I gotta tell ya..........this is just  breathtaking .........you are in a league of your own........I sure would like to advance to your level of detail someday........I am in awe.



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Posted 05 December 2012 - 05:03 PM

That linkage is simply amazing. HO turnbuckles ... hmmmm!



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Posted 05 December 2012 - 05:48 PM

ever break a drill bit Randy? :huh: I bought a set of those, literally touched the smallest one and it broke off! lol............superb craftsmanship my friend!!



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Posted 06 December 2012 - 03:28 AM

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 04:50 AM

thats just out of this world ..
imo it would be a real shame to paint everything ..
what are your plans for that ??
seeing the last pics i would say keep it copper ...so nice

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 06:29 AM

thats just out of this world ..
imo it would be a real shame to paint everything ..
what are your plans for that ??
seeing the last pics i would say keep it copper ...so nice

Same here Randy.  Just showing the metal work makes this a winner!  Just buff it up an a thin layer of clear to keep it from tarnishing.



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Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:28 PM

wow!!!! stunning!



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Posted 07 December 2012 - 09:59 AM

I'm glad to catch up with this one again. Quite incredible.



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Posted 07 December 2012 - 10:44 AM

ALL I CAN SAY IS WOW!!!

 

You are doing fantastic job with this Wrecker Project. Your engine detailing is perfect all in all. The body is stunning too. I'm amazed, and going to pick my jaw pieces from the floor. :P

 

Keep coming. It inspires me to get going again with the '64 Dodge 330 Hot Rod.



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Posted 07 December 2012 - 06:17 PM

Beyond Wow!  I just went through all 21 pages. Friggin amazing work! 



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Posted 07 December 2012 - 09:36 PM

Spectacular!

 

 

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Spectacular!

 

 

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 08:19 AM

Thank you Brad !

 

   Cobra Joe,  Thanks!

 

  Thanks Jim!

 

  Appreciate it Derick!

 

  Ed,  that's funny!!!!

 

   Hi Zac,   Gotta have those tiny bits, they actually work well.

 

 Hi Greg,   I too like the style of those rims.  I'm trying to make some up from brass and copper.

 

   Hi Joe,   Drill Bit City...

 

 

 

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   These are the best bits  I've found so far. I think the set of 25 bits was about   $ 20.00     Pricey but if you need small holes you don't have much choice.

 

 

    Hi Bill,   Thank you my friend!      I know what you mean , they are fragile.  I will say these bits from D.B.City seem to last longer.  They are extremely sharp and cut thru cast brass easy.  because of how well they cut I think I use less force therefore less breakage?  I did say less not any at all :D  :D  :D

 

Hi John,  You are too kind ,  just trying to keep up with you :D

 

Thank you Mike!

 

  Hi Samuel,  Thank you!

 

 Hi Rich,   Glad you like it!

 

  Hi Pete,   Got your pm,   great looking stuff!!   Really nice turnings! 

 

  Hi Chris,  Thank you!

 

  Thanks Chuck,  Always enjoy seeing what you are working on!

 

   Hi Niko,  Thanks buddy!

 

   Tom,  thank you!  Gotta build a trailer to towlike yours!

 

  Hi Danno,   Thank you my friend :)

 

 

    Randy



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Posted 08 December 2012 - 12:51 PM

impressive work. congrats! this is out of my league..



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Posted 09 December 2012 - 01:15 PM

It's so good to see this masterpiece back on the front burner.

 

Your work is endlessly entertaining to view, and a wealth of information and inspiration.

 

thanks for sharing



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Posted 23 December 2012 - 04:53 PM

I had lost touch with this thread and decided to look it up to see what progress had been made in the last couple of months. Man I was not disappointed! This thing is fabulous, amazing workmanship. I will have to keep refering to this thread for ideas and tips on how to build my models from now on.



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Posted 10 February 2013 - 06:07 PM

 Folks,  

 

 

    Greg,  Thanks for commenting!

 

    Hi Alyn,  Appreciate the kind words :)

 

   Hey Paul,  Thanks for checking in!

 

 

 

small update,   working on some ribs for the roof and dome lite with a couple of wiper motors ....

 

 

  and this one is for my friend Bill D.....   got myself a lathe off Craig's list :D  :D  :D

 

 

 

 

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Edited by Randy D, 10 February 2013 - 06:09 PM.