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#441 Sergey

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 08:56 AM

Outstanding!!!!

I salute you too!!

I would never dare to work with brass (cooper) tin. It don't forgive mistakes.

Thank you. I learned some tips.



#442 Sixx

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 12:41 PM

OH my gawd!!!!!!!!!!!!  Man Randy, you're insane!!!  In a good way...your work is truly AWESOME man!!!



#443 Randy D

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 02:39 PM

001_zpsc6cc35dc.jpgHi Folks, 

 

     Thank you Mike C.

 

      Pete,  Appreciate the kind words but pretty much just build for me :)  :)

 

     Hey Joe,  Thanks buddy!

 

     Hi mike M,  Glad you like it.

 

    Thanks Riley!!

 

    Custom Mike,   Thank you sir!

 

    Thanks Bill.

 

     Hello Sergy,  Thank you and I learn alot from your Big Rig build !!

 

     Thanks Derrick :D  :D

 

 

       Just a quick reply to an email I received asking about the real glass....

 

 

 

         It is microscope slide covers.   

 

 

 

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  You scribe a line with the carbibe tip tool and snap it apart.  I use the flat side of a moto tool cutoff wheel, diamond kind, as sand paper to smooth the edge if it does not break clean.

 

 I was hoping to get more of a real glass reflection over the typical clear styrene but to tell the truth I don't think it was worth the effort.

  

 

   If your are interested I get mine from.....www.cloverhouse.com

 

 

 

   Thanks,

   randy



#444 Alyn

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 05:28 PM

Man, I just love this truck, Randy. The variations in raw metal work so well together. Topped off with your skill and workmanship, it's just an unbelievable feast for the eyes.

 

I picked up some similar glass a while back for my Model-T. I found a 100 piece pack, slightly thinner at .005"  for a pretty decent price at a local school science store. I broke several pieces trying to cut them with a traditional glass cutting wheel. Then, with some googling, I found that the trick is the carbide tipped scribe. That works quite well. The diamond wheel sounds like a good idea for smoothing the edges.

 

Thanks for sharing. Every part on this truck is a modeling lesson on it's own.


Edited by Alyn, 09 March 2013 - 06:50 AM.


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Posted 08 March 2013 - 08:17 PM

Not to offend anyone else here on the forum...but this has to be the coolest thing to ever be built here in regards to sheer detailing. I came across this thread just before the break in the build and was hoping it would end up finished, because I couldn't find the thread until today. This is simply amazing!!

#446 Pete J.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 08:36 PM

Randy - By using glass, can it stand heating for soldering, such as a closed frame like a model T?  I understand the desire for a real glass reflection, but I have not been pleased with just having the piece glued into a frame with no back structure.  What do you think?


Edited by Pete J., 10 March 2013 - 06:58 PM.


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Posted 09 March 2013 - 04:14 AM

hi Randy, more unrealistic work I see, it looks like you are about to wrap up the cab and chassis, I love the fact you put a big block mopar under the hood instead of a more common power plant, it just adds to the over all uniqueness of the build, the quality of craftsmanship is unreal my friend!!, excuse me now while I take my stuff outside and back over it with my car :(



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Posted 09 March 2013 - 05:57 AM

GOOD GRIEF.....

#449 Randy D

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 06:26 AM

Hi Pete,   Hope so :)  :)    Planing on using it for my front windows with it being captured in a frame.  I did put a torch too it just for fun and actually got it to curve.   Thought it would only be good for flat applications but maybe not!

 

 

         Randy



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Posted 10 March 2013 - 07:00 PM

Hi Pete,   Hope so :)  :)    Planing on using it for my front windows with it being captured in a frame.  I did put a torch too it just for fun and actually got it to curve.   Thought it would only be good for flat applications but maybe not!

 

 

         Randy

Hmmmmmmm........a new material to tackle.  Have to get me some of these. It would be nice to have a clear material that you could throw into some acetone to clean. 

 

Ok, just orders some.  They are cheap enough at $5.50 for a box of 100.  That way I can break a few while learning about them and not worry about it.


Edited by Pete J., 10 March 2013 - 07:34 PM.


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Posted 11 March 2013 - 03:05 PM

SUPERB, a true masterpiece in miniature.

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 02:18 AM

Pure awesomeness!!



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Posted 23 March 2013 - 12:53 PM

hi Randy, more unrealistic work I see, it looks like you are about to wrap up the cab and chassis, I love the fact you put a big block mopar under the hood instead of a more common power plant, it just adds to the over all uniqueness of the build, the quality of craftsmanship is unreal my friend!!, excuse me now while I take my stuff outside and back over it with my car :(

STOP!   send it to me. :D  Just kidding....Nice work Randy , like always you continue to amaze.



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Posted 23 March 2013 - 01:43 PM

Randy-

  This project continues to get more amazing with each piece.  Are you planning on taking it to GSL when it is done?  It would certainly be a runaway for best of show.

100% correct Pete....right now, with nothing more needed I couldn't see what could beat this masterpiece

 

Humbling Sir !


Edited by G Holding, 23 March 2013 - 01:44 PM.


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Posted 25 March 2013 - 09:08 PM

All this work just to let the neighborhood kids play with it! JK Quite honestly this is the most amazing scale model I have ever seen built. I can only think of one word to describe this, INSANE.

#456 Randy D

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 02:38 PM

Hi Folks,

 

    Thank you Alyn,  As one who admires your work, that means alot :)

 

    Hi Codie,   Thank you for that !

 

      Hey Bill,   Anytime you want to send me that low rent piece of metal you call a car...I'll take it :D  :D

 

     Tyrone,   That's what I say whenever I look in on your promod builds in the drag section !!

 

       Hello Fred,   Glad you like it !

 

      Thanks Kane :)

 

     Hi paul,   Thank you !

 

      Greg,  I'm honored that you think that !

 

      Jason,  Thanks and no, the neighbor kids don't play with it,  but my grandkids like to roll it around and steer it.   They can actually get some fingers inside with the cab on :)  

 

 

 

 

 



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Posted 26 March 2013 - 02:55 PM

What's next, A curved windshield in scale made or real glass? If you could make that I think you would forever be remembered as the man who could build anything in the modeling community.



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Posted 26 March 2013 - 03:17 PM

Sorry that no pics came thru ,   seem to be having issues getting a post right tonite !

 

 

    Hi Austin,   Lucky for me this truck has all flat pieces :)   Still playing around with the glass, can get it curve with heat but hard to control.  Need to find larger pieces of this thickness to have something to work with.  I had sent Bill D.  some pics showing the size of the slides  to see if would work on his'Cuda...

 

 

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Research continues.

 

Small update,   Building up the gas pedal and linkage along with some work a dash...

 

 

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 03:31 PM

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 03:36 PM

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   Thanks for looking in!

 

    Randy