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Adventures in soldering:Hot Rod Wrecker Project Update 12/20/14


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#61 Randy D

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Posted 06 March 2011 - 08:04 AM

Thank you Walt, for the comments!

Justin, Glad you like it!

Pete, I gently spread the 'ears' of both ends, insert the 'cross', squeeze ears back around the cross.

Danna, Thank you!

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Posted 06 March 2011 - 12:41 PM


Your giving me flash-backs to my youth reading How To articles in Model Car Science or Car Model. Don Emmons, Jim Keeler, or Dennis Doty couldn't have taught any better. Amazing workmanship. And to mimic everyone else, keep up the inspirational work.

Thank you for sharing!
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Posted 06 March 2011 - 01:53 PM

Great work! Good looking project. Where did you get the brass stock for the front spring? I have a few spings to make and the narrowest pieces I have found are a quarter inch wide.

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Posted 06 March 2011 - 03:38 PM

Thanks John, appreciate the compliment!

Thanks Steve, I get most of my brass from K & S Enginerring, but most LHS don't stock their full line. You can order online thru.. www.caboosehobbies.com In the search engine just go to the manufacture option and scroll down.

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Posted 06 March 2011 - 05:23 PM

This is simply over the top, outstanding craftsmanship.

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Posted 07 March 2011 - 06:07 AM

You can order online thru.. www.caboosehobbies.com In the search engine just go to the manufacture option and scroll down.

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Ahhhhhh ... Caboose! Heaven on earth.

Been "lost" in there for hours on end, many, many times.

If only they'd clone that baby down here.


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Posted 07 March 2011 - 07:02 AM

Out Standing.. work. you give me hope for my brass project..
Time spent in Hobby stores will not count against your Life span.
i spent many hours in Caboose Hobby's

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Posted 07 March 2011 - 01:38 PM

Hi Wayne, Thank you for commenting!

Danno, Don't you know it :P :o

Hi Mike, Like your theory!!


Using the radiator casting from the '37 Ford kit but it is blank on the front side. Probably will see thru whatever I come up with for a nose on this thing so made up a rock protector screen..


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As noted earlier this will be paint as I go on the frame....



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Posted 07 March 2011 - 01:47 PM

Brake lines and fittings....



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Posted 07 March 2011 - 01:51 PM

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Here is a mock up of the engine in place, lots to do on it.....



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Posted 07 March 2011 - 01:55 PM

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The spindles and tierods are not connected yet so the front end is just flopping around, working on the hubs and hopefully will have a rolling chassis next update,


As always, comments are welcomed!

Randy

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Posted 07 March 2011 - 05:12 PM

WOW very nice work you have inspired me i just learned how to solder within the last year . never had a need until i built a turbo 95 saturn its funny because i have been a welder for 8 years now .
may i ask how much money the brass cost you to build the chassis and all the other components ? not wanting to be rude so sorry if it upsets you just need to know what im looking at as far as cost thank you

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Posted 07 March 2011 - 05:26 PM

My left eye is spinning clockwise, my right eye is spinning counter-clockwise.
I mutter vague profanities.
I bit my tongue because it was hanging out.
It's metal... and yet, more detailed than plastic.
Oh, and it's un-freakin'-believeable!
Like seeing a UFO, I don't know how, I just know it is AMAZING!


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Posted 07 March 2011 - 10:38 PM

If anyone sees my jaw, I'll be gratefull to know where it is - it dropped off while I was watching this XXX material... :wub:

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Posted 08 March 2011 - 02:21 AM

Absolutely breath-taking and beautiful work on the paint. All the details really make this into a miniature masterpiece. Keep it going.

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Posted 08 March 2011 - 02:47 AM

I am about to quit modeling....I do not think I have seen this detail on any build....Ok ......the Knox waterless...but this is art!! as is the Knox :D :o :o :(

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Posted 08 March 2011 - 02:55 AM

I am about to quit modeling....I do not think I have seen this detail on any build....Ok ......the Knox waterless...but this is art!! as is the Knox :o :o :o :o

.. that's Art too! :(:D

Yes both are art!

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Posted 08 March 2011 - 06:35 AM

Randy, in my opinion this has to be the most unbelievable model I've seen come together in recent memory. The scratch building and "spot on" paint detailing truly make this build a work of art. This is definitely in a class by itself. Most guys cant achieve results like this building in "large scale" and you are doing it in 1/24. Simply wonderful. I've saved all of your photos so far for future reference. Amazing! Keep up the outstanding work, and thank you for sharing this masterpiece. Hope you stay around the forums for a long time, I'd love to see more projects from you both past and present.

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Posted 08 March 2011 - 11:44 AM

Truly outstanding work, looking forward to seeing this one completed.

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Posted 08 March 2011 - 03:20 PM

Tyler, No offense taken but a tough question. I build using material that I have on hand and do not really keep track. I will say that when I stock up these days it seems that it costs about $6.00 for a pkg. of six 12" pieces of plain bar stock or rod (small sizes). The special shapes like angles and channels have really gone up, $3.00 to $4.00 a piece it seems.

Jon, Thank you and I'm still chuckling about your post ;) :D

Damir, Thank you for commenting

Hi Doc! Glad you're liking this one :lol:

Stasch, Thanks Mike!

Foxer, Appreicate it!

Shucky, It really means alot to me when you say that, Thank you!!!

Hi Kane, Thank you!



Randy