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#61 Ira

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 05:16 AM

GREAT PROGRESS RICHARD!!!

 

Nice Trunk Lid... B)



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Posted 01 February 2013 - 05:16 AM

WOW!



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Posted 01 February 2013 - 05:45 AM

Nice job sofar....

My first post for you on this forum. :)


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Posted 01 February 2013 - 08:27 AM

Com'n along nicely!



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Posted 01 February 2013 - 09:13 AM

Looking really cool 



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Posted 01 February 2013 - 09:31 AM

thnx all much apriciated B)  B)
 
and whow tukkerdax is here :lol:  he must post his diorama's ,  this guy has awsome skills and jist sratch work is amazing !




 
the color of this rod is going to be bronze metallic


i added a round piece of styrene and drilled trhough the body , so later i can make a detailled scratch steering rod


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the it was time for primer

still a bit wet on the pics , the edge of the trunk panels need work still but its fairly smooth already overall

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:41 AM


started on the roof frame > made a plug that fit perfect , first made out of cartboard and then from styrene

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then made a outeredge from that , the inside line on this pic is still rough , not done

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out of loose srips of wood i covered the styrene plug edge and trimmed it so it looked like one piece

while building it looked alright but then ... hmmm looks to massive and big , with the right wood weathering it can become less bulky but still

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rounded the edges a bit

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then i got the idea to turn it upside down and get the styrene edge on top ..
what i can do now is make a nother edge like this that runs onto the body edge and work that on the body and make it one piece .
then that obviously would get painted with the body

then i can slide the wood panel in there on to the edge after paiting

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the inside would look like this then

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:50 AM

this is the coolest build,great job



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Posted 02 February 2013 - 07:10 AM

There are two aspects of this build which appeal to me tremendously. One is the precision of the plastic fabrication. Examples at this level are such a pleasure to see and remind me what is achievable with sufficient practice and skill. I will almost regret it when you actually paint this project!

 

The other is the stance and proportion of the overall car. It really is exceptionally successful.

 

Thanx for sharing!


Edited by Bernard Kron, 02 February 2013 - 11:16 AM.


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Posted 02 February 2013 - 07:18 AM

Looks great. As Bernard said, fine craftsmanship, good stance and proportions, imaginative, innovative work on the decklid and other aspects.



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Posted 02 February 2013 - 07:35 AM

whow thnx guys :) well tbh props to this forum because since i came here it really inspired me and made me think about adding more details..
and i really am > still learning , but seeing stuff here made me just more exited and wanting to push the envelope
so again props to this awsome forum :lol:


i just tried the plans i had for a outer edge but quicly saw it wasnt that nice ...

so i wanted to try and make something of this frame if it failed make a new one ..

first tried to make something that resembles a pen and hole connection (dont know how you call that)

drilled small holes and put a wood meet stick with the pint in (glued) and flattened it

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the whole frame is still rough and needs a lot of sanding , also will ad a black wash so that go's in the wood grain and then sand it again so the top is lighter and that way there will be some depth in the wood instead of one pain color

drileld some holes in teh center as a line just to make the thing look more interesting , imo it really makes it lighter visually
also the frame is slightly sunken that also creates depth in comparison to fluch with the outer edge

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now i got a new idea and i want to try and make some rails on the side and make a rolled up canvas roof , like real canvas rolled to the back , maybe some straps on it ..

but tonight i have a birthday to go to and tomorrow we are celebrating my wife;s birth day so no painting for me this weekend

Edited by crazyrichard, 02 February 2013 - 07:37 AM.


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Posted 02 February 2013 - 09:51 AM

Very nice. What I like about your work is that you spend a lot of time thinking and planning, trying to make things look right in your minds eye. That's the definition of an artist!   It's fun to watch your process.



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Posted 02 February 2013 - 11:01 AM

Very nice. What I like about your work is that you spend a lot of time thinking and planning, trying to make things look right in your minds eye. That's the definition of an artist!   It's fun to watch your process.


thnx !!!!
well thinking yes , planning not so much , i never start out with a fixed plan and just build and see what i will end up with
sometimes in the middle of a build i will search for reference .when i suddenly know what i want and then use reference



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Posted 02 February 2013 - 11:40 AM

Richard this build is killer ! Very nice work. Looking forward to seeing it finished.



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Posted 02 February 2013 - 02:23 PM

More excellent ideas and great progress photos.  Have enjoyed watching this build a bunch.



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Posted 02 February 2013 - 10:59 PM

thnx guys !!

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 05:02 AM

one of the plugs i made for the wood frame i used o make a rolled up canvas roof , all still very rough and ....

need opinions weather to go trhough with it or not .. i'm in doubt

i do like it but i also like it without ..

if i continue this i will make 2 slots where i can make some leather straps in so it looks like the canvas is pulled tight ..
also i will make the styrene look more like canvas with creeses and glue some paper cloth on last that creates a canvas look , sort of canvas texture

and ofcourse some rails or like strips where the canvas can sit in / on

so shout away >>> do or dont ?

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 05:12 AM

There are many aspects of this model, some very basic such as the "scalp't" roof and the rear deck louvering, and others more detailed, such as the mounting and design of the front suspension, that already diverge strongly from an authentic replica of a period hot rod. This is despite the gorgeous stance and period correct wheels and tires and the contemporary/traditional blown flathead. The roll-back soft top is another such detail. In that sense it's in keeping with much of the rest of the project. However, IMHO, it detracts from the really nice stance and lines of the car so I would vote against it, even if it is technically impressive.


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Posted 04 February 2013 - 07:14 AM

There are many aspects of this model, some very basic such as the "scalp't" roof and the rear deck louvering, and others more detailed, such as the mounting and design of the front suspension, that already diverge strongly from an authentic replica of a period hot rod. This is despite the gorgeous stance and period correct wheels and tires and the contemporary/traditional blown flathead. The roll-back soft top is another such detail. In that sense it's in keeping with much of the rest of the project. However, IMHO, it detracts from the really nice stance and lines of the car so I would vote against it, even if it is technically impressive.

 

thats exactly what made me doubt it , it makes the roof look high .. its alreeady not chopped .. hmmm ....


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Posted 04 February 2013 - 08:26 AM

painted the body and chassis tonight !!

looks very classy imo , its copper brown metallic

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i scribed the panellines deeper and before painting i sanded the body and chassis for the last time with superfine paper .
i took my time and folded the paper and really sanded the inside of the panellines and glad i did they came out great and very smooth , close up >

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the pics are not really showing the result good , its hard to get it photographed nicely in the artificial light

chassis

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when it dryed the gloss seemd to become even higher > 2 examples where i went like whow , its real smooth also

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now i have no clue if it stays shiny and reflective since this is the first time i painted a model metallic (def. not the last time !!!)
but if it doesnt its fine then i just clear coat it , witch i will do anyway i think to seal the paint and get a nice layer i can polish