On februari 4th, there is going to be a local 24hour build. I thought it would be nice for a change to do something like that and I wanted to complete a project within those 24 hours. I decided failry quick not to do a 1/24 scale model, it might be a bit too simple and I don't want to get bored. So, decided it was going to be a bigger scale, 1/16 was not that special either and I am still working on one, 1/12 is too expensive for a quickie and when I was reading through an old catalogue from Monogram, I knew it; It was going to be the Golden T. I had one laying around, it has a low parts count and it shows a lot of detail, perfect.
Ofcourse you can't build a decent 1/8 model within 24 hours, so I am going to take a different approach; I am taking a head start and prepare and paint all the parts. So at the build I can focus on building and detailling.
I will not build with utmost detail, stay close to boxstandard, but I will take the chance to also add a few personal touches and stretch my limits.
I didn't like the wheels, I have seen worse wirewheels, but these were not the best. So, taking a huge leap; I decided to make my own. I've never done something similar and the only knowledge I had was somebody who made his own wirewheels with fishing-wire.
I was going to use metal-wire, so I just tought and started preparing, making tools. Hoping I would succeed
This is going to be the new axle
I will re-use the inner-hub, just needs cleaning up
And looks like this:
The outerside hub was useless, so I made a new one
And assembled together; this is going to be the new axle
Meanwhile, I dumped all the golden parts in a plastic container and let them drown in oven-cleaner.
Edited by The Creative Explorer, 21 January 2011 - 10:13 AM.