I've been in the mood to push the limits for small scale modeling.
It started with a stand i'd kind of thrown together on my last set of plates i'd had done. I wanted a more interesting way of displaying the cars without the wheels and tires.
Though it's in raw brass, i thought it looked pretty cool. So i thought, why not try and detail a 1:64 car like i did the 1:24th cars.. within reason. and display the car sitting on the stand showing the motor detail without a hood or front panels.
I have some new parts, ideas, and adjustments i can utilize since i did the Lanigan car, and take it up a notch.
We'll see how it works out.
First, i'll build a frame.
It's kind of like oragami. Most of the difficult work was done at the design stage.
Start with the flat base.
Fold the tail up and solder the two anchors in place.
Next i have to attach a brass nut, that will be used to secure the car in a display case once it's complete.
Now the front suspension mounts. These are a different type then i normally use. these are designed with 'hooks' for the front suspension to clip into.
It's folded into a 'C' and put onto tabs etched into the chassis base.
Next is the radiator mount crossmember. I actually didn't put any radiators on the for-hire builds i'd done thus far. It seemed and unnecessary detail. With the hood opened up.. we'll want that radiator now!
It's soldered into place. It looks like a big solder mess right now. But trust me, it won't when we're done.
Edited by DirtModeler, 04 March 2012 - 03:08 PM.