WIP: 1/16 '68 Mustang Pro Mod
Posted 10 September 2014 - 04:15 AM
Posted 10 September 2014 - 04:18 AM
Well, to be honest, I winged it. Let's just say I burnt my fingers a lot! You learn what your pain threshhold is when you are trying to hang on until the joint cools enough to let go.
I was able to tack the main rectangles to the lower support bace then slightly bend them to get the right angle. Then once I had a few more supports on, I went back and retouched the joints that I had bent so they were strong again. It was like juggling worms trying to hold the car, the brass, and solder it at the same time. But once you get a few in place, it gets easier.
Posted 10 September 2014 - 10:18 AM
Posted 10 September 2014 - 10:38 AM
your dedication to pushing the envelope on accurate detailing, is just simply impressive clay!!!!!!! i love watching you create these automotive works of art. keep after it buddy!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted 11 September 2014 - 06:50 PM
OK back to the soldering and having to hold stuff while soldering. This has really been bugging me until I thought of a possible solution. How would a tin can of fine sand work to hold your pieces while soldering? It would hold the pieces without burning your fingertips and diffuse the heat from remelting other areas already soldered if these areas were embedded in the sand. I've not soldering anything so intricate but it sure seems like it would work.