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#41 Scale-Master

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 06:10 AM

Great job on the windscreen goggles!



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Posted 29 January 2013 - 03:47 PM

This is a really kewl conversion you have giong here! And really nice brass detail work!

 

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 07:39 PM

Hi again! Well it is time for an update and a request for opinions.

 

Here is some of the latest progress. I had a bit of a problem. The screen that I used was brass and I used "blacken it" to get a nice even color. About a week after I used it, the black changed color and flaked off. Not a problem. Sand it down and paint it with a good enamel. It seems to be holding.

 

 In the meantime, I have mounted the head lights on the radiator shell. I think they look good, but here is where your opinions will come in. I put a clear lens (Krystal Klear) and they looked good, but I have seen hot rods with colored lenses before.  I can do red, orange, yellow, blue or green. I have my opinions about what may look good in this context but I am not really a hotrod person, so I am going to you for your opinions. What do you think??

 

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 01:16 AM

Amazing work!

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 05:08 AM

leve that as it is , looks perfect , on all that brass you dont need some colored lenses imo

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 05:51 AM

LOOKS GREAT PETE!!!



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Posted 05 February 2013 - 07:13 AM

leve that as it is , looks perfect , on all that brass you dont need some colored lenses imo

 

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 07:26 AM

Clear lights would be my suggestion as well.  Any color would be a distraction.

Are you going to clean up that lower edge of the radiator opening?  Looks like removing about 0.010 with a flat bastard file could fix it. 

Looking very good.



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Posted 05 February 2013 - 07:27 AM

x3 leave it as is :wub:



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Posted 05 February 2013 - 07:56 AM

Great work.



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Posted 05 February 2013 - 09:58 AM

Clear lights would be my suggestion as well.  Any color would be a distraction.

Are you going to clean up that lower edge of the radiator opening?  Looks like removing about 0.010 with a flat bastard file could fix it. 

Looking very good.

Yea, I noticed that in the photo.  Kind of hard to notice on 1:1.  Photos are great for bringing out the errors.  I will also clean off the bit of Qtip on the left lens also before I clear coat it.   I like to let the brass age just a little and get a slightly deeper tone before I seal it. Thanks Mark.



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Posted 05 February 2013 - 10:35 AM

Clearly.....clear.....



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Posted 05 February 2013 - 02:21 PM

Hi again! Well it is time for an update and a request for opinions.

 

Here is some of the latest progress. I had a bit of a problem. The screen that I used was brass and I used "blacken it" to get a nice even color. About a week after I used it, the black changed color and flaked off. Not a problem. Sand it down and paint it with a good enamel. It seems to be holding.

 

 In the meantime, I have mounted the head lights on the radiator shell. I think they look good, but here is where your opinions will come in. I put a clear lens (Krystal Klear) and they looked good, but I have seen hot rods with colored lenses before.  I can do red, orange, yellow, blue or green. I have my opinions about what may look good in this context but I am not really a hotrod person, so I am going to you for your opinions. What do you think??

 

DSC00819_zps298b43f7.jpg

 

DSC00820_zps0479f199.jpg

 

that is amazing artwork right there, wow wow and more wow this thing is gonna be a work of art.



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Posted 05 February 2013 - 06:12 PM

I agree with everyone else, leave the lights clear. This is a wicked awesome build, I'm loving it. When you get done, send me the plastic parts... With everything you've done in metal, I could probably still build the Baron kit! LOL!!!

 

I am looking forward to seeing more!



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Posted 06 February 2013 - 02:08 AM

thats beautiful, leave em clear!



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Posted 06 February 2013 - 02:31 AM

Who does these things???

 

 

You guys are either Mad genius', or whackos. I have not decided yet......

 

 

 

Looks phenomenal Pete.

 

 

 

Bob



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Posted 06 February 2013 - 05:18 AM

Who does these things???

 

 

You guys are either Mad genius', or whackos. I have not decided yet......

 

 

 

Looks phenomenal Pete.

 

 

 

Bob

You say Mad Genius and Whacko like they're mutually exclusive.  :D



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Posted 08 February 2013 - 09:24 AM

Hi Pete,   Windscreen looks terrific!!  

 

              Randy



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Posted 08 February 2013 - 10:42 AM

As good as you are, I'll bet you could come up with a variation of the blackout headlights used on military vehicles:

blackout.jpg

 

The lens strips should be clear



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Posted 08 February 2013 - 07:51 PM

As good as you are, I'll bet you could come up with a variation of the blackout headlights used on military vehicles:

blackout.jpg

 

The lens strips should be clear

notec blackout lights.  Not too tough.  Only two shapes.  A disk and a rectangle.  Turn the disk and then cut the rectangle and solder them togeather at a photoetched screw head.  Not hard really.  Just not sure that they would look right on this one but I did consider them.  Thanks


Edited by Pete J., 09 February 2013 - 07:53 PM.