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#121 kennb

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 11:58 AM

I completed the dash this morning. This is how I did it.

 

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I also got to the lights now after a lot of looking for the right things to make the cans with.

 

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Lot of sanding and they will be ready for chrome. :P

 

thank you all for the comments and sharing of ideas.

thanks to all those that are keeping up watching...... :rolleyes:

 

Kenn :)



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Posted 28 February 2013 - 12:29 PM

Your skills are  incredible.  I've learned so much from watching your builds.  Thanks for sharing.



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Posted 28 February 2013 - 12:40 PM

Ya or Na...it is still a little rough but not sure if it is worth the time to finish...............................it is 2 mm long (3/4")..................1mm high(3/8")

 

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:D

 

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 10:04 PM

That hood ornament looks pretty good to me.

 

This whole thing is incredible.

 

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 10:23 PM

getting insane i''m 100% impressed it just looks so awsome

#126 kennb

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 04:56 AM

Thank you both for the imput. :)

 

I know have the front end details ready for primer,then to the chrome shop. :rolleyes:

 

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Thanks to all those that take the time to look at my project.

 

Kenn B)



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Posted 01 March 2013 - 07:19 AM

Great craftmanship Ken,Alot great detail I cant wait to see it finish.



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Posted 01 March 2013 - 10:28 AM

This is amazing... thank you for sharing this with us.  I simply can not wait to see in chrome and paint... Amazing!

 

Very well done Sir.



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Posted 01 March 2013 - 11:25 AM

It really amazes me what you can do with plastic sheet!! Just incredible, Kenn. Keep going!



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Posted 01 March 2013 - 12:52 PM

Sending the frame off to the paint shop today. Had to do a few last minute things. I installed the wiring harness to the rear lights to make sure all the fasteners were in place properly and all the holes were drilled to run it through the frame. The main body will go to the paint shop this week end for priming, maybe the fenders also.

 

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That is the color of the wiring so it will show up on the black. Most of it will not be seen but to make sure it is right I ran the entire harness.

 

Thanks for looking and the comments :rolleyes:

 

Kenn :)


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Posted 02 March 2013 - 03:03 AM

Still watching!

 

Still Astounded!

 

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 05:17 AM

Kenneth

you must be the master of plastic, the teacher.
Impressive your work, congratulations.

Paulo Valentini

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 05:37 AM

Paulo. Thank you for the kind words. :)  I am pleased that people find bits and pieces they can use.

 

One of the things I do not mind doing is going back over parts of the model and redoing them to make it better as I go. I see things in the pictures and as I look at the progress and find things that I need to change, fix, or just do better.

 

The boot lid has been a thorn in my side since it never looked right and had a crack in it so I did it over. This time to make the spare cover more in tune with the size of the tires on the car I used a size D battery fo the male mold and a large bottle cap for the female mold.

 

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You can see a fold on the side but since it is going to be cut off it does not hinder the final look.

 

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A little sanding on the top left corner and we are good to go. <_<

 

Next time I will have part 5 of the history,,,,,,,,,stay tuned ;)

 

Kenn :rolleyes:


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Posted 02 March 2013 - 05:43 AM

That spare tire cover is brilliant.  I can't wait to see this thing painted.  :)  You should consider doing a resin cast. 



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Posted 02 March 2013 - 06:21 AM

kenn

It is important to always insist in making the best it is only in this way we seek to perfect the technique.

Paulo Valentini

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 07:31 AM

I appreciate you are going over the process, including the trial and error and the do overs.  You are very patient in redoing assemblies until you are happy with them and it's important that people see this. It lets them know the work that has gone into this master piece, but also makes it more believable and encouraging to see that even you don't get everything right every time!

 

I have been watching this thread with utter amazement.  In fact, I forwarded the link to my entire club!


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Posted 02 March 2013 - 07:49 AM

Tom

Thank you for the comments and forwarding the addy to the club. :)

You have pointed out a very inportant fact that when you are working on a car it does not always go right and that you cant be afraid to go back and tear something apart to make it right. When I was doing the Tatra i redid the back 3 times and the front 4 times tearing is all out and redoing it. That is part of the process and it is good for others to see this in the works ....Thank you

 

Kenn :rolleyes:



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Posted 02 March 2013 - 08:24 AM

As I mentioned before my posts are about 2 days behind actual consrtruction. I have much to post about the process but since I am doing aa final fit today I wanted to jump ahead 2 days for this post and give you a glimps of where I am. I am very pleased on how it is coming out and did a lot of reworking of areas which I will talk about later. But for now I will just add some photos.

 

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As you can see I still have a lot of sanding on parts and some fill to go but it is getting really close...................... :D

 

Thanks to all those keeping up on the project with views and to those that comment and offer suggestions. They are appreciated.

 

Kenn :rolleyes:



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Posted 03 March 2013 - 03:16 AM

The grill had me going all directions. I have a drawer with fishing line and beading wire in and was looking at those things. Soldering guns and dont mix. it always liikes like i have more solder than what i am putting together.I really wanted to have the bars and have them look right and be able to see through them. Wait a minute,,,,if I can see through them it will be the black of the radiator and not anything else. So why would that be critical since i can black out a background, mmm.This is how this attempt went and is, at this point, how I am going to use it.

 

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I used .20 plastic with ,20 spaces..................on a ,20 backing

 

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Some more sanding and fitting off to the chrome shop... :)

 

Kenn



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Posted 03 March 2013 - 03:55 AM

The frame came back from the paint shop this morning....... It seems to be adaquate and ready for the wiring harnesses. I also will have to ream out some mounting holes for the front horn.. I did not add any clear in as that this is probably as good as they did in the factory.

 

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Thaks to those that are watching my build. I know it is long and finally can see something with paint on it............. :rolleyes:

 

Kenn B)


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