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Scratching the surface,1936 Bentley Saloon


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#61 kennb

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 10:18 AM

Fiber optics is a simple concept, moving light along a clear channel in and shape to a designated location. The light source can be miles from the location but in the case here it can be 8 to 10 inches.

The colour of the light depends only on the source light. We will be using red, green, and yellow for this section. The light sources are shown in the previous post using s 3 volt battery.

I am using clear plastic window sprues for this section. They are heated to a thick consistency and slowed pulled out to become thinner along the run so they can be truned, bent, and run along inside the body of the vehicle or in place of brake lines or fuel lines to get them to where you want the light.

 

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I left the ends larger so they can be used as the actual light. we will get into controlling this later.

The ends are then exposed to the candle to make them smooth and polished. Be very careful and take your time pulling and polishing the ends, the plastic can catch fire and burn your piddies in a hurry.

 

Now you can test the finish light and channel.

 

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Note the "hole" in the light. That comes from the fact that the sprues are actually hollow and even when you pull them out they are still a tube. If you use "genuine" fiber optic material this will not be there.

Thanks for watching and comments are very welcome.... :rolleyes:

 

 

 

Kenn :)



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Posted 10 April 2013 - 12:48 PM

Fabulous!

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 02:16 PM

Simple practical application in dash.................................................excuse the fuzzy piccy but you still can get the concept.

 

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 09:04 PM

omg so awsome :wub:

at one pint you have to do a 1932 ford for us B) !!!!!!! you deside what body type :lol:



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Posted 11 April 2013 - 06:28 AM

Richard,,,how about a cool 1930 roadster,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, :D

 

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:lol:

 

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 04:05 PM

I am waiting for parts for the elctrical to come so I thought I might try some thing quick here per Richards suggestion...This is a 1932 Ford 4 door. :P will see how far this goes.

It is 1/25th scale.

 

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Thanks for following

 

Kenn :rolleyes:


Edited by kennb, 11 April 2013 - 04:06 PM.


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Posted 11 April 2013 - 06:24 PM

If that comes out right, consider having the body sent out to a resin caster. I'm quite sure a few of us would buy one. It might need some slight modifications to work with the AMT or Revell chassis, but it'd be a nice option to have.

 

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 09:06 PM

Geez........you work so fast Kenn.!! The engine detail is great...well the whole car is to be honest. I've only just looked in on this thread and i gotta say your builds just keep on getting better. Thanks for sharing.
PS....any progress on the Buick you started?

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 09:40 PM

ooh yeaahh awsome , noiw dont get me wrong love all your scratch builds but i have a deep passion for the old fords so thats why i asked , awsome to see your already into that :)

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 12:35 PM

The back is roughed out now......

 

B)

 

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Thanks for the comments and feed back. :rolleyes:

 

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 10:10 PM

awsome job on the curve :wub:



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Posted 13 April 2013 - 03:45 AM

lets get some windows that open and close..... :P I will incorperate this into the Bentley............. B)

 

simple prototye,,already have some other ideas to hide the opener,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ;)

 

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Thanks to all those comments and offeringencouragement and watching. :rolleyes:

 

Kenn :)



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Posted 13 April 2013 - 04:22 AM

Wow Kenn, you are in a league of your own. Fantastic?

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 04:38 AM

revisions to the operator mechinisum.......i made it hidden.

If you look close to the jamb you can see the red mark. It slides in a slot to open and close them window....much simpler and easier to make than the previous. Might have more revisions later i am not sure.Trying to find a motor to operate it................................. :lol: .

 

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 04:52 AM

Kenn you are a modeling artist in a league of your own.  Hat's off to you sir.



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Posted 13 April 2013 - 08:46 AM

I was a little concerned about how to hing the doors but with the self adjusting automatic hinge from the bentley modified some they work. even with the operating windows... B)

 

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If you look close in the picture above you can see the hinge, two straight pins.......................they are harder to do when the body is assembled this way... :P

 

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The window has to be remade since it is too small for the opening and there for does not operate properly like the front windows do. The rear windows will only go down so far though because of the shape of the door. <_<

 

Thanks for all the kind comments. :)

I do hope that some things I do will be of value to others, even if they dont build a care the way I do.

 

Kenn :rolleyes:



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Posted 13 April 2013 - 08:48 AM

You did it..... :blink:

 

I don't suppose the thought of crank-operated windows had crossed your mind, as I think those would be more appropriate to the Bentley?

 

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 08:48 AM

:lol:



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Posted 15 April 2013 - 03:29 AM

Did not accomplish much this weekend,,,had snow duty...................... :P

 

Did the wires for the ford and started the rear fenders, and chassis stuff, then took a little time for a study of a motor cycle shown in the background.........wont post much about it other than it is preliminary study.

 

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Charlie,,,,,,thanks for the idea :D

 

Kenn :)



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Posted 15 April 2013 - 03:48 AM

Interesting projects! Love the lights and wire wheels.

 

Pretty certain your Ford is a '30 or '31 Model A, not a '32.