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#41 dpride

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 09:16 PM

Nice work on the guitars, I can relate to a lot of the setups you have pictured.

 

I used steel in my build because it's 1/4 scale and I wanted it strong. Steel is cheap and easy to fabricate.

 

If you are determined to do something different, then go for it. I would suggest getting a load of scrap and making a few pieces that emulate the shapes you want to produce and

put them together. Clean the oxide layer off just before you weld or solder. Even the oil from your fingers will effect the join. There are probably a lot of people on this forum with

 

more knowledge on this subject than me, I will only convey what I know has worked for me.

 

Post pictures off your efforts.



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Posted 04 May 2013 - 01:32 AM

The ultimate in realism.

Ferrari with running engine & functioning drive train.

His name is Pierre Scerri.

I believe the scale he builds in is 1:3.

 

 

Here's an aluminum body shell for a 250 GTO he's doing.

Can still identify where the seams are welded & being metal finished.

This personifies the level of realism I am aspiring to here.

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 12:44 AM

Old school coachwork going on here.

 

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 05:01 PM

Looks like the guys are building a 1/4 scale car in your photographs.

I have made a lot of compound shapes over the years and while most of it was 1:1 car and cycle stuff, it still relates to doing the same in model form. This car has a sheet aluminum grill shell and hood. It was to be molded and made in fiberglass. Made with hardwood oval shaped mallet and sandbag. I wimped out and did the rest in plastic sheet and putty. :)

 

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 05:07 PM

Looks like the guys are building a 1/4 scale car in your photographs.

I have made a lot of compound shapes over the years and while most of it was 1:1 car and cycle stuff, it still relates to doing the same in model form. This car has a sheet aluminum grill shell and hood. It was to be molded and made in fiberglass. Made with hardwood oval shaped mallet and sandbag. I wimped out and did the rest in plastic sheet and putty. :)

 

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Gorgeous. Somewhere between a Bugatti Atlantic and a Jaguar SS100 coupe. What scale is it (I can't tell from the way you describe it)? Is it available on the market?


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Posted 06 May 2013 - 03:08 AM

That's hot!

The look & positioning of the tires/rims...I'm seeing a nascar road course style cage chassis under the skin.



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Posted 08 May 2013 - 02:37 AM

I attended my first meeting of the KC slammers modeling club last evening.

Thanks to Bill Davis for inviting me.

During the course of the evening I was introduced to a guy who has been in the hobby for 30ish yrs, I think he said, & is very into 1:8 deuces.

He invited me to his home afterwards & showed me his very extensive collection of finished pieces & works in progress.

Gave me a great deal on a 1:8 deuce kit to help me jump start my project..

 

So now I have all the parts to measure for working drawings & pulling templates for bucks over which to form the sheet metal panels on my build.

I'll get some pics up later.


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Posted 08 May 2013 - 04:06 AM

Mindbending.  Good luck with the project; will be watching!



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Posted 08 May 2013 - 05:34 AM

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Extra set of front fenders as well as a spare rt rear.

 

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Contour guage will be used to pull shapes from model parts & transferred to 1/8 underlayment plywood & this used for shaping the panel bucks.

Going to need a longer guage.

 

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Could be a barn find, all dusty & crusty looking.

 

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My first focus is to gently disassemble the frame for access to the crossmembers for measuring etc for build drawings.

A couple of the old glue joints have come apart already, so hoping I can get this done with no damage.

 

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Mindbending.  Good luck with the project; will be watching!

 

 

Thanks, Danno.


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Posted 08 May 2013 - 12:25 PM

Wow, what a project. I'll be watching to see your progress.



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Posted 08 May 2013 - 12:40 PM

Been watching this guy real close for several months.

This is the second project of his that I've seen.

He's a remarkable talent.

 

http://www.scalemoto...mark-ii-38.html

 



Wow, what a project. I'll be watching to see your progress.

 

A worthy challenge, to be sure!



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Posted 09 May 2013 - 04:39 AM

Been watching this guy real close for several months.

This is the second project of his that I've seen.

He's a remarkable talent.

 

http://www.scalemoto...mark-ii-38.html

 



 

A worthy challenge, to be sure!

 

 

He certainly is a remarkable talent. Have you seen his Toronado and Avanti?



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Posted 09 May 2013 - 06:10 AM

I have heard of his toronado build but not the avanti.

The mk II is the one I'm familiar with.

Did a search, on the site where he posts, for the toro, but no results.

 

Do you by chance have links?


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Posted 09 May 2013 - 06:30 AM

Grill & radiator were joined with pins in sockets.

Easily separated with razor saw.

 

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I was able to reach the mounting tabs on both springs with a small rotary saw, in the dremel.

Crossmembers released with just a gentle nudge using a small screwdriver as a lever bar.

 

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Only damage is the slight raggedness on the left end of the center cm.

 

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So, back to the drawing board. 



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Posted 09 May 2013 - 10:54 AM

HI RAY,

NOT SURE IF THIS WILL BE MUCH HELP, I FOUND THEM CRUISING THE NET:

 

http://www.google.co...v=on.2,or.r_qf.\

 

http://www.google.co...iw=1088&bih=490



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Posted 10 May 2013 - 01:58 AM

Much good information on those links, Tom.

Thank you.



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Posted 10 May 2013 - 03:38 AM

I've got a nice fitting template along the top of the fender.

Transferred to a maple block that's large enough to hold the area of the piece.

 

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 04:42 AM

The beginning of front fender bucks, right & left.

 

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 06:06 AM

This has been very cool to follow along on your progress thus far, Ray.  Hand forming metal is something I've always marveled at others being able to do.  I'll be checking in to see how things are going... 



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Posted 10 May 2013 - 07:23 AM

I'm glad you're enjoying, Scott.

I'm enjoying the process.

Keep checking it out & I'll try to keep it lively & entertaining.