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1911 Buick Model 14 "Buggyabout" FINISHED!


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#21 Harry P.

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 01:50 PM

Here's the chassis at this point. I included the can of paint to remind you how small these "big scale" 1/16 brass-era models really are!

 

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 01:57 PM

A few engine shots. What you're looking at may look odd, but remember... the engine is a horizontally opposed two-cylinder. It looks nothing like your typical brass-era four banger. The engine sits low and far back in the engine bay. Without added details, the underhood area looks very bare, so I went a little crazy detailing this one. I found some great engine shots online, and used them as reference to detail the carp out of it...

 

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Scratchbuilt items include the magneto and ignition wires, and all sorts of miscellaneous "stuff" that I copied from my reference photos. The engine has four radiator hoses... each cylinder has its own upper and lower hose. I replaced the kit hoses and scratchbuilt my own. The connector ends are aluminum rod, the hose part is real rubber hose (ok, rubber tubing found in the jewelry aisle of Hobby Lobby), and the hose clamps are strips cut from aluminum duct tape.

 

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And the underside. I painted the basic engine assembly a metallic steel color and then sprayed it with Testors Transparent Black Window Tint to give the engine some added depth and detail...

 

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All of the green parts are Rustoleum Hunter Green.



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Posted 19 January 2014 - 02:46 PM

Very cool.

 

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 05:46 PM

Nice. Love watching your work.

Ben

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 02:05 AM

detail the carp out of it...

 

Great I hate fishy detailing.

 

But seriously folks, looking great Harry. You always impress with these wonderful autos.



#26 Harry P.

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 03:54 AM

 

Great I hate fishy detailing.

 

I had to detail the carp out of it because the forum word filter won't let me detail it that other way...  ^_^



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Posted 21 January 2014 - 01:54 AM

Top-drawer modeling and great photography too!

After watching your recent WIPs I find I'm much more interested in brass-era cars.

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 03:02 AM

I always loved cars from this era. 

You are doing a great job Harry.

What about a 1/16 scale R.M.S. Titanic? 

I beat you wouldn't complain about how small it is :lol:



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Posted 21 January 2014 - 05:25 AM

Thank you for sharing your WIP and your building tips!!!!!

 

I LOVE it, and learn something new every time you post!

 

Again, thank you!!!



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Posted 21 January 2014 - 06:52 AM

Very nice Harry. 



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Posted 21 January 2014 - 06:59 AM

Wow Harry .. Looks nice so for.. then engine detail is very nice. I like the green frame too .



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Posted 21 January 2014 - 07:05 AM

Harry, you continue to WOW us all with your detailing.  Fantastic job.



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Posted 21 January 2014 - 09:09 AM

Great job installing all of those detail pisces! :D



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Posted 21 January 2014 - 11:37 AM

Great job installing all of those detail pisces! :D

 

I decided to detail the carp out of the engine just for the halibut...



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Posted 21 January 2014 - 11:58 AM

Considering how "simple" these old brass era engines were, I think this is the best, most realistic engine I've seen in any modeling category. Unbelievable.

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 12:10 PM

Considering how "simple" these old brass era engines were, I think this is the best, most realistic engine I've seen in any modeling category. Unbelievable.

 

Thanks, Skip. The simple engine is exactly why I decided to go with all the added details. It just looked so empty under the hood! And besides, I found some fantastic engine shots online, from virtually every angle, of a restored Model 14 that was for sale at the Volo Museum (a local collector car museum/showroom). Those photos made adding the details pretty easy.



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Posted 21 January 2014 - 12:35 PM

I got the lower body and floorboards installed. The body is painted Rustoleum "Ivory." The "rubber" on the floorboards is masking tape painted with acrylic black craft paint, while the "brass" strips on the floorboards are gold BMF. The brass rub strips on the edges of the body sides are real brass... self-adhesive brass tape I found online (it's used in making stained glass art)... it's actual brass, not just brass-colored, about as thick as aluminum duct tape.

 

The "wood" steering wheel rim was created the same way as the wheels... first brush painted acrylic "Ochre," then Varathane Warm Mahogany stain (this time brush painted instead of dipped like the wheels, because I had to keep the spokes brass colored). The foot pedals were painted metallic silver, then transparent black window tint to bring out the ribbed surfaces.

 

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 05:31 AM

Was the drive chain molded in that shape or is it flexible?

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 05:39 AM

Was the drive chain molded in that shape or is it flexible?

 

It's all one piece with the gears. Hard plastic.



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Posted 22 January 2014 - 05:46 AM

Very nice as usual Harry!   I have an old Entex Model T Ford truck that seem to be calling me....