went a head and finished up the lathe workbench. Not sure if this is the final resting place for it but it fits pretty good. If I leave it here I will need to run the electric to it and also make a 55 gallon waste barrel for all the metal chips and garbage.
Well it has been awhile.....with work, moving twice, work and family I am finally getting back to this shop. Finally have a place for all my stuff so I can get back to work. Here is a new project I have started for the shop. I needed to start building some work benches for the mechanics. This one is just roughed in. Still need to sand it down. The tool box mold had some air bubbles in it ( hate when that happens ) so it is just for mock up purposes. I will mold and paint a new one later. On top of the bench is the starts of a machinist lathe. Did alittle bit more work to the lathe. Sanded down some edges and built the bed to sit on top of the lathe and started the handles for speed and direction. placed a couple of positioning holes and pegs. Needs more sanding and some filler. Reasoning behind the positioning pegs is to be able to take the table off to sand, fill, built the compound, paint and to make a mold of the finish lathe so to be casted in resin. You know how it is, you build something it is very hard to make another exactly the same.
Thanks I just got lucky on the graphics, sometimes you think something will work and most of the time it doesn't. As I said before I work extra hard on my decal making to make up for lack in my other skills as a modeler. Next I am gonna try to do a zombie Voodoo car. Hope it turns out as good.
actually I used the frame from the Mad Mag. funny car for another build. I had cut it down and put it under a 1970 Mustang. So then I ended up with the extra body and an extra frame from the 2 dragster kit and modified it to fit the Firebird body. Yeah I know kinda back wards thinking but hey sometimes I do things that way. Drives the wife crazy some times with all the partial kits. I'm gonna be building a few cars and trucks up with the partials to try and use them up. The tires I am casting are the original wheels from the body kit. Just trying to work on my scratch building ability.
Did some frame work today. Added a front axel and some tires that I will also mold once I get the front the way I want. Once I checked BUT didn't double check I found out the front axel was to wide just enough that the body sits on the wheels
So I went ahead and split the front axel and moved it up further on the frame and reattached the axel to the front.
I will have to do some work to blend everything to clean it up some. Then I had to shorten the frame to fit back under the body. Originally when I did the mock up the axel was back further so I had to do some cutting again.
Well it looks as if I have the stance the way I want it . Like they said in the A-team " I love it when a plan comes together " It's getting pretty close to the look I am after. No to mold the front wheels tomorrow
found this old frame in a parts box I forgot I even had until my daughter found it in the back room. Not sure if it will work or not but I am gonna mess around with it to see what I can make of it. It's to short so I cut it and added a couple of pieces to stretch it out to fit under the body.
Here are a couple pics with the frame and the tires mocked up under the body. I think it may work . What do you all think ?