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      Board Status   07/20/2018

      Maintenance completed, but there is still more come.


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  1. Because the windshield frame is so thin, I've decided to cast it in white metal. Mastering proved to be difficult, plastic was too floppy, brass did not work well, so I decided to use Ave's Apoxy Sclupt, an epxoy putty. Covered the cowl area with thin plastic so the material wouldn't stick and put a glob on. It's very slow setting at room temperature, about 6 hours, so I put it in a dehydrator. Usually takes 45 minutes there. Sanded it to shape and detailed with half rounds and small turned knobs. I did not cut all the way through, to retain strength. That will be done in the metal.
  2. 3d printed wire wheels

    I have used Sketchup for about 9 years now and am sorry I am so good at it, because I look at the F360 videos and think "That would be sooooo much easier than what I do now!" But learning another software is a lot of work. I will eventually learn it, but I suggest learning F360 first. It's a professional software that you can get a job with and build your career on. And Bill isn't showing the best thing he's making with it. I think he's refining it. I'll let him unveil it when he's satisfied with it.
  3. 3d printed wire wheels

    Download Fusion 360 - free for hobbyists - learn it, and you can make anything. Youtube has many videos and Udemy has courses, many are free: https://www.udemy.com/courses/search/?ref=home&src=ukw&q=Fusion 360 .
  4. 3d printed wire wheels

    Bill uses Fusion 360: https://www.autodesk.com/products/fusion-360/students-teachers-educators.
  5. 1924 Delage GP - a what ?

    Haven't seen the Revs F&F Delahaye. Saw and photographed Mullin's two F&F Delahayes when they were on display in the Petersen, several years ago.
  6. 1924 Delage GP - a what ?

    Wouldn't that distributor cap be bakelite, therefore brown?
  7. 1924 Delage GP - a what ?

    Lookin' good.
  8. Jason, The powdered sintered material is the strong white flexible material; which is a low resolution material and it's very "layered". It is not suited for detailed items, I have used it on bodies, but I don't use it now because of the difficulty of finishing it . I now use a local 3d printer to make my bodies - see my " The supersonic has landed" discussion thread. The material used in the door panels and seat is Shapeway's smooth detailed material. The cost of those items is $32.80. It has very little layering and is easily sanded to a smooth finish.
  9. Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 / Brass Build

    My kinda model !
  10. The wood area has the curved line, same as the 1:1. On my model, I will replace it with a piece of cherry.
  11. I have received the seat and door panels and am quite pleased with them. They are printed in Shapeway's smooth detailed material and in the photo have a light coat of primer on them but have not been sanded.
  12. Jason, I'm looking forward to the printed parts, too. Should be here this week. Here's some history of the Figoni & Falaschi bodied Delahayes: http://www.coachbuild.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=455 .
  13. Add putty subtract putty add putty subtract putty. I'm beginning to be pleased with this.
  14. I've decided the fenders don't have enough bulbishness, so slap on more putty, and that means the headlights move outwards.