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  1. 1953 Chevy 3100 Truck.

    Noticed first pics have reasonable headlight lenses, but later seems to have them painted over. The headlight bezels were stainless steel so wouldn't have rusted at all. Leaves and debris on the hood looks really good, but seems like running boards would have some as well. Grass looks fantastic. Would you consider some weeds in it? Easy to say, but haven't the foggiest notion how weeds could be done. Chevrolet emblem was chrome plated die cast zinc and the chrome usually survived pretty good. If the emblem lost it's original chrome over the years it might look gray, but certainly not rust color.
  2. 3D printing

    If you view the hobby as building a beautiful detailed scale model from a relatively inexpensive styrene kit it is "perhaps" not so good to see expensive taking over. I love 3D printing, but I can afford it.
  3. Long shot

    I am intrigued by the injection molded kits in general and especially how the molds were made. More specifically the mold cavities machining that was done with 3D pantograph die sinking machines. I have one of these machines and would like to find any of the toolmakers that actually ran or run them making kit molds. I know it's a long shot since CNC and EDM have pretty much taken over in mold building, but I feel like the old school methods are worthy of documentation for historical purposes if nothing else. I have a few questions I'd like to ask that only one of these old time toolmakers could answer. Do any of you oldtimers know any oldtime moldmakers??
  4. Reveal your user name origin

    I chose mine because it was easy to remember when I joined a Flathead Ford forum back in 1995 having just acquired a 1932 3 window coupe.
  5. 3D printing

    At my age I have to look at what is available to me now or within a few months. Existing printers are good enough to satisfy many modelers' needs, but the skills needed to run them are scarce in the hobby. This hobby is a showcase of what human beings can do with their hands, minds and a few simple tools. The skills they develop are quite impressive and satisfying to them I'm sure. Perhaps higher technology could harm the essence of what the hobby is.
  6. 1926 Mack AC Dump Truck

    Sorry for the confusion. I want both, the early wood spoke wheels with the solid rubber tires AND the pneumatic tire version on steel spoke wheels exactly like Brad's pic shows. I've seen a pic of demountable pneumatic tires on a five spoke wheel that was maybe a converted solid tire wheel. Seems like there were many options for the AC wheels over the span of years it was produced.
  7. 1926 Mack AC Dump Truck

    Since Jim B got me hooked on the 1926 Mack I've acquired the four Monogram kits. Did a bunch of research and got more hooked. Now the pic Brad posted has me really enthralled with the beauty of them in their various forms and especially the different wheels. I want the earlier wood spoke versions and won't rest until I have the ones in Brad's pic. I don't expect to find them already made so I'll be making my own via computer modelling and 3D printing. First step is tracking down actual examples to measure in detail.

    There are two basic types of the root canal files H type and K type. This link has some good info on them... https://us.dental-tribune.com/clinical/using-hand-files-to-their-full-capabilities-a-new-look-at-an-old-yet-emerging-technology/ I've purchased Azdent brand on Ebay or Amazon. They are quite cheap in price.
  9. A "how-to" link for detailing the CAT D8H

    Very interesting website. Google chrome translated it well and I spent near an hour checking it out. Found this humorous diorama detail... https://www.die-leitplanke.de/herzlich-willkommen/modelle-im-bau-2/pinkelnder-bauarbeiter-gebaut/ Thanks for posting the link.
  10. You might consider acid etching. I haven't done it yet, but bought the ferric chloride solution for photo etching. You would simply paint the brass and scribe lines through the paint where you wanted the cuts. Been wanting to do the dry transfer of laser printed art instead of "photo resist".
  11. Red line tires: How to

    I didn't pursue a drafting career because I couldn't master inkies. One of the things that was important was having the pen perpendicular to the surface so that both sides of the pen tip touched the surface when making a wide line. This simple explanation might help a little. http://art-design-glossary.musabi.ac.jp/ruling-pen/
  12. Red line tires: How to

    Wonder if the ruling pen can work with Molotow.
  13. What Irked You Today?

    https://www.niteguard.com/animal/mountain-lion-bobcat-cougar-deterrent Googled bobcat repellent.
  14. 1/24 Tamiya Honda NSX (old)

    I think the videos are great. I watch them at 2X speed. I learn more from a well done video than from a couple photos. Kudos to Tiago for making them.
  15. What Irked You Today?

    Mike Lindell commercials a dozen or more times every day for well over a year on my favorite TV channels AND my favorite radio station.
  16. Amt 36 Ford?

    Master models that are made by reverse engineering from a factory blueprint or actual item are best and easily done. Reverse engineering from photos is more like work and usually compromised on accuracy. FreeCad, free download software, allows you to import a photo and trace over it. Problem with the wheel is no cross section of the center.
  17. Amt 36 Ford?

    If I had one of these actual rims I could make a CAD model in about two hours. The wheel hub in another two and print them in the normal model scales. Printed could easily be refined into resin mold masters. Your pictured plastic model representations are rather poor IMHO.
  18. 1926 Mack AC Dump Truck

    This is the radiator fan.
  19. 1926 Mack AC Dump Truck

    On my tanker kit cab there are little alignment pins and everything fits fine when pre-assembled. Planning on using tacky stuff on the inside instead of tape on the outside because I have no experience taping stuff together. I don't even have glue yet. Might count the rivets for kicks.
  20. 1926 Mack AC Dump Truck

    Beautiful kits. Just noticed wrinkles in the seat cushions. Interesting how small the gates are. So small many parts were loose from the trees in an sealed kit. Hope Jim B keeps posting progress.
  21. 1926 Mack AC Dump Truck

    Any photos of one with a gin pole? Or one with a factory installed winch? Grew up in the 50's and once a year my Dad would haul a load of scrap metal into town to the scrap yard where they had one in daily use. Money from the scrap he bought more useful iron and paid for welding tank refills. As a kid I was fascinated by the chain drive and solid tires. Last I saw it they used it to load a 337 Lincoln Flathead engine into my '61 Corvair trunk back in 1963. Would like to build it using the log truck.
  22. Is your phone tracking you ?

    Perhaps if people got buried with their smartphones some afterlife or paranormal activity could be detected. A proof would be Amazon deliveries to grave sites. Might even be able to track where their soul went so popup ads could be sent there. I wouldn't be surprised if odor detection finds it's way into near future smartphones and we start getting soap and deodorant ads. Put it in your will to keep your Paypal account open just in case.
  23. Crash test

    My reason for bringing up this subject (fragility) is because my model project is stalled by concerns about it. Possibly my own cheap excuse for not moving on to the detailing stage. While I assume the detailed models are LDT (look don't touch) there has to be some unspoken guidelines on how durable they need be. I've seen mention of pinning some parts in a post that I think also mentioned transporting models to shows. And other posts related to shipping or receiving built models. I suspect experienced builders instinctively know how to judge the physical strength or weakness of the components and have ways of overcoming the weaknesses. My target is scale accuracy and realism when viewed at a scale foot and a half. Of course that only really happens in closeup camera shots or under magnification. A really good model invites closer inspection and in my warped sense of things demands it. As much as possible I'd like the parts that are movable 1:1 movable at 1:25. No point in being movable if they can't survive being moved. My problem is dealing with resin parts where the printed resin doesn't compare favorably to styrene and thickening encroaches on scale. Non destructive "crash test" guidelines that make sense along with test methods would be ideal.
  24. 1926 Mack AC Dump Truck

    Many thanks for that bump. I ordered the dump and earlier tanker kits.
  25. 1926 Mack AC Dump Truck

    Somebody must have done something to it. I can't believe it left the kit maker/manufacturer looking like that.