Tony Bryan

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  • Scale I Build 1/16th

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  • Location Sydney,Australia
  • Full Name Tony

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  1. Tony Bryan added a post in a topic Caterpillar TC 660   

    Alain, that is coming along very well,
    love your work
  2. Tony Bryan added a post in a topic Prostar to Cat conversion   

    Done a little more to the CAT,all badge work is finished


    and the front bar is also finished


    All that is left to do is the 1/4 guards and share tanks, my add an ice pack also
  3. Tony Bryan added a post in a topic 1/16th Aluminium Guards   

    Finally got around to having the brackets cast in white metal, while I was at it I made some new plastic style guards



  4. Tony Bryan added a post in a topic 1/16 Scale Peterbilt 359 Large Car   

    Great bit of work, love those mirrors
  5. Tony Bryan added a post in a topic Prostar to Cat conversion   

    Dash and firewall converted to RHD, this was done by a good friend of mine, I just cast it for him



  6. Tony Bryan added a post in a topic Peterbilt 351 with Peerless trailer   

    Jarda
    Great work and the detail is amazing as usual , shame about the "logging" accident
  7. Tony Bryan added a post in a topic Prostar to Cat conversion   



    As you can see Aaron it is very prostar, but the subtle differences are no side skirt, square tanks, no international badging, different front bar, etc,
    The US version is ugly, but easy to build if someone wanted to have a go, mod the prostar cab and scratch the hood
  8. Tony Bryan added a post in a topic Prostar to Cat conversion   


    They are fitted with a C15, I'll chop the max force and scratch the head of a C15 to make it look close
    In Australia we don't lounge around, the sleeper is just that a sleeper, it has a bunk in it
  9. Tony Bryan added a topic in On the Workbench: Big Rigs   

    Prostar to Cat conversion
    In Australia, we have the Prostar, but under the name or Banner if you like of the Cat Group, so I decided to have a go at building an Aussie version, here is the grill, badge and front bar so far, on the Aussie version they have a square tank and no side flaring,also have to scratch the hood 1/4 guards





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  10. Tony Bryan added a post in a topic 1988 Mack Superliner 1/25 WIP (New updates, Page 4)   

    Have a read here, read all the 153 pages of this tutorial, by one of the best brass builders

    http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/large-scale-cars/2592-article-1-8th-scale-model-t-racer-build-journal.html

    And another exceptional brass build

    http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/large-scale-cars/24503-article-scratch-built-stock-ford-model-t-1-8-th-scale.html


    And this will show how brass is best worked with and it capabilities read all 68 pages by a hobbyist and see the results he gets

    http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/large-scale-cars/36929-continental-mark-ii.html

    and another one just to get the picture

    http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/large-scale-cars/54925-another-super-7-a.html
  11. Tony Bryan added a post in a topic 1988 Mack Superliner 1/25 WIP (New updates, Page 4)   

    "Any feedback on the project is always welcome, even suggestions on it are also. I hope you enjoyed this update. "


    Ok, you asked for some feed back, well I think this is just terrible, the frame is a mess, from someone wanting to make a accurate model, using a shelf bracket is far from that, and steel at that, cutting it with a dremel and marking with a marker pen is not an accurate way to build a frame, nor is it reliable for consistency,

    Suggestion, I suggest that you throw the steel frame away, and start again with sheet brass, brass when treated with the respect it deserves can be built far nicer than any other material, it has the strength and lightness to out do plastic, as well as steel, and it will give you a better finish and far easier than trying to weld a rusty shelf bracket, but the key is, it can produce a far more accurate frame than a steel shelf bracket, for the amount of time and effort that you have put into this you could have had someone fabricate the 2 C channel sections for you
  12. Tony Bryan added a post in a topic 1938 Ford Brushbreaker   

    That is so cool, and beautifully built to

    Did you scratch the engine on the rear?
  13. Tony Bryan added a post in a topic Italeri Ford LTL Wrecker into Forest Service Water Tender   

    Nice so far, heres a little trick that you could use for the tanker, the plastic really doesn't need to be heated, if you are using something like PVC
    pipe, (we call it storm water pipe) try this experiment, cut say 4 inches of pipe, then cut your self a bit timber, or acrylic of say, 1/2 in thick and as wide as the tank you are making, apply pressure to the top to squash it, and slide the timber or acrylic into the centre and let go, watch what it does, the timber will be self centring, and will hold the shape real nice, obviously experiment with what you need to get the correct shape,but it won't alter over time or move when fixed, but you can infill if you want to, or fill with expander foam to hold shape
    Heating PVC pipe with a flame releases very dangerous chemicals, including arsenic be careful with that stuff
  14. Tony Bryan added a post in a topic New update 04/15/14 new pics. V8 Cabover #1, 352H 110   

    That is some real nice hinge work, what are you doing for the latches?
  15. Tony Bryan added a post in a topic New update 04/15/14 new pics. V8 Cabover #1, 352H 110   

    There is some very nice detail happening here, fantastic work so far