eferrari

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  • Scale I Build 1/24~1/25

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  • Location East Amherst, New York
  • Full Name Ron Berke

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  1. eferrari added a post in a topic Henry J Twin Turbo - Didn't see that coming..........   

    Tim,
          I am terribly sorry about the accident. A brilliant model-er like you will surely rebound.
    Best,
    Ron Berke
  2. eferrari added a post in a topic 41 Willys - 1/25 Scale   

    Hello,
           Thanks everyone for taking the time to respond to my 41 Willys in progress. Kind of hit a wall. I surely appreciate your comments. Sorry Michael I don't
    have any thing new to report. I don't think I will be able to fit the scratch built 426 Hemi in this Willys. Thanks Memysel, Art, Dave, Bruce and Edgar.
            Art, that box design work done sure fooled me.
     
             I did not intend to be so delinquent in responding to your feedback. Back in late Feb.,early March like most on the forum use for wheels. I tried to obtain some aluminum wheels. Things did not work out well for these standard wheels and the project has stopped. I don't know where to go, and have lost all interest.
     
    Ron
          
     
     
  3. eferrari added a post in a topic Frame jig   

    Dwayne,
                I read your post on a chassis jig. Because I work in brass, I use both a  SOLDERING BOARD CERAMIC HONEYCOMB with pins that you can find on eBay and my own similar to the Chassis shops made from 1/8" .125 Aluminum Sheet Plate 6" x 8" 6061 http://www.ebay.com/usr/metalremnantsinc 
                You surely can use a metal surface instead of aluminum. I have a jig that I lay over the surface to drill my holes.  I use aluminum with a Hakko soldering station on both surfaces with the pins and aluminum square cut-offs to hold things in place. As Misha stated always start laying it out on quadrille paper first.
                 We all have are own way of doing things, but I hope this information I provided is helpful.
     
    Best,
    Ron
             
     
  4. eferrari added a post in a topic 41 Willys - 1/25 Scale   

    Hello,
            Thanks for everyone's interest in my WIP on my 41 Willys. I corrected the bell-housing issue. Started work on the Lenco Transmission frame section.
    Work continues. Here are the latest piks.
    Thanks

     




  5. eferrari added a post in a topic 41 Willys - 1/25 Scale   

    Hi,
       Thanks for everyone's  interest in my building process.
    I appreciate your positive feedback Greg.
    I have always enjoyed viewing your model craftsmanship Art. Your Stephane Rose 41 Willys Halibrand equipped is remarkable. And congratulations on having Revell model this creation.
    Leonard, thank you for sharing your great modeling skills with us on the forum.
    Randy, we all continue in amazement at your intricate and and remarkable museum work. I am humbled by your comments.
    Thanks everyone.
  6. eferrari added a post in a topic Pikes Peak Cobra "The Bullet "   

    Ray,
          Wonderful clean build Ray. Congratulations on your finished product.
    Ron
  7. eferrari added a post in a topic Super Gas SS Camaro   

    Leonard,
                 What a great job you are doing on this Super Gas Camaro. Thanks for providing your great building skills on the forum. They have been helpful to me.  Much continued success on your build.
    Ron
  8. eferrari added a post in a topic Adventures in soldering:The GT40 project Carb Day Pics 6/26   

    Randy,
              Your building skills never cease to end. The work on the Engine & Transmission is a work of art. That is not so say your brass work is anything less. Much continued enjoyed on this wonderful topic.
    Ron
  9. eferrari added a post in a topic 41 Willys - 1/25 Scale   

    Thanks Gordon,
    I just realized I did not set the bellhousing on the mid plate so I need re-do some work.  
  10. eferrari added a post in a topic 41 Willys - 1/25 Scale   

    I appreciate everyone's interest in my work including Michael, Gergo K, Dave, Le Roy, Bob, Bruce and Rob.
    Michael, the locking door idea came from a builder that was building a 1/16 model. It was a struggle in 1/25 scale.
    Here are some picks of my latest work. I re-did the seat frame. The other version just would not work out. Thanks for your interest.
     




     


  11. eferrari added a post in a topic 41 Willys - 1/25 Scale   

    Thanks for the interest in my 41 Willys,and the comments by Tony, Dave, Scott, Ray, Michael, Stephen and Gene. Thanks for following up on my build Randy I still watch with astonishment the great work you do. Tim thanks for sharing your enormous workmanship and machining skills.  Stephen I did make the jig. I also use Ceramic Honeycomb Perforated Board.

    Here are some new images of my latest work. I don't like the seat frame so I am re-doing it. The doors, I made so they lock. I changed the door and hood hinges. The frame fits so it can be removed.






  12. eferrari added a topic in Drag Racing Models   

    41 Willys - 1/25 Scale
    I have been working on-and-off since August on this project. The chassis main section is made from 1/8" square tube. The box 4-link rear is 3/16x 3/32 rectangular tubing. I started the roll bar using 1/16" brass rod. I tried to use some of the the online sources from Tim McAmis and others. Here are some images. Thanks for viewing.
     






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  13. eferrari added a post in a topic Sanding sticks   

    Jim,
          Burbank Hobbies has them. They are $2.97 for a pack of 15. They are called "swizzle sticks.
    User ID burbankshouseofhobbies

     
    Best,
    Ron Berke
  14. eferrari added a post in a topic The Construction of my 426 Supercharger Hemi Alcohol Engine   

    Michael,

    Appreciate your interest. Wanted to tell you what a fantastic job you did on those wheels. Your Bantam Fuel Altered is sure coming along nicely.
    The hardware I use is from both Scale Hardware .08mm for valve covers, and RB Motion (Socket Head #1711) for the blower end covers . I also used RB Motion spark plugs and recessed them in the valve covers so just the tip was showing. I used a little larger black wire I had and split the copper wire out. RB Motions also makes spark plug, but for the life of me I was unable to find a adhesive. I also would recommend getting the Irwin 61 to 81 drill set. Irwin/Hansen for the money I have found them a very good drill set. Because you are in Europe it would not be worth it to purchase aluminum from here in the U.S. Not having a mill, I use 2011 which machinist call cheese. I am going try 6061 but I only have a dremel tool and floor grinder and large set of vintage files. So I struggle to get things square. My sources are McMaster Carr and BobDude6061 on eBay. The idler arm and pulley I needed to make myself,but the other two pulleys and belt are from MAS that Ted handles.

    Best,
    Ron

    mcmaster Carr .com

    6061dude

    rbmotion.com

    scalehardware.com/

    tedsmodelingmarketplace.com/


  15. eferrari added a post in a topic Pocher 1931 Alfa Romeo 2300 Monza   

    Harry,

    Great job on the Pocher Alfa Romeo and Bugatti. Your work on the Pocher really came out "museum-quality."

    Your Pocher brought back fond memories. Back in 1971, my late dad and I built-up this same Pocher Alfa Romeo 8c 2300 Mona with the wire wheels. It was a early kit. The parts came in clear plastic box containers. My last year in high school, I had a job at K-Mart in 1975 and to my amazement, the Pocher kits were selling in the store. The manager knew I was a model builder, and asked how I thought the kits would sell. One customer actually went store-to-store with a trailer, buying them up!

    Much continued success with your large-scale models.

    Best,
    Ron