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Scale-Master

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  1. Scale-Master added a post in a topic Curbside models in competition   

    If the engine is visible (like the Ferrari and Lamborghini examples) it should be judged.  Same for the interior on a convertible and the suspension and what can be seen of the bottom on a jacked up 4x4. 
    The rule of thumb is very simple.  Judge all that can be seen without picking it up.  Just like walking around a real car and looking without touching.
     
  2. Scale-Master added a topic in Contests and Shows   

    18th Annual Cruisin’ For A Cure Model Car Contest-9/23/17


    88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa CA, 92626
    OC Fair & Events Center, Building 10
    Model Car Contest Registration is from 9:00AM-12:00 Noon
    Awards Presentation is at 2:00PM

    14 categories. Trophies, Model Kits and other model related goodies are awarded to the winners.
    Trophies for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place.
    Plus Trophies and Awards (and kits) for:
    Best Engine, Best Interior, Best Finish and Best of Show

    Sponsored by:
    Scale-Master Decals
    Tamiya Models
    Revell-Monogram Models
    Round 2 Models
    Scale Auto Magazine
    Brookhurst Hobbies
    Scale Motorsport
    Prestige Hobbies
    Evett's Model Shop

    Model Car Contest Info:
    www.cruisinforacure.com/model-car-contest/
    General Show Info:
    www.cruisinforacure.com/
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  3. Scale-Master added a post in a topic LHD Seven   

    Funny you mention the big ruler.  I too was just noticing the other day that I hadn't been using it for photos.  I still have it...
  4. Scale-Master added a post in a topic LHD Seven   

    I was able to get the half shaft stubs out of the rear end, but the differential cover and drive shaft would not come off without serious damage, so I had to work with them as one piece.
    I hand milled (my fingers turning an end mill) the U-joint bearing caps to make the recesses then made retaining clips for them from wire.  The dampener flange was cleaned up and drilled for the bolts I milled.  Balancing weights were also added.
    The differential was textured to look like a cast unit then detailed with more machined hardware including an acid treated fill plug.  A custom decal was made for the plug tag and a vent line was added along with a guide and clamp.



  5. Scale-Master added a post in a topic LHD Seven   

    The rear frame section that is the spare tire holder and license plate mount will be removable (for weekend racing).  After repairing the damage to the main section from it being a disassembled factory built, I cut the tire/license section off and retrofitted brass stubs and sleeves then drilled them for lock bolts.


  6. Scale-Master added a post in a topic LHD Seven   

    Thanks Bob.  Just having fun with this one.
     
    The sway bar comes anodized and I wanted it to be a lighter shade.

    I stripped the anodizing off and polished it.

    And then acid treated it for the final finish.

    Here it is installed with silicone insulation for the bushings and vinyl tubing for the stays at the modified upper control arms.

  7. Scale-Master added a post in a topic LHD Seven   

    I fabricated the tie-rod ends from brass and the mounting hardware/fittings from aluminum. 


  8. Scale-Master added a post in a topic LHD Seven   

    Those Phillips heads will not be visible once the wheels are installed. 
    There are others still visible that will get fixed with hex head hardware later.  I use them until I know I don't need to worry about disassembling those pieces.
  9. Scale-Master added a post in a topic LHD Seven   

    Thank you John.
     
    The front calipers have been detailed with fittings and hard lines and mated to the scratch-built rotors/hubs and those assemblies installed.  The ball joints/Zerk fittings were installed too.


  10. Scale-Master added a post in a topic LHD Seven   

    The (reworked) front suspension arms and shocks have been installed and uses the new hardware I machined to hold it all together.



     
  11. Scale-Master added a post in a topic LHD Seven   

    The aluminum floor panels are made with holes in them for them to be screwed on to the frame.  I didn't want to have those screws showing so I filled in the ½ dozen holes.  I had to make some new rivets to replace to ones that got lost during the filling.  I dirtied them up following the bottom of my car since it has similar panels.

    Cut and buffed the clear on the side panels and installed them too.

  12. Scale-Master added a post in a topic Can you use the stock intake from a tripower   

    You will still need a 3D model to print from.  Just like if you have a laser printer you'll need a document for it to print.  Printers are just output devices.  They don't create the part, that is done with software, they just print out the design.
  13. Scale-Master added a post in a topic Can you use the stock intake from a tripower   

    I'm not 100% sure of your question, but to get something 3D printed you'll need a 3D model to print from. 
    I use SolidWorks to create them, but there are other programs, and some are free.
  14. Scale-Master added a post in a topic LHD Seven   

    Thanks Chris!  White glue works, but I found Canopy Glue works better, and yes it is thinned out with water.  Resin is messy, too thick and just a pain to work with in this case.  It also obscures some of the pattern, which if you want to do is easily accomplished with primer or paint.
  15. Scale-Master added a post in a topic Can you use the stock intake from a tripower   

    Here's how I kept the Camaro exhaust and mated it to the modified Corvette headers.