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Randy D

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  1. Made those front fenders in three pieces... Top and the steep side that joins the cowl... Outside side piece... Cowl and carb bump.... more...
  2. Hi Folks, Hey Brad, thank you and hope to see you guys this spring for the DSC show! Mike, Appreciate you looking in ( 1/24th ) and yes, lots of extra eye power:) Andrew, thank you and don't forget to gather some goodies for our 956 build. Tim, always nice to have you checking in my friend. I need to get over to the Drag Section to see your latest updates on that gorgeous Maverick. Thank you Noel:) Hi Francis, glad you like it so far Sir. Hello Bill, thank you for going thru all this mess! Hi Ira, happy to have you following along. This update is to show some progress on the bodywork. I was attempting to do it using aluminum but have not mastered the art of soldering that metal:( Maybe next project. Going with copper sheet stock. After wasting a lot of time trying to build a miniature English wheel, my friend Steve " Muncie " told me that what I have going here is a "hammer and dolly" project. Well ...yeah...he was right. Light bulb goes on and progress is made:) Starting with the front clip that tilts forward. Figure if I can master these curves and shapes the rest is a little easier. Ref. pic............... More...
  3. Building up the body of the dizzy... Base of the cap. A v8 one from the spares bin... more....
  4. I use p.e. parts from Detail Masters as guides for scratch building parts. I glue them to white metal or aluminum stock then file to shape.. This has been epoxied together, with some paint it starts to look like a cast part.. more....
  5. Hi Folks, Andrew, Just trying to fit in here Hey Josh, Thank you but you should see builds of Francis and Codi over in the Drag section!!! Thank you Bruce !! Appreciate the comments Trevor. Hey Brad, Looking forward to coming down for spring training and the DSC! Tim, I really need to get to work but I keep getting sucked in looking at your build threads:) Okay, Next up for this little motor is the rather loooong distributor that comes off the front of the head casting. It even has it's own V notch in the framework. For a 4 banger there are alot of wires going on here. Twin plugs, twin coils and two outside condensers.... I showed the beginnings last update that were mocked up. The gear tower and the base of the spacer that Maserati used... A ref. pic for the spacer from the site of an 1 : 1 English shop that does some really cool stuff "Crosthwaite & Gardiner". The color engine photo above is their work. More.....
  6. WOW Charlie !!! Just wonderful machine work in miniature. This is one of the first threads I check each time I come to this forum. You never disappoint, Randy
  7. Outstanding work Andrew !!! Brad always said you were a pretty fair hand at this modeling stuff:) Randy
  8. Just beautiful work going on here Chris !!!! I have some MFH kits and I am so impressed with your ability to take those bags of white metal bits and make such a great looking model. Truly inspiring. Randy
  9. Looks terrific, always fun to follow along on your builds Mark! Randy
  10. Hi Jim, What a great creation !!! Love the use of 3D printing for this project. Randy
  11. Hey Tim, So glad the eyes are good !!! Been catching up on this one... first off, that rear end is just gorgeous. Loved how you broke it all down to create it. Truly inspiring. Then you went an machined those killer wheels !! Looking forward to more progress on those cool hubs. Have to go back and drool some more. Thanks for the updates my friend , Randy
  12. Hi Folks, Thank you for those kind words Francis. I feel the same when viewing your stunning creations over in the drag section !!! Appreciate it Mike :) Mods...when you get a chance would you move this thread over to the racing section, want to go hang with the cool kids Thanks, Randy
  13. Hi Folks, Andrew, The short answer is yes:) but it needs to be parts of similar size and chemical makeup so you know the melting point. You then work just under that temp with a solder like TIXX. For these parts I'm using epoxy and CA. Appreciate the comment Ben ! Thank you Steve:) Randy
  14. Hi Folks, Hey Pete, That lettering is just a pe part from the scrap box (i think it came from a Profil24 Maser kit?) Thank you Anton ! Daniel, I appreciate your comments. Thank you David. Randy
  15. Sample of some white metal cast train parts used as stock... Lots of printing out and scaling photos lets me figure out dimensions..... With the crazy 45 degree tilt of the motor the intake side valve cover becomes the focal point so I started there. Lots of filing
  16. Hi Folks, Eric, Really hoping to see you this time:) Finally starting on the motor for the Tipo 61. An inline 4 cylinder , DOHC, aluminum block and heads with twin side draft Webers. Twin sparkplugs, dual coils, dry sump developing 250 h.p. Typical of the period, this little motor had a whole bunch of stuff hanging off it. Fuel pump, oil pump, generator and water pump all gear driven. Lots of photos from the web, one really helpful drawing and some great photos from Joel Finn's book have provided reference. Going to build it up from 'white metal', ally, nickel silver tubing and aftermarket nuts and bolts. As an old model train guy I have alot of white metal castings that provide stock I can shape using hand files. Will assemble with epoxy and super glue.
  17. Hi Steve, Glad it got there! I will call Brad tomorrow and check on that exhaust piece and clarify those instructions. Randy
  18. Curtis, A bit of both for this batch, the ones that are available have been loaded into the store. Thank you to both Steve and Robert:) Randy
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