Incredulous Tim. That is so sweeeet. The front rims came out so nice. I really like the look of those - so light-weight and precise. Curious how you are going to do the front axle with all of its hardware. So glad Dave asked for a mock-up.
My, my, my that frame is beautiful and so symmetrical. You should consider selling those jigs. I'd be interested in a set. How did you clean up your solder joints differently since you said they were some of the best ones yet? I use a new X-Acto #11 blade and cut the excess solder off. It doesn't mar the brass since its so much harder than the solder. Then clean up with narrow sanding sticks. Totally impressed as I am with each one of your updates Tim.
Decals are in from Chief Joseph and I had a bit of time this morning to add the ones to the valve covers and the frame above the cockpit for Ian's name. Now both of these will get a semi-gloss clear coat before proceeding. Here's a couple of pics.
Pics were taken with my phone so they aren't the best.
For someone who's just getting into to cars, I'd say kudos to you Mike. Your skills have transferred right over from the train side. I've often thought about building one of these kits because the car is so iconic and cool but had heard the kit was a challenge to get to look right. Your build says differently. Glad to have another builder in the SouthWest. Come check out Desert Scale Classic the second Saturday in April here in Phoenix. You will not be disappointed.