Harry P.

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  • Location NW suburban Chicago
  • Full Name A mere layman...

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  1. Harry P. added a post in a topic Who's That Lady?   

    I thought it was Beyonce.
  2. Harry P. added a post in a topic Johan 69 SC/Rambler kit GC-2500   

    I prefer the paint scheme on the box art.
  3. Harry P. added a post in a topic 1902 Stuttgart (Germany) tram   

    The completed trolley assembly is a combination of brass rod, photoetched metal, machined brass, laser-cut wood, and copper wire (the tension spring). Truly a "multi-media" assembly. All of this will eventually be painted "steel."

  4. Harry P. added a post in a topic 1902 Stuttgart (Germany) tram   

    Skipping around again...
    building the trolley is definitely the hardest part of this entire process. You have to form brass rod to shape using the full-scale templates provided, then attach the various pieces to each other. I used CA to glue the parts together, then wrapped the joints with thread and flowed CA over the wrapped joints to hold everything together. The base is a photoetched part supplied in the kit...

  5. Harry P. added a post in a topic Lost in Space diorama   

    Now that's different! 
  6. Harry P. added a post in a topic Brockway 361 and dump trailer   

    Very cool! The weathering is pretty impressive.
  7. Harry P. added a post in a topic 69 Barracuda, added BMF   

    One of the biggest problems with a lot of these old kits that were tooled in the Stone Age is the completely inaccurate gap between the inner fenders and the outer fenders. Obviously there is no such gap on a real car. I don't blame you for not really bothering with the engine compartment... like you said, it's totally inaccurate. Heck, if it was me I'd probably just glue the hood shut!
  8. Harry P. added a post in a topic 69 Barracuda, added BMF   

    Now you're talking on the drip rails! Much better! 
    But your photos are still squished. Try reducing them to 50%.
  9. Harry P. added a post in a topic 1902 Stuttgart (Germany) tram   

    After I planked the roof with 2x5mm strips of basswood, I had to figure out a way to hide all the seams. At first I thought I'd just Bondo everything, but that would have been hard to do... and would have created a huge mess of dust that would get into the interior and I'd have no way of cleaning it out. So I went with Plan B and covered the roof with thin cardstock instead. Here is the roof with much of the details installed...

  10. Harry P. added a post in a topic 1902 Stuttgart (Germany) tram   

    Here is the start of the chassis. The flanges on the side frames are supposed to be made with strips of aluminum supplied in the kit, but I thought that strips of thin cardboard would be easier to work with. I used an old USPC mailing envelope; the thickness was just right for making the flanges...

  11. Harry P. added a post in a topic " THE BOSS" 67 CHARGER   

    Are the vent windows separate pieces?
  12. Harry P. added a post in a topic Revell Tommy Ivo Showboat / Mickey Thompson Challenger   

    Only if you're a doctor...
  13. Harry P. added a post in a topic What Pleased You Today!   

    So tell us... how did you do it?
  14. Harry P. added a post in a topic Who's That Lady?   

    Don't you guys think you're being a bit presumptuous regarding her cat grooming regimen? I mean, there's more than one way to groom a cat. And then there's always leaving the cat to go au naturel.
  15. Harry P. added a post in a topic 1902 Stuttgart (Germany) tram   

    That would require a huge re-engineering of how most of the body and roof parts fit together. There's not all that much to see inside, anyway. The side windows are big enough to let you see inside.