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Adventures in Soldering: The Maserati BirdcageTipo 61 update Bodywork 12/17/22

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Hi Folks,

  New project,  building a 1/24th scale model of what I feel is one of the prettiest cars ever raced.  




Four cylinder in-line motor rated at 250 h.p. along with an incredibly light chassis topped with ally body work.







 The famous 'Birdcage'  that weighs less than a hundred lbs.




 A start on the chassis using  'Albion Alloys'  nickel silver thin walled tubing.  Sizes range from  .9mm  down to  .3mm.  I build the base, then using basswood 'scaffolding'  erect the rest of it......  








I am going to try to build the body from sheet stock that is soldered together.  I did some basic metal forming with the  wrecker project and enjoyed it and want to see what I can do with this one.  I have started some trial runs making fenders, figuring that if I can do those I will move forward with the rest........






Long ways to go but I'm at the bench and having fun!












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Randy... that is one gorgeous car and with your skills you will knock it out of the park. You are off to a killer start on this. You must have a small English wheel. Those fenders are killer. Love the chassis work as well. Looking forward to updates on this bad boy. 

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Oh where to being:  how did you manage to solder the albion nickel silver so sweetly?   how did you form the fenders....wood bucks???  wingrove insights?  what about the GT40 & Ferrari (not that I'm one to question why?)  aw shucks, never mind, when can we speak as I have too many other questions and things I want to learn.   A simple fuel tank is one thing but just what you were able to achieve on those "practice" fenders impresses the you know what out of me.   Panel beating is one of the things I've always admired in addition to machinists and their skills and I can't wait to work on mine.  This will be truly inspiring sir.

Cheers, Tim,  Honorary President of the Randy D. Fan Club  (self-imposed) :)

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