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Adventures in soldering:Hot Rod Wrecker Project Update 2/1/15

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I am about to quit modeling....I do not think I have seen this detail on any build....Ok ......the Knox waterless...but this is art!! as is the Knox :D:o :o :(

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I am about to quit modeling....I do not think I have seen this detail on any build....Ok ......the Knox waterless...but this is art!! as is the Knox :o :o :o :o

.. that's Art too! :(:D

Yes both are art!

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Randy, in my opinion this has to be the most unbelievable model I've seen come together in recent memory. The scratch building and "spot on" paint detailing truly make this build a work of art. This is definitely in a class by itself. Most guys cant achieve results like this building in "large scale" and you are doing it in 1/24. Simply wonderful. I've saved all of your photos so far for future reference. Amazing! Keep up the outstanding work, and thank you for sharing this masterpiece. Hope you stay around the forums for a long time, I'd love to see more projects from you both past and present.

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Truly outstanding work, looking forward to seeing this one completed.

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Tyler, No offense taken but a tough question. I build using material that I have on hand and do not really keep track. I will say that when I stock up these days it seems that it costs about $6.00 for a pkg. of six 12" pieces of plain bar stock or rod (small sizes). The special shapes like angles and channels have really gone up, $3.00 to $4.00 a piece it seems.

Jon, Thank you and I'm still chuckling about your post ;):D

Damir, Thank you for commenting

Hi Doc! Glad you're liking this one :lol:

Stasch, Thanks Mike!

Foxer, Appreicate it!

Shucky, It really means alot to me when you say that, Thank you!!!

Hi Kane, Thank you!

Randy

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Randy - thanks again for posting this as you build. I realize it takes away from building time to photograph, post, and reply. There is so much hard work in this build. I have a basic idea of soldering and have done some one-solder pieces but would love to see exactly how it's done for more complicated joints. Maybe an article for MCM mag? I would really like to see beyond the basic - like holding parts for soldering, soldering multiple joints, etc.

This is just too cool.

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hey randy, thanks for showing me your set up. its just what i thought. i have access to all of it and then some. :lol:

im so dyslexic..lols

well, first the brass work and then the painting and detailing..geeez i am in a loss for words.. :rolleyes:

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Hi Erik, Will post some in progress soldering pics when I start on the firewall!

Thanks Luis B)

Using the motor out of the Revell '69 Charger R/T kit...

I added to the carb casting, replaced the coil and starter pieces then started to wire...

Starter solenoid..

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Making up some headers with solder....

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Making up pulleys and modifing the kit altenator and making up a oil filter....

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Randy, this is simply unreal work. I am in total awe of what you're doing here....I'm gonna go throw my stuff in the trash now!

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Now you screwed up Randy...and heres your proof...thats as real of a SBC as any gearhead will tell you....HOLD ON......

well the motor is real...the bellhousing is a model......

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;) ;) ;)B):lol::blink:

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Randy, this is simply unreal work. I am in total awe of what you're doing here....I'm gonna go throw my stuff in the trash now!

Yeah I have to agree with Custom Mike here. Just totally unreal work, looks like a real engine, I too felt like throwing in the towel and tossing out my stuff as well!!!! This is gonna be beautiful?~?~?~??~?~

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Timing marks on the crankshaft pulley...

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.. beautiful engine! :)

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I just got thru it, and dear Sir, I must say... I am amazed by the quality and realism of your work. Fantastic results with not everyday methods. Now it is just about sittin' down, learn, and try to make it half as good as you do. Hats off.

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This is an amazing build. I hope one day to be as half as good as you. I need to go out and stock up on some brass.

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ok randy, i thinks that is the last straw..im done, kaput, finito, i quit! ;):lol:

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I am speechless....really, I am.....there is nothing I can say except that my mouth is open and no audible or recognizable sound is emanating from that cavity. Amazing work, done so nonchalantly, so a-matter-of-factly. :blink:

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Did you craft the front dress pullies and belt yourself as well? That 440 looks better than the one in my REAL 1965 Dodge!

This gives me inspiration, and frustration at the same time. I try to do in plastic what you do in brass, and I become vexed when it fails horribly. But just as you do, I push on until I get it right. Thank you for sharing your build and the tools/skills used to do so.

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You ever have one of those threads that you never click on because the topic maybe doesn't spike your interest. But then you watch it grow.....3 pages.....4 pages......5 pages...and then you think "Maybe I should take a look. Let's see what all of the hub-bub is all about." And then you catch yourself saying "Wow! Where have I been?"!! :angry:

AMAZING work!!! You can bet I'll be here watching now!

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Ok, now you are just showing off....Timing marks? Seriously how do you do it. I need a magnifier just to see the engine parts for detail painting. I am truly in awe! I tried to explain this model to a friend of mine this week and couldn't find words that adequetly describe it. You give me somthing to strive for B)

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some amazing detail work here,i too delayed clicking on this topic as it didnt attract me then once in here it doesnt matter what the car is this scratch building is awesome.

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I am sorry buddy but I have run out of great things to say about this so now I just go through it and enjoy it....Thank You .

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just wow love the engine how can you see to put a timing mark on a 1/24 scale model ? and i thought i went crazy detailing my models

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I thought it was pretty slick getting a tip on making an oil dipstick out of wire. But now it looks as if brass tubing is the way. No way I'd ever even try timing marks.

What amazing details! Unreal. My eyes were going crossed just looking.

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