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I thought a hobby was to relieve stress? This much detail cannot be good for your nerves! Looks SUPER!

I thought a hobby was to relieve stress? This much detail cannot be good for your nerves! Looks SUPER!

I thought it was to relieve stress too, but this hobby I found out is really fun to work in and be created and push your skills to see what you can really do with plastic and resin and metal parts. Be looking for more updates this weekend maybe. Also thanks for the kind comment too.

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I started working on the engine detail. My friend wanted me to add the word 'Mack" to each valve cover.

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Here I bmf the covers

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But I didn't like how the words turn out so I went back and redid them alot better this time..

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Here you can see I started to paint the covers with a transparent blue..

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The thing is my camera can not for some strange reason capture the nice chrome blue color that these covers gives off though..

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Okay, I got some work done on this thing yesterday. My wife is still trying to figure out what the heck I'm doing or building right now.. She some what has an idea but not shure yet on it though. Anyways I took and decided to rebuild the base of the sleeper. So what you see in the photos is the new resin base parts that I done to make the new sleeper base. My friend had me design him a meril like that will be place in the back of the sleeper.

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that is awesome! where did you get the lights for it?

Chad

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Hi you all, well I been working on the back of the sleeper, my wife is still trying to figure out what I am doing (LOL). I been searching online for certain kind of stuff. Now I have to watch what I post as my friend Mark doesn't want to leave the cat out of the bag just yet as to what this mirlue contains. But let me just say this, it's a very touchy subject for him. So for now on, he asked me to keep the stuff on the back of the sleeper taped off until the project is finished then he wants me to unvail what it is to everyone. Now on with some photos.. There is going to be more lights going on.

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Here is with the clear piece on as well

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Yes another piece was also made for the back of the sleeper as well.

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All three pieces

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The fun kinda starts here.

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That's it for now, hope you enjoy.

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Okay, had a server storm yesterday here. So I had no net access until afew hours ago. But I got work done last night on the rad. I'm still assembling it.

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Okay, got some more work done on the radiator. I did look at photo ect stuff but didn't like what I seen though. I wanted a more realistic look. So I decided to do my own stuff. LOL

This all was all hand curved at each bend.

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The glue on the radiator frame is only there for the time being to hold the frame together while I can attach the other end of the frame together with solder.

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Now, you all know how long a excto knife is.. well the aluminum piece I'm cutting from is at least 15inches long, when it's all bent and shaped, that little little coil piece you see in the photo is how long it is after all the bends was done to it LOL

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It would have been easier to form the top tank over a buck, by using sheet stock, less solder needed and a cleaner finish, with brass you don't need a lot of solder to join it as long as the joints are tight

and clean, it would also be easier for you if you made a jig so that you could stack the fins in place to solder,(I would have used shim brass) then use the core as a separate part into the radiator frame

Working with brass takes a bit of forward thinking to achieve the same results as you would get with plastic, especially with the way heat flows and how it effects the other solder joints

Here is a tip for soldering, cut your self a very small piece of solder, then lay it on the joint your are soldering, apply the heat and watch it flow, into the joint,

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It would have been easier to form the top tank over a buck, by using sheet stock, less solder needed and a cleaner finish, with brass you don't need a lot of solder to join it as long as the joints are tight

and clean, it would also be easier for you if you made a jig so that you could stack the fins in place to solder,(I would have used shim brass) then use the core as a separate part into the radiator frame

Working with brass takes a bit of forward thinking to achieve the same results as you would get with plastic, especially with the way heat flows and how it effects the other solder joints

Here is a tip for soldering, cut your self a very small piece of solder, then lay it on the joint your are soldering, apply the heat and watch it flow, into the joint,

Yea, this was my first time building with copper and brass. I'm use to mostly plastic stuff. I also like your tip on the solder as well, and i keep that in mind for now on as well too. You can say soldering is a new step for me in the model building world. At times I like to mix plastic with metal. I also was thinking about the heat transfer issue as well for on small parts too.

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Here is another tip : get rid of the solder with the flux core, it makes to much of a mess with the brass, and needs to be pickled after you have finished (dipped in acid) to clean it off, I use a liquid flux,

where a little goes a long way

This is what you can do with just sheet stock, all have been bent and formed

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Here is another tip : get rid of the solder with the flux core, it makes to much of a mess with the brass, and needs to be pickled after you have finished (dipped in acid) to clean it off, I use a liquid flux,

where a little goes a long way

This is what you can do with just sheet stock, all have been bent and formed

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I would like to say first off, thanks again for this tip as well. Each one always help out and I'm always open to tips. 2nd that part in that photo looks very great. Like i said before working with this brass and copper is kinda my first time so I'm kinda new to this.

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Okay, so I been or was working on this last week, waiting for some stuff to come in the mail now for it. So I'm kinda slowed down on it for afew days here. But here is some update photos though for the time being. I also would like to take time out here to say "Thanks" to Tony for the tips he has given me last week, Thank you man. As you all can see I am remaking the radiator out of metal brass and copper. Each fin inside the radiator was hand form, they are 11 or 12 fins I made.

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That's some extraordinary work, Tony. Your brass work is as neat as a pin. I've done a bit and can appreciate the results you got. Fantastic!

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Here is another tip : get rid of the solder with the flux core, it makes to much of a mess with the brass, and needs to be pickled after you have finished (dipped in acid) to clean it off, I use a liquid flux,

where a little goes a long way

This is what you can do with just sheet stock, all have been bent and formed

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Wow Tony, that's nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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