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The crankshaft tweaking tool has been delivered to the shop. It is used, slightly worn but serviceable. the boys are happy with it. So am I.

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You certainly are productive as well as highly skilled.  I'm inspired, but you set the bar kinda high.

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The shop has just completed a Ford 406. It was the 390 in the Lindberg 34 Ford pickup kit.

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Antithesis at FTB, a Citroën 2CV alongside a Chevrolet Ilmor Indy engine.

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1 hour ago, disabled modeler said:

Nice work Pat...!    Every time i see your work it makes me want to build the 60s gas station one of my dreams...LOL..

Always a good time to start.

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22 hours ago, landman said:

Always a good time to start.

True Pat....I have to find some stuff first if I can..?   One is ether one or two of the MRC gas station kits...that is what i used the first time around for them as a starting base kit.

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FTB has just completed a couple more projects; a mundane Mack ENDT673 and your everyday twin trurboed, dry sumped, fuel injected and transaxled Packard Super 8.

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The Boss wanted to display his Cannonball car close to his office. That meant moving the engine display stand beside the entrance door.

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39 minutes ago, Speedfreak said:

What a great thread Pat!

Thank you.Glad you enjoyed it.

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Excellent Rolls-Royce engine to compliment all your other superb engine builds Pat.

David

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On 5/31/2018 at 1:27 PM, landman said:

The Boss wanted to display his Cannonball car close to his office. That meant moving the engine display stand beside the entrance door.

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I dig it. Very cool 

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I thought it would be nice to take photos outside of the FTB shops as well as inside. So I went to my friend at Ziebart/Uniglass and asked if I could "borrow" his building.

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Then my cousin photoshopped the Ziebart/uniglass stuff off of it and photoshopped the FTB (flatheads to Boxers) stuff in.

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I then had a sign maker print it to scale. We agreed to make it semigloss as he would have had to open a new roll of material to do it in matte. So it ended up too glossy.

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The first photos are with  the image's pavement which I then cut off and took one with my "pavement". I think it will be useable. I may spray it with clear matte.

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Looks great.  I've seen some places that seal the concrete and it comes out looking just like in your pics.  Easy to keep clean.

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Interesting idea to show the outside of your diorama building Pat, and a clever way to do it too. I particularly like the last in the series of photos, which has the shadow cast by the recovery vehicle. Most of my diorama photos are outside the building so I have to go inside to get the alternative interior shots.

David

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Gave the image and the concrete apron a good fogging of Tamiya Matt to combat the glare.

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1 hour ago, Gramps46 said:

Clever idea and looking good with the matt finish.

 

It worked . No glare now.

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Excellent solution Pat..... so what do you have in mind for the next phase of this diorama build?

David

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