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  1. Small update. 

    My friend Peter cad designed all the instrument panels for the dash, he also machined the mirrors, headlight surrounds, grill & bumper. He showed me how to make the spotlights on the lathe. 

    I have contacted Jan @ CTM to see if he will do the instrument panels, I hoping. The dash is available to be cast by? 

    The only kit chrome left is the roof lights so if anyone knows where I might acquire some metal/aluminium lights from, please let me know or I may have to learn to cast them myself.

    Yes, this is the AMT kit & I have opened the doors & I now have to rebuild the interior. 

    I may get this finished yet. 






  2. On 10/08/2019 at 4:05 AM, Force said:



    On 11/08/2019 at 1:03 AM, DrKerry said:


    Just had the panels cad designed, next glue them onto some aluminium sheet then onto cutting up a couple of CTM instrument panels for the switches, ignition switch, etc, this is where it gets expensive, hopefully Jan will contact me be I start cutting & hacking & tell me that he's going to go ahead & make the needed panels. 


  3. 4 hours ago, Snake45 said:

    Silly Putty will "melt" out at room temperature. Maybe put it in the fridge for a bit, or even let the casting cure right in the fridge. 

    Thank you for that info, the resin heats up also as it cures so the fridge it is.

    Good thing I live on my own & don't have to explain model bits in the fridge :)

  4. 1 hour ago, NOBLNG said:

    How about making a cast of a large metal file to get the basic louver pattern? This is just silly putty to get an idea of what the impression would look like.




    & we have a winner, awesome, so simple yet so effective, just sand 5 ribs at each end a little to knock the height off then put maybe a piece of brass on each end to cap it off. 

    Thank you NOBLING. 

    OK, next question please, can I pour Zap Z-poxy PT-41 casting resin directly onto silly putty & take a mold off the pattern? 

  5. So many excellent ideas. 

    Thank you all very much. 

    Unfortunately measurements are not available at present. 

    3D printing would certainly be easier if I had the patience & know how. 

    Brass is the way I have thought of, photo etch top on a block would also work but alias, no photo etch making skills. 

    I have a friend who is able to cad design the instrument panels which I was going to glue to aluminium plate & cut & drill, add wood grain decal &  Scale Production "O's" for instrument bezels. Need to get the instruments reduced to scale also. 

    I have sent a email to Jan @ CTM this evening to see if he may now be interested in doing the instrument panels now that someone is doing a dash, we'll what happens, he may be able to do photo etch airvent faces. 

    This is where I'm up to at present. 


    & this is my entire model collection these days so there's not much to savage parts from. 


  6. On 18/07/2019 at 9:25 AM, DrKerry said:
    On 18/07/2019 at 1:56 AM, Force said:
    On 27/07/2019 at 6:42 AM, CRUSADER2 said:




    A teaser 

    Got to get hold of my friend to cad the rest of the panels, they'll be glued to aluminium plate & cut & drilled. Just got a whole bunch of "O's" from scale productions to do the instrument bezels. Then it's a case of cutting up CTM's panels to get the need switches & such for the rest of the panels. 




  7. 12 hours ago, StevenGuthmiller said:

    You could try looking for a grill from another kit that has evenly spaced "slats" about the right size as pictured.

    From there just make a "frame" to place it in and the button in the middle.

    Once you have a master you can cast as many as you need.






    I have one small problem with finding one from another kit, lack of other kits but thank you, excellent idea. 

  8. The Otaki BFG's fit this kit, problem is, if you want to use the kit rims you are going to need some 1/2mm walled sleeves to stop the rim flopping around inside the tire. My machinist friend bet me I couldn't machine the sleeves, I won & it's not a job I'd like to attempt again any time soon. 

    Or there's Chief Joseph @ Fireball Models 

  9. On 16/07/2019 at 5:20 AM, Force said:
    12 hours ago, DrKerry said:



    That is the plan, CharlieBravo & I are both doing a BJ & the Bear rig so both of us are in need also. 

    As you can see from my pics, I had a friend do up the gauge clusters on cad, I just need to get the instrument panel done & now that I know there's nothing major on the front of the dash I can get it finished. 

    Jan from CTM was asked if he could do up a set but he stated he wasn't prepared to do one as there would be a resin dash needed. Hey I'm doing a dash, hmmmmmm. 

    I'll keep you posted. 

  10. So the stripping beings, decided just to gently scrape the paint off, seems to be working OK, a little labour intensive. This time around I'm going to fill all the panel lines. Will double up on the Revellion decal this time as the single one on now has got bleed through & lost it's "whiteness". I'm thinking about learning some new skills & building the frame out of brass. Guess we'll just have to wait & see what happens. Anywho, back to the stripping. 


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