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17 hours ago, Spottedlaurel said:

Weather wasn't great on Sunday for anything else and it was too cold to spend the day in the shed, so I moved the modelbuilding basics inside.

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Model progress by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

The lighting was terrible so I was limited in what detail work I could do, but I thought I'd try and make a bit of progress on all of my current six projects. In the end I didn't even open the box on the Courier, but I managed to do something meaningful on the other five. I like to get to the point where I have something to ponder on them in idle moments during the week, planning out the next stages, and I certainly achieved that.

I noticed the Tamiya Castrol Skyline Gr. N kit on your workspace. Those are very rare indeed, as are all of the Tamiya BN R32 race variants. How did you snag that one?

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4 hours ago, Bill Eh? said:

I noticed the Tamiya Castrol Skyline Gr. N kit on your workspace. Those are very rare indeed, as are all of the Tamiya BN R32 race variants. How did you snag that one?

Had it in the stash for a while, along with a few other Skyline kits that came from someone thinning out his collection maybe 10 or more years ago. Even rare now I've started it, and it won't be built as the Castrol racer......

Decals and a few other specific parts may be available once I've finished.

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26 minutes ago, Spottedlaurel said:

Had it in the stash for a while, along with a few other Skyline kits that came from someone thinning out his collection maybe 10 or more years ago. Even rare now I've started it, and it won't be built as the Castrol racer......

Decals and a few other specific parts may be available once I've finished.

Looking forward to seeing where this goes, when this kit gets in your queue.

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On 2/10/2021 at 1:37 AM, Cool Hand said:

Somewhat successful Tamiya TS-14 black paint job. Will see how it looks tomorrow, once it has settled.

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Painted it the other day, today got to mock it up. Started ten years ago and now that its painted and im happy, could be a possibility that il complete the build finally.

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Still playing with this one!  Working daily on the shape and such between adding putty and sanding it off!  I just cut out the interior center piece, I’d rather see the interior, will be cutting down glass to just windshields too.

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2 hours ago, NOBLNG said:

Beautiful detail work on that engine!

Thank you Greg,
I’m still working on completing this amongst other projects, resin parts really add to the level of detail on this engine for sure.

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I finished mocking up these differentials that I am going to cast. My plan is to make a two piece mold that I can drop a piece of aluminum tube into (plugged with modelling clay) and cast the diff around it. The aluminum tube will be trimmed back to a minimum width after casting. I can then slide a piece of .156 styrene tube inside the aluminum tube to make any width axle housing I need. I can also slide a piece of wire coat hanger inside the the styrene tube for a solid axle shaft. For a front end the knuckles will mount on the outer ends of the .156 tube. Just trying to minimize my efforts on future projects.🤔

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Playing in the junk box again..

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What a mess! Some kid let loose with a full tube of glue! 

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The back seat was near welded in there. I do have two much cleaner bodies, but took this as a challenge.

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I had a chassis but no suspension. The four leaf springs are from 50 Ford pick up kit. I made a rear from a broken one, used the center pumpkin and made the axles from Evergreen tube. Front is a straight axle.. 2 WD truck.

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Primed and near ready for some paint. I dealt with the glue in the bed by sanding as flat as possible and adding diamond plate. I had a piece in my scrap box just the right size. 

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I cast the first set of rearends today. Two of them didn’t have enough resin and wound up with a small recess that  was easily plugged with CA and talc. The Dana 44 and Ford 9 inch are modified Mobius F-100 center sections. The GM 14 bolt I built from scratch. The knuckles turned out nice too. I had some space left when I made the mold, so I threw in a couple of steering wheels.🙂

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On 2/15/2021 at 5:36 PM, Tom Geiger said:

Playing in the junk box again..

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What a mess! Some kid let loose with a full tube of glue! 

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The back seat was near welded in there. I do have two much cleaner bodies, but took this as a challenge.

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I had a chassis but no suspension. The four leaf springs are from 50 Ford pick up kit. I made a rear from a broken one, used the center pumpkin and made the axles from Evergreen tube. Front is a straight axle.. 2 WD truck.

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Primed and near ready for some paint. I dealt with the glue in the bed by sanding as flat as possible and adding diamond plate. I had a piece in my scrap box just the right size. 

Tom, make it a right hand drive mail jeep since it is 2wd.

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40 minutes ago, Sam I Am said:

Tom, make it a right hand drive mail jeep since it is 2wd.

Sam, I do have a resin mail Jeep that l will build sooner or later!

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And this one was painted this afternoon! I also have a V8 set up for it

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3 hours ago, NOBLNG said:

I cast the first set of rearends today. Two of them didn’t have enough resin and wound up with a small recess that  was easily plugged with CA and talc. The Dana 44 and Ford 9 inch are modified Mobius F-100 center sections. The GM 14 bolt I built from scratch. The knuckles turned out nice too. I had some space left when I made the mold, so I threw in a couple of steering wheels.🙂

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Nice job.

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On 2/14/2021 at 3:05 PM, NOBLNG said:

I finished mocking up these differentials that I am going to cast. My plan is to make a two piece mold that I can drop a piece of aluminum tube into (plugged with modelling clay) and cast the diff around it. The aluminum tube will be trimmed back to a minimum width after casting. I can then slide a piece of .156 styrene tube inside the aluminum tube to make any width axle housing I need. I can also slide a piece of wire coat hanger inside the the styrene tube for a solid axle shaft. For a front end the knuckles will mount on the outer ends of the .156 tube. Just trying to minimize my efforts on future projects.🤔

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That's a great idea.

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I finished up Projekt JunkNova, or at least "Phase I" of it (complete enough to set on the shelf and look done). Hope to get pics up in the next couple days. 

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I'm making the most of working from home and finding a bit of time at the start of the day to get a bit more done on some current WIPs:

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Yesterday I finished the BMF on the Skyline and made a start on the painted bumpers and trim, today I continued with that and sorted the smaller components that are needed to finish it off. I also gave the wooden deck for the Cadillac hearse a final coat of varnish and finished painting the '67 Impala's headlining. Just noticed the black paint smudged on the door, oops......

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19 hours ago, Scott Colmer said:

I generated a prototype door latching system for a truck I've been working on for several years. The doors should snap shut and stay that way until the a pull on the handle release latch pin.

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Wow, what scale is that?

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That hood latch is amazing!  I like the Jeep too, @Tom Geiger!

I’ve been learning some new stuff with my lathe - just taking every chance to experiment and try and learn some new stuff (although I’m still on the basics here, really).

This week’s new thing - making wheels!  I wanted to swap out the plastic rims on the MPC trike I’m building for some metal ones...I’m pretty pleased with them, for a first effort!

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Need to clean them up a little and then give them a polish next

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10 hours ago, CabDriver said:

I’ve been learning some new stuff with my lathe - just taking every chance to experiment and try and learn some new stuff (although I’m still on the basics here, really).

This week’s new thing - making wheels!  I wanted to swap out the plastic rims on the MPC trike I’m building for some metal ones...I’m pretty pleased with them, for a first effort!
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Need to clean them up a little and then give them a polish next

Great work! You are doing well with the lathe. A friend of mine only got good at making metal shavings!

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