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Discussion in 'The Antiquated' started by milo1303s, Mar 16, 2014.

  1. junkyardjeff
    Joined: Jul 23, 2005
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    Slowly finishing this 40 Ford. 20210929_223521.jpg
     
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  2. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
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    Deuces
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    from Michigan

    I have that kit also.....;)
     
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  3. junkyardjeff
    Joined: Jul 23, 2005
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    It has the chassis from the hotrod convertible and will build a stock convertible one day,I like those kits but alot of parts and now that I am getting older like the simpler AMT versions better.
     
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  4. Kelly Burns
    Joined: May 22, 2009
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    Now that the Woody I posted a couple of weeks ago is done, I got this one the other day and started on it. I’ll keep posting updates on this one, but I’ll have to stop at some point, this one isn’t going to end up truly H.A.M.B. friendly, I think it’s gonna end up being tubbed.


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  5. Moonglow
    Joined: Mar 6, 2006
    Posts: 468

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    Made some headway since last Sunday...

    The spoke count on my Jag wire wheels is not divisible by 5, but it is divisible by 6, so plans have changed a bit. These will now be more like early Chevy wires with a six lug pattern, rather than Model A five lug wires. Also the rim width has been significantly reduced to about 4 (scale) inches.

    With some careful removal of spokes on the forward portion of the rim, and some other mods, I'm calling the first two wheels done, except fill and paint. Finned brake drums are from seltzer water screw-on caps.

    The front axle has a bicycle spoke core, with styrene wrap. A slight bend where the wire exits the styrene wrap creates about 2-3 degrees of positive camber.

    After the last two wheels are completed, it'll be time to resin cast the tires, and begin the suspension.

    Happy Sunday Modeling!
    David

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  6. mchook
    Joined: Oct 6, 2018
    Posts: 96

    mchook

    A little more on the International. sunpooo62.JPG sunpooo65.JPG sunpooo66.JPG u.JPG vv.JPG
     
  7. 41 coupe
    Joined: Nov 29, 2009
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    41 coupe
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    from bristol pa

    Here are some I just finished. 20211001_064957.jpg 20211001_064952.jpg 20211004_101202.jpg 20211004_101227.jpg 20211004_101213.jpg 20211004_101254.jpg 20210925_075151.jpg 20210925_075445.jpg 20210925_075549.jpg 20210920_094221.jpg 20211006_090357.jpg 20211006_090427.jpg 20211006_090410.jpg 20211006_090437.jpg 20211006_090446.jpg 20211006_090642.jpg
     
  8. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
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    from Michigan

    Cool! I love that '71 Duster 340 and the '69 Gitix drop top.....:)
     
  9. Moonglow
    Joined: Mar 6, 2006
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    Wow, they're all great, but I especially dig the gullwing!
     
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  10. Kelly Burns
    Joined: May 22, 2009
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    Got the second kit in the mail Friday. Time to start making things work together!

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  11. Kelly Burns
    Joined: May 22, 2009
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    Here is a Woody that I finished not long ago. It was my first attempt at doing the wood.

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  12. quick85
    Joined: Feb 23, 2014
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    I posted this just completed '63 two weeks ago, then I ran across this pic I took.
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    Today I ran across this pic from 1994 that I wish I could have turned that model into. Oh, well.
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  13. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
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    from Michigan

    The kits are on ebay.. you can always try again!.. ;)
     
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  14. Moonglow
    Joined: Mar 6, 2006
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    Some progress to report on the Dodgy 1925 Underslung project. Now code named project "BlackStar".

    Upon completion of the remaining wheels, I set about making a new tire sidewall master for resin casting. That went well enough, but when I opened my two part silicone mold making goo, no dice. They were dried up/crapped out. More mold making silicone is on the way, but in the interim, I made up some tire mock-ups, so work could begin on the suspension.

    Got a good start on the rear suspension and drive shaft. Obviously, a drive shaft tunnel will be needed through the tub.

    The BlackStar sidewall master, is begat from an extra resin casting from my 1/8th scale Jag, and cut down in diameter from about 3-3/8" dia. to about 3" dia. I also had to add back some detail to the sidewall master, where it'll meet the tread. My completed BlackStar tires will be about 36 (scale) inches in height and about 4 (scale) inches in width.

    I used PVC pipe for the Jag's tire tread, filling in between the side wall castings. I made them quite a bit wider than stock to fit the cast Dunlop rims. I'll do something similar for project BlackStar's tire tread, but much narrower.

    Happy Sunday Modeling,
    David ___DodgyProgressA_10-10-2021.JPG ___DodgyProgressB_10-10-2021.JPG ___DodgyProgressC_10-10-2021.JPG ___DodgyProgressD_10-10-2021.JPG
     
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  15. quick85
    Joined: Feb 23, 2014
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    True, but I'm not a decal maker.
     
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  16. quick85
    Joined: Feb 23, 2014
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    Moonglow, beauteous work all around and I'm digging the Jag wheel/tire.
    I was following a '69 yesterday thinking that car needed more tire. After
    seeing most XKEs with wires I think that steel disc with knock off and
    depth would look
    awfully good.
     
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  17. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
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    Deuces
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    from Michigan

    Some really nice ones from Model Cars Magazine...... 79D2CA62-BF3A-446E-B493-B50CBD9B7613.png.a4e56893adf75429d55b558d911a1288.png D8BAE416-484F-4E92-B4E7-73FC033C0351.png.a8f7b6673dcbc92e4db4efd3b689a703.png CE25BA95-08A7-4D41-A108-C3B3A4515DDB.png.336993ad000346ad36dddc1bbd137ea8.png EA215458-9DD9-47EA-88A9-ACE535B3B9A1.png.50a556b5cfd4acc0ed5a3252e2028352.png EDFBD419-E1AE-46D5-9C6D-21872DCEB252.png.98b4cd34fb84ebbc858c9e822dbbb4e5.png AB4E8390-BF32-4F55-9DD9-DF77FD5F28A9.png.e025b51c888ae3228db91ba23dcebfa1.png 4CE6F3C5-51D7-40A2-A828-4060459F4C51.png.40f748f52418e9be1b34f66efd25f8b6.png 13C9D72D-FFEC-4EEE-AC38-06297F9444AD.png.fb3cd90e90999b4c6289b5dc33f59a11.png 1A1CE9B8-04F2-4076-B557-E706F7D4D37B.png.5f2fb4d6f3ac456d1e29ae9c22bb84fa.png 37C6B81A-376D-461D-B5E6-E8682C4B30B2.png.450a7b31040ce3c6fa2e2f9111311fed.png E02BDC36-7214-4293-B2D9-C3D628AFE790.png.0ebd14a66f2f6f73c622cfb0c5b27306.png 5213A989-7134-4345-9406-E322D0C16A0B.png.2d1220ef065a5483d512b6a461fe9920.png
     
  18. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
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    Deuces
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    from Michigan

  19. Moonglow
    Joined: Mar 6, 2006
    Posts: 468

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    Quick85,

    Thanks for the compliment. I'm really having fun with this build.

    Regarding the Dunlop wheels on E-Types...

    I'm also (slowly) building an E-Type Lightweight race car from a 1/8th scale coupe kit. Aside from converting the coupe to a roadster, then building a new removable hardtop, the rear wheel wells will need to be widened to accommodate the wider Dunlop wheels. In researching these cars for my build, I discovered that Dunlop racing wheels were sort of a European version of our Halibrands, i.e. cast magnesium.

    Though a bit OT, here's a photo of an E-type Lightweight.

    I'm guessing fitment issues prevents jag owners from replacing their wires with wider Dunlops...

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  20. quick85
    Joined: Feb 23, 2014
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    You (can) learn something new every day. I didn't realize those were called
    (or manufactured by) Dunlop. It's such a familiar wheel I assumed it came
    from Jaguar. And if they're cast aluminum, well, that's another eye opener.


    I have to say that I dig seeing what else beside the Dodge you have going.
    I'm going to stick my neck out and say I believe many of us are interested
    in seeing much more than so called H.A.M.B. appropriate model cars. This
    thread
    should be about ideas and workmanship and not just limited to a
    certain time period.

    (This is not meant as a poke in the eye to the H.A.M.B moderators.)
     
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  21. Moonglow
    Joined: Mar 6, 2006
    Posts: 468

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    Deuces,
    Those are amazing models with very convincingly realistic backgrounds! Just when I'm beginning to think I know what I'm doing in the modeling world, I come across something like what you showed us. Awesome work.

    quick85,
    I'm with 100% you on custom water-slide decals. I've tried to print my own custom decals, and even bought some "custom" ones on eBay, with the same result each time. For me, they've always turned into a pile of runny, yucky mush. If someone here knows how to print off your own custom decals successfully, I for one would be very grateful.

    As far as posting some of my less HAMB friendly vintage race car models here, I just don't have much to show right now. "Other projects" have been my go-to excuse for not finishing what I've started. I've barely begun the 1/8th E-Type Lightweight (kit bashed) race car, I have a 1/12th vintage Fiat 500 Abarth race car (from a kit) that's about 60% done, a 1/12th 60's Honda F-1 race car, (from a kit) that's about 60% done, of course my scratch built 1/12th 59' AH Bugeye Sprite race car, that's about 70% done.

    And that's not even to mention the 1/12th Ford GT-40 kit, or the 1/12th 1970 Porsche 917 (resin) kit that I haven't even started. It will be a while before I get to either one of those.

    I'm also an avid builder of 1/12 scale model trains (on gauge 1 track). Someone in HAMB land would blow a gasket if I posted any of that stuff for sure...

    If/when I make some respectable progress on any of my vintage race cars models, I'll chance it & post them here. If I get busted by the HAMB police, well that will be that.
     
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  22. Moonglow
    Joined: Mar 6, 2006
    Posts: 468

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    Well as the old saying goes...

    "Some days the bear gets you, and some days you get the bear."

    Yesterday the bear got me. It was day of set-backs at work and at home, complete with the crowning jewel of car trouble and calling a tow truck on my lunch hour. Bummer.

    But no one lost an eye.

    Today was much better. Yesterday's steps backwards were reversed and at least two steps forward were made today.

    The crowning jewel of today's events was I got to break my own rules about my project BlackStar. Although this build is meant to be simple, using old school techniques and mostly spare parts, and other junk box cast offs, I have decided to bend, if not outright break my rules. I decided that since this is to be a closed hood hot rod, wouldn't it be cool if the sound of a burbling flathead Ford V8 at idle, could be heard emanating from inside the engine bay. So I did it. I bought me one a them new fangled USB sound cards with a speaker. I bought this thing a couple weeks ago on-line (there I go again breaking the rules again), but have had zero success getting it to work.

    Five minutes on the phone today with tech support at Electronics123.com (where I bought my gizmo) and presto! I have 25 seconds of the sound I ripped from this YouTube video loaded, and playing away like a champ, at the touch of a button.



    Now mind you, the sound quality won't win me any Hollywood special effects awards, but for the size, it's pretty damn good. If a good set of headphones is a 10, my sound quality of my flathead sound is about a 6. All I hoped for.

    And if that wasn't a good end for the day, our pre-dawn tornado warning and subsequent touch down just a couple miles away, was capped off by a spectacular full rainbow at sunset.

    My sound card, speaker and batteries will fit very nicely under the hood. I'll have to come up with a clever way to press the activation button...

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    Today was the 13th, which seems to have always been a lucky number for me. Better be extra careful tomorrow. That pendulum just may swing back again.

    Happy Sunday Modeling! (on Thursday... so sue me.)
    David

    PS: My new silicone 2 part mold making goo arrived today too. The hits just keep on coming...
     
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  23. The Railfans of the HAMB social forum under the Uncategorized grouping might be a good place to post those projects. No activity there for several months, but you would probably stir up interest over there.

    There are so many talented folks posting amazing projects everywhere on the HAMB! Thanks to everyone sharing 1:1 scale “models” and on down in scale size!
     
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  24. BuckeyeBuicks
    Joined: Jan 4, 2010
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    from ohio

    In 1969 my friend had a real Marina blue 66 SS Nova exactly like your model, except he ran 5 spoke mags on it. It had a warmed up 327, a 4 speed and pretty stiff gears, man I loved that car! He had to sell it when he got some girl knocked up and was getting married. I was going to try to get the money together to buy it when Mr. Nixon decided I should be a soldier, remember the draft lottery?
     
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  25. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
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    Deuces
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    from Michigan

    Yes I do.... I signed up for selective services when I turned 18 in '78....
     
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  26. Dennis D
    Joined: May 2, 2009
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    I was 17 when I graduated. No one wanted to hire you at 17 and when you turned 18 they didn't want to hire you because you were draft eligible. So I enlisted in the Air Force thinking that would keep me out of Vietnam. That didn't work out well at all.........:D
     
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  27. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
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    Deuces
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    from Michigan

    Thank you for your service Sir!!.....:cool:;)
     
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  28. mchook
    Joined: Oct 6, 2018
    Posts: 96

    mchook

    Little by little, it's getting there. SUNP0001 (2).JPG SUNP0005 (1).JPG SUNP0007.JPG SUNP0010.JPG SUNP0012.JPG SUNP0013.JPG
     
  29. Moonglow
    Joined: Mar 6, 2006
    Posts: 468

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    Dig the color combo on the body @mchook !

    This is turning out beautifully...
     
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  30. BuckeyeBuicks
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    from ohio

    It must have, you are still with us!!
     
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