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  1. hot ford coupe's Avatar VIP/Sponsor
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    I decided to get model Sunday started early today. Before I put up my entry, I just wanted to say a few little words of friendly encouragement. I had been hoping that Model Sunday would have a few more participants. I hope no one is staying away from it because they're afraid to post their works in progress for fear that they would be judged inferior by some mythical set of standards. On Scale Motorcars, we don't have a set standard for modellers meaning there is no level of quality that anyone has to meet to be able to post their work. This is the most user friendly site you'll ever see. We'd love to see what everyone is doing even if it's not a large scale car. So please feel free to post whatever modelling you've been doing this week. Thanks for letting me spout.

    Now with that said, this is my contribution for the week. It may not look like much has been done but I build about 4-5 days a week for maybe 2-3 hours and I work slow. The detail I've added goes as follows:

    1. I scratch built Model Sunday 12 Sept. 2010 the auto pilot box and glued it to the front of the throttle quadrant. I again used different gauges of old steel guitar strings for the dials and for the toggles. I like to use the strings because they have a good deal of spring to them and are not dead soft like electrical wire can be. It doesn't bend out of shape when you try to push small pieces into the holes you've made in the plastic. Also, they don't get crushed out of shape like copper and brass when you secure it into a hemostat.

    2. I reworked the instrument panel to look a bit more realistic. Monogram gives you a panel where the dials are raised instead of set in like the real thing. I took an small inverted cone bur (you can get this where they sell Dremel Model Sunday 12 Sept. 2010 accessories) and deepened the area inside the dials. if you've been careful, you have a little raised bezel around your dial like the real deal. I then used white paint to make the little dial faces. Finally, I put a drop of gloss clear into the depression to look like glass. The clear seems to do a better job that white glue or Crystal Clear. It goes on very thin so you can build up a lens as you need.

    3. Lastly, I cemented the panel into the rear of the bomb/nav compartment and cemented that into the main assembly. That's all I could get done this week. I guess I'll be adding little details until there's no more room for them. Maybe then I'll get to go onto another assembly.
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    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
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    Been a while since i last posted as i have been waiting for a body.
    I can now start on my new project, squeezing a V12 into the Kombie
    Here a re a few pics
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    I wish I could say I'm making progress, but I'm not! I did add a filler to the vertical fin, assembled the waist guns, and sprayed some primer Model Sunday 12 Sept. 2010 on the fuselage halfs.











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    Way to go OZAJ. VW never considered putting one of those into a van.
    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
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    Great job guys!

    I did some little parts for Jeep...

    Dashboard done.


    Electric Voltmeter.
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    Great work on that panel, Brizio. I'm trying to do that with my B17 parts but the dial faces are so small, I'm lucky to get a little paint into the faces.
    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
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    Fantastic!!!
    Be nice or else ~1~**
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    Hi, I spent the day chasing a 1:1 Model Sunday 12 Sept. 2010 scale machine from the Snake River to Telocaset Oregon.
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    Last edited by Nortley; 09-12-10 at 11:08 PM.
    Scorpio - Builds models the way the prototype should have been built.
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    Did you catch it Nortley? Inquiring minds want to know.
    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
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    Only on the chip, but there is a lot of single track here, so trains have to take turns and there was plenty of opportunity for leapfrogging with it. One real difference from the original is the sound. With continuous welded rail there is hardly any clickety clack so the steam sounds really come out.
    Scorpio - Builds models the way the prototype should have been built.
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