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      Bugatt Type 35 , 1/4th Scale
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  1. Jo NZ's Avatar Yearly Subscriber
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    I achieve the frosted look by tumbling the part with ceramic chips - meant for matt finish jewellery, but works just as well with any metal.
    I've used it on the aluminium turned generator body...

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    Hi Jo, Hi Buck!

    The aesthetic issue is interesting, yes? My background is "Scenic" painting, pattern making, model making, of course, and sculpting.

    In sculpting there is the additive process, like clay, and the subtractive, like wood and stone. -I've always preferred the subtractive. But I have never worked in Stainless before. It's interesting. I may have a reason to learn TIG now!

    Depiction of metal surfaces is sort of tricky? Jo, your generator body is what I think is correct. Like I mentioned to Noel, a few months ago, in a large scale like this, it's all visible! warts and all, -nothing is hidden and less is forgiven!


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    When I have the axle finished, I'll take it up to a high polish, -it's part of my method, of checking high-lights, -I'll photograph it, and then in two or three steps, I'll reduce the sheen? I could selectively re-polish areas? There is some benefit to working in metal over a painted part. -And in working with Stainless rather than Aluminum, it's harder! Many times now, I have bumped or dropped this part, which would have been seen in the Aluminum.


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    When the filing gets old, contemplate the challenge of micro-forging the axle a la the original. You've pointed out what are two of the biggest advantages of real metal - ruggedness and that nothing else really looks like metal. That axle and maybe some front end bits deserve a display of their own while the rest of the car progresses.
    Scorpio - Builds models the way the prototype should have been built.
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    I have very, very, very briefly thought about that, forging.

    I have twice now seared myself, once from picking up a too freshly ground billet of steel, and a second time my arm brushed across it and, OUCH!

    I don't know what temperature flesh burns at? -it was a surprise!

    My new pondering is the chassis. We have all made models and have had someone push on the tires, or seat cushions, or springs, asking, "Does this work?"
    and my fear is that with the appearance of "greater strength" should I anticipate these occurrences, and make the chassis of Steel? I am afraid that with Brass hardpoints, on a Brass chassis, they might be prone to flex, bend, break , should some numb-nut decide to test my models durability?

    Temporary display? Yes, of course. I love working in wood, and I enjoy making displays and or presentation cabinets.

    Remember though, I have yet to actually make ONE part!


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    Small note. I was curious as to the weight of my axle?

    When I first started I had weighed the 1" x 1" x 12" bar at a pound, 454 grams. It is now 268 grams. -and getting a little lighter each day!


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    The axle was always in there. You just need to remove the excess metal that isn't supposed to be there.
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    Thank you Michelangelo


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    Fine adjustments of edges, and slowly moving surfaces to where they should be.

    Getting there.

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    I'm still filing and sanding Bugatt Type 35 , 1/4th Scale away on this thing.

    And I thought I'd introduce a very useful tool to anybody doing this kind of work.

    An Engraver's Ball Vise. (I have lots of vises!!)

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    They can be swung around and they have some heft to them. They're intended to hold items while using a graver, either with or without a hammer. -and I have found mine to be very useful!

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    Bugatt Type 35 , 1/4th Scale
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    As you can see I have modified mine with a set of steel plates, into which I have drilled and tapped a grid of holes, making a pair of fixture plates, and on top of those I have added some wood for "Soft Jaws"

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    The ball vise can be spun around, the part in this case can be rotated to give access to both sides, and of course reversed to any position that may allow for comfortable and accurate work.

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    Bugatt Type 35 , 1/4th Scale
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    Very interesting tool!
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    Constantly searching for useful images, and found a few today!

    This image of an actual axle suggests that I am not too far off the mark. (marque?)

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