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    1. Kit: , by (VIP/Sponsor) sydeem is offline
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      Rather than hog Daytonatimís thread I will start my own. One thing about this model is TDR Another TDR Offy build provides an abundance of detail parts as shown in image 1. I plan to deviate from the provided parts as I experiment with details. For instance I will replace the provided detail at the bottom of the block on one side with washers and screws plus a styrene Another TDR Offy build cover plate as mocked up in image 2. I think 0.8 cap screws might work for attaching the upper side plates and 1.1 cap screws for the bottom plates as mocked in image 3. I just doubt my ability to make up proper studs and nuts as on the real engine. Anyway this is a start.


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  1. sydeem's Avatar VIP/Sponsor
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    Think I found another use for Mr. Surfacer. I have a heck of a time trying to find a putty Another TDR Offy build easy to work into tight areas. In frustration I dropped globs of Mr. Surfacer (1000 was all I had) to cover split sides of the tranny ring screw holes. (My fault as I was trying to drill these by hand instead of using the dremel Another TDR Offy build and apparently the hand wobble in drilling weakened the sides so when I screwed the bolts in the sides split on some holes.) Anyway it worked as a putty Another TDR Offy build (took a few coats).

    Love Ė hate beginning for this model meant I did not work some part finishes as much as I should have. This image also shows how an oversize gap with joints can spoil the look. (Note the rear breather gap due to not properly sanding Another TDR Offy build the mating surfaces.) I have to figure out a way to smooth grooves also.


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    Smoothing the wiring receptacles for the plug wire was an interesting project. Just getting the receptacles separated was fun but Daytonatim explained how earlier when he used his tiniest dremel Another TDR Offy build ball grinder. A toothpick made a good holder for sanding Another TDR Offy build . I didnít smooth the magneto case as much as I should have but leaving dust on the black parts is a photo no-no as has been pointed out by the perfectionists.


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    The photos look really good Syd. I don't really see any no nos.
    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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    Sanding Another TDR Offy build tools - I bought a couple of nail files with foam core, cut them into various shapes and slivers to get into the tight places for smoothing. Now that I know how well this works I can cut up some of my various level sanding Another TDR Offy build sticks also.


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    I found that micro-files work really good too. I have a few that come to a point on the end for getting into tight places. I have also found that moving them side to side cuts just as good as moving them back and forth does.

    One thing I don't recommend using is the scotch-bright pads that are round and made for a dremel Another TDR Offy build tool.......... Man........that thing takes off some material quick!!!!!
    Beware the lollipop of mediocrity, lick it once and you will suck forever.....!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daytonatim View Post
    I found that micro-files work really good too. I have a few that come to a point on the end for getting into tight places. I have also found that moving them side to side cuts just as good as moving them back and forth does.

    One thing I don't recommend using is the scotch-bright pads that are round and made for a dremel tool.......... Man........that thing takes off some material quick!!!!!
    Miniature rifflers make a good companion to the mini files. They can get into some tight places.

    Here's a place with really reasonable prices:
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    Wonder what a "riffler" is?
    Went to the site and saw that it was filled with handy tools for this type work but could not find a "riffler".
    I did see why you retired dentists have it all over us desk jockeys when it comes to modeling. The amount of dental carving tools available on that site is staggering.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Daytonatim View Post
    I found that micro-files work really good too. I have a few that come to a point on the end for getting into tight places. I have also found that moving them side to side cuts just as good as moving them back and forth does.

    One thing I don't recommend using is the scotch-bright pads that are round and made for a dremel Another TDR Offy build tool.......... Man........that thing takes off some material quick!!!!!

    I found that out kind of quick before I destroyed my engine. I'm sticking with the soft wire wheels.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by sydeem View Post
    I did see why you retired dentists have it all over us desk jockeys when it comes to modeling. The amount of dental carving tools available on that site is staggering.

    I took a good look at all of the dental instruments and I can safely say you really don't need a whole bunch of them. Believe it or not, I didn't use a lot of them when I was in practice and they're not all dental picks Another TDR Offy build . Some of the spatulas and wax instruments are fairly valuable but there are a number of substitues you can get. One of the best ways to get some of the instruments is to check with your own dentist and see if he has any broken instruments. He's only going to throw them away or use them for his own models if that's what he does. I have a bunch of instruments where one end has broken off but the other end is perfectly fine. They'll work just as well. If anyone really wants some pictures and a list of some of the dental instruments that I use and are very valuable, let me know and I'll post some.
    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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    Hey HFC,

    I used one dental tool called a Discoid-Cleoid 3-6 I think, and it was about $12. Does that ring a bell? I can't trust my memory too well on that kind of stuff any more. Good for modeling wax or hydrostone. I used and abused a number of them in my time. Didn't use the picks Another TDR Offy build much. Weren't there some with a little curved scraper ends on them? I always wondered what other tools might be usefull for modeling. Thanks -Gary
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    Hey Gary. The discoid cleoid is the instrument I use the most. Sometimes I use wax as a filler and that instrument cleans up a joint in no time. I actually have 2 sizes, one large and one small. The little curved scrapers are called curettes and for me, they have limited use. I'll take a few pictures of my favorite instruments and describe their uses.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by sydeem View Post
    Wonder what a "riffler" is?
    Went to the site and saw that it was filled with handy tools for this type work but could not find a "riffler".
    I did see why you retired dentists have it all over us desk jockeys when it comes to modeling. The amount of dental carving tools available on that site is staggering.
    Type "riffler" into the search box on the home page and they'll come up.
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    Thanks Bob - bought a complete set of needle files and rifflers for an astounding low price at that site.

    I was not going to post any more on this thread until I finished building a second Offy now that I have had a learning experience dealing with this material (I have ordered a second model because of all its potential.)

    I just have to make a last comment while waiting for the new model. The dimensions of everything being perfect has been stated before but here is an example. I wasn't sure how to attack mounting the water pipe to the head while using faux bolts. I drilled the water pipe before sanding Another TDR Offy build to try to fit the exact hole placement before losing the indentations provided. Then I drilled the hole representations left in the head using a drill size approximating the bolt shaft. Of course I could have drilled the "head" hole oversize but I wanted to see how well the dimensions held.

    I dry fitted the water pipe to the head after painting the pipe and darned if the holes didn't line up. This gives me further encouragement to build a final model with the surface detail I think this model technique can provide.


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    Way to go Syd. Looks like you are getting more comfortable working with this new stuff. There's just no substitute for hands on experience.
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    Somewhere on one of the threads regarding this new RP Another TDR Offy build material someone mentioned painting with thin CA glue Another TDR Offy build to harden the surface. Can they provide more detail?

    Was the application of thin CA just to harden the surface or can it soak into the body of the material to give it more strength?

    Is the powder binder soft enough that the surface could use a coating of CA or paint or what have before working?


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