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Model T "In the Rough"
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    1. Kit: , by (VIP/Sponsor) JohnReid is offline
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  1. JohnReid's Avatar VIP/Sponsor
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    I want to do a model T as a wreck in a backyard around 1919.Normally nine years would not enough time to reduce it to wreck status but this car was also a victim of fire ,so things got real rusty quickly.It has been robbed of its engine and rad for an airplane that I am building.The remains will be in the weeds.


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    My 1:16th dioramas are now on permanent display at the Canada Aviaion and Space Museum,in Ottawa,Canada.The apprailals for the museum were done by Shep Paine who valued them at between $15,000 and $25,000 (US) each.
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    Model T "In the Rough"
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    My 1:16th dioramas are now on permanent display at the Canada Aviaion and Space Museum,in Ottawa,Canada.The apprailals for the museum were done by Shep Paine who valued them at between $15,000 and $25,000 (US) each.
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    Model T "In the Rough"
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    My 1:16th dioramas are now on permanent display at the Canada Aviaion and Space Museum,in Ottawa,Canada.The apprailals for the museum were done by Shep Paine who valued them at between $15,000 and $25,000 (US) each.
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    The first step was to thin out the plastic from the underside.I used a burr on my rotary tool for this and carved it paper thin ,then I broke through the areas that I want to show as perforated with an #11 xacto blade.


    Model T "In the Rough"
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    My 1:16th dioramas are now on permanent display at the Canada Aviaion and Space Museum,in Ottawa,Canada.The apprailals for the museum were done by Shep Paine who valued them at between $15,000 and $25,000 (US) each.
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    Model T "In the Rough"
    For Large Pictures see:

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    My 1:16th dioramas are now on permanent display at the Canada Aviaion and Space Museum,in Ottawa,Canada.The apprailals for the museum were done by Shep Paine who valued them at between $15,000 and $25,000 (US) each.
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    I perforated one side more than the other because one side will be hidden up against a wall.I lightly sanded down the surface to create a tooth for the paint and painted it with artists burnt umber gesso.
    Never use white because if you chip it you will have highly visible white specks everywhere.


    Model T "In the Rough"
    For Large Pictures see:

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    https://albatros15.imgur.com/all/
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    My 1:16th dioramas are now on permanent display at the Canada Aviaion and Space Museum,in Ottawa,Canada.The apprailals for the museum were done by Shep Paine who valued them at between $15,000 and $25,000 (US) each.
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    A great start. Can't wait to see more.
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    Model T "In the Rough"
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    My 1:16th dioramas are now on permanent display at the Canada Aviaion and Space Museum,in Ottawa,Canada.The apprailals for the museum were done by Shep Paine who valued them at between $15,000 and $25,000 (US) each.
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    I realized that if this wreck was a fire victim ,it would be burnt to the frame and things like floor boards and seats would be long gone.I am not sure if the panel behind the seat was wood or metal?This is where the gas tank and tool box was located.The center beam will be removed just before the assembly is glued down.


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    Last edited by JohnReid; 03-28-10 at 07:54 PM.
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    My 1:16th dioramas are now on permanent display at the Canada Aviaion and Space Museum,in Ottawa,Canada.The apprailals for the museum were done by Shep Paine who valued them at between $15,000 and $25,000 (US) each.
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    That ought to work out very well.
    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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  11. I thought the fuel tank was up in the cowl on those T's.
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    hello,

    a really very interesting project which you start here.

    the firewall was of wood, on the engine side was nothing else.
    the starter box / was battery on the passenger side.





    Here another two pictures of a restored firewall.




    The tank is behind or under the seats.

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    Thank you! Those pics help a lot . The way I see it after having removed the engine and the rad assemblies and the burning of the wood firewall there would be not much more than the bare frame left.
    The plans show the fuel tank behind the seat sitting on a floor of some kind,if it to was wood then I will have to open the area down to the frame also.I am assuming that the seat back and side frames are bent sheet metal.Please advise if it is otherwise.Thanks,John.


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    Last edited by JohnReid; 03-29-10 at 10:01 AM.
    For Large Pictures see:

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    https://albatros15.imgur.com/all/
    **************************************************
    My 1:16th dioramas are now on permanent display at the Canada Aviaion and Space Museum,in Ottawa,Canada.The apprailals for the museum were done by Shep Paine who valued them at between $15,000 and $25,000 (US) each.
    QUOTE QUOTE #14

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    Model T "In the Rough"
    For Large Pictures see:

    **************************************************
    https://albatros15.imgur.com/all/
    **************************************************
    My 1:16th dioramas are now on permanent display at the Canada Aviaion and Space Museum,in Ottawa,Canada.The apprailals for the museum were done by Shep Paine who valued them at between $15,000 and $25,000 (US) each.
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