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Guff
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Posted - 10/19/2016 :  11:07:25 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I like the grating...it adds even more character to this great looking bus!


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sgtbob
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Posted - 10/20/2016 :  09:21:00 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks Bill and Dave.

Back when I first set up the walls of the bus I made a card pattern of the floor space which I
traced on styrene to start things off. I saved that card pattern and used it again (slightly
modified) to cut out a piece of 1/8 inch sheet wood that fits between the walls as they stand
now. That wood piece was then glued to an oversize wood block which will form the roof and
the thin sheet part will make it possible to always fit the roof to the model in the same
way because it fits within the walls. I then set it on the model, turned it up side down, and
traced the bus walls onto the wood. That was then cut away on the band-saw.





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Edited by - sgtbob on 10/20/2016 09:22:28 AM

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Orionvp17
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Posted - 10/20/2016 :  09:31:00 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Annnnddddd . . . we get a new view of a cool project and a great tutorial in Making Stuff That Fits in the bargain!

Thanks, Bob!

Pete
in Michigan



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Bill Gill
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Posted - 10/20/2016 :  1:22:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wooden ya know that Bob wood have more than one way to skin a bus :)


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Guff
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Posted - 10/20/2016 :  2:32:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob,
Very nice!!!
What is the bus length?
Dave



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quartergauger48
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Posted - 10/20/2016 :  4:07:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
LOOKS LIKE IT IS ALMOST READY TO TAKE US ON OUR FIRST TRIP'...WHEN DO WE REPORT TO THE GREYHOUND STATION BOB'?


Ted

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sgtbob
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Posted - 10/20/2016 :  4:47:51 PM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks Pete and Bill.

Dave, it's about a foot long.

Ted, not yet, a long way to go to completion.

Bob


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Guff
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Posted - 10/20/2016 :  11:49:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob,
Thanks for responding. 12" long...That is one impressive bus!!
I sure enjoy your builds and techniques.
Dave



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sgtbob
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Posted - 10/21/2016 :  06:37:46 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Dave,
Sorry, I answered off the top of my head and I don't know where my head was. The model is
actually 14 inches long.


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sgtbob
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Posted - 10/21/2016 :  06:56:12 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote

I added some styrene to form the side signs and a few stripes and then started to carve the roof to
fit. I also added some home-made decals and the fuel filler pipe and cap.



Bob



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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 10/21/2016 :  08:11:16 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bob,

I don't think many people would tackle a project like this. It looks great.

Mike


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Dutchman
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Posted - 10/21/2016 :  08:29:02 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, your attention to detail, and your ability to model that detail is inspiring!


Bruce

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Bill Gill
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Posted - 10/21/2016 :  09:32:09 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Go Greyhound!!


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Guff
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Posted - 10/21/2016 :  11:58:56 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob,
I agree completely with comments made by Mike and Bruce.
Your are the master of scratchbuilding and we sure appreciate the knowledge you share with us.
THANK YOU!!
Dave



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Ray Dunakin
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Posted - 10/22/2016 :  12:42:56 AM  Show Profile  Visit Ray Dunakin's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Wow, this is really shaping up! Fun build!


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