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  • I second Kyle, my styrene skills are medioker at best.

    Blair, I also have found those same running gear on Shapeways. They are in my storage waiting for something nice similar to your good looking boober. I just love the crew on one of photos.

    Hakan

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      Originally posted by railman28

      [br And Cheaper than 3d printing them would be.



      Bob,

      Thank you.

      I do like the physical process of measuring, cutting, assembling and gluing.

      Mike


      As do I. But we do what we need to get the job done right?
      It's only make-believe

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      • I worked on household projects over the weekend and returned to the bobbers over lunch today. The next step was to add fascia to each side, fashioning the part over the platforms to an "S" curve. Unsure how I was going to do this, it took a couple of tries. I had success adding 0.01 by 0.04 fascia, cementing short strips of .03 by .04 styrene behind the part of the fascia extending over the platforms, and shaping them with files.



        The bobber in the rear is ready for the fascia, and the one in the front has the fascia added to both sides and the fancy profile formed.

        Mike
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        • [^]Nice work Mike'..They are going to look good once they start bobbing along'...


          Ted

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            Originally posted by quartergauger48


            [^]Nice work Mike'..They are going to look good once they start bobbing along'...


            Like the red, red robin . . .
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            • Mike, I'v been reaching for a little humor after enduring a very sad day'..for America...


              Ted

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              • Mike,

                OMG! .01,.03,.04 styrene! How do you see it let along glue it in place?

                Nice work!

                Dave
                Dave

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                • Nice fascia details, I wondered how you were going to do those!

                  I never noticed, but the bobber in the archer book has horns mounted at the end of the running board. I would have thought that was a step too far, but here is the evidence that it was actually done. Heh, Just make them small enough if you decide to add them...

                  The window frames came out nice too.Are you adding the cupolas to these? They are strangely narrrow, much more than any other cupolas I have observed.

                  It's nice that you benefit from the assembly line process here getting 2 by repeating the processes. You are disciplined at doing these multiple builds;

                  No wonder you put so much effort into building that car shop model, it seems to be paying off.

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                    Mike, I'v been reaching for a little humor after enduring a very sad day'..for America...


                    I understand what you mean.
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                      Mike,

                      OMG! .01,.03,.04 styrene! How do you see it let along glue it in place?


                      Dave,
                      Requires a good light. Sometimes I do miss and have to do things over.

                      Mike
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                      • Blair,

                        The antlers would be a nice detail but you're correct, only a very fine job would avoid a toy-like appearance.

                        Yes I plan to do the unusual cupolas. They will be interesting to do.

                        I often build multiple cars at a time to provide the realistic appearance of a fleet rather than one-off cars.

                        Mike

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                        • Mike, nice work on the fascia. These are looking good!

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                            Originally posted by Bill Gill


                            Mike, nice work on the fascia. These are looking good!


                            Thank you, Bill!

                            --mike
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                            • Mike,

                              Just found this thread. I echo the others' posts. Outstanding work!

                              Rich

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                              • Rich,

                                Thank you for looking in and for your kind words.

                                Mike
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