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PostSubject: Re: Large Scale Automotive Build   Mon 06 Jul 2015, 9:59 pm

John, didn't the blue air cleaners have a snorkel?  that one looks like an open element.  Nice engine.

Jason, cool model - didn't know it was available in 1/16th.

Buck, never saw one of those built up - cool.

Al, very nice P/E parts.

I've been working on the Duesie's engine.  Although a lot is molded onto the block, it can be made to look quite nice.  Left the cam covers chrome.  Block is Testors green/

Sprayed the intake manifold MM Aluminum Plate, buffed and added wash a bit.  Side covers, shafts and generator straps are BMF.  



Still a lot to do on the engine, but I'm liking it. This one will be fun.
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PostSubject: Re: Large Scale Automotive Build   Mon 06 Jul 2015, 10:55 pm

That's a nice looking engine Mike. I love that shade of green.

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PostSubject: Re: Large Scale Automotive Build   Mon 06 Jul 2015, 11:18 pm

1001Awesome engine.
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PostSubject: Re: Large Scale Automotive Build   Mon 06 Jul 2015, 11:23 pm

Hi all,

All I can say is WOW...

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PostSubject: Re: Large Scale Automotive Build   Tue 07 Jul 2015, 12:55 am

I have all of the cockpit done apart from the seat harness.

I plumbed the fire extinguisher, wired the battery and added the nut thingummie to the fire extinguisher, as it just looked like a lump of amorphorus plastic.

I may yet add the control cables to the pedals if they can be seen when the pit is installed.








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PostSubject: Re: Large Scale Automotive Build   Tue 07 Jul 2015, 3:12 am

Looking good guys! Keep up the great work. I should have something soon on the Bug.
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PostSubject: Re: Large Scale Automotive Build   Wed 08 Jul 2015, 12:44 am

I made an electronics box from styrene and wired it in. Not too happy with the box as I made the mistake of handling it before the paint was fully dry. DOH!!. Then I had to brush paint it. It's only mocked up so I may re-do it. Anyway, you get the idea.






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PostSubject: Re: Large Scale Automotive Build   Wed 08 Jul 2015, 2:51 am

Before I do this update I want to say everyone's large scale stuff is looking great.

That brings a question to to mind. What Scale doing you prefer to build? Myself I am thinking the 1/24th-1/25th sale Automobiles are still my favorite.

After I finally got enough good crank shaft pieces together to build the crank I went to install the crankshaft timing gear and found that the pin to locate the gear to the proper position was broken. I had two of these pieces of the crank and it was broken on both. I only found one crankshaft timing gear and the pin from one of the crankshafts was still in the hole. So I poked it out and measured it.



It turned out to be a common size .096" or 3/32" or however many MM that is. So I drilled it with a .096 drill bit and used a small piece of Aluminum tube super glued into place to hold the gear. then MEK'ed the gear to the crank as well. It will never move. LOL







so with that all done it was time to fit the end pieces on the block. Again it was a slow go because nothing fit. All the parts had to be filed and sanded and the such to get them to fit. The Camshaft was also installed at this time and timed to the crankshaft.





So there we set with 7 steps on the instructions done and ready to move on. Next are two piece of clear plastic that must be filed and fitted they go into the block in such a way the replicate the engine water cooling jackets. First test fit shows that both are about 1/16' (.062") to tall so it will be file and fit here for a day or so. Then we will start on the cylinder heads.

Thanks for looking in. All comments and questions are welcome.
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PostSubject: Re: Large Scale Automotive Build   Wed 08 Jul 2015, 11:26 am

Nice save Buck.

The 'cable ties' hold the wires together but I decided that I need something to hold them in place. I chose good old 'racer's tape'. (Duct Tape)

Is it correct? I really don't know but safety measures were nowhere near as stringent back in 1975. Besides, I think it looks about right for the period.




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PostSubject: Re: Large Scale Automotive Build   Wed 08 Jul 2015, 2:32 pm

Cables were wired to the body work Al

This is the 1975 Hesketh

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PostSubject: Re: Large Scale Automotive Build   Wed 08 Jul 2015, 3:42 pm

Yeah but that's a model Colin. I've done the same on others I've built.

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PostSubject: Re: Large Scale Automotive Build   Wed 08 Jul 2015, 4:04 pm

Yeah, its the only image I could find on the net showing anything like, but thats what the real one looks like ..... I have photos Indonesia the loft from when I visited a few museums/showrooms at the factories if you want me to shifty up and find them?
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PostSubject: Re: Large Scale Automotive Build   Wed 08 Jul 2015, 6:29 pm

That would be great Colin, ta! muchly. But please don't go to a great deal of trouble.

The BT44b seems to be very poorly covered on the web, I've found almost no photos of the 1:1. Plenty of the Tamiya kit!!!


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PostSubject: Re: Large Scale Automotive Build   Wed 08 Jul 2015, 6:56 pm

Great work on the cockpit, Al.  The fire extinguisher looks spot on.

Working on little sub-assemblies and small parts painting.  Got the wheels and tires together.


The springs being castings, they needed the mold line filed down.


They came out good in a semi-gloss black.


Also got the other side of the engine together.




Painted the steering gearbox black laquer and Alclad on the shaft.


Thanks for looking and for the comments,
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PostSubject: Re: Large Scale Automotive Build   Wed 08 Jul 2015, 6:58 pm

Love that engine, I mean the rest of it looks great, but that engine is real eye candy.
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PostSubject: Re: Large Scale Automotive Build   Wed 08 Jul 2015, 8:41 pm

WOW guys, some great work already, I have the Airfix Bentley 1/12 but just haven't got the bench room while Im in the lounge. Ill just follow along and admire. popcorn
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PostSubject: Re: Large Scale Automotive Build   Wed 08 Jul 2015, 11:12 pm

Zbuckster wrote:
Love that engine, I mean the rest of it looks great, but that engine is real eye candy.

Thanks, Buck. The real thing is also a thing of beauty and a work of art. Love those upper crust engines of the 30's.
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PostSubject: Re: Large Scale Automotive Build   Thu 09 Jul 2015, 1:18 am

Thanks Mike.

The wheels and tyres look great Mike but the engine is real class, The paint looks like baked enamel!

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PostSubject: Re: Large Scale Automotive Build   Thu 09 Jul 2015, 7:01 pm

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The wheels and tyres look great Mike but the engine is real class, The paint looks like baked enamel!

Actually, chilled enamel.  LOL     We've had a lot of rain and high humidity, so the AC's been on quite a bit.

Getting more sub-assemblies together and painted.
Gas tank: semi-gloss black with gloss straps.


Exhaust system:  gunmetal pipes and manifold, semi-black muffler and BMF heat shield and exhaust tips.


Frame going together with the rear pieces installed.  Front left unglued since motor mounts from the inside of the framerails.



So far, so good with this one. Still having fun and mojo rebuilding.
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PostSubject: Re: Large Scale Automotive Build   Thu 09 Jul 2015, 11:16 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Large Scale Automotive Build   Fri 10 Jul 2015, 5:49 am

This is all awesome work, and such a variety of subjects. You guys are all leaving me in the dust. lol
I just about have the bench set up, but will be leaving Saturday for another round trip to Wyoming for what I hope is the last trip for awhile. Be gone about a week.
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PostSubject: Re: Large Scale Automotive Build   Fri 10 Jul 2015, 1:31 pm

FAO Alan...
Well i trawled through the loft and went through a load of boxes and haven't come across any 7x5's yet (these being the vehicle based lot)
Think i may be at a loss and will have to check down south when i go back later this month ... be too late though.

I did however find this to support my original statement ... just shows the basics of cable ties and chassis clips used throughout the 70's / early 80's in formula cars.

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PostSubject: Re: Large Scale Automotive Build   Fri 10 Jul 2015, 2:24 pm

Thanks for trying Colin.

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PostSubject: Re: Large Scale Automotive Build   Sat 11 Jul 2015, 12:54 am

Looking great guys. I went to start on the Bug and discovered I had no glue of any sort. Now that's dealt with I can move forward.
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PostSubject: Re: Large Scale Automotive Build   Sat 11 Jul 2015, 1:20 am

I started looking at the body closely for defects.  It's a very clean molding.  However there was a raised mold line(?) that looked questionable.  Because it's such a nice looking line, I had to check my actual photos very closely.  There are recessed lines just below them on the rear that delineate the chrome area.
The line runs the entire length of the car.




I've decided they're not needed and sanded them off.

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