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Old 01-23-2020, 05:33 AM   #151 (permalink)
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Lydia, would you post some pic's please, love to see it. LiG
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Old 01-24-2020, 02:12 PM   #152 (permalink)
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While aligning the parts, (should have done it long before now) realized I had left out this important part of the build in the previous posts. Matching the roof and the body of the car so it flows as one at any angle and in critical sun light. First and third are looking down the length of the car. LiG
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Old 01-25-2020, 12:17 PM   #153 (permalink)
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Well from here it doesn't look like it can get any straighter
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Old 01-26-2020, 08:36 AM   #154 (permalink)
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Coming along very nicely there mate
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Old 01-28-2020, 05:58 AM   #155 (permalink)
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Bill, Scott, thank you very much. Progress at this point is very slow. Jerry is teaching me a method to make panels with rivets using foil tape and a pounce wheel,. All new to me so I expect some trial and error before actually applying them to the car. LiG.
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Old 01-28-2020, 10:34 AM   #156 (permalink)
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Sounds interesting will be waiting to hear about it
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Old 01-31-2020, 09:16 AM   #157 (permalink)
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I made very little forward motion on the car, but it was an OUTSTANDING week on the bench. Learned how to use a pounce wheel on foil tape to make rivets. Not leaving well enough alone I got some .005 thick plastic to try out. Got one of those green mats I see in pics of others work benches. Tried the wheel on the plastic with the mat and wasn't happy with the depth of the rivets, Used a piece of balsa wood under the plastic and got some very nice rivets. Sanded the primed car in the areas that I am going to put lines of rivets. This morning I heard from choochoowilly, (he really should post more of his creations) and he sent me a link to Archer that makes decal rivets in many sizes and designs. Now deciding which ones to order so I can see them and compare with the strips I made. LiG
BTW, mat states "self healing", now that is something I want to see.
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Old 02-10-2020, 09:31 AM   #158 (permalink)
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After much fooling around I decided on using the pounce wheel on .005 thick styrene. Tested several materials as backing and decided Balsa wood gave me the effect and depth I was looking for. Have a long way to go, all the areas in the previous photo stripped of primer need rivets. And the strips need to have filler along the seams and sanded to better blend with the car. Time and patience will tell. LiG
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Old 02-10-2020, 01:37 PM   #159 (permalink)
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Looks good Nick. I think I'll stick with the foil, since I've used it a lot on different trains. Plastic will give you a smoother metal I think, it's a good idea I never thought of. No hobby shops around, so would have to order the plastic and I'm lazy. . Foil gives a bit of a wavy look, but sometimes wrinkles also.
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Jerry, I am fortunate, Stevens International warehouse and adjoining Hobby shop is just a short ride from the house and can get mostly anything. I can see various applications where a wavy look would be desireable. Since the whole procedure is new to me I enjoyed trying different thickness and backings. Without your suggestion of the pounce wheel none of this would be happening, thank you again. LiG
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