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Miniatures

Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:12 pm
by Rich Eagle
The first year we were in our house (1978) I didn't have car projects ready to work on so I played with some little stuff. I have always liked scale models. It is as easy to get lost in the detail as it is with the big stuff or other interests.
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So many of us grew up in the era of model planes, trains and automobiles. Some of us still tinker with them.
An older post shows Mike Hanson's project and some of mine.
http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/59 ... 1454820917
A greater undertaking was Ed Roy's Simplex models that actually ran and all parts operated. My mind still boggles when I think about them.
https://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2016/0 ... mplex.html
http://forums.aaca.org/topic/161797-191 ... miniature/

Re: Miniatures

Posted: Sat Jul 27, 2019 1:47 pm
by Duey_C
Sweet!!
If I may, 20 years ago I slammed junk VCR parts, a spare Ertl flywheel and scraps together. Gotta love big gas engines.
If I could've gotten around to the slip rings, it would've at least generated electricity or turned the flywheel. It's a motor from the VCR.
I'm still a poor model maker and photographer but I guess I wanted to get my '29 21-32 into the background. :lol:

Re: Miniatures

Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:54 pm
by Rich Eagle
Pretty cool Duey. I sure had a lot of fun with these back in the day.
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Re: Miniatures

Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:45 pm
by Burger in Spokane
I have friends who model long-gone historic scenes to amazing accuracy and detail.
With "tricky" photography, one can be fooled into thinking they are period photos. As
a kid, I enjoyed my hand at it too, but soon turned to full scale, restoring any number
of old things I found, including cars. While modeling is not for me anymore, many of
the same skills translate to any scale and I REALLY appreciate the historic research these
guys do to build a dead-on accurate replication of a 140-year-old scene.

Re: Miniatures

Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:20 am
by Rich Eagle
Chuck Doan is one of those masters of dioramas.
https://public.fotki.com/ChuckDoan/mode ... 37c3e.html
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Re: Miniatures

Posted: Sun Oct 06, 2019 1:48 pm
by Rich Eagle
This miniature I made for my wife Joy for Christmas years ago. She is an artist. The table is copied from one we found in the dumpster behind a church. The overloaded wall socket is inspired by many safety meetings we attended at work. Paint tubes and cans were turned from steel and the brushes from wood.
The recent thread on turning wood on a metal lathe and the cannons reminded me of this.
Rich
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It's time to dust it carefully.

Re: Miniatures

Posted: Sat Apr 18, 2020 2:19 pm
by Rich Eagle
Jeff mentioned some of the great things on the OT site. This thread is one.
As far as I'm concerned, Edgar Roy was the master of miniatures. This AACA discussion shows he and many other model car projects.
https://forums.aaca.org/topic/341737-mo ... rs/page/6/
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"Edgar Roy devoted much of the latter part of life and the best part of 30 years (and 23,000 hour) building a complete Model Line of the 1911 Simplex."
Also note vintagemotoring....

Re: Miniatures

Posted: Sat Apr 18, 2020 7:39 pm
by Mark Gregush
Man I had to stop reading all the entry's on that link, cool stuff. This is about as close I get right now to miniature. Yes that is a Model T in a hermetical sealed bubble! LOL

Re: Miniatures

Posted: Sun Apr 19, 2020 10:24 pm
by david_dewey
OK Mark, that's American Flyer track in the foreground and it looks like about a 1948 B&O Boxcar in the background! Hmmmmmm......
This shows my other hobby too, Theatre Organs. Sadly that neat leg lamp got knocked off a shelf accidentally last week and is now in many pieces. RATS.
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Re: Miniatures

Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2020 12:24 pm
by Rich Eagle
As so many of us have similar interest along the same lines I'm sure most of us have at least one broken leg lamp aroung the place. Perhaps we should start a thread on those. :D
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Re: Miniatures

Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2020 3:27 pm
by Dallas Landers
I DOUBLE DOG DARE YA !

Re: Miniatures

Posted: Wed May 20, 2020 11:55 pm
by OilyBill
Ah wooed contibute to dis tred, bat my tung is stuck to a flagpore!