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Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:12 pm
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.
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/
So many of us grew up in the era of model planes, trains and automobiles. Some of us still tinker with them.
Posted: Sat Jul 27, 2019 1:47 pm
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.
Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:54 pm
Pretty cool Duey. I sure had a lot of fun with these back in the day.
Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:45 pm
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.
Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:20 am
Posted: Sun Oct 06, 2019 1:48 pm
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.
It's time to dust it carefully.