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#51 Bill from NH

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Posted 22 October 2016 - 05:51 PM

So is the answer, you find it easier to transfer the pin tube's length from an .063" brass rod than the slightly bigger Q-tip shaft? I think the use of the Q-tip shaft to establish pintube length is a good idea, but I've never built an Indy/F1 chassis.  Mine have all been for sportscar bodies.


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Posted 23 October 2016 - 07:16 AM

Correct; easier to get a precise measurement with something small OD.

If I had some wood Q-tips with smaller shafts it would save me a step.

Or maybe a toothpick would be the answer.

 

No matter what you use, the important thing is getting it right.

Note the shape of the body front axle cutouts - this chassis has to be carefully wiggled and shoehorned into the shell each time.

 

Chassis is out of the tumbler

 

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Posted 23 October 2016 - 10:49 AM

Very period "Korrect" looking to me Pablo. Very nice indeed.


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Posted 23 October 2016 - 03:57 PM

Nice chassis Pablo! Thanks for responding to my assumption. Q-tips last had wooden shafts when I was a kid. :laugh2:  But today, you can get cardboard, as well as plastic shafts. The round tooth pick I'm currently sucking on must have about 11/2" of .060 dia. wood. Wooden match sticks might work too, but there is no reason to change what you're using. because It works.


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Posted 23 October 2016 - 07:12 PM

Thank you, gentlemen :) One more coat of glaze on the decals then she's ready to paint

 

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Posted 24 October 2016 - 12:03 PM

Final sanding on the Ortmanns - 400 grit followed by 2,000 on the Hudy and I'm happy they way they turned out.

They will look great with the Pattos Goodyear Eagle decals and inserts with a coat of Mop n Glo.

 

But I sure wish there was a way to fill in those huge craters..... think I'll start a new thread.....maybe the home track guys will know :)

 

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Posted 24 October 2016 - 03:04 PM

Might try 3M black adhesive.


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Posted 24 October 2016 - 06:31 PM

No mention of a motor has been made. It is going to have a motor, isn't it? :)


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Posted 24 October 2016 - 06:48 PM

I have used windshield sealer. 


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Posted 25 October 2016 - 09:16 AM

Bill, no motor, no gears, no flag. But it is built to fit a 16D EB drive, about 7/35 gears, Cox flag, and 1/16 level clearance with 1.1" and 1.00" OD wheels.

If the owner ever wants to run it, everything will fit perfectly - with one small exception:

I won't be trimming the shell for flag rotation, since it won't have one. But curved scissors can fix that real quick  :D 


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Posted 27 October 2016 - 06:25 PM

I tried multiple substances and methods to fill the craters in the Ortmann tires - all have failed so far.

 

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Posted 27 October 2016 - 06:53 PM

All urethane tyres are iffy for F1 cars, Paul. There's a new company called BOSA tyres, they do a great job on both sides, but unfortunately they haven't done any 1/24 tyres yet. Urethane tyres are usually bought for performance on hard body cars, not looks.

 

The Eagle is going to look great anyway!


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Posted 28 October 2016 - 02:49 PM

Finally found some Permatex Black Silicone adhesive locally - tough to find, but so far seems to be working.


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Posted 28 October 2016 - 07:10 PM

Three coats of a mix of dark blue, metallic blue, and black Testors enamels, backed up with one coat of straight metallic blue.

 

I'm pretty happy with it - thanks, Rick :good: - a little overspray wiped right off with Testors thinner "no problemo." :D

 

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Posted 28 October 2016 - 07:26 PM

Looks great, Pablo!  :dance3: :)


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Posted 28 October 2016 - 08:19 PM

The body came out looking nice! Are those decals Patto's? Are there any advantages to spraying enamels rather than acrylics and other solvent-based paints? I have some PETG bodies to paint.


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Posted 28 October 2016 - 08:55 PM

Thank you, gents - without your tutoring I'd be nowhere :)

Bill, the decals are a smattering of mismatched items from here, there, and everywhere.

Paints - my opinion is, no advantage to enamels over acrylics on a butyrate body like this, other than nostalgia.

They didn't have acrylics for slot bodies when Lancer sold these, as far as I know.

Lacquer paints are not good for butyrate bodies, that is for sure.

 

Using enamels on this body was simply for old times sake, and for a learning challenge.

Thank God I survived it intact :laugh2:

 

 


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Posted 29 October 2016 - 01:40 PM

Ortmann tire update: after a second application coat of Permatex Black Silicone adhesive in the craters, my conclusion is, it worked "OK".

Adhesion wasn't great - but good enough for a static model. It will come right off if scratched with a fingernail.

It needs at least 2 applications to fill in large holes.

It's a little too glossy to be a perfect color match, but the floor polish may fix that.

Overall, I consider it an improvement but not as good as I'd hoped.

 

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While cutting the cockpit out of the Lancer Eagle, I watched the 1967 Indy 500 on You Tube :D

Man, those were the days...... Andy Granatelli working the pits in a tie and red sports coat, cleaning up a fuel spill..... :popcorm1:

 

Gurney's car being pushed to the garage after a hard day at the office

 

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Explaining the problems to ABC's Jim McKay - faulty fuel valve wouldn't allow drawing off the left side tank.

Once the engine started running lean due to lack of flow, burned some valves and he was running on 7

 

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Posted 29 October 2016 - 02:15 PM

You can get black cyano glue. It used for gluing PU tyres etc, but could be useful for fillimg the holes in your tyres, too.

 

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Posted 30 October 2016 - 09:58 AM

Tried both the Pattos tire emblem stickers and waterslide decals - the waterslides work the best.

Here they are with a coat of Mop N Glo

 

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Posted 31 October 2016 - 08:59 AM

Intake stacks and exhaust pipes done

 

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Gurney ran only a right side mirror in '67

 

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Posted 31 October 2016 - 10:03 AM

color looks good, Pablo.


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Posted 31 October 2016 - 10:47 AM

A bit late to the party but excellent job on the body Pablo! The color and in particular the decal job look fantastic :D

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Posted 04 November 2016 - 10:05 AM

Thanks, guys :)

 

Interior is done, secured with small pins and small earring keepers

 

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Posted 04 November 2016 - 12:37 PM

I like this one where did you get those intake stacks





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