Jump to content




Photo

Molding and casting - a journey


  • Please log in to reply
82 replies to this topic

#51 Alchemist

Alchemist

    Posting Leader

  • Full Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,300 posts
  • Joined: 11-November 09
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Tiburon, CA

Posted 18 November 2020 - 11:22 PM

 

 

I think it looks OK

 

No Rich, it does not look OK  . . . . . It look great!

 

Ernie


Ernie Layacan




#52 MattD

MattD

    Posting Leader

  • Subscriber
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,252 posts
  • Joined: 13-August 11
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:IN

Posted 19 November 2020 - 07:56 AM

Rich how about a couple pix of your track?   I'd like to put them in my "tracks" folder.   Your bodies are coming out very nice.  I have stayed away from closed cars, as I didn't think I could get thin enough sections for pillars and window frames.   You've done good with that issue.

 

mb


Matt Bishop

Vintage Cox Slot Cars

#53 rvec

rvec

    Checkered Flag in Hand

  • Subscriber
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,568 posts
  • Joined: 08-April 06
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Oregon

Posted 19 November 2020 - 03:56 PM

Matt

 

I built Electron Raceway by myself with a few simple tools.  Over the years I have built several, even one at Prescott High School in AZ.  For images and the story, check out the following link

 

http://slotblog.net/...pictorial-tour/


Rich Vecchio


#54 Alchemist

Alchemist

    Posting Leader

  • Full Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,300 posts
  • Joined: 11-November 09
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Tiburon, CA

Posted 19 November 2020 - 05:04 PM

Gorgeous track Rich!

 

May I inquire as to what brand of epoxy paint you used for the track surface please?

 

Have you had any issues with the paint over the years?

 

Thank you Rich.

 

Ernie


Ernie Layacan

#55 rvec

rvec

    Checkered Flag in Hand

  • Subscriber
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,568 posts
  • Joined: 08-April 06
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Oregon

Posted 20 November 2020 - 01:05 PM

Gorgeous track Rich!

 

May I inquire as to what brand of epoxy paint you used for the track surface please?

 

Have you had any issues with the paint over the years?

 

Thank you Rich.

 

Ernie

 

Friend and Track builder Bob Scott recommended that I use Rustoleum 5300 series water based epoxy. 2 parts requires base and activator separate items. 

 

My track was build about 13 years ago and the epoxy is still holding up quite well


  • Alchemist likes this

Rich Vecchio


#56 MattD

MattD

    Posting Leader

  • Subscriber
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,252 posts
  • Joined: 13-August 11
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:IN

Posted 20 November 2020 - 05:28 PM

Rich, I remember the pix, but it's been awhile,   I saved it to my tracks folder.   I built mine by myself also.     I like the look people get when they first see it.   I think they remember Tjets and not ready for a big 1/24 track.


Matt Bishop

Vintage Cox Slot Cars

#57 rvec

rvec

    Checkered Flag in Hand

  • Subscriber
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,568 posts
  • Joined: 08-April 06
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Oregon

Posted 20 November 2020 - 06:11 PM

Rich, I remember the pix, but it's been awhile,   I saved it to my tracks folder.   I built mine by myself also.     I like the look people get when they first see it.   I think they remember Tjets and not ready for a big 1/24 track.

 

I do have the pix of build progress for Electron. Perhaps, when I have some time I will post


Rich Vecchio


#58 rvec

rvec

    Checkered Flag in Hand

  • Subscriber
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,568 posts
  • Joined: 08-April 06
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Oregon

Posted 23 November 2020 - 08:00 PM

10/2320 - More progress. Finished cast #2.  Reworked the front flares on cast #3 and primed.  Still needs some work.
 

2_6.jpg
 
2_7.jpg
 
2_8.jpg
 
3_3.jpg
 
3-4.jpg


Rich Vecchio


#59 MattD

MattD

    Posting Leader

  • Subscriber
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,252 posts
  • Joined: 13-August 11
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:IN

Posted 23 November 2020 - 09:14 PM

Really nice.   Your next job is to make a tail panel from old model parts, balsa wood or whatever is handy make a mold of that and then you can cast a motor/exhaust panel to put in the back!!


  • Alchemist likes this
Matt Bishop

Vintage Cox Slot Cars

#60 rvec

rvec

    Checkered Flag in Hand

  • Subscriber
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,568 posts
  • Joined: 08-April 06
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Oregon

Posted 07 December 2020 - 07:06 PM

Just finished painting body #3.  I used Tamiya filler and primed.  Finish coat came out very well.  Almost no pock marks. see Images below.  I intend to work on body #4 and prime it tomorrow

3_5.jpg

3_6.jpg


  • NSwanberg and Alchemist like this

Rich Vecchio


#61 Alchemist

Alchemist

    Posting Leader

  • Full Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,300 posts
  • Joined: 11-November 09
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Tiburon, CA

Posted 07 December 2020 - 11:54 PM

Excellent job - it looks so good Rich!

 

When may I place my order please? ? ?

 

Looking forward to seeing #4.

 

By the way, what type of material will you be employing for the windshield/windows?

 

Thanks for sharing!

 

Ernie


Ernie Layacan

#62 rvec

rvec

    Checkered Flag in Hand

  • Subscriber
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,568 posts
  • Joined: 08-April 06
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Oregon

Posted 08 December 2020 - 01:07 AM

For the first completed model I used part of a fruit package. I do have sets of lexan windshields that came with the original kit


  • MattD likes this

Rich Vecchio


#63 rvec

rvec

    Checkered Flag in Hand

  • Subscriber
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,568 posts
  • Joined: 08-April 06
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Oregon

Posted 09 December 2020 - 08:39 PM

Finished with decals on number 3 body.  All that is left is to install windows, clear and body mounting
 

3_7.jpg

3_8.jpg

3_9.jpg


  • MattD likes this

Rich Vecchio


#64 MattD

MattD

    Posting Leader

  • Subscriber
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,252 posts
  • Joined: 13-August 11
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:IN

Posted 09 December 2020 - 08:40 PM

Good work Rich


Matt Bishop

Vintage Cox Slot Cars

#65 rvec

rvec

    Checkered Flag in Hand

  • Subscriber
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,568 posts
  • Joined: 08-April 06
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Oregon

Posted 09 December 2020 - 09:46 PM

Thanks Matt - At least one more to come. the Red #1 that Gurney and Foyt won with (I have the decals and the body has been primed)


Rich Vecchio


#66 rvec

rvec

    Checkered Flag in Hand

  • Subscriber
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,568 posts
  • Joined: 08-April 06
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Oregon

Posted 12 December 2020 - 06:07 PM

Just finished painting Gurney/Foyt car.  Notice the paint looks dull but I have done and experiment with the paint on a test car and after applying the floor was, it shines right up. Below are images of the painted car and the test car with half cleared with floor wax
 

4_2.jpg
 
4_3.jpg
 
Paint with floor wax on half of test car
 
Paint_Test.jpg


  • MattD likes this

Rich Vecchio


#67 Martin

Martin

    Posting Leader

  • Subscriber
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,561 posts
  • Joined: 22-February 09
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:US

Posted 14 December 2020 - 11:17 AM

Hi Rich, what is the reason for the huge front wheel arch flares? I see the 1/1 yellow car has a small lip but this looks you are planning to go front wheel drive drag racing.

Sorry to be critical bit it spoils the look of the car IMO.


  • Rotorranch likes this
Martin Windmill

#68 rvec

rvec

    Checkered Flag in Hand

  • Subscriber
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,568 posts
  • Joined: 08-April 06
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Oregon

Posted 14 December 2020 - 03:25 PM

There are always trade offs in slots. In order to be competitive with other sports cars that it will run with I have added the wheel arches. No ideal in the looks department. Yes, the car that ran at Sebring had a small wheel arch extension  


Rich Vecchio


#69 Martin

Martin

    Posting Leader

  • Subscriber
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,561 posts
  • Joined: 22-February 09
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:US

Posted 15 December 2020 - 09:29 AM

Rich, are you saying that wide front wheel arches gives you faster lap times?


Martin Windmill

#70 rvec

rvec

    Checkered Flag in Hand

  • Subscriber
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,568 posts
  • Joined: 08-April 06
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Oregon

Posted 15 December 2020 - 10:26 AM

Yes,

Wider front track seems to result in faster lap times using the same body


Rich Vecchio


#71 rvec

rvec

    Checkered Flag in Hand

  • Subscriber
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,568 posts
  • Joined: 08-April 06
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Oregon

Posted 15 December 2020 - 08:25 PM

#3 Body complete
 

3_12.jpg
 
3_11.jpg


Rich Vecchio


#72 rvec

rvec

    Checkered Flag in Hand

  • Subscriber
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,568 posts
  • Joined: 08-April 06
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Oregon

Posted 20 December 2020 - 10:32 AM

Just completed Gurney/Foyt MKIV ready to be cleared.  I modified the front flairs to be more in tune with the real car

4_4.jpg

4_5.jpg


  • Alchemist likes this

Rich Vecchio


#73 Alchemist

Alchemist

    Posting Leader

  • Full Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,300 posts
  • Joined: 11-November 09
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Tiburon, CA

Posted 20 December 2020 - 04:45 PM

That looks excellent Rich!

 

Ernie


Ernie Layacan

#74 rvec

rvec

    Checkered Flag in Hand

  • Subscriber
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,568 posts
  • Joined: 08-April 06
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Oregon

Posted 20 December 2020 - 07:42 PM

Thanks Ernie

I will be putting a new chassis together starting tomorrow It is one that our NW guys has commissioned.  I will use it for the Gurney/Foyt car. Here is a link The fully adjustable 1/24 chassis I have built for our club. - HRW (hrwforum.com) Since the Scholer chassis is no longer available our NW cousins have switched over and run these new chassis against the Scholers.  I like the new design because the front end hangers are made of steel rather than the Aluminum used in the Scholers.  A hard wall shot and the Alumimum tended to bend. Of course we could bend it back but steel is better. The NW guys claim that their chassis is as quick or maybe even a bit quicker than the Scholers


Rich Vecchio


#75 rvec

rvec

    Checkered Flag in Hand

  • Subscriber
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,568 posts
  • Joined: 08-April 06
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Oregon

Posted 28 December 2020 - 06:30 PM

Finally finished the first batch of three Mk IVs.  I plan to build the #4 Hulme/Ruby and the #3 Andretti/Bianchi but before I do, I want to see how my first batch holds up during racing.  So, it is likely to be a while. Besides, I several other projects in process or planned.  Attached are images of the final cars.  The black #3 is a fantasy livery.  The #2 car is the McLaren/Donohue car which finished fourth and the #1 car is the LeMans winner driven by Gurney/Foyt  
 

2_F1.jpg
 
2_F2.jpg
 
2_F3.jpg
 
3_F1.jpg
 
3_F2.jpg
 
3_F3.jpg
 
4_F1.jpg
 
4_F2.jpg
 
4_F3.jpg


  • MattD likes this

Rich Vecchio






Electric Dreams Online Shop