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    The Lycoming uses the same method of formers and sheet covering !Name:  004_zps7917ed20.jpg
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    Fantastic! What is the sheet covering material? I really admire model makers and there are so many details I am sure many would love to know. The wheels for example on all your models are exceptionally well done - an aspect that lets down many models.

    As a youngster, I treasured the book by Rex Hays, but never graduated beyond commercial kits.

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    ERC..... the covering is sheet styrene plastc available from hobby shops. Various thickness for different jobs. Some wheels are after market of the webb. Others I have modified using various bits from the spares box It's a very rewarding hobby if ya can't afford the real thing.....lol................................Tony

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    Wow, that is f##king cool, any chance of a kitset or something?.im sure leo would like one too, well done!.
    its a credit to all who built these, congrats on a great job fellas
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    Quote Originally Posted by chaindrive View Post
    Thanks ERC.............The only one I have WIP pics of is the Stanton. Might give you an idea. The Lycoming was built by the same method.Attachment 28626
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    Amazing Guys, particularly as all famous NZ cars

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    Tony, these are just fantastic.

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    Wheels are not the best..............Too chrome. Some time i'll remove and repaint silver. !!!!!!..........replacement pic
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    ....................and Vanwall (sans windscreen!)


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    Quote Originally Posted by chaindrive View Post
    Just One More............Aston Martin DB3s
    One of my all time favourite cars. I doubt your box of bits would ever yield 100% accurate wire wheels for that car! Send me a PM with your address and I may be able to post you a few left over bits and pieces you may find useful.

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    I know its not in the same league as these other models
    But here is a photo of the James Bond, Aston Martin DB5 Model, that I am building up

    Also a photo of the wire wheels that I had made on a 3D printer .Markson

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    Hi Markson,...........that is absolutely brilliant and those wheels are magnificent. What scale is that ? There would be a big market for those wheels. The ones on the DB3 were after market wheels but not in the same league as yours !

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    Hi Chaindrive Thanks
    The wheels are 1/8th scale and will withstand atleast 12kgs centre axle loading
    Here is a closeup photo after undercoating and before a few hrs of sanding, to paint
    And the wheel balancing weight is to large
    I was or am going to see if I can get some vacuum chromed, Markson

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    Wow! 3D printers will certainly make a huge difference to genuine and amateur model makers.

    I have always been a kit builder since the 2/- Airfix vintage/veteran car issues and never managed a scratch built.

    Of recent kits, I bought several Tamiya Jaguar Mk 2 kits whilst recuperating from neck surgery 17 years ago. What a stunning model. About 15 transfers (OK, decals) for the walnut dash alone made this a must buy kit.

    The price of 1/43 models is way out of my price range, but most manufacturers of larger scale interesting models don't produce kits, just ready assembled. More's the pity.

    Got your PM Chaindrive. I'll see what I have got.

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    Hi ERC What about this guy building the real thing using a 3D printer here in NZ


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    Future project maybe? Pete Leversedge's K8
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    I believe the full size Aston has been made out of many, many small parts using a domestic sized 3D printer. A real labour of love that one.

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    Hey Bry3500.....................food for thought !!!!!!!!!

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Size:  178.3 KBFantastic work Chain Drive.
    When I was about 14 I built this replica of Paul Fahey's Mustang built from a AMT 1/25 scale kit.

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    And a look under the bonnet, Name:  20150322_140910.jpg
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    Hey Mark, Brilliant. I'd like that one in my cabinet. Don't you get a sense of achievment that you have something that is unique. Great stuff...........................Tony

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