Jump to content

Welcome to Large Scale Modeller: The home of the large scale military model builder. 

Recommended Posts

Amazing, fantastic, out of this world scratchbuilding.

Cees

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hey Guys,

 

  The steering has been started.  To date I have built and installed the anchor points for the steering linkage.

 

  Building these little components was not to difficult, but small and slow.  The photos below are a sequence of the corner anchor points.  These are different than the central anchor points, in that the corner anchors have to support a shock absorber assembly, so a few extra parts involved.

 

  This photos is starting these corners, getting the mounting plates bolted down...

 

BUSYdi.jpg

 

I'm building up the layers that I need to get these corners into shape...

oEo7DX.jpg

 

To get the linkage to function and steer properly, I had to drill out the center of a styrene rod, and install a brass tube to accept a metal pin for ease of movement...

uI0TK8.jpg

 

 

W0OHTi.jpg

 

Ready for painting...They look terrible at this scale, but remember that these are just barely 5mm tall...

 

kIY9nS.jpg

 

 

Ready for install...

 

xahVhD.jpg

 

 

The aft starboard corner...

 

xmTXxw.jpg

 

 

These are the central linkage supports...

 

5IM8JL.jpg

 

These sort of hide out down at the bottom of the frame and will support a linkage arm...

 

yDyCRK.jpg

 

 

Port side bow...

Czb2dw.jpg

 

Now that I have all the supports installed, it's time for the linkage.  

 

I'll be back.........Thanks All for looking!

  • Like 5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hey All,

 

  Boy did I have fun building this steering linkage.  I'm sure you can hear the sarcasm abound.  Once I got the path of the linkage worked out, it was all fun and games.  

 

  The frame is getting quite crowded, and I had just enough space to get the styrene rods through the maze of tight spots.  I built a mock up of the route and connections to get the best idea of how things all fit together.  Once I got everything sorted I built the final Steering Linkage.

 

The first part........

 

  cRiCEs.jpg

 

You can see that the connections are very raw here.  I was just after a moving joint, and to clear the path...,

 

Front..

 

I1iZhM.jpg

 

 

Back...

 

Q9iI5F.jpg

 

I finally got the path worked out and got the linkage flexible enough to move...

 

HigfYP.jpg

 

Some small parts...

 

lQTdWV.jpg

 

Starting to add the details...

 

 

JNO23Q.jpg

 

 

When I got it all sorted, it was off to the paint shop...

 

RVTDh0.jpg

 

The new parts look so nice in their new home,  front...

 

IqMflB.jpg

 

Back....

 

vcI5DQ.jpg

 

This is starting to get dirty...

 

BYbKmb.jpg

 

 

uQ3iGB.jpg

 

 

i0Oguz.jpg

 

 

  Now that I have the Steering Linkage built and installed, you can barely see it,  It's all going to get covered up with a ton of items anyway, but I sure had a time building this.

 

Next up is a relatively simple item.  The Exhaust Mufflers and Pipes.

 

  Thanks All, for Watching..........

  • Like 5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Superb work again Rich. Such attention to detail in places that'll barely be seen. :unworthy:

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks Guys.  Great comments!

 

Lets get to Spending and Driving...

  This photo shows various materials that I was considering to use for the Exhaust Muffler.  You can see that I was just going to cut off a length of something, and paint it a rust color.  I looked at various photos of old mufflers and got the idea to make these from card.  That way I could really abuse these well, and get some real rot going on here.

 

m7NTDW.jpg

 

I can get smaller details with using card.

uLHloE.jpg

 

Painted and rusted through...

 

XFvr8J.jpg

 

 

I was getting ready to install the Mufflers when I ran into a slow down.  The path of the Exhaust Pipes, goes out over the frame.  It was time to close up the frame, and get all this into one unit.

 

nUhQyW.jpg

 

 

YvnRkS.jpg

 

 

And just like that, the top of the frame is secured and installed, and everything is clean and tidy.  Installing the top of the frame has made the whole thing very solid and heavy.

 

5ziW7H.jpg

 

Freshly aged....

 

YOlCNf.jpg

 

Now that I have the top of the Frame installed, I can get to thing topside.  I have to secure the Mufflers and get the Exhaust Pipes routed.

 

I'll be back.........Thanks All

  • Like 6

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The addition of sawhorses is priceless ! :)  Great work!

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hey You Guys,  this is what happens when I'm on my sativa meds!  

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wow. Just fantastic work.... Harv :popcorn:

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Rich, splendid work here again. With your love for corroded metals, I don't want to see your real car :D. Keep it coming, your ugly frog is a clinic in scratch building and heavy weathering. Whatever may happen to metal, you show it in your builds ;).

Cheers Rob

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You guys are great with comments!  Thanks.

 

  It's been a while cairde, since my last post.  The build just dose not look the same any more.  I have added items to the top side of the frame that are making things look a bit more crowded.  It's been a good build week with a good plan of what I'm doing, but you know how these thing just don't last, so all's right with the world for the moment.

 

  At this time I'm sort of building all around the top side, just to add items that I need, and to get the inner details before I cover everything up.  I'm at that new point in the build where I can just about build anything in any order.  For this report I have added a bunch of Bracing.

 

  These parts are stiffeners to brace the top side of the frame.  Same as the bottom, just mirrored...

 

Weuf7J.jpg

 

  These parts below are for a Control Box and a side mount Support...

 

0cqj5o.jpg

 

  This is the start of a sub frame that supports both the Hoist Crane, and the Rocket Catapult...

 

cwxitK.jpg

 

A batch of new items for the paint shop...

 

kxcQR0.jpg

 

  A close idea of where these items are to be placed...

 

ZQyV71.jpg

 

 

  This Control Box lives at the center of the frame under the Rocket Catapult.  It appears to control both the Hoist Crane and the Catapult.  I can't really find a good photo of this item due to, it's so deep under everything.  I'm also not sure if these are Control Cables, or Hydraulic Hoses...

 

kntIxG.jpg

 

 

OmlVQa.jpg

 

I just sort of used a generic looking material, knowing that this will also disappear from view...

 

XH4lfG.jpg

 

Like most items with this build, I don't have much room to place things...

 

BxR0O9.jpg

 

At the moment I have not painted the new items.  I can see thing easier this way for now...

 

JsVMlH.jpg

 

 

R4qkYK.jpg

 

Now that everyone has seen these new items, I can paint, and everything will disappear into itself...

Up next is the finishing of the Suspension System, and thinking about Wheels and Tires...

 

Thanks All..........

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Fantastic how you break down complex parts into their basic shapes. Your attention to detail is staggering. I wonder what will happen if you decide to use your skills on an aircraft model. That would be freakin' amazing.

Cees

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That's some amazing results!

 

Gaz

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

  You wont believe this Cees, but the only aircraft I ever thought of scratching is the giant, Gotha G-V.  Watching what you are doing with your 0/400 sure has me thinking about this again.  Your doing a great job on that build.

 

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hey Guys,

 

  A brief report for today.  I have been finishing the suspension system and starting work on the wheels and tires.  

 

  My tire construction is very different than the tires I built for the Maz.  This time around I have a much better control of the tire shape and the roundness of it.  

 

  I'll start with what I have for the suspension.  I finished up building the corner post for the top end of the shock absorber.

 

A few parts to construct these tiny corner posts...

 

Alo3hU.jpg

 

I'll paint the bottom end of the shocks when I get ready to close this up...

 

vN28oA.jpg

 

These items are very small and hard for me to see, but it all will blend in when I'm done...

 

IRIyN9.jpg

 

Time for some rubber...

The wheel construction was a bit intense.  I had quite a small space to work with ...

Ka0Qws.jpg

 

 

Master Club bolts...

 

cwWlsV.jpg

 

The tires are a series of card "doughnuts", that ascend in size to get the side curve...

 

tZo7RL.jpg

 

A serious amount of cleanup here. The tire needs to be cleaned and the wheels need a back side...

 

dvEKbY.jpg

 

I'll get everything sanded, and then cut the 1.5 million treads to mount on the tire skin.  I might be able to start casting these this week.

 

Thanks for watching everyone...

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You are truly mad...  but in an admirable way.

 

Gaz

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×