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Horch 1a With Flak 38
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Posted: Sunday, February 12, 2012 - 06:42 PM GMT+7
To keep with the jumping around format of this build, I moved up to the engine compartment and fenders.
Between the two Horch detail sets there were four hood channels for the fenders. The engine set had the shorter and taller set so they went on the inside.

Then the outer set...

I added the hood lock down rings and hold down mounts. I rolled out some green stuff to finish the wiring harness along the fenders too...

I put the head light mounts on the fenders...

I would like to get the rest of the pieces on the fender and get some paint on the engine compartment. First I have to get some water cans toghether so I can scratch build a rack on each fender.

That's the plan, for now anyway! Ya never know where I might jump next!
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Posted: Monday, February 13, 2012 - 12:21 AM GMT+7
Hi Jonathan,

Im enjoying your build immensely! i gotta give you big props on this "How to build a first rate Horch" tutorial!

Keep it coming man!

Gary
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Posted: Monday, February 13, 2012 - 09:03 AM GMT+7
You definitly have to put this in a book. Great build and talent right here gents! Damn, now I can't just build otb and scritchy scratch a couple of details anymore Raising the bar for all of us!

Well done,

Phil.
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Posted: Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 08:44 AM GMT+7
Thanks guys, I'm glad you're enjoying the build so far! Phil, your killin' me man,the pressure is really on now! . My early days were filled with Monogram armor, testors tube glue, and testors paint that was it! So sprue stretching and patience were a must back then. Thank goodness for Shep Paine and his inspiration.

I did some more mold building last night and came up with a cool (I think) wiring trick. I'll have to try to get the photos on tonight. I'll get this thing done yet!

Thanks Again
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Posted: Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 09:03 AM GMT+7
Don't sweat it Jonathan! I'm just an enthousiast!
Looking forward for that trick!

Have a nice day.

Phil.
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Posted: Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 09:41 AM GMT+7
fantastic work.
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Posted: Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 12:27 PM GMT+7
AWRSOME WORK. LOVING IT SOME ,AND SOME MORE. I've also been getting things together for a Flak Truck. Just bought ICM Henschel 33 D1 Hope to make a flak truck out of this ,a change from all those Opel Blitz Flak trucks. Keep up the Great work, cant wait to see more.! Cheers Geraint
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Posted: Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 07:39 PM GMT+7
All right, here we go agian. Now I was having this delima last night.
I wanted to replicate this...

So I started by just bending some wires,

but that wasn't getting it, not enough wire and tooooo large a bundle. So I was thinking, and thinking, and thinking, and decided to try this.
Twist some wire around some plastic rod...

Flatten the coil, glue the edge, and cut it in half...


Then trim a little off the top...

Drop it in place with a litte rolled green stuff to finsh out the loom...


OK, now the next thing is I'm wondering if the notek mount is too big?

I don't know, I suppose I'll need to stare at it for a while.

Thanks for looking in, I should have more soon!

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Posted: Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 08:22 PM GMT+7
Nice job on the wires coming out of the loom.
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Posted: Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 08:50 PM GMT+7
Loving that wire rolled and glued and it look's just right! This I defenitly note for further build. Thanks.

Phil.
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Posted: Saturday, February 18, 2012 - 07:06 PM GMT+7
More work, more pictures, more stuff... good stuff I hope!
I left off staring at that notek mount and sure enough I didn't like it. So I angled it forward and shortened it up a bit...

I pulled the first casts out of the new molds too, not too shabby, the water can handles need some help. I think a little more attention to them when I'm pouring and they should be just fine.

Too much staring at the wiring harness, so I had to pull the end apart and add a little bit of metal where the hood tie downs mount and the harness runs through.

Next I did some head light working, I was wanting to make the cloth covers but I couldn't get them to look right, so I scrapped that part of the project.

My next great idea was building the can holders for the fenders. I made a form (after I failed at freehanding them)

I used the heavy foil to make the angle iron frame.

Fabbed up some mounts and mounted them.


That sounded like it went quick, but man it didn't go quick at all. There were quite a few not good enoughs, and a couple flat out fails! But eventually...
Then I made the push bar, the first version was too short, so I added a little length to the uprights and it's looking good.


Now, I was going to get some paint on the engine compartment, but it was getting late and I was getting tired, so I decided not to push it. Instead I thought it would be a great time to test fit all the pieces parts together and get a couple of shots. So, here they are!


And

Pshew, break time again. I hope ya enjoy the progress, thanks for lookin' in!
retiredyank
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Posted: Saturday, February 18, 2012 - 07:55 PM GMT+7
Very nice attention to detail. If I may suggest a solution to the canvas headlight covers; you can use tissue paper soaked in 50:50 water thinned white glue and place these pieces over them. As it begins to dry, you should be able to manipulate it into the shape you want.
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Posted: Saturday, February 18, 2012 - 08:06 PM GMT+7
Hmmm, that may be the answer. I was trying to use the green stuff rolled really thin, but it just wasn't working out. Now I have done some work with tissue in the past. So Matt, my first thought is the slit, do I cut it first? Then soak and apply, or cut it after it sets up? Then would you do a two piece (a disc for the ceter and strip for the rest) or a one piece? I'm not sure if I can get the headlights off, so I may have to do it in place. Just thinkin'
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Posted: Saturday, February 18, 2012 - 08:09 PM GMT+7
My suggestion would be to anchor the kit with the headlights pointing up. Cut two circles of tissue. Soak them in the glue solution. Lay them over the headlights. I'm not sure that there would be slits in the canvas, as it is made to protect the lense. However, I am unsure on this point.
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Posted: Saturday, February 18, 2012 - 08:19 PM GMT+7
Gotcha, I may just give it a shot. I did take another look at my refereces, and yes to the slit. It's a black out thing I think. Any way, I'm not sure what direction I'll be headed tomorrow but I'll deffinately put this in the plans. Thanks!
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Posted: Sunday, February 19, 2012 - 08:07 AM GMT+7
Too much staring! It looks like the Horch is going back under the knife for a face lift. The head light mounts need to come down the fender and the push bar uprights need to go back to the smaller ones that I had made. I'm about ready to be done with the front end of this beast!
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Posted: Sunday, February 19, 2012 - 09:49 AM GMT+7
After a quick slice and dice, here are the results!

Amazing! It looks like a completely different Horch...

OK maybe not that different...

I feel better thouugh...

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Posted: Sunday, February 19, 2012 - 09:53 AM GMT+7
Hi again . The Wire'n loom is just so AWESOME I'll be keeping this build feature for all engine wire'n. The Truck looks great all put together. Keep up the GREAT WORK you really are turning alot of people on. Thanks Geraint, be a shame to put paint on this one?
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Posted: Sunday, February 19, 2012 - 11:11 AM GMT+7
Thanks Geraint, I'm glad that you are keeping up with the progress and picking out the good stuff to use yourself. The whole painting thing has me a bit nervous for some reason. I suppose because of the amount of fine detail and scope of the paint job. I'll get there though!
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Posted: Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 07:51 AM GMT+7
Time for a little bit more of some little bits!
I needed a little of that detail back that I shaved off way back when. So I grabbed the old kit

Did a little press on mold

Poured, sanded, trimmed and installed, up on the front fender.

I was thinking about this one for a while and it worked out pretty good, I did both sides with the one mold and sanded the piece while it was still in there.

A little bit more trimming and folding and the new steps are in place

Then back up front and with some very small PE and a little plastic rod, the hood tie downs are done and installed (for the hood that won't be installed).

And to finish it up I put on a couple of door hinges

it looks like I will have to scratch the body side of the hinges since the PE set only had the door side for three six out of the eight. Once again, I just don't understand, but whatever we'll git-r-done.
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Posted: Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 08:40 AM GMT+7
Wowee! Impressive as always. What di you use for your press on mold?

Thanks
Philippe.
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Posted: Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 08:49 AM GMT+7
Some PE sets are a right rip off poor research and design. Funny there was an article in THE IPMS UK column of Scale military modeller International magazine this month about poorly researched expensive AM stuff. Its not a cottage industry no more Anyway Keep up the GREAT WORK Geraint
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Posted: Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 01:18 PM GMT+7
Oh yeah Phil, here is the stuff that I used for the press mold

I picked it up at one of the crafty stores just to try it out. It works good for simple quick molds (in fact it's time to pick up another set!).

As for the PE, you hit the nail on the head Geraint. Now don't get me wrong, the ones that I got all had some phenominal stuff in them, but I have to admit there were some shockers too. It amazes me how simple most of the fixes would be. But hey, I'm just the one who bought it! I suppose when this is all said and done I should try to put a list of "improvements" toghether for any other perspective buyers.
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Posted: Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 01:51 PM GMT+7
Hi Jonathan,

Awsome work man! luvin this build!

Gary
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Posted: Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 01:59 PM GMT+7
What an amazing job!

Looking at this tread I've been learning lots of new techniques

Thanks a lot for sharing