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Horch 1a With Flak 38
retiredyank
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Posted: Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 03:01 PM GMT+7
The fenders look perfect. I do wax and rubber molds using parafin or plastic dip, but they are few and far between.
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Posted: Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 04:07 PM GMT+7
Johnathan, you hit the nail on the head some PM is C**p some is GREAT but it is a minefield! The stuff is not cheep, I respect you hopfully getting a good list of AM for this Kit! Respect Geraint
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Posted: Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 05:52 PM GMT+7
[quote]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!).

Thank you Jonathan! another good tric down my sleave, this tread is making me learn a bunch of new technique.

Philippe.
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Posted: Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 09:08 PM GMT+7
Will that horch run if you put gas in it? Amazing so far very impressive build.
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Posted: Friday, February 24, 2012 - 11:11 AM GMT+7

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Will that horch run if you put gas in it?



THAT'S OBSURD MIKE... I haven't built the gas station yet! (That would be cool though, wouldn't it!)

Hey Matt, with the parafin and plastic dip what do you use for making the part? I'm with Mauro and Phil, always on the look out for new stuff.

Geraint, I'll keep working on the list, I'm not sure where it will end up, but I'm keepin' track!

Last night was a bit of downer, I trashed one of the water can racks and had to build a new one (dang fat fingers!) I can build them a lot quicker now! Then I was getting the scratch half of the door hinges toghether and noticed one of the hinges I had installed was gone, where? how? I have no idea. Well well see what I can fab up. So Gary, I hope I can keep it on that side of the scale for ya!
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Posted: Friday, February 24, 2012 - 06:50 PM GMT+7
I use the cheapest resin I can find at Michael's or Hobby Lobby. Like I said, I rarely cast parts. So, I don't see a reason for investing in the more expensive resins available.
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Posted: Saturday, February 25, 2012 - 09:30 AM GMT+7
Oh I understand that, I've used the amazing stuff resin from there too and it has worked on certain pieces, it's a little more flexible than what I've been using on this project (made by the same company though). I did read an artical on here (I can't remember it now) about a guy using melted sprue to cast parts in silicon calk molds. I thought that was dang ingenious, I would like to try it sometime. Thanks for gettin' back with me on that.
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Posted: Saturday, February 25, 2012 - 10:21 AM GMT+7

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Geraint, I'll keep working on the list, I'm not sure where it will end up, but I'm keepin' track!

Cheers Matt Because like Like all ready said some AM PE is C**P poor Designed and over priced! Thanks again Geraint
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Posted: Sunday, February 26, 2012 - 02:32 PM GMT+7
Time for another photo update!
This one follows right along with the good and bad PE. I went ahead and built the door handle assemblies...

But they didn't quite fit the pockets...

These pockets had been enlaged from the original to fit the PE edging from the same kit, but I'm not sure how they thought the handles were going to work. So I made my own out of wire.

Next I went to the back of the truck and built the rear bumper and hitch with a bit of extra detail.

Added the convoy lights and reflector

Finally finished up the rear door steps

Of course this was an all day project that included some of that fun floor time searching for dropped parts, but all in all not a bad day.
Getting closer and closer to paint time!
retiredyank
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Posted: Sunday, February 26, 2012 - 03:03 PM GMT+7
Nice work on the door handles and chain hanging off the hitch. I like the look of the wire door handles over the pe ones.
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Posted: Sunday, February 26, 2012 - 03:21 PM GMT+7
Hey Jonathan,

Still going strong i see! i agree with Matt, door handles are nice as is. close to paint you say? Sweet! im ready for that. you have gone above and beyond on this build. Great Job Man!!!

Gary
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Posted: Sunday, February 26, 2012 - 09:06 PM GMT+7
OK guys, here goes nothing...
A little early maybe, but hey I can't wait any more...
Some paint to tie it all together...





Whatta ya think Gary? I was pleasantly surprised, I thought sure there would be more clean up work once I got a coat of paint on there. One big sigh and back to work!

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Posted: Sunday, February 26, 2012 - 10:33 PM GMT+7
I haven't posted any other comments yet, but I've been following the build for a while and I just want to say that your attention to every last little detail is mind blowing. Looking forward to seeing it all come together!
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Posted: Tuesday, February 28, 2012 - 11:24 AM GMT+7
Thanks Conor I appreciate the compliment! Sometimes it's more of a handy cap than a benifit though. The only thing that limits me is my ability (and that falls far short of my imagination), so consiquently there are quite a few details that never quite make it! When Mike asked if it could run... well my brain was thinking... Hmmmm how could I do that cause it would be so cool! Not enough skill for that one though. I am picking some more of the custom details from the photos, and some of them should be in the next photo update. What I really need is to find more infomation on the photos themselves. That one I'm still pondering!
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Posted: Tuesday, February 28, 2012 - 11:38 AM GMT+7
Hi Jonathan,

I think your work is amazing. Primer and paint will show you every little mistake and i dont see anything but a cleanly smartly built piece of historical art. Very impressive indeed.

Gary
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Posted: Tuesday, February 28, 2012 - 08:01 PM GMT+7

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Hi Jonathan,

I think your work is amazing. Primer and paint will show you every little mistake and i dont see anything but a cleanly smartly built piece of historical art. Very impressive indeed.

Gary



I totally agree with Gary on this comment! Superbe
Philippe.
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Posted: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - 07:49 PM GMT+7
Aaaaand hhheeere we go again!
So I've been staring at these things on the rear door of the Horch in my picture for quite a while now. It finally dawned on me what they are! The bolt cutter mount from the front fender! So I put it on the door (modified a little)

Then back onto the seats. There are springs behind the cushions for support (comfy), all I needed to do was build them. So, with some pins and some wire I went to work

Twisted up the long coils and super glued them

Then used the hooked pin to make loops to glue on the ends

Put 'em on the frames

Resin cushions on that

And a little green stuff to make the flaps in back

And the seats are done! I should probably paint them...
almost done!

Thanks for looking!

Gary, Phil what can I say, thanks guys, I appreciate it, you keep me all fired up on this build!
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Posted: Thursday, March 01, 2012 - 03:00 PM GMT+7
Jonathan I have been loosely following this thread and I have to say this is one of the best builds I have come across ever. Your level of detail rivals all the great modelers I have ever seen published anywhere. Absolutely ridiculous details. Fantastic workmanship all around. Will it be a stand alone build or will you be putting it in a vignette or diorama? Anyway an awesome job. A pleasure to follow....

Dave
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Posted: Thursday, March 01, 2012 - 03:22 PM GMT+7
...even the seat springs!

Incredible!
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Posted: Friday, March 02, 2012 - 01:33 PM GMT+7
Dave, first off just let me say thank you! That is a huge compliment.
As far as the build goes, the plan was to replicate the photo to the best of my ability and that is still the direction I'm heading. Now I may not get there before the AMPS show in April... So we will just have to see time treats me, but I do want to take this one home!

I am happy with the seats,


But Mauro I must confess I did cut some corners!


There was a great disaster last night too... Ohhh very bad...
When this

Jumped off the shelf! And landed on my small parts holder...

Flinging tiny pieces everywhere... Needless to say I was not very happy, but my floor sure is clean now. So far it looks like the important parts were recovered. I still live in fear though that the one final piece I need will be missing! Ohhh the night mares!!!
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Posted: Friday, March 02, 2012 - 09:14 PM GMT+7
I'm suprised the carpet monster and gremlins didn't take off with your fiddly bits. The primer really ties all of the detail together.
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Posted: Sunday, March 04, 2012 - 09:17 PM GMT+7
I'm just hoping they didn't get anything important Matt!

Well I went back to work on the radiator. I figured I need that done so when it's time to mount the engine I can fit them both at once. So back to where I left off with the prototype. I wanted more water chanels and less glue deposits. That means I need a new jig. Here is the evolution, the one on the left is the original, the one on the right the final...

With the final design the wire is wrapped around the jig.

And the screen placed on top then the glue is applied.

The spacing for the wire was made by cutting a notch along each tooth of the saw blade.

Four panels are made with the wire channels and are glued together with a fifth to make the core. The core is then glued into the original framework.

I copied and split up the original radiator to "refine" the assembly

So the final pieces look like this

So that's that until next time!
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Posted: Sunday, March 04, 2012 - 10:14 PM GMT+7
Right in the zone, incredible work!
Phil.
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Posted: Monday, March 05, 2012 - 08:38 AM GMT+7
I have to agree with Dave. This build is keeping me on the edge of my seat, so to speak. Detail like this makes me strive to master the art and science of super-detailing.
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Posted: Monday, March 05, 2012 - 09:14 AM GMT+7
Really good work. Inspiring, makes me want to pick up the micro tools and get going.