I was getting bits and bobs ready for paint last night, and I noticed that the instruction sheet calls for me to mix paints to get the right shade. Hope that works out well.
A note about the resin bits in the Hobby Design detail set. While removing some flash I noticed that (1) the parts are easily filed and shaped and (2) a very strong chemical solvent
smell is immediately apparent. WOW! I don't know what kind of resin they make the parts from, but it is not playing around. Interesting.
After the batch of painting and engine assembly, the chain in next. Fingers crossed.
Make sure to give the hobby design resin a really good scrub mate, the release agent they use can be tough to remove sometimes and it will bite you in the keister later. I've got personal experience with it happening to me
Thank you Martin. Really appreciate the kind words. I certainly agree with what you said about taking notes. The thing about this model is that the detail set has no instructions. All the bits are there and they expect
you to know how it goes and what order to put things. I said at the start that this project would really need planning, and that statement is becoming more and more true.
The radiator set up in the detail set obviously has more detail, and with that detail means many more steps than a stock build. I have to really pay attention so I don't unintentionally go backwards.
Tonight, I got some more stuff off the frets and prepped.
In the following pics we can see the cores for the front and back of the radiators along with what I am calling the "radiator mount."
The cores were just a bit too wide so I was able to use my new Xuron shear to take care of the excess. Worked very well.
This is the stock radiator setup. All it needs is paint.
And here we see the super detailed set up. It is all separate with cores for both sides of the radiators, as well as rock guard grilles for the front sides of the radiators.
Everything then connects to the "mount" on the far right, and then that is connected to the bike. I just have to make sure I do things in the correct sequence.
I put down two pieces of double stick tape and then started laying out all of the link pins. I actually made a mistake here because as you look at the chain in the pic, you can see the links.
The other side of the PE is actually dead flat, because it is the INSIDE of the chain. The link side should be face down. Anyway I didn't have any luck with the chain in this position.
I tried to put the other side of the PE chain on top to "sandwich" the pins in between but that was a disaster. I couldn't get everybody to line up at the same time. It's actually a good thing, because it would have been wrong anyway.
So decided to take a different tack and work from the underside. I would take one pin at a time, touch it to a speck of superglue and put it in place. Do that twice, then put the outside link on top. This would hold everyone in place.
I went and looked at my bicycle to make sure I was staggering the links properly. The Panavise is a big help because the head will actually tilt down 90 degrees. I would have been in real trouble otherwise.
Worked my way around all the links and with everything glued in place the "sandwiching" went a little easier. I was able to install the "side" of the chain facing the correct way before adding all the outside links to the other side.
Same technique employed. Grab the link with tweezers, dab of glue, set it in place. Here is the finished chain. It looks pretty realistic, and all things considered, wasn't as bad an ordeal as you might think. Bonus!!
Last Edit: Feb 16, 2020 23:21:59 GMT -7 by mmthrax
mustang1989: I've been trying to add photos to my thread and can't access a single one. Just contacted imageshack about the problem. Will see what they say.
Mar 23, 2020 14:56:06 GMT -7
stitchdup: I'm in isolation for 12 weeks due to this nasty virus going around. I took 4 kits with me, paint glue pretty much everything except tools. hopeing to pop in to my flat to collect them later
Mar 26, 2020 7:04:58 GMT -7
Deano: I hope everyone is staying safe from this virus. My model building side says I could do with some time in isolation but my bank account says no I don't! Take care people!!
Mar 27, 2020 11:52:12 GMT -7
stitchdup: You too mate, this is some nasty stuff going about. I'm actually missing work already and sick of being inside
Mar 27, 2020 11:58:19 GMT -7
RetroSpectKustoms: I'm close to Iso. (what we're calling it in OZ) I'm in the Barossa Valley, you know where the big outbreak is!(thank you shithead tourists). I'm making a list of isolation jobs, got a heap of things I can do.
Mar 29, 2020 15:29:46 GMT -7
sharp: Yeah guys,I'm pretty much stuck in the house too.Thank god for this cool hobby we all have,at least we won't go crazy.Stay safe guys.
Mar 29, 2020 20:42:18 GMT -7
DeeCee: Can only go to work and back as of today, well, as long that still exists anyway, then having trouble logging in due to everybody working from home, DUD INTERNET
Mar 30, 2020 3:53:52 GMT -7
mustang1989: I'm still able to go to and from work and to the grocery store here in Corpus Christi. I've been hitting the bench a little harder than usual and taking care of things around the house that have been bugging the crap out of me.
Mar 31, 2020 10:56:57 GMT -7
mustang1989: Got some work done to my truck. I've been driving around for the last two years with no fuel gauge but finally had the time to lift the bed with my engine hoist and drop a fuel level sender in it.
Mar 31, 2020 10:57:59 GMT -7
mustang1989: My wife is currently out of work as a nurse in an elective surgery clinic. She wants to go to work in a hospital and that scares the crap out of me because we've almost lost her twice. Once to a miscarraige and the second time due to a brain aneurysm.
Mar 31, 2020 10:59:50 GMT -7
mustang1989: Just don't want her to push her luck for a third time.....
Mar 31, 2020 11:00:26 GMT -7
stitchdup: I can see why your woried mate,
Mar 31, 2020 12:15:21 GMT -7
leon: Still working here as our company has an exempt status.
Mar 31, 2020 13:20:15 GMT -7
DeeCee: VOTING POLLS are up everybody
Apr 1, 2020 1:27:21 GMT -7
coyotecrunch: What a world we live in, a lot of you all seem to be locked down. Unfortunately I am "essential", so nothing has changed for me, working every day, sure hope I don't catch this shit. Would hate to not be able to bug you guys every other month! BE SAFE!!
Apr 1, 2020 14:15:05 GMT -7
stitchdup: well the lockdown doesn't seem too bad now, its been hail and wind all morning
Apr 2, 2020 6:38:11 GMT -7
RetroSpectKustoms: I'm quite excited lads! I have about an hour left on model #2 & 3 for 2020. Hopefully post them on the other side of the weekend.
Apr 2, 2020 15:12:38 GMT -7
stitchdup: looking forward to it mate
Apr 3, 2020 0:17:32 GMT -7