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Re: Mod Resin Projects

Postby strangebrew » Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:30 pm

...............I built this car in 5 hours..................

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I started with one of my "new & improved" modified castings.
I've been toying with casting with dye in the resin to avoid painting. "So far so good :pray: )
The picture doesn't show the color too well...It's brighter than it appears.
I'm using an older hood casting & it's not right for the body. but I haven't made molds of the
newer hoods I'll be using later.
Anyway using these tools, I cleaned up the castings in 25 minutes.

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Next thing to do is clean up a new & improved resin chassis I've just cast.
I had some wheels/tires in my drawer that were already trued, so that saved some time.
It only takes 15 or 20 minutes to assemble the rolling chassis, once it's cleaned up.
A bunch of motors will fit, both long & short cans. Some just need a bit of a shim here or there.
I cast this one with the axle holes marked to make it easier to drill.
I start with a small bit & work up to the larger one I need.
If the chassis teeters a little bit with all the wheels on it, it can be "adjusted" with
a heat gun & a bit of hand twisting........ :roll:
Right now I'm running them with no bearings or brass tube. If & when the rear axle holes wallow out,
I'll just drill them larger & fit a bearing or brass tube.
(I drilled some holes for mounting bumpers at this time also)
Total time for this step was 35 minutes.

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Next thing to do is fit the body to the chassis.
Trim the side pans, mark, drill & counter sink body mounting holes
in the chassis & the body.
Mounted the body for a visual.
(I cast all the newer bodies to fit the chassis, so there wasn't really any adjustments to make)
Time; 20 minutes.

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Next I have to trim & fit the cast generic interior/motor hold down to fit the body I'm using.
This part gets a little tedious since it has to be screwed to the chassis a couple or 3 times 'till
I get the width & length where it needs to be.
(It's best to "sneak up" on these kinds on slicing & dicing)
Time; 30 minutes.

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Time to build the cage. I mark & pre-drill holes for the 1/16th styrene rod I use for the cage.
It bends pretty easily between the fingers just from body heat.......most of the time.
I use "Plastruct Bondene" fast evaporating styrene & ABS solvent cement for this.
That's a mouthfull! But it's cool stuff. Just hold 2 pieces together & paint this stuff on, & it
sets in seconds with the residue evaporating away.
I glued the hood down with some tacky glue, which will let you pull it off & on a bunch of times.
Time; 30 minutes.

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Now we break out the paint brushes.
Paint time is 45 minutes.

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I used some 3/64th brass rod to bend up front & rear bumpers & glued them into
the 1/16th holes I already drilled into the chassis earlier.
TIme; 20 minutes.

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For the side bars, I cut small pieces of balsa & glued them inside the body behind 1/16th holes
I drilled into the body sides. I bent & glued small 3/64th brass pieces into this & soldered
a side rail to this. (It does not attach to the chassis since the body has to be removable)
Time; 25 minutes.

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The only thing left to do is decal & detail.
Never had to paint the body, since it is cast in yellow, just a little wet sand before decals &
Future after the decals set......
Time for this is 60minutes.

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........................There ya' go.....built it in less than 5 hours.......................... :whistle:
Not a modeling contest winner, but a fast, fun build to crash if you've got a free afternoon.
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Re: Mod Resin Projects

Postby HomeRacingWorld » Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:49 pm

SOLD!

Can I save on shipping and just have to drive and deliver it in person? :)

What a car.
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Re: Mod Resin Projects

Postby padirtfan » Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:38 am

That's a really nice one!
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Re: Mod Resin Projects

Postby SpeedyNH » Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:05 am

excellent work, castings and tutorial!
man I wish I could do that.
(did you include the time to take all those nice pix?)
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Re: Mod Resin Projects

Postby slothead » Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:11 pm

While at Modelville Hobby in Massachusetts this past weekend I bought a brass Parma chassis to cut up for a project - with something like this in mind.

If you have any Gremlin or coupe bodies for sale let me know and we'll make a deal.

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Re: Mod Resin Projects

Postby strangebrew » Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:29 pm

Built another resin-based car this afternoon.

Started with a resin chassis & a long-can motor....(Don't know what it is, came out of my motor box)
Pro-Track wheels & home-brewed resin tires.
Printed motor sticker with 3-D printed headers from Scott's Racing Products.

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Cast a 38/40 Ford coupe using red dye....Obviously didn't use enough...............As it's PINK.
Maybe add some orange next time.
Applied some home-printed decals & 3/64th brass rod bars for the finished build.

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Re: Mod Resin Projects

Postby HomeRacingWorld » Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:29 pm

Another winner. Looks like it's on for this Sunday.

Great work as usual sir.
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Re: Mod Resin Projects

Postby padirtfan » Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:19 pm

Another nice one! No way I could keep up with you guys. You build more cars in a week than I do all year!
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