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JBL
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Posted - 11/16/2005 :  5:01:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
After enjoying so many construction threads on this forum, I think that time has come to show something for your enjoyment. At least I hope you will enjoy.

I am building one of these big machines that can unload a truck in one turn, like a Le Tourneau for example. I dont have exact plans for the prototype - only a side elevation and a view from above.
So I am forced to do some guessing...

I have done the very first steps. Looks horrible to me.





Greetings,
Jens

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Chuck Doan
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Posted - 11/16/2005 :  5:07:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jens, Welcome!
Looks pretty crisp and clean so far. What scale is it, and can you scan/post a prototype pic so we can see what youre copying?

Thanks,
Chuck D.




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Dutchman
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Posted - 11/16/2005 :  5:39:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jens,
I agree with Chuck. The vehicle looks nicely modeled so far, but a prototype picture would help.


Bruce

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Rick
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Posted - 11/16/2005 :  5:58:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks like you're doing a good job. Keep us informed as you make more progress.


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JBL
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Posted - 11/17/2005 :  5:09:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Chuck Doan

What scale is it, and can you scan/post a prototype pic so we can see what youre copying?



Chuck, see the picture below for reference. Scale is 1:87.



And todays progress:



And tomorrow I will search the LHS for appropriate wheels.


Greetings,
Jens



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JBL
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Posted - 11/20/2005 :  09:34:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
No appropriate wheels found yet. But I made little progress:






Greetings,
Jens



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wvrr
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Posted - 11/20/2005 :  7:10:14 PM  Show Profile  Visit wvrr's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Jens,

Looks great, so far! What did you use for the walkway material?

Chuck



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MikeC
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Posted - 11/20/2005 :  7:20:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jens, you're doing very nice work with this! I hope you're able to locate some wheels for this. There might be something available in 1/72 scale, which is pretty close to 1/87. (I have seen dioramas by Verlinden that mixed the two scales very effectively and realistically.




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JBL
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Posted - 11/22/2005 :  4:52:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Again some progress was made.

Chuck, the walkway is sheet styrene (0.5mm thick) whith holes drilled in.


In front of the machine you see what will hopefully result in a wheel.



Greetings,
Jens



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LVRALPH
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Posted - 11/22/2005 :  6:02:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Now there is a guy with talent!!!


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Chuck Doan
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Posted - 11/22/2005 :  6:48:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I second that talent remark!
Great work Jens, and the fact that it is HO is even more impressive!

Chuck D.



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George D
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Posted - 11/22/2005 :  8:09:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by JBL


Chuck, the walkway is sheet styrene (0.5mm thick) whith holes drilled in.

Greetings,
Jens



Jen,

I went back and looked at the walkway. You make it sound easy, but it can't be. I'd like to know how you shape the styrene.

George


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JBL
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Posted - 11/23/2005 :  07:43:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Chuck Doan
.. and the fact that it is HO is even more impressive!



Althought its in HO, the vehicle is quite big. I think the modeling is quite similar to O-scale modeling.

quote:
You make it sound easy, but it can't be. I'd like to know how you shape the styrene.




It is easy. But is is very time consuming - especialliy if you have to discard pieces you have made, because they look not good. Well, who wants to drill hundreds of holes twice? Me not.

What I personally like best in scratchbuilding is the assembling part. Followed by the shaping (filling, sanding, filing). When it comes to the cutting part I choose the way that is the fastest for me. Cutting by hand (cutter, X-acto..) or by *drumroll* cnc-mill.

The actual model consists of approx. 70% handcut pieces and 30% milled pieces. All (100%) pieces have been sanded or filed. I choose the mill when
  • things have to be absolutely square
  • parts are required multiple times
  • using styrene that is more than 2mm thick
  • when making parts for a kit


Greetings,
Jens



Edited by - JBL on 11/23/2005 10:12:44 AM

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Rick
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Posted - 11/23/2005 :  07:54:17 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by LVRALPH

Now there is a guy with talent!!!



Very talented indeed. Looks great.



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teejay
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Posted - 11/23/2005 :  08:03:13 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great work , Jens . I'm enjoying watching this project unfold .You have obviously given a lot of thought to designing the various sub-assemblies . You must have a lot of patience to be drilling all the holes for the cat walk .

Thanks for the pictures .

Terry



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JBL
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Posted - 11/23/2005 :  08:45:26 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by teejay
You have obviously given a lot of thought to designing the various sub-assemblies


Thank you. I feel that this is the key to make any good model.

quote:
You must have a lot of patience to be drilling all the holes for the cat walk .


No. As I tried to explain above, I used to drill them by hand. Now, I mill them.


Greetings,
Jens



Edited by - JBL on 11/23/2005 08:47:09 AM

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