Post by Bernard Kron on May 22, 2019 20:24:14 GMT -5
As I was looking at my last post I was noticing that the body wasn’t set straight on the chassis. The driver’s side rear was skewed high. In addition I hadn’t set my camera to shoot RAW format and shoot regular JPG format instead. RAW format is the basic data your digital camera generates before it compresses the color and pixel density information into a smaller file. Most cameras don’t offer you the option to save pictures in RAW format. It’s a feature mainly reserved for high=end professional and semi-pro cameras. But my cheap little Fujifilm ES900 9 megapixel compact camera will, and the result is truer colors and sharper details. So, since the body was on crooked anyway, I decided to reshoot my last post with the bopdy on straight and a more faithful presentation of the bare steel effect. I also adjusted the white balance to represent the true white of the background I was using.
Here’s a comparison of the side view from the last post and the new image with the body on straight and the higher quality photography. The red circles highlight the effect of the crookedly mounted body.
And here’s the re-do of the last post.
And finally here are some additional details omitted from the last post. The undercarriage shot is only missing the front wishbones and steering tie rod. The interior shot shows the Scroeder sprint car steeing underneath the cowl. And the two top photos show how the motor will look behinf the grill with the carburetors in place. The top right photo is a little Photoshop-Phun with a ghost shot of the carbs showing through the hood panel.
Yeah, it looks way better with the body sitting down on the frame correctly. I was thinking the Z-job was for nothing because the stance in the previous update can be achieved without modifying the frame. I really like the wheel and tire combo. RRR has done that a couple of times but he uses the front wheels and tires from the Polar Lights funny car kits.
Now you should lower the grill shell and radiator so the hood isn't running uphill.
Post by Bernard Kron on May 28, 2019 19:10:41 GMT -5
This project is now completed. I’ll post the final presentation photos tomorrow but in the meantime here are some last construction notes and detail photos. The Revell Stacey David Rat Roster contributed most of the final detail bits, including the hairpins, chopped windshield, most of the steering bits in the front end (except, of course, for the bell crank and steering rod which I fabricated), headlights, and things like the rear view mirror and radiator cap. The taillights and license plate frame are from a Revell’32 Ford Highboy Roadster, thinned down to look more to scale. Here’s a detail composite photo:
I’ve left some parts removable to present several variants. I made a small Moon tank from thecenter piece from an AMT ’49 Ford Moon tank and the two side plates from the Revell ’32 Ford 5—Window coupe Moon tank. Doing this eliminated the annoying horizontal seam of the Revel tank which results from the two piece center barrel. This allowed me to preserve the chrome, which I wanted to do in order to contrast with the bare metal grill and frame horns. Here are the 4 variants:
Next up the final “beauty” pictures and a post on the Daggum Bench. Thanks to all who followed along and for your comments.
This is a good spot to drop a quick note or ask for help. If you are in a bad mood, this isn't the right spot to drop feelings. Thanks for understanding!
normy: Gots ne mo dem Koop bodaces?
Jan 12, 2020 14:28:04 GMT -5
krassandbernie: Yup! I have 3 that are 'seconds'.......which are nicer than what you'd get most anywhere else; or you can just order one. Send me a pm if you are still interested; and we can go from there.
Jan 13, 2020 1:16:27 GMT -5
mod3llover: Ed, where do you have the bodies posted?
Jan 14, 2020 20:13:56 GMT -5