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.
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RodBurNeR: omg condensing years of model supply, tools and paints into one three drawer cabinet is tough! just the common use stuff, rest will be in boxes in a closet unless needed. this is rough lol
Sept 28, 2020 23:30:46 GMT -5
krassandbernie: At least you are finally able to do something model related! LOL!
Sept 30, 2020 10:37:45 GMT -5
RodBurNeR: hah! yeah but where to begin? just trying to see what i have and what i need to start. not sure what to work on, just something simple i guess. painting is gonna have to be outside. been there done that
Sept 30, 2020 11:35:26 GMT -5
RodBurNeR: i think i have all the stuff from storage, been putting it away and sorting. the amount of parts is overwhelming lol oh and the unfinished projects too!
Oct 9, 2020 9:35:12 GMT -5
krassandbernie: Do you guys even check the 'recent threads' or 'recent posts' buttons down at the bottom of the main page?
Jan 5, 2021 15:42:37 GMT -5
Mark Moore: I just tend to click on the sections with a new post myself.
Jan 5, 2021 18:26:23 GMT -5
krassandbernie: There was notifications in the 'Resin' section to indicate a new post(s); but no one has seen the several latest posts I made there.
Jan 5, 2021 18:33:56 GMT -5
krassandbernie: You guys missing the other posts I've made in the 'resin' section? I see a couple of you have spotted the Fordor sedan builds by customers I posted; but missed the others.
Jan 6, 2021 13:48:16 GMT -5
RodBurNeR: I check recent posts
Jan 6, 2021 15:11:17 GMT -5
superflekmoonbird: Thanks Paul...they look good. Air temp may be part of it...for comparison some rattle cans (Tamiya) mention 50 degree F and above, Testors Lacquer says 70 degrees..
Jan 24, 2021 18:22:09 GMT -5