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About RichO

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  • Birthday 03/07/1956

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    Olympia, washington, USA
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    Retired art director, art, model building, video games,gardening

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  1. Hey Guys, I had a few thing to get out of the way before I do more work on the Radiator Cage. I had to place the cooling fans into the surrounding cage. With all the items that are crammed into the cage, things aren't looking so good. I just don't see how all this fits in there. So to get on with the cooling fans, it always starts with a load of parts....... This part of the build starts out with building the Generators and mounts with a couple of fuse ports and wiring. I keep an eye open for junk to use for scratching. I collected
  2. Hey all, The progress with the space program is continuing. This quick posting is to get everyone caught up on the latest repetitive work. The casting of items continues. This is about all I have been doing for this project is casting tires (still) and cars. I thought I would ease into casting the vehicles with a simple two part mold of one of the cars I'd like to have more copies of. I learned a few things about air traps with this little car. All is sorted, and now, a pile of cars in the junk yard......
  3. Thanks for the nice words guys! Pete, I'll see if I can get 'em started when I link the gas peddle and gear shifter to the cab.
  4. Thanks everyone for watching! Hey All, The Engine Build has expanded to the Engine Bay Build. I have just about finished with the engine build, but I have a few connections to the radiators and then all is finished with the engine build. I have finished with the cross connections between the engines and installed the drive shafts. The cross connections control the carburetor linkage, and you can see the linkage that shifts the gears on the transmissions. Once I had the linkage installed. all was secured final, an
  5. Nice scratchin' Pete, and a pilot, good job
  6. Hey All, I hope everyone had a great Holiday Season with lots of modeling. I had a fun time just staying out of the way and building, but at a holiday pace. The engines have been finished as much for now, and installed. I finished with the silver painting........ I began the wiring with the spark wires. I chose Red to give things a bit of contrast. I had to build the exhaust headers and get these installed to check the install of the spark plugs. Once I had the spark installed, I started with the hoses......
  7. Hey Everyone, I hope everyone had a great Holiday Season with about as much fun as you can have. The build has continued at a slower holiday pace. I did manage to get some work done tho. I have started with the tires, and ran into something I have not done before. In order to facilitate the tire count I built a mold that has ten tires on one sprue. This is something I have not tried until now. Thinking of how parts are separated on a parts tree, I spread out the tires and hoped all would workout ok. With some styrene rod as filler nec
  8. Hey Everyone, This will be the last posting for this year. I hope you like it. The engine build continues. I have one engine base painted, and the other only a few day behind in the build. I have most of the wiring finished on the one engine with all the piping and hoses yet to build. I have finished with the small sub assemblies for the top side of the engine blocks. In the photo above you can see the wiring that is fitted to the tiny parts shown with them. All of this is mounted to the top side with a bunch of other stu
  9. Hey Guys, it's been a week or so. The engine build is continuing at a steady pace, I just have all kinds of items to place around the engine blocks. I have started with some of the wiring harnesses. I am using blue painters tape for my wire loops to mount to the block. I have several of these wire harnesses to build. If you look real close, you can see these spread about the engine blocks. Then it is more of the same, engine details.......Pumps things, all sorts of crazy items........
  10. Hey Everyone, Small post for today. The work with the vehicles build is going slow but steady. I am about half way through painting the transport trailers. Primer....... Base white........ The yellow parts are small enough to hand paint. A bit of touch up on the white, and these are ready for the tire faze of the build. Be back later All..........
  11. Nice to see that someone's scratching is crazier than mine. Great job Stave!
  12. Hey Guys, More parts........ Still very busy building all the subassemblies. Thanks All for the great comments, I'll be back later........
  13. Thanks Badder, nice story with the cats. I had an opportunity at one time to acquire a large Canadian Lynx. Could you imagine the damage. To big for my house. As for the tower. I have looked at it somewhat, and was a bit upset that some of the very thin brass has bends with kinks and separations from other parts. If I take this as a sign, A scratch built Launch Tower is in order. I have the patterns obviously, just time and materials. I'll come to that solution later. Keep up your great work, and stay healthy!!!!!!!!!
  14. HI Manfred, I'm sure that you have considered that a huge chapter of your build could be taken care of with just one e-mail. Mischa's crawler has all these required measurements already worked out. When you order his kit you also receive a "Vector File" of the drawings that have no color added, just the
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