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Redshift

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  1. Very effective, can't wait to see the finished article. I find the old abandoned models more interesting than showroom shiny, dont know why. Are you going to do a diorama for it?
  2. Vinegar! I used a tub full of bog standard malt vinegar and dunked the part for a few minutes, then rinsed and primed. Worked ok, just made me hungry for chips.
  3. Yes, apart from the screen, wheels and steering wheel. The seats were formed by carving out the cockpit. No, but I had to spend a long time with the sandpaper to get rid of the tool marks Cheers matey, you're not so bad yourself.
  4. Very effective! I'm getting tempted to buy a lathe now. Ive been using plastic tubing for the rims, the ends of guitar strings for hubs and fishing line for the spokes, but the results aren't nearly as good as yours. And trying to hand carve four identical wooden tyres is a recipe for madness! by the way, that testa rossa is a gem.
  5. Thanks Frank. Yes, using the right wood and also getting some quality tools has helped, along with practice and lots of sandpaper. Not sure whats next, I've done all the interesting curvy cars I wanted to. I'd like to try some hard top cars as that would give an interesting challenge of how to carve a closed cabin, but I've been advised that we have enough cars and planes on display for the moment! Maybe some wildlife, or something more abstract.
  6. Very wise, we should all heed the Zen of the bandsaw. Not sure you can put off the fitting of the upper wing any longer. Remember, cut once, then measure twice, then cut again then sand and fill repeatedly.
  7. Nice looking Mr. 2! I made a right hash of mine many years ago (model, not real thing). I'm tempted to try again; I was discussing with the missus what my favourite out of all the cars I've owned was and we agreed on the MR2. 93, square tail lights, bright yellow t bar. Still miss it, but I as i always drove it like i stole it after 120k miles it was a bit knackered.
  8. Hi folks. Here is a simple carving of a 1957 Ferrari Testa Rossa 250 that has kept me busy for the past couple of months. Entirely scratch built and hand carved from mahogany to 1:20th ish scale. Hope you like it. Merry xmas!
  9. Looks like a set of photos from a Ducati catalogue. Awesome. The only thing that gives it away as not being full size is the rear sprocket.
  10. Very nice boat to model, I did the Billings 1/100 version but that is a far cruder kit which does not do justice to the lines of the original. Your handiwork is exemplary and will produce a superb display model. It tempts me to go and have another go at a bluenose...
  11. Another work of art Frank. I started a W196 a while back but had to abandon it as I couldn't get the body to look right, so I know the skill needed to get something looking this good.
  12. Thanks for the tip Frank, I'm always keen to learn new tricks.
  13. Looking good Mr B, coming on nicely. Nearly time to get busy with rigging wires.
  14. Thanks. Its lime, aka basswood. Thanks!
  15. Hola dudes and dudettes. It's time for another tale from the woodshed, this time it's the iconic Fokker Dr.1 dreidecker. Again, its been left natural wood finish with clear gloss varnish. Everything carved by hand apart from the wheel, which are actually buttons. See you next time
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