Coupes I'm working on

Discussion in 'Commercial & Civilian Vehicles' started by zathros, Nov 1, 2015.

  1. DanBKing

    DanBKing Dan the Man

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    Then I hope you know the secret handshake of all Zealotonians .............. :D:D:D:D

  2. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    I liked the handshake between Zaphod Beeblebrox and Ford Prefect when they hook up on the "Heart of Gold" Starship. A bit more practical, but not by much. :)
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  3. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    This is the V12, mostly my own design engine I have decided to go with. See, I am still working on this. This motor has 5 hrs, into it so far!! Double row chain drive for the dual single overhead cam shafts, enclosed water pump with mechanical drive. Electric Fan in Radiator (Not shown yet). It will have a dry sump. and minimal plumbing outside. :):)

    V12Proprietary Engine.jpg
  4. Tonino

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    Are you searching for a beta-builder? :hungry:
  5. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    I will be, but I want to make it first, too make sure I don't waste anybody's time. You're on the short list. :)
  6. Lee Clifton

    Lee Clifton Wisdom and Kindness, A Zealot Sage

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    Looking forward to seeing the build of this one.
  7. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    Thanks Lee, even on the engine I just posted, there will be some changes. I just want is realistic, buildable, and to look nice, all 3 versions. ;)
  8. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    I worked on the engine for almost 4 hours yesterday, making sure each part unfolds as I went along. I save every 3 minutes because sometimes I work fast. The program locked up, and it didn't save sh*t!! I was back to where I originally started, which then gave me a whole new set of ideas, and now I have gone a completely different way!! Same basic block, but the Intake will be nuts!!!;)
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  9. Tonino

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    How many times I had to redo a work because the PC crashed and I didn't save!
    If I remember to save 99 times, you can be sure that the PC decides to freeze the 100th, when I forget to click that damned floppy icon!!! And that 100th time the work was going so well that I continued drawing (or writing or whatever else) for hours and hours! And I was saying "look! This time it's going really good, really good!!!"
    No rule for this. It's one of the many Murphy's law that really happens in everyday life and there's nothing to do!
    :Computer:
  10. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    I know. Funny thing though, when I started out again, it took me 15 minutes to get what took me hours before. I guess because much of the design factor was done. I also realized I needed to go a different route, so it worked out better in the bigger picture. :)
  11. Lee Clifton

    Lee Clifton Wisdom and Kindness, A Zealot Sage

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    Any new news Zathros? I'm looking forward to your coupes. I tried again over Christmas to purchase a 1/12th scale plastic model of the 1937 Cord. Found out that there were two releases of the kit. One made in the 1980s cast in yellow and 2nd one in the 1990s cast in burgundy. So far both are too expensive. Maybe someday someone will create a paper model of it.
  12. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    The Cord is also one of my favorites. Truth be told, if we had talked before, I might have tried that, though with the compound curves, it would be a challenge.

    I haven't given up on the coups, but after working and finishing the motor, my program crashed, and though I saved every 15 seconds, I really lost the whole damned motor. So I have decided to go for a straight 8 or 6 cylinder, keeping more with the looks of the car. I was going to do a Chevy 350 V-8, but decided a Hispano Suiza straight 8 or 6 would be more fitting, in more ways than one. I am trying to get data on that, but then the "Universal Carrier Mark III" post came up. One of my favorite all time armored vehicles, sorely unrepresented, as it was the most produced armed vehicle in WWII, and I have that now almost as far along as the coupes, I just have to start crating the surfaces, and to be honest, this will be easier to design, no compound curves, and not having to pay a fortune for the one presently out which isn't sold in the U.S. anyways, (that's why I don't scare if people build scans of Halinski's,or GPM's, Gelli's, that whole lot that won't sell their wares to the U.S., so why not build the 600 d.p.i. scans of these models?) I am not the only forum Admin that has this attitude either. If different with ECardmodels, anyone building a scan of what he caries gets the boot, Chris Gutzmer sells them cheap enough, but after hearing what he would have to go through to sell just Halinski, forget it, not worth it).

    I will get back to these coups though, and relatively soon. :)
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  13. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    This looks like it will be a fun model to build. I am looking forward to building it!
  14. Lee Clifton

    Lee Clifton Wisdom and Kindness, A Zealot Sage

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    After checking out the plastic models of the Cord it would definitely be a challenge to create in paper. I think I may have finally found an affordable plastic model of it. I'd still like to build your coupe when you get it finished. Hoping to find several 1930s-1940s style coupes and sedans to build in 1/12 scale to use for a large scale diorama I'm working on.
  15. zathros

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    Well, it's not forgotten, I just want to make that piano hinged hood open up and have a vert nice period engine in it. For the Hot Rod, that's a different story. ;)
  16. 123yokomo

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    looking great so far zathros!thumbsup
  17. zathros

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    I have to get back to this. I am going with a completely different engine. Too many projects!! ;)
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  18. Lee Clifton

    Lee Clifton Wisdom and Kindness, A Zealot Sage

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    Love the Fiat model and can't wait to see more on this one.
  19. THE DC

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    Great work.

    Agree about the Cord!
  20. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    I wish to get back to this, I am working out some scaling issues for the fully detailed frame of Tonino's "Balilla", a beautifully crafted model. :)
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