Faro Basso

Discussion in 'Commercial & Civilian Vehicles' started by Enterpriser10, Feb 25, 2016.

  1. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    I too am looking forward to seeing how you are going to fix this.
    I think that it will be very helpful for those who may run into this same issue.
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  2. Enterpriser10

    Enterpriser10 Since the beginning. . .

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    Thank you Zathros and thank you Rhaven. It's very special to feel your confidence in me!

    Sorry for my absent this days, but I had a hard work, out of my area, but I was always thinking about my mistake. I imagined a several ways to do something to fix that parts, but I hadn't any light on my mind . . . So, I decided to glue the rest of tabs in one step, knowing that the last point will be little bit out of position, and, with the time, I want to do some "correction" according the necessity. Like the photo.

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    Enterpriser10 Since the beginning. . .

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    The result . . .

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    . . . and a little diference . . .

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    Maybe I'll cut off a tiny piece to adjust the parts, but not now. I'll see the rest of partial assembly. (Sorry, Uhu . . .:()
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  4. Enterpriser10

    Enterpriser10 Since the beginning. . .

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    I believe that I'll be able to continue the assembly without other problems, because, probably, the next step of gluing have no problems. Like this . . .

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    Enterpriser10 Since the beginning. . .

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    However, to prevent unwanted surprises for the other side , and decided to prepare very well the curved side!!!

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    Enterpriser10 Since the beginning. . .

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    But to have a safe fixed base to paste the hard parts later , I chose to paste the part below , which is straight. For now I am where I am with this delightful work!

    Thank you for following.

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  7. Enterpriser10

    Enterpriser10 Since the beginning. . .

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    My dears, now I finished to gluing the front of the piece, and what I saw?

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    The difference caused by my previous mistake . . . (look at the threads #51, 52, 79, 80)

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    Enterpriser10 Since the beginning. . .

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    Hi, dears. Now I'm gluing the lateral in two steps.

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    With this act, I'm showing the result . . .

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    Enterpriser10 Since the beginning. . .

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    Now, my new challenge . . .

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    That I want (and need) to do like this . . .

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  10. Enterpriser10

    Enterpriser10 Since the beginning. . .

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    Well, I think that I done this step. I know, it's no perfect, but are looking good to me. By the way, I accept your appreciated coments.

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  11. sadie

    sadie New Member

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    I found out this website and became a member yesterday, and it's absolutely amazing to discover this thread because I just printed out Faro Basso 2 days ago and am ready to assemble it. I have done Uhu's Endurance and turned out to be really cool. I really love Uhu's work he's just simply a genius!! I hope I get to share my progress with you too. Keep up the good work!!
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    Enterpriser10 Since the beginning. . .

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    Thank you, Sadie. It's very nice to know that you like Uhu's work like me. Yes, he's a genius!!!! And I'll be glad if my thread could help you. But, note that I printed Faro Basso in A3. It maybe will looks greater than yours, Ok? Be patient and your work will be fine!
    By the way, could we see your Endurance?

    And, if I could give you a suggestion, go to Intoduction section to let us know something about you, ok?
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  13. Enterpriser10

    Enterpriser10 Since the beginning. . .

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    Now, "looking back over my shoulders" in threads #41, 52, 57, 58, I think that I found a clue about my mistake with the tabs: a printed line to guide me gluing that I didn't see before . . .

    Please, note the correct way at right side:
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    Now, the wrong way at left side:

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    I hope that it will be helpfull to someone. But, if I wrong in this conclusion, could someone correct me, please?

    Thank you for following.
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  14. zathros

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    Great Post Sadie, Let get that "Introduction" of ours in so everyone can know you and say "Hi!" :)
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    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    This thread has to be one of the best examples of a build thread I have seen in years. Your interactive nature, ability to process suggestions, your kindness, are all the qualities of a truly fantastic person. I truly wish I could meet you. You have this model right on the money now, and the finished product will be fantastic.

    Around 20 years ago, a guy came to me with a real on of these and the side cover was rusted through, Just under the sear, on the right hand side. What he though was a 5 inch whole was really a 20 inch rust spot. No one would touch it. That part being fairly flat, I took a sand bag and eyeballed a piece of sheet metal, matched the gauge of the metal, and with a plastic hammer, pounded out the shape (after I cut out the rust). I used my pneumatic edging tool and crimped the perimeter and mig welded the piece on. I sanded, welded, sanded again till it was almost, not quite, but functionally perfect. I sprayed the inside with weld through Zinc Primer. This guy drove this thing around for years. He moved out of town, thanking me before he left. I did not charge him, as I was just learning how to weld, and he gave me a great opportunity. After it was all sanded and painted, standing back 5 feet, you could see no distortion. You would have to look hard to see it was repaired.

    Seeing your model build thread and the problems you have run into and corrected has me believing this is one of the best build threads I have seen in years!! Thanks for the memories. ;)
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  16. sadie

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    Hi Enterpriser10, here are a couple of photos of the Uhu's Endurance I built, it took me a little over two months to build it. However, it doesn't look like this anymore because it got torn in two pieces when I was moving to my current place, I should have packed it better. I haven't figured out how to fix it yet, but I'll leave it for now, still heart broken that it got broken ..

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  17. Enterpriser10

    Enterpriser10 Since the beginning. . .

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    Thank you so much, Zathros!! The kindly words of yours are very toucheble, and it could be extremely nice to meet you too! One day, who knows . . .

    And your remembering honor me. Thank you again for your special consideration. It'll be in my mind in every little cut and glue drop. Thanks, my dear.
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    Enterpriser10 Since the beginning. . .

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    Very nice work, Sadie. I'm confident that you'll finish this beautiful model soon!
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    Enterpriser10 Since the beginning. . .

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    Well, well, well, now I'm facing my last challenge (for now) before continuing the rest of the assembly: the top of the thinnest section [see the threads #51, 52, 67] . . . :hammerhead:

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    For now, I deceided to paint the internal part of the folding top with a green ball point pen, to make an effect to disguise a little . . .

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    The partial result and the next two steps

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    And, the "gran finale"??????

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    Well, I think that I did . . .

    But, It's not the end!!!!!!! :sticktongue:
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    Enterpriser10 Since the beginning. . .

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    Just look that I found!!!!!

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    Can't you see????

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    A very small piece of green paper on which I cut from a previous step !!!!! And you know where it fits exactly?
    Here!!!

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    And . . . the result? It's here!

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    Now, I conclude that this step is fully finished !!!

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    Rhaven, are you there???? Good surgery for you, my dear.
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