*Finish* Willys Jeep, Modelik Nr. 10/02, 1:25, Special Build

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  1. fuchsjos

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    The next step was the dashboard. I did some detail works again. The frontrings of the instruments were made of solder again. One of the big advantages of solder is it's softness, it's easy to cut it off even with a sharp knife and easy to shape.

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    The instruments were printed mirror-inverted to transparent film, after this I sealed the printed side with white color and glued the other side behind the dashboard. At the glove box there are three labels, made of aluminium with black printing. The solution of the kit for theese was to simple for me (3 light grey rectangles). So I took a picture of the original labels, correct them to the right perspective and dimensions, print them with a laser printer to overhead film in high resolution (2400 dpi), cover them on the backside with thin aluminium foil, cut it out and glue them in place. To reduce the high gloss I used same colorless flat paint.

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    The colors of the pilot lamps are the result of fantasy, but I thought that a blue one for the upper beam, a green one for the blinker, two red ones for oil pressure and ignition as soon as a yellow one for differential gear blocker is not so wrong.

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    Stunning! Museum quality through and through!
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    I`ll say briefly: REVELATION!!! :shock:
    I would like " to stick" models in way what you this do :D
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    An art work of superb quality.
    Having this model in my stock, this thread will be used as an ultimate reference.
    How did you make gearshift covers at their basements?
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    Mirror-printed instruments on transparent sheets - what an extraordinarily good tip! - Leif
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    Ditto on Leif's reply..., the dash panel is superb! ..., Gil
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    Hello greycat!

    For the gearshift cover I don't use any special procedures, it's made just of paper out of the kit. I have only completed the plate rivets/bolts with some punched slices of bristol cardboard. The rubber bellow is made of a long triangle of thin paper, rolled around a pin.

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    Josef
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    Too much progress for me to quote anything. But this is phenomenal. Although I have not built any wheeled or track vehicles, the techniques that abound in this thread are definitely worth the read.

    Brad
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    In the engine compartment there was missing a very important detail - the horn.

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    In the engine compartment there was missing a very important detail - the horn.

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    The next step in the construction manual were the tires. First I build the spare wheel as a test for mounting and fitting accuracy. The result was not overwhelming, because the tire looks quite chiseled. For the production run I will change this.

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    The next step in the construction manual were the tires. First I build the spare wheel as a test for mounting and fitting accuracy. The result was not overwhelming, because the tire looks quite chiseled. For the production run I will change this.

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    The rim was made of a lot of parts and many small punched slices.

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    This time I used the rims and tires as seperatly parts.

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    The side frames of the tires are flat frustrums - how to mount them to the even side frames of heavy cardboard was a riddle for me.

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    The rim was made of a lot of parts and many small punched slices.

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    This time I used the rims and tires as seperatly parts.

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    The side frames of the tires are flat frustrums - how to mount them to the even side frames of heavy cardboard was a riddle for me.

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    Now it was time for some experiments. First of all I used my old airbrush to wet the flat frustrums (side frames of the tires).

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    After this the wet slices were squeezed very strong with a pressing block and a piece of glass against a felt pad. The pressing block was made of a seal for plastic waste pipe; cutting to the correct lenght and glued with CA glue.

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    This procedur created a beautiful round tire-part.

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    After drying all parts were glued together to become a tire. The edges were chamfered after the common hardening (acrylcolor, CA-glue).

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    Now it was time for some experiments. First of all I used my old airbrush to wet the flat frustrums (side frames of the tires).

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    After this the wet slices were squeezed very strong with a pressing block and a piece of glass against a felt pad. The pressing block was made of a seal for plastic waste pipe; cutting to the correct lenght and glued with CA glue.

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    This procedur created a beautiful round tire-part.

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    After drying all parts were glued together to become a tire. The edges were chamfered after the common hardening (acrylcolor, CA-glue).

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    Many punched holes and a lot of cutting give the tire a pleasing tread pattern.

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    The tread pattern was vulcanizing with wallpaper paste to the tires.

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    The result looks more like a real tire.

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    Many punched holes and a lot of cutting give the tire a pleasing tread pattern.

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    The tread pattern was vulcanizing with wallpaper paste to the tires.

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    The result looks more like a real tire.

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    Now I only have to connect the tires to the jeep.

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    Finally Willy could use his own legs.

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    Now I only have to connect the tires to the jeep.

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    Finally Willy could use his own legs.

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