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« Reply #480 on: January 26, 2020, 05:41:29 AM »

The parts turned out very well. Do they seem as durable as cast parts? -- Russ

Shapeways brass parts are in fact castings. They use a wax printer for  an one-off master and cast the final part in brass.
So it is basically a good old lost wax brass casting.
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« Reply #481 on: January 26, 2020, 11:12:05 AM »

Nice Bernhard!

Exactly as Hauk said. The axle was 17 dollars, and for a custom one-off lost wax cast part, that is almost miraculous to me.
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« Reply #482 on: January 26, 2020, 03:27:13 PM »

Thank you both for the explanation. I guess we live in the golden age of model building. Too bad our craft/art-form seems to be losing participants. -- Russ
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« Reply #483 on: January 26, 2020, 06:55:08 PM »

Nice looking axle Chuck.

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« Reply #484 on: January 26, 2020, 07:23:58 PM »

The axle was 17 dollars, and for a custom one-off lost wax cast part, that is almost miraculous to me.

Amazing!
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« Reply #485 on: February 29, 2020, 06:24:04 PM »

Thanks Guys!

I painted the radiator shell and set it in place and took some sunny shots. The Fordson did not have a pressurized radiator; boil overs and prominent rust streaks were common, and I was happy to oblige. I used oil paint and gouache for the rust.








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« Reply #486 on: February 29, 2020, 07:45:10 PM »

Looks good, Chuck. Are those a couple bits of grasshoppers in the radiator fins?
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« Reply #487 on: February 29, 2020, 10:52:05 PM »

Looks good, Chuck. Are those a couple bits of grasshoppers in the radiator fins?

Good eye Bill.  Not sure what they are but there dead for sure. 

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« Reply #488 on: February 29, 2020, 11:03:12 PM »

I guess it looks alright.... -- Russ
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« Reply #489 on: February 29, 2020, 11:19:16 PM »

Wow!
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« Reply #490 on: March 01, 2020, 06:24:13 AM »

Plu a bigger WOW !!!!
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« Reply #491 on: March 01, 2020, 09:36:30 AM »

This is absolutely amazing.
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« Reply #492 on: March 01, 2020, 12:06:23 PM »

More realistic as an original, my respect.
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« Reply #493 on: March 08, 2020, 08:08:26 AM »

Chuck,

mostly I don't know to say a word to what you show here. It's just amazing. Again I'm trying hard to find any flaw, but I fail. Maybe I'm completely wrong: the rust stains are from overboiling water? So some 'fresh' ones with a rather matte appearance might add to it. At the moment to me it looks a bit to oily.

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« Reply #494 on: April 17, 2020, 08:08:10 PM »

I hope everyone is successfully dealing with everything.

Thanks all! Yes, Bill, but don’t tell the PETI folks, I don’t want to get in trouble. I’m still working on the rust Volker, it’s a bit tricky.

I have managed to add some more items; fuel caps and fuel line, clutch pedal and the front choke and hand crank. Almost time to start the front axle and wheels. I may be slow, but at least I’m not fast.








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