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« Reply #315 on: July 09, 2018, 04:12:21 PM »

Chuck-- I'm with Ray about reaching the pinnacle of realism... though maybe we should say "nearing" so there can be the possibility of an encore. This is WAY more than a model, and there is a great deal of satisfaction in just seeing such outstanding work. Your hand was a great background, as it implies so much more than simply being a scale reference. (I have always wanted to make a really large quarter to place in model photos.)

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« Reply #316 on: July 15, 2018, 07:34:55 AM »

Chuck,

I'm still in awe of your incredible modeling skills and even more: your eye for detail, wear and traces/stains of time and use. I didn't dare to ask: May this work of art have a glimmer of politicallyness? The yellow cover once more vaguely reminds me of a statesman's headdress or something. Howsoever: Great work.

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« Reply #317 on: July 15, 2018, 12:55:27 PM »

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« Reply #318 on: July 17, 2018, 09:08:37 AM »

Has the next part of this beautiful creation started yet??  Well Chuck!!

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« Reply #319 on: July 23, 2018, 09:12:56 PM »

Thanks again Guys! No, Volker no politics in my hobby. Here are the final pictures. Next up is the Fordson tractor make-over.










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« Reply #320 on: July 23, 2018, 09:20:34 PM »



Here are all the individual 3d printed parts used in the hoist. The bulk of the parts were made from plastic. The orange items were cast in brass from 3d printed masters for strength. All were modeled by me in Solidworks, based on my research of the prototype.

Some sub assemblies could have been consolidated, but I made individual parts to facilitate sanding the print lines, and also for painting and assembly.

The only sub-assembly painted as an assembled unit was the frame (only 6 redos). All other parts were painted separately and then assembled. I knew I would screw up some of the painting, and this way I only had to strip and redo a single item instead of an entire assembly. This decision paid off! Over and over.



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« Reply #321 on: July 24, 2018, 02:21:55 AM »

congratulations Chuck outstanding
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« Reply #322 on: July 24, 2018, 11:38:52 AM »

Just amazing how much work you did on this winch!!

Can't wait for the Fordson to begin.

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« Reply #323 on: July 24, 2018, 01:15:03 PM »

Chuck, that component may represent the most perfect modeling you've done so far. I scrutinized your enginehouse diorama at the 1987 national NG convention in Pasadena and have studied every model you've built since. I feel qualified to pronounce the hoist an adequate subassembly. -- Russ
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« Reply #324 on: July 24, 2018, 02:43:56 PM »

And I agree with all !!
Any one know how one can be a Monk so that ones eyes and body does not come in contact with such things in life !!!
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« Reply #325 on: July 24, 2018, 07:05:47 PM »

I agree with Russ - most adequate!
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« Reply #326 on: July 30, 2018, 12:22:11 PM »

That is something to behold. Nice nice work Chuck.
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« Reply #327 on: August 29, 2018, 10:01:00 PM »

Thanks again for the nice words! Thanks Russ, adequate is just enough without being too much. The best thing is trying new techniques. This is the biggest 3D printed model I have attempted, and I enjoyed modeling it twice, once on the computer and then in Real D. Using oil paints for the first time as well as discovering the unexpected Prismacolor “paint” added to the fun.
 
It has been over ten years(!) since my last Fordson, so I am also trying new things on this next one. Instead of re-working some of the marginal Danbury parts, I am going to try printing them. They will definitely have better detail than I achieved last time. So far, I am just going to do the parts above the engine and still use the die-cast body parts. Those parts are more difficult to 3D model, but I might look into having them scanned after I get the assembly re-done.

Here are the beginning computer models:


Dashboard

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Gas tank with correctly shaped ribs
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« Reply #328 on: August 29, 2018, 11:38:29 PM »

Awesome!

I just got back from my annual Nevada trip last week. While I was there, I came across the remains of a Fordson in the ruins of a mine structure. It looked like it had been used to power a compressor. I wish I could have gotten photos of it but it was late at night, and there was too much debris to get close.

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« Reply #329 on: August 30, 2018, 12:17:20 PM »

Chuck, how did you arrive at the dimensions for those parts? Presumably they must fit the Danbury tractor. Did you spend a lot of time with a ruler and a real Fordson or did you "imagineer" the dimensions from photos and common sense? Either way I expect the results to be most satisfactory. -- Russ
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