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1937 C-65 Crawler @ 24th scale
turtle65
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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Posted: Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 05:44 PM UTC
Should also mention my sole 'extravagant' tool is my mini-drill .

Anywho - to show the basic process of creating curved boxes/laminating:

NB: this is a complete failure and now resides in the rubbish bin , the indentation was way too wide and deep. Reminds me - must rebuild a replacement .







Hope that helps answer any Q's on scratch building 101 .
turtle65
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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Posted: Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 01:43 PM UTC
Only me again,
Well, no use crying because my toast fell jammy side down, it's just a case of lick the jam off of the floor and carry on .
Or more precisely, lots of other pieces to work on while I sort the "problem area" .
Managed a bit of hack'n'slash today, even slopped some glue around :



Please feel free to point out any short-comings, scruffy areas or things that don't look right - always nice to see things from 'fresh eyes'.
Ta for having a nosey.
turtle65
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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Posted: Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 03:29 PM UTC
all,
well not brilliant news, but I've worked out why/how I've messed up in a number of areas . For some unexplainable reason I started the build using 24th scale diagrams/conversions then switched to my preferred 25th scale - hence areas not aligning as required .
Option 1 - bin it all and start afresh
Option 2 - select the 25th parts and bin the 24th parts and continue
Option 3 - walk away with my head in shame and crawl back into my hole in the ground.
Might just sleep on it for a few days
JClapp
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Massachusetts, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 05:20 PM UTC
dammit man, are we never going to get to see this thing finished?
Using two rules at once is a mistake only NASA engineers could make.
turtle65
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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Posted: Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 01:30 PM UTC
Jonathan,
NASA Engineers and idiots - I ain't no rocket scientist
Might just have to take up knitting or finger painting
thePoet
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Ohio, United States
Joined: May 23, 2015
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Posted: Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 07:34 AM UTC
I hope you decide to have another go at it. I only joined this forum after seeing your thread.
turtle65
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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Posted: Friday, May 29, 2015 - 04:01 PM UTC
Cheers Dennis,
Still undecided as to it's fate
However there are a few other 'projects' rolling around in my noggin that need to be converted to actual physical builds
However first I need a bit of time for the dent to my pride to heal over
turtle65
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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Posted: Saturday, June 13, 2015 - 08:31 AM UTC
all,
Well this project's fate has been decided - it now resides in the recycling bin . Had a slightly viscous clean-out, any stalled/half-started projects all meet with the same fate.
So now the bench is totally clear and hopefully my mind can now concentrate on a single project .
Still undecided on the next project but possibly:








Cat 924G, Gz or H - still deciding (even though they are the same vehicle with minor upgrades). Also still undecided on scale - 24th or 35th . Got heaps of info for the build:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/sets/72157647321278563

plus all the factory parts manuals etc, so once I've made the big D on scale I might start a build blog - maybe, maybe not
KoSprueOne
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Myanmar
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Posted: Saturday, June 13, 2015 - 08:53 PM UTC
I'll watch a Blog of this loader.




turtle65
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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Posted: Sunday, September 20, 2015 - 02:26 PM UTC
all,
Well this vehicle is really bugging me now (1937 C-65 Crawler), I think I've finally calmed down enough and had a rational debate with myself (yes, I am taking pills for this ) and the conclusion I've reached is that it deserves a second attempt .
So it's time to 'pop the cherry' on my clean new workbench and start again.
Might be a little while before any progress worth noting is accomplished but we'll see .

Note - the plans and dimensions have been triple checked and checked again by someone else, so this time I won't be falling into that trap again .
turtle65
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Posted: Sunday, September 20, 2015 - 06:18 PM UTC



2002hummer
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Monday, September 21, 2015 - 06:17 AM UTC
Glad to see you back. Will keep watching this build
turtle65
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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Posted: Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 10:14 AM UTC
Cheers Darrell,
Thankfully, this time it's going together a bit quicker and easier .
Proper updates to follow soon .......
JClapp
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Posted: Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 10:29 AM UTC
Excellent sir. please do carry on!