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Re: Pairings

Postby MatchboxFreak » Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:24 am

Wonderful customs Gene!
I applaud your technical abilities but also especially your creative vision on seeing the possibilities to convert two tired toys into two new, never before seen, customs.
Well done! and thank you for sharing.
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Re: Pairings

Postby zBret » Sun Jul 23, 2017 4:20 pm

Thanks Kurt. I find these so enjoyable to do, even if they do take a bit of time.
I never really know what I'm going to come up with next, I just look around at what I have, and try and see what goes together. When I do find a pair that I'd like to match up, I then go searching online and sure enough, seem to find a photo of the vehicle that I am wanting to make. :D

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Re: Pairings

Postby zBret » Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:26 pm

This pairing brings together a 21c Commer milk float and a 35a Marshal horsebox, to create a small motorhome, for some summer fun. A similar type vehicle actually existed back in the day. For a bit of play value, I hinged the back door so that it opens and closes.
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Re: Pairings

Postby ClOwY » Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:35 pm

I agree with Matchbox freak above excellent. How many hours roughly did it take?.
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Re: Pairings

Postby Malibu » Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:03 pm

zBret wrote:This pairing brings together a 21c Commer milk float and a 35a Marshal horsebox, to create a small motorhome, for some summer fun. A similar type vehicle actually existed back in the day. For a bit of play value, I hinged the back door so that it opens and closes.


What a beauty.
I like it very much.

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Re: Pairings

Postby GHOSTHUNTER » Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:40 pm

That is so neat and tidy, a great custom job.

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Re: Pairings

Postby motorman » Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:59 pm

Great work Gene, especially the rear door.
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Re: Pairings

Postby Tito » Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:39 am

Very imaginative. What did you use the cut the vehicle? What kind of filler did you use?

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Re: Pairings

Postby Idris » Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:50 am

Superb and very, very clever.
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Re: Pairings

Postby zBret » Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:43 pm

Thank you for the nice comments. It did come out quite well this pairing, I like it as well ;)

Gary- I don't keep track of how many actual hours i put into a project, if i did i probably wouldn't do it :lol:
This one took about 3 weeks to do, but that's not working on it everyday, just a bit here and there.
The cutting and fitting phase, goes fairly quickly. It t is he painting and finishing, that I get muddled down with, but hopefully I will get better with that, in time.

Tito- I do all the cutting and fitting by hand, using a mini hacksaw and a set of small files. I have a dremel type tool but I don't like to use it for the cutting and fitting as I prefer to do things by hand. I use J.B. Weld two part epoxy for joining the models together, as well as for the filler. It Works very well both as a glue and filler and files and sands quite well when dry, to a smooth metal type finish, It does take a bit of time to set up and dry though. There is a fast set type available, though I have never tried it. I just use the old tried and true original formula.

Here's a pic of the saw and files I use
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Overall length of the files are about 6.5 inches / 16 centimeters - handle included.

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