Willy’s jeep #4: In the details

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Blog entry by FrenchGoattoys posted 03-22-2019 03:12 AM 608 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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As usual, things need a bit of cleaning up, but here is where my experiments regarding details have taken me thus far.

Gas , clutch and brake.

From the back seat

From the passenger seat.

Canvas seat covers.

Well, there are some of my ideas for some of the small details and the introduction of other textures in my wood models.

-- KJ, Spokane, WA.: Don’t count the days; make the days count.

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#1 posted 03-22-2019 11:11 AM

KJ, your jeep is looking really good. I just love the seats and the canvas on the gear shifters. That’s thinking outside the box. How did you make the handles for the shifters? Can’t wait to see what’s next.

-- Jason, Camden, NC -- I didn't do it, Stupid Did!

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#2 posted 03-22-2019 11:47 AM

Your coming out with all kind of ideas, so it will be very interesting to see the out come.
Keep up the great work, I can tell your having a ball figuring things out.

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#3 posted 03-22-2019 01:43 PM

I like that you are coming up with so many interesting details. I’m sure this will be a big plus on your model.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 03-22-2019 01:49 PM

watching with excitement :<))))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#5 posted 03-22-2019 11:41 PM

How did you make the handles for the shifters?

Jason, after a few different versions, I finally settled on 16 gage olive green coated wire and 7mm black glass beads. Both of which I got from Hobby Lobby. I did try soaking a 1/8 dowel, the smallest I had, but I could not get the Bend I was after and it look over sized anyway.

-- KJ, Spokane, WA.: Don’t count the days; make the days count.

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