1/8th scale wooden D8, more photos

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Blog entry by hookfoot posted 05-03-2018 11:49 PM 1668 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These photos are cab details. My wife paints the detail from my photos.

The seat is one unit in the cab. The shelf behind the seat is a unit, the right and left side instermental units are seperate units They are mounted with screw from the bottom of the cab(cab floor). The ripper control is made from copper. Do not remember exactelly how. The right joy stick is wood, mounted with a screw from bottom. The steering pedals are made from #12 copper wire, and mounted with a #2 screw. The feet rests on the floor are #12 copper wire mounted with # 2 screws. These copper pieces are made by eye. I swedge the ends(flatten) then do what ever bending I think I needed. I think I found the problem from yesterdays attempt. My old camera photos are not as many MB as my new camera. Old 1.2, 1.4 etc and the photos from the new camera are over 5.5MB Maby someone can tell me what I need to do to post the newer photos.

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#1 posted 05-04-2018 12:59 AM

So nicely done!!!
Thanks for sharing this!

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#2 posted 05-04-2018 06:50 AM

As said already: “So much detail”


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#3 posted 05-04-2018 11:59 AM

Incredible amount of detail… How many hours???

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#4 posted 05-04-2018 11:47 PM

Incredible amount of detail… How many hours???

- Edwin

I do not keep count. I tell everyone there is at least1500 hrs. Taking photos planning, thinking how to make the pieces, to make the cuts, a lot. If you have to keep count of the time, the best thing is do not do. If you feel yourself in a hurry, turn the lights out and close the shop door from the outside and go for long drive. When you are feeling pressed or in a hurry, that is when you do things that you do not want to do.

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#5 posted 05-05-2018 12:57 AM

And when you take your time things just come up and fall into place.
That’s why they say sleep on it!!!

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#6 posted 05-05-2018 01:45 AM

Wow to all three of you, your wife, you, and your incredibly detailed D8!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#7 posted 05-05-2018 06:22 PM

WOW! That is some really great excellent craftsmanship. Your wife is also very skilled at detail work. Sure hope there is a prominent place in your home to display this beauty.

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#8 posted 05-09-2018 10:05 PM

Amazing details – thank you for the extra photos sir!!

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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