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Photos and info on 1/8th scale model 5130 #5: Photos of house frame.

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Blog entry by hookfoot posted 11-10-2019 12:31 AM 413 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My models are assembled with screws as much as possible. I keep the pieces as simple as possible for painting purposes. I do not have a set number of coats of paint per piece, what ever number of coats it takes to get the look I want is the amount of coats That I apply. I sand every coat. I use Scotch Brite products prior to the final coat. A lot of work but worth it.
This is a shot off the beam construction. The top of the beam is 1in. by 1/8th plywood with a 1/4 groove in the center for line up. The main part of the beam is 1/4 in. baltic birch plywood. I used heat to bend the 1/8th plywood.
These parts are assembled with #2 wood screws.


The screws showing in the black ring are for the bolts that are used in real life. They are #8 by 3/8th in. pan head wood screws(32)

This is the pieces for the glue up of the pining point for the hydraulic lift cylinders.This is the frame for the right side compartments.


These are of the left side compartments frame.
The left side frame, painted and mounted. I will do the counter weight and compartments another time.
A close up of the pieces as the assembly progresses. Sometimes I need to take a break to get a real good look at what I am building. One last shot of the house frame. Enjoy.



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MrWolfe

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#1 posted 11-10-2019 01:20 AM

Gotta love the attention to detail!
Fantastic build and cool to see your process.
Thanks for sharing.
Jon

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#2 posted 11-10-2019 02:54 AM

Sure amazing details sir, so many pieces to make and the fit together.

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

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#3 posted 11-10-2019 03:57 PM

I am really enjoying this! Thanks for sharing it.

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#4 posted 11-11-2019 06:50 PM

Outstanding work and project!!!
Love seeing the details of how you come about making your beautiful over sized models.
I can’t remember what you said you did for measurements, do you have a 5130 close by so you can from time to time go back and check you measurements.

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#5 posted 11-12-2019 12:27 AM



Outstanding work and project!!!
Love seeing the details of how you come about making your beautiful over sized models.
I can t remember what you said you did for measurements, do you have a 5130 close by so you can from time to time go back and check you measurements.

- htl

When I made the 1/16th scale excavator there was one working 10 miles from my house. I knew some of the guys on the job. The told me when the machine was coming onto the job. I stopped and asked the Super. if it would be okay to get photos and measurements. He agreed and I told him that I would do my photos etc on his down time. I started looking for a shovel front at that time for that boom and bucket. It took me 18 years to find one that I could get to. It was in Wheeling, W. Va. I left home early one day and drove there(this was after I got permission to do so), got my photos and measurements then drove back home. That winter I built the booms,cylinders, bucket etc. Someday when I need a project I will build the shovel front for my 1/16th scale model. I am glad everyone is enjoying the blog. My enjoyment was building it. I still have to just set and look at it and wonder where I got all of the ideas. When I hit a spot that is not working, it does not bother me. I do something different for a while, another project or a different phase of the 5130. Long winded for today.

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