Toys & Models #5: School Bus Part 5

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Blog entry by sras posted 07-14-2020 03:08 PM 472 reads 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Took a day off from the build. Then started back at it!

Started to drill locations for the lights. Found out I had spaced them too close.

Patched the hole and drilled the rest.

I wasn’t thinking about grain direction when I cut the end caps for the roof. I had more than one split apart while drilling. Glued and held together with tape.

Glued on a filler piece that wasn’t going to be added until later. Added some strength but will require some fitting later…

Cut the seats

Couldn’t resist a test set up of the seat layout

Set up some reference pieces to align the fenders. These position the front of the fender at the correct height, parallel to the front, and set back from the front.

Glued and clamped the fenders.

Then removed the reference pieces.

The back of the front fenders drop along the sides of the floor. The floor needs to be trimmed to get a good fit here. The top floor is being filed to final size. The bottom one is marked for the cuts.

The front wall is used to make sure the hood assembly is in the correct position

Then it was time to start adding color! I use Transtint Dyes

The lights were glued in

And the first side was glued on

That takes care of Days 9 & 10. 43 hours into the build.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#1 posted 07-14-2020 03:29 PM

Being a school bus,

you’d better put some graffiti on the seats…

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#2 posted 07-14-2020 03:35 PM

Nice colors! Especially for the kids. I assume they will go there.


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#3 posted 07-14-2020 03:36 PM

LBD – Hmmm, I’ll have to give it some thought! I could also stick some chewing gum on the seat bottoms.

Dutchy – I originally planned on this Birthday gift before realizing that he may not be able to actually go to the school building or ride a bus to get there.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#4 posted 07-14-2020 03:40 PM

Starting to look like a school bus, now!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 07-14-2020 03:41 PM

Thanks Lew – It’s starting to get there!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#6 posted 07-14-2020 03:51 PM

wonderful job on the hood and fenders as this is hard to make look good a lot of tricky angles :<))
also loving the colors

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

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#7 posted 07-14-2020 04:17 PM

Thanks Tony, it took me a while to figure out how to keep parts from slipping around while the glue sets.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#8 posted 07-14-2020 10:11 PM

Great progress and good recovery on the lights

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

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#9 posted 07-14-2020 11:29 PM

Thanks crowie!

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