sexta-feira, 20 de abril de 2018


Once the doors have been finished and the lanterns painted, it is time to test and refine these pieces in the respective places where the carriage is to be fixed, since they are separate components of the body, they will be stored to fix at the end of the construction.
Many people will tell what the trunk has to do with the lanterns, and now the trunks were an integral part of these carriages, where the travel arrangements were transported as ropes to tie up the luggage, waxed for when it rained, and other materials and tools inherent in the long travel, in this particular case, of my model, it plays another function, it is it that turns on and off the lamps as you can see in the images, some more photos of this progress, I hope you enjoy the construction.

 The various phases of construction of the chest

it's important to say that all the hardware in the chest was built by me

 Detail of the doors, the window panes are in 1 mm glass, the interior lining of the doors is in natural white leather

 Lamps on and off

 Detail of the lanterns lit.

sábado, 14 de abril de 2018

malaposta 5

Today the construction of malaposta 5 lamps was finished, the bases and fixing arms were completed, only the painting is missing, black on the outside and white on the inside, only the reflector will be in polished metal, like the original, plus some photos of this work accomplished.

sexta-feira, 6 de abril de 2018

carruagem da malaposta 5

Construction of Malaposta nº 5 carriage lamps, they are built in brass of 0.30 mm thick, the glass is made from a square section bar of 20x20 mm acrylic glass, some photos of this work, still need to be done the foot and the arms, will be the next work to do, before painting.

sexta-feira, 16 de março de 2018

malaposta 5

Further progress in the construction of the malaposta transport n. ° 5, construction of rear axle attachments, springs, earrings, eyebolts and carousel angle calibration, 5 degrees.

 Mounting the spring beams on the shaft

Laser-cut steel sheets, to make spring bundles.

 spring beads binding earrings.

 Adjustment and calibration of the spring and rear axle assembly

Wheel triangle tuning, 5 degrees.

sábado, 17 de fevereiro de 2018

mala posta nº 5

Continuing the construction of the malaposta, I begin by showing how I make the two wooden molds for the construction of the side panels of the box, they are made of fiberglass, the doors are then trimmed well as the windows, these are made with glass of 1 mm and the frames in varnished mahogany wood, as in the original, plus some photos for better elucidation. I hope you enjoy seeing this progress.

 Formatting the wooden molds for the construction of fiberglass side panels

 clipping the doors and windows

How door windows are trimmed.

 windows already finished, interior and exterior, the glass is 1mm thick, the hoops are in varnished mahogany.