domingo, 20 de maio de 2018

report on my modeling work.

Today I'm going to show a television story about my modeling work, since many years ago when I started building miniature boats, to this day in the construction of cars and carriages, surely my friends do not understand what I say in Portuguese, but you would like to see my work in the various areas of modeling, this was my last boat, a very interesting frigate made from the plans bought at the naval museum in Lisbon, and built on the 1/96 scale. a very interesting T.V. report, I hope you enjoy watching.

Following the construction of the trunk carriage, I will show you how to make the roof seats and also the first layer of primer on the body of the carriage, plus some photos to elucidate this work.

The various stages of construction of the seats

 Fine quality leather is used to give a more perfect and flexible finish.

Metal nail heads painted black are used to give the effect of buttons on the cushions

The first coat of primary paint before the final paint, which has 2 colors, black and yellow.

sexta-feira, 4 de maio de 2018

Railings, of the seats continued.

Since the 3 seats are different in size and configuration, it is necessary to make a mold for each one, after finishing the welding of the railings it is convenient to give a primer coat in order to protect the iron wire, in order not to oxidize, some advantages of this material used in this construction, for the first time, due to the lack of brass wire, is that it receives the paint better and is firmer in the moldings and curvatures, however requires harder wood molds, such as oak, also already built the chock of the wheel, as can be seen. in the following photos.

sábado, 28 de abril de 2018

Construction of seats and roof rails

Construction of roof rails and seats, this is a work that requires some practice with regard to welding with 2 mm galvanized wire, from which this work is performed, so that the lateral curvatures are symmetrical, it is necessary make wooden moldings to the right and left side, as well as the slope of the backrest that the seats have, about 5 degrees back and 3 for each side, the wire should be very well sanded and heated with torch in the bending zones , so that it becomes softer and facilitates bending, plus some photos of the execution of this work.

This little video shows how the lights turn on and off.

as you can see the wood of the molds is of oak for greater resistance to the folding of the wire that is 2 mm of thickness and is very hard

the finished driver's seat.

Test to make the rear seat rails.

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.