sexta-feira, 31 de março de 2017

carruagem da mala-posta

Some progress has been made in the construction of the luggage carriage, I am very close to completing the rear hatchback, the panels are already finished, the rear seat has been completed, this has been the most time consuming and laborious work, because this seat is Articulated to allow the entry and exit of passengers, it is articulated in 3 parts in the base that supports the seats and in two parts the seat itself, here are some photos to better understand this work, I hope you like to see.

As you can see the front compartment is finished and ready to take the cover, only the 2 strips hanging on the seat backs are missing.

 The various phases of the construction of the panels and seats of the rear compartment.

 The various phases of the construction of the rear seat, this seat is articulated in 3 parts, to allow the entry and exit of passengers.

 Exterior view of the seat under construction.

sexta-feira, 17 de março de 2017

carruagem da mala-posta Nº 7

Given that many people have asked me to show here, more in promenor how do I do the padding of interior panels and seats, I want to say that this is a relatively simple and easy work to do, however, there are some points It is necessary to take into consideration, first point is to make the molds in paperboard, with the exact dimensions and drilling of the number of the materials are, 1mm plywood sponge 2mm, the skin is natural and thick, Thin, 1mm, the lines to crease the diamonds should be the hardest, polyester, to make the French knots is used crochet, the glue used is the fabric, gutermann brand, it is important to note that the skin only Is glued behind, and the drilling of the plywood, it is necessary to take into account that the thinner line 4 times through the hole and the crochet line to make the French knot 3 times, so the width of the hole must take into account these If the needle gets too tight, the knot will move to the other side, I use a 1.25mm drill bit.
I hope with this clarification to have answered, to the doubts and questions that have been put to me about this construction of the padding, the seats are made in the same principles also.
 Materials used in the construction of the panels.

First the carton blank from which the panel and upholstery are made.

 The sponge is cut to the lozenges, to give the deep relief effect.
 The panel is finished.
 The back of the panel, to see how the stitching is performed

 Some details of the interior of the carriage under test

 Details of the almost complete set of the front compartment of the carriage.
 The wheels have also been painted, as well as the cubes and strips painted on the rim

Here an interior view taken from the front door on the left.

domingo, 5 de março de 2017

As I mentioned in the previous article, I was going to begin the construction of the interior of the carriage, so I started with the back of the front seat, to test the various phases of the construction with the materials used, I also gave some more advances in the part of the pavement, Where the driver lays his feet, although this part will also only be completed after the cover is completed, taking advantage of the good days, I also gave a layer of paint on the panels to test the ideal color tone, plus some photos for better appreciation.

 This is the method I use for the seat backrests. A 1 mm sponge strip is glued to the buds to give the desired effect.
 Back already lined with genuine fur, ready to start making the French knots.
 Beginning of the construction of the French nodes

 Front seatrest already completed, and in place for adjustments.

 This is the material used to line the seats, the base of the seat is made of alder wood, the most suitable for this purpose, sponge 1 mm thick for the buds, rope, black to sew the skin and incarnate to the knots French.
 As you can see I took advantage of some good days to test the ideal paint color of the side panels, front and back, the black color as already tested, will be applied there for more final.

 Construction of the subway, where the driver puts his feet, this part is only completed after the cover placed.