Post by Mastercaster on Sept 7, 2008 16:45:40 GMT -8
Here is a pic of the hood and wheels that I cast. I wish I would have tested the hood in the body of the kit before I made the molds! The hood is a bit too wide for the hood opening. They all have to be sanded down to fit after being made! There are wheel trim rings that need to be cast along with some other small parts.
Post by danschevelle on Sept 8, 2008 22:17:47 GMT -8
That's looking really good, Greg. I think you are being too critical of yourself, you put a lot more effort and thought into your castings than some of the people that do it for a living! You have engineered out the major flaws, a little sanding is no big deal. Nice work! Dan
Post by Mastercaster on Sept 12, 2008 14:57:41 GMT -8
Hey Dave, Yes it will pay off, just wait til you get the bill for doing those parts for you LOL ;D If anyone is serious about a Eleanor, PLEASE do not buy paint. I bought some automotive paint from The Painters Edge, a paint shop close to my house. It has the smallest metallic that is available to keep the paint in scale. The guy that mixed it was sharp enough to point that out. It would have looked like some freaky custom metal flake job instead!! I am giving out about two ounces of each. I have more parts to cast for this car. It comes with separate door handles, but they are quite frail. I am going to get some from a different source. I really need to figure out what to charge for my stuff. I am not a very good business man, I tend to give a lot of it away.
I wouldnt mind buying one of those bodies from ya with a hood no wheels or any other stuff kinda want to do a custom like suoer snake car or something to that effect. I undertsand what it takes and am willin to pay ya good greg for your time