Engines,engines, engines

RonGlass

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Just getting csught up, Thanks for this Ken ! I want to add an engine (robbed from a Great Wall SWS kit) to my sdkfz 251 Uhu but first need to add in some engine compartment sides & firewall. Your thread here is right on time !
 

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Great stuff. We get to see Ken's secrets.
 

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I've got no secrets mate anything anyone wants to know about my modeling techniques they only have to ask.
 

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Hi all I'm thinking of expanding this to include bodywork, interiors or any and all aspects of my modelling techs, firstly would anyone be interested, secondly should I post it all here or set up separate sections for each subject.
 

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Just had a catch-up. Outstanding work Ken. Wouldn't then know where to start......

Will be following with interest hopefully a bit more frequently.

ATB

Andrew
 

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Hi all I'm thinking of expanding this to include bodywork, interiors or any and all aspects of my modelling techs, firstly would anyone be interested, secondly should I post it all here or set up separate sections for each subject.
I’d definitely be interested. Might be worth a subject for each section though, it would be easier to refer back to.
 

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Hi so heres another quickie (very messy one)

Take some AK real metal in this case steel put it on a cloth take some string and press it into the AK steel

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Fold the cloth over the string

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Put your fingers on the cloth over the string and pull the string through

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Lots of braided hoses, you can use different thicknesses for different sizes of hose or even double it put it in a dremel and spin it up to double the thickness.

Put some hearshrink on the ends and paint steel.
 

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9OK so this next one will be in 2 parts as its more than 10 pics long.

Doing an old oily engine .

So heres how it looks before

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First my favourite leaky engine product.

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So put it on joints or gasket areas (think about where a real engine would leak)(for anyone who doesn't know anything much about engines don't put it on fuel injection or electrical areas, fuel injectors do leak but not using this product)

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Whilst this is still wet my next favourite colour (I know you may be thinking is he nuts, but trust me)

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This is important keep engine in the orientation it will bevin the vehicle then load the brush with white spirit and flood the areas with the colours on them, you should end up with this.
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Another of my favourite products

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I have an old stiff brush I use for stuff like this.

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Dip in the powder.

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And flick over the engine by pulling your finger through the bristles.

You should end up with this

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Looks like some sort of pony motor to drive accessories:smiling2:. Beautiful finishes.
 
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