Joe's 1/22 Artesania Latina San Francisco Cable Car

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Nice work Joe. Such an iconic vehicle!
Tried to look one up on line to buy. Appears that Artesania have discontinued this kit.
There is another company OCCRE who make a SF cable car kit in 1/24th scale.
The closed passenger area is in the middle on their kit.
 

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The inner formers for the roof ends were shaped to create a slope for the strips that will later make up the roof ends. The strips either side of the roof edge were blended.
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The roof ends are made up of strips of wood that are attached to the structure and once dry at the ends and middle former, will be bent down to the roof ends. Then they will be sanded smooth to the shape of the roof, and filled with putty as required to create a smooth surface. Much like the cable car cabin walls were earlier. The same bunch of strips are used to build the clerestory roof cover later on.
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Many strips later
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It looks like a dog's breakfast at the moment. Once dry I'll bend the ends down, clamp them while they dry, and once that's complete, sand the new structure to shape.
Joe, I am buidling the same kit and have arrived at the Roof build section. Did you water-mist the 27 (or so) slats at either end in order to soften them for bending to conform to the desired shape? What was your complete process? OR was it just a matter of glue, clips, tape & rubber bands??? Thanks - your blog has given me the confidence to complete this challenging kit!!
 

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Joe, I am buidling the same kit and have arrived at the Roof build section. Did you water-mist the 27 (or so) slats at either end in order to soften them for bending to conform to the desired shape? What was your complete process? OR was it just a matter of glue, clips, tape & rubber bands??? Thanks - your blog has given me the confidence to complete this challenging kit!!
Nevermind Joe; I reread your post and it makes sense now.
 
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