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Making Wooden Model Plans #2: Using the plans to figure out the frame.

01-15-2018 09:00 PM by htl | 10 comments »

Now to use the the plans we printed out.First I print out the top pictures both front and back as again the printer is not wide enough to do it all at once.Then we have to figure out what in the picture is not needed to find our base or frame.The fenders and bumpers can all be cut away. Now how thick are the sides going to be? 1/4-3/8It would be nice to go thin but if you want a good glue joint and you want to do much shaping [rounding of the edges] it needs to be thicker.I’m going w...

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Making Wooden Model Plans #1: Showing how I plan out a scratch built model

01-15-2018 07:00 PM by htl | 15 comments »

Planing a scratch build model car. After building Dutchy’s VW Bus [truck] I got it in my head to build the VW Thing which has all square side panels so should be a great first model build for those wanting to try wooden model building with limited tools..Having already build a Toys and Joys project or other models will be a plus as you will already have an understanding of how plans printed in full size can be used to build a model. I know there are artists that can draw their ow...

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Blog Post Index #1: Just trying to make it easier for someone to find the high points of my blog.

01-02-2018 07:45 PM by htl | 16 comments »

Wondered how hard it would be to make a Blog index for helping find things and bundling somethings together for quick reference.I know there’s a search tool but have you ever really tried finding much with it.I just hit 200 blog entries and lets say you wanted to see how I make a tire well the index has grouped the high points of these and other posts. So try it out and give me some hints how I can make it better.By putting it here I can up date it as time goes by and add more links....

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Toy Construction #28: Wheels at last finito!!!

03-16-2016 10:28 PM by htl | 12 comments »

Finally I will quit adding to these wheels I THINK. The black wheel at the top is made from all the left over and buggered up parts.It’s been a great test bed for adding the next part as I feel my way though this.I have stained it dark to see what that looks like then sanded off the side for the white wall look, so check them out and tell me which way you like. Here’s the way I started out would have had a dark rim and then some bolts but then I went the other way and never ...

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