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Post by VWMan on Sun 08 Feb 2015, 11:22 am

New Project I'm working on.  Going for a Rat T bucket look. Its all scrap sheet metal and welding rod that I've cut up, reshaped, and TIG welded together. For a sense of
scale, the rear slicks are about 2.5cm in diameter.













What I have so far, will post more photos when the project gets further along.
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Post by 70cudatj on Sun 08 Feb 2015, 5:45 pm

Whoa! Now you have my attention, I'm a metal worker by trade so I'll be watching this.
Great work so far, very nice work on the pleated seat and the body bucket bigthumbsup
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Post by blatdriver on Mon 09 Feb 2015, 12:07 pm

drooly Very cool work
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Post by allan on Mon 09 Feb 2015, 12:24 pm

wow
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Post by Antwon on Mon 09 Feb 2015, 8:54 pm

This thing is great........just my style too, I'm looking forward to seeing more of this one.
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Post by ozmodeler on Wed 11 Feb 2015, 6:59 pm

Very interesting, model building with steel. Being a rat rod the rust should turn out very realistic !! LOL. Looking good.
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Post by Jerry Ol'55 on Wed 11 Feb 2015, 7:25 pm

Love your work!... very out of the ordinary twothumbsup
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Post by aussie muscle on Thu 12 Feb 2015, 9:16 pm

some nice scratchbuilding there. have you considered filing the top of the doors to a curve, rather than leaving the top of the door that thick?
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Post by VWMan on Fri 13 Feb 2015, 12:05 pm

Got some time to work on the bucket today:

Rear axle and differential


Shaped the body into more of the classic rounded bucket shape.


Quick mock up


front axle and leaf spring ready for welding


All welded












Still need to tack on the tank, and fabricate the headlights, tail lights, and wind screen
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Post by Jerry Ol'55 on Sat 14 Feb 2015, 1:53 am

VWMan... your work is awesome mate! ...no question about
it. Truly craftsmanship there. We do have another resident
metal model craftsman, by the name of "Sprint347dave" a very talented
modeller who turns basic metal bits into Auto Art Form such as yourself.
I'm sure there are plenty of us "Plastic Surgeons" here on this forum, eager
to see what you "Metallurgist" modellers have to show. Keep 'em coming!
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Post by VWMan on Sat 14 Feb 2015, 11:45 am

Thanks for the kind words! Very nice to hear. I've seen Sprint347dave's work, very nice stuff he puts out.
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Post by 70cudatj on Sun 15 Feb 2015, 2:37 pm

Looking great VWMan !!!
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Post by VWMan on Tue 03 Mar 2015, 12:19 pm

Added a few more details to the Rat in the last few days, coming along nicely. Radius Rods, Moon tank, Headlights, and a wind screen.









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Post by Carps on Sun 08 Mar 2015, 10:14 pm

OUTSTANDING piece of art! bigthumbsup bigthumbsup
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Post by Jade043 on Mon 16 Mar 2015, 2:24 pm

Wow! Only just seen this man you've got some skills. Love what you've done.
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