|William S||17/05/2017 11:02:37|
22 forum posts
Hi all, this is my first "real" post just to show my what I do really this is my collection of scratch built machine tools so far (i have started on the lathe not in this image). they are built to a scale of 1/10 and are exact copies of the machines in our workshop/my bedroom (the little metabo drill is in my bedroom/model making workshop)
my first real lathe project was Elmers wobbler engine, fun little engine that really taught me a lot.
This was may latest model i have made, a sthil 028 chainsaw, this was my first commission by an artist for a piece she wanted to do. I got the commission by helping out at my granddads lost wax casting business, when she saw my above machine tools and asked if i would make her the chainsaw. i had to make a stamp to punch the mesh type grille on the side(easy peasy with a milling machine and slitting saws) the full size chainsaw was on my desk in my room for about a month whilst i made the model, so you could say i'm a bit odd with a chainsaw and metabo pillar drill in my room but hey ho. Anyway i'm classed as a bit strange at school because my house doesn't have a single games console in it, got far better things to do than play computer games.
thanks for looking
|martin perman||17/05/2017 11:14:27|
1657 forum posts
Very good, wish I had your patience and skill.
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Very Nice William, what materials do you use to make the models? a picture without final paintwork can be as interesting to look at as the finished item.
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Most impressive. It took me a moment or three to twig that the tools are miniatures. Or are they? Am I actually admiring a giant penny that you made...
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Very awesome, and very small!
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Truly marvellous, thank you for showing us and welcome to our forum!
|William S||17/05/2017 12:13:24|
22 forum posts
Thank you all for the compliments
Yep they are miniatures! Don't have a large enough space to set up a white background for the full size articles or the facility to make a large penny!
All of the machine tool models are made up of:white plasticard (styrene) sheet in varying thicknesses, plasticard shapes (rods,tubes,etc.) brass rod and tube, aluminium, assorted wire, paxolin rod is used for the motors and a few bits of wood. They are all painted with Hammerite and/or Humbrol paint sprayed with an original 1980's Humbrol airbrush.
Here are the models without paint
|Jeff Dayman||17/05/2017 12:24:54|
|1622 forum posts|
Great models William, well done! JD
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Impressive William, you have a lot more patience than me. Well done.
|martin perman||17/05/2017 13:01:43|
1657 forum posts
|Even more impressed now you have said what they are made from.|
Edited By martin perman on 17/05/2017 13:02:20
|Neil Wyatt||17/05/2017 16:15:20|
16583 forum posts
Still at school William?
You'll go places with those skills!
(When I saw the first picture, I wondered why it had a basketball in it...)
If you want to write a short piece about your miniature workshop tools, with pictures, for MEW I'd be interested and I'm sure readers would be too.
(Editor of MEW)
|Mike E.||17/05/2017 18:10:50|
|192 forum posts|
Very nice miniature models William, Well done !
I don't have game consoles either, never have. If my Dad were still with us today, he would say....... Live a real life, not a virtual one.
|Raymond Anderson||17/05/2017 18:11:56|
723 forum posts
Very nice work, quite a few skill sets involved there, well done.
611 forum posts
Very nicely done William. You must have much better eyesight than me, I couldn't even see something that small to work on
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Thank you for posting these images and making your skills known to the world, The attention to detail is outstanding!
Please drop me an email (email@example.com) I would like to arrange getting some free tools over to you
Keep up the great model making!
|Tractor man||17/05/2017 20:52:18|
|426 forum posts|
Very good modelling skills. To use an existing machine as your pattern is so challenging, no drawings or instructions.
The materials chosen can be unforgiving too, metal is so much more robust.
|matt merchant||17/05/2017 20:56:35|
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seriously impressive skills there William
|George Clarihew||17/05/2017 22:14:55|
|80 forum posts|
Very impressive work and there was me thinking they all worked
Wish i could do that
3463 forum posts
Showed more skills in post 1 than I've shown in 8 years...
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