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Author Topic: 1909 Stanley Steamer - Slayer of the Undead!  (Read 803 times)
keithjones
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« on: May 01, 2017, 03:35:56 am »

My 1/16 scale Stanley Steamer was recently photographed by "Model Cars" magazine for a future article. 




 The vehicle is based on an Aurora  Stanley Steamer.  The rear seat was cut down & relocated.  Micromark rivet decals were applied to the body and it was painted with burnished copper spray paint.  Where possible, plastic parts were replaced with brass.  The handles for the dashboard are HO scale brake wheels, The gears on the wheels are Vectorcut items secured with brass hex nuts.  The sign was created in Word and printed on Testor’s white
decal paper.



Mahogany-stained basswood strips replaced the plastic in the rear of the vehicle.The tarps were made from heavy duty aluminum foil wrapped with tissue soaked in white glue and painted Tamiya khaki; buckles are from Replicas & Miniatures.   The front and rear spears are cocktail picks; the rear gate is from a 1/35th scale military structure. The radio and dynamo were scratchbuilt from model railroad parts, brass, watch parts, wire, and various model car parts.







 This was a major honor for me, as their were 1000+ model cars at the venue (NNL East, the largest model car contest in the US) and because car modelers tend to be conservative in what they build (think 1932 Ford/1960's muscle car/pickup truck).













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RJBowman
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« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2017, 04:41:16 am »

You went the extra mile with all the detail.
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Xbwalker
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« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2017, 05:28:33 am »

Awesome job. I want it!
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James Harrison
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« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2017, 09:07:34 am »

Great work. 

Awesome job. I want it!

Ditto!
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SeVeNeVeS
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« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2017, 09:39:32 am »

Fabulous looking model, that would look great on a mantlepiece.

And congrats for getting a feature in a magazine, well deserved.
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montrehomme 50
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« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2017, 06:07:19 pm »

That is beautiful, I am not in the least bit surprised that it was picked up on, outstanding work.
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spunk
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« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2017, 07:38:57 pm »

Good scale proportions, well done !!
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Drew P
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« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2017, 12:29:22 pm »

...WOW!!

Any detailed shots of that gun....no, I don't want to wait for the magazine, satisfaction now Tongue.

That's a great deal of effort represented there and I'm in envy of the payoff!

About a foot long?
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keithjones
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« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2017, 05:27:18 pm »


Any detailed shots of that gun....no, I don't want to wait for the magazine, satisfaction now Tongue.

That's a great deal of effort represented there and I'm in envy of the payoff!

About a foot long?


Glad you liked it!

I think I have some in progress shots of the gun at home.  There's a side view of the gun here:
http://www.dvsm.org/Newsletters/Delaware%20Valley%20Scale%20Modelers%20Newsletter-January2013.pdf

More details on the vehicle and gun can be found on page 5 here:
http://www.dvsm.org/Newsletters/Delaware%20Valley%20Scale%20Modelers%20Newsletter-February2013.pdf

It is approximately a foot in length.
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keithjones
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« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2017, 02:31:38 am »



Any detailed shots of that gun....no, I don't want to wait for the magazine, satisfaction now Tongue.



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Drew P
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« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2017, 04:19:07 am »

Ha, look at them tubes!
Those are huge! Must be 300Bs or the like, better for that large audible boom from the gun. Wink

Thanks! It's a really cool piece.
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Miranda.T
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« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2017, 07:09:21 pm »

Just one word - superb!

Yours,
Miranda.
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James Harrison
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« Reply #12 on: May 06, 2017, 11:28:48 am »

Right hand drive too.... planning on bringing it to Britain?  Wink
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« Reply #13 on: May 06, 2017, 08:48:30 pm »

Marvellous!
What more can I say?

*applause!*

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Banfili
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« Reply #14 on: May 07, 2017, 12:49:30 am »

Good work, Mr Jones! It looks like it could start up and take off on the job!
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keithjones
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« Reply #15 on: May 07, 2017, 01:53:33 am »

Right hand drive too.... planning on bringing it to Britain?  Wink

If only I could...  From what I can gather, in the early 1900's US auto makers were still sorting out where to put the steering wheel (or in some cases, tiller).  I've seen some where the steering mechanism is in the middle - solves all problems if you are exporting!
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James Harrison
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« Reply #16 on: May 07, 2017, 10:56:18 am »

Right hand drive too.... planning on bringing it to Britain?  Wink

If only I could...  From what I can gather, in the early 1900's US auto makers were still sorting out where to put the steering wheel (or in some cases, tiller).  I've seen some where the steering mechanism is in the middle - solves all problems if you are exporting!

I didn't know that!  I knew there were various attempts to sort out exactly where all the controls should go, but not the driving position.  Top Gear did a piece about it a few years ago, well worth watching if you have the time.  (Also, lots of Vicwardian mechanical precious to drool over). 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rglh6_iLcJA
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« Reply #17 on: May 07, 2017, 11:15:18 am »

A superb job, sir.
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« Reply #18 on: May 18, 2017, 08:47:52 pm »

Wow! Looking at your first post, I didn't realize that was a model. Great job!
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Corroded Alloy
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« Reply #19 on: May 21, 2017, 10:09:16 pm »

Awesome! The detail is amazing. I thought at first I was looking at a full size vehicle.
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