Post by Peter Seager-Thomas on Jan 25, 2018 2:51:23 GMT -5
Hi Brian. You are now on the list.
David, the panel lines are cut with a ground piece of hacksaw blade. The work is done with what passes for a surface block. For the horizontal lines, the model was held down on the block (level of course) with the ground blade blocked/shimmed to height, then the body moved across the blade along the required area. For vertical lines, the body is screwed on to my clamping plate (a piece of ally with a row of holes drilled in it) which is in turn clamped to an angle plate and the lines marked in the same way. I'll post pictures next time I do some.
Post by Peter Seager-Thomas on Mar 22, 2018 11:54:51 GMT -5
More parts are now with me in the form of 0.005” photo etchings. The most important items are the 2-piece bonnet straps, another ‘experimental’ item. They seem to be fine, but I cannot tell until I actually try fitting a pair to a car. Could this be something to pad out the next sheet of photo-etching perhaps?
Also for the R type are what I can best describe as grill closing flanges? The grille was hinged to provide supercharger access, and said plate (together with a 0.010” wing nut) is part of the closing set-up.
The remaining spokes for the R type wheels are also now with me.
Napier Automotive have been busy with the body.
In due course I will be contacting those who have pre-ordered. This will be done in chronological order.