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Slot-It 962 Proxy Car

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Hi Folks, Too much time spent at home these days for my liking.........I can only cut the grass so often , and my golf club is closed, so, spending a lot of time on slot projects, which is not all bad . :)

 

I have entered a Slot-it Porsche proxy (only the body has to be a Slot-it Porsche 956/962), so while I have still to figure out what to do about a chassis, I have painted the body........which I always find the most nerve wracking part.

 

Stay Safe

Chris Walker

 

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Detail is amazing, Chris.... love the exhausts - now, that is modeling - but, you turn out some amazing models...

 

Painting - can be stressful, I find applying decals more so than the actual laying down of paint...

 

Our golf clubs, fishing activities and some other recreational alternatives will be allowable as of midnight tonight.... I am expecting a huge shock to see how well the golf course has been during "recovery"...

 

frats,

Rosco

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Lovely work, I only lack two things to emulate this, skill and patience... I'd argue time, but people would see right through me at present.

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Nice - I'm still pondering which way to go for a chassis for that proxy, too......

 

There's a lot of options to consider...

 

Either way, I'm sure it'll get hosed.......

 

Chris, I have marveled at your soldering skills for a while now - I believe you're using a torch rather than an iron? How do you get the joints so neat? Your presentations are exemplary..

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Lovely job, I've had one of these sitting on the shelf for a while now.

 

Might have to pull my finger out and make a start on it.

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Nice - I'm still pondering which way to go for a chassis for that proxy, too......

 

There's a lot of options to consider...

 

Either way, I'm sure it'll get hosed.......

 

Chris, I have marveled at your soldering skills for a while now - I believe you're using a torch rather than an iron? How do you get the joints so neat? Your presentations are exemplary..

 

 

Hello Tony, I use an iron (60 Watt Hakko) for all my 1/32 chassis builds...........the wire/brass I use for these is relatively thin, so there is no need whatsoever to use a torch. For that matter, virtually all my 1/24 stuff is built with the same iron, and I only really use a torch on really heavy duty brass plate, which I sometimes use for 1/24 Vintage frames.

 

No soldering secrets.................just stick to the following

 

1/ Try to make all the parts to be joined fit as closely as possible

2/ Clean, Clean, and Clean one more time.

3/ Use a minimum of a 45 Watt iron, with a 1/4" chisel tip

4/ Use liquid acid flux for all chassis construction.....must be cleaned up after.

5/Use less solder than you think is necessary, and take your time with each join.....acid flux and patience will turn the solder to water, and it will flow evenly.

6/ Practice never hurts !!

 

Stay Safe

Chris Walker

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